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Meet the Faculty

R. Bryan BakerR. Bryan Baker
Adjunct Faculty - Lecturer, Voice and Conductor, Masterworks Chorale
Degrees: DMA, Arizona State University; MM, San Francisco State University; BM, San Diego State University
Teaching Experience: Since 1985
Career Highlights: Concert tours to Brazil and Eastern Europe; singing 'Caspar' in Amal & the Night Visitors; playing Beethoven's Choral Fantasy;conducting Masterworks Chorale with soloist Luana DeVol two weeks after she made her debut at the MET.
Hobbies: Reading history and science fiction; hiking; acting; cats
Quote: "The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well yet."
Krys BobrowskiKrys Bobrowski
Title: Professor
Degrees: M.A., Electronic Music and Recording Media, Mills College; B.A., Music and Computer Science, Dartmouth College
Michael GalisatusMichael Galisatus
Title: Professor
Degrees: M.A., Music Education, San Francisco State University; B.A., Music, San Jose State University; California Single Subject Secondary, Life Teaching Credential, San Jose State University
Teaching Experience: Since 1980
Career Highlights: Performing with some of my musical idols; Conducting my symphonic band on the stage of the Boston Symphony Hall.
Hobbies: Going to Giants' games with my kids.
Quote: "Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul." – Plato
Shulamit HoffmannShulamit Hoffmann
Adjunct Faculty
Degrees: Ed D., Teachers College, Columbia University; M.A., Conducting, San Jose State University; M.A., Music, Piano Performance, Lewis & Clark College; B.M. University of the Witwatersrand; Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, London; Licentiate of the University of South Africa
Teaching Experience: University of Witwatersrand, University of Cape Town, Idaho State University, Brigham Young University Idaho, Notre Dame de Namur University
Hobbies: Passionate about my miniature Schnauzer Toby and about symphonic repertoire
Quote: "Music is not in the notes but in the silence in between."  – Mozart
Brenda HutchinsonBrenda Hutchinson
Title: Associate Faculty - Electronic Music
Degrees: M.A., Music Composition, UC San Diego; B.F.A., Music, Carnegie Mellon University; Attended Goldsmith's College in London; Completed Computer Music Workshop at Stanford University
Jane JacksonJane Jackson
Title: Professor - Harmony, Musicianship and Piano
Degrees: M.A., Music Theory, University of Michigan; M.A., Piano, University of Michigan;
B.A., General Music, Pomona College
Teaching Experience: Since 1989
Career Highlights: Touring universities and conservatories in the UK giving lectures and recitals; creating and producing many educational lecture/recital series in London; performing with principle soloists from the London Symphony, Iceland Symphony, and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
Hobbies: Swimming, watching sports, being outdoors, hanging out with my daughter
Quote: "It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stick with problems longer." – Albert Einstein
Benedict LimBenedict Lim
Title: Adjunct Faculty, World Music and Music Literature
M.A., Ethnomusicology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; B.A., Music Literature and Composition, Towson State University
Teaching Experience: Since 1991 (east Asian & Indonesian music a specialty) 
Career Highlights: I have presented papers at national and international conferences; produced a documentary film, "Chinese Percussion in New York City"; and was a contributing specialist in the area of Indonesian music for a high school textbook, Music! It's Role and Importance in Our Lives.
Hobbies: Soccer referee; sports; fine dining
Quote: "All I know is that I don't know everything."
Richard RoperRichard Roper
Title: Adjunct Faculty 
 D.M.A., University of Maryland; M.M., Yale University; B.M., San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Career Highlights: Year long music study in Paris as a Harriet Hale Wooley Scholar; performances with Northern California ensembles including Symphony Silicon Valley, Oakland Symphony, Ballet San Jose, and many more; faculty member at UC Santa Cruz and SF Conservatory Pre-College. 
Hobbies: Reading, travel, and listening to great music
John SantosJohn Santos
Adjunct Faculty - Instructor, Afro-Latin Percussion Ensemble
Degrees: De la calle
Teaching Experience: Since 1973
Career Highlights: Four Grammy nominations; performed and taught extensively in the US, Latin America, and Europe; 2008 US Artists Fontanals Fellow, Latin Jazz Advisory Committee of the Smithsonian Institution; recorded and/or performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Cachao, Max Roach, McCoy Tyner, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Santana, and many more.
Hobbies: Listening to old music, making percussive instruments
Quote: "It is no sign of good health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society." – J. Krishnamurti
Tim DevineTim Devine
Adjunct Faculty
Degrees: M.A., Music, Washington State University; B.A., Music, Washington State University
Marcelle DronkersMarcelle Dronkers
Adjunct Faculty - Instructor
Career Highlights: Has performed most of Mozart’s heroines, Handel's evil sorceresses and Verdi's Lady Macbeth with Donald Pippin's Pocket Opera; favorite performances include The Four Last Songs of Strauss with LiederAlive, and Britten’s War Requiem at San Francisco’s Davies Hall.
Charles Alan Ferguson, Adjunct Faculty
M.A., Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts/Music, California Institute of the Arts
B.A., English and Comparative Literature/Music, Columbia University
Foreign Study, Diplomas: Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Barquisimeto, Venezuela

Milton H. Williams, Instructor
M.A., Music, Orchestral Conducting & Composition, Notre Dame de Namur University
B.A., Music, Voice, San Francisco Conservatory of Music