Music (323) 343-4060

William Wells Belan
Professor of Music; Director of Choral Studies; D.M.A., University of Oklahoma
Contact: (323) 343-4067
E-mail: wbelan@calstatela.edu

  • Choral music and conducting
  • Roger Wagner Center for Choral Studies
  • Choral music of Latin America

David Connors
Professor of Music; D.M.E., University of Cincinnati
Contact: (323) 343-4060
E-mail: david.connors@calstatela.edu

  • National K-8 basal music textbook series
  • Music education

Paul De Castro
Associate Professor of Music; B.A., M.A., Cal State L.A.; D.M.A., University of Texas, Austin
Contact: (323) 343-4079
E-mail: pdecast@calstatela.edu

  • Afro-Latin Music M.M. program
  • Afro-Latin music (salsa, Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban music)
  • Music of Latin America
  • Piano and suona performance

Fluent in: Spanish.


Deborah Holland
Associate Professor of Music; B.A., Rutgers University; M.M., Cal State L.A.
Contact: (323) 343-5446
E-mail: dhollan@calstatela.edu

  • Songs of the 1930s
  • Business music
  • Songwriting
  • Film scoring
  • History of popular music

John M. Kennedy
Professor of Music; Director, Pacific Contemporary Music Center; A.Mus.D., Music Composition, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Contact: (323) 343-4084
E-mail: jkenned@calstatela.edu

  • Music composition
  • 20th century music history/criticism
  • Interactic computer music performance