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Conservatory of Music: Jazz Studies
Faculty & Visiting Affiliate Artists

Head: Pete Malinverni

John Abercrombie
Lecturer in Music
(part-time), Guitar
BM, Berklee College of Music. |

Eric Alexander
Visiting Affiliate Artist
(part-time), Saxophone
BM, William Paterson University. |

Charles Blenzig
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (part-time), Piano
Studied with Roland Kohloff at Manhattanville College.

Alexis Cole
Visiting Affiliate Artist
(part-time), Jazz Voice
BM, William Paterson University; MM, Queens College, City University of New York. |

Todd Coolman
Professor of Music (part-time), Bass
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, 2006. |

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

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

Kevin Hays
Visiting Affiliate Artist
(part-time), Piano |

David Hazeltine
Visiting Affiliate Artist
(part-time), Piano
BA, University of Wisconsin. |

Ingrid Jensen
Visiting Affiliate Artist
(part-time), Trumpet
BM, Berklee College of Music. |

Vic Juris
Visiting Affiliate Artist
(part-time), Guitar

Ralph Lalama
Lecturer in Music (part-time), Saxophone
BMEd, Youngstown State University. |

Andy LaVerne
Visiting Affiliate Artist (part-time), Piano
Studied at The Juilliard School, Ithaca College, Berklee College, and New England Conservatory. |

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

Richie Morales
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (part-time), Drums
BM, MFA, Purchase College. |

John Mosca
Visiting Affiliate Artist
(part-time), Jazz Trombone
BM, The Juilliard School. |

Doug Munro (on leave Fall 2016)
Professor of Music, Guitar
BS, Westchester Conservatory/Mercy College; BSEd, State University of New York, Cortland; MFA, Purchase College. Founding director of the jazz studies program. |

John Riley
Assistant Professor of Music (part-time), Drums
BM, University of North Texas; MM, Manhattan School of Music. |

Gary Smulyan
Lecturer in Music
(part-time), Saxophone
Studied at Hofstra University. |

Donald Vega
Visiting Affiliate Artist
(part-time), Piano
BA, University of Southern California; MA, Manhattan School of Music; Artist Diploma, The Juilliard School. |

Kenny Washington
Lecturer in Music
(part-time), Drums
Studied with Rudy Collins. |

Doug Weiss
Lecturer in Music
(part-time), Bass |

Contributing Faculty

Ted Piltzecker (Vibraphones): Studio Composition

Faculty Emeriti

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

Updated June 23, 2016

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