NACUSA/Los Angeles Member Links

To locate a member's contact information, select a letter from the list below or scroll downward to the name. From this page, you may contact members directly by clicking on their e-mail addresses and, where applicable, web site URLs.

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Adrienne Albert (ASCAP)
Los Angeles, CA
adrienne@adriennealbert.com
www.adriennealbert.com
Works in Member Catalog: 42
Online Audio Samples in Member Catalog: 21
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 3

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Dr. Carla Kay Bartlett (ASCAP)
Pasadena, CA
www.TruluckMusic.com
Works in Member Catalog: 8

Piano and chamber music composer. Publisher of own music through Truluck Music.com.


Dr. Sandra Janine Bostrom-Aguado (ASCAP)
mozartfingers@gmail.com

I compose both small and large scale works for vocal and instrumental groups....approximately 300 songs, 15 collections of piano works including 154 solo piano works in Spanish rhythms, works for flute, oboe, cello, clarinet, organ, full orchestra, 1 piano concerto & a full opera. Have composed for the commercial market and films.


Deane E. Bottorf (ASCAP)
221 Larkspur Ave.
H: (949) 673-8701
Works in Member Catalog: 12

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Richard Derby
Santa Ana, CA
richardderby@att.net
www.richardderbycomposer.com
Works in Member Catalog: 49

1977-78 - Fulbright Fellowship (London)1978 - Ph.D. University of California Santa Barbara 1982 - "Elliott Carter's Duo for Violin and Piano." Perspectives of New Music 20 (1981-82):149-682000 - Southwest Chamber Music "Composer Portrait Series" CD. Cambria Master Records 8805 - 2016 "Elliott Carter's Visit to the University of California Santa Barbara". Elliott Carter Studies, http://studies.elliottcarter.org/volume01/index.html


Nancy Bloomer Deussen (BMI)
Founder/san Francisco Chapter
433 Sylvan Ave # 44
Mountain View, CA  94041
H: (650) 625-8572   O: (650) 625-8572   F: (650) 625-8572
ndeussen@sbcglobal.net
www.nancybloomerdeussen.com
Works in Member Catalog: 24
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 6

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Viorel Gheorghe, Ph.D.
26546 Cornell Street
Loma Linda, CA  92354

Classical, composing for Orchestral and choral.Conductor of Lyric Symphony Orchestra.Professor of MusicPhD in Music Theory from USC 1995


Jonathon Grasse (BMI)
jgrasse@csudh.edu

I compose mostly chamber music. Further interests include strategies for improvisation . I am an Associate Professor at CSU Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA Willing to volunteer for a range of duties.


Buzz Gravelle (ASCAP)
drgravelle@cpp.edu
www.buzzgravelle.com

classical guitarist/classical mandolinist/composer


Yalil Guerra (Other)
rycy@rycy.com
Works in Member Catalog: 20
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 3

Classical music and movies


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Matthew Hetz (ASCAP)
Los Angeles, CA
hetzm5@gmail.com
Works in Member Catalog: 15
Online Audio Samples in Member Catalog: 2

Please contact me if you have any questions about my music.

Member of American Music Center
President and Executive Director, Culver City Symphony Orchestra


Paul Humphreys
Deparment Of Music
Loyola Marymount University
One Lmu Drive
Los Angeles, CA  90045-8347
O: (310) 338-7432   F: (310) 338-6046
phumphreys@lmu.edu

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Ryan Thomas Johnson (ASCAP)
Los Angeles, CA
rj@ryanthomasjohnson.com
www.ryanthomasjohnson.com
Works in Member Catalog: 11
Online Audio Samples in Member Catalog: 9

My professional history has largely been that of a rock musician. More recently I've become an active music director and composer for live theater and events. I am currently developing an original musical and writing chamber music. Clerical, administrative, promotional. Wherever I can donate my time. Much of my work experience has been in event coordination, so I know my way around that.


