High School Division

2015 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

Jeff Meyer, Orchestra

Jeff Meyer, Orchestra

Director of Orchestras, Ithaca College; Artistic Director, St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic (Russia); DMA in Piano Performance, SUNY Stony Brook

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

Brian Coatney, Orchestra

Brian Coatney, Orchestra

Director of Orchestras, Plano Senior High School, Plano, TX

Matthew Bufis, Wind Ensemble

Matthew Bufis, Wind Ensemble

Co-Director of Bands, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL

Winds

Richard Faria, Clarinet

Richard Faria, Clarinet

Professor of Clarinet, Ithaca College; Founder and Member, Ensemble X; DMA, SUNY Stony Brook; M.M., Michigan State University; B.M., Ithaca College

April Lucas, Saxophone

April Lucas, Saxophone

Saxophone Faculty, Binghamton University, Broome Community College

Paige Morgan, Oboe

Paige Morgan, Oboe

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

Wendy Mehne, Flute

Wendy Mehne, Flute

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

Martha Weber, Bassoon

Martha Weber, Bassoon

Faculty, Binghamton University; Union-Endicott School District

Emily Pecoraro, Clarinet

Emily Pecoraro, Clarinet

Multiple Woodwind Specialist, MM, Boston Conservatory; BM, Ithaca College

Brass & Percussion

Nikola Tomić, Trumpet

Nikola Tomić, Trumpet

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

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

Justin Chervony, Tuba/Euphonium

Justin Chervony, Tuba/Euphonium

Visiting Lecturer of Tuba and Euphonium, Cornell University

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, Indiana University Jacobs 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

Aimee Lillienstein, Violin

Aimee Lillienstein, Violin

MM Eastman School of Music, MM Syracuse University, BM Ithaca College

Voice

Dawn Pierce, Voice

Dawn Pierce, Voice

Assistant Professor of Voice, Ithaca College; Winner of the Metropolitan Opera District Competition (2004); MM, North Carolina School of the Arts

Deborah Lifton, Voice

Deborah Lifton, Voice

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

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

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

Ivy Walz, Voice

Ivy Walz, Voice

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

Electives

Jennifer Herzog, Acting

Jennifer Herzog, Acting

Lecturer in Acting, Ithaca College; Associate Artistic Director, Civic Ensemble; BFA in Acting, Ithaca College

Timothy Nord, Music Technology

Timothy Nord, Music Technology

Associate Professor of Music Technology, Ithaca College; PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison; MM, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; BS, Portland State

Luis Felipe Nieto, Composition

Luis Felipe Nieto, Composition

Composer, MM Candidate, Ithaca College School of Music

Conrad Alexander, Steel Band / Hand Drum Skills

Conrad Alexander, Steel Band / Hand Drum Skills

Lecturer, Percussion, Ithaca College School of Music

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

Lynn Craver, Introduction to Singing

Lynn Craver, Introduction to Singing

Performer, Educator

Michael Caporizzo, Sound Recording, Guitar

Michael Caporizzo, Sound Recording, Guitar

Assistant Professor, Ithaca College

Shelley Attadgie, Modern Dance/Yoga

Shelley Attadgie, Modern Dance/Yoga

Dancer, Singer, and Choreographer

Jennifer Pham, Piano

Jennifer Pham, Piano

Performer, Educator

Composition

Sally McCune, Composition

Sally McCune, Composition

Lecturer, Music Theory, History, and Composition, Ithaca College School of Music


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