Faculty




Manhattan School of Music is world-renowned for its impressive faculty and the quality of its instruction.

MSM's faculty is drawn from the city’s great classical music organizations, including the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera; MSM’s jazz faculty are top performers in the city; and faculty soloists can be heard in recitals and chamber music programs all over New York.

Click any link below to see the Faculty members of each department or search alphabetically by name. A listing of Faculty Chairs can be found here.

Faculty by Department


Faculty by Name


Manage

Manhattan School of Music is much more than a school with a number of programs and degrees.

It is a vibrant musical community in which artist-teachers nurture talented students through lessons, coachings, master classes, courses, collaboration and performance. While enjoying New York City’s tremendous cultural energy, MSM’s distinctive atmosphere promotes high standards in a supportive environment. 

We aim to foster creativity while keeping great traditions fresh and vital. Courses in music history, music theory and humanities deepen artistic understanding and add to the intellectual vitality of the School. As MSM students prepare for the widest possible spectrum of opportunities, we offer innovative programs to meet 21st-century challenges in the ever-changing world of music.

As a New York institution for more than 90 years, Manhattan School of Music plays an important role in one of the great musical cities of the world. 

Our faculty is drawn from the city’s great classical music organizations, including the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera; MSM’s jazz faculty are top performers in the city, and faculty soloists can be heard in recitals and chamber music programs all over New York. 

Manage

Manhattan School of Music is much more than a school with a number of programs and degrees.

It is a vibrant musical community in which artist-teachers nurture talented students through lessons, coachings, master classes, courses, collaboration and performance. While enjoying New York City’s tremendous cultural energy, MSM’s distinctive atmosphere promotes high standards in a supportive environment. 

We aim to foster creativity while keeping great traditions fresh and vital. Courses in music history, music theory and humanities deepen artistic understanding and add to the intellectual vitality of the School. As MSM students prepare for the widest possible spectrum of opportunities, we offer innovative programs to meet 21st-century challenges in the ever-changing world of music.

As a New York institution for more than 90 years, Manhattan School of Music plays an important role in one of the great musical cities of the world. 

Our faculty is drawn from the city’s great classical music organizations, including the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera; MSM’s jazz faculty are top performers in the city, and faculty soloists can be heard in recitals and chamber music programs all over New York. 

