Michele DeJesus
Administrative Coordinator
mdejesus@calarts.edu
661-222-2779
B323A

Michele DeJesus, Administrative Assistant in the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, has worked within the School of Music since 2006.  She holds a B.S. in International Business from California State University Los Angeles. She works closely with our faculty and students.  One... Continue reading »

Jonathan (Jack) Dettling
Faculty, InstrumentalArts
InstrumentalArts: Piano and Collaborative Keyboard
jdettling@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2530
B223

Jack Dettling is a pianist, composer, and multimedia artist. He uses player pianos, traditional instruments, text, video, and a variety of electro-acoustic tools to create concert pieces, video works, and non-linear multimedia environments; he addresses the piano, music-making, tuning-systems,... Continue reading »

Nicholas Deyoe
Assistant Dean
Director, InstrumentalArts Programs
ndeyoe@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B211

Nicholas Deyoe is a Los Angeles based composer, conductor, and guitarist, and is the Co–Founder of the wasteLAnd ensemble and concert series. His music has been called “intriguingly complex and excitedly lush” by the LA Times. The New York Times wrote that Deyoe’s a... Continue reading »

Neelamjit Dhillon
Faculty, School of Music
ndhillon@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Dr. Neelamjit Dhillon is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Vancouver Canada, Neelamjit is skilled in both North Indian classical and American jazz music. His music is a reflection of his own multifaceted identity, spirituality, and... 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 »

* Faculty Emeritus
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