Music Faculty

  • 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

    As a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholar, he spent a year studying and performing in Paris. Committed to arts education, Richard serves on the faculties of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Preparatory/Adult Extension department,  UC Santa Cruz, and the Community School of Music and...

  • 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...

  • Director of Voice and Opera Program
  • 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.

  • Associate Professor of Music
    James Tyler and Nina Treadwell, renaissance lutes
  • Lecturer in Music - Horn

    Susan Vollmer is principal horn of the Santa Cruz County Symphony and a member in the Napa Valley Symphony and the Sacramento Philharmonic. Since 1998 she has been principal horn in the San Francisco Opera Center, and an active freelance performer with such groups as The San Francisco Opera and...