Conservatory of Music: Faculty and Administration

Note: For additional information and updates during 2013–2015, please visit www.purchase.edu/departments/academicprograms/arts/music/
faculty.aspx.

Suzanne Farrin, Director, Conservatory of Music
and Associate Professor of Music
BM, University of Colorado, Boulder; MMA, MM, DMA, 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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Pete Malinverni, Visiting Assistant Professor of 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.

Calvin Wiersma, Associate Professor of Music
BM, Oberlin College; MM, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.


Part-Time Faculty

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

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

Chris Barron, Lecturer in Music

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

Silas Brown, Lecturer in Music
MusB, Purchase College.

Stephen Buck, Lecturer in Music
BA, Johns Hopkins University; MM, University of Michigan; MMA, DMA, Yale University.

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.

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.

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

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

Petra Gelbart, Lecturer in Music
BA, University of California, Berkeley; PhD, Harvard University.

Jon Gordon, Lecturer in Music

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

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

Stuart Isacoff, Lecturer in Music
BA, MA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

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

Laura Kaminsky, Professor of Music
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.

Frank London, Lecturer in Music (Klezmer Ensemble Conductor)
BA, New England Conservatory of Music.

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

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

Sara Marks, Lecturer in Music
BM, Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford; MM, Yale 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.

Peter Reit, Lecturer in Music
BM, Manhattan School 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.

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).

Steve Wilson, Lecturer in Music
Studied at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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

Timothy Albright
Eric Alexander
Richard Clymer
Scott Colley
Monica Ellis
John Fedchock
Derek Greten-Harrison
Kevin Hays
David Hazeltine
Cynde Iverson
Morris Kainuma
Jayson (“J-Zone”) Mumford
David Ruffels
Richard Sussman


Faculty Emeriti

Alvin Brehm, Professor Emeritus of Music
BS, MA, Columbia University; Graduate Diploma, The Juilliard School.

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

Robert Fertitta, Associate Professor Emeritus of Music
BA, Hunter College, City University of New York; MA, Queens College, City University of New York.

Dennis Helmrich, Assistant Professor Emeritus of Music
BM, MM, Yale 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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Brass
Percussion
Woodwinds
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Performance: Voice & Opera Studies

Composition

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Performance: Jazz Studies

Music Production & Technology:

Studio Composition

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