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Faculty/Staff Directory

Administration and Professional Staff

Administrative Office
William Gibbons, Dean, The Crane School of Music
David Heuser, Associate Dean, The Crane School of Music
Kathryn Sherman, Dean's Fellow for Assessment
Margaret Ball, Dean's Secretary & Crane Receptionist
Karen Miller, Budgeting & Scheduling Secretary
Dianne Chappell, Associate Dean/Admissions Secretary


Facilities Office
Matthew Gatti, Facilities Manager
Mollie Gotham, Facilities Secretary


Instrument Maintenance
Miles DeCastro, Instrument Technician

Audio/Video
Douglas McKinnie, Audio Video Engineer
Robert Zolner, Assistant Audio Engineer


Crane Youth Music
Michael Struzik, Co-Director
Julianne Kirk Doyle, Co-Director

Crane Music Library
Edward Komara, Associate Librarian
Elizabeth Revelle, Library Clerk 2


Community Performance Series
Vanessa Vaverchak, Director
Meghan Stever, Assistant Director

 

Music Business Program

Drew Coles, Coordinator, Music Business
Stephen Button, Entertainment Law
Douglas McKinnie, Recording Technology
David Via , Music Business Internships & Practica
Music Business Webpage

Music Education Department

Peter McCoy, Chair of Music Education Department
Brianne Sterling, Music Education Field Experience Coordinator
Riki Braunstein, Coordinator of Student Teaching
Sarah Burgess, Music Education Department Secretary
Music Education Department Webpage


Music Education Faculty
Russell Biczo, General Music
Mark Campbell, General Music
Miles DeCastro, Instrument Repair Technology
Robert Docker, String Education
Jeffrey Francom, Choral Education
Morgan Jolley, Choral Education
Jennifer Kessler, String Education, General Music
Nils Klykken, Choral Education
Judy Lewis, General Music
Peter Lewis, Band Education
Tammara Madeja, Choral Education
Peter McCoy, Technology Education, General Music
Jonathan Schaller, Band Education, General Music
Peter Schneider, General Music
Kathryn Sherman, Piano Pedagogy
Alan Solomon, Music Therapy/Music Psychology
Tracy Wanamaker, Special Music Education


Functional Keyboard Faculty
Tracy Lipke-Perry
Kathryn Sherman
Rosemarie Suniga
Heather Wheeler


Student Teaching Supervisors
Riki Braunstein
David Cerullo
Robert Docker
Russell Faunce
Kathleen McCarty
Matthew Orwick 
Susan Olinsky 
Michael Struzik
James Uzzi
 

Performance Department

Carol Lowe, Chair of Performance Department
Margaret Ball, Performance Department Secretary
Performance Department Webpage


Ensemble Directors and Conducting Faculty
Brian Doyle, Director of Bands, Conducting
Michael Dudley, Jazz Studies/Jazz Ensembles
Jeffrey Francom, Choral Ensembles, Conducting
Julie Hunter, West African Drum/Dance Ensemble
Nils Klykken, Choral Ensembles, Conducting
Peter Lewis, Bands, Conducting
Christopher Sierra, Opera
Adrian Slywotzky, Director of Orchestras, Conducting
Peter McCoy, Latin Ensemble


Woodwind Faculty
Brian Dunbar Flute
Casey Grev, Saxophone 
Anna Hendrickson, Oboe
Christine Hoerning, Clarinet
Julianne Kirk Doyle, Clarinet
Carol Lowe, Bassoon
Jill Rubio, Flute


Brass Faculty
Lauren Becker, Horn (on leave, Fall 2022 semester)
Brianne Borden, Trumpet
Charles Guy, Tuba/Euphonium
Christopher Hernacki, Trombone
Anna Marshall, Horn (Fall 2022)
Luke Spence, Trumpet


Guitar Faculty
Douglas Rubio


Harp Faculty
Jessica Suchy-Pilalis


Percussion Faculty
James Petercsak (Percussion Area Head)
Robert Sanderl


Piano Faculty
Young-Ah Tak 


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


Voice Faculty
Voice Area Webpage 
Margaret Chalker, Soprano
Donald George, Tenor
Steven Groth, Baritone
Deborah Massell, Soprano
Sarah Maurer-Groth, Soprano
Kathleen Miller, Soprano 
Christopher Sierra, Tenor
Colleen Skull, Soprano
Lorraine Yaros Sullivan, Mezzo Soprano, Vocal Area Head
Brock Tjosvold, Vocal Coaching


Staff Pianists
Jeffrey Hinkle
Keilor Kastella
Julie Miller
Risa Okina
Brock Tjosvold

Theory, History & Composition Department

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

Music Composition Faculty
Ivette Herryman Rodriguez
David Heuser
Philip Salathé
Jerod Sommerfeldt, Computer Music
Timothy Sullivan 
Gregory Wanamaker


Music History Faculty
Erin Brooks
Julie Hunter, Ethnomusicology
Edward Komara
Erica Levenson
Timothy Sullivan 
Jess Tyre

Music Theory Faculty
Michael Dudley, Jazz Theory
Ivette Herryman Rodriguez
David Heuser
Chelsea Loew
Michelle Martin-Atwood
Andre Mount
Risa Okina
Philip Salathé
Jerod Sommerfeldt
Jessica Suchy-Pilalis
Timothy Sullivan  
Michael Vitalino
Gregory Wanamaker