Music Faculty

The Core, Associated, Studio, and Early Music/Historical Performance Practices Faculties of the CGU Music Department are a group of musicians of outstanding pedigree and achievement. They bring to their teaching significant professional accomplishments in the fields of musicology, composition, and performance. The Music Department is composed of faculty whose appointments are directly in the department and who provide the majority of seminar teaching and serve as the students' primary advisors. Robert Zappulla, Peter Boyer, and Nancy Van Deusen hold faculty appointments in the Music Department.



Core Faculty

Photo of Core Music Faculty


Nancy van Deusen
Professor of Music
nancy.vandeusen@cgu.edu


Robert Zappulla, Chair
Associate Professor of Music
robert.zappulla@cgu.edu


Peter Boyer
Professor of Music
peter.boyer@cgu.edu


Associated Faculty

The Associated Faculty of the Claremont Graduate University Department of Music comprise the music faculty at Pomona, Scripps, and Harvey Mudd Colleges, and the Claremont School of Theology, and they provide service to CGU Music in various ways, from teaching courses to guest lecturing, providing studio instruction, and serving on the advisory committees of CGU music students.

Prospective CGU students must contact the CGU Department of Music Secretary, Lynda Marquez, at lynda.marquez@cgu.edu, and/or the Department Chair, Professor Robert Zappulla, at robert.zappulla@cgu.edu, rather than members of the Associated Faculty, if they wish to discuss options regarding prospective instrumental/vocal teachers. 

  • William Alves (Harvey Mudd College)
    B.S., B.M., Trinity University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern California
    Composition
  • Graydon Beeks (Pomona College)
    B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • W. Jack Coogan (Claremont School of Theology)
    B.A., Pepperdine College; M.A., San Fernando Valley State College; Th.M., Th.D., Claremont School of Theology
  • Alfred Cramer (Pomona College)
    B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • Donna Di Grazia (Pomona College)
    B.A., M.A., University of California, Davis; Ph.D., Washington University
    Conducting
  • Genevieve Lee (Pomona College)
    B.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music; Diploma, Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris; M.M., M.M.A., D.M.A., Yale University.
    Piano
  • Eric Lindholm (Pomona College)
    A.B., Princeton University; M.M. (Cello), M.M. (Conducting), Boston University; Artist Diploma, Yale University
    Conducting
  • Gwendolyn Lytle (Pomona College)
    B.A., Hunter College; M.M., New England Conservatory
    Voice
  • William J. Peterson (Pomona College)
    B.A., B.M., Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
    Organ


Studio Faculty

Faculty providing studio instruction are drawn from the Claremont Colleges, as well as from the outstanding pool of musicians in the greater Los Angeles area. For instruments not specified below, CGU draws on the talents of other highly qualified Los Angeles-area musicians.

Prospective CGU students must contact the CGU Department of Music Secretary, Lynda Marquez, at lynda.marquez@cgu.edu, and/or the Department Chair, Professor Robert Zappulla, at robert.zappulla@cgu.edu, rather than members of the Studio Faculty, if they wish to discuss options regarding prospective instrumental/vocal teachers. 

