Faculty

Alex Buck
DMA Lecturer, Performer-Composer
abuck@calarts.edu

Alex Buck is a composer, performer, and improviser from Sao Paulo (BR) who works in many distinct musical genres such as acousmatic music, contemporary jazz, Brazilian music, free improvisation and contemporary classical music.  His acousmatic compositions have been gaining attention... Continue reading »

Sekou Bunch
Faculty, School of Music
sbunch@calarts.edu

Sekou Bunch is an electric and double bass player. He is also a studio musician for film, touring and professional recordings, as well as a music educator. He has toured the world and recorded with many major artists such as; Michael Jackson, George Benson, Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, Wayne... Continue reading »

Charles Burns
Faculty; Core Curriculum
cburns@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

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 »

Edward Carroll
InstrumentalArts: Brass Coordinator, Trumpet
ecarroll@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2075
B255

A native of Chicago and graduate of Juilliard (BM, MM), Edward Carroll joined the faculty of CalArts as instructor of trumpet and coordinator of brass studies in 2001, following appointments as the International Chair of Brass Studies at London's Royal Academy of Music, Professor of trumpet... Continue reading »

Clay Chaplin
Technical Director, Computer Music/Experimental Media Studios: Composition and Experimental Sound Practices
clay@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B306

Clay Chaplin is a composer, improviser, video artist, and audio engineer from Los Angeles who explores the realms of audio-visual improvisation, sound synthesis, field recording, electronics, and computer processing for creative sonic expression. Clay has worked on many projects involving... Continue reading »

Swapan Chaudhuri
World Music Performance: North Indian Music, Tabla
swapan@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B236

Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri is a phenomenon in the arena of Indian Classical Music. Musicians honor him as one of the most respected Tabla players, worthy of highest regard all over the world. Today a two time Grammy nominee, it was Swapan’s beloved parents, through their own passion for... Continue reading »

Mary Ellen Childs
Faculty, School of Music
mchilds@calarts.edu

Mary Ellen Childs is a composer interested in all the senses: she is known for works that speak not only to the ears, but to the eyes, and even the nose. She writes for a variety of ensembles, including vocal ensembles, solo accordion, string quartets, and chamber groups of every ilk. Early in... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
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