Music at College of San Mateo - Meet the Faculty
skip directly to Main Content Navigation Search A-Z Index Ask the Bulldog Find People Top Story Breadcrumbs Footer
Flex Day
No classes Oct. 13, 2021
Veterans Day Holiday
No classes Nov. 12, 2021
Thanksgiving Holiday
No classes Nov. 25-28, 2021
Sexual Misconduct & Title IX
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
Music
Meet the Faculty

Krys BobrowskiKrys Bobrowski
Title: Professor
Degrees: M.A., Electronic Music and Recording Media, Mills College; B.A., Music and Computer Science, Dartmouth College
Patrick WolffPatrick Wolff
Title: Professor
Degrees: B.M. New York University
Teaching Experience: Stanford Jazz Workshop, Stanford University, California Jazz Conservatory, Jazz Camp West, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Hobbies: Keeping old, beautiful things alive- including cars, record players, clarinets, and the bebop language
Quote: "Music washes away the dust of everyday life." -Art Blakey
Michael GalisatusMichael Galisatus
Title: Professor Emeritus
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
Title:
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
Richard RoperRichard Roper
Title: Adjunct Faculty 
Degrees:
 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
Title:
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
Title:
Adjunct Faculty
Degrees: M.A., Music, Washington State University; B.A., Music, Washington State University
Marcelle DronkersMarcelle Dronkers
Title:
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