Hire Martijn!
  • Petitioned Dr. Steven Lavine

This petition was delivered to:

Dr. Steven Lavine
Ms. Nancy Uscher
Dr. David Rosenboom
Dr. Robert Wannamaker
Mr. Matthew Shenoda
Ms. Patricia Gonzalez

Hire Martijn!

    1. Petition by

      Brian Havey

      Lancaster, CA

Martijn's position as part-time music tech faculty was turned into a full-time position, hence the semester-long job search. Martijn was, however, not offered this position and instead offered a half-time position, with the same unrealistically low salary that he has been living off of for the past five years.  Due in large to the cost of living in Santa Clarita, as well as the inflexibility of working with an H-1B visa, unless the music administration ups their game, he is not coming back.  If you want to see Martijn next year, we need to let the administration know they must  respect his value as a teacher, respect our opinion as students and place some effort into getting him back!  Please sign!


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Roger Marcelo REDWOOD CITY, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Martijn does above and beyond for his students. He always puts in the extra time for whomever needs help on an individual basis or classroom setting. Hire Martijn.

    • Will Kreppel SHERMAN OAKS, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      His presence at CalArts is invaluable. I recognized his work as innovative long before meeting him and learning of his faculty position. He is the ONE teacher that I looked forward to working with before enrolling, and under whom I studied every semester (that is, every chance I could get). Besides being central in my decision to attend and graduate, Martijn's humor, lack of pretense and renowned technical achievements make him an unlikely talent to replace.

    • Michael Schunior SLIDELL, LA
      • over 3 years ago

      Martijn served as my mentor and friend and unselfishly offered me his entire arsenal of creative genius. He is an authentic refreshing force in the realm of sincere expression and project realization. he is not afraid to tell you what you might not want to hear (hallelujah). Pay him what he deserves. Set an example for other budget cutting institutions to follow. He gives 10 times more than what he is even monetarily asking for. I hope that i am not writing this in vain. if you kick him to the curb, calart’s music is what is in jeapordy, not martijn. some other site will benefit. please be aware that you have someone beyond irreplaceable. 700 characters fall short of his worth. amen

    • David Howe RESEDA, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Martijn has proven that he is the best candidate for the job. Losing him would seriously question the validity of Music Tech at Cal Arts.-Music Tech BFA 4

    • Eric Singleton VANCOUVER, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      Martijn is truly a great person and teacher. He is a valuable asset to the school of music and the technologies program. Removing him will highly hinder the overall creativity and understanding of the possibilities in Music Technologies. Even though I only had him for one semester, it being my first year at calarts, Martijn impacted me so much that he is the very reason I have decided to go into a double major of Bassoon Performance and Music technology.


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