Faculty

David Roitstein
Faculty, School of Music
Director, Jazz Program Specialization
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... Continue reading »

Rachel Rudich
Faculty, School of Music
InstrumentalArts: Flute
rrudich@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2199
B253

The New York Times has written "Miss Rudich plays very beautifully, producing a smooth, silken tone, phrasing with spirited elegance, and operating with a crucial sense of linear continuity that characterizes a polished artist." She has premiered works by Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter,... Continue reading »

Mone "Medusa" Smith
Faculty, School of Music
Musical Arts/Experimental Pop
661-253-7816
B322

THE LEGEND MEDUSA GANGSTA GODDESS /ATRIST/EDUCATOR/ACTRESS In one of the rooms in the hip-hop culture house engraved on the walls” Is a live account of the 1 Super Soul Sista, who has the blessing to be dubbed “the Angela Davis of hip-hop”. Starting off MCing as a 16-... Continue reading »

Luciana Souza
Faculty, School of Music
Jazz
lsouza@calarts.edu
661-253-7816

Grammy winner Luciana Souza is one of Jazz’s leading singers and interpreters. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Ms. Souza’s work transcends traditional boundaries around musical styles. 

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Chris Speed
Faculty, School of Music
cspeed@calarts.edu

Chris Speed is a tenor saxophonist, clarinetist and composer described as "a dazzling player of exquisite restraint, intelligence, and range” by the Chicago Reader. Born in Seattle in 1967 he studied at New England Conservatory in Boston (B.A. 1990) before moving to New York City... Continue reading »

Jonathan Stehney
Faculty, School of Music
Instrumental Arts, Bassoon
jstehney@calarts.edu
661-253-7816

JonathanStehneys' expertise ranges from performing Baroque music on period instruments to performing the most challenging contemporary and experimental music. He has traveled widely performing new works for bassoon and contrabassoon. Jonathan has worked with such notable composers as Sofia... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
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