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Daniel Kessner (BMI)
10955 Cozycroft Ave
Chatsworth, CA  91311
H: (818) 709-8534
dkessner@csun.edu
daniel.kessnerfamily.org/
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 6

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Dr. David S. Lefkowitz, Ph.D. (ASCAP)
1600 Pandora Ave
Los Angeles, CA  90024-6114
H: (310) 446-6112
Lefko@ucla.edu
davidlefkowitz.com

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Margaret Shelton Meier, Ph. D. (ASCAP)
MSMeierphd@aol.com
Works in Member Catalog: 1
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 1

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Mary Lou Newmark (ASCAP)
Pacific Palisades, CA
H: (310) 230-0508
mln@greenangelmusic.com
www.greenangelmusic.com
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 1

P


Eric Pham, M.M. (ASCAP)
Los Angeles, CA
www.ericphammusic.com

Eric Pham is a performing composer who received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Production from Cal Poly Pomona and his Master of Music in Composition from The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB.

Beginning as a performer, Eric takes the hands-on approach to composition, typically involved in the live performances of his own works. Whether playing guitar, singing, playing arpeggione (bowed guitar), and/or sculpting sound through the use of Max/MSP or other sound-manipulation devices, Eric's participation in bringing his work to life is a large part of what makes his sound unique and captivating.

With an eclectic career thus far--having played in groups ranging from rock bands to classical ensembles, engineered and produced albums from both Pop and Art genres, and received an education through apprenticeship under renowned record producers and through earning a Master of Music degree in Composition--Eric has infiltrated, and been influenced by, both Popular Music and Art Music. With his current works, Eric draws upon all of these influences to blur the lines that divide the two realms, creating new potential for musical and artistic experiences. Beginning as a performer, Eric takes the hands-on approach to composition, typically involved in the live performances of his own works. Whether playing guitar, singing, playing arpeggione (bowed guitar), and/or sculpting sound through the use of Max/MSP or other sound-manipulation devices, Eric's participation in bringing his work to life is a large part of what makes his sound unique and captivating.
With an eclectic career thus far--having played in groups ranging from rock bands to classical ensembles, engineered and produced albums from both Pop and Art genres, and received an education through apprenticeships under renowned record producers as well as through earning a Master of Music degree in Composition--Eric has infiltrated, and been influenced by, both Popular Music and Art Music. With his current works, Eric draws upon all of these influences to blur the lines that divide the two realms, creating new potential for musical and artistic experiences.


Jeannie Gayle Pool (ASCAP)
P.O; Box 8144
La Crescenta, CA  91224-0144
O: (818) 606-5743
jaygaylemusic@yahoo.com
jaygaylemusic.com
Works in Member Catalog: 2

Dr. Deon Nielsen Price (ASCAP)
10701 Ranch Road
Culver City, CA  90230
H: (310) 838-4465
deonprice@aol.com
Culvercrest.com
Works in Member Catalog: 92
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 5

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Claire Karst Rivero
Aiea, HI
O: (808) 295-7391
claire@melophilia.net
melophilia.net
Works in Member Catalog: 8

Published composer, working in commercial, pop, and sacred choral.


David Rubinstein (BMI)
H: (951) 444-6134   O: (951) 444-6134
rubinsteinway@gmail.com
scarlatt9.wixsite.com/transcriptions/the-planets-piano-tra
Works in Member Catalog: 2

piano performance, composition


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Darius Sarrafi
O: (949) 355-5311
polyphony@pacbell.net

Composition, Piano Performance


Chad Skopp (BMI)
Oak Park, CA

Jerome Sorcsek (ASCAP)
Granada Hills, CA
jpsorcsek@verizon.net
Works in Member Catalog: 79

I am actively composing music mainly for small ensembles. I am interested in promoting live performances, especially for small audiences in small, non-traditional venues.


Greg A Steinke, Ph.D (ASCAP)
445 Sw Spindrift
Depoe Bay, OR  97541-9530
H: (541) 765-2406   O: (541) 418-1182   F: (541) 765-2406
tdmmusic8@gmail.com
www.gregasteinke.com
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 2

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Hainu Tan, (ASCAP)
tanhainu@hotmail.com
Works in Member Catalog: 1

Hainu Tan's musical style emanating from the interstices of eastern and western cultures that creates an irresistible and engrossing global conversation. Critically acclaimed for a “descriptive and highly innovative” musical voice by the Portland Press Herald, Tan’s musical canon includes the artful and imaginative melding of xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, and cymbals in her acclaimed “Hunting Fireflies”; flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano in the entrancing “Sound of Wind”; trumpet and trombone in the inspirational “Ballade pour L'Agneau”; orchestral work in the monumental and spectacular “Rhapsody in Red” from her extensive list of compositions, which may well soon be lauded as contemporary classics. Her works included herein merits not just listeners’ attention but their immersion into Tan’s unique musical milieu, for an experience praised by The American Prize as “virtuosic.” She studied under professor Samuel Adler of The Juilliard School of Music at the Freie Universität Berlin, earned a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.

