Faculty In Review

Music Department

The Music Department faculty is made up of professional performing musicians, composers, and distinguished specialists whose understanding of music allows them to provide a friendly, encouraging, and serious atmosphere in which students may try out new things, study, grow, and develop.

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Harry Bernstein

Music Department

Older Adults Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Anthony Blea

Music Department

M.A., Manhattan School of Music
B.A., San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Professor Blea has been teaching at CCSF since 2007.

His goal is to impart upon his students a love of music through verbal means, performance and rehearsing varied genres of music.

Professor Blea self-produced a CD, "Virgen De La Caridad!! Anthony Blea y su Choranga.

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Lennis Jay Carlson

Music Department

B.A., California State University, Northridge; M.A.T. , Portland State University

Lenny Carlson has taught in the Music Department at CCSF since 1998. His primary subjects are Guitar and History of Jazz. He also directs and arranges music for the Intermediate Stage Band. In his free-lance career, he is an award-winning composer, guitarist and producer. He has taught courses in the Stanford University Continuing Studies Program and at other institutions in the Bay Area.

His compositions combine jazz and classical elements in inventive ways for traditional acoustic instruments. Born in Los Angeles, he has produced four recordings of original music, and his compositions have been featured on nine more. One piece, “Biff” from IN THE MUD, was on the 1985 Grammy Award ballot for Best Jazz Instrumental Composition. In the Mud was re-released digitally in 2013 in ITI Records. Active professionally since the 1970s, he has composed for film, video, theater and live performance.

In 2008, Lenny Carlson released two CDs of his original music. SEAT OF THE PANTS (jazz/latin/eclectic) features drummer Eddie Marshall, pianist Rebeca Mauleon and double bassist Barry Green, all musicians with international reputations. CCSF Music Department Chair Madeline Mueller performed two solo ragtime piano pieces.

The second CD, ECHOLOCATION: SIX MOVEMENTS FOR STRING QUARTET, is performed by Bridget Dolkas and the California Quartet. The musicians are members of the Pacific Symphony of Orange County, Southern CA. Performances of Echolocation were given at CCSF and at Stanford in May, 2007.

Lenny Carlson was awarded a Subito grant of $1000 from the American Composers Forum in November, 2007 to support the presentation of a new jazz/classical fusion work, "Three Episodes for Quintet." In February, 2009, two successful performances and a lecture-demonstration were presented, featuring Bridget Dolkas (violin), Hal Richards (reeds and winds), Frederick Harris (piano), Barry Green (double bass) and Curt Moore (drums). A DVD of the CCSF performance was made by the Broadcasting Department.

"Hyphen Dance" (for Carter Dewberry), a tango for solo cello, was commissioned and composed in Fall, 2008; it was recorded on her 2009 CD, Origins. In 2009, he composed EARTH TONES (for Frederick Harris), a six-movement suite for solo piano that was performed at Stanford University to a standing-room-only audience in January, 2010.

In February, 2010, Lenny Carlson received a second Subito award ($1200) to support the completion of his 3-movement suite, "Aluminum Sunset: A Tribute to the Music of Raymond Scott," composed for Jeff Sanford’s Cartoon Jazz Orchestra, a San Francisco-based 16-piece professional jazz band that was founded in 2003. It performs the music associated with the classic cartoons of Disney, LooneyToons and others. Aluminum Sunset is the first original work commissioned by the CJO, which produced its first studio CD in 2013.

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Lap-Yan Chui

Music Department

B.A., Arizona State University M.A., Cal State East Bay

Prof. Chui has been teaching at CCSF since 2005

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Kwaku Daddy

Music Department

B.A., San Francisco State University
M.B.A., San Francisco State University

Professor Daddy has been teaching at CCSF since 1983.

He is a member of the Recording Academy, a five time winner of the ASCAP Awards for music, a consultant on African and world music to the California elementary and secondary schools, the California State university system, and the California junior college system.

Professor Daddy has also taught and conducted master percussion workshops at San Francisco State University, the Conservatory of Music, Southern U, Bakersfield College and at the College of the Redwoods. He has released seven albums and has written several musical pieces including "The African Concerto", currently being performed by numerous symphonies across the state of California. He is also the author of the text "The Folklore of Ghana".

Professor Daddy has recorded, performed and co-headlined with Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, Randy Weston, Santana, John Handy, Quincy Jones, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Third World, the Paul Winter Consort, and has conducted workshops with the legendary Johnny Otis. He has also performed his African Concerto with the Santa Rosa, Sacramento, El Camino and Bakersfield symphonies.

