Faculty

Cassiopeia Sturm
Faculty, Focus Rock
csturm@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Cassiopeia Sturm (b. 1992) is a composer and musician who builds absurd, speculative instruments. Her work explores how instrument design can not only convey unique creative use but also be a platform for social critique and self-exploration.  Many of her creations make use of... Continue reading »

David Sumner
Faculty, School of Music
dsumner@calarts.edu

Davy Sumner is a composer, improviser, installation artist, audio engineer, and educator based in Los Angeles. His creative works are spawned out of physics, biology, and sensory perception, often utilizing electromechanical sound devices, spatialized audio, vintage recording hardware,... Continue reading »

Miroslav Tadic
InstrumentalArts: Guitar
mtadic@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B226

Miroslav Tadic has been named by the editors of Guitar Player Magazine as one of the 30 most radical and individual guitarists in the world. In recent years, he has concentrated on developing an approach to improvisation which combines and juxtaposes musical material drawn from many diverse... Continue reading »

Emi Tamura
Core Curriculum
etamura@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Emi Tamura received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Piano Performance from San Francisco State University under the tutelage of Roger Woodward, and studied chamber music with the Alexander String Quartet. She studied solo and collaborative contemporary piano performance with Vicki... Continue reading »

Karen Tanaka
Composition and Experimental Sound Practices
ktanaka@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B322

Karen Tanaka is an exceptionally versatile composer and pianist. She has composed extensively for concert music, film scores and electronic media. “Her music is delicate and emotive, beautifully crafted, showing a refined ear for both detail and large organic shapes…”, The New... Continue reading »

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