Graduate Students

Rah Hite

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)



Rah Hite is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, beatmaker, and turntablist from Delaware, US. Ranging from piano & saxophone to 808s & trap drums, his compositions feature a diverse fusion of hip hop and jazz influence. He is especially interested in the serendipitous uses of computer technology in subgenres often underrepresented in academia. Growing up in the age of the internet, they also seek to map the migration and evolution of music & dance styles since the rise of social media platforms.

Rah graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Music Composition in spring 2023. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Composition & Computer Technology at the University of Virginia. In addition to having released three projects under the alias “Rah V”, they’ve performed as a solo musician, in bands & ensembles of varying genres, and has DJ’ed events across the east coast.


UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176