In African culture, you have to learn the music tradition, whether you're going to be a lawyer, a doctor, or whatever you are going to be. You learn the tradition because it is what contains your folklore, history and philosophy. African society and its history is narrated through music, The music has so much to do with it that you do not do anything in African society without singing or playing music. The music is constantly present.

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Bob Davis

Music Department

B.A., Franklin & Marshall College; B. Mus., San Francisco Conservatory of Music; M.F.A., Mills College Center for Contemporary Music

Bob has taught at City College since 1976, full time since 2000. He has also taught music at Solano and Cabrillo Community Colleges and sound design for theater at San Francisco State University.

The Kronos String Quartet has performed his music. He was the sound engineer for over 75 performances of Laurie Anderson’s “United States, Parts I – IV” in the US and Europe and has performed his work at Moscow, Stockholm and Italian theater festivals. He designed sound for the film “Vegas in Space,” written and performed his solo show, “Banjo,” and edited books on the San Francisco punk scene for Last Gasp Publishers. Bob has been awarded grants from National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, Zellerbach Family Fund, LEF Foundation and New American Radio Foundation. He is listed in four editions of Who's Who in American Education.

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Helen Dilworth

Music Department

B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University
A.M., Stanford University;
Ed.D., University of Southern California



Dr. Dilworth blends successful careers as educator and solo vocalist. She enjoys helping her students to sing the songs they choose, based upon their desires and needs. Dr. Dilworth is able to provide guidance based upon the collective wisdom of research and a wide range of experts with whom she has studied. Her methods allow students to develop their technique and expression, to perform "better, faster and longer."

Nicknamed "Dr. Diva", She has taught in many venues, including community colleges, universities, conservatories, Young Audiences, singing teacher's organizations, musician's associations, California Touring Artists, private lessons, vocal seminars, gospel workshops and choral clinics, in addition to K-12 and service as school principal.

As soprano soloist, Dr. Dilworth has toured Japan, Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Puerto Rico, China, and most of the United States. She has won many prizes, including SF Opera Merola awards, NY Metropolitan awards, Austria's Meistersinger title, Queen's Opera and San Jose Music Club awards; plus Getty, Schwabacher, and Saunderson awards. She recorded Gold's Songs of Love and Parting on Cambria records. Mayors Jordan and Brown each declared a "Dr. Helen Dilworth Day" in San Francisco.

Dr. Dilworth's publications and memberships include: "So You Want to Be a Consultant", NATS, MENC, NANM, OMI, SCC Board of Directors, Pilgrim Board of Education, Arts Committee, Ingleside Arts founder,Friends of Negro Spirituals, Bracebridge Singers, Gospel Music Workshop, Young Musicians donor, Friends of the Conservatory, Yachats performer...

She enjoys Concerts, Performing, Theatre, Movies, Parties, Family, Phone, and many more.

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Franz J Enciso

Music Department

M.A. in Music, University of California, Berkeley. B.A. in Music, California State University, Los Angeles

1977-

He is a specialist in ear-training, sight-singing, harmony, and piano pedagogy. His specialty and area of research is the musical language, style, and philosophy of the Romantic era, with emphasis on the music of Wagner, Schubert, and Mahler. He is dedicated to having students with little or no background in music understand and appreciate the value and importance of the cultural and intellectual past, and to make it relevant to the issues of today.

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Richard C Fenner

Music Department

B.A. with Distinction in Music, Queens College of the City University of New York
M.F.A., Brandeis University

Professor Fenner has been teaching at CCSF since 1961.

He is a member of the Asian Infusion Committee, the Garden Club, and the Distance Learning Committee.

Professional Fenner's Professional activities include Studio Recording Cellist, Fichten Quartet, Virtuosi of San Francisco, and the Western Opera Theater Orchestra.

His interests include gardening and Buddhism.

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Brian S Fergus

Music Department

B.A., Pennsylvania State University, Los Angeles; M.F.A., Mills College

Mr. Fergus is a composer and performer of electronic music. He often works in mixed media, composing and performing music for dance, film and theater arts.

He is a percussionist with the San Francisco Symphony and Ballet and has performed at the Curran Theatre and Boston Pops.

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Lawrence Ferrara

Music Department

B.M., M.M., San Francisco Conservatory

Mr. Ferrara has been teaching at CCSF since 1978.

