Faculty

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
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 »

Wolfgang von Schweinitz
Composition
wschweinitz@calarts.edu
661-253-7819
B301

Wolfgang von Schweinitz was born on February 7, 1953 in Hamburg, Germany. After initial compositional attempts since 1960, he studied composition in 1968-1976 with Esther Ballou at the American University in Washington, D.C., with Ernst Gernot Klussmann and György Ligeti at the State Music... Continue reading »

Robert Wannamaker
Michel Colombier Performer-Composer Chair
Associate Dean for Academic and Special Projects; Coordinator: Core Theory & Skills Curriculum
rwannama@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2547
B322A

Robert Wannamaker, is a composer, improviser, instrument builder, music theorist, mathematician, and educator. Rob’s music reflects his interests in the physicality and perception of sound, sonic environments, extended performance techniques, tuning systems, noise, gradual processes, and... Continue reading »

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