Kozue Matsumoto
Japanese Ensemble
kmatsumoto@calarts.edu
661 253 7816
B322

Born and raised in the Tohoku (東北) area in Japan and having lived in Tokyo as well, Kozue is now based in the Los Angeles area. She has played the koto since she was three years old under Ikuta-ryu (生田流) Miyagi-kai (宮城会) and holds a semi-master title (準師範). She has also played the shamisen and... Continue reading »

Andrew McIntosh
InstrumentalArts: Viola / Violin
Hal Blaine Chair in Musical Performance
andrewmcintosh@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B254

LA-based composer/violinist/violist/baroque violinist Andrew McIntosh has a unique and multifaceted career spanning solo, chamber, and early music engagements across the US and in Europe. His compositions have been described as “a shining example of the... Continue reading »

Christine Meinders
Music Faculty
cmeinders@calarts.edu

Christine Meinders is an emerging technologies designer who uses collaborative design approaches to create AI design tools and develop community-driven, social AI projects, from a cultural perspective. Continue reading »

Emilia Moscoso Borja
Faculty, School of Music
DMA Lecturer, Performer-Composer
emoscosoborja@calarts.edu

Ecuadorian multi-percussionist, composer, and teaching artist.  Strongly influenced by Latin American culture, she has played in numerous ensembles fusing traditional music from Latin America and world music with new music and jazz, including Atemporal (USA), the CalArts Salsa Band,... Continue reading »

Daniel Newman-Lessler
DMA Lecturer, Performer-Composer
danielnewmanlessler@alum.calarts.edu
661 253 7816
B322

Noted by the LA Times for his “luxuriant theatricality”, Daniel is a composer, pianist, installationist, conductor, singer, and educator.  Daniel is pursuing a DMA at California Institute of the Arts, where he directs the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble and studies composition with... Continue reading »

Paul Novros
Jazz: Saxophone
pnovros@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Paul Novros has been active in all areas of jazz—performing, arranging, composing and teaching. He is currently completing a major text on jazz improvisation titled The Craft of Jazz Improvisation.

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Phil O'Connor
InstrumentalArts: Clarinet
poconnor@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Phil O'Connor, has enjoyed a successful career performing in a wide array of musical environments. As a recording musician, his work is heard throughout all forms of major media. He has an extensive and eclectic place among his peers involved in the recorded arts. Phil has performed more... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty
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