Faculty List

EARLY CHILDHOOD 

DIANA DANSEREAU 
BM, Eastman School of Music; MME, The Pennsylvania State University; PhD, Georgia State University 

MYCHAL GENDRON 
M.M., New England Conservatory 
B.M., North Carolina School of the Arts 
Suzuki Teacher Trainer – Guitar Levels 1-9; Guitar Practicum 

BETH NICHOLS 
B.A., North Central University, Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting 
M.T.S. Boston University  

PIANO 

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

ANDREI BAUMANN 
B.M., Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Canada; A.D. Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Stuttgart, Germany; M.M.; Piano Performance, New England Conservatory 

YOON CHUNG 
B.M., University of Michigan – Ann Arbor 
M.M., Rice University 
Artist Diploma, Longy School of Music of Bard College

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

AURORA EMDJIAN 
B.M., summa cum laude in Piano Performance, Accompaniment, Chamber Ensemble and Pedagogy from Tavreezian Music College in Armenia  
M.M., with honors in Piano Performance, Accompaniment, Chamber  Ensemble and Pedagogy from Yerevan State Gomidas Music Conservatory 

CHERYL FARIA 
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 

ANTONIO FORTE 
B.A., American University 

ANN GASPER 
B.A., Music, Indiana University 
M.M., Music, Indiana University

TATYANA GOLUB 
B.A.,State Dnepropetrovsk College of Music, Ukraine 
M.M., State Donetsk Conservatory , Ukraine 

JOE GODFREY 
B.M., University of Rhode Island 
M.M., University of South Carolina 

CONNIE HATHAWAY 
B.S. The University of Rhode Island  

JAMES HIMMELMANN 
B.M., Jazz Performance, University of Rhode Island 
M.M., Music, focus in Composition, University of Rhode Island  

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

JUSTIN KISCH 
B.A., McGill University 
M.M., University of Rhode Island 

PHILIP MARTORELLA 
B.M. Mannes School of Music 
M.M. The Juilliard School 

PAULA MCKAY CORKUM 
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 

LEE MORETTI 
B.M. Berklee College of Music 

DIANA MUKUSHEVA 
B.M. and M.M.,The State Conservatory, Almaty Kazakhstan 

JUAN RIOS 
B.M. in Piano Performance, Universidad Eafit, Medellin, Colombia 
M.M in Piano Performance, Universidad Eafit, Medellin, Colombia  
D.M.A. in Piano Performance, West Virginia University 

RON SANFILIPPO 
B.M. Jazz Composition and Arranging, Berklee College of Music 

NARA SHAHBAZYAN 
B.A. & M.M., Yerevan State Conservatory 
M.M., Miami University 
D.M.A., Boston University 

NONETTA SHATAKHTSIAN 
B.A. in Music Romanos Melikyan College of Music 
M.A. Armenian State Conservatory 

IRINA TCHANTCEVA 
B.M., Yerevan College of Music, Armenia (honor diploma) 
M.M., Armenian State Conservatory, Armenia (magna cum laude) 
D.M., Moscow State Conservatory, Russia 

EVAN WANG 
B.M., Eastern Washington University 
M.M., Eastern Washington University 

NIKITA ZABINSKI 
B.M., The Boston Conservatory 
M.A., Berklee College of Music, Valencia 

SUZUKI PIANO 

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

JOHN NORIGIAN 
B.M. Piano performance, University of RI 
M.M. Piano performance, Cleveland Institute of Music  

VIOLIN 

GREGORY AYRIYAN 
M.M., Violin Performance, Certificate of Pedagogical Studies, Professional Instrumentalist Diploma, Baku Conservatory/Academy of Music, Azerbaijan 

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

LOIS FINKEL 
B.A., Classics and Music, Cornell University 
M. M., Violin Performance, Eastman School of Music 

GILLIAN GALLAGHER
B.M. and M.M.; Viola Performance, The Julliard School

SUE HOAGLUND 
B.M., Boston University 
M.A., University of Pennsylvania 

MAEVE LEMUS 
B.A., Music Performance, Rhode Island College 

ABBY MAGOON 
B.M., The Boston Conservatory 
M.M., University of Delaware 

MARINA RELYEA 
B.M., Florida State University, Viola Performance 
M.M., San Francisco Conservatory, Viola Performance  

HANNAH ROSS 
B.M.,The Juillard School 
M.M., The Juillard School 

DANIELA RUBINSTEIN 
Boston University School for the Arts; Instituto de Música de la Universidad Católica de Chile 

STEVE SERGEI 
B.M., Boston Conservatory 
M.M., Boston University, College of Fine Arts 

ALEXEY SHABALIN 
B.A., M.A., M.A.T., Moscow Conservatory 
A.D. Boston University 

CONSUELO SHERBA 
B.M., City University of New York; Graduate studies, University of Massachusetts and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

