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Beginning and Advanced Balinese Gamelan - Winter 2024 only
Francis is a traditional drummer and teacher from Accra, Ghana. He spent 18 years teaching at the University of Ghana and has performed and taught at universities around the US and Canada. Since 2017 he has been based in the SF Bay Area.
Ashwin Batish is a composer, sitar and tabla player, teacher of music, and a recording artist. Currently, Ashwin teaches four classes at various times during the year: MUSC 55 - Rhythms of North India, an intro to Tabla course (2 credits); MUSC 55A - Intermediate Rhythms of North India (2 credits
*on leave Winter 2024, returning Spring 2024*
Conductor Nathaniel Berman maintains a diverse range of activities as a performer and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area. A faculty member at UC Santa Cruz since 2007, he is conductor of the UCSC Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble, and has appeared as guest conductor of UCSC Orchestra.
Concurrent affiliations: California State University, Monterey Bay; saxophone clinician, Monterey Jazz Festival Education Program; director, Monterey County High School Honor Band; co-director, California High School All-Star Band; Monterey Jazz Festival Summer Camp, Ray Brown’s Great Big Band, D
Interests: Classical guitar repertoire, especially guitar ensemble and guitar with other instruments; traditional folk music and songs from the British Isles, especially from Ireland; the music of Turloch O’Carolan.
Mariachi Ensemble (Fall only)
Kira Dralle completed her PhD in Cultural Musicology at the University of California Santa Cruz in 2022.
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.
Italian-born guitarist and musicologist Giacomo Fiore has premiered more than two dozen new works for justly-tuned, electric, and classical guitars, and released eight recordings for Cold Blue, Pinna, Spectropol, Paper Garden Records, and his own label.
*instructor on approved leave of absence for the academic year 2023-2024.
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 Magazine, and in COSMOPOLITAN en E
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.
Yolande Harris is an artist and researcher exploring ideas of sonic consciousness. Her projects consider techniques of navigation, expanding perception beyond the range of human senses, the technological mediation of underwater environments and our relationship to other species.
Madison Heying is a Teaching Fellow and PhD candidate in Cultural Musicology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research focuses on electronic and experimental music.
Dr. Faith Lanam is a musicologist, performer, pedagogue, and continuing lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research focuses on the music and women of the Colegio de San Miguel de Belem, Mexico’s first female music conservatory.
When Roy Malan relinquished his position as concertmaster of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, his forty year first-chair tenure with the orchestra set a record for any major orchestra countrywide.
Christopher Mallett has performed and taught throughout North America and Asia. He has been featured as a soloist with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Symphony and the Hamden Symphony Orchestra. Christopher has done extensive outreach work with his guitar duo, Duo Noire.
Former affiliation: San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Concurrent affiliation: Sonoma State University.
Daniel L Munoz is a musician and lecturer in music. He was part of the first cohort of PhD students in UCSC’s cross-cultural musicology program. After completion, he has become an active musician in LA’s music scene.
Chris Pratorius Gómez is a composer and music educator based in Santa Cruz, California.
Dr. Richard Roper, trumpet, performs with many Northern California ensembles including Symphony Silicon Valley, Opera San Jose, Monterey Symphony, Oakland Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Mendocino Festival Orchestra, and more.
Endang Rukandi is an Indonesian musician specializing in West Javanese gamelan and degung.
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.
Hailed as a "Sorcerer of Bass" by Italian instrument designer Enrico Pasini (Pasini Basses), David has created an innovative approach towards channeling creative imagination through the six-string electric bass and five-string double bass. Having held down the bass chair for Dr.
Instructor of 12B Mexican Folklorico Music and Dance (2 units).
Susan Vollmer is principal horn of the Santa Cruz County Symphony and a member in the Napa Valley Symphony and the Sacramento Philharmonic.
Soprano Sheila Willey performs extensively in Santa Cruz and the Bay Area in styles ranging from chamber music and oratorio to musical theater.
William Winant will be available for lessons starting the first Wednesday of the Fall 2020 Quarter (Oct. 7tn, 2020). Please contact in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org
Praised by critics for her "admirable fluidity of line and limpid touch", Dr. Chia-Lin Yang is a multidimensional artist, appearing in concerts throughout the United States, Canada, and her native country, Taiwan, as a concert pianist and a chamber musician.
A native of Ashland, Oregon, oboist Gabe Young has been performing classical, jazz, klezmer and contemporary music for nearly all of his life.