Clay Chaplin
Technical Director, Computer Music/Experimental Media Studios: Composition and Experimental Sound Practices
clay@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B306

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
swapan@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B236

Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri is a phenomenon in the arena of Indian Classical Music. Musicians honor him as one of the most respected Tabla players, worthy of highest regard all over the world. Today a two time Grammy nominee, it was Swapan’s beloved parents, through their own passion for... Continue reading »

Roxane Chenault
Operations Manager
roxane@calarts.edu
661-222-2778
B323D

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 »

Mary Ellen Childs
Faculty, School of Music
mchilds@calarts.edu

Mary Ellen Childs is a composer interested in all the senses: she is known for works that speak not only to the ears, but to the eyes, and even the nose. She writes for a variety of ensembles, including vocal ensembles, solo accordion, string quartets, and chamber groups of every ilk. Early in... Continue reading »

Bob Clendenen
Production Manager
clenden@calarts.edu
661-253-7860 x7860
B400C

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 »

Perry Cook
Faculty, School of Music
pcook@calarts.edu

Perry R. Cook is professor emeritus of CS (also Music) at Princeton University, where he founded the SoundLab, and co-founded the MacArthur Fellowship funded Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk). He received his PHD in EE from Stanford University, then served as Technical Director, then... Continue reading »

Joey De Leon
Jazz: Latin Percussion
jdeleon@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Joey De Leon, Jr. was born sometime in the 1960’s in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City but was primarily raised in the Bronx and North Bergen, New Jersey, the oldest of 2 children. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he was... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty
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