He has the distinction of being the first guitarist to receive a master's degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In addition to teaching as full time music professor at City College of San Francisco, Mr. Ferrara also teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and San Francisco State University.

Mr. Ferrara has performed major recitals in San Francisco, Toronto, Barcelona, Los Angeles and at the Carnegie Recital Hall in New York. He has performed with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, the Bay Chamber Symphony, the Classical Philharmonic and the San Francisco Conservatory's Chamber Orchestra and New Music Ensemble.

Among many awards, Mr. Ferrara was twice prize winner at the Carmel Classic Guitar Competition runner-up at the Toronto International Guitar Competition and has served on the Music Advisory Panel to the National Endowment of the Arts. He received the California Virtual Campus (CVC) Award for the "Best Online Teaching Website" for his course in Music Appreciation. Mr. Ferrara is the author and performer of a sequence of music books titled The Student Repertoire Series for Guitar, with accompanying CD's, published by Guitar Solo of San Francisco and has a solo CD of American Guitar Works on the VGo label. Website: http://www.lawrenceferrara.com

His educational goal is to expose students to the expressive potential and creative process of music. This is achieved in a positive, open, and encouraging classroom environment.

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Tod N Fleming

Music Department

B.A., San Francisco State University

Mr. Fleming is the former chair of the Mill Valley School District Music Program.

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David A Hardiman

Music Department

A.A. Music Education, City College of San Francisco
B.A. Music Education, San Francisco State University
M.A., San Francisco State University

Professor Hardiman was born in Indiana and started in elementary school playing piano/trumpet/singing/song writing/performing through high school with bands and local acts. He moved to California in 1980 to pursue his education as an instrumental music teacher. Since 1989, Professor Hardiman taught in the San Francisco, Richmond, and Oakland Unified School Districts as an instrumental music teacher. He started teaching at CCSF Advanced Jazz Band, Jazz History, and the Jazz/Rock Improv Workshop classes in the Spring of 2005. His biggest inspiration has been his Grandmother-Sadie Hardiman, hisMother-Juanita Hardiman, and his Father- David Hardiman, Sr. who taught Jazz at CCSF for 30 years. He also finds inspiration in Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, The Jackson Five, Prince, Babyface and After 7 among others.

Professor Hardiman has his own Jazz Quintet. He has also performed with this father's S.F. All-Star Big Band as alead singer and trumpet player since 1983. He has performed domestically and internationally in various arenas, clubs, and hotels. Some of his credits are: the IAJE, African American Jazz Caucus Dance Band as a lead singer/trumpet player. the Gene Gilbeaux Big Band, The Curtis Shaw Big Band, The Fillmore Preservation Jazz Big Band, the SF Golden Gate Park Band. He also toured with the St. Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band in the Summer of 2002 to the UK, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and France. He has opened Jazz festivals for Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Roy Hargrove, Sly and the Family Stone, and the Indiana State Fair tour in 2007. Professor Hardiman also performed and played in "Tony, Tonie, Tone", The Barkay's, The Dazz Band, domestically. Other artists and bands include Finis Tasby, Force One, Know Jazz, About Face, Housequake, Solid Gold, Romaccue, Tito Garcia, The Franco Brothers, Salsa Monumental, Charisma, Sabor Latino, Timbalero, Cana Roja, Orchestra Boriquen, Masada, and Pepe y su Orquesta de Peru. He has performed as a bugler at Bay Meadows and Golden Gate Fields. Professor Hardiman has appeared in several videos with Michael Jackson (Cry) and M.C. Hammer (Here Comes the Hammer). Other television appearances have been on the "Padrisimo Show"/Telemundo with Victor Manuel and CD recordings with Know Jazz, Karee featuring the Dramatics.

Professor Hardiman is a member of the International Association of Jazz Educators, Afro-American Jazz Caucus, and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

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Judy Hubbell

Music Department

Bachelor of Science in Voice, Master of Science in Voice, The Juilliard in New York City; Voice Major with Hans Joachim Heinz and Beverley Peck Johnson.

Additional studies have included 2 years at Oberlin College and Oberlin Conservatory of Music as a double major in Voice and English, Juilliard's American Opera Center in New York, St Lawrence University, and the University of Washington in Seattle. Judy's debut recital in New York was in Carnegie Recital Hall. Her professional singing career until 1992 included many performances and American and World Premieres of new compositions in major halls. As a contemporary music specialist, she sang with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, San Francisco Symphony's New and Unusual, and the Aspen Music Festival. Previously in the 1970's she sang as soprano soloist for three years as a member of the New York Pro Musica, an early music ensemble under Columbia Artists Mgt., with engagements in the USA, South America, and Europe.

