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Tomasz Aleksander

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

Office: Camino Hall 161

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Therese Bulat

Adjunct 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).

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Alyze Dreiling-Hammer

Adjunct 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. She has appeared as soloist with the Detroit Symphony, Philharmonica Hungarica at the Vienna Summer Festival, Florida Chamber Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony and Knoxville Chamber Orchestra and served as concertmaster of the Knoxville Symphony and Knoxville Chamber Orchestra before coming to San Diego. In the San Diego area, she has appeared as soloist with the International Orchestra, Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and the San Diego State Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Dreiling was founding Artistic Director and Conductor of Classics for Kids. Alyze was the Violinist/Conductor of the International Chamber Players at USIU. Adept with all musical styles, she has played concertmaster for Donna Summers, Smoky Robinson, Dionne Warwick and Tom Scott, to name a few. She has also served as concertmaster for shows at the Old Globe, Civic Auditorium, LaJolla Playhouse, Lawrence Welk Theater and Starlight Musical Theater and has also played with San Diego Symphony, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Hutchins Consort, Opera Pacific, and Orquestra de Baja California. Ms. Dreiling is also the Artisic Director/Conductor of the YPO, String Orchestra and Soloists Ensemble.

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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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Justin Ginter

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

Office: Camino Hall 161

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Scott Gregory

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

Office: Camino Hall 161

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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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Pamela Martchev

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

Office: Camino Hall 161

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Ramon Negron

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

Office: Camino Hall 161

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Serafin Paredes

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

Office: Camino Hall 161

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Eric Starr, DMA

Adjunct Faculty
Instructor, Trombone
ericstarr@hotmail.com
(619) 260-2938

Office: Camino Hall 161

Eric Starr leads a diverse career as a performer and educator based in San Diego, CA. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Stony Brook University, a Master of Music and Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California with additional studies at the Tanglewood Music Center and the Aspen Music Festival.  Eric’s major teacher were Steve Witser, Rick Stout, Michael Powell and Terry Cravens.  Dr. Starr is currently on the faculty of San Diego State University and the University of San Diego and is the principal trombonist of City Music Cleveland.  As an orchestral musician, Eric frequently performs with the San Diego Symphony, La Jolla Symphony, and Orchestra Nova San Diego and has performed with the Canton (OH) Symphony, Youngstown Symphony and the Orquesta Sinfonica UANL in Monterrey, Mexico.

 

Eric’s chamber music and solo engagements have included appearances at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, Southwest Minnesota State University, the Ventura Chamber Music Festival, Mesa College (San Diego), the Cornelia St Café in New York City, the Peabody Institute and in San Diego with the Westwind Brass and with the San Diego Symphony Brass Quintet.  A strong advocate for contemporary music, Eric has performed with groups such as Alarm Will Sound, Palimpsest, TACTUS, and as a soloist with the CIM New Music Ensemble and the Stony Brook Premiers! concert series. Performances such as these have resulted in collaborations with composers John Adams, Christopher Adler, David Lang, Caleb Burhans, Margaret Brouwer, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Chou Wen-Chung, and many others who are graciously willing to compose for the trombone.

 

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Edmund Stein

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

Office: Camino Hall 161

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Stefani Walens

Adjunct Faculty
Vocal Coach
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, and teaches piano and accompanies clarinet students at UCSD. She has collaborated with vocal and instrumental students and colleagues at both universities 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

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John Wilds

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

Office: Camino Hall