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Regular Faculty

David Kasunic, chair

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

Irene Girton

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

Shanna Lorenz

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

Adam Schoenberg

Assistant Professor, Music
B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music; M.M., DMA, The Juilliard School

On Special Appointment

Joe Addington

Director of the Afro-Cuban Drumming Ensemble, Part-Time Non-Tenure Track Afro-Cuban Drumming Instructor

Dean Anderson

Director of Instrumental Activities
B.M., M.M., University of Missouri at Columbia; Ph.D., UCLA

Cesar Castro

Director of the Son Jarocho Ensemble

Shawn Costantino

Director of the Occidental Jazz Ensemble, Part-Time Non-Tenure Track Assistant Instructor
B.Mus., Studio Music and Jazz, University of Miami; MM, Jazz Studies, De Paul University

Alexandro Hernandez

Part-Time Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor
B.A., University of Texas at San Antonio; Ph.D., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Edmond Johnson

Director of Advising; Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor
B.A., Lawrence University; M.A., Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara

Desiree La Vertu

Director of Choral and Vocal Activities, Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor, Music
B.Mus., CSU Fullerton; M.M. University of Nevada, Reno

Jennifer Logan

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Music
B.A., M.A., California State University, Fresno; Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara

G. Simeon Pillich

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Music
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Glenn Price

Director of the Caltech-Occidental College Concert Band
B.Mus., University of Toronto; M.M., Ph.D., Eastman School of Music