Judy has been on the Music Faculty at City College of San Francisco since 1978. She served as Musical Director for CCSF's City Summer Opera, working closely with noted director and writer David Ostwald. Judy's work with voice students includes textual meaning and story telling in songs as well as their musical and sound qualities. She also encourages her singing students to explore other than simply western principles of vocal science, introducing centering and breathing techniques learned from studies in Biofeedback, Mindfulness, Hatha Yoga and T'ai Chi Chih.
Ms. Hubbell's career in voice and music teaching has included being on the music faculty of various institutions: Wagner College on Staten Island, NY; and in California as a faculty member teaching voice majors at the colleges of Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont and Sonoma State University.

Judy's students are encouraged to study music theory and piano, to write about music and text, to sing in foreign languages, and to keep their bodies and minds in shape. Judy's work with the CCSF Mentoring Music Project since 2000 has been to work with the expertise found in our CCSF student body, She encourages development of future teachers through their growth as voluntary mentors in her piano and voice classes. Expertise among the mentors enables an open classroom where ideas on voice, piano, alignment, diction, acting techniques, movement, and musicianship are exchanged. Students then help each other grow creatively as musicians and artists, forming important artistic ties in the community. CCSF students bring so much knowledge and experience to the classroom that it is a very exciting place to study, teach, and learn!

Ms. Hubbell is a certified instructor of T'ai Chi Chih and Yoga. She finds the principles of Yoga and Tai Chi greatly help voice and piano students with alignment as well as enhancing the physical and mental control and relaxation needed for playing and singing music. Hatha I, Hatha II, Therapeutic Yoga, and Raja Yoga are among her disciplines from the teacher training programs of the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco. Judy's voluntary teaching projects outside CCSF include Hatha I/II at Integral Yoga Institute and T'ai ch chih for the Excelsior Community Center in SF.

Ms Hubbell is a Former President of the Bay Area Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Various granted projects have included the Rockefeller Foundation, a Residency with the Djerassi Foundation,and an Arkansas Council of the Arts Grant as a touring artist. Recordings include the CD Cantos, Ballads, Canciones with former CCSF faculty member and classical guitarist, Robert Bozina.

Judy's hobbies include hiking in the beautiful wilderness areas of California and sea kayaking.

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Charles M Hudspeth

Music Department

B.A., Oklahoma City University; M.A., San Francisco State University

Mr. Hudspeth has conducted the Festival Art Show at the San Francisco Opera House.

He has performed at the Apollo and Howard Theaters and appeared with Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson and James Clevala.

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Pamela M Kamatani

Music Department

B.M., San Francisco State University
M.A., San Francisco State University
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley


As a music historian, Dr. Kamatani has a special interest in the music of J. S. Bach. She is also a pianist with extensive teaching and accompanying experience. Although she has taught at institutions ranging from San Quentin State Prison to UC Berkeley, she especially enjoys CCSF, where she can connect with students at all levels. She teaches Music Appreciation, Musicianship, Harmony, and Piano.

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Benedict M Lim

Chair, Music Department

B.A., Towson State University
M.A., University of Maryland

Professor Lim has been teaching at CCSF since 2000.

He is a member of the World Music Club.

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Rebeca Mauleon-Santana

Music Department

A.A., City College of San Francisco; B.A., M.A., Mills College

Professor Mauleon has been a member of the CCSF faculty since 1998, where she teaches courses in Latin American and Caribbean music (Music 25), Jazz/Latin Piano (Music 8A/8B), and Composition (Music 5A/5B). She was tenured in 2002.

Her hope is to inspire future generations to share in the beauty and diversity of our world's musical cultures. Piano students of Professor Mauleon's Jazz/Latin piano class are encouraged to continually improve and develop their musicianship, explore the rich terrain of contemporary as well as traditional music theory, and become well-rounded musicians. Students taking Professor Mauleon's Composition class will explore myriad musical traditions while finding their own compositional voice.

