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Barton Polot

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Rank:
Professor

Department:
  • Music (MUSIC)

  • Bachelor of Music (Music Education), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Master of Music (Music Education), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Music Education), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Barton Polot heads the music department at Schoolcraft College where he specializes in computer music, synthesis and music technology. He is a widely sought clinician and lecturer on technology applications for music instruction and music-making.

Polot is an accomplished pianist, composer and software author. Original music for jazz band and software titles have been published by G.I.A. Publications of Chicago and Tometics, Inc. of Buffalo. He is remembered for his nightly performances at Ann Arbor’s Gandy Dancer restaurant, 1972-87.

Polot began his teaching career in the Ann Arbor Public Schools (1974-80), where he founded Community High School’s highly successful jazz program. He subsequently served on the faculty of The University of Toledo (1987-92) and the University of Michigan (1992-2001).

Polot serves on the board of directors of the Michigan Philharmonic, the Michigan Jazz Festival and the Southeastern Michigan Jazz Association.