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Svanibor Pettan

Svanibor Pettan is a visiting professor at the University of California Berkeley in the Spring semester 2019 and teaches the course Music and Minorities in Europe. Otherwise, he is professor and chair in ethnomusicology at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His academic degrees are from the universities in Croatia, Slovenia, and the United States, while his fieldwork … Continue Reading »

Farley Miller

Farley Miller is a music historian and multi-instrumentalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His research focuses on twentieth century American popular music and music technology, with an especial focus on the design, use, and marketing of musical instruments. His recently completed dissertation, “Popular Music and Instrument Technology in an Electronic Age, 1960-1969,” explicates … Continue Reading »

Christine Brandes

Noted for her radiant, crystalline voice and superb musicianship, soprano Christine Brandes brings her committed artistry to a repertoire ranging from 17th century to newly composed works, performing at many of the world’s most distinguished festivals and concert series

David Coll

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. His work has been recognized through commissions, prizes, and awards from Milano Musica, NewMusicUSA, the Zellerbach Foundation, ISCM World Music Days, IRCAM, the Salvatore Martirano … Continue Reading »

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 … Continue Reading »

Francesco Spagnolo

Francesco Spagnolo is a multidisciplinary scholar focusing on Jewish studies, music and digital media. At the University of California, Berkeley, he is the Curator of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life and an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Music. He is also an affiliated faculty with the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, the Institute of … Continue Reading »

Nikolas Nackley

Nikolas Nackley is the Coordinator of Vocal Studies and a private vocal instructor at UC Berkeley. Nikolas has served as a full time and visiting lecturer at universities around the greater Bay Area and is sought after as a master vocal and choral clinician and competition adjudicator.  He is also currently a member of the … Continue Reading »