Music Faculty

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James Argiro, Lecturer, Jazz Theory, Jazz Composition and Arranging

Karen Atherton, Lecturer, Instrumental Music Education, Jazz History

Timothy Atherton, Lecturer, Trombone, Low Brass
B.M., University of Massachusetts

Scott Bailey, Staff Assistant, Collaborative Piano, Piano Ensemble
B.M., State University of New York at Potsdam; M.M., University of Massachusetts

Felicia Barber, Assistant Professor, Choral Studies, Music Education
B.M. Oral Roberts University, M.M., Mansfield University, Ph.D. Florida State University

Scott Blanchard, Lecturer, Music Theory and Composition
B.A., Westfield State College; M.M., Bowling Green State University

Andrew Bonacci, Professor, Department Chair, Coordinator of Theory and Composition Area
B.M., State University of New York at Fredonia; M.M. Piano, M.M. Composition, University of Louisville; D.M.A., University of Kansas

Mary Brown Bonacci, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Voice Area, Music Theater Workshop
B.M., M.M., Emporia State University; D.M.A., University of Kansas

Michael Brignolo, Lecturer, Clarinet
B.M., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.M., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Ellen Cogen, Lecturer, Voice, Jazz Studies
B.M. University of Massachusetts; M.M., New England Conservatory

Peter Coutsouridis, Associate Professor, Percussion, Music Theory
B.M., Hartt College of Music-University of Hartford; M.M., Central Washington University; D.M.A., Eastman School of Music

Jessica Foskitt, Lecturer, Violin, String Ensemble
B.M., Texas Christian University; M.M., Hartt School of Music

Karen Ducharme, Administrative Assistant
B.A., Westfield State College

Thomas Gannon, Lecturer, Horn
B.Mus.Ed, Hartt College of Music-University of Hartford

Galina Gertsenzon, Assistant Professor, Piano
Diploma, Piatigorsky Music School-USSR; B.M., Baku College of Music-USSR; M.M., Gorky State Conservatory-USSR

Rachel Gibson, Assistant Professor, Music Education
B.A., Boston University; M.M., Teachers College at Columbia University; Ph.D., University of Washington

Deborah Gilwood, Lecturer, Piano
B.F.A., State University of New York at Purchase; M.M., State University of New York at Stony Brook

Melissa Goldsmith, Visiting Lecturer, Music History/Literature
B.A., M.A., Smith College; M.A.L.A., PhD in Musicology, Louisiana State University

Rachel Juszczak, Lecturer, Basson
B.M., Butler University, M.M., Boston University, Performance Diploma, Boston University

Karen LaVoie, Professor, Trumpet, Director Wind Symphony, Conducting
B.S., University of Southern Maine; M.M., Western Michigan University; D.M.A., University of Iowa

Sonya Lawson, Associate Professor, Music History, Viola
B.M., University of Memphis; M.M., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Oregon

Joe LaCreta, Lecturer, Jazz Guitar
B.M., M.M. University of Massachusetts

Ted Levine, Lecturer, Saxophone
B.A., Westfield State College

John Mason, Lecturer, Guitar
B.A., Middlebury College

Edward Orgill, Assistant Professor, Jazz Studies
B.A., Eastern Washington University; M.M. University of Oregon; D.A., University of N. Colorado

Lynn Paulella-Beard, Lecturer, Voice, Musical Theatre
B.M. Western Connecticut State University; M.A., New York University

Wayne Roberts, Lecturer, Jazz Studies
B.M. New England Conservatory of Music; M.M. The Julliard School

Elaine Saloio, Lecturer, Flute
B.M., Boston Conservatory of Music; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

Jason Schwartz, Lecturer, Music Theory, Composition and Jazz Studies
B.A. Westfield State University, M.M. The Hartt School of Music

Allan Taylor, Lecturer, Music Theory, Organ
B.A. Trinity College; M.A., Smith College

Ellen Gilson-Voth, Lecturer, Composition
B.M. Wheaton College; M.M. Westminster College of Rider University; D.M.A. The Hartt School of Music-University of Hartford

Adrianne Wade, Lecturer, Cello
B.M., University of Denver

Stephen Wade, Lecturer, Oboe
B.M. University of Lowell College of Music; M.M. New England Conservatory

Professors Emeriti

Floyd Corson, Professor Emeritus, Music Education
A.B. Boston University; M.M.Ed., Boston University

Dr. Theodore C. Davidovich, Professor Emeritus, Director of Choral Activities
A.A. Diablo Valley College; B.A., San Jose State University; M.M. New England Conservatory of Music; D.M.A., Stanford University

Dr. Peter Demos, Professor Emeritus, Music Theory
B.M., Michigan State; M.M., Western Michigan University; A.Mus.D. University of Michigan

Dr. Catherine A. Dower, Professor Emerita, Music History/Literature
B.A. in Music Composition, Hamlin University; M.A. in Musicology, Smith College; Ph.D. in Musicology, Catholic University of America

Dr. Daniel J. Koury, Professor Emeritus, Music History/Literature
B.Mus, M.Mus., Ph.D., Boston University

Dr. George L. Rogers, Professor Emeritus, Director of Music Education
B.S., Ohio State University; M.Mus.Ed., Indiana University; D.Mus.Ed., Indiana University