Mark Broschinsky, Conducting, Magic

Trombonist Mark Broschinsky has been praised by the Rapid City Journal as a “true virtuoso on the instrument.” A zealous advocate of new music, he has commissioned numerous solo pieces, performs regularly with ensemble mise-en, and has appeared with New York-based ensembles Argento New Music Project, Talea Ensemble, and Tilt Brass. An active chamber musician, Mark is a founding member of the Guidonian Hand Trombone Quartet. The Hand has premiered numerous works and received grants from organizations such as Chamber Music America, the Barlow Foundation, and New Music USA. He has performed as a guest artist at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico and with numerous orchestras, including the Utah Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, and the Britten-Pears Festival Orchestra in England and has also presented solo recitals at numerous universities including the University of California – Santa Barbara, Brigham Young University, and Capital University. Mark was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music.



Mark Brown, Conducting
Mark Philip Brown was born in Queens, NY in 1967. He started playing violin at age four in a Suzuki program and by the age of nine had added piano and guitar to his musical interests. When he was nine years old, his family moved to Venezuela and his interest in jazz led him to the upright bass. At thirteen, he started playing the bass guitar, which has been an important instrument in his professional career. At twenty-one, he began playing the saxophone and later added the bass clarinet to his list of instruments to practice. Mark has composed music in several styles, including jazz, samba, son, calypso, and several styles of Venezuelan folk music, including joropo, merengue and danza zuliana. In his teens, Mark studied music at several conservatories in Venezuela, including courses in theory and solfege, music history, harmony and counterpoint, voice, cello, classical guitar, and string bass. He later attended Manhattan School of Music and obtained his Bachelor's ('96) and Master’s ('98) degrees.  Mark has been teaching music at the MSM summer programs since 1995 and has composed for and conducted the jazz and Latin jazz bands, as well as teaching saxophone, theory, composition, and other courses. Mark has performed on bass and saxophone all over the world, including concerts in China, Turkey, Austria, France, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, and Costa Rica, among others. Mark currently lives in Caracas, Venezuela. He is finishing a book of lead sheets of Venezuelan traditional music, having transcribed over 450 songs from the mostly oral tradition since 2001. The book will be published in April 2017.

  Kayla Fuentes, Acting  

Kayla Fuentes is originally from Starkville, Mississippi.  She is a recent graduate with a masters of music degree  from Manhattan School of Music and studies voice with Mignon Dunn. She graduated from Mississippi College in 2014 with a B. M. in Vocal Performance. While at Mississippi College she performed the roles of Old Maid from Menotti’s Old Maid and the Thief, Madame Thenardier from Schönberg’s Les Miserables, Emma Goldman from Glaherty’s Ragtime, and as part of the chorus in many other productions.  She has had the opportunity to collaborate with members of the Mississippi Symphony  and worked with the Mississippi Opera Company Chorus. During her first semester at Manhattan School of Music, Kayla sang in the chorus of the mainstage opera, Macbeth. She now works for The National Opera Center America as a contracted Education Associate working with the Opera Teens program and NOTES, an educational resource for teachers nationwide. 


Donna Galvan, Dance
Donna Galvan is the Assistant Director for Community Partnerships and MSM Summer at Manhattan School of Music. Donna graduated from St. John’s University magna cum laude with a BA in Psychology and a minor in music. She took an interest in the arts at an early age and along with learning flute and piano, Donna began dancing at the age of 6. Her dance studies began in her hometown of Park Ridge, New Jersey. Wanting to further her dance education she continued to study and grow at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway in Manhattan.

Donna has performed in and choreographed numerous musicals and showcases at St. John’s University, Broadhollow Theatre, Broadway Blockbusters, and Cultural Arts Playhouse. Some of her credits include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, State Fair, Once Upon a Mattress, Wonderful Town, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Hair, Pippin, and Bye, Bye Birdie.  She currently teaches dance for youth at a transitional family shelter in the Bronx, and is the dance teacher for Manhattan School of Music’s MSM Summer. 


Elad Kabilio, Music History
Praised by The New York Times for his playing “vibrantly”, “full of texture and nuance”, and with “marvelous imagination”, Israeli cellist Elad Kabilio is an active soloist, chamber musician and teaching artist. Among his recent performances are Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Morgan Library and the Joyce Theater in New York City. He has also performed at the Aspen Music Festival, Young Artist Festival in Bayreuth – Germany and was featured on WQXR Radio. Mr. Kabilio collaborates frequently with dancers from top ballet companies such as New York City Ballet and the American Ballet Theater, and served as the music director of Ballet Next (2011-2014). He currently serves as the Music Director of the Ashley Bouder Project, based in New York City. Mr. Kabilio has taught in numerous schools both in Israel and New York City, and is currently teaching thru Manhattan School of Music’s distance learning program and at the summer program MSM Summer. Mr. Kabilio is committed to bringing music to new audiences and is the founder of MusicTalks, a chamber music series devoted to breaking down the barriers between musicians and audience by taking advantage of the intimacy that chamber music provides. Mr. Kabilio has received numerous awards throughout his career. He was selected by the Israel Ministry of Culture as an “Outstanding Musician” and served in the Israeli Army as a member of the Israeli Defense Force string quartet, performing concerts throughout Israel. He was awarded second prize at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music string competition where he also received the “Orchestra Excellence Award” from Maestro Zubin Mehta. Elad has performed with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, on tours in Europe and the US. He has also performed with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Gustavo Dudamel, James Conlon, David Zinman, Leonard Slatkin, Itzhak Perlman and JoAnn Falletta.