Grammy-nominated producer, pianist, composer, author and educator, Professor Mauleon has been a fixture in the Bay Area as well as international Latin and world music scenes for over three decades. As one of very few women composer/band-leaders in her field, she has also performed and recorded with a Who's Who of luminaries including Tito Puente, Carlos Santana, Arturo Sandoval, Steve Winwood and Mickey Hart, garnering several Grammy nominations. As a composer she was the recipient of the prestigious Meet The Composer New Residencies Award, a commission in 2010 from the Oakland East Bay Symphony for the New Visions/New Vistas program, a fellowship from the Sundance Composers' Lab, and Electronic Arts, composing music for electronic gaming software. View her professional website at www.rebecamauleon.com. In 2011 Professor Mauleon was appointed Director of Education at SFJAZZ.

Professor Mauleon is the author of several critically-acclaimed books on Latin music, including the Salsa Guidebook and 101 Montunos (both for Sher Music), and is the musicological consultant to National Geographic in addition to her freelance work for music industry magazines. She fronts her own Afro-Cuban Jazz ensemble, and continues to perform and tour throughout the globe when not in the classroom.

Professor Mauleon is a busy mother-of-two and wife, and continues to produce, perform, write and record in addition to her full-time teaching duties.

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Charles J McCarthy

Music Department

B.A., San Francisco State University ; Graduate work (Cal State, Berklee College)

Charlie has taught woodwinds privately and at CCSF for over 20 years. He has also coached sax soloists and sections at Stanford, College of San Mateo and Sonoma State College.

He has performed with many of the greats in Jazz, including Joe Williams, Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Lovano, James Moody, Sarah Vaughn, Louie Bellson and Lena Home.

He continues to perform in Big Bands, Jazz combos, recording sessions and with the San Francisco Symphony Pops orchestra.

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James L McFadden

Music Department

B.A., St. Patrick's College; M.A., San Francisco State University

Mr. McFadden was Director of Music/Organist at Church of the Epiphany from 1968-1980, was Director of Music, Liturgy and Religious Education at St. Leo the Great Church, Sonoma from 1980-2005, and is currently organist at Sonoma United Methodist Church.

He is also a certified instructor with National Keyboard Arts Associates.

Loves Yoga and swimming.

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Gerald A Mueller

Music Department

B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., San Francisco State University

Mr. Mueller is a composer and occasional performer of electronic and early music.

He is a member of FORTH Interest Group - a computer language forum.

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Madeline Mueller

Chair, Music Department

B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., San Francisco State University

Professor Mueller is a pianist and chamber musician. She has premiered many modern compositions as well as specializing in music by women composers, ragtime, parlour music, and music by English composers.

Professor Mueller has served as the CCSF Music Department Chair for 35 years. She has also served several terms as Vice President of the Academic Senate and of the CCSF Department Chair Council. She is currently Co-Chair of City College of San Francisco’s new Performing Arts Center Building Committee.

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Wilma C Pang

Music Department

B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University

Ms. Pang is Organizer of the Cultural Program of the San Francisco Moon Festival and has performed on radio and television.

She has also been a touring performer in the United States, Australia and China. In 1992, she received a California Arts Council Grant for an Individual Artist.

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Michael Shahani

Music Department

B.M. in Voice Performance, University of Nebraska;
M.A in Conducting, University of California, Davis;
Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the Hartt School

Michael Shahani has been a member of CCSF Music Department since 1987.

His teachers include Marie Sloss (piano), Fred Ewing (voice), David Ahlstrom, Michael Senturia, Murry Sidlin, Gunther Schuller, and Harold Farberman.

Dr. Shahani has conducted more than 350 performances of more than 60 different operas and musicals. He has also conducted several orchestras in dozens of concerts. He founded both the Hesperian Ensemble Orchestra and the Moraga Chamber Orchestra in the San Francisco area. He has served as Musical Director for Verismo Opera, VOICES/SF Opera Ensemble, Theater Concord, San Francisco Recreation Symphony, Lyric Theatre of San Jose, and Contra Costa Musical Theater for which he won the 1988 Shellie Award for Outstanding Musical Director. He has been a guest conductor with the Varna Philharmonic, Pleven Philharmonic, and Rousse Philharmonic orchestras in Bulgaria, the China Film Philharmonic in Beijing, the Orquestra Sinfonica de Londrina in Brazil, and the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra. In 1997 and in 1999, he competed in the Mario Gusella International Conducting Competition in Pescara, Italy, and in 2007 he competed in the Bartok Opera Conducting Competition in Romania. He continues to make singing appearances in the San Francisco area. He has particular expertise in the musical theater and opera works of Kurt Weill.

He is a member of the Conductors Guild.

He is married and has three children, and enjoys dancing, bicycling, SCUBA diving and cooking.


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