Electives

 

Mark Broschinsky, Conducting, MagicTrombonist 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. He has performed as a guest artist at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico and with orchestras including the Utah Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, and the Britten-Pears Festival Orchestra in England and has presented solo recitals at numerous universities. Mark was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Manhattan School of Music. www.slidetrombone.net


 

Mark Brown, Latin Music, Conducting
Mark Philip Brown was born in Queens, NY. As a child, his family moved to Venezuela and his interest in jazz led him to the bass and saxophone as his primary instruments. Mark composes music in several styles, including jazz, samba, son, calypso, and several styles of Venezuelan folk music, including joropo, merengue and danza zuliana. Mark 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. 

     
  Kayla Fuentes, Acting  

Kayla Fuentes is originally from Starkville, Mississippi.  She is a recent graduate with a master 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 Old Maid and the Thief, Madame Thenardier from Les Miserables , Emma Goldman from 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. She currently works for The National Opera Center America as an Education Associate working with the Opera Teens program and NOTES, an educational resource for teachers nationwide.

     
   

Donna Galvan, Dance

Donna Galvan began dancing at the age of six in her hometown of Park Ridge, New Jersey. Donna has performed in and choreographed numerous musicals and showcases at St. John’s University, Broadhollow Theatre, Broadway Blockbusters, and Cultural Arts Playhouse. Her credits include State FairOnce Upon a MattressWonderful TownHairPippin, and Bye, Bye Birdie. She currently teaches dance for youth at a transitional family shelter in the Bronx.


     
 

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). 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. www.eladkabilio.com

     

 

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. He works in the music department at The Horace Mann School. 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. www.amirpiano.com

     
 

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 his recent collaboration with Le Boeuf Brothers + JACK Quartet, "imaginist,” commissioned by Chamber Music America. He has performed with the Grammy-winning Bob Mintzer Big Band, Linda Oh, Aaron Parks, Donny McCaslin, Dayna Stephens, and co-leads Le Boeuf Brothers. In addition, he has 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.  www.RemyLeBoeuf.com 

     
   

Karim Merchant, Art, Composition, Improvisation, Piano for Non-Majors
Originally from London, England, Karim 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. He played at many of London's top jazz establishments, as well as 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, as well as the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty 2007-2017.   


     
   

Sean Richey, Composition, Songwriting
Sean graduated from Manhattan School of Music's jazz arts program in 2012. He has been 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. Sean has performed 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, The Mahindra Blues Festival, and many others. Sean has worked with the True School of Music in Mumbai as head of the guitar department and director of the foundations and professional certificate programs. Sean has also taught at the Larchmont Music Academy and Camp Encore/Coda. He currently runs a teaching studio in Brooklyn. 

     
 

Alice Tsui, Arts and Crafts, Piano for non-majors
Alice 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. Allice was awarded the Eva Van Gelder Piano Scholarship to study at Manhattan School of Music's Precollege division; 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 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. Alice is currently pursuing her doctorate in Music Education through Boston University.  www.alicetsui.com