Luke Storm
InstrumentalArts: Tuba

Luke Storm holds the position of Principal Tuba with the Santa Barbara Symphony and has performed with the Baltimore Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and the International Contemporary Ensemble, among others. He has recorded with Florence + the Machine and Kamasi Washington... Continue reading »

Volker Straebel
Dean, School of Music
Richard Seaver Distinguished Chair in Music

Volker Straebel is a musicologist, composer, and curator. He grew up in Berlin (West), Germany, and received his M.A. in musicology, philosophy, and library studies from the Technical University of Berlin. After a career in music journalism, Volker served as a curatorial advisor to the annual... Continue reading »

Sebastian Suarez-Solis
Faculty, School of Music
DMA Lecturer, Performer-Composer

Sebastian Suarez-Solis (b. 1999) is a sonic and visual artist whose works range from musical compositions to visual pieces, installations, performances, and happenings. A Caracas-born Venezuelan-American artist, their dialectic output is derived from the ablation of established performance... Continue reading »

Miroslav Tadic
InstrumentalArts: Guitar

Guitarist, composer, improviser and educator Miroslav Tadic completed his formal music training in the United States after studying in Italy and his native Yugoslavia.  He has performed and recorded on acoustic and electric guitars in a wide variety of settings and musical styles,... Continue reading »

Emi Tamura
Core Curriculum

Emi Tamura received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Piano Performance from San Francisco State University under the tutelage of Roger Woodward, and studied chamber music with the Alexander String Quartet. She studied solo and collaborative contemporary piano performance with Vicki... Continue reading »

Karen Tanaka
Composition and Experimental Sound Practices

Karen Tanaka is an exceptionally versatile composer and pianist. She has composed extensively for concert music, film scores and electronic media. “Her music is delicate and emotive, beautifully crafted, showing a refined ear for both detail and large organic shapes…”, The New... Continue reading »

John Tejada
Music Technology: Interaction, Intelligence and Design (MTIID)

John Tejada is a Vienna born, Los Angeles raised electronic composer. Tejada’s output of music began in 1994 and has never let up, including 4 albums for Kompakt, plus releases on Pokerflat, Cocoon, Plug Research, Seventh City, Playhouse, Defected, and his own label of 22 years Palette... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty