Faculty and Staff

Hartt's faculty perform, teach, and present all over the country and around the world. They are renowned performers, exceptional scholars, dedicated teachers, and generