David Lopez, professor of Music and Ethnic Studies, holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in music performance from the University of Arizona. Mr. Lopez is an accomplished woodwind specialist in both jazz and classical idioms. He has toured and performed nationally and internationally as a featured soloist or ensemble member with various orchestras, chamber ensembles and jazz groups.
During his tenure at Santa Ana College Mr. Lopez has developed a comprehensive instrumental music program. He currently directs a wide variety of performing ensembles; including a Baroque/Classical Chamber Ensemble, the Concert Band, the Latin Jazz Ensemble, ‘Don’ Mariachi and the Chamber Woodwind Ensemble. Mr. Lopez is in his ninth year at Santa Ana College and is currently the Chair of the Ethnic Studies Department.
- Latin Jazz Ensemble
- Big Band
- Concert Band
- Chamber Woodwind Ensemble
- Jazz in America
- Instrumental Methods for Woodwind and Percussion