Casey Molino Dunn, Director
CME Director Casey Molino Dunn has collaborated with a range of musicians to advance their careers and entrepreneurial activities. He has worked as a publicist, both independently and at Christina Jensen PR, securing diverse media coverage and producing special events for clients including André Previn, the Chiara Quartet, composer Lisa Bielawa, and pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Casey previously coordinated the Eastman School of Music’s Office of Careers and Professional Development and was a member of The Juilliard School’s student services staff. He serves as a career advisor at the annual Chamber Music America national conference and has played key roles within the Network of Music Career Development Officers and the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education.
Active as a baritone vocalist and actor, his recent performances range from Papageno in New Hampshire to Sondheim’s Passion in Miami. He is a former chorister with New York City Opera and was an ensemble member for the NYC premiere of Andrew Lippa’s theatrical oratorio I Am Harvey Milk. Also a keyboardist, he has played community performances for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's pops series and the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey. He leads the music program at Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church in Chatham, NJ and produces the town’s Concerts on Main, a series he launched in 2013. Casey holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
At MSM his key responsibilities include entrepreneurial coaching, leading career-enhancing services for students and alumni, teaching as part of the collegiate faculty and collaboratively producing professional development workshops. He previously served as the CME Deputy Director.
Eric Umble, Coordinator
Eric Umble recently joined MSM’s staff as the CME’s part-time Coordinator. He previously worked as the Managing Director of the American Modern Ensemble and in the Scheduling Department at MSM. An active clarinetist, Eric performs as a soloist and, in NYC, with Ensemble Échappé, Cantata Profana, LoftOpera, and Tenth Intervention, among others. His trio, sTem (clarinet, voice and piano), soon releases their debut album; their 2016-17 season also includes residencies at Cornell and Millersville universities. Eric teaches through MSM’s Distance Learning program, is a frequent guest artist at Mexico City’s Escuela Nacional de Música and was clarinetist-in-residence at New Music on the Point in 2015. Eric completed his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at MSM.
Current CME Fellows
Ana García Caraballos (DMA candidate saxophone)
Wonki Lee (DMA candidate saxophone)
Previous CME Fellows
Michael Boyman (MM ’14 composition)
Ruby Chou (MM ’13 piano)
Ryan Chow (MM ’15 piano)
Sasha Gee Enegren (DMA ’15 bassoon)
Kalyn Jang (BM ’13 french horn)
Astrid Kuljanic (MM ’15 jazz voice)
Joyce Kwon (MM ’13 jazz voice)
Phillip Lamb (MM ’14 organ)
Kevin McDonald (MM ’12 jazz drums)
Karen Kyung-Eun Na (DMA ’15 accompanying)
Aaron Patterson (DMA ’14 saxophone)