Music Faculty

  • Professor of Music, UC Santa Cruz
    (Emeritus Strauss Professor of Music, Dartmouth College)

    Larry Polansky (b. 1954) is a composer, theorist, teacher, writer, performer, programmer, editor and publisher.


  • Lecturer in Music - Jazz Ensembles

    Studies at Norwegian State Academy of Music and privately with Stephen Tromontozzi, Mel Graves, and Bob Manning. Concurrent affiliations: Santa Cruz New Music Works, Mendocino Music Festival, Monterey Symphony, California Parallele Ensemble, Monterey Jazz Festival. Performances with Toots...

  • Professor of the History of Conciousness
  • Assistant Professor of Music

    Russell C. Rodríguez received his Ph.D. from the department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and was named a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in 2007. Rodriguez has contributed chapters to various anthologies on Latina/o expressive culture and...

  • Lecturer in Music - Trumpet
  • Lecturer in Music - Cello
  • Lecturer in Music – Voice

    Soprano Emily Sinclair, DMA, joined the faculty at UCSC in 2014.  She teaches individual voice lessons and vocal repertoire.  Emily is an active performer and pedagogue in the Bay Area.  Her voice has been hailed as “sweet and strong” and “alluring” by the New York Times...

  • Lecturer in Music
    Musical Director, UCSC West Javanese Gamelan
  • Lecturer in Music

    Composition, Jewish music, computer and electronic music, Middle Eastern music, theory, algorithmic music and generative musical syntax, orchestration, ethnomusicology.

  • Professor of Music
    James Tyler and Nina Treadwell, renaissance lutes