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Jessica Siena
Director of Conservatory Admissions
Faye Spanos Concert Hall, 3rd Floor
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Music Composition Alumni

Adam Brooker (2015)

BM in Composition
Currently pursuing his MM in classical guitar performance at Portland State University where he is studying guitar with Jesse McCann and composition with Bryan Johanson.

Jimmy Kraft (2015) 

BM in Composition and Jazz Studies
Just released his first CD Time to fly 

Benjamin Vogel (2015)

BM in Composition
Currently pursuing his MM in Composition at University of Texas at Austin

Nicholas Joven (2014)

BM in Composition
Currently pursuing his MM in Composition at NYU

Connor Moen (2014)

BM in Composition with a minor in Music Management
MM '19 Music Production, Technology, and Innovation from Berklee College of Music
Fall 2016, commissioned by the Sacramento Philharmonic to arrange the halftime show for the Sacramento Kings' first home game in their new arena, the "Golden 1 Center." 

James MacQueen (2013)

BM in Composition and Performance, Violin
MM in violin performance from University of Denver's Lamont School of Music

Hali Alspach (2012)

BM in Composition
MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU.
Freelance composer and performer in NY.

Petra Anderson (2012)

BM in Composition
MM in composition at the University of Maryland



Jon Maurer (2012)

BM in Composition
Freelance guitarist in Los Angeles, CA
Just released his first CD Fire

Ryan Allmand

Ryan Allmand (2011)

BM in Music Composition
Sound Engineer at Sixense Entertainment



Dashiel Reed (2011)

BM in Composition and Performance in Piano
2012: Attended the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program at USC.
Most recently, worked on NBC's Siberia. He is presently working in scoring Stalker on CBS and The Following on Fox.


Tyler Combs

Tyler Combs (2011)

BM in Music Composition
UCLA, Certificate in Film Scoring 
Casting at Opus One Music Library in Los Angeles, CA.


Kevin Baldwin

Kevin Baldwin (2010)

BM in Music Composition
MM in Contemporary Performance at the Manhattan School of Music.
Currently, DMA candidate in Music Composition at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA,
Member of Ensemble Mise-en, New York. 


Caroline McCaskey

Caroline McCaskey (2010)

BM in Music Composition
MM in Viola Performance and Certificate in Suzuki Violin Pedagogy at Denver University - Denver, Colorado.
Active viola, saw and fiddle performer in the Denver Area.


Rosie Burrell (2010)

BM in Music Composition
MM in Composition from Mannes College the New School for Music. 



Andrew Byars

Andrew Byars (2010)

BM in Music Composition
Performing with his band called "The Parmesans."



Kyle Hovatter

Kyle Hovatter (2008)

BM in Music Composition 
MM '12 in Composition at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, CA.
Freelance composer, performer in the Bay Area


Krista Penney

Krista Penney (2008)

BM in Music Composition
MA '12 in Music, emphasis in Composition at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. 
Realtor with Coldwell Banker 


Cole Ingraham (2007) 
BM Music Composition from University of the Pacific, 
MFA in Electronic Music from Mills College.
DMA in Music Composition, University of Colorado at Boulder
2015: Lead Software Developer at Amper Music.
Teaching music composition, theory, technology, and flute at FaceArt Institute of Music in Shangai, China

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 
MM '09 in Composition from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri.
Currently writing music for film and theatre. Active composer of film, theater and television music. Participated in Chai Found International Composition Workshop, Taiwan.
Awarded San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Musical Direction, 2014.

Devin Farney (2006)

BM in Music Composition
MM '09 in Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory
Freelance composer and music teacher in the Bay Area. 


Anna Cleary (2004)
Freelance composer 




Yoshiaki Onishi (2004)

MM '07 in Composition from Yale University School of Music, New Haven, Connecticut 
Artist's Diploma '08
in composition from Yale University School of Music, New Haven, Connecticut
MA '13 in Composition from Columbia University, New York, New York
DMA '15 in Composition at Columbia University, New York, New York
2011: Recipient of the Gaudeamus International Composers Award
2015: Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, Japan.
2016: Named Artistic Director on the new music ensemble "Exophonic Tokyo"  

Jeremy Erman (2003)

Music director and accompanist for theater and music groups 



Murphy Scholl (2003)

AppleCare Advisor at Apple Inc.




Andrew Ardrizzoia (2001)

MM at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
DMA in composition with a cognate in music theory from the Hartt School of the University of Hartford. 
Full-time instructor of music at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, CT 


Melissa Stark (2001)

MM, 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 (2000)

MM in Composition at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California 


John MacCallum (1999)

MM '03 in Composition from McGill University, Montréal, Canada
PhD in Composition and Research Assistant at Center for New Music and Audio Technologies, University of California, Berkeley, California
2014 Musical Research Residency at IRCAM  (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique), Paris, France
Currently on a Post-Doc at  the TerraSwarm Research Center at UC Berkeley.

Dennis Malfatti (1996)

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 (1982)

National award-winning classical composer. 

Larry Groupe (1979)

Composer for film and television.
Emmy Awards for Best Original Score received in 1998 and 2009. 

Wynn Erickson

Wynn Erickson (1974)

MM 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.


Robert Coburn (1972)

Program Director Composition and Music Theory, Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific

Mark Ross (1972)

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.