Adamcyk, David  (Contemporary Survey)
Aicher, Carol Ann  (Advanced Teaching Techniques/Performance Technique)
Anderson, Jay  (Bass )
Andreacchi, Peter  (Theory)
Anraku, Mariko  (Harp)
Avitsur, Haim  (Trombone)
Avshalomov, Daniel  (Viola)
Baker, Michelle  (Horn)
Barrett, Marianne  (Related Vocal Studies)
Baum, Jamie  (Flute)
Beegle, Raymond  (Accompanying)
Bensdorf, Ethan  (Trumpet)
Bers, Edith  (Vocal)
Biggs, Hayes  (Theory)
Black, Robert  (Bass)
Bleckmann, Theo  (Voice)
Boccato, Rogério  (Brazilian Percussion/Ensembles)
Bonilla, Luis  (Trombone)
Botti, Robert  (Oboe)
Botti, Susan  (Composition)
Brevig, Per  (Trombone)
Bridgewater, Cecil  (Trumpet/Ensembles)
Bronfman, Yefim  (Piano)
Brown, Michael  (ESL Teacher)
Caplan, Joan  (Vocal)
Carney, Laurie  (Violin)
Carter, Regina  (Violin)
Caswell, Sara  (Violin)
Catania, Claudia  (Private Voice)
Charney, Miriam  (Related Vocal Studies)
Charnow, Rebecca  (Arts & Education Training)
Chatterjee, Samir  (Indian Rhythm, tabla/Ensembles)
Chesis, Linda  (Flute)
Chien, Yu-Chun  (Doctoral Fellow, Coordinator of Aural Skills)
Close, Shirley  (vocal)
Clurman, Judith  (Ensemble Voice/ Private Voice)
Cobb, Timothy  (Bass)
Cohen, Jeffrey  (Piano)
Cohen, Paul  (Saxophone)
Cooper, Derek  (Doctoral Fellow, Coordinator of Tutoring Program)
Cooper, Kenneth  (Related Vocal Studies)
Cossin, David  (Percussion)
Cox, Catherine  (Script Analysis)
de Mare, Anthony  (Piano)
Deane, Richard  (Horn)
Delpriora, Mark  (Guitar)
Dial, Garry  (Piano/Improvisation)
Dicterow, Glenn  (Violin)
Dreyfus, Karen  (Viola)
Dunn, Casey Molino  (Director of Center for Music Entrepreneurship)
Dunn, Mignon  (Vocal)
Eisenbach, David  (Humanities)
Emmons, Beverly  (Technical/ Lighting Design)
Epstein, Daniel  (Piano)
Fader, Oren  (Guitar)
Farina, Danielle  (Viola)
Feldman, Marion  (Cello, Cello Pedagogy)
Ferrari, John  (Percussion)
Finlayson, David  (Trombone)
Forconi, John  (Collaborative Piano, Chair)
Fueting, Reiko  (Theory and Composition)
Gallo, David  (Technical/ Set Design)
Gàndara, Javier  (Horn)
Geber, David  (Cello, Director of Chamber Music)
Gerle, Andrew  (Music Theory)
Golden, Ruth  (Vocal)
Graff, Randy  (Musical Theatre Acting)
Grayman, Justina  (Humanities)
Green, Andrea  (Private Voice)
Green, Edward  (Jazz, Music History)
Grossman, David  (Bass)
Hagen, John  (Director of ESL)
Harada, Koichiro  (Violin)
Harris, Hilda  (Vocal)
Harris, Stefon  (Associate Dean and Director of Jazz Arts, vibraphone)
Henderson, Andrew  (Acting Chair, Organ)
Herring, Vincent  (Jazz Saxophone)
Hilse, Walter  (Organ)
Hoffmann, Cynthia  (Vocal)
Holober, Mike   (Jazz Arranging)
Hsu, Yu-Pin  (Biomechanics/Ergonomics for Performers)
Hunter, Billy Ray  (Trumpet)
Hynes, Maureen  (Conducting)
Isomura, Kazuhide  (Viola)
Janas, J. Jared  (Technical/ Make-Up)
Janas, Mark  (Vocal Coach)
Jolles, Susan  (Harp)
Jolley, David  (Horn, Brass Chair)
Jones, Rodney  (Guitar)
Jones, Warren  (Voice Related Studies)
Jourdois, Bénédicte  (Related Vocal Studies)
Kadleck, Tony  (Trumpet)
Kampmeier, Margaret  (Piano)
Kaplan, Burton  (Viola, Violin)
Katz, Shmuel  (Viola)
Kawin, Phillip  (Piano)
Kay, Alan  (Clarinet)
Keever, Tom  (Humanities)
Kelderman, Julie  (Humanities)
Kim, Lisa  (Violin)
Kirchner, Bill  (Jazz History Electives)
Klibonoff, Jon  (Piano)
Koessel, Wolfram  (Cello)
Kopec, Patinka  (Viola, Violin, Violin/Viola)
Krakauer, David  (Clarinet)
Krauss, David  (Trumpet)
LaBouff, Kathryn  (Related Vocal Studies)
Lacy, Frank  (Trombone/Ensembles)
Lamb, Christopher  (Percussion, Chair)
Langevin, Robert  (Flute)
Langford, Jeffrey  (Chair)
Laskowski, Kim  (Bassoon)
LeClair, Judith  (Bassoon)
Leisner, David  (Chair, Guitar)
Levine, Rhoda  (Related Vocal Studies)
Lewin, Ann   (Related Vocal Studies)
Lichten, Julia  (Cello)
Liebman, David  (Saxophone/Artist in Residence )
Loud, David  (Musical Director)
Lowenstern, Michael  (Bass Clarinet)
Macdonald, David  (Theory)
Macomber, Curtis  (Violin)
Maki, Paul-Martin  (Organ)
Makkoo, Sue  (Technical/ Costume Design)
Malas, Marlena  (Vocal)
Malas, Spiro  (Vocal)
Malkin, Isaac  (Violin, Viola)
Manahan, George  (Director of Orchestral Activities)
Manasia, Jeremy  (Piano/Ensemble)
Mann, Nicholas  (Violin, String Chair)
