Faculty

Anderson, Chelsea

Trumpet
B.M., Music Education, University of Rhode Island
B.A., Music History and Literature, University of Rhode Island

Audette, Jonathan

Piano
B.M., University of Rhode Island
summa cum laude, Piano Performance

Bell, Joshua

Mandolin
B.A., Brown University

Bishop, Roberta Janelle

Music Theory, Voice
Music Theory
B. M., Hartt School of Music
M. M., Hartt School of Music
Performances include Boston Academy of Music, Boston Lyric Opera, Salisbury Opera, Ocean State Light Opera and the Bostonians.

Bolender, Dave

Alto Sax, Tenor Saxophone
Woodwind Sampler
B.A., University of Vermont, Hofstra University

Bush, Aaron

Conductor
RIPYWE Wind Ensemble
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.M., The Boston Conservatory

Chen, Emily

Violin
B.M., Music Education and Violin Performance, University of Rhode Island

Chito, Christine H.

Classical Guitar, Mandolin
Guitar Ensemble
A.F.A., Classical Guitar, CCRI

Chung, Dawn

Piano
B.A., National Taiwan University
Diploma, Berklee College of Music
M.M., University of Rhode Island

Chung, Yoon Won

Piano
B.M., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
M.M., Rice University
Artist Diploma, Longy School of Music of Bard College

Cienniwa, Paul

Piano
B.M., DePaul University
M.M., Yale University
M.M.A., Yale University
D.M.A., Yale University
paulcienniwa.com

De Lillo, Jim

Baritone Horn/Euphonium, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Tuba, Trombone, Acoustic Guitar
Introduction to the Instruments
B.S., Music Educaton, Rhode Island College, graduate studies at University of Rhode Island, Berklee College of Music
Private study: Carol Kaye, Bruce Gertz, Jerry Jemmott, Louis Pezzullo, Gabe Langfur, Bob Petteruti, David Spadazzi
Performed with: Tiny Tim, Jimmy Dorsey Band, Rick Danko, Al Martino, The New Bedford Symphony, The Drifters, The Shirelles, The Marvelettes

Dill, Matthew

Electric Guitar, Songwriting
B.A., Berklee College of Music

Dunn, Sarah

Voice
Somatic Voicework The Lovetri Method Level II & Level III Certification,
CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Shenandoah Conservatory, Shenandoah, VA
Somatic Voicework The Lovetri Method Level I Certification,
CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Shenandoah Conservatory, Shenandoah, VA
Diploma in Vocal Pedagogy & Music Pedagogy,
Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Kecskemét, Hungary
M.M., Longy School of Music, Cambridge, Massachusetts
B.A., Music & Theatre, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
My goal is to bring a life-long appreciation and understanding of music to my students, by enabling them to fully realize their potential through the art of singing.

Emdjian, Aurora K.

Piano
M.M., with honors in Piano Performance, Accompaniment, Chamber Ensemble and Pedagogy from Yerevan State Gomidas Music Conservatory
B.M., summa cum laude in Piano Performance, Accompaniment, Chamber Ensemble and Pedagogy from Tavreezian Music College in Armenia
Since graduating, Aurora has been performing and teaching piano in colleges and schools, participating in numerous festivals as a soloist and often as an accompanist with singers and instrumentalists. She has several years of great experience in piano teaching and performing. Aurora came to the United States and successfully pursued her music career. She also served as an organist and music director in various churches. Since 1990, Aurora is on the Piano Faculty at the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School, a member of the Schubert Club of R.I. and the Chaminade Club. She served as president of the Schubert Club and as president of the Rhode Island Music Teachers Association and is a member of the Music Teachers National Association.

Faria, Cheryl A.

Piano, Suzuki Piano
B.A., Art Education, University of New Hampshire
B.A., Music, Rhode Island College
M.B.A., University of Rhode Island
Colorado Suzuki Institute
Suzuki School of Newton

Forte, Antonio J.

Jazz Piano, Piano, Music Theory, Music Composition
B.A., American University
antonioforte.org

Garrepy, Michael

Voice

Gasper, Anne F.

