Faculty

Stephen Lehman
Performer-Composer, Jazz
slehman@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B317

Described as “a state-of-the-art musical thinker” and a "dazzling saxophonist,” by The New York Times, Steve Lehman (b. New York City, 1978) is a composer, performer, educator, and scholar who works across a broad spectrum of experimental musical idioms. Lehman’s pieces... Continue reading »

Andrew McIntosh
InstrumentalArts: Viola / Violin
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 »

Michael Pisaro
Composition and Experimental Sound Practices
mpisaro@calarts.edu
661.255.1050 x2542
B225

Michael Pisaro was born in Buffalo in 1961. He is a composer and guitarist, and a member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble. He has composed over 80 works for a great variety of instrumental combinations, including several pieces for variable instrumentation. A particularly large category of... Continue reading »

Sara Roberts
Nicholas England Chair; Composition and Experimental Sound Practices
sroberts@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B306

Sara Roberts received her master's degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1988. Her thesis project, the interactive video installation Early Programming has shown at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (1989) and the Long Beach Museum of Art (1990). She... Continue reading »

David Rosenboom
Dean; Richard Seaver Distinguished Chair in Music
Coordinator, Performer-Composer Specialization
david@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B323E

David Rosenboom (b. 1947) is a composer, performer, interdisciplinary artist, author and educator known as a pioneer in American experimental music. During his long career, he has explored ideas about the spontaneous evolution of musical forms, languages for improvisation, new techniques in... Continue reading »

Laura Steenberge
Faculty
laurasteenberge@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B322

Laura Steenberge is a performer and composer in Los Angeles who researches language and the voice. Influenced by folk music, psycholinguistics and medieval Byzantine chant, collectively her work is a study of nonsense and the boundaries of knowledge. A multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and public... Continue reading »

Karen Tanaka
Composition and Experimental Sound Practices
ktanaka@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B322

Karen Tanaka is an exceptionally versatile composer and pianist. She has composed extensively for both instrumental and electronic media. "Her music is delicate and emotive, beautifully crafted, showing a refined ear for both detail and large organic shapes...", The New Grove Dictionary of Music... Continue reading »

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