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Conservatory of Music: Voice/Opera Studies
Faculty & Visiting Affiliate Artists

Head: Jacque Trussel

Thomas Baird
Lecturer in Music (part-time)
BA, Empire State College, State University of New York.

Joshua Benevento
Visiting Affiliate Artist
MusB, MM, Purchase College. |

Christopher Colmenero
Visiting Affiliate Artist
MusB, MM, Purchase College. Professional Studies Diploma, Mannes College, The New School for Music.

Bonnie Hamilton
Assistant Professor of Music (part-time)
BA, Florida State University.

Joan Krueger
Assistant Professor of Music (part-time)
BM, Michigan State University; MM, University of Michigan.

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

Sherry Overholt
Assistant Professor of Music (part-time)
BM, University of Miami; MM, MMA, DMA, Yale University. |

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

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

Jacque Trussel
Professor of Music
BS, MM, Ball State University. SUNY Research Foundation Award Honoring Research and Scholarship in the Arts, 2007.

Faculty Emeriti

Dennis Helmrich
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Music

BM, MM, Yale University.

David Ostwald
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Music

BA, Reed College; MFA, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University.

Updated June 22, 2016

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