  • John Barcellona, flute
    B.A., Hartt School of Music; M.A., California State University, Long Beach; D.M.A., University of Southern California
  • Gayle Blankenburg, piano
    B.M., M.M., Perf. Cert., Indiana University
  • Raymond Burkhart, trumpet
    B.A., Occidental College; M.M., University of Southern California; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • Grace Fong, piano
    B.M., University of Southern California; M.M., D.M.A., Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Stewart Gordonpiano
    Perf. Cert., Staatliches Konservatorium des Saarlands; B.A., University of Kansas; M.A., University of Kansas; D.M.A., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
  • Stephen Gothold, conducting
    M.A., Occidental College; D.M.A., University of Southern California
  • Mary Beth Haag, voice
    B.A., Hope College; M.M., University of Illinois
  • Rachel Huang, violin
    B.A., Harvard University; D.M.A., State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • David Hughes, conducting
    B.M., Biola University; M.M., University of Southern California; D.M.A., University of Southern California
  • Jennie Jung, piano
    B.M., University of Toronto; M.M., Artist Diploma,  Yale University; D.M.A., The Juilliard School
  • Jenny Soonjin Kim, piano/fortepiano
    B.A., Seoul National University; Diploma, International Summer Academy Mozarteum, Universität Mozarteum Salzburg; M.M., Hanyang University; M.M., University of Southern California; Graduate Certificate, University of Southern California; Diploma, University of California at Los Angeles; D.M.A., Claremont Graduate University
  • Ursula M. Kleinecke-Boyer, voice
    B.M., University of the PacificM.M., Eastman School of Music
  • Jennie Jung, piano
    B.M., University of Toronto; M.M., Artist Diploma,  Yale University; D.M.A., The Juilliard School
  • Giorgi Latso, piano
    B.A., Tbilisi State Conservatoire; M.A., Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien; Artist Diploma, Mozarteum; D.M.A., University of Southern California
  • Christopher Leible, guitar
    B.F.A., Long Island University, CW Post Campus; M.M., Yale University School of Music; D.M.A., Claremont Graduate University
  • Sergey Martinchuk, piano
    Artist Diploma, Ukraine Crimean Music Academy; M.M., University of California at Los Angeles; D.M.A., University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Janice McVeigh, voice
    B.A., Hamline University; M.A., Claremont Graduate University
  • Todor Pelev, violin
    B.M., Sofia Conservatory; Perf. Cert., The Juilliard School; M.M., Eastman School of Music
  • M. Anne Rardin, violin/viola
    B.A., M.M., Eastman School of Music; D.M.A., University of Southern California 
  • Carey Robertson, organ
    B.A., California State University, Northridge; M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern California
  • Rachel Rudich, flute
    B.A., Goddard College; M.M., D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music
  • Jack Sanders, guitar
    B.F.A., M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
  • John Schneiderman, lute/theorbo/vihuela/guitar
    B.Mus, University of California, Irvine
  • Nadia Shpachenko, piano
    M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern California
  • Marek Szpakiewicz, cello; Chamber Ensemble Coordinator
    M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern California
  • Camelia Voin, voice
    B.M., University of Redlands, M.A., D.M.A., Claremont Graduate University
  • Chan Ho Yun, violin
    D.S.C.M., Sydney Conservatorium of Music; M.M., Southern Methodist University; D.M.A., University of Southern California
  • Edward Zeliff, composition
    B.F.A., California Institute of the Arts; M.A., D.M.A., Claremont Graduate University


  • Early Music/Historical Performance Practices Faculty

    Members of CGU's resident early-music ensemble, Concordia Clarimontis (Robert Zappulla, director).

    Prospective CGU students must contact the CGU Department of Music Secretary, Lynda Marquez, at lynda.marquez@cgu.edu, and/or the Department Chair, Professor Robert Zappulla, at robert.zappulla@cgu.edu, rather than members of the Early Music/Historical Performance Practices Faculty, if they wish to discuss options regarding prospective instrumental/vocal teachers. 

    • Janet Beazley, Renaissance/Baroque flute/recorder
      B.M., M.A., D.M.A., University of Southern California
    • Raymond Burkhart, natural trumpet
      B.A., Occidental College; M.M., University of Southern California; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
    • Preethi de Silva, fortepiano
      A.R.C.M., Royal College of Music; L.R.A.M., Royal Academy of Music; A.D., Hochschüle für Musik; M.M.A., D.M.A., Yale University
    • Jenny Soonjin Kim, fortepiano
      B.A., Seoul National University; Diploma, International Summer Academy Mozarteum, Universität Mozarteum Salzburg; M.M., Hanyang University; M.M., University of Southern California; Graduate Certificate, University of Southern California; Diploma, University of California at Los Angeles; D.M.A., Claremont Graduate University
    • Carol Lisek, voice
      B.A., Towson State University; M.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts; D.M.A., University of Southern California
    • M. Anne Rardin, Baroque violin/viola
      B.A., M.M., Eastman School of Music; D.M.A., University of Southern California
    • John Schneiderman, lute/theorbo/vihuela/guitar
      B.Mus, University of California, Irvine
    • Robert Zappulla, harpsichord
      B.A., State University of New York, Stony Brook; M.A., M.M., Rutgers University; A.M., Duke University; Ph.D., Utrecht University
    • Daniel Zuluaga, lute/theorbo/guitar
      B.M., M.M., Indiana University
    • Shanon Zusman, viola da gamba/violone
      B.A., Loyola Marymount University; M.A., D.M.A., University of Southern California

              Other Faculty

      • Holly Gardinier

        B.A., State University of New York; M.L.S., State University of New York; M.A., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles


                         

      Emeriti Faculty

      • Roland Jackson, Professor of Music, Emeritus
        B.M., M.M., Northwestern University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
      • Frank Traficante, Grace H. and Fred W. Smith Professor of Music, Emeritus
        B.M., M.M., Carnegie-Mellon University; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

       

       

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