Faculty

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 »

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

Matt Barbier is a 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 »

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 »

Alison Bjorkedal
InstrumentalArts: Harp
abjorkedal@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

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 and performs with the... Continue reading »

Jacqueline Bobak
Co-Director, VoiceArts Program
VoiceArts: Mezzo-Soprano
jbobak@calarts.edu
661-222-2725
B227

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 »

* Faculty Emeritus
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