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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.

  • Arnold Kastenbaum

    Arnold Kastenbaum rekindled his love for photography in his early 40s when he connected with other fine art photographers in the local area. Since then he has participated in numerous shows in Westchester county and New York City. In his work no attempt is made to depict an object as it naturally appears. His goal is to create a new object that didn’t exist before. Kastenbaum is well suited to support his photography students on a similar path of personal vision development

  • 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. 

  • Fernando Martinez

    Fernando Martinez is a former student in the woodworking program at Purchase College. After finishing school Fernando worked as an assistant to a small architectural firm in Brooklyn. He worked two years as an architects apprentice and assistant and then opened a small shop and design company making custom furniture using basic hand tools and a circular saw. Eventually that shop became a 6,000 square foot building with 20 employees and over 200 stores carrying his work. Fernando Martinez brings over 30 years of experience making furniture, art and teaching others how to make furniture and understand the necessity of art in our lives.

  • John (JP) Morgan

    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.

  • Andrew Muson

    During a 30+ year career as an A-list studio session player, Juilliard educated Andrew Muson has played upright and electric bass on numerous gold and platinum albums, TV themes, film scores and commercials in every studio in New York and Los Angeles. He’s appeared on stages throughout the world from Carnegie Hall to Montreux, recorded and performed with an eclectic roster of artists that includes James Taylor, The Manhattan Transfer, Bette Midler, Yoko Ono, B.J. Thomas, Leo Sayer, Mary Travers (Peter, Paul & Mary), Albert King and Toots Thielemans to name just a few. In addition to his studio career, Muson has been a pioneering music technologist, composer, producer and music supervisor for numerous television, film and video projects.