Lecturers, Visiting Faculty & Specialists

Christine Brandes

The American soprano, Christine Brandes, enjoys an active career in North America and abroad, performing at many of the most distinguished festivals and concert series, in programs ranging from recitals and chamber music to oratorio and opera.

David Coll

David Coll (b.1980) is a composer of concert music, installation art, and interdisciplinary projects that engage physical presence with technology to create works of dramatic, introspective, and often playful effect.
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Ben Goldberg

Beginning in 1992, when his group New Klezmer Trio “kicked open the door for radical experiments with Ashkenazi roots music” (SF Chronicle), clarinetist Ben Goldberg has established himself as “one of the most vibrant, flexible, and inventive clarinetists in jazz and improvised music” (Downbeat), » read more »

Nikolas Nackley

Nikolas Nackley is the Director the University Chorus and the Director of Vocal Studies, Music 150B.

Nikolas has served as a full time and visiting lecturer at universities around the greater Bay Area.  He is also currently a member of the vocal/opera and choral faculty at San Francisco State University’s School of Music where he conducts the university’s Chamber Singers ensemble, teaches lyric diction and phonetics, opera workshop, vocal pedagogy, and private vocal instruction. » read more »

Michael Orland

Michael Seth Orland studied piano with Margaret Kohn and is a graduate of the UC Berkeley Music Department, where he studied harpsichord with Davitt Moroney and composition with Gérard Grisey. He later continued his study of composition with David Sheinfeld. » read more »

Magen Solomon

2015-16 Season MAGEN SOLOMON
Active across the US and abroad as a clinician, teacher, and guest conductor, Magen Solomon has been Artistic Director of the semi-professional San Francisco Choral Artists since 1995. » read more »