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  • Thursday, June 11: De Anza Chamber Orchestra 7:30 PM. $10, $5 students. Visual and Performing Arts Center, De Anza College.
  • Friday, June 12: Student Recital Vocalist Kayla Wilfong presents a student recital. 6:30 PM. FREE ADMISSION. Room A11, De Anza College.
  • Sunday, June 14: Piano Recital De Anza piano students perform music by Debussy, Ravel, Chopin, Brahms, Scarlatti, and Prokofiev. Faculty member John Thomsen will also perform. 7:00 PM. Room A-11. FREE ADMISSION.
  • Monday, June 15: Chorale and Vintage Singers A Night at the Theatre: The Lighter Side of Choral Music. 7:30 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, De Anza College (subject to change). $10, $5 students.
  • Wednesday, June 17: 34th Annual Patnoe Jazz Festival Vocalist Jamie Davis, Saxophonist Noel Jewkes, the De Anza Jazz Ensemble, the Daddios Big Band. 7:30 PM. Visual and Performing Arts Center, De Anza College. $15 / $10 students.
  • Saturday, June 20: De Anza Wind Ensemble Spring Concert. 7:30 PM. Visual And Performing Arts Center, De Anza College. $5.
  • Monday, June 22: De Anza Chamber Orchestra 7:30 PM. $10, $5 students. Visual and Performing Arts Center, De Anza College.


DuoPianists200W: Two De Anza College pianists in recital

De Anza College is the second California community college to be named an "All-Steinway Institution." Faculty and students can teach, learn, and perform on the instruments used by 95% of internationally renowned performing artists.

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Music Department Faculty

Full-time 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.

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 Barbara.

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.

Emeritus Faculty

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 along with other 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.

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.

Adjunct Faculty

(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.
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 Groups

De Anza Chorale
Vintage Singers
Jazz Vocal Groups
Chamber/Symphony Orchestra
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble
Guitar 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.


Comprehensive Musicianship
Music Fundamentals

Beginning Music Classes

Other instruments

Electronic Music

Intro to Electronic Music
Intermediate Electronic Music
 Updated Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 2:26:18 PM by Dan Mitchell -
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