Faculty

Regular Faculty

David Kasunic, chair

Associate Professor

B.A., Amherst College; M.F.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

Irene Girton

Professor

B.Mus., Oberlin College Conservatory of Music; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Shanna Lorenz

Associate Professor

B.A., Reed College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., New York University

Adam Schoenberg

Assistant Professor

B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music; M.M., D.M.A., The Juilliard School

On Special Appointment

Joe Addington

Non-Tenure Track Afro-Cuban Drumming Instructor

Director of the Afro-Cuban Drumming Ensemble 

Jongnic Bontemps

Non-Tenure Track Instructor, Music Production

B.A., Yale University

Cesar Castro

Non-Tenure Track Instructor

Director of the Son Jarocho Ensemble

Shawn Costantino

Non-Tenure Track Instructor

Director of the Occidental Jazz Ensemble

B.Mus., Studio Music and Jazz, University of Miami; M.M., Jazz Studies, De Paul University

Ramona Gonzalez

Johnston-Fix Professor of the Practice of Songwriting

A.B., Occidental College

Edmond Johnson

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Director of Advising

B.A., Lawrence University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Chris Kim

Director of Instrumental Activities

B.M., Northwestern University; M.M., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Desiree La Vertu

Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor

Director of Choral and Vocal Activities

B.Mus., California State University, Fullerton; M.M. University of Nevada, Reno

Dina Ormenyi

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Piano Instructor

B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles

G. Simeon Pillich

Non-Tenure Track Professor

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Glenn Price

Director of the Caltech-Occidental Wind Orchestra

B.Mus., University of Toronto; M.M., Ph.D., Eastman School of Music