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Faculty & Staff

Building Room MUS 127

Phone (323) 343-4060 | Fax (323) 343-4063 | [email protected]

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Until further notice, some office hours will be virtual due to limited campus repopulation. Please email [email protected] for assistance and/or to make an appointment prior to travelling to campus.


  • Dr. Michael Caldwell, Music Department Chair

Associate Chair

Music Faculty

Paul DeCastro (FERP) Professor of Music in Afro Latin Music, Jazz Studies
Office: MUS 12 Phone: (323) 343-4079 Email: [email protected]

James Ford Professor of Music in Trumpet, Jazz Studies
Office: MUS 70 Phone: (323) 343-4081 Email: [email protected]

Sara Graef Professor of Music in Composition and Theory
Office: MUS 235 Phone: (323) 343-4073 Email: [email protected]

Christopher Gravis Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities
Office: MUS 122 Phone: (323) 343-4068 Email: [email protected]

John M. Kennedy Professor of Music in Composition and Theory
Office: MUS 236 Phone: (323) 343-4084 Email: [email protected]

Patti Kilroy Assistant Professor of Music in Strings and Music Education
Office: MUS 132 Phone: (323) 343-4086 Email: [email protected]

Ross Levinson (FERP) Professor of Music in Commercial Music and Music Technology
Office: MUS 14 Phone: (323) 343-5448 Email: [email protected]

Emily Moss Professor of Music and Director of Bands/Director of Instrumental Music Education
Office: Music 132 Phone: (323)-343-4062 Email: [email protected]

João Pedro Marcondes Mourão Assistant Professor
Office: Music 128 Phone: (323)-343-4060 Email: [email protected]

Adam Snow Assistant Professor, Percussion
Office: Music 53 Phone: (323)-343-4060 Email: [email protected]

Beverly Stein Professor of Music in Music History
Office: MUS 130 Phone: (323) 343-4077 Email: [email protected]

Steve Wight (FERP) Professor of Music in Commercial Music and Recording Arts
Office: MUS 14 Phone: (323) 343-5447 Email: [email protected]

Music Faculty-Lecturers

Diane Alancraig, flute

Satik Andriassian, classical guitar

Marcia Armstead-Ivy, music education

David Askren, jazz guitar

John Ballinger, guitar and commercial music composition

Natalie Buickians, voice

Antonio Esteban Castro, music education

Uziel Colon, piano

Iris Cepeda, voice

Joshua Davis, bassoon

Zachary Deak, piano

Cynthia Reifler Flores, mariachi ensemble

Helen Goode-Castro, clarinet

Carla Hassett, voice

Linda-Rose Hembreiker, harp

Edgar Hernandez, afro-latin ensemble

Deborah Holland, music history

Marta Honer, viola

Randy Jones, euphonium and tuba

Jenny Kim, French horn

Greg McFall, electric bass

Dillon MacIntyre, trombone

Robert MacNeil, voice

Hitomi Oba, jazz saxophone

Harvey Pittel, saxophone

Michelle Elliott Rearick, cello

Ken Rosser, jazz guitar

Robert Sanders, trombone

Chloe Swindler, trumpet

Scott Worthington, double bass 

Teaching Associates

Sarah Martin

John Reid

Daniel Richardson