Faculty




Manhattan School of Music is world-renowned for its impressive faculty and the quality of its instruction.

MSM's faculty is drawn from the city’s great classical music organizations, including the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera; MSM’s jazz faculty are top performers in the city; and faculty soloists can be heard in recitals and chamber music programs all over New York.

Click any link below to see the Faculty members of each department or search alphabetically by name. A listing of Faculty Chairs can be found here.

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Manhattan School of Music is much more than a school with a number of programs and degrees.

It is a vibrant musical community in which artist-teachers nurture talented students through lessons, coachings, master classes, courses, collaboration and performance. While enjoying New York City’s tremendous cultural energy, MSM’s distinctive atmosphere promotes high standards in a supportive environment. 

We aim to foster creativity while keeping great traditions fresh and vital. Courses in music history, music theory and humanities deepen artistic understanding and add to the intellectual vitality of the School. As MSM students prepare for the widest possible spectrum of opportunities, we offer innovative programs to meet 21st-century challenges in the ever-changing world of music.

As a New York institution for more than 90 years, Manhattan School of Music plays an important role in one of the great musical cities of the world. 

Our faculty is drawn from the city’s great classical music organizations, including the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera; MSM’s jazz faculty are top performers in the city, and faculty soloists can be heard in recitals and chamber music programs all over New York. 

Manage

Manhattan School of Music is much more than a school with a number of programs and degrees.

It is a vibrant musical community in which artist-teachers nurture talented students through lessons, coachings, master classes, courses, collaboration and performance. While enjoying New York City’s tremendous cultural energy, MSM’s distinctive atmosphere promotes high standards in a supportive environment. 

We aim to foster creativity while keeping great traditions fresh and vital. Courses in music history, music theory and humanities deepen artistic understanding and add to the intellectual vitality of the School. As MSM students prepare for the widest possible spectrum of opportunities, we offer innovative programs to meet 21st-century challenges in the ever-changing world of music.

As a New York institution for more than 90 years, Manhattan School of Music plays an important role in one of the great musical cities of the world. 

Our faculty is drawn from the city’s great classical music organizations, including the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera; MSM’s jazz faculty are top performers in the city, and faculty soloists can be heard in recitals and chamber music programs all over New York. 

