Meet the Faculty

Interim Dean

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John E. Simons, DMA

Interim Dean, College of the Arts; Professor, School of Music

Phone: (626) 387-5728

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Warren Music Center, Room 100

Interim Associate Dean

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Zachary Cheney, PhD

Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, College of the Arts; Chair and Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, Department of Cinematic Arts

Phone: (626) 815-3839

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Darling Hallway Art Gallery, Darling 169, West Campus

Professor

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Joel Clifft, DMA

Professor; Director of Keyboard Studies

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3592

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Warren Music Center, Room 217

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Claire Fedoruk, DMA

Professor of Musicology

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3573

Fax: (626) 969-7419

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Warren Music Center, Room 219

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Alexander Koops, DMA

Professor; Director of Undergraduate Music Education; Conductor of Symphonic Band; Director of Azusa Conservatory of Music Community Music School

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3583

Alternative Phone: (626) 633-9280

Fax: (626) 969-7419

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Ronald Building, Room 136B

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Michael Lee, MM

Professor; Director of Music Technology

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3860

Fax: (626) 969-7419

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Warren Music Center, Room 231

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Phil Shackleton, DMA

Professor, Department of Music Studies; Director of Music Theory & Composition

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3577

Fax: (626) 969-7419

Email: [email protected]

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John Sutton, DMA

Professor; Director of Choral Activities; Conductor of Choral Scholars; Conductor of University Choir; Choral Conducting

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3581

Fax: (626) 969-7419

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Warren Music Center, Room 201

Associate Professor

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David Beatty, MM, MBA

Chair, Department of Commercial Music; Director, Jazz Ensemble

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3580

Alternative Phone: (626) 812-3020

Fax: (626) 969-7419

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Warren Music Center, Room 229

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Christopher Russell, MM

Chair and Associate Professor School of Music; Conductor, Symphony Orchestra; Instrumental Conducting

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2003

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Warren Music Center, Room 233

Assistant Professor

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Henry Alonzo, MBA

Director, MA in Music Entrepreneurial Studies, and Assistant Professor, School of Music

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3575

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Ronald Building, Room 105

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John Burdett, EdD

Assistant Professor; Director of Instrumental Studies; Director of Bands

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2029

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Warren Music Center, Room 211

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Patricia Edwards, DMA

Assistant Professor, Vocal Studies

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3588

Alternative Phone: (626) 358-3339

Fax: (626) 969-7419

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Warren Music Center, Room 225

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Thomas Hynes, MA

Director of Guitar Studies and Jazz Combos; Assistant Professor

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3209

Fax: (626) 969-7419

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Warren Music Center, Room 209

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Michelle Jensen, MM

Assistant Professor; Conductor of Chamber Singers; Music Education

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3202

Fax: (626) 969-7419

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Warren Music Center, Room 118

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Andrew Park, DMA

Assistant Professor, Piano Studies

Phone: (323) 810-3777

Alternative Phone: (626) 815-3205

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Warren Music Center, Room 215

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Alex Russell, DMA

Assistant Professor, Violin Studies

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3198

Fax: (626) 969-7419

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Warren Music Center, Room 227

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Marek Szpakiewicz, DMA

Assistant Professor; Cello Studies; Director of String Studies and Chamber Music

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3206

Fax: (626) 969-7419

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Warren Music Center, Room 227

Coaching Faculty

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Kyungmi Kim, MMA

Staff Accompanist, Department of Music Performance

Applied Instructor

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Allison Allport, DMA

Applied Instructor, Harp

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Brian Barany, DMA

Applied Instructor, Classical Guitar Studies

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Richard Bullock

Applied Instructor, Bass Trombone

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William Cantos, MM

Applied Instructor

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David Chang, MM

Applied Faculty, Clarinet

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Ingrid Chun, MM

Applied Instructor, Violin

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Mark Converse, B.M.

Applied Instructor, Drumset

Phone: (661) 297-5670

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Warren Music Center, Room 121

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Paul Curtis, MM

Applied Instructor, Bassoon and Contrabassoon

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Nathan Farrington, BM

Applied Instructor: Double Bass

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David B. “Rusty” Higgins

Applied Instructor, Saxophone Studies; Director of Jazz Workshop