Dr. James Calhoun is an assistant professor of music at the University of La Verne and director of choral activities. He currently serves as Organist at Holman United Methodist Church and Organist/Choral Director at University Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Los Angeles. He previously spent 24 years as Organist, Choral Director, and Director of Music Ministries at … Read More

Reed Gratz is a professor of music and department chair at the University of La Verne. The leader of The Reed Gratz Band, Gratz has played with George Russell, Herb Alpert, Bruce Hornsby, John Patitucci, Barbara Morrison, Alex Acuna, Sir Willem Nijholt and others. He has composed music for 15 plays. Recent CD’s are Below Sealevel … Read More

Dr. Kathleen Lamkin, professor of music at the University of La Verne and authority on the life and works of Austrian composer Joseph Haydn, was co-founder of the Haydn Society of California and a charter member of the Haydn Society of North America. Her book Esterházy Musicians from 1790-1809 Considered from New Sources in the Castle … Read More

Steve Biondo is the music department manager at the University of La Verne. As a professional musician, drummer/percussionist and recording artist. He founded La Verne’s West African Drum Ensemble in 2001. He manages the Music Library and Music Office Staff and assists with studio recording and music software training. Biondo is also a percussion adjudicator for drums … Read More

As an expert in social and cultural history, Dr. Kenneth Marcus was recently named a Fulbright Scholar, and will spend a semester teaching at Leiden University in Holland during Spring 2013. As professor of history and director of the International Studies Institute at the University of La Verne, one of Marcus’ many passions lies within engaging … Read More