Aicher, Carol Ann  (Advanced Teaching Techniques/Performance Technique)
Anderson, Jay  (Bass )
Andreacchi, Peter  (Theory)
Anraku, Mariko  (Harp)
Avitsur, Haim  (Trombone)
Avshalomov, Daniel  (Viola)
Baker, Michelle  (Horn)
Barrett, Marianne  (Vocal Related Studies)
Baum, Jamie  (Flute)
Beegle, Raymond  (Accompanying)
Bensdorf, Ethan  (Trumpet)
Bers, Edith  (Vocal)
Biggs, Hayes  (Theory)
Black, Robert  (Bass)
Bleckmann, Theo  (Voice)
Boccato, Rogério  (Brazilian Percussion/Ensembles)
Bonilla, Luis  (Trombone)
Botti, Robert  (Oboe)
Botti, Susan  (Composition)
Breslaw, Irene  (Viola)
Brevig, Per  (Trombone)
Bridgewater, Cecil  (Trumpet/Ensembles)
Brown, Michael  (ESL Teacher)
Burgstaller, Joe  (Trumpet)
Carney, Laurie  (Violin)
Caswell, Sara  (Violin)
Charlston, Erik  (Percussion)
Charney, Miriam  (Related Studies)
Charnow, Rebecca  (Arts & Education Training)
Chatterjee, Samir  (Indian Rhythm, tabla/Ensembles)
Chesis, Linda  (Flute)
Clark, John   (Jazz French Horn)
Cobb, Timothy  (Bass)
Cohen, Jeffrey  (Piano)
Cohen, Paul  (Saxophone)
Cooper, Kenneth  (Director of Baroque Aria Ensemble)
D'Angelo, Gerard  (Improvisation )
Danielpour, Richard  (Composition)
de Mare, Anthony  (Piano)
Delpriora, Mark  (Guitar, Chair)
Dial, Garry  (Piano/Improvisation)
Diamond, Pat  (Acting)
DiCioccio, Justin  (Associate Dean, Chair, Jazz Arts Program)
Dicterow, Glenn  (Violin)
Dreyfus, Karen  (Viola)
Dueck, Jocelyn  (German Diction)
Dunn, Casey Molino  (Director of Center for Music Entrepreneurship)
Dunn, Mignon  (Vocal)
Eisenbach, David  (Humanities)
Emmons, Beverly  (Lighting Designer)
Epstein, Daniel  (Piano)
Fader, Oren  (Guitar)
Farina, Danielle  (Viola)
Feldman, Marion  (Cello, Cello Pedagogy)
Ferrari, John  (Percussion)
Finlayson, David  (Trombone)
Forconi, John  (Accompanying, Chair)
Fueting, Reiko  (Theory and Composition)
Gale, Jack  (Trombone)
Gallo, David  (Set Design)
Gàndara, Javier  (Horn)
Geber, David  (Cello, Dean of Instrumental Performance)
Golden, Ruth  (Vocal)
Gould, Mark  (Trumpet)
Green, Edward  (Jazz, Music History)
Grossman, David  (Bass)
Hagen, John  (Director of ESL)
Harada, Koichiro  (Violin)
Henderson, Andrew  (Organ)
Herring, Vincent  (Jazz Saxophone)
Hilse, Walter  (Organ)
Hoffmann, Cynthia  (Vocal)
Holober, Mike   (Jazz Arranging)
Hsu, Yu-Pin  (Biomechanics/Ergonomics for Performers)
Isenstead, Lisa  (Humanities)
Isomura, Kazuhide  (Viola)
Janas, Mark  (Vocal Coach)
Jolles, Susan  (Harp)
Jolley, David  (Horn, Brass Chair)
Jones, Rodney  (Guitar)
Jones, Warren  (Voice Related Studies)
Jourdois, Bénédicte  (Related Vocal Studies)
Kadleck, Tony  (Trumpet)
Kampmeier, Margaret  (Chair and Artistic Director)
Kaplan, Burton  (Viola, Violin)
Katz, Shmuel  (Viola)
Kay, Alan  (Clarinet)
Keever, Tom  (Humanities)
Kim, Lisa  (Violin)
Kirchner, Bill  (Jazz History Electives)
Koessel, Wolfram  (Cello)
Kopec, Patinka  (Viola, Violin, Violin/Viola)
Krakauer, David  (Clarinet)
LaBouff, Kathryn  (Voice)
Lacy, Frank  (Trombone/Ensembles)
Lalama, David  (Ensembles)
Lamb, Christopher  (Percussion, Chair)
Langevin, Robert  (Flute)
Laskowski, Kim  (Bassoon)
LeClair, Judith  (Bassoon)
Leisner, David  (Guitar)
Levine, Rhoda  (Related Studies)
Lewin, Ann   (Related Vocal Studies)
Lichten, Julia  (Cello)
Liebman, David  (Saxophone/Artist in Residence )
Loud, David  (Musical Director)
Lowenstern, Michael  (Bass Clarinet)
Macdonald, David  (Director of Composer's Forum, Theory)
Macomber, Curtis  (Violin)
Maki, Paul-Martin  (Organ)
Makkoo, Sue  (Costume Designer)
Malkin, Isaac  (Violin, Viola)
Manahan, George  (Director of Orchestral Activities)
Manasia, Jeremy  (Piano/Ensemble)
Mann, Nicholas  (Violin, String Chair)
Mann, Robert  (Violin)