Flute
B.A., Music, Indiana University
M.M., Music, Indiana University

Gates, Elizabeth Dean

French Horn
Horn Ensemble
B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.Mus., University of Michigan

Gendron, Mychal

Classical Guitar, Suzuki Guitar
Suzuki Guitar Group Classes; Suzuki Sampler; Music Together
M.M., New England Conservatory
B.M., North Carolina School of the Arts
Suzuki Teacher Trainer - Guitar Levels 1-9; Guitar Practicum

Getzoyan, Dalita

Music Therapy
B.M., University of Rhode Island
M.A., Leslie University
MT-BC, LMHC Eligible

Godfrey, Joe

Jazz Piano, Piano
Mini Music
B.M., University of Rhode Island
M.M., University of South Carolina
www.joegodfreypiano.com

Golub, Tatyana

Piano
B.A.,State Dnepropetrovsk College of Music, Ukraine
M.M., State Donetsk Conservatory , Ukraine
Solo piano, accompanist, chamber orchestra soloist . Teach piano at RI Philharmonic Music school sins 2005 , during 10 years served at Cumberland Emmanuel Episcopalian Church as pianist.organist and choir Director.

Guimaraes, Piero

Percussion
Percussion Coordinator
B.M., State University of Sao Paulo
Professional Performance Certificate, Lynn University - FL
M.M., Stony Brook University - NY
D.M.A., Stony Brook University - NY
Percussionist Piero Guimaraes stands at the forefront of a new generation of international performers specializing in orchestral and contemporary music. Guimaraes is a frequent participant in orchestral and contemporary music festivals including The World Orchestra, International Ensemble Modern Academy, Pommersfelden Summer Academy and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. He has collaborated extensively with living composers, working with John Luther Adams, Heinz Holliger, and Kaija Saariaho to name only a few. Additionally, Guimaraes has performed under the baton of many world-renowned conductors including Maestro Kurt Mazur. Piero is a member of the NYC-based ensemble IKTUS Percussion and percussionist/co-artistic director of the Ensemble Parallax in Providence, RI
http://www.piero-guimaraes.com/

Gulley, Laura J.

Viola, Violin, Suzuki Violin, Suzuki Viola
Suzuki Violin Groups, Chamber Music
B.S. and B.A., Brown University

Guss, Grace Lee

Piano
B.M., Graduate Certificate, M.M., University of Southern California

Harp, Daniel

Cello
Chamber Music
brown.edu/academics/music/daniel-harp-teaching-associate

Hathaway, Constance

Violin
B.S., University of Rhode Island

Heath, David L.

Percussion
B.A., Providence College
M.M., University of Rhode Island

Heath, Elizabeth C.

Voice
Children's Voice Class
B.A., Providence College
M.M., Westminster Choir College
elizabethgracesoprano.com

Herern, Will

Classical Guitar, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Ukulele
B.M., Rhode Island College

Hoaglund, Susan E.

Viola, Violin
B.M., Boston University
M.A., University of Pennsylvania

House, Kelly

Suzuki Piano
B.A., Amherst College
Teacher training, Suzuki Association of the Americas

Izyumoff, Oxana

Piano
B.Mus., Vladimir State Pedagogical University, Russia
Diploma, Klintsy Musical College, Russia

Kalajian, Charles Z.

Percussion, Drumset
Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo,
B.M., University of Rhode Island
M.M., University of Rhode Island

King, Crystal

Music Therapy
Board Certified Music Therapist
M.S.Ed., Simmons College (Assistive Special Education Technology)
B.M.T., Shenandoah Conservatory (Bachelor of Music Therapy)

Kisch, Justin

Piano
B.A., McGill University
M.M., University of Rhode Island
In addition to teaching piano, Justin directs music at St. Patrick Church in Cranston and sings with the Providence Singers.

Klein, Wendy L.

Flute, Conductor, Jazz & Rock Department Chair
Youth Jazz Ensemble (Big Band)
B.A., Brown University
B.M., Berklee College of Music
M.M., New England Conservatory
Performances with Intermezzo, The Joe Parillo Ensemble, Alebreke

Lemus, Maeve

Violin
B.A., Music Performance, Rhode Island College

Leonard III, George

Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Music Theory
Rock Ensemble
B.M., Berklee College of Music (Performance)
Bandleader of The Free Downloads, a 7 piece party band that performs all over New England. Founder of the Geo Trio, a band that features the music of George Leonard III and Bassist John Wilson.

LePage, Robbie A.

