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 »

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

“...the controlled virtuosity of Swapan’s (Tabla) playing always implied that if he cared, nothing could stop him. What a display he put on...!" San Francisco Chronicle, USA Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri is a phenomenon in the arena of Indian Classical Music. Musicians honor him as one of... Continue reading »

Bob Clendenen
Production Manager
clenden@calarts.edu
661-253-7860 x7860
B400C

Bob Clendenen was born in 1961 in Atlanta, GA. He received his B.M. Cum Laude from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and an MFA in Music Composition from the California Institute of the Arts. Bob has worked with a wide variety of artists from grammy award winning jazz bassist Charlie Haden... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty
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