Faculty

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 »

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 »

Samantha Perez
Faculty, School of Music
Experimental Pop
sperez@calarts.edu

Sami Perez is an engineer and producer at her own studio in Los Angeles, Wiggle World. She’s also worked at San Francisco studios Women’s Audio Mission (a non-profit that helps women and non gender conforming engineers break into the industry), Tiny Telephone (fully analog), and... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty
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