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Tomasz Aleksander

Applied Faculty
Instructor, Piano
tomasz@inhomepianoschool.com
(619) 260-2938

Office: Camino Hall 161

Biography is forthcoming.

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Therese Bulat

Applied Faculty
Instructor, Voice
jsbtmb4@cox.net
(619) 931-4511

Office: Camino Hall C161

Therese Marie Bulat, in addition to serving as Adjunct Professor of Music at USD, maintains a private studio and serves as the Director of Music at San Rafael Catholic Church (San Diego). 

Therese Bulat earned her Bachelor & Master Degree in Vocal Performance at San Diego State University where she studied Voice with Prof. Martin Chambers and Ms. Mary MacKenzie, as well as with Vocal Coach, George Trovillo. While at SDSU, Ms. Bulat performed the roles of “Noémie” (Massanet’s Cendrillon) and “Countess Rosina” (Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro) among others. Ms. Bulat later studied with Prof. Gary Glaze and Ms. Elisabeth Hynes at the University of Southern California, and was coached at USC by Dr. Alan Smith.

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Alyze Dreiling-Hammer

Applied Faculty
Violinist / Violist / Conductor
adreiling@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2938

Office: Camino Hall 161

Violinist, Alyze Dreiling was born in Detroit, Michigan. She began her studies with Mischa Mischakoff .The Detroit Symphony and the Music Study Club of Metropolitan Detroit sponsored her education with Mischakoff. Ms. Dreiling graduated from Indiana University where she studied with Josef Gingold. She has attended Kneisel Hall, Blossom Music Festival and Academy of the West for chamber music and worked with Walter Trampler, Karen Tuttle, Janos Starker and Menahem Pressler.

Ms.Dreiling maintains a private teaching studio and is a member and adjudicator of the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC), Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and the National Piano Guild.

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Eric Foster

Eric Foster

Adjunct Faculty
Instructor, Guitar
efoster@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2938

Office: Camino Hall 161

Eric Foster, a California native, gave his debut solo recital thirty years ago in La Paz, Bolivia. He has since lived as a teacher, composer and “gigging” musician in both North and South America.  Eric’s childhood experiences include living in Taiwan, Liberia, Brazil, and Bolivia heavily influencing his varied interests in composition and musical performance.

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Jason Ginter

Adjunct Faculty
Instructor, Percussion
jasonpercussion@hotmail.com
(619) 260-2938

Office: Camino Hall 161

Biograhy is forthcoming.

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Scott Gregory

Applied Faculty
Instructor, Voice
operab@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2938

Office: Camino Hall 161

Biography is forthcoming.

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Justin Grinnell

Adjunct Faculty
Director, Jazz Ensemble
justingrinnell@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2938

Office: Camino Hall 161

Justin Grinnell is a versatile acoustic and electric bassist who has been a vital contributor to the San Diego jazz scene for over 10 years. In addition to performing, Justin maintains an active teaching schedule as adjunct faculty at University of San Diego as director of the USD Jazz Ensemble and Grossmont College, as faculty for the Francis Parker-Jazz 88.3-House of Blues Summer Jazz Workshop, and as a private instructor.

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IPutu Hiranmayena

IPutu Hiranmayena

Adjunct Faculty
Director, USD Gamelan Ensemble
phiranmayena@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2938

Office: Camino Hall 161

IPutu Tangkas Hiranmayena became the new Director of the USD Gamelan Ensemble as of Spring 2014, taking over the position from his predecesor Dr. David Harnish who is the Chair of the Music Department here at USD. IPutu comes to USD with vast teaching and performance experience in Balinese Gamelan and Dance. IPutu is currently the Balinese Gamelan instructor at The Museum School of San Diego. IPutu is presently a graduate student at the University of California San Diego working towards a Master of Arts Degree in Integrative Studies (Ethnomusicology.)

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Jeff Kaiser

Jeff Kaiser, PhD

Adjunct Faculty & Concert Manager
Audio Digital Composition
jkaiser@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2938

Office: Camino Hall 161

Biography is forthcoming.

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Pamela Martchev

Applied Faculty
Instructor, Flute
pamflute75@gmail.com
(619) 260-2938

Office: Camino Hall 161

Biography is forthcoming.

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Ramon Negron

Ramon Negron

Applied Faculty
Instructor, Viola
rnp.viola@me.com
(619) 260-2938

Office: Camino Hall 161

Biography is forthcoming.

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Brian O'Donnell

Applied Faculty
Instructor, Trombone
trombone.brian@gmail.com
(619) 260-2938

Office: Camino Hall, C-161

Brian O’Donnell, a native of San Diego California, recently completed his Master of Music De-gree with Dr. Denson Paul Pollard at SUNY Purchase where he held a Graduate Teaching posi-tion. He earned his undergraduate degree in music as a full scholarship student with Jeannie Little at Louisiana State University.

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Serafin Paredes

Adjunct Faculty
Director, Mariachi Ensemble
sparedes@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2938

Office: Camino Hall 161

Biography is forthcoming.

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Edmund Stein

Applied Faculty
Instructor, Violin
ejs619b@yahoo.com
(619) 260-2938

Office: Camino Hall 161

Biography is forthcoming.

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Stefani Walens

Adjunct Faculty
Vocal Coach, Musical Director - Opera Workshop
sswalens@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2938

Office: Camino Hall 161

Stefani Walens has been active for many years as a collaborative artist and currently accompanies and coaches voice students at USD, serves as Musical Director of the Opera Workshop there, and teaches piano and coaches singers at her home. She has collaborated with vocal and instrumental students and colleagues at USD and UCSD in numerous recital programs, accompanied master classes given by Dawn Upshaw, Paul Sperry, and Jane Manning, and coached, accompanied and performed in numerous operatic productions presented by the Department of Music at UCSD.

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Scott Walton

Adjunct Faculty
Instructor, Jazz History - Intersession
swalton@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2938

Office: Camino Hall 161

Office Hours: Intersession session only

Biography is forthcoming.

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John Wilds

Applied Faculty
Instructor, Trumpet
trombacelt@aol.com
(619) 260-2938

Office: Camino Hall

Biography is forthcoming.

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