High School Division

2014 High School Division Faculty

 

Summer Music Academy faculty consist of current Ithaca College faculty, top music educators from across the country, and renowned guest artists. Additional faculty and guest artists will be announced periodically. 

Conductors

Stephen Peterson, Wind Ensemble

Stephen Peterson, Wind Ensemble

Director of Bands, Ithaca College; Future President, College Band Directors National Association; DMA, Northwestern University

Jennifer Sengin, Chorus

Jennifer Sengin, Chorus

Director of Choirs, East Brunswick High School; MM in Choral Conducting, Ithaca College.

Mike Titlebaum, Jazz Ensemble

Mike Titlebaum, Jazz Ensemble

Director of Jazz Studies, Ithaca College; BM, Performer's Certificate, and MM, Eastman School of Music

David Geary, A Cappella Ensemble

David Geary, A Cappella Ensemble

MA Candidate, The Eastman School of Music; BM, Ithaca College

Jeremy Kondrat, Wind Ensemble

Jeremy Kondrat, Wind Ensemble

Director of Bands, Co-Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra, Plano Senior High School, Plano, TX

Jonathan Handman, Orchestra

Jonathan Handman, Orchestra

Conductor, cellist, Artistic Director and Co-founder of Stringendo Orchestra School of the Hudson Valley

Frank Diaz, Orchestra

Frank Diaz, Orchestra

Assistant Professor of Music Education, University of Oregon

Winds

Paige Morgan, Oboe

Paige Morgan, Oboe

Professor, Oboe/English Horn, Ithaca College School of Music

Michael Galvan, Clarinet

Michael Galvan, Clarinet

Professor, Clarinet, Ithaca College School of Music

Lee Goodhew Romm, Bassoon

Lee Goodhew Romm, Bassoon

Professor of Bassoon, Ithaca College; D.M.A., Michigan State University; M.M., Southern Methodist University; B.M., University of North Texas

Wendy Mehne, Flute

Wendy Mehne, Flute

Professor of Flute, Ithaca College; DMA, University of Wisconsin-Madison; MM, Michigan State University; BME, University of Nebraska

Allison Dromgold Adams, Saxophone

Allison Dromgold Adams, Saxophone

DMA Candidate, Arizona State University; MM, University of Minnesota; BM, Ithaca College

Brass & Percussion

Kim Dunnick, Trumpet

Kim Dunnick, Trumpet

Trumpet Professor and Chair of Performance Studies, Ithaca College; DM, Indiana University; MM, Catholic University of America; BM, Indiana University

Frank Campos, Trumpet

Frank Campos, Trumpet

Professor of Trumpet, Ithaca College; Principal Trumpet of the Binghamton Philharmonic, Tri-Cities Opera, and Ensemble X; MM University of North Texas

Harold Reynolds, Trombone

Harold Reynolds, Trombone

Professor, Trombone, Ithaca College School of Music

Alex Shuhan, Horn

Alex Shuhan, Horn

Professor of Horn, Ithaca College; Founding Member of Rhythm & Brass; MM, Southern Methodist University; BM, Eastman School of Music

Nikola Tomić, Trumpet

Nikola Tomić, Trumpet

DMA Candidate, Eastman School of Music; MM, Eastman School of Music; BM, Ithaca College

Aaron Tindall, Tuba/Euphonium

Aaron Tindall, Tuba/Euphonium

Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium, Ithaca College; DMA, University of Colorado at Boulder; MM, Royal Northern College of Music; BM, Penn State

Greg Evans, Percussion/Drumset

Greg Evans, Percussion/Drumset

Lecturer in Percussion and Jazz Studies, Ithaca College; MM, Ithaca College; BM, Manhattan School of Music

Conrad Alexander, Percussion

Conrad Alexander, Percussion

Lecturer, Percussion, Ithaca College School of Music

Strings

Zachary Sweet, cello

Zachary Sweet, cello

Cellist, Orchestra of the Southern Fingerlakes, Binghamton Philharmonic, Tri-Cities Opera & Cayuga Chamber Orchestra; BM & MM, Eastman School of Music

Megan Atchley, Violin

Megan Atchley, Violin

Freelance Violinist, Educator

Lee Anderson, Viola

Lee Anderson, Viola

MM Candidate, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Andrew Bergevin, Violin

Andrew Bergevin, Violin

Violinist, Symphoria, Visiting Lecturer, Cornell University, Ithaca College; BM and MM, Ithaca College

