Music Faculty

Yoon, Im Sang
Church Music, Choral Conducting
Assistant Professor, Graduate Studies
Director of MA in Music Program
D.M.A., American Conservatory of Music, 2002
M.Div., Haggard Theological Seminary of Azusa Pacific University, 2000
M.M., University of Southern California, 1996
B.A., Chung Ang University, 1990
Hwang, Sonia
Music, Piano
Assistant Professor
Director of BA in Music Program
D.M.A., University of North Texas, 2010
M.M., University of North Texas, 2005
B.M., University of Pretoria, 2001
Kim, Jin Soo
Assistant Professor
B. A., Musician Institute
Un Yong Choi
Church Music
D.M.A., Study at University of Southern California, 1995~2000
M.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2002
M.A., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1990
B.A., Chong Shin University, 1984
Esther Yune
D.M.A., Eastman School of Music, 2003
M.M, New England Conservatory of Music, 1998
B.A., New England Conservatory of Music, 1996
Jesse Wright-Fitzgerald
D.M.A., Candidate, University of Southern California
M.M., Syracuse University, 2004
B.A., Susquehanna University, 2002
Robert MacNeil
M.M., Vocal Performance, University of Southern California, August 2007
B.M., Vocal Performance, Chapman University, May 1993
Kathleen Roland
D.M.A., University of Southern California, 1997
M.M., University of Southern California, 1992
B.A., Chapman college, 1985
Susan Svercek
D.M.A., University of Southern California, 1985
M.M., Yale University, 1980
B.A., Cal Arts, 1979
Alexander Kalman
D.M.A, University of Southern California, 2001-present
Advanced Studies Certificate, USC, 2001
M.A., University of Southern California, 1999
Graduate Studies, University of Alaska, 1996
B.A., Far Eastern State Institute of Arts, Russia, 1995
Sara Leib
Jazz Vocal
M.A., New England Conservatory, 2003
M.A., Berklee college of Music, 2001
B.A., Hamilton Academy of Music, 1999
Jeff Richman
Performed with John Abercrombie, Mesh’el Ndegeocello, and B.B. King
Performed in many television and movie soundtracks
Jason Harnell
Drum Set
Teaches at UC Irvine, Musicians Institute
Performed with Otmaro Ruiz, Jay Clayton, and John Beasley
Toured USA, Europe, Australia, and Asia with trumpeter Maynard Ferguson
Dan Ring
Music Technology
Educated at Harvard University and Berklee College of Music
Taught at Northeastern University in Boston
Worked as a piano instructor, arranger, and orchestrator
John St. Marie
Choral Music
Director of Choirs at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
Director of Choirs at California State University, Los Angeles
D.M.A. (ABD), University of Southern California, 2010
M.M., California State University, Fullerton, 2005 B.A.,
B.M., Loyola University, New Orleans, 1992
Rique Pantoja
Jazz Piano
Solid track record as composer, arranger, keyboardist, producer and song writer
Brahma Extra Award "Grandes Nomes da Musica Popular Brasilerira" and Victor Assis Brasil Awald
B.A., Berklee College of Music