Vardan Ovsepian
Faculty, School of Music
Jazz Piano

Vardan Ovsepian is an Armenian-born pianist/composer whose studies include Yerevan State Conservatory, Estonian Music Academy, Helsinki Jazz Conservatory, and Berklee College of Music.  From the early years Vardan was fascinated by the blend of western classical music with jazz, and has... Continue reading »

Jeff Parker
Faculty, School of Music

Jeff Parker (b. Bridgeport, Connecticut USA, 4/4/67) is recognized as one of contemporary music’s most versatile and innovative electric guitarists and composers - creating works that exploit the contrary relationships between tradition and technology, improvisation and... Continue reading »

Jacob Penn
Faculty, School of Music
Music Technology

Jacob Penn is a musician, programmer, entrepreneur, and MTIID alumni. Most recently Jacob has been the founder and CEO of Minimal Audio, a music software company which has deep roots in the CalArts music technology program. Prior to this he worked at Output, where he created multiple pieces... Continue reading »

Samantha Perez
Faculty, School of Music
Experimental Pop

Sami Perez is an engineer and producer at her own studio in Los Angeles, Wiggle World. She’s also worked at San Francisco studios Women’s Audio Mission (a non-profit that helps women and non gender conforming engineers break into the industry), Tiny Telephone (fully analog), and... Continue reading »

Cathlene Pineda
Faculty, School of Music
Jazz: Piano
661 253 7816

Cathlene Pineda is a sought after pianist and composer in the Los Angeles area. In June 2020, , Orenda Records released Cathlene’s third album of original music, “Rainbow Baby,” hailed by critics as “beautifully articulated” (Jazz Times). It chronicles her... Continue reading »

Jonathan Pinson
Faculty, School of Music
661-253-7733 Ext 7733

Jonathan Pinson began his love affair with the drum set at the age of two when he was surrounded by the music of his mother’s choir. His formal music training began at the age of six with instruction on the piano. Shortly after, Jonathan transitioned to the drum set at the Colburn School... Continue reading »

Luisa Pinzon
Faculty, School of Music

Luisa Pinzon is a Colombian musician and sound engineer with a passion for creative coding and digital art. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Musical Studies with an emphasis in Sound Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (2017), where her undergraduate thesis,... Continue reading »

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