I Putu Danika Pryatna
Faculty, School of Music
World Music
ipryatna@calarts.edu

I Putu Danika Pryatna, S.Sn., M.Sn. was born in Sading Bali on March 5, 1995. Since childhood he has been familiar with the world of art, especially Balinese musical art. Being born in an artist's family made him pursue the Balinese musical arts, both in formal and non-formal... Continue reading »

Vicki Ray
Coordinator, Piano/Keyboard and Collaborative Keyboard Programs
InstrumentalArts: Piano and Collaborative Keyboard
vray@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2530
B223

Simon Reynolds
Faculty, School of Music
Experimental Pop
sreynolds@calarts.edu

Simon Reynolds is the author of eight books about music and popular culture, including Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-84, Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture, Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past, and most recently a study of... Continue reading »

Emmanuel "Def Sound" Ricketts
Faculty, School of Music
Experimental Pop
ericketts@calarts.edu

Def Sound is an Afro-Caribbean multi-hyphenate artist (parents from Belize & Panama) born and based in South Central LA. Def (mom given name Emmanuel Ricketts) is a non binary (pronouns they/them) Grammy Award considered contemporary hip-hop artist, producer, poet, and award winning... Continue reading »

David Roitstein
Director, Jazz Program Specialization
Jazz: Piano
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 »

David Rosenboom
Roy E. Disney Family Chair in Musical Composition
david@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B208

David Rosenboom (b. 1947) is a composer-performer, interdisciplinary artist, author and educator, known as a pioneer in American experimental music. Since the 1960s he has explored the spontaneous evolution of musical forms, languages for improvisation, new techniques in scoring for... Continue reading »

Daniel Rosenboom
Faculty, School of Music
Jazz Trumpet
danielrosenboom@calarts.edu

Dan Rosenboom (b. May 7, 1982) is an internationally recognized trumpet player, composer, and producer. He is known as a prolific member of the Los Angeles creative music scene, having released more than 25 albums of original music as a solo artist and bandleader and has supported over 60... Continue reading »

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