Jonathan Ingber

Trumpeter and Adjunct Professor Jonathan Ingber joined Palomar College in 2004.  To date, he has taught Applied Music, Music Appreciation, Music Fundamentals, and has directed the Palomar Brass Ensemble and the Palomar Concert Band.  He also taught part time at MiraCosta College for 10 years.

Jonathan conducts the Civic Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble and is a public school music coach and private trumpet instructor.  He performs as a soloist and chamber musician, and is a founding member of the quintet, Premier Brass. Former Principal Trumpet of Lyric Opera San Diego, he also has worked with the San Diego Symphony and the San Diego Opera.

He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music (M.M., 1988) and the University of Southern California (B.M., 1986).   Jonathan lives in Carlsbad with his wife and daughter.

 

Jonathan Ingber

jingber@palomar.edu

http://www.jonathaningber.com

Amy Hacker

Amy Hacker has been teaching World Music and Music History courses since 2008, after earning her MA in Music, with an emphasis on Ethnomusicology, from San Diego State University.  She also owns and directs an Indonesian Gamelan ensemble, called Kembang Sunda, which performs regularly throughout Southern California.  Ms. Hacker is well versed in musical traditions from around the world and has performed in various ensembles including: Javanese, Balinese and Sundanese gamelan; West African drumming and dance; Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian drumming; Japanese Butoh dance;  East Indian Odissi dance;  and Zimbabwean Mbira and Marimba music. She has also traveled extensively and researched musical practices in over 30 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America, including living in Indonesia for three years. Her educational and personal experiences combined together give Ms. Hacker an in-depth understanding of musical cultures from around the world that she passes on to her students.

 

Amy Hacker

ahacker@palomar.edu

Grace Fowler

Grace came to Palomar College in the fall of  2000 as a full-time professor in the Graphic Communications Department.  In this capacity, she teaches numerous courses related to graphic arts.  In the fall of 2013, she became a part of the music department at Palomar College as well.  Both disciplines allow for much creative expression, which for her is an integral part of life.

As a professor, she’s reminded of a quote by Albert Einstein which says “Creativity is Contagious, Pass it on.”  With that in mind, whether she’s teaching graphic art students or music students, her goal is to guide them on their path, as they develop their personal creative expression in art, music and life.

Her training includes a BA in music education with an oboe emphasis, a MS in Educational Technology, and numerous graduate hours spread over music, graphic arts and teaching, including graduate studies in Paris, France and Berlin, Germany.

 

Grace Fowler

gfowler@palomar.edu

760-744-1150  ext. 3083

http://www.oboeprof.com

http://profgracie.com

Dr. David Chase

David Chase was a full-time faculty member at Palomar from 1974 until his retirement in 2009, serving variously as music department chairman, conductor of choruses and conductor of the Community Orchestra, as well as teaching music literature and theory courses. He has degrees from The Ohio State University and University of Michigan. He has conducted the La Jolla Symphony Chorus at UCSD since moving to San Diego from Ohio in 1973.  Dr. Chase performed with the Emory au Quercy Chamber Choir under Robert Shaw in Souillac, France, and was a fellow in the Melodious Accord Fellowship with Alice Parker in New York City.

Dr. Chase has made ten foreign tours with members of the La Jolla Symphony Chorus, who were the first western choir to sing in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

 

Dr. David Chase

dchase1815@Gmail.com

Karen Bryan

Karen Bryan has been involved in music education and performance for 42 years.  A graduate of La Sierra University (BA, MA in Music Education) and a credentialed teacher, she taught in private and public schools in Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange County, and in Valley Center Unified School District.  Joining Palomar’s Performing Arts Department in 1997, she directed the Women’s Chorus, teaches a class in Vocal Fundamentals, and Voice Students in the Applied Music program.

She has been privileged to perform under choral legends Roger Wagner, Paul Salamunovich, and Sir David Willcocks, and with the La Jolla Symphony Chorus, Palomar Chorale, the San Diego Choral Arts Ensemble, and the new Center Chorale in Escondido in ensemble or as soloist.

Karen and her husband, Ed, live in San Marcos with one cat who generously allows them the use of her house.

 

Karen Bryan

kbryan@palomar.edu