Prize-winning composer and classical pianist with over twenty-seven years of training and performance experience. Exceptional academic performer with first class grade point averages at leading international music institutions and qualifications to teach in a wide range of composition skills. Accomplished musician with expertise in traditional Chinese instrumentation and culture and several years of teaching from graduate level musicologists to novice pianists. Produces ambitious and innovative work that wins awards at international level and demonstrates her commitment to develop further in the discipline.

Hainu Tan has received awards and honors from many organizations, including being the only Asian-born composer has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 American Prize in Composition—Chamber Music—Professional Division, the only Asian-born composer to be honored in the 2013 American Prize in Composition—Chamber Music—Professional Division, the first Chinese-born composer to be sole winner of the annual Bowdoin International Music Festival Composition Competition, and the only winner from mainland China in a field of 142 at the inaugural San Francisco International Center for the Arts Illuminations and Reflections competition for 21st Century Composition. Other awards include those from the 2010 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Commission Competition, the 2009 Earplay Donald Aird Memorial International Composers Competition, the 2009 California State University Statewide Research Competition, the 2009 California State University Los Angeles Scholarly Presentation Competition, the 2005 University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory Composition Prize, the 2002-01 National Award and the 2002 Viacom Sumner Redstone Award and the 2001 Diligence Student Award from the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing. She has over 20 years of music teaching experience which includes composition, piano performance, music theory and analysis, ear training and solfège, harmony and counterpoint, instrumentation and orchestration, musical style analysis, music history and literature, world and folk music.

Hainu Tan's dream is to discover her own identity in the universe according to God's original specific purpose, respond in obedience to God's unique calling and plan for her life, and let the Lord Jesus Christ's love and light shine forth throughout the whole world. Through her music, she hopes to convey the way, truth, life, resurrection, faith, peace, blessings, and healing to the poor and the middle class and the rich, the hungry and the well-fed, children and adults, the elderly and youth, the weak and the strong, the sick and the healthy, the physically disabled and abled, the mentally ill and well, those who are alone and those in a community, the desperate and the hopeful, the brokenhearted and the joyful, the marginalized and the recognized, the unemployed and the promoted, the homeless and people with safe and happy homes, the past and present and future generations, who are from all around the world.

“We love because God first loved us.” (1 John 4:19 New International Version) Ms. Tan's greatest desire is the peaceful coexistence of people all over the world. She hopes in the future human society will gradually be integrated into one family: everyone keeps a pure heart to truly understand, care, and help one another and build each other up by pursuing kindness, goodness, gentleness, justice, righteousness, holiness, hope, love, joy, peace, patience, faithfulness, and self-control.


Dr. William Toutant
6509 Moorcroft Ave
Woodland Hills, CA  91303
H: (818) 887-5776
william.toutant@csun.edu
Works in Member Catalog: 1
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 3

Larry S. Tuttle (ASCAP)
stringplanet@stringplanet.com
www.larrytuttle.com
Works in Member Catalog: 7
Online Audio Samples in Member Catalog: 7

I favor new symphonic music that leans towards the accessible. My pieces have won the Pittsburgh Symphony's 2014 Audience of the Future Composition Competition, and also the 2016 Keuris Composers Competition (second place - youth symphony division). I'm a big champion of youth orchestras.


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Anthony J. Wardzinski (BMI)
2145 N. Evergreen St
Burbank, CA  91505
H: (818) 390-1863
tonywardzinski@gmail.com
www.wardzinski.net/aj/
Works in Member Catalog: 5

Michael Glenn Williams (BMI)
13900 Marquesas Way #4420
Marina Del Rey, CA  90292
H: (805) 499-1994   O: (805) 499-1994   F: (805) 499-1994
michael.glenn.williams@gmail.com
www.michaelgwilliams.com
Works in Member Catalog: 8
Recordings in CDs & Cassettes Page: 1

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