Emmanuel "Def Sound" Ricketts
Faculty, School of Music
Experimental Pop
ericketts@calarts.edu

Def Sound is an Afro-Caribbean multi-hyphenate artist (parents from Belize & Panama) born and based in South Central LA. Def (mom given name Emmanuel Ricketts) is a non binary (pronouns they/them) Grammy Award considered contemporary hip-hop artist, producer, poet, and award winning... Continue reading »

David Roitstein
Director, Jazz Program Specialization
Jazz: Piano
roit@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2235
B240

Pianist and composer David Roitstein is the Jazz Program Director at California Institute of the Arts.  He received his degrees from the University of Miami.  As a young musician in the culturally diverse Florida city, Roitstein performed and recorded with a wide variety of... Continue reading »

David Rosenboom
Roy E. Disney Family Chair in Musical Composition
david@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B208

David Rosenboom (b. 1947) is a composer-performer, interdisciplinary artist, author and educator, known as a pioneer in American experimental music. Since the 1960s he has explored the spontaneous evolution of musical forms, languages for improvisation, new techniques in scoring for... Continue reading »

Daniel Rosenboom
Faculty, School of Music
Jazz Trumpet
danielrosenboom@calarts.edu

Dan Rosenboom (b. May 7, 1982) is an internationally recognized trumpet player, composer, and producer. He is known as a prolific member of the Los Angeles creative music scene, having released more than 25 albums of original music as a solo artist and bandleader and has supported over 60... Continue reading »

Rachel Rudich
InstrumentalArts: Flute
rrudich@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2199
B253

The New York Times has written "Miss Rudich plays very beautifully, producing a smooth, silken tone, phrasing with spirited elegance, and operating with a crucial sense of linear continuity that characterizes a polished artist." She has premiered works by Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter,... Continue reading »

Mone "Medusa" Smith
Faculty, School of Music
Musical Arts/Experimental Pop
661-253-7816
B322

THE LEGEND MEDUSA GANGSTA GODDESS /ATRIST/EDUCATOR/ACTRESS In one of the rooms in the hip-hop culture house engraved on the walls” Is a live account of the 1 Super Soul Sista, who has the blessing to be dubbed “the Angela Davis of hip-hop”. Starting off MCing as a 16-... Continue reading »

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