Faculty and Staff

Full-Time Faculty  

Jackson Yandell, M.M., Music Program Coordinator, Vocal Music Coordinator, and Concert Series Coordinator  

Department: Music 
Phone: 214-860-8770 
Office: E-44 
Office Hours: By appointment  
Teaching In: Choir, Vocal Ensemble, Applied Voice, and Music Appreciation
Read Full Bio  

Victor Soto, Ph.D., Instrumental Music Coordinator

Department: Music 
Phone: 214-860-8776 
Email: vsoto@dcccd.edu 
Office: E-45 
Office Hours: By appointment 
Teaching In: Music Theory, Sight-Singing and Ear Training, Applied Piano, Music Appreciation, Digital Music Ensemble, and Chamber Music Ensemble
Read Full Bio   

Janice Franklin, Ph.D., Professor of Humanities/Music 

Office: E-43 
Teaching In: Music Literature and Applied Jazz Piano 

Adjunct Faculty 

Lacey Hays, D.M.A. 

Email: lhays@dcccd.edu 
Teaching In: Applied Trumpet and Music Appreciation

Cathy Richardson, M.M. 

Teaching In: Applied Violin/Viola  

Taiko Pelick, M.M. 

Teaching In: Keyboard Studies, Piano Class, and Applied Piano  

Daniel Kyzer, M.M. 

Teaching In: Applied Guitar 

Jessica Espiritu, M.M. 

Teaching In: Voice Class and Applied Voice  

Sebastian Ruzycki, M.M. 

Teaching In: Applied Guitar, Sight Singing and Ear Training

Steven Gottlieb, M.M. 

Teaching In: Guitar Class and Applied Guitar  

Laura Ospina, M.M. 

Teaching In: Music Appreciation and Applied Cello 

Sergio Pamies, M.M. 

Teaching In: Jazz Ensemble, Piano Class, and Applied Piano 

Tammy Kotara, M.M. 

Email: Tkotara@dcccd.edu 
Teaching In: Music Appreciation and Fundamentals of Music

Kevin Reading, M.M. 

Email: kreading@dcccd.edu 
Teaching In: Latin Band and Applied Percussion

Maria Alvarado, M.M.

Teaching In: Applied Flute

Tyler Bjerke, M.M. 

Email: TBjerke@dcccd.edu 
Teaching In: Applied French Horn

Brent Buemi, M.M. 

Email: BBuemi@dcccd.edu 
Teaching In: Applied Clarinet

Rebecca Cauthron, M.A.T.

Teaching In: Applied Flute

Manuel Chavez, M.M. 

Teaching In: Mariachi Ensemble

Wenbo Feng, M.M. 

Email: WenboFeng@dcccd.edu 
Teaching In: Applied Saxophone

Chelsea Kanicsar, M.M.

Teaching In: Applied Oboe

Carl Kleinsteuber, D.M.A. 

Teaching In: Applied Tuba and Low Brass

Amanda Lathrom, M.M. 

Teaching In: Applied Voice

Ricky Reeves, M.M. 
Email: rreeves@dcccd.edu 
Teaching In: Applied Clarinet

Pamela Riley, D.M.A.

Teaching In: Applied Flute

James Sims, D.M.A. 

Email: jsims@dcccd.edu 
Teaching In: Applied Trumpet

Jessica Stearns, M.M.

Teaching In: Applied Saxophone and Music Theory

Spencer Wilson, M.M.
Teaching In: Applied Bassoon

Mark Sullivan, Performance Hall Technical Coordinator 

Phone: 214-860-8785  

Sarah Becker, Staff Piano Accompanist 

Executive Dean 

Martin Guerra-West, Executive Dean 

Department: Arts and Communications 
Phone: 214-860-8681 
Office: E40-A