Meet the Faculty

Photo of N. Lincoln Hanks, DM

N. Lincoln Hanks, DM

Professor of Music
Coordinator of Music

Division: Fine Arts Division
Office: Music Building (MB) 245
Phone: (310) 506-7644

  • D.M., Composition, Indiana University School of Music, 2000
  • M.M., Composition, Indiana University School of Music, 1995
  • B.A., Applied Music - Piano, David Lipscomb University, 1991


  • Music Theory
  • Aural Skills
  • Introduction to Music Technology
  • Counterpoint
  • Music Composition
  • Music Fundamentals

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Fine Arts
  • College Music Society - Pacific Southwest Chapter, Vice President
  • Seaver Faculty Association President-Elect
  • The Ascending Voice, Co-Director

Academic Interests:

  • Composition
  • Early Music
  • New Concert Music
  • Scoring for Silent Film

Selected Works:

  • Monstre sacre (solo piano, 2011)
  • Hark My Soul (SATB choir, 2012)
  • Heal Us Emmanuel (SATB choir, 2015)
  • Overcrank (chamber orchestra, 2013)
  • Syncopations (orchestra, 2014)
  • Folksongs Dale (mezzo-soprano and piano, 2014)
  • Leonore (bass-baritone and piano, 2014)


  • Monstre sacre (solo piano) - performed by Paul Barnes 6/18/15, Konservatorium, Vienna, Austria.
  • Overcrank (chamber orchestra) - performed 4/12/14 by The Pickford Ensemble, Amphitheater, Pepperdine University.
  • Syncopations (orchestra) - performed 7/25/15 by The Tennessee Governor School of the Arts Orchestra, Middle Tennessee State University.
  • New Generations: The New Piano Etudes: The New Etudes of Philip Glass and Music of the Next Generation (Orange Mountain Music), Paul Barnes, piano - upcoming recording release, featuring Hanks' Monstre sacre.

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