SUZUKI VIOLIN 

LAURA GULLEY 
B.S. and B.A., Brown University 

BETSY PABON 
B.M. and M.M.E Indiana University School of Music 

MARINA RELYEA 
B.M., Florida State University, Viola Performance 
M.M., San Francisco Conservatory, Viola Performance  

VIOLA 

ABBY MAGOON 
B.M., The Boston Conservatory 
M.M., University of Delaware 

HANNAH ROSS 
B.M. The Juillard School, M.M. The Juillard School 

CONSUELO SHERBA 
B.M., City University of New York; Graduate studies, University of Massachusetts and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

STEVE SERGI 
B.M., Boston Conservatory 
M.M., Boston University, College of Fine Arts 

CELLO 

ZAN BERRY 
M.M. University of Michigan 

DAN HARP 
B.M. Cincinnati College-Consrvatory of Music 

JAIME FELDMAN 
B.D. Oberlin Conservatory of Music 
Registered Active Member & Qualified Teacher for Suzuki Cello Books 1-3: Suzuki Association of the Americas, Long Term Suzuki Training Seminar, The School for Strings, Manhattan, NY 

MEGAN KOCH 
B.M. Peabody Institute of Music, M.M. San Francisco Conservatory of Music 
 
NARA SHAHBAZYAN 
B.A. & M.M., Yerevan State Conservatory 
M.M., Miami University 
D.M.A., Boston University 

SUZUKI CELLO

BETSY PABON 
B.M. and M.M.E Indiana University School of Music 

JAIME FELDMAN 
B.D. Oberlin Conservatory of Music 
Registered Active Member & Qualified Teacher for Suzuki Cello Books 1-3: Suzuki Association of the Americas, Long Term Suzuki Training Seminar, The School for Strings, Manhattan, NY

BASS

ELIOT PORTER 
B.A., Boston University  
M.A., Brown Unversity 

FLUTE

ANN GASPER 
B.A., Music, Indiana University 
M.M., Music, Indiana University 

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

JANE REVKIN 
B.A. Music Education and Plant Science, University of RI 
M.Ed., Lesley University 

OBOE 

JANE MURRAY 
B.MUS., Oboe Performance Boston University  
M.MUS., Music Education University of Rhode Island 

SARAH YOUNG 
A.B., B.S, Stanford University 
M.M., DePaul University 

CLARINET 

PAUL SURAPINE 
B.M., Clarinet Performance, Hartt School, University of Hartford 
 
VINCENT MATTERA 
B.M., Music Education, University of Rhode Island 
M.M., University of Rhode Island 

SAXOPHONE 

LELAND BAKER 
B.M., Loyola University 
M.M., University of Rhode Island 

DAVID BOLENDER 
B.A., Hofstra University 

DAVID MURPHY 
B.M., University of Rhode Island 

PAUL SURAPINE 
B. M. Clarinet Performance, Hartt School, University of Hartford 

FRENCH HORN 

ELIZABETH DEAN-GATES 
B.A., Mount Holyoke College 
M.Mus., University of Michigan 

TRUMPET 

DONALD DUPRE 
B.S., Music Education, Rhode Island College 

ROBBIE LEPAGE 
Northwestern University School of Music  
B.M.A., Hartt School of Music 
MMPRL, Eastman School of Music 

TROMBONE 

JIM DELILLO 
B.S., Music Educaton, Rhode Island College, graduate studies at University of Rhode Island, Berklee College of Music 

WILLIAM DIETZ 
B.M. Eastman School of Music 
M.M. Yale University, School of Music 

BARITONE 

JIM DELILLO 
B.S., Music Educaton, Rhode Island College, graduate studies at University of Rhode Island, Berklee College of Music 

WILLIAM DIETZ 
B.M. Eastman School of Music, M.M. Yale University, School of Music 

EUPHONIUM

JIM DELILLO 
B.S., Music Educaton, Rhode Island College, graduate studies at University of Rhode Island, Berklee College of Music 

WILLIAM Dietz 
B.M. Eastman School of Music 
M.M. Yale University, School of Music 

TUBA 

WILLIAM DIETZ 
B.M. Eastman School of Music 
M.M. Yale University, School of Music 

PERCUSSION 

MAX GOLDMAN 
B.F.A., New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music 

PIERO GUIMARAES 
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 

CHARLES KALAJIAN 
B.M., University of Rhode Island  
M.M., University of Rhode Island

HARP 

MOLLY MCCAFFREY 
B.M., Rhode Island College 
M.M., The Boston Conservatory 

JUDIE TENENBAUM 
B.A., Case Western Reserve University; J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology/ChicagoKent College of Law; harp studies with Alice Chalifoux and Ann Hobson Pilot 

