Faculty

Kathy Pisaro
Music History and Literature
kpisaro@alum.calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B322

Dr. Kathryn Pisaro is active as an oboist and a music historian.  A recipient of a B.M. in oboe performance from DePaul University and a performance certificate from California Institute of the Arts, she has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ray... Continue reading »

Houman Pourmehdi
World Music Performance: Persian Music
hpourmeh@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B322

Houman Pourmehdi is a master percussionist, well known for his diverse abilities as a musician, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, performing and recording in numerous ensembles and at a variety of venues. He was introduced to Persian music by his father, and received his first Tonbak at the... Continue reading »

Vicki Ray
Coordinator, Piano/Keyboard and Collaborative Keyboard Programs
InstrumentalArts: Piano and Collaborative Keyboard
vray@calarts.edu
661.255.1050 x2530
B223

Described as “phenomenal and fearless” Vicki Ray is one of the leading interpreters of contemporary piano music. A long-time champion of new music she has worked with some of the most prominent composers of our time, including figures as diverse as Gyorgy Ligeti, Pierre Boulez, Steve... Continue reading »

Sarah Reid
Lecturer
sreid@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B322

Canadian trumpet player Sarah Belle Reid is active in the fields of performance, intermedia arts, music technology, and improvisation. She has performed throughout the world with artists including Charlie Haden, Wadada Leo Smith, and Vinny Golia, and with ensembles such as the Liberation Music... Continue reading »

Sara Roberts
Faculty, Experimental Sound Practices, Composition, Integrated Media, History and Literature
Nicholas England Chair
sroberts@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B306

Sara Roberts received her master's degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1988. Her thesis project, the interactive video installation Early Programming has shown at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (1989) and the Long Beach Museum of Art (1990). She... Continue reading »

David Roitstein
Chair, Jazz Program
Jazz: Piano
roit@calarts.edu
661.255.1050 x2235
B240

Pianist and composer David Roitstein is the Jazz Program Director at California Institute of the Arts. He received his degrees from the University of Miami. As a young musician in the culturally diverse Florida city, Roitstein performed and recorded with a wide variety of artists, from Cuban... Continue reading »

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