Faculty

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 »

Houman Pourmehdi
World Music Performance: Persian Music, World Percussion
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 »

* Faculty Emeritus
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