Trumpet
Brass Ensembles/Trumpet Ensembles
Northwestern University School of Music
B.M.A., Hartt School of Music
MMPRL, Eastman School of Music
Former Principal Trumpet Metro Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Russia Former Principal Trumpet of the Eastman Wind Ensemble Japan and Mid-West Tours Former Principal Trumpet of the Heidelberg Opera Orchestra, Germany Former member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, and the New World Symphony Orchestra. Current Principal Trumpet of the Fall River Symphony Orchestra and Warwick Symphony Orchestra. Founder and leader of the Hog River Dixieland band. Lead trumpet for various Jazz ensembles and musical theater pit orchestras.

Macartney, James

Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar
B.A., University of Rhode Island
B.M., University of Rhode Island

Magoon, Abby

Viola, Violin
Chamber Music, Introduction to the Instruments
B.M., The Boston Conservatory
M.M., University of Delaware
My students and I work together to build musical skills and practice techniques, and inspire each other to explore music with enjoyment and confidence.

Marks, Karen G.

Flute, Piccolo
B.M., Boston Conservatory of Music
Additional Suzuki studies with David Hamilton,
Rebecca Paluzzi, Kelly Williamson and Laurel Ann Maurer

Mason, Paul F.

Percussion
B.M., University of Rhode Island
B.A., College of the Holy Cross
In addition to teaching jazz on the drum set and coaching ensembles at Brown University for nearly 30 years, Paul was V.P. at RI based record label North Star Music for 25 years, and produced and recorded many recordings for the company.

Mattera, Vincent P.

Clarinet, Conductor
Repertory Orchestra
B.M., Music Education, University of Rhode Island
M.M., University of Rhode Island

McCaffrey, Molly

Harp
B.M., Rhode Island College
M.M., The Boston Conservatory

McKay-Corkum, Paula

Piano
B.A., University of Massachusetts
M.P.A., Northeastern University
Suzuki Piano Certification, Neighborhood Music School, New Haven, CT
Montessori Certification, New England Montessori Teacher Education Center, Newton, MA

Mook, Theodore

Cello
Ensemble
Mus B, Boston University
Cellist Theodore Mook is a versatile performer, comfortable in avante-garde, classical, historical, and commercial styles. He has been an active proponent of new music since 1980. After almost 30 years in New York City, he now makes his home in rural Rhode Island, and serves on the faculties of the University of Rhode Island, University of Massachusetts at Lowell and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School. Mr. Mook has performed at the Library of Congress, the American Academy in Rome, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, with appearances at festivals around the world. His extensive discography spans over 100 works from the classical, avant-garde, popular, Broadway and hip-hop styles. Mr. Mook is an enthusiastic performer on period instruments as well and performed as a continuo cellist with New York's Musica Sacra, Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, the Fairfield Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Long Island Early Music and for many years with the legendary Blanche Moyse at the Marlboro Festival.

Moretti, Lee Daniele

Classical Guitar, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Voice
B.M. Berklee College of Music

Morin, Devon M.

Voice
B.M., University of Rhode Island
M.M., Manhattan School of Music
Celebrated for his “brilliant” and “booming” baritone, Devon Morin performs frequently as a soloist and ensemble member in Opera, Contemporary Music, and Early Music throughout the United States. Onstage, he has performed the roles of Sam (Trouble in Tahiti), Oloferne (La Giuditta), Papageno (Die Zauberflӧte), and the title roles in Gianni Schicchi, Signor Deluso, Le Carnaval Mascarade and Dido and Aeneas. With a particular love for Handel’s operas and oratorios, he has sung Tirenio (Il Pastor Fido), Argante (Rinaldo), Manoah (Samson), Farasmane (Radamisto), and the bass solo in Messiah. In concert, he has sung the baritone solos in Carmina Burana, the Five Mystical Songs, Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium and the title role in Elijah. As an ensemble member he has performed with the Boston Lyric Opera, the Schola Cantorum at St. Stephen’s (Providence, RI), Odyssey Opera, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. Devon has taken part in the Baroque Opera Workshop at Queen’s College, the Amherst Early Music Festival Opera Project and Winter Workshop, and the Manhattan Opera Studio Summer Festival. He has been a vocal apprentice at the Nahant Music Festival and a Choral Scholar with the Oratorio Society of New York, the Berkshire Choral Festival, and Trinity Church (Newport, RI). He has performed with Opera in Williamsburg, Opera Providence, Salt Marsh Opera, the Masterworks Chorale, Harvard pro Musica, and the Blacksburg Master Chorale. Devon has performed in many world class venues including Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, the Boston Opera House, St. John the Divine (NYC), Marsh Chapel (Boston), the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at Tanglewood. Devon is currently a Semifinalist for The American Prize in Voice Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award (Art Song and Oratorio) and in 2012 was the runner up for the NATS Artist Awards Competition. A passionate educator, he is currently a part of the voice faculty at South Shore Conservatory and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School. Devon earned his Master’s in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and Bachelors in Vocal Performance and Music Education from the University of Rhode Island.