Heidi Hoffman, Cello

Heidi Hoffman, Cello

Lecturer, Ithaca College; DMA and MM, Stony Brook University; BM and Performer's Certificate, Eastman School of Music

Anthony Pinelli, Jr., Double Bass

Anthony Pinelli, Jr., Double Bass

Orchestra Director, Paul D. Schreiber High School, Port Washington, New York; M.M. Stony Brook University; B.M., Ithaca College

Ellen Kogut, Violin

Ellen Kogut, Violin

Violinist, Educator

Jeffrey Abbott, Violin

Jeffrey Abbott, Violin

MM, University of Wisconsin-Madison; BM, Ithaca College

Piano & Guitar

Alejandro Bernard-Papachryssanthou

Alejandro Bernard-Papachryssanthou

Performer, Music Educator

Michael Caporizzo, Sound Recording, Guitar

Michael Caporizzo, Sound Recording, Guitar

Assistant Professor, Ithaca College

Voice

Brad Hougham, Voice; Program Coordinator

Brad Hougham, Voice; Program Coordinator

Assistant Professor of Voice, Ithaca College; DMA, Rutgers University; Professional Studies Diploma, Mannes School of Music; MM, Queens College

Jessica Julin, Voice

Jessica Julin, Voice

Internationally renowned soprano; Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia, PA; MM, Indiana University; BM, Ithaca College

Deborah Lifton, Voice

Deborah Lifton, Voice

Internationally renowned soprano; MM Manhattan School of Music; BM, University of Michigan

Deborah Montgomery-Cove, Voice

Deborah Montgomery-Cove, Voice

Professor of Voice, Ithaca College; Doctoral Studies, MM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; BM, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Patrice Pastore, Voice

Patrice Pastore, Voice

Professor of Voice, Ithaca College; MM, New England Conservatory of Music; MA, Tufts University; BA, Bryn Mawr College

Ivy Walz, Voice

Ivy Walz, Voice

Assistant Professor of Voice, Ithaca College; DMA Candidate, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music; BM and MM, Ithaca College

Electives

Holly Adams, Acting

Holly Adams, Acting

Performer, Educator

Luis Felipe Nieto, Composition

Luis Felipe Nieto, Composition

Composer, MM Candidate, Ithaca College School of Music

Jared Adams, Intro to Cartooning

Jared Adams, Intro to Cartooning

Graphic Artist, Author

Joel Gelpe, Musical Theatre

Joel Gelpe, Musical Theatre

Music Director for Musical Theatre Program, Ithaca College; MM, Arizona State University; BME, Hartt School of Music

Conrad Alexander, Steel Band / Hand Drum Skills

Conrad Alexander, Steel Band / Hand Drum Skills

Lecturer, Percussion, Ithaca College School of Music

Emily Pecoraro, RA/Music Theory, Jazz Combo

Emily Pecoraro, RA/Music Theory, Jazz Combo

Multiple Woodwind Specialist

Matthew Sadowski, RA/Conducting/Music Theory

Matthew Sadowski, RA/Conducting/Music Theory

Graduate Assistant, Wind Conducting, Ithaca College

Andrew Benware, Conducting

Andrew Benware, Conducting

Director of Choral Activities, Saranac Lake High School (NY); BM, MM, Ithaca College

Russell Posegate, Music Theory

Russell Posegate, Music Theory

BM and MM, Ithaca College

Peter Silberman, Music Theory, Electives Coordinator

Peter Silberman, Music Theory, Electives Coordinator

Associate Professor of Music Theory, Ithaca College; M.A. and Ph.D., Eastman School of Music; B.M., Oberlin Conservatory

John W. White, Music Theory

John W. White, Music Theory

Associate Professor of Music Theory, History, and Composition, Ithaca College; Ph.D. in Music Theory, Indiana University

Jessica Portillo, Music Theory

Jessica Portillo, Music Theory

Assistant Professor, Ithaca College School of Music

David Sommerville, Music Theory/World Music/Rock Music

David Sommerville, Music Theory/World Music/Rock Music

Assistant Professor, Ithaca College School of Music

Lynn Craver, Introduction to Voice

Lynn Craver, Introduction to Voice

Performer, Educator

Michael Caporizzo, Sound Recording, Guitar

Michael Caporizzo, Sound Recording, Guitar

Assistant Professor, Ithaca College

Craig Cummings, Music Theory

Craig Cummings, Music Theory

Professor and Chair, Music Theory, History, and Composition, Ithaca College School of Music

Sylvia Abbati, Introduction to Italian

Sylvia Abbati, Introduction to Italian

Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Ithaca College


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