Housing & Residential Life

Residence & Housing Staff

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Get to know the MSM Residence & Housing Staff team!

Samantha Tymchyn, Director of Residence Life

Originally from Upstate New York, Samantha earned her Master’s degree in Higher Education from Columbia University, Teachers College and her Bachelor’s degree from Siena College. Rooted in college student development, Samantha is passionate about engaging students at MSM outside the classroom and enriching their residential experience. Samantha enjoys spending quality time with friends & family, traveling, and cooking up something new with fresh ingredients from the local farmer’s market.

Justino Gordon, Coordinator of Residence Life

Alum of MSM (BM 2013) and emerging artist as a young Opera singer, Justino Gordon is also the Coordinator or Residence Life. On top of his very deep passion for cultures, languages, and the arts, he also loves engaging with students; helping them acclimate to the city and to their new lives at the Manhattan School of Music. While an MSM student, friends, teachers, faculty, and administrative staff all contributed to providing Justino with a rich and invaluable education, as well as unforgettable and formative experiences. Justino is very excited to now be in a position to give back that same high quality of formative experiences and aid to all those lucky enough to call MSM “Home”. He welcomes you all to our incredible family!

Nikole Gianopoulos, Residence Life Intern

Nikole received her B.S. in Public Relations and Marketing from University of West Georgia and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. During her undergraduate career, she worked as a Resident Assistant for Housing and Residence Life and as a University Ambassador in the Office of Admissions. An avid music lover, Nikole attended a performing arts high school where she played piano for four years. She is a proud Georgia native who has a particular love for coffee, dogs, and the salty Mediterranean ocean. During her free time, Nikole enjoys exploring new cultures, perfecting her baklava making skills, and traveling. As the Residence Life Intern at MSM, Nikole is excited to expand upon her higher educations experiences and hopes to create new and enriching opportunities for staff and students.

Resident Assistants:

5th Floor – Trista Tratos (Musical Theater, ’20)
6th Floor – Nuriel Abdenur (Voice MM, ‘18)
7th Floor – Xiyue Huang (Piano, ’19)
7th Floor – Imani Duhe (Trumpet, ’20)
8th Floor – Riley Bragg (Voice, ’19)
8th Floor – Toby Winarto (Viola, ’19)
9th Floor – Keith Smith (Voice, ’19)
9th Floor – Shauna Shang (Piano ’18)
11th Floor – Gareth Fowler (Jazz Guitar MM, ’18)
11th Floor – Jose Maldonado (Voice MM, ’18)
12th Floor – Joseph Douglass (Guitar, ’18)
12th Floor – Alex Bui (Piano MM, ’18)
13th Floor – Kenny Chauby (Trumpet, ’18)
14th Floor – Mo Wynne (French Horn MM, ’18)
15th Floor – Julia Levinson (Voice, ’18)
15th Floor – Celeste Morales (Voice MM, ‘18
16th Floor – Roan Ma (Violin MM, ’18)
16th Floor – Christa Dalmazio (Voice MM, ’18)
17th Floor – Aris Antoniades (Composition, ’18)