Music Faculty

  • Lecturer in Music - Piano

    Maria Ezerova received her master’s and doctoral degrees in piano performance from the Moscow Conservatory (Russia) where her teachers were famous Russian pianists Stanislav Neuhaus, Lev Vlasenko, and Michail Pletnev. She received a second master’s degree in early music performance practice from...

  • Lecturer in Music – Clarinet

    Roman Fukshansky serves as principal clarinet with the Berkeley Symphony, Symphony Napa Valley, and as acting principal clarinet with the Modesto Symphony. He appears regularly as a guest musician with the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera, as well as...

  • Lecturer in Music - Theory

    Chris Pratorius Gómez is a composer and music educator based in Santa Cruz, California. He has written operas, a harp concerto, two orchestral works and many pieces for solo voice, choir, chamber ensembles and electronic media that have been performed in San Francisco,...

  • Lecturer - Flute

    Described by the New York Times as “an imaginative artist,” Chilean-born flutist, TEDxSpeaker, Viviana Guzmán (http://www.Viviana.org) has been featured on programs for CNN, PBS, NPR and NBC, seen on the cover of Latina Style...

  • Lecturer in Music – Big Band Director

    Charles Hamilton is best known nationally and internationally for leading the Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble for 28 years, after teaching ten years at the elementary and middle school level. With the Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble, he was a regular at Montreux Jazz Festival, Vienne,...

  • Assistant Professor of Music

    Nicol Hammond is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Musicology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She is an ethnomusicologist and popular music scholar specializing in South African popular, traditional, and choral music, and in feminist and queer studies. She is originally from...

  • Professor of Music

    Karlton E. Hester, Ph.D. (composer/flutist/saxophonist), began his career as a composer and recording artist in Los Angeles where he worked as a studio musician and music educator. He received his Ph.D. in composition from the City University of New York Graduate Center and is currently Director...

  • Lecturer in Music, Trombone
  • Lecturer in Music - bassoon
  • Professor of Music

    David Evan Jones is a composer/theorist with diverse publications in chamber music, chamber opera, computer music, and computer-assisted composition.  Some of his theoretical and compositional work focuses on structural relationships between...