Performing Arts Department Chair
Name: Michael Gend
Office: PAB 3539
Phone: (818) 710-2268
Music Faculty Advisor
Name: Wendy Mazon
Office: MUS 3403A
Phone: (818) 710-2295
Applied Music Instructor
Wendy Mazon, Clarinet
Wendy Mazon is a full time faculty member at Pierce College. Her duties include, or have included, teaching AMP clarinet lessons, band director, teaching music theory, musicianship, music appreciation, faculty advisor and Applied Program Music Director. Throughout her career, Mazon has taught at various instrumental music programs and institutions of higher education and is a strong believer in life-long learning.
As a performer, she is principal clarinetist of the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra and has carried principal or supporting roles with the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Clarinet Choir, among others. As a chamber musician, she was a founding member of the chamber ensembles, The Anfangen Quintet, Le Petit Duo, Lotus Chamber Players and the Kayumanggi Quartet. Mazon has performed and given masterclasses and workshops nationally and internationally, including in several provinces in the Philippines.
In addition, Dr. Mazon has presented her original research on lung function and musicians in various academic settings, including the International Clarinet Association’s Research Competition, Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education, the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities and at the California Institute of the Arts.
Wendy Mazon holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Cosumnes River College, a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Music Education and a Masters of Music degree in Music Performance from California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She later went back to school and received a Doctorate of Music Degree and College Teaching Certificate from the University of Arizona in Music Performance and a minor in Music Education. Mazon is a three-time recipient of an Excellence and Achievement award from CSUN and received the Outstanding Masters Degree Graduate Award from CSUN’s Department of Music. Her clarinet teachers include Dr. Julia Heinen, Hakan Rosengren, Jerry Kirkbride and Jim Kanter.