Mukusheva, Diana

Piano
B.M. and M.M.,The State Conservatory, Almaty Kazakhstan

Murphy, David P

Baritone Sax, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
B.M., University of Rhode Island

Murray, Jane

Oboe, Body Mapping
Oboe Ensemble
B.MUS., Oboe Performance Boston University
M.MUS., Music Education University of Rhode Island
Licensed Andover Educator: Body Mapping Teacher
janeoboe.com

Neves, Dr. David

Conductor, RIPYWE Music Director
RIPYWE Symphonic Winds
B.M., Music Education, Berklee College of Music
MAT., Saxophone Performance Rhode Island College
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Johnson & Wales University
Director of Fine and Performing Arts, Needham, MA

Nordhill, Clayton

Electric Guitar
B.M., University of Rhode Island

Perry, Evan

Viola, Violin
B.M. and M.M., Boston University College of Fine Arts/School of Music
Graduate Diploma, New England Conservatory of Music

Porter, Eliot

Double Bass, Bass Guitar
Chamber music, small ensembles
B.A., Boston University
A.M., Brown Unversity
Eliotporterbass.net

Quinn, Matthew

Voice
B.M., Rhode Island College

Relyea, Marina

Violin, Suzuki Violin
Violin Ensemble Class
B.M., Clarinet Performance, Hartt School, University of Hartford

Rogers, Arielle M.

Voice
B.M., Vocal Performance, Rhode Island College
M.M., Rhode Island College

Ross, Hannah

Viola, Violin
B.M., The Juilliard School
M.M., The Juilliard School

Selby, Brent

Cello
B.M., New England Conservatory of Music

Shahbazyan, Nara

Cello
Chamber Ensembles
B.A. & M.M., Yerevan State Conservatory
M.M., Miami University
D.M.A., Boston University

Surapine, Paul

Alto Sax, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet
Clarinet Ensemble
B. M. Clarinet Performance, Hartt School, University of Hartford
Studied with world renowned clarinet pedagogue, Kalmen Opperman 1978-93

Takemoto, Greg

Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Music Theory, Tenor Saxophone
Jazz Funk Fusion and Paul Murphy Touring Ensemble
B.A., Rhode Island College - magna cum laude, Chico State University
At RIC; studied saxophone and piano with Greg Abate with an emphasis on jazz composition and arranging. At Chico State; studied classical and jazz on the clarinet and saxophone under Richard Boem. Saxophonist for "The Free Downloads" a 7 piece New England party band. Also founded, writes and performs in the original jazz band "Kyoshii".

Tchantceva, Irina

Piano
Chamber groups
B.M., Yerevan College of Music, Armenia (honor diploma)
M.M., Armenian State Conservatory, Armenia (magna cum laude)
D.M., Moscow State Conservatory, Russia
Professor of Art of Accompaniment and Piano Pedagogy of Armenian State Conservatory (1982-1991). Staff accompanist of conducting class of Valery Gergiev and opera studio at Armenian State Conservatory (1981-1991). Accompanist of concert chorale and piano instructor at Providence College (1992-2013). Music Director and Choir Director of Bell Street Chapel in Providence, RI (1991- present). Artistic Director of Bell Street Chapel Concert Series (1995- 2002). Member of Music Teachers National Association. Active solo, chamber and collaborative performer. Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School Piano Department Chair.

Wang, Evan

Piano
B.M., Eastern Washington University
M.M., Eastern Washington University

Yang, Clara

Suzuki Cello
B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School
Suzuki Certification, The School for Strings
Professional Studies Diploma, Mannes College, The New School for Music
D.M.A., Rice University

Young, Sarah B.

Oboe
A.B., B.S, Stanford University
M.M., DePaul University