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MSA Welcomes New Faculty



MSA students in both Creative Writing and Digital Arts and Photography will have new opportunities with the addition of new faculty to their respective programs—both Laura Caldwell and Howard Gersh have already delivered exciting new ideas and tools to program’s curricula. Laura Caldwell: Creative Writing Laura longed to expand the creative writing unit she taught […]

Getting to know new MSA Jazz Director Dr. Greg Johnson



(Part of our ongoing series profiling new MSA faculty members.) Becoming the Director of Jazz Studies at MSA was literally a dream come true for saxophone musician, composer and jazz educator Dr. Greg Johnson. “This was always my end game,” Dr. Johnson says of the position. “And it’s gratifying for me to work with these […]

Meet John Asti—MSA Jazz Studies Director



John Asti had less than a week to uproot his life in Las Vegas, move to the Bay Area and prepare to take over the Marin School of the Arts Jazz Studies before classes began in August. It was a challenge, he says, that was well worth taking. “This is not like any other position […]