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Faculty and Staff

Full-time Faculty
Tenured and tenure-track faculty
Faculty Name Music Area
W. Terrence Spiller, Chair Department Chair, Piano
David Arrivée Director of Cal Poly Symphony, Music Theory, Musicianship, Chamber Ensembles
Antonio G. Barata Sound Design, Theory, Composition
Meredith Brammeier Theory, Musicianship
India D'Avignon General Music, Piano
Thomas Davies Director of Choral Program, Conducting
Kenneth S. Habib Ethnomusicology
Alyson McLamore Music History, Music Education
Andrew McMahan Director of Bands, Theory, Conducting
Paul Rinzler Director of Jazz Studies, Jazz History and Theory, Improvisation
Craig Russell Music History, Music Appreciation
Christopher J. Woodruff Assoc. Director of Bands, Music Appreciation, Theory

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Part-time Faculty
Lecturers
Faculty Name Music Area
Katherine Arthur Class Voice
Susan Azaret Davies Class Piano/Accompanying
James Bachman Class Guitar, Guitar Ensemble
Jacalyn Kreitzer Vocal Practicum

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Applied Faculty
Private Instruction for Music Majors
Faculty Name Music Area
Lisa Nauful bassoon
Keith Waibel clarinet
Sonny Galvan euphonium
Suzanne Duffy flute
James Bachman guitar
Craig Russell guitar & lute
Jennifer Sayre
Marcia Dickstein
harp
Jennifer Dodson
Jane Swanson
horn
Gabrielle Castriotta oboe
John Astaire percussion 
W. Terrence Spiller piano
Paul Rinzler piano (jazz)
Laura Kramer saxophone
Aaron Wolf saxophone (jazz)
Ken Hustad string bass
Sonny Galvan trombone
Christopher J. Woodruff trumpet
Sonny Galvan tuba
Paul Severtson
Brynn Albanese
violin
Paul Severtson viola
Jeanne Shumway
Barbara Spencer
violoncello
Thomas Davies
Jacalyn Kreitzer
Katherine Arthur
voice

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Emeriti
Retired Professors
Faculty Name Music Area
William Johnson Director of Bands, Theory, Conducting
John Russell Piano, Theory

Clifton Swanson
String Bass, Music History, Music Appreciation

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Staff
Support Staff
Staff Name Position
Druci Reese Admin. Support Coordinator II
Michele Abba Admin. Support Coordinator I
Benjamin Reveley Technician IIA
John Oliver Piano Technician
Susan Azaret Davies Accompanist
Paul Woodring Accompanist

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