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Music Department Staff

Graduate Programs Coordinator & Advisor

Weslynn has been working in the UCSC Music Department since 2019, previously as the Lead Student Assistant. In addition to earning her B.A. in Spanish Studies, Weslynn has a background in music playing both the bass and clarinet.

Recording Technician

Bill "Dawg" Coulter is a man of many talents, and many languages. He speaks Gaelic fluently, and leads haggis hunting trips in Scotland in his spare time (only during the hunting season of course).

Music Center Facilities Manager

Susan has worked on the UCSC campus since 1994.  She started working at the Music Deparment as a Department Assistant in 2005 and is currently the Music Center Facilities Manager since 2013.  Susan is a UCSC Alum, with a BA in Studio Art.

Department Administrative Assistant
Assistant Department Manager & Undergraduate Programs Coordinator

Cory started drumming at age 8 (although his parents would swear he was banging pots and pans years before that), and began playing professionally a few years after.

Staff Accompanist

Colin Hannon performs regularly in the Bay Area as a pianist and music director and is the music director for the United Methodist Church of Santa Cruz.  He also maintains a private teaching studio. 

Department Manager

Ricardo (he/him) has worked in arts administration at various institutions throughout the bay area, including as an Associate Registrar for the San Francisco Community Music Center, and most recently as both the Department Assistant and Graduate Advisor in the Music Department here at UC Santa Cr

Technical Director

Dave has an extensive history in the music business, with many great stories to tell, including introducing  Johnny Cash on stage, working out on the road with INXS, hangin' with Ice-T, and managing a nightclub for 7 years.

Senior Lead Staff Staff Accompanist

Luke has had a steady presence as a music director, composer, conductor, vocalist, pianist, and actor for numerous professional companies across Utah, Wisconsin, and California.

Electronic Music Studios Technician

Andy has a 25+ year history steeped in the rich music scene of Santa Cruz as the owner/sound engineer of Gadgetbox, a recording studio/video production house specializing in capturing music and the creative arts.