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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, Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor
B.M., M.M., University of Missouri at Columbia; D.M.A, UCLA

Jongnic Bontemps

Non-Tenure Track Instructor, Music Production
B.A., Yale University

Cesar Castro

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor; Director of the Son Jarocho Ensemble

Shawn Costantino

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

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

Dina Ormenyi

Part-Time Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Music
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.F.A., UCLA

G. Simeon Pillich

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Professor, Music
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