Darek Oles
Jazz: Bass

Darek "Oles" Oleszkiewicz was born on February 20, 1963 in Wroclaw, Poland. At the age of five Darek began his music education at the State Music School in Wroclaw. Piano was his first instrument, but later he played guitar, electric bass and finally at eighteen years old, he switched to... Continue reading »

Michael Pisaro
Composition and Experimental Sound Practices
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Michael Pisaro was born in Buffalo in 1961. He is a composer and guitarist, and a member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble. He has composed over 80 works for a great variety of instrumental combinations, including several pieces for variable instrumentation. A particularly large category of... Continue reading »

Kathy Pisaro
Music History and Literature

Dr. Kathryn Pisaro is active as an oboist and a music historian.  A recipient of a B.M. in oboe performance from DePaul University and a performance certificate from California Institute of the Arts, she has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ray... Continue reading »

Erin Poulin
Budget Analyst/Accounting Specialist
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As the Budget Analyst/Accounting Specialist for The Herb Alpert School of Music and The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts, Erin Poulin is responsible for accounting functions and budget control for reporting purposes as they relate to the School of Music and School of Dance accounts... Continue reading »

Houman Pourmehdi
World Music Performance: Persian Music

Houman Pourmehdi is a master percussionist, well known for his diverse abilities as a musician, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, performing and recording in numerous ensembles and at a variety of venues. He was introduced to Persian music by his father, and received his first Tonbak at the... Continue reading »

Lauren Pratt
Music Producer
Career Development Advisor

Lauren Pratt is the Associate Producer for Music at REDCAT, and an in-house producer for many CalArts music events including the Wild Beast Concert Series. She coordinates the Music/Work program in the Herb Alpert School of Music, which provides individual advising for students and alumni, and... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
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