Conservatory of Music: Faculty and Administration

Note: For additional information and updates during 2016–2018, please visit www.purchase.edu/departments/academicprograms/arts/music/
faculty.aspx.

James Undercofler, Interim Director, Conservatory of Music
and Professor of Arts Management and Entrepreneurship
BM, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; MM, Yale University.


Full-Time Faculty | Part-Time Faculty | Part-Time Visiting Affiliate Artists
Faculty Emeriti

Full-Time Faculty

Graham Ashton, Professor of Music
Performance Diploma, Royal Academy of Music.

Allyson Bellink, Associate Professor of Music
BM, Manhattan School of Music; MM, Purchase College.

Bradley Brookshire, Associate Professor of Music
BM, University of Michigan; MM, Mannes College of Music. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.

Silas Brown, Assistant Professor of Practice in Music
MusB, Purchase College.

Stephanie Brown, Associate Professor of Music
BM, The Juilliard School.

Deborah Buck, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
BM, The Juilliard School; MM, University of Southern California.

Stephen Buck, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
BA, Johns Hopkins University; MM, University of Michigan; MMA, DMA, Yale University.

Jakub Ciupiński, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
MA, Academy of Music in Kraków (Poland); MM, The Juilliard School.

Peter Denenberg, Assistant Professor of Music
BPS, Empire State College, State University of New York.

Jon Faddis, Professor of Music
Jazz Masters award, Temple University; honorary PhD, Manhattan School of Music.

Gerard (Gerry) Hecht, Associate Professor of Music
BA, Yale University; MM, Manhattan School of Music. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Mina Kim, Lecturer in Music
BM, Busan National University; MM, Artist Diploma, Purchase College.

Julia Lichten, Associate Professor of Music
BA, Harvard University; MM, New England Conservatory of Music.

Pete Malinverni, Assistant Professor of Practice in Music
BM, State University of New York, Potsdam; MM, Purchase College.

Doug Munro, Professor of Music
BS, Westchester Conservatory/Mercy College; BSEd, State University of New York, Cortland; MFA, Purchase College.

Hugh Murphy, Associate Professor of Music
BM, MM, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University.

Tara O’Connor, Associate Professor of Music
BA, MM, DMA, State University of New York, Stony Brook.

Paul Ostrovsky, Professor of Music
MM, Moscow State Conservatory of Music.

Ted Piltzecker, Associate Professor of Music
BM, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; MM, Manhattan School of Music.

Jacque Trussel, Professor of Music
BS, MM, Ball State University. SUNY Research Foundation Award Honoring Research and Scholarship in the Arts.


Part-Time Faculty

John Abercrombie, Lecturer in Music
BM, Berklee College of Music.

Timothy Albright, Lecturer in Music
BM, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.

Thomas Baird, Lecturer in Music
BA, Empire State College, State University of New York.

Charles Blenzig, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
Studied with Roland Kohloff at Manhattanville College.

Timothy Cobb, Associate Professor of Music
BM, Curtis Institute of Music.

Todd Coolman, Professor of Music
BM, Indiana University; MM, Manhattan School of Music; PhD, New York University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. SUNY Research Foundation Award Honoring Research and Scholarship in the Arts.

David DeJesus, Lecturer in Music (Latin Jazz Orchestra Conductor)
MusB, Purchase College; MM, Manhattan School of Music.

Dominic Donato, Assistant Professor of Music
BA, MM, State University of New York, Stony Brook; DMA, Manhattan School of Music.

Danielle Farina, Lecturer in Music
BM, Curtis Institute of Music.

Annmarie Gatti, Lecturer in Music
BA, City College, City University of New York.

Bonnie Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Music
BA, Florida State University.

Rebecca Haviland, Lecturer in Music
MusB, Purchase College.

Ryan Homsey, Lecturer in Music
MusB, Purchase College; MM, New York University.

Jonathan Jetter, Lecturer in Music
MusB, MM, Purchase College.

Laura Kaminsky, Professor at Large, School of the Arts
BA, Oberlin College; MA, City College of New York.

Joan Krueger, Assistant Professor of Music
BM, Michigan State University; MM, University of Michigan.

Ralph Lalama, Lecturer in Music
BMEd, Youngstown State University.

Beatriz Martin-Ruiz, Lecturer in Music
BMus, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Performance Diploma and Artist Diploma, Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica, Madrid (Spain).

Phil Moffa, Lecturer in Music
MusB, MM, Purchase College.

Richie Morales, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
BM, MFA, Purchase College.

Ayako Oshima Neidich, Assistant Professor of Music
BM, Toho School of Music (Tokyo); additional studies, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.

