Music Department Faculty
Ronald Dunn holds a
BA degree in Music from UC San Diego, and an MM in Ethnomusicology from
Florida State University. His major instrument is the guitar, and he has
performed as a soloist and in chamber music settings. He directs the guitar program and teaches
other classes including Introduction to Music: World Music in America and Introduction to Music: Music in Western Cultures.Robert Farrington holds a
bachelors of music from UCLA and a Masters of Arts from Cal State East
Bay. He has taught instrumental music at De Anza since 1981 and now
teaches courses including Introduction to Music: Jazz Styles, Introduction to Music: Rock - From Roots to Rap, Music Fundamentals, and Music
Business. He is active as an adjudicator, directs honor bands and jazz
ensembles, and performs as a professional woodwind musician.
Dr. Ilan Glasman is director of the choral program and conducts the
Monday evening De
Anza Chorale and the select Vintage Singers. In addition, Ilan works
with vocal students
and teaches other music classes including Introduction to Music: Music in Western Cultures. Glasman received the D.M.A. in Choral Music from the University of Southern California
Thornton School of Music. He received the masters in Music Performance from San Jose State
University, and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of California Santa
Dan Mitchell has
degrees in music theory and composition from San Jose State University
where he studied electronic music with Allen Strange. As a student he also worked closely
with electronic instrument builder Donald Buchla and performed live
electronic music with "Biome" and "The Electric Weasel Ensemble."
Mitchell directs the Electronic Music program and teaches Introduction to Electronic Music, Intermediate Electronic Music, and Introduction to Music: Music in Western Cultures.
Paul Setziol received his Doctoral degree in Composition with a
secondary area of Musicianship/Music Theory and his Baccalaureate and
Masters degrees in Composition and Vocal Performance from the University
of Oregon. Setziol has written many
works for a variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles. Setziol teaches the Comprehensive Musicianship series of courses and teaches
voice, counterpoint, and composition. Anna Marie Poklewski is a concert pianist who enjoyed a distinguished
career as a solo performer after graduating with a Masters Degree
from the University of Krakow and the Royal Academy of Music in London.
She received the Distinguished Teacher Award from President George Bush
in 1991. Poklewski has taught courses ranging from beginning keyboard classes to Piano Performance workshop.
(Note: adjunct faculty are subject to change and not all current adjunct faculty may be listed here.)
Billie Bandermann has been a voice instructor at De Anza since 1983.
Michelle Hawkins teaches vocal jazz.
Gail Hicks teaches class piano and other courses.
John Russell directs the De Anza College Symphonic Winds.
Jim Schneider teaches jazz piano.
Loren Tayerle directs the De Anza Chamber Orchestra.
John David Thomsen teaches piano.
Bennett Zussman teaches guitar.
Performing groups and classes are open to all De Anza College students!
Performing GroupsDe Anza Chorale
Jazz Vocal Groups
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Daddios Jazz Ensemble
GE Music Classes
Introduction to Music classes (Music 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E) fulfill many transfer and certificate requirements for general education students, can apply to completion of the Music AA degree, and provide a general introduction to the art of music.
Beginning Music ClassesVoice
Intro to Electronic Music
Intermediate Electronic Music