Lecturers, Visiting Faculty & Specialists

Jeanne Bamberger

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Jeanne Bamberger has an established record as one of the seminal figures in the fields of music cognition and child development. In addition to being an emeritus from MIT, she has also taught as a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. » read more »

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), “an artist who seems to find beautiful melodies at the end of every path.” (NPR) » read more »

Nikolas Nackley

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

Though relatively new to academia, 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 and choral faculty at San Francisco State University’s School of Music where he conducts the university’s Chamber Singers ensemble, » 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

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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 »

Francesco Spagnolo

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A multidisciplinary scholar focusing on Jewish studies, music and digital media, Francesco Spagnolo is the Curator of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life and an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley. His research and teaching interests » read more »