Musicant, Lori
Grude, James
Gerhold, Tom
Gillespie, Leigh-Anne
Stahl, David
Stendel, Christian 


Lori Musicant
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2895

MusicantLori Musicant is an instructional assistant and adjunct faculty member in the Music Department at Los Angeles City College. An active freelance clarinetist/bass clarinetist, Lori is a founding member of the Avenel Chamber Players and principal clarinetist with the Los Angeles Clarinet Choir, and has played with many other ensembles in the Los Angeles area, including the Golden State Pops Orchestra, Santa Monica Symphony, Observatory Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Players, Dulce Madera Clarinet Quartet, and the Hour of Power Orchestra. A music educator at heart, Lori has been the director of band programs at Olive Middle School and Crestview Preparatory School, and has taught on faculty at Cazadero Music Camp, the Claremont Clarinet Festival, and the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra.  She received her Bachelor in Music Education from Michigan State University and her Master in Clarinet Performance from Florida State University, where she was awarded a graduate teaching assistantship in clarinet. She has studied with Frank Ell, Frank Kowalsky, Margaret Thornhill and David Howard.  

James Grude
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2896

GrudeJames Grude is an Instructional Assistant at Los Angeles City College.






Thomas Gerhold
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2897

GerholdThomas Gerhold is a piano accompanist at Los Angeles City College.






Leigh Anne Gillespie
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2897

GillespieLeigh Anne Gillespie is on the accompanist staff of LACC and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and in high demand for musical directing and piano performance in the Los Angeles area. Former teaching and vocal coach/accompanying positions include Idyllwild Arts Academy, University of Redlands, and Santa Monica College. Ms. Gillespie is also a composer, sound designer, and video artist, has worked as Audio Lead for LeapFrog Toys, and has exhibited or performed compositions at many venues throughout California. She received a M.F.A. in Electronic Music degree from Mills College and a B.A. in Music from George Mason University, with additional graduate level studies at the University of Illinois in Piano Performance and The American University in Film and Video.


David Stahl
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2890

StahlDavid Stahl has been has an Adjunct Professor of Music at Los Angeles City College since 1996.  Before that he taught Piano I through IV and Music Fundamentals at Harbor College since 1991.  Since 1999 he has also worked as the full-time commercial voice accompanist at Los Angeles City College. Originally from Ohio, he received his Bachelor of Music degree from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in Piano Performance where he was the winner of the Van Cliburn scholarship.  He later earned his Master of Fine Arts degree also in Piano Performance from UCLA. His teachers have included Aube Tzerko, Bela Siki, and David Bar-Illan.  He works in both classical and commercial music, has composed music and lyrics for a stage musical, and has commercially recorded 3 CDs which can be found at


Christian Stendel
(323) 953-4000 Ext. 2897

StendelBesides his work as Piano Accompanist/Coach at Los Angeles City College, Christian Stendel is also Organist/Choirmaster at St. Martin-in-the-Field Episcopal Church in Winnetka, CA. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from CSU, Northridge and a Master of Music degree in Sacred Music with an emphasis in Collaborative Arts from USC. He performs regularly throughout Southern California as accompanist to chamber music as well as vocal/choral performances and has performed on live radio stations KFAC and KPFK. He has studied with Brigita Lielausis, Dr. Charles Fierro, Dr. Frank McGinnis, Dr. James Vail (choral conducting) and Mme. Gwendolyn Koldofsky. He has most recently acted as rehearsal accompanist to the California Philharmonic.