Faculty

Kozue Matsumoto
Japanese Ensemble
kmatsumoto@calarts.edu
661 253 7816
B322

Born and raised in the Tohoku (東北) area in Japan and having lived in Tokyo as well, Kozue is now based in the Los Angeles area. She has played the koto since she was three years old under Ikuta-ryu (生田流) Miyagi-kai (宮城会) and holds a semi-master title (準師範). She has also played the shamisen and... Continue reading »

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 »

Weny Michelstein
Faculty, Indonesian Music and Dance
wmichelstein@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
A114

Michelstein was born in Jogyakarta, Java, Indonesia from several generations of renowned musicians and dancers. She began her training in Balinese dance as a young girl at the esteemed Warini Dance Academy (Denpasar, Bali). After moving to California, she continued her dance training under her... Continue reading »

Emilia Moscoso Borja
Faculty, School of Music
DMA Lecturer, Performer-Composer
emoscosoborja@calarts.edu

Ecuadorian multi-percussionist, composer, and teaching artist.  Strongly influenced by Latin American culture, she has played in numerous ensembles fusing traditional music from Latin America and world music with new music and jazz, including Atemporal (USA), the CalArts Salsa Band,... Continue reading »

Daniel Newman-Lessler
DMA Lecturer, Performer-Composer
danielnewmanlessler@alum.calarts.edu
661 253 7816
B322

Noted by the LA Times for his “luxuriant theatricality”, Daniel is a composer, pianist, installationist, conductor, singer, and educator.  Daniel is pursuing a DMA at California Institute of the Arts, where he directs the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble and studies composition with... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty
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