Nicholas Deyoe
Interim Director, InstrumentalArts Programs
InstrumentalArts: Conducting, Composition,
ndeyoe@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B322

Nicholas Deyoe is a Los Angeles based composer, conductor, and guitarist, and is the Co–Founder and Artistic Director of the wasteLAnd concert series. His music has been called “intriguingly complex and excitedly lush” by the LA Times. Drawn to sounds that are inherently... Continue reading »

Ryan Dragon
Jazz Trombone
rdragon@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Ryan Dragon is a trombonist and a fixture on the LA jazz and studio scenes and avant-garde community.  After spending a number of years performing on the east coast where he attended the Berklee school of music and performed with Cirque du Soleil, Ryan moved to Los Angeles where he quickly... Continue reading »

Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick
InstrumentalArts: Cello
dukekirk@calarts.edu
661.255.1050 x2027
B254

Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, a member of the CalArts faculty since 1987, currently holds the Larry Levine Chair in Contemporary Music. She has worked with composers including; Louis Andreissen, Earle Brown, Jason Robert Brown, John Cage, Elliott Carter, Morton Feldman, Brian Ferneyhough, Sofia... Continue reading »

Alan Eder
Piano Technician
aeder@calarts.edu
661.255.1050 x2543
B313

In keeping with our commitment to provide the best possible facilities to CalArts students, the Herb Alpert School of Music has had a full-time, year-round piano technician since it opened its doors over forty years ago. For the last twenty-eight years, Alan Eder has cared for our many pianos. A... Continue reading »

Meltem Ege
Core Curriculum, Musical Arts / Experimental Pop, VoiceArts
mege@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Meltem Ege is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, composer, and educator. Whether breathing new life into a standard or conducting one of her performance explorations through scene-based improvisation, Meltem enjoys taking a deep dive into the power of live performance. She has received... Continue reading »

Iris Carmina Escobar
VoiceArts
iescobar@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B322

Experimental vocalist Carmina Escobar is a creative performer, interpreter of contemporary music, improviser, sound and intermedia artist from Mexico City. Her work focuses primarily on sound, the voice, the body and their interrelations to physical, social and memory spaces. She has intensely... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
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