Faculty

Jack Van Zandt
Faculty, School of Music
jvanzandt@calarts.edu

Jack Van Zandt (b. 1954, Honolulu) is a Los Angeles and Ireland-based composer of music for concerts, public spaces, gallery installations, television, film, and advertising. He plays guitar, bass, alto saxophone, and electronic and computer instruments and keyboards. He studied composition at... Continue reading »

Jake Viator
Faculty, School of Music
Experimental Pop
jviator@calarts.edu

Jake Viator is a mixing/mastering engineer and sound designer based in Los Angeles, CA. He has worked for a variety of artists, labels and filmmakers including Tyler the Creator, Andre 3000, Anderson Paak, James Blake, Tim Hecker, The Daniels, Eric Andre and Knxwledge. In addition to his... Continue reading »

Wolfgang von Schweinitz
Composition and Experimental Sound Practices
wschweinitz@calarts.edu
661-253-7819
B301

Wolfgang von Schweinitz was born on February 7, 1953 in Hamburg, Germany. After initial compositional attempts since 1960, he studied composition in 1968-1976 with Esther Ballou at the American University in Washington, D.C., with Ernst Gernot Klussmann and György Ligeti at the State Music... Continue reading »

Djoko Walujo
World Music Performance: Indonesian Music and Dance
dwalujo@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2549
A114

Djoko Walujo studied music at the Indonesian Arts Institute and law at the University of Gajah Mada in Jogyakarta, Java. He has been a music professor at the Indonesian Arts Institute from 1975 until coming to CalArts as a Visiting Artist in 1992. He studied gamelan music from an early age with... Continue reading »

Robert Wannamaker
Associate Dean for Academic and Special Projects
Coordinator: Core Curriculum
rwannama@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2547
B322A

Robert Wannamaker, is a composer, improviser, instrument builder, music theorist, mathematician, and educator. Rob’s music reflects his interests in the physicality and perception of sound, sonic environments, extended performance techniques, tuning systems, noise, gradual processes, and... Continue reading »

Sam Wells
DMA Lecturer, Performer-Composer
swells@calarts.edu

Sam Wells is a trumpeter, composer, improvisor, and technologist based in Los Angeles. As an advocate for new and exciting music, he actively commissions and performs contemporary works. Sam has performed throughout North America and Europe, as well as in China. He is a recipient of a 2016... Continue reading »

I. Nyoman Wenten
World Music Performance: Indonesian Music and Dance
nwenten@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2549
A114

I Nyoman Wenten, a longtime faculty member of The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, is one of Bali's most accomplished and versatile dancers and musicians, and is celebrated as a teacher and performer. He is known not only for his work in traditional Indonesian music and dance, but... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty
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