Faculty

Ryan Dragon
Jazz Trombone
rdragon@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Ryan Dragon is a trombonist and a fixture on the LA jazz and studio scenes and avant-garde community.  After spending a number of years performing on the east coast where he attended the Berklee school of music and performed with Cirque du Soleil, Ryan moved to Los Angeles where he quickly... Continue reading »

Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick
InstrumentalArts: Cello
dukekirk@calarts.edu
661.255.1050 x2027
B254

Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, a member of the CalArts faculty since 1987, currently holds the Larry Levine Chair in Contemporary Music. She has worked with composers including; Louis Andreissen, Earle Brown, Jason Robert Brown, John Cage, Elliott Carter, Morton Feldman, Brian Ferneyhough, Sofia... Continue reading »

Meltem Ege
Core Curriculum, Experimental Pop, VoiceArts
mege@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Meltem Ege is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, composer, and educator. Whether breathing new life into a standard or conducting one of her performance explorations through scene-based improvisation, Meltem enjoys taking a deep dive into the power of live performance. She has received... Continue reading »

Iris Carmina Escobar
VoiceArts
iescobar@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B322

Experimental vocalist Carmina Escobar is a creative performer, interpreter of contemporary music, improviser, sound and intermedia artist from Mexico City. Her work focuses primarily on sound, the voice, the body and their interrelations to physical, social and memory spaces. She has intensely... Continue reading »

Emily Evans
Co-Director, Experimental Pop Specialization
eevans@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B306

Stuart Evans
School of Music Faculty
sevans@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Stuart Evans co-founded The Green Door Studio in Glasgow, Scotland in 2006, and went on to engineer and produce records for artists such as Golden Teacher (Optimo Music / Warp Records / Rough Trade / Sounds of the Universe), LAPS (MIC / DFA Records), The Amazing Snakeheads (Domino Records) and... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty
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