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Meet the Faculty

Personal Enrichment Courses: Noncredit Instructors

  • Rafael Ferrer

    Rafael Ferrer (rafaelferrer.com) has been a professional voiceover actor for almost 30 years. His voice is one of the most identifiable and requested in the entertainment industry. His voiceover credits include more than 1,000 national commercials, and he has voiced network promos for every major television broadcast and cable network and movie trailers for every Hollywood studio. He is the voice of Pencil in HBO’s Little Curious cartoon series, Stavros in FX’s Archer series, and Darth Malak for the popular video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Ferrer works on both coasts and currently resides in Connecticut.

  • Linda Gelman is a producer and founding member of Chicago City Limits. In addition to being an improvisor, she has worked as an actress, singer, and dancer in plays, musicals, cabaret shows, and on TV. Linda teaches improvisation at schools, colleges, performing arts institutions, and corporations. She is a part-time lecturer in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts and a co-instructor in the summer Precollege Acting Intensive and Acting for the Camera Boot Camp programs at Purchase College.

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  • Regina Leon

    Regina is a voice teacher, vocal coach, music director, and an active performer of cabaret, musical theatre, and opera. She has taught singing at AMDA (The American Musical and Dramatic Academy) in NYC and currently, through her private voice studio, teaches singing and vocal technique and coaches students in musical theatre, pop, and classical repertoire in Italian, French, and German. She is the Lead Instructor for the summer Preollege Vocal Intensive offered by Purchase College as part of their Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts. She is a NYSSMA Voice Adjudicator and judges all levels of vocal performances at area festivals. She also teaches the Vocal Styling Workshop at Purchase College’s PAWS program for area high school students and is the Musical Director for Briarcliff Manor high school and middle school musical theater productions. 

  • John (JP) Morgan trained and worked as a film editor at renowned visual effects house, R/GA Digital Studios in New York City, before becoming a full-time teacher. Working alongside top commercial directors, designers, animators, and digital compositors, he helped create ground-breaking special visual effects for motion pictures and television. Trained in both 35mm film and computer-based editing platforms, JP has cut everything from TV commercials and documentary films to motion picture special effects and main title sequences. He enjoys teaching and learning from students who share his passion for film. His short documentary, “Super 8 Daze” is playing in two film festivals in September 2018.