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About Our Faculty

The School of Music at California State University, Sacramento employs over 40 full and part-time faculty and staff. With diverse backgrounds from all over the country and the world, our faculty and staff have the experience and talent to help you achieve the highest degree possible in your music education.

As a student at Sacramento State, you will study one-on-one with real experts on your voice or instrument. Our faculty of professional musicians are distinguished artists and scholars who make teaching their top priority. Most are also active performers in our community and around the world, and have a wealth of professional contacts to help broaden your education even further.

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Dr. Stephen Blumberg (UC Berkeley) Ph.D. • Email • (916) 278-7497 • Area of specialty: Theory/Composition • more info

Dr. Keith Bohm (Univ. of Missouri at Kansas City) D.M A. • Email • (916) 278-5723 • Area of specialty: Saxophone • more info

Judy Bossuat (SUNY Potsdam) B.A. • Email • (916) 278-6558 • Area of specialty: String Pedagogy •more info

Richard Cionco (The Juilliard School, New York) M.M. • Email • (916) 278-7983 • Area of specialty: Piano /Pedagogy/Chamber Music • more info

Michael Crain Email • (916) 278-7487 • Area of specialty: World Music/MIDI/Electronic Music • more info

Thomas Derthick (Sacramento State) M.M. • Email • (916) 278-7986 • Area of specialty: Double Bass • more info

Julian Dixon (Boston University) M.M. • Email • (916) 278-5194 • Area of specialty: Tuba • more info

Joel Elias (The Juilliard School) M.M. • Email • (916) 278-6950 • Area of specialty: Trombone/General Education • more info

Leo Eylar (San Francisco Conservatory) M.M. • Email • (916) 278-4216 • Area of specialty: Orchestra/Composition/
Conducting • more info

Dr. Robin Fisher (Univ. of Texas at Austin) D.M A. • Email • (916) 278-7990 • Area of specialty: Voice • more info

Dr. Chantal Frankenbach (UC Davis) Ph.D. • Email • (916) 278-7980 • Areas of specialty: Music History and Literature/
Dance History • more info

Dr. Joe Gilman (Eastman School of Music) Ed.D. • Email • Area of specialty: Jazz Piano

Steve HomanEmail • Areas of speciality: Jazz Guitar/Jazz Combos • more info

Dr. Donald Kendrick (Eastman School) D.M.A. • Email • (916) 278-6805 • Area of specialty: Director of Choral Activities/
Conducting • more info

Dr. Daniel Kennedy (SUNY, Stonybrook) D.M.A. • Email • (916) 278-7988 • Areas of specialty: Percussion • more info

Claudia Kitka (Eastman School of Music) M.M. • Email • (916) 278-7981• Area of specialty: Voice • more info

Anna Kruger (Manhatten School of Music) M.M. • Email • (916) 278-4216 • Area of specialty: Viola • more info

Dr. Sarah Lappas (U.C. Davis) Ph.D. • Email • (916) 278-7493 • Area of specialty: Ethnomusicology • more info

Rick LotterEmail • (916) 451-4880 • Area of speciality: Jazz Percussion • more info

Andrew Luchansky (SUNY, Stonybrook) M.M. • Email • (916) 278-7985 • Area of specialty: Cello/General Education • more info

Carlos McCoy (Sacramento State) M.M. • Email • Area of speciality: Latin Jazz Ensemble • more info

Mike McMullenEmail • Area of speciality: Jazz Saxophone • more info

Sandra McPherson (UC Santa Barbara) M.M. • Email • (916) 278-7482 • Area of specialty: Clarinet • more info

Sue Metz (Univ. of San Francisco) M A. • Email • (916) 278-6468 • Area of specialty: Music Education • more info

Peter Nowlen (Northwestern University) M.M. • Email • (916) 278-7982 • Area of specialty: French Horn/Chamber Ensembles • more info

Dr. Lorna Peters (SUNY, Stonybrook) D.M A. • Email • (916) 278-7992 • Area of specialty: Piano/Harpsichord/Theory • more info

Gerry Pineda (Sacramento State) B.M. • Email • (530) 400-2277 • Area of Specialty: Jazz bass • more info

Anna Presler (San Francisco Conservatory) M.M. • Email • (916) 278-7484 • Area of specialty: Violin/General Education • more info

Dr. Clay Redfield (UNLV) D.M.A. • Email • (916) 278-7571 • Area of specialty: Marching Band/Music Education • more info

Dr. Steve Roach (Univ. of Northern Colorado) D.M.A. • Email • (916) 278-7987 • Area of specialty: Director of Jazz Studies/
Trumpet • more info

Dr. Richard Savino (SUNY, Stonybrook) D.M.A. • Email • (916) 278-7978 • Area of specialty: Classical Guitar • more info

Tatiana Scott (CSUS) M.M. • Email • (916) 278-7986 • Area of specialty: Theory/Musicianship • more info

Deborah Shidler (Yale University) M.M. • Email • (916) 278-3903 • Area of specialty: Oboe • more info

Kirsten Smith (Arizona State University) M.M. • Email • (916) 278-7986 • Areas of specialty: Piano/Pedagogy • more info

Tim Stanley (Sacramento State) M.M. • Email • (916) 278-6558 • Area of specialty: String Project • more info

Phil Tulga (Eastman School of Music) M.M. • Email • Areas of specialty: Jazz Trombone • more info

Omari Tau (Moores School of Music - University of Houston) M.M. • Email • (916) 278-6472 • Area of specialty: Opera • more info

Gaw Vang-Williams (Sacramento State) M.M. • EmailArea of specialty: Vocal Jazz • more info

Dr. David Wells (University of Wisconsin, Madison) D.M.A. • Email • Area of specialty: Bassoon • more info

Laurel Zucker (Juilliard) M.M. • Email • (916) 278-7979 • Area of specialty: Flute • more info