Faculty

Mary Ellen Childs
Faculty, School of Music
mchilds@calarts.edu

Mary Ellen Childs is a composer interested in all the senses: she is known for works that speak not only to the ears, but to the eyes, and even the nose. She writes for a variety of ensembles, including vocal ensembles, solo accordion, string quartets, and chamber groups of every ilk. Early in... Continue reading »

Bob Clendenen
Production Manager
clenden@calarts.edu
661-253-7860 x7860
B400C

Bob Clendenen was born in 1961 in Atlanta, GA. He received his B.M. Cum Laude from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and an MFA in Music Composition from the California Institute of the Arts. Bob has worked with a wide variety of artists from grammy award winning jazz bassist Charlie Haden... Continue reading »

Perry Cook
Faculty, School of Music
pcook@calarts.edu

Perry R. Cook is professor emeritus of CS (also Music) at Princeton University, where he founded the SoundLab, and co-founded the MacArthur Fellowship funded Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk). He received his PHD in EE from Stanford University, then served as Technical Director, then... Continue reading »

Joey De Leon
Jazz: Latin Percussion
jdeleon@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Joey De Leon, Jr. was born sometime in the 1960’s in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City but was primarily raised in the Bronx and North Bergen, New Jersey, the oldest of 2 children. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he was... Continue reading »

Jonathan (Jack) Dettling
Faculty, InstrumentalArts
InstrumentalArts: Piano and Collaborative Keyboard
jdettling@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2530
B223

Jack Dettling is a pianist, composer, and multimedia artist. He uses player pianos, traditional instruments, text, video, and a variety of electro-acoustic tools to create concert pieces, video works, and non-linear multimedia environments; he addresses the piano, music-making, tuning-systems,... Continue reading »

Nicholas Deyoe
Assistant Dean
Director, InstrumentalArts Programs
ndeyoe@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B211

Nicholas Deyoe is a Los Angeles based composer, conductor, and guitarist, and is the Co–Founder of the wasteLAnd ensemble and concert series. His music has been called “intriguingly complex and excitedly lush” by the LA Times. The New York Times wrote that Deyoe’s a... Continue reading »

Neelamjit Dhillon
Faculty, School of Music
ndhillon@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Dr. Neelamjit Dhillon is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Vancouver Canada, Neelamjit is skilled in both North Indian classical and American jazz music. His music is a reflection of his own multifaceted identity, spirituality, and... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty
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