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Music Composition Department
Dr. Francois Rose
Theory and Composition Program Director
Conservatory of Music
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211

Music Composition Alumni

Ryan Allmand

Ryan Allmand (2011)

BM in Music Composition
Working at a company called Sixense where he is developing their game controllers to work with MIDI and OSC so that they can be used in any kind of music software.


Tyler Combs

Tyler Combs (2011)

BM in Music Composition

Recently he completed an internship at the Alan Ett Creative Group, an audio post house. In September of 2011 he will start the UCLA Extension courses in film scoring.

 Kevin Baldwin

Kevin Baldwin (2010)

BM in Music Composition

Currently M.M. in Contemporary Performance at the Manhattan School of Music.

Caroline McCaskey

Caroline McCaskey (2010)

BM in Music Composition
M.M. in Viola Performance and Certificate in Suzuki Violin Pedagogy at Denver University - Denver, Colorado.


 Rosie Burrell (2010)

BM in Music Composition
Currently studying composition at Mannes College the New School for Music, graduate degree program, in New York, NY.

 Andrew Byars

Andrew Byars (2010)

BM in Music Composition

Currently he is teaching guitar and trumpet lessons in Marin County as well as performing around the Bay Area with a band called "The Dig-Its".

Kyle Hovatter

Kyle Hovatter (2008)

BM in Music Composition

Currently M.M. in Composition at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, California.

Krista Penney

Krista Penney (2008)

BM in Music Composition

Currently working on an MA in Music, emphasis in Composition at Washington State University, Pullman, WA as well as a CD.


Devin Farney (2005)

BM in Music Composition
M.M '09 in Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory

In addition to being a music teacher in San Francisco, he is an arranger/copyist who currently is a composer's assistant to Terry Riley.


Anna Cleary '04

Freelance composer 


Yoshiaki Onishi '04

M.M. '08 in Composition from Yale University School of Music, New Haven, Connecticut
DMA in Composition at Columbia University, New York, New York



Jeremy Erman '03

Music director and accompanist for theater and music groups



Murphy Scholl '03

High school music educator in Austin, Texas 


Andrew Ardrizzoia '01

M.M. at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona



Melissa Stark '01

M.M., Intermedia Music Technology '04 from the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

College Instructor at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon and Singer/Songwriting/Soundscape Designer/Audio Engineer 


Benjamin Tarne '00

M.M. in Composition at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California



John MacCallum '99

M.M. '03 in Composition from McGill University, Montréal, Canada

Ph.D. in Composition and Research Assistant at Center for New Music and Audio Technologies, University of California, Berkeley, California 


Dennis Malfatti '96

Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Evansville, Indiana. Recently appointed Conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus (Indiana) 

 Kathleen Mayne '82

National award-winner of classical composer.


 Larry Groupe '79

Composer for film and television.


 Wynn Erickson

Wynn Erickson (1974)

M.M. Composition

Port Ludlow, WA, just released his 17th album of instrumental music on iTunes. His music was featured this last Halloween at the "Transylvanian Ball" in Portland, OR. He now splits his time between Washington state and Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. 

Gary Liu (2007)

BM in Music Composition
Graduate Certificate from the University of Southern California Film Scoring Program.

Currently pursuing his career as a film composer in Los Angeles

Nathan Riebli (2007)

BM in Music Composition
M.M.'09 in Composition from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri.

Currently writing music for film and theatre. 

Cole Ingraham (2007)

B.M. Music Composition from University of the Pacific,
M.F.A in Electronic Music from Mills College.

Currently DMA in Music Composition, University of Colorado at Boulder

Mark Ross '72

Emmy Awards winner composer for television.

Mark Ross graduated from the Conservatory of Music in 1972. He is a two time Emmy award winning composer, and as a keyboard player has worked with many major artists such as Carole King, Brian Wilson, Linda Ronstadt, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and The Mark-Almond Band. He has produced a CD for singer-songwriter Ann Kelly, which has gotten national radio airplay.