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Music Department Staff

Graduate Program Coordinator & Graduate Advisor

Michael is the Graduate Program Coordinator and Graduate Advisor for the Music and Art Departments. He is also active as a conductor, vocalist, and pianist in the Monterey and San Francisco Bay Areas.

Recording Technician


Department Manager

Alice is an alumni of the UCSC Music program with a B.A. in Music, and emphasis in electronic music. Alice began working at UCSC after graduating in 2005. She was the Undergraduate Adviser and Department Assistant for the Music Department from 2007-2017 and now is the Music Department Manager.

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.

Undergraduate Advisor, Department Assistant

Cory is a near-lifelong musician - he began drumming at age 8, and 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. 

Electronics Technician, Lecturer - Electronic Music Studios
Staff Accompanist
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.

Piano Tuner and Technician


Lead Staff Accompanist