Amir Khosrowpour, Composition, Accompanying Class
Described by the Los Angeles Times as having “irresistible verve, unpretentious directness, and fingers of steel,” pianist and composer Amir Khosrowpour “seeks out what is new and vital and delivers it with passion” (NY Concert Review). He recently toured Bulgaria, performing his original score to a puppet theater piece, as well as solo improvisational concerts. His keyboard duo, Corky Has a Band, released their second album, featuring prepared piano and electronics last year, and he is working on a solo album of improvisation to be released in early 2017. He works in the music department at The Horace Mann School and teaches at MSM Summer. Amir received his Bachelor's of Music at University of Kansas, and Master's and Doctorate degrees at Manhattan School of Music. He has been living and working as a professional musician in NYC for ten years.



Remy LeBoeuf, Composition, Songwriting Saxophonist and composer, Remy Le Boeuf envisions his approach to composition and improvisation as never veering far from the roots of language. Le Boeuf often employs literary elements to fuel his compositions as in is his recent collaboration with Le Boeuf Brothers + JACK Quartet entitled, "A Dream: The Musical Imagination of Franz Kafka” commissioned by Chamber Music America. He has also received commissions and awards from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the American Composers Forum, SFJAZZ, and the ASCAP Foundation. Le Boeuf currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.



Karim Merchant, Art, Composition, Improvisation, Piano for non-majors
Karim was born in 1977 in London, England. He was already studying classical piano and violin when, at 16, he became attracted to jazz. As a teenager, he won several competitions, including the Daily Telegraph Young Jazz and Perrier Young Jazz Competitions.

From 1996 until 2000 he studied both jazz and classical piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, graduating with a Bachelor of Music Degree in jazz. While there, he participated in numerous workshops and lessons, including some given by artists such as Dave Liebman, John Patitucci, John Taylor, James Williams, and Randy Brecker. Ex-Dexter Gordon pianist Kirk Lightsey and ex-Jazz Messengers pianist Donald Brown are also among his former teachers.

From July 2000 until August 2004 he maintained a professional career as one of London’s most in-demand jazz musicians. During this time he played at many of London's top jazz establishments. He has also played at many other venues elsewhere in the UK and Europe, and jazz festivals such as Brecon (Wales), Manchester and Bratislava.

As a Masters degree student at Manhattan School of Music from 2004 until 2006, he studied under Kenny Barron. Since graduating, he has played at many venues, including some of New York’s staple jazz clubs like the Jazz Gallery, the 55 Bar and Fat Cat. He also plays regularly at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.

A sought-after teacher, he maintains a private studio, as well as being a teaching artist for the New York-based charity Midori & Friends. His other musical interests include contemporary gospel music, R'n'B and hip-hop, but he is always keen to discover new sounds and musical styles.

Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2007.   


Sean Richey, Composition, Songwriting
Sean Richey is a performing artist and music educator living in New York City. As an active freelance guitarist, Sean has performed with a variety of different productions at venues such Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Monterey Jazz Festival, The Cutting Room, Central Park SummerStage, Rockwood Music Hall, National Center for the Performing Arts (Mumbai, India), The Mahindra Blues Festival, and many others.

Sean is the recipient of two Student Composition Awards for "Best Original Songs" from DownBeat Magazine. He has also received the Monterey Jazz Festival's Gerald Wilson Big Band Composition Award and the New York Regional Scholarship Award for Jazz Guitar from NFAA Young Arts.

On faculty at MSM Summer at Manhattan School of Music since 2012, Sean teaches guitar, composition, and songwriting classes, as well as leads the R&B ensembles. From 2013-2015, he worked with the True School of Music in Mumbai, India as Head of the Guitar Department (2013), Course Director of Foundations Program (2014), & Course Director of Professional Certificate Program (2015). Sean has also taught for the Larchmont Music Academy and the Camp Encore/Coda in Maine. He now runs his own private teaching studio in Brooklyn NYC. 

During his studies at MSM, Sean studied with Chris Rosenberg. Sean graduated from the Manhattan School of Music's Jazz Arts Program in 2012, receiving his BA in Jazz Performance and the Outreach Commencement Award.


Alice Tsui, Arts and Crafts, Piano for non-majors
Alice Tsui started playing piano when she was four years old. She gave her first performance when she was seven years old and was awarded the Gold Medal of Excellence in the Brooklyn Technical High School Orchestra. At Manhattan School of Music where Alice studied piano, she was awarded the Eva Van Gelder Piano Scholarship; at NYU, Alice was awarded the Steinhardt Education Scholarship and the Eileen E. Zaglin Scholarship for Showing Exceptional Creativity and Promise in the Arts.

Alice has performed in the Interstudio Showcase in the Frederick Loewe Theatre, the Chopin Bicentennial Celebration in the Blackbox Theatre, the World Financial Center’s Chopin 200 Celebration, the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park for Sing for Hope, NYU's Tutte Le Corde: Music after 1940, and in chamber ensemble recitals at Tenri Cultural Institute. Alice has played in the Kutztown University Summer Chamber Music Festival as well as the International Keyboard Institute & Festival. In May 2012, Alice won the American Music Teachers League Competition and performed in Carnegie Hall as part of the Young Musicians Concert.

Alice has studied with Mabel Tao, Maxim Anikushin, Maria Asteriadou, Miyoko Lotto, and Jose Ramon Mendez. Alice graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and a Master of Arts in Music Education. Alice is the founding music teacher at P.S. 532 New Bridges Elementary, a new arts-integrated elementary school in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where she established a general, vocal and instrumental music program. Alice is on piano faculty at Manhattan School of Music’s summer workshop (MSM Summer). Alice also currently teaches private piano lessons to students of all ages and levels throughout the city. Alice is currently pursuing her doctorate in Music Education through Boston University.