About Us


The Music Department at Ventura College boasts a highly regarded faculty of teacher-artists, scholars, and practitioners that embody the college's "students first" philosophy.  Whether you are taking a Music Appreciation course or participating in our rigorous Applied Music studies, you will learn among excellent faculty.


Full-Time Faculty

Brent Wilson

Department Chair of Performing Arts;
Director of Vocal Studies




Adjunct Faculty

Nicholas Akdag Bassoon, Chamber Music nicholas_akdag1@vcccd.edu
Ovanes Arakelyan Keyboards oarakelyan@vcccd.edu
Luvi Avendano Voice lavendano@vcccd.edu
Jordan Curcuruto Percussion jcurcuruto@vcccd.edu
Felix Eisenhauer Keyboards feisenhauer@vcccd.edu
Tara Eisenhauer Voice teisenhauer@vcccd.edu
Stuart Evans Music Production, Electronic Music sevans@vcccd.edu
Kimaree Gilad Oboe kgilad@vcccd.edu
Yalil Guerra Composition, Classical Guitar yguerra@vcccd.edu
John Hester Bass jhester@vcccd.edu
Brian Hotchkin Voice, Musicianship, Stage Direction bhotchkin@vcccd.edu
Gwang Kim Trombone gkim@vcccd.edu
Fundi Legohn Jazz Studies, Brass fundi_legohn@vcccd.edu
Carol Lockart Flute clockart@vcccd.edu
Cesar Mateus Jazz Studies, Guitar cmateus@vcccd.edu
Bevan Manson Jazz Studies bmanson@vcccd.edu
Barry Newton Ethnomusicology, Bass bnewton@vcccd.edu
Hugo Nogueira Guitar hmaianogueira@vcccd.edu
David Pittel Trumpet dpittel@vcccd.edu
Ollie Powers Composition / Music Technology opowers@vcccd.edu
Eugene Shapiro Jazz Studies, Jazz Guitar eshapiro@vcccd.edu
Andrew Tholl Composition, Violin atholl@vcccd.edu
Jon Titmus Horn/Brass jon_titmus@vcccd.edu
Ashley Walters Orchestral Conducting, Cello, Chamber Music awalters@vcccd.edu
Scott Wolf Guitar, Musicianship swolf@vcccd.edu