2023-2024 Catalog


Tenure and Tenure Track Faculty

Shanna Lorenz, chair

Associate Professor

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

Desiree La Vertu, co-chair

Resident Professor; Director of Choral and Vocal Activities

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

Stephen S. Hudson

Assistant Professor

B.A., University of California, Davis; Ph.D., Northwestern University

David Kasunic

Associate Professor

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

Adam Schoenberg

Associate Professor

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

Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Joe Addington

Visiting Instructor; Director of the Afro-Cuban Drumming Ensemble

Jongnic Bontemps

Visiting Instructor
B.A., Yale University

Stephen Cabell

Visiting Assistant Professor

B.M., The Curtis Institute; M.M., The Juilliard School

Anthony Cardella

Visiting Instructor
B.A., Lawrence University; doctoral candidate, University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music

César Castro

Visiting Instructor 

Max Foreman

Resident Assistant Professor; Director of the Choi Family Music Production Center

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts

Ramona Gonzalez

Visiting Instructor

A.B., Occidental College; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Julia Holter

Visiting Assistant Professor

A.B., Occidental College; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Edmond Johnson

Visiting Assistant Professor; Director of Advising

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

Chris Kim

Resident Professor; Choi Family Director of Instrumental Music

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

Daniela Smolov Levy

Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A., Princeton University; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., Stanford University

Daniel Ryan Long

Visiting Instructor

B.A., University of Virginia 

Celka Ojakangas

Visiting Assistant Professor

B.A., Drury University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern California

Fabio Paolizzo

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Audio/Music/Sound Engineering

B.A., M.A., Tor Vergata University of Rome; Ph.D., University of Kent

Angela Park

Visiting Assistant Professor
B.M., University of Texas at Austin; M.M., Yale University; D.M.A., University of Southern California

G. Simeon Pillich

Resident Professor

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

Jonathan Richards

Visiting Assistant Professor; Director of the Occidental Jazz Ensemble

B.A., University of Southern California; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts

Mia Doi Todd

Visiting Instructor; Johnston-Fix Professor of the Practice in Songwriting
B.A, Yale University

Alexander Zhu

Visiting Assistant Professor
B.M., New England Conservatory; M.M., DMA, University of Southern California

Other faculty associated with the Music department can be viewed here.