VOICE 

ROBERTA BISHOP 
B.M., Hartt School of Music 
M.M., Hartt School of Music 

ELIZABETH HEATH 
B.A., Providence College 
M.M., Westminster Choir College 

JESSICA HUETTEMAN 
B.A., Music and Psychology, summa cum laude, U Mass Amherst 
M.M. Voice Performance/ Pedagogy with distinction, Westminster Choir College 

ELIZABETH SPLAINE 
A.B., Duke University 
M.H.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

GUITAR 

CHRISTINE CHITO 
CCRI 

MATT DILL 
B.A., Berklee College of Music 

MYCHAL GENDRON 
M.M., New England Conservatory 
B.M., North Carolina School of the Arts 
Suzuki Teacher Trainer – Guitar Levels 1-9; Guitar Practicum 

GEORGE LEONARD 
B.M., Berklee College of Music (Performance) 

JIM MACARTNEY 
BM, summa cum laude, Music Education, University of Rhode Island 
BA, summa cum laude, Music History & Literature, URI 
Minor in Jazz Studies, URI, President’s Award, URI 

JACK MCNAMARA 
B.M. University of Rhode Island; M.A. Boston Conservatory of Music 

LEE MORETTI 
B.M. Berklee College of Music 

SUZUKI GUITAR 

MYCHAL GENDRON 
M.M., New England Conservatory 
B.M., North Carolina School of the Arts 
Suzuki Teacher Trainer – Guitar Levels 1-9; Guitar Practicum 

MANDOLIN 

CHRISTINE CHITO 
CCRI 

UKELELE 

GEORGE LEONARD 
B.M., Berklee College of Music (Performance) 

MUSIC THERAPY 

KRISTI ROOD 
Board Certified Music Therapist 
B.A. Musical Theatre, Viterbo University 
Masters in Therapy, New York University 

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

RECORDER 

JANE REVKIN 
B.A. Music Education and Plant Science, University of RI 
M.Ed., Lesley University 

MUSIC PRODUCTION 

MATT LYNCH 
B.M., Violin performance and Music Business, UMASS Lowell 

COMPOSITION

GREGORY AYRIYAN 
M.M., Violin Performance, Certificate of Pedagogical Studies, Professional Instrumentalist Diploma, Baku Conservatory/Academy of Music, Azerbaijan 

ANTONIO FORTE 
B.A., American University 

ROGER CICHY 
B.M., and M.A. in Music Education, Ohio State University 

SONGWRITING 

MATT DILL 
B.A., Berklee College of Music 

ENSEMBLES 

CHAMBER MUSIC 

LOIS FINKEL, Department Chair and Chamber Music Coach 
B.A., Classics and Music, Cornell University 
M. M., Violin Performance, Eastman School of Music 
 
JULIAN GAU, Chamber Music Coach 
B.A. Music and B.S. Mathematics, Brown University 

LAURA GULLEY, Chamber Music Coach 
B.S. and B.A., Brown University 
 
JACOB MACKAY, Chamber Music Coach 
B.A. Cello Performance, Brandeis University 
M.M. Cello Performance, Rice University 

ABBY MAGOON, Chamber Music Coach 
B.M., The Boston Conservatory 
M.M., University of Delaware 

JAZZ AND ROCK 

WENDY KLEIN, Department Chair and Big Band Director 
B.A. Brown University 
B.M. Berklee College of Music 
M.M. New England Conservatory 

GEORGE LEONARD, Combo Coach 
B.M., Berklee College of Music (Performance) 

CHARLES KALAJIAN, Combo Coach 
B.M., University of Rhode Island  
M.M., University of Rhode Island  

RON SANFILIPPO, Combo Coach 
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition and Arranging, Berklee College of Music 

MATT DILL, Combo Coach 
B.A., Berklee College of Music 

RI PHILHARMONIC YOUTH WIND ENSEMBLES (RIPYWE) 

DAVID NEVES, Music Director and Symphonic Winds Conductor 
B.M., Music Education, Berklee College of Music 
MAT., Saxophone Performance Rhode Island College 
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Johnson & Wales University 

JOHN KNASAS 
B.A., Providence College 
M.M., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music  

RI PHILHARMONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS (RIPYO) 

ALEXEY SHABALIN, Music Director and Symphony Conductor 
B.A., M.A., M.A.T., Moscow Conservatory; A.D. Boston University 

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

IRINA NARYSHKOVA, String Orchestra Conductor 
M.M. Boston University 

GABRIELLE TOSCANO, String Ensembles Conductor 
B.A., with Honors Magna Cum Laude, SUNY Stony Brook University 
M.M., with Emphasis in String Pedagogy, Longy School of Music 
G.P.D., Viola Performance, Longy Schook of Music