Justin Bardales
Faculty, School of Music
World Music Performance, Shared Curriculum

Justin Bardales is an LA-based composer, multi-instrumentalist & educator. Justin has traveled and spent time studying music in Ghana and India which form a foundation for his compositional approach and has studied composition with Bernardo Feldman and Ulrich Krieger. In addition to scoring... Continue reading »

Kyle Bates
Faculty, School of Music
DMA Lecturer

Kyle Bates is a West Coast based audiovisual artist, musician, and writer. He actively creates and performs in the project Drowse and has produced a range of releases for The Flenser, Whited Sepulchre Records, The Native Sound, Glowing Window Recordings, Apneic Void, and Television. His audio... Continue reading »

Paul Berkolds
Co-Director, VoiceArts Program
Bass Baritone

Paul Berkolds is a voice teacher and performer of diverse repertoires including classical, contemporary classical, musical theater, music-theater and folk music.  During his 30-plus year career, he has performed in the US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, England, Taiwan, the Baltic States... Continue reading »

Judith Berkson
Faculty, School of Music

Composer/Performer Judith Berkson uses voice along with digital and analog keyboards to create pieces that cross the boundaries of classical, electronic, and experimental music. She has collaborated with the Kronos Quartet, City Opera, Laurie Anderson and has premiered vocal works by Chaya... Continue reading »

Alison Bjorkedal
Faculty, School of Music
InstrumentalArts: Harp

Named "excellent player" and an "enterprising young harpist" by the Los Angeles Times, Alison Bjorkedal is a GRAMMY award-winning musician who joined the faculty of CalArts in 2016. She is a member of Southwest Chamber Music, Golden State Pops Orchestra and MUSE/IQUE... Continue reading »

Jacqueline Bobak
Co-Director, VoiceArts Program
Assistant Dean for Research and Communication

Jacqueline Bobak is a singer, composer, and educator committed to creating, interpreting, and teaching adventurous music made with and for the voice. She has performed extensively throughout the US, Mexico and Europe, conducted research in experimental music and art, collaborated with numerous... Continue reading »

Charles Burns
Faculty; School of Music
Shared Curriculum

Charles Burns is a saxophonist, composer, and educator.  He has been a regular feature on stages, in concert halls, at festivals, and in clubs throughout the world.  As an educator, he loves to empower his students and to help them find confidence and courage within themselves. He has... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty