Faculty

Andrew McIntosh
InstrumentalArts: Viola / Violin
andrewmcintosh@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B254

LA-based composer/violinist/violist/baroque violinist Andrew McIntosh has a unique and multifaceted career spanning solo, chamber, and early music engagements across the US and in Europe. His compositions have been described as “a shining example of the... Continue reading »

Christine Meinders
Music Faculty
cmeinders@calarts.edu

Christine Meinders is an emerging technologies designer who uses collaborative design approaches to create AI design tools and develop community-driven, social AI projects, from a cultural perspective. Continue reading »

Alkis Nicolaides
DMA Lecturer, Performer-Composer
anicolaides@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Alkis Nicolaides is a performer, composer and improviser from Nicosia, Cyprus. His work is influenced by an array of genres, Metal, Rock, Jazz, Contemporary Classical and Experimental Music. His music focuses on high-intensity improvisational environments with rhythmic considerations... Continue reading »

Paul Novros
Jazz: Saxophone
pnovros@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B322

Paul Novros has been active in all areas of jazz—performing, arranging, composing and teaching. He is currently completing a major text on jazz improvisation titled The Craft of Jazz Improvisation. Continue reading »

Phil O'Connor
InstrumentalArts: Clarinet
poconnor@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B322

Phil O'Connor, has enjoyed a successful career performing in a wide array of musical environments. As a recording musician, his work is heard throughout all forms of major media. He has an extensive and eclectic place among his peers involved in the recorded arts. Phil has performed more than... Continue reading »

Darek Oles
Jazz: Bass
doles@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B214

Darek "Oles" Oleszkiewicz was born on February 20, 1963 in Wroclaw, Poland. At the age of five Darek began his music education at the State Music School in Wroclaw. Piano was his first instrument, but later he played guitar, electric bass and finally at eighteen years old, he switched to... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
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