Faculty

Vinny Golia
Performer-Composer
vgolia@calarts.edu
661.253.7816 x2611
B201

Vinny Golia is a composer who fuses the rich heritage of Jazz, contemporary classical and world music into his own unique compositions. As a bandleader, Golia has presented his music to concert audiences in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan and the United States in ensembles varying dramatically in... Continue reading »

Andrew Grueschow
World Music Performance: African Music & Dance and World Percussion
agruesch@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B200 and B248

Andrew Grueschow is an LA-based percussionist with an interest in music the world over. He has traveled to Ghana, West Africa several times, studying the music of the Ewe and the Dagombas, and recording traditional drumming for Zadonu Records. In addition to the Hands On'Semble, an award winning... Continue reading »

Eric Heep
Faculty, Music Technology
eheep@calarts.edu

Eric Heep is an artist living in Santa Fe, NM. His work includes incorporating existing technology in novel ways, coding, and experimental and procedural sound. Originally from Austin, TX, he received his BFA (2014) and MFA (2016) in Music Technology at California Institute of the Arts. He often... Continue reading »

Oscar Hidalgo
InstrumentalArts: Contrabass
ohidalgo@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B322

Oscar Hidalgo is a native of Los Angeles. He attended USC, where he studied with Peter Mercurio, Dennis Trembly, Fred Tinsley and Susan Ranney. After graduating from USC he studied in Vienna with Johannes Auersperg and in Siena with Franco Petracchi. While in Europe he performed with the Rossini... Continue reading »

Jordan Hochenbaum
Music Technology: Interaction, Intelligence and Design (MTIID)
jhochenbaum@calarts.edu
661.255.1050 x2311
B206

Jordan Natan Hochenbaum is an artist concerned with finding meaningful connections between music, art, and technology. Currently, his work involves designing novel interfaces for expressive user interaction and musical performance, multimodal sensor systems, and playing and composing in a wide... Continue reading »

Alphonso Johnson
Jazz: Electric Bass
ajohnson@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B322

Internationally acclaimed Bassist and Chapman Stick artist Alphonso Johnson has accumulated numerous performing, recording, teaching, producing, composing and publishing credits during his illustrious career. His touring and recording credits read like a “Who’s Who” of jazz and... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty
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