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. 

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Alejandro Bernard-PapachryssanthouAlejandro Bernard-Papachryssanthou
Performer, Music Educator

Alejandro V. Bernard-Papachryssanthou is a freelance performer, music educator and Ithaca native of over 20 years. He currently holds a private piano studio of over 30 students, and performs regularly with various local music groups. 

Alejandro holds a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from Indiana University, where he taught private lessons as well as introductory and intermediate jazz piano courses. He holds a Bachelors of Music in Music Education form Ithaca College. Though he is primarily a pianist, Alejandro studied trumpet with Dr. Kim Dunnick at Ithaca College. 


Before attending graduate school, Alejandro was the founding music director at New Roots Charter School in Ithaca, New York. He directed the Chorus, Jazz Band and Rock and Roll Ensemble while also giving private and group lessons to students.  He studied piano with Luke Gillespie and Shigeo Neriki while at Indiana University, and studied Jazz with Steve Brown at Ithaca College.

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