Alison Bjorkedal
InstrumentalArts: Harp

Named "excellent player" and an "enterprising young harpist" by the Los Angeles Times, Alison Bjorkedal is a GRAMMY award-winning musician who joined the faculty of CalArts in 2016. She is a member of Southwest Chamber Music, Golden State Pops Orchestra and MUSE/IQUE and performs with the... Continue reading »

Edward Carroll
Coordinator, Brass Program
InstrumentalArts: Trumpet
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A native of Chicago and graduate of Juilliard (BM, MM), Edward Carroll joined the faculty of CalArts as instructor of trumpet and coordinator of brass studies in 2001, following appointments as the International Chair of Brass Studies at London's Royal Academy of Music, Professor of trumpet at... Continue reading »

Clay Chaplin
Technical Director
Experimental Sound Practices and Composition

Clay Chaplin is a composer, improviser, video artist, and audio engineer from Los Angeles who explores the realms of audio-visual improvisation, sound synthesis, field recording, electronics, and computer processing for creative sonic expression. Clay has worked on many projects involving... Continue reading »

Swapan Chaudhuri
World Music Performance: North Indian Music, Tabla

“...the controlled virtuosity of Swapan’s (Tabla) playing always implied that if he cared, nothing could stop him. What a display he put on...!" San Francisco Chronicle, USA Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri is a phenomenon in the arena of Indian Classical Music. Musicians honor him as one of... Continue reading »

Roxane Chenault
Operations Manager

Roxane Chenault, Operations Manager in the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, has worked within the School of Music since 1996.  She studied business and marketing at Los Angeles Valley College.  She works closely with our deans, faculty, staff and students.  One should see... Continue reading »

Bob Clendenen
Production Manager
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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 »

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