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Faculty/Staff Directory

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Administration and Professional Staff

Administrative Office
Michael Sitton, Dean, The Crane School of Music
David Heuser, Associate Dean, Director of Music Admissions
Margaret Ball, Dean's Secretary & Crane Receptionist
Karen Miller, Budgeting & Scheduling Secretary
Melody Tupper, Associate Dean's Secretary

Facilities Office
Lorelei Murdie, Facilities Manager
Sarah Burgess, Facilities Secretary

Instrument Maintenance
Miles DeCastro, Instrument Technician
Lane Miller, Sr. Piano Technician

Audio/Video Engineer
Douglas McKinnie

Crane Youth Music
Julianne Kirk Doyle, Director

Crane Music Library
Edward Komara, Associate Librarian
Richard Cayward Jr., Library Clerk 2

Community Performance Series
Jason L. Dominie, Executive Director
Patricia Mason, Education Coordinator
Jill Vedric, Graphic Designer

 

Music Business Program

Carol (Kickie) Britt, Internships
Marc Ernesti, Coordinator, Music Business; Executive Director, Crane Institute for Music Business
Stephen Button, Entertainment Law
Robert Zolner, Recording Technology
Music Business Webpage

 

Music Education Department

Marsha Baxter, Chair of Music Education Department
Tammara Madeja, Coordinator of Music Education Field Experience
Lori-Ane Dillon, Music Education Department Secretary
Music Education Department Webpage

Music Education Faculty
Marsha Baxter, General Music, World Music
Mark Campbell, General Music
Caron Collins, Band Education, General Music
Robert Docker, String Education
Jeffrey Francom, Choral Education
Sarah Hersh, String Education, National String Project
Kathleen Hubbard, General Music
Jennifer Kessler, String Education, General Music
Nils Klykken, Choral Education
James Madeja, Band Education
David Mathie, Brass Techniques
Peter McCoy, Technology Education, General Music
Emmett O'Leary, Band Education, General Music
Michael Schaff, Band Education
Kathryn Sherman, Piano Pedagogy
Tracy Wanamaker, Special Music Education

Functional Keyboard Faculty
Rose Gifford
Kathryn Sherman
Rosemarie Suniga
Heather Wheeler

Student Teaching Supervisors
David Cerullo
Robert Docker
Russell Faunce
Allan Ripley
Cynthia Ripley
Paul Scatenato
Brenda Vredenburg
Jeff Vredenburg

 

Performance Department

Charles Guy, Co-Chair of Performance Department
Lonel Woods, Co-Chair of Performance Department
Margaret Ball, Performance Department Secretary
Performance Department Webpage

Ensemble Directors and Conducting Faculty
Marsha Baxter, Crane Latin Ensemble
David Ward, Opera Ensemble
Caron Collins, Campus/Community Band
Brian Doyle, Director of Bands, Conducting
Jeffrey Francom, Choral Ensembles, Conducting
Matthew Gayle, Potsdam Community Chorus
Julie Hunter, West African Ensemble
Nils Klykken, Choral Ensembles, Conducting
Ching-chun Lai, Crane Symphony Orchestra, Conducting
Peter McCoy, Crane Latin Ensemble
Stephen Meyer, Band, Conducting
Kirk Severtson, Opera Orchestra
Michael Schaff, Concert Band, Conducting
Bret Zvacek, Jazz Ensembles

Jazz Studies Faculty
Bret Zvacek

Brass Faculty
Lauren Becker, Horn
John Ellis, Trumpet
Charles Guy, Tuba/Euphonium
Mark Hartman, Trombone
James Madeja, Trumpet
Dan Tremblay, Trumpet

Guitar Faculty
Douglas Rubio

Harp Faculty
Kathryn Sloat
Jessica Suchy-Pilalis

Percussion Faculty
Catherine Meunier
James Petercsak
Daryle Redmond

Piano Faculty
Gary Busch
François Germain
Young-Ah Tak
Eugenia Tsarov

String Faculty
Liesl Schoenberger Doty, Violin
Marie-Élaine Gagnon, Cello
John Geggie, Double Bass
Sarah Hersh, Violin
Shelly Tramposh, Viola

Voice Faculty
Voice Area Webpage 
Margaret Chalker, Soprano
François Germain, Vocal Coach
Donald George, Tenor
Suzanne Kantorski, Soprano
Deborah Massell, Soprano
Kathleen Miller, Soprano
Jill Pearon, Soprano
Kirk Severtson, Vocal Coach
Colleen Skull, Soprano
Jonathan Stinson, Baritone
Lorraine Yaros Sullivan, Mezzo Soprano
Lonel Woods, Tenor

Woodwind Faculty
Kenneth Andrews, Flute
Casey Grev, Saxophone
Anna Hendrickson, Oboe
Julianne Kirk Doyle, Clarinet
Carol Lowe, Bassoon
Jill Rubio, Flute
Raphael Sanders Jr., Clarinet

Accompanists
Yoojung Kim
Julie Miller
Sheryl Molloy

 

Theory, History & Composition Department

Timothy Sullivan, Chair of the Theory, History, and Composition Department
Karen Miller, Theory, History & Composition Department Secretary
Music Theory, History & Composition Department Webpage

Music Composition Faculty
David Heinick
David Heuser
Philip Salathé
Jerod Sommerfeldt, Computer Music
Timothy Sullivan
Gregory Wanamaker

Music History Faculty
David Blake
Erin Brooks
Gary Busch
Bethany Cencer
Julie Hunter, Ethnomusicology
Edward Komara
Timothy Sullivan
Jess Tyre
Bret Zvacek, Jazz History

Music Theory Faculty
Christopher Gainey
David Heinick
David Heuser
Michelle Martin-Atwood
John McGinness
Andre Mount
Philip Salathé
Jerod Sommerfeldt
Jessica Suchy-Pilalis
Timothy Sullivan
Michael Vitalino
Gregory Wanamaker
Bret Zvacek, Jazz Theory