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School of Music

Faculty

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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CLASSICAL

Flute: Laurel Zucker
Oboe: Deborah Shidler
Clarinet: Sandra McPherson
Saxophone: Dr. Keith Bohm
Bassoon: Dr. David Wells
French Horn: Pete Nowlen
Trumpet: Nathan Sobieralski
Trombone: Joel Elias
Tuba: Julian Dixon
Percussion: Dr. Daniel Kennedy
Guitar: Dr. Richard Savino
Piano: Richard Cionco | Dr. Lorna Peters | Kirsten Smith
Voice: Dr. Robin Fisher | Claudia Kitka
Violin: Anna Presler
Viola: Anna Kruger
Cello: Andrew Luchansky
String Bass: Tom Derthick
Composition: Dr. Steve Blumberg | Leo Eylar
Conducting: Dr. Clay Redfield (band) | Leo Eylar (orchestra) | Dr. Donald Kendrick (choral)

JAZZ

Saxophone: Mike McMullen
Trumpet: Steve Roach
Trombone: Phil Tulga
Guitar: Steve Homan
Piano: Joe Gilman
Drums: Rick Lotter
Bass: Gerry Pineda
Voice: Gaw Vang-Williams

ENSEMBLES/SPECIALTY AREAS

Bands: Dr. Clay Redfield | Gerald Willis
Orchestra: Leo Eylar
Choirs: Dr. Donald Kendrick
Jazz Studies: Dr. Steve Roach
Opera: Omari Tau
Vocal Jazz: Gaw Vang-Williams
Latin Jazz: Carlos McCoy
Music Education: Sue Metz | Dr. Clay Redfield
World Music: Sarah Lappas | Michael Crain
History/Literature: Chantal Frankenbach