Mann, Robert  (Violin)
Marano-Murray, June  (Vocal Coach)
Marchettini, Paolo  (Theory)
Markov, Albert  (Violin)
Markowitz, Phil  (Piano/Ensembles/Graduate Academics)
Martin, Marya  (Flute)
Massol, James  (Music History)
McCaslin, Donald  (Jazz Saxophone)
McCoy, Jeremy  (Bass)
McCrane, Barbara  (Alexander Technique)
McGarry, Kate  (Voice)
McGill, Anthony  (Clarinet)
McNeely, Jim  (Composition)
Meloan, Katherine  (Organ)
Melton, Dr. Joan  (Speech/ Diction)
Merrill, Kenneth  (Voice Related Studies)
Merryman, Marjorie  (Composition Faculty)
Mikowsky, Solomon  (Piano)
Misslin, Patricia  (Vocal)
Morelli, Frank  (Bassoon)
Morris, James  (Vocal)
Morse, Robin  (Musical Theatre)
Morton, Glenn  (Related Vocal Studies)
Muller, Philippe  (Cello)
Mumm, Craig  (Viola)
Muraco, Thomas  (Related Vocal Studies)
Nagem, Raymond  (Classroom)
Neidich, Charles  (Clarinet)
Nel, Anton  (Piano Seminar)
Neubert, Nils  (Related Vocal Studies)
Norrell, Stephen  (Bass Trombone)
Nye, Roger  (Bassoon)
O'Brien, Orin  (Bass)
O'Connor, Tara  (Flute)
O'Donohue, Deirdre  (Related Piano)
Oldfather, Christopher  (Piano/Harpsichord)
Oliver, Jr., Ronnie  (Related Vocal Studies)
Olson, Marjean  (Director of Keyboard Skills, Teaching Piano in Higher Education)
Ostrowski, Gordon  (Stage Director, Outreach Opera)
Oswald, Mark  (Vocal)
Overton, LeAnn  (Vocal Coach)
Pagano, John  (Chair)
Parkinson, Elizabeth  (Dance/Ballet)
Parloff, Michael  (Flute)
Parodi, Jorge  (Vocal Coach and Music Director of Senior Opera Theater)
Patrelle, Francis  (Related Vocal Studies)
Patton, Duncan  (Percussion)
Pedatella, Stefan  (Humanities)
Perdue, Mike  (Guest Co-Director, MSM Percussion Ensemble)
Perez, Luis  (Associate Dean and Chair of the Musical Theatre Program)
Perrin, Julia  (Humanities)
Peters, Maitland  (Vocal)
Phillips, Todd  (Violin)
Polk, Joanne  (Piano)
Putnam, Ashley  (Vocal)
Quillin, Mimi  (Dance/Jazz)
Radicheva, Maria  (Violin)
Rednour, Scott  (Vocal Coach)
Reese, Diana  (Humanities)
Reynolds, Todd  (Electronics)
Rhee, Heasook  (Accompanying, Chamber Music)
Rhodes, Samuel  (Viola)
Ridley, Larry  (Bass )
Riley, John  (Drumset)
Rinehart, Robert  (Viola)
Ritscher, Karen  (Viola)
Robbins, Gerald  (Piano)
Robert, Lucie  (Violin)
Rocco, Patricia  (Humanities)
Rodgers, Elizabeth  (Vocal Coach)
Rosenberg, Chris  (Associate Director of Jazz Arts, Guitar/Ensembles/Pedagogy)
Rosenberg, Sylvia  (Violin)
Rosenshein, Neil  (Vocal)
Rosenthal, Ted  (Piano/Ensembles/Jazz Piano Styles)
S, Harvie  (Bass/Ensembles)
Sametz, Laura  (Acting – Fundamentals)
Sanabria, Bobby  (Afro-Cuban Jazz History/Ensembles)
Schag, Shane  (Related Vocal Studies)
Scott, Kendrick  (Drumset)
Shelton, Lucy  (Voice)
Sherry, Fred  (Cello)
Shevtsov, Yegor  (Humanities)
Shikany, Anne  (Related Vocal Studies)
Short, William  (Bassoon)
Silverman, Marc  (Piano, Chair)
Sinkevych, Inesa  (Piano)
Smith, Thomas  (Trumpet)
Smukler, Laurie  (Violin)
Smulyan, Gary  (Jazz Saxophone)
So, Perry  (Visiting Artist)
Soskin, Mark  (Piano/Ensembles)
Spanjer, Allen  (Horn)
Sperry, Paul  (Related Vocal Studies)
Stambaugh, J. Mark  (Acting Chair of Composition)
Stanescu, Cristina  (Related Vocal Studies)
Staples, Sheryl  (Violin)
Starobin, David  (Guitar)
Stauffer, Scott  (Technical/ Sound Design)
Steinberg, Mark  (Violin)
Stepansky, Alan  (Cello)
Stephens, Dayna  (Saxophone)
Stewart, Jocelyn  (Harpsichord)
Stiles, Joan  (Theory)
Stillman, Bob  (Private Voice)
Sussman, Richard  (Composition/Electronic Music)
Svetlanova, Nina  (Piano)
Taylor, Dave  (Trombone)
Taylor, Eleanor  (Musical Theatre)
Taylor, Stephen  (Oboe)
Tracy, William  (Head of Opera Musical Studies)
Traxler, Jude  (Guest Co-Director, MSM Percussion Ensemble)
Tritle, Kent  (Director of Choral Activities, Organ Chair)
Tu, Qiang  (Cello)
Turner, Kyle  (Tuba)
Vassiliades, Chris  (Theory)
Vaughn, Dona D.   (Artistic Director, Opera)
Villafranca, Elio  (Jazz)
Vinograde, Peter  (Piano)
Wang, Liang  (Oboe)
Wendholt, Scott  (Trumpet/Ensembles)
Wilkins, Jack  (Guitar)
Williams, Colin  (Trombone)
Winograd, Peter  (Violin)
Wolfram, William  (Piano Seminar)
Yui, Lisa  (Piano Skills)
Zerna, Kyle  (Percussion)
Zukerman, Pinchas  (Viola, Viola, Violin/Viola)