Marano-Murray, June  (Vocal Coach)
Marchettini, Paolo  (Theory)
Markov, Albert  (Violin)
Markowitz, Phil  (Piano/Ensembles/Graduate Academics)
Marlow, Carolyn  (Director of American Musical Theater)
Martin, Marya  (Flute)
Massol, James  (Music History)
McCaslin, Donald  (Jazz Saxophone)
McCoy, Jeremy  (Bass)
McCrane, Barbara  (Alexander Technique)
McGarry, Kate  (Voice)
McGill, Anthony  (Clarinet)
McNeely, Jim  (Composition)
Meloan, Katherine  (Keyboard Skills)
Merrill, Kenneth  (Voice Related Studies)
Merryman, Marjorie  (Provost and Senior Vice President, Composition Faculty)
Milarsky, Jeffrey  (Music Director and Conductor of the MSM Percussion Ensemble, Percussion, Conductor)
Morelli, Frank  (Bassoon)
Morton, Glenn  (Related Studies)
Muller, Philippe  (Cello)
Muraco, Thomas  (Related Studies)
Nagem, Raymond  (Classroom)
Neidich, Charles  (Clarinet)
Nel, Anton  (Piano Seminar)
Neubert, Nils  (German Diction)
Norrell, Stephen  (Bass Trombone)
Nye, Roger  (Bassoon)
O'Brien, Orin  (Bass)
O'Connor, Tara  (Flute)
O'Farrill, Arturo  (Jazz Piano)
Oldfather, Christopher  (Piano/Harpsichord)
Oliver, Jr., Ronnie  (Associate Director of Choral Activities)
Olson, Marjean  (Director of Keyboard Skills, Teaching Piano in Higher Education)
Ostrowski, Gordon  (Stage Director, Outreach Opera)
Overton, LeAnn  (Vocal Coach)
Pagano, John  (Chair)
Parlato, Gretchen  (Jazz Voice)
Parloff, Michael  (Flute)
Parodi, Jorge  (Vocal Coach and Music Director of Senior Opera Theater)
Patrelle, Francis  (Related Studies)
Patton, Duncan  (Percussion)
Pedatella, Stefan  (Humanities)
Penzarella, Vincent  (Trumpet)
Perez, Luis  (Associate Dean and Chair of the Musical Theatre Program)
Perrin, Julia  (Humanities)
Perry, Rich  (Saxophone)
Peters, Maitland  (Vocal)
Phillips, Todd  (Violin)
Radicheva, Maria  (Violin)
Rednour, Scott  (Vocal Coach)
Reynolds, Todd  (Electronics)
Rhee, Heasook  (Accompanying, Chamber Music)
Rhodes, Samuel  (Viola)
Ridley, Larry  (Bass )
Riley, John  (Drumset)
Rinehart, Robert  (Viola)
Ritscher, Karen  (Viola)
Robbins, Gerald  (Piano)
Robert, Lucie  (Violin)
Rodgers, Elizabeth  (Vocal Coach)
Rosenberg, Chris  (Guitar/Ensembles/Pedagogy)
Rosenberg, Sylvia  (Violin)
Rosenthal, Ted  (Piano/Ensembles/Jazz Piano Styles)
S, Harvie  (Bass/Ensembles)
Sanabria, Bobby  (Afro-Cuban Jazz History/Ensembles)
Schag, Shane  (Related Vocal Studies)
Shelton, Lucy  (Voice)
Sherry, Fred  (Cello)
Shevtsov, Yegor  (Humanities)
Shikany, Anne  (Related Vocal Studies)
Short, William  (Bassoon)
Silverman, Marc  (Piano, Chair)
Smith, Thomas  (Trumpet)
Smukler, Laurie  (Violin)
Smulyan, Gary  (Jazz Saxophone)
So, Perry  (Visiting Artist)
Soskin, Mark  (Piano/Ensembles)
Spanjer, Allen  (Horn)
Sperry, Paul  (Related Studies)
Stambaugh, J. Mark  (Acting Chair of Composition)
Stanescu, Cristina  (Related Studies)
Staples, Sheryl  (Violin)
Starobin, David  (Guitar)
Stauffer, Scott  (Sound Designer)
Steinberg, Mark  (Violin)
Stepansky, Alan  (Cello)
Stewart, Jocelyn  (Harpsichord)
Stiles, Joan  (Theory)
Stillman, Bob  (Voice)
Sussman, Richard  (Composition/Electronic Music)
Taylor, Dave  (Trombone)
Taylor, Stephen  (Oboe)
Tracy, William  (Head of Opera Musical Studies)
Tritle, Kent  (Director of Choral Activities, Organ Chair)
Turner, Kyle  (Tuba)
Vassiliades, Chris  (Theory)
Vaughn, Dona D.   (Artistic Director, Opera)
Vinograde, Peter  (Piano)
Wang, Liang  (Oboe)
Wendholt, Scott  (Trumpet/Ensembles)
Wilkins, Jack  (Guitar)
Wilkins, Mariah  (History of Jazz)
Winograd, Peter  (Violin)
Wolfram, William  (Piano Seminar)
Wu, She-e  (Marimba Consultant)
Yui, Lisa  (Piano Skills)
Zerna, Kyle  (Percussion)
Zlotkin, Frederick  (Cello)
Zukerman, Pinchas  (Viola, Viola, Violin/Viola)