Music Department

Faculty & Staff

Full-time Faculty

Ronald Dunn holds a BA degree in Music from UC San Diego, and an MM in Ethnomusicology from Florida State University. His major instrument is the guitar, and he has performed as a soloist and in chamber music settings. He directs the guitar program and teaches other classes including Introduction to Music: World Music in America and Introduction to Music: Music in Western Cultures.

Dr. Ilan Glasman is the director of the choral program and conducts the Monday evening De Anza Chorale and the select Vintage Singers. In addition, Glasman works with vocal students and teaches other music classes including Introduction to Music: Music in Western Cultures. Glasman received the D.M.A. in Choral Music from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. He received the masters in Music Performance from San Jose State University, and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of California Santa Barbara. 


Emeritus Faculty*

Note: These are retired full time faculty members who continue to teach some music courses.

Robert Farrington holds a bachelors of music from UCLA and a Masters of Arts from Cal State East Bay. He has taught instrumental music at De Anza since 1981 along with other courses including Introduction to Music: Jazz Styles, Introduction to Music: Rock - From Roots to Rap, Music Fundamentals, and Music Business. He is active as an adjudicator, directs honor bands and jazz ensembles, and performs as a professional woodwind musician.

Dan Mitchell has degrees in music theory and composition from San Jose State University where he studied electronic music with Allen Strange. As a student he also worked closely with electronic instrument builder Donald Buchla and performed live electronic music with "Biome" and "The Electric Weasel Ensemble." Mitchell directs the Electronic Music program and teaches Introduction to Music: Music in Western Cultures. Email:

Paul Setziol received his Doctoral degree in Composition with a secondary area of Musicianship/Music Theory and his Baccalaureate and Masters degrees in Composition and Vocal Performance from the University of Oregon. Setziol has written many works for a variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles. Setziol teaches the Comprehensive Musicianship series of courses and teaches voice, counterpoint, and composition. (Retiring June 2017.) Email:

Anna Marie Poklewski is a concert pianist who enjoyed a distinguished career as a solo performer after graduating with a Masters Degree from the University of Krakow and the Royal Academy of Music in London. She received the Distinguished Teacher Award from President George Bush in 1991. Poklewski has taught courses ranging from beginning keyboard classes to Piano Performance workshop.

Adjunct Faculty

Note: Adjunct faculty are subject to change and not all current adjunct faculty may be listed here.

Billie Bandermann has been a voice instructor at De Anza since 1983.

Gail Hicks teaches class piano and other courses. 

Mason Razavi teaches Introduction to Music.

John Russell directs the De Anza College Symphonic Winds, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Combos. He performs in professional ensembles throughout the Bay Area as a trombonist and has taught at the K-12 through college/university level.

Jim Schneider teaches jazz piano

Loren Tayerle directs the Chamber Orchestra and teaches Introduction to Music

John David Thomsen teaches piano and Introduction to Music

Bennett Zussman teaches guitar and Electronic Music.

Music Building: A-Quad
Contact: Creative Arts Division

Last Updated: 9/6/17