Music Department Faculty & Staff


 

Mt. SAC's Music Department faculty are accomplished musicians, educators, and authors who offer their students exceptional instruction, as well as private coaching, to bring out their best potential. As a result, they are highly regarded by their students, many of whom have been inspired to pursue careers as professional musicians, vocalists, conductors and educators.

Full-Time Faculty   Phone Extension Offices in Building 2
Robert Bowen, Ph.D. 
Professor, Music Theory
email 4320 M116
Jeff Ellwood, M.M.
Director of Instrumental Jazz Studies
email 4305 M135
Tiffany Kuo, Ph.D.
Professor, History and Piano, Department Co-Chair
email 4332 M114
William McIntosh, M.M.
Professor and Choral Music Director
email 4335 M111
Bruce Rogers, M.M.
Director of Choral Activities
email 4334 M108A
Gregory X. Whitmore, M.M.
Director of Bands
email 4623 M113
       
Accompanists   Phone Extension Offices in Building 2
Kevin Wiley, M.M.
Accompanist / Music Librarian
email 4331 M132
Porfirio Mojica, B.A.
Accompanist 
email 4333 M133
       
Staff   Phone Extension Offices in Building 2
Jeannie DeVito
Department Secretary
email 4426 M103
David Perez
Interim Department Secretary
   4426  M103

 

Adjunct Faculty

 
David Adele
  • Guitar Lab, Individual Instruction - Guitar
  • MM, BM – Classical Guitar Performance, California State University, Fullerton 
  • AA - Business Administration, Santa Ana College
Stephen J. Anastasia
  • Individual Instruction - Voice, Music Appreciation
  • MFA – Vocal Performance, University of California, Irvine
  • BM – Voice, California State University, Long Beach
Dennis Anderson
  • Music Appreciation, History of Rock, Fundamentals of Music, Music Technology
  • Fulbright Scholar 1978-1980 Krakow Music Academy
  • MM – University of Michigan
  • BM – California State University
  • AA – Orange Coast College
Aram Barsamian
  • Individual Instruction - Voice, "Opera Scenes"
  • MM – Voice, University of Southern California
  • BM – Voice, California State University, Fullerton
Matthew Cahow
  • History of Rock, Music Appreciation, Individual Instruction - Guitar
  • Ph.D. – Musicology (In Progress), Claremont Graduate University
  • MM – Guitar Performances, California State University, Fullerton
  • BA – Guitar Performances, California State University, San Bernardino
David Cahueque
  • Music Appreciation, Fundamentals of Music, Individual Instruction - Guitar
  • DMA – Claremont Graduate University
  • MA – University of California, Riverside
  • BA – Cal Poly, Pomona
Don Carroll
  • History of Rock, History of Jazz, World Music, Music Appreciation
  • Ph.D., MA – Musicology, University of Southern California
  • BA – Piano, University of California, Irvine
Angelis Chevalier
  • Piano Lab, Music Appreciation, Individual Instruction - Piano
  • MM – Piano, California State University, Long Beach 
  • BM – Piano, School of Music and Fine Arts of Parana, Brazil
Tim Curle
  • Percussion Ensemble, Individual Instruction - Percussion
  • MM – University of Southern Calfornia
  • BM – University of Oregon
Cameron Domingues
  • Fundamentals of Music, History of Rock
  • MM – University of Southern California
  • BM – California State University, Fullerton
Lynette Haddock
  • Fundamentals of Music
  • MME – Tulsa University
  • BME – Evangel University
Laura Harrison
  • Individual Instruction - Voice
  • DMA – Jazz Studies, University of Southern California
  • BM – Capilano University
  • BE – University of British Columbia
Janice Haines
  • Piano Lab, Individual Instruction - Piano
  • MM, BM – Composition, California State University, Fullerton
  • ARCT – Piano Pedagogy, University of Toronto, Canada
Jeff Jones
  • Fundamentals of Music, Music Appreciation, History of Rock
  • MM – Composition, California State University, Fullerton
  • BM – Guitar Performance, California State University, Fullerton
Karin Fabiero
  • History of Rock, Flute Ensemble, Individual Instruction - Flute
  • MM – Flute Performance, University of North Texas
  • BM – Flute Performance, University of Southern California
Masako Okamura Klassen
  • Piano Lab, Individual Instruction - Piano
  • DMA – Piano Performance, University of Southern California
  • MM – California State University, Fullerton
  • BM – Musashino Academia Musicae, Japan
Dean Koba
  • Individual Instruction - Percussion
  • MM – University of Southern California
  • BA – Northwestern University
Barbara Laronga
  • Individual Instruction - Trumpet
  • MM – Manhattan School of Music
  • BM – University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Joe LoPiccolo
  • Guitar Lab, Individual Instruction - Guitar
  • MFA, BFA – California Institute of the Arts
Steven Mahpar
  • Music Theory, Musicianship, Horn Choir, Individual Instruction - French Horn
  • MM – Theory and Composition, California State University, Fullerton
  • BM – Horn Performance, California State University, Fullerton
Margot Martin
  • Music Appreciation, Introduction to World Music, History or Rock
  • Ph.D. – Music/Music History, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA – Harpsichord Performance, San Jose State University
  • BA – Music, San Jose State University
Laurel Myers McKenzie
  • History of Rock, Fundamentals of Music
  • MM – Flute Performance, University of Southern California
  • BM – Flute Performance, Chapman University
Roger Shew
  • History of Jazz, History of Rock, Individual Instruction - Bass
  • MM – Western Michigan University
  • BM – Washington State University
Irene Shiao
  • String Ensemble, Individual Instruction - Violin & Viola
  • DMA (in progress) – Claremont Graduate University
  • MM – California State University, Fullerton
  • BM – Azusa Pacific University
Carol Stephenson
  • Individual Instruction - Voice, Voice Lab
  • MM, BM – University of Southern California
Greg Stier
  • Music Appreciation, History of Jazz
  • MA – Music History and LiteratureCalifornia State University, Fullerton
  • BA – Music, University of California, Irvine
Lori A. Stuntz
  • Fundamentals of Music, Individual Instruction - Low Brass, Brass Choir, Trombone Ensemble
  • DMA, MM – Trombone Performance, University of Southern California
  • BA – Trombone Performance, San Jose State University
Margaret Worsley
  • Individual Instruction - Clarinet, Music Appreciation
  • MM – University of Michigan
  • AD – Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Canada
  • BM – California State University, Fullerton
Scott Zeidel
  • Music Appreciation
  • Ph.D. Candidate – Musicology, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • MA, BM – Guitar Performance, California State University, Fullerton
Luis Zuniga
  • Individual Instruction - Saxophone
  • DMA – University of Colorado, Boulder
  • MM – University of California, Los Angeles
  • BM – University of Miami, Florida