Faculty

Anaís Arias-Aragon
Faculty, School of Music
aariasaragon@calarts.edu

Peruvian immigrant Anaís Azul Arias-Aragón (they/them) is a California-based singer-songwriter, composer, and teaching artist. Described as “stunningly honest and vulnerable,” their artistry engages with music as a tool for community building, cross-genre collaboration, and... Continue reading »

Audrey Babcock
Faculty, School of Music
VoiceArts
ababcock@calarts.edu

Audrey Babcock is an award-winning mezzo-soprano who has gained notoriety for her commanding, powerful performances as Carmen and her dark, hypnotic portrayals of Maddalena in Rigoletto. Equally at home in Musical Theatre and World Music, and producing, her original... Continue reading »

John Baffa
Technical Director, Performance Production, Music Technology: Interaction, Intelligence and Design (MTIID) Specialization
jbaffa@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2217
B400B

John Baffa has been in the professional audio business for more than 25 years; primarily as a recording engineer. John has held positions on both the faculty and staff at the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts since 2000. John is currently the Technical Director... Continue reading »

Mattie Barbier
InstrumentalArts: Trombone
mbarbier@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Mattie Barbier is an LA based musician and sonic researcher focused on experimental intonation, noise, and the physical processes of their instrument. Their playing has been described by the LA Times as being "of intense, brilliant, virtuosic growling that gave the striking impression that... Continue reading »

Kyle Bates
Faculty, School of Music
DMA Lecturer
kbates@calarts.edu

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
Nicholas England Chair in Music
Co-Director, VoiceArts Program
berkolds@calarts.edu
661-291-3036
B232

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
judithberkson@calarts.edu

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 »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty
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