Sherry Overholt, Assistant Professor of Music
BM, University of Miami; MM, MMA, DMA, Yale University.

David Recca, Lecturer in Music (Choir Director)
MusB, Purchase College; MM, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; MMA, Yale University.

Peter Reit, Lecturer in Music
BM, Manhattan School of Music.

João Luiz Rezende, Lecturer in Music
BM, Faculdade de Artes Alcântara Machado, São Paulo (Brazil); MM, Mannes College of Music.

Pablo Rieppi, Lecturer in Music
BM, George Mason University; MM, The Juilliard School.

John Riley, Assistant Professor of Music
BM, University of North Texas; MM, Manhattan School of Music.

Huang Ruo, Lecturer in Music
BM, Oberlin College; MM, DMA, The Juilliard School.

Kaori Sato, Assistant Professor of Music
BM, Miyagi Gakuin College (Japan); MM, Mannes College of Music.

James Austin Smith, Lecturer in Music
BA, BM, Northwestern University; MM, Yale University.

Carl Sturken, Lecturer in Music
BA, Wesleyan University.

Sayaka Tanikawa, Lecturer in Music
BA, Columbia University; MM, Artist Diploma, Yale University; DMA, Manhattan School of Music.

Joel Thome, Associate Professor of Music
BA, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; MA, University of Pennsylvania; Certificate, Ecole Internationale for Music and Dance (France); studied with Pierre Boulez at Concours Internationale (Switzerland).

Kenny Washington, Lecturer in Music
Studied with Rudy Collins.

Doug Weiss, Lecturer in Music

Ransom Wilson, Assistant Professor of Music (Orchestra Conductor)
BM, The Juilliard School; postgraduate Atlantique Fellowship (studies with J.P. Rampal, Institute of International Education, France).

Du Yun, Lecturer in Music
BM, Oberlin College; PhD, Harvard University.

Carmit Rinehart Zori, Assistant Professor of Music
BM, Curtis Institute of Music.


Part-Time Visiting Affiliate Artists

Eric Alexander
Chris Anderson
Joshua Benevento
Richard Clymer
Alexis Cole
Christopher Colmenero
Chris Greco
Kevin Hays
David Hazeltine
Vic Juris
Andy LaVerne
Ray Mase
Adrian Morejon
Dan Peck
Michael Rodriguez
Gary Smulyan
Darren Solomon


Faculty Emeriti

Raymond Des Roches, Associate Professor Emeritus of Music
BM, MM, Manhattan School of Music.

Joe Ferry, Professor Emeritus of Music
BS, Long Island University; MFA, Purchase College; PhD, Kennedy-Western University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Robert Fertitta, Associate Professor Emeritus of Music
BA, Hunter College, City University of New York; MA, Queens College, City University of New York; studied with Nadia Boulanger at L’Ecoles d’Art Americaines de Fontainebleau.

Hal Galper, Lecturer Emeritus in Music
Diploma, Berklee College of Music.

Frederic Hand, Lecturer Emeritus in Music
BM, Mannes College of Music. Guitar studies with Leonid Bolotine, Julian Bream, Albert Valdes-Blain, and Jim Hall.

Dennis Helmrich, Assistant Professor Emeritus of Music
BM, MM, Yale University.

Steven Lubin, Professor Emeritus of Music
BA, Harvard University; MM, The Julliard School; PhD, New York University.

Humbert Lucarelli, Assistant Professor Emeritus of Music
BM, Chicago Musical College, Roosevelt University.

Donald MacCourt, Professor Emeritus of Music
BA, San Francisco State College; MM, Manhattan School of Music.

James McElwaine, Professor Emeritus of Music
BM, University of North Texas; MM, Yale University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.

Sandra Miller, Professor Emerita of Music
BM, Curtis Institute of Music.

Anthony Newman, Professor Emeritus of Music
Diplóme Superieure, l’Ecole Normale de Musique (Paris); BS, Mannes College of Music; MA, Harvard University; DMA, Boston University.

David Ostwald, Assistant Professor Emeritus of Music
BA, Reed College; MFA, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University.

Marianna Khazanova Salzman, Associate Professor Emerita of Music
Diploma, Moscow State Conservatory of Music; MPP, Gnesin Musical and Pedagogical Institute (Moscow).

Daphne Spottiswoode, Associate Professor Emerita of Music
Scholarship studies, Royal Academy of Music.

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Classical:

Performance–Instrumental:
Strings (includes harp)
Piano
Brass
Percussion
Woodwinds
Classical Guitar

Performance: Voice & Opera Studies

Composition

Jazz:

Performance: Jazz Studies

Music & Technology:

Studio Composition

Studio Production


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