Faculty

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... Continue reading »

Jacqueline Bobak
Co-Director, VoiceArts Program
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 »

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 »

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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