Emeritus Faculty

A Debt of Gratitude

The School of Music and Dance wishes to honor its renowned emeritus faculty and musical geniuses who have greatly influenced the School's success, both as an institution of education and a source of community outreach. Among these distinguished individuals are Lou Harrison, a renowned American composer who served as composer-in-residence for SJSU during the 1960s; Harry Partch, a Bay area composer and instrument inventor largely known for his use of microtonal scales; and Frank Sumares, a prominent Bay area jazz instructor and performer.