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Herb Alpert Music Center

Adjunct Faculty

Darrin Stafford

Darrin Stafford

Adjunct Professor, Commercial Voice

Contact Info

Office: HAMC 157
Extension: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2890

Biographical Statement:

Originally from southwest Missouri, Darrin Stafford earned his bachelor’s degree in music education in 1993 from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Since then, he has been performing as a singer, keyboardist, and songwriter. In the year 2000, he moved to Miami, Florida, and taught elementary school music while also pursuing his performing career. He was a member of the Grammy-nominated chamber choir Seraphic Fire. In 2008 he earned his Master’s degree in jazz music from the University of Miami.

Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2009, he continues to work extensively as a freelance singer and keyboardist with several bands (including his original project). He is an adjunct faculty member at both Irvine Valley College and Los Angeles City College, where he teaches commercial voice, songwriting, jazz piano, and a class on the history of pop, rock, and soul. A member of both ASCAP and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, he self-released his first full-length original album Sending Out A Light in October of 2015. In addition, he is currently working on new songs for a new album due to be released within the next year.

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 Upcoming Events

Concert Flyer: Applied Music Completion Concert. December 4, 2019 at 7pm. Herb and Lani Alpert Recital Hall.

Concert Flyer: Studio Jazz Band. December 5, 2019 at 7pm. Herb and Lani Alpert Recital Hall.

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Herb Alpert Music Center 106
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2880

Christine Park
Department Chair


Caroline Reyes
Instructional Assistant


Sam Plotkin
Instructional Assistant


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Department of Music
Los Angeles City College
Herb Alpert Music Center
855 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90029

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 Office Hours

FALL 2019

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Hours are subject to change.

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911