CJC Faculty Details


CJC Faculty Details

Dr. Christopher Sullivan

Chair of the Ear Training Department

Professor of Saxophone 


Dr. Christopher Sullivan is a saxophonist, composer, and educator from the San Francisco Bay Area. He remains active in the Los Angeles and San Francisco music scenes, appearing on several albums currently in circulation, including Michael Buble’s most recent, GRAMMY nominated album, “Love.” Chris currently serves as Professor of Saxophone and Chair of the Ear Training Department at the California Jazz Conservatory. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Performance and Music Education from the University of Southern California. While pursuing his D.M.A., Chris worked as a teaching assistant for director Bob Mintzer, leading undergraduate and graduate courses in improvisation, composition, small ensemble, and jazz orchestra. Chris holds a M.M. from William Paterson University and a B.M. from the California Jazz Conservatory. He has studied privately with Dann Zinn, Vincent Hering, Rich Perry, Bob Mintzer, Bob Sheppard, Dayna Stephens, and Roy McCurdy. Chris also teaches at the Los Angeles College of Music, Glendale Community College and Stanford Jazz Workshop.


MUS100A Ear Training and Sight-Singing I
MUS100B Ear Training and Sight-Singing II
MUS200A Ear Training and Sight-Singing III
MUS200B Ear Training and Sight-Singing IV
MUS301 Improvisation Games