Faculty

Andrew Grueschow
Co-Director, World Music Performance Specialization
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... 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 »

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 »

Jeonghyeon Joo
DMA Lecturer, Performer-Composer
jjoo@calarts.edu

Jeonghyeon Joo is an award-winning haegeum performer, composer, improviser, and researcher who is an ardent advocate for new and experimental music. Joo draws a narrative through an exploration of a somatic, corporeal relationship between instrument and body. Also, her compositions frequently... Continue reading »

Marijke Jorritsma
Faculty
mjorritsma@calarts.edu

Marijke is a Senior User Experience Designer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. On-lab her projects include designing augmented reality tools for spacecraft engineering and Mars exploration, and designing processes and software to support spacecraft operations for the Europa Clipper mission;... Continue reading »

Eyvind Kang
Co-Director, Experimental Pop Specialization
Composition and Experimental Sound Practices, Performer-Composer, Experimental Pop
eyvindkang@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B317

Eyvind Kang is a composer, violist and conductor who has has released many acclaimed albums on labels such as Tzadik, Ipecac, Abduction and Ideologic Organ, as well as worked on hundreds of recordings as an instrumentalist and arranger.  His compositions have been played by the Iceland... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty
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