Faculty

Alkis Nicolaides
DMA Lecturer, Performer-Composer
anicolaides@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Alkis Nicolaides is a performer, composer and improviser from Nicosia, Cyprus. His work is influenced by an array of genres, Metal, Rock, Jazz, Contemporary Classical and Experimental Music. His music focuses on high-intensity improvisational environments with rhythmic considerations... 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 »

Sarah Reid
DMA Lecturer, Performer-Composer
sreid@calarts.edu
661.253.7816
B322

Canadian trumpet player Sarah Belle Reid is active in the fields of performance, intermedia arts, music technology, and improvisation. She has performed throughout the world with artists including Charlie Haden, Wadada Leo Smith, and Vinny Golia, and with ensembles such as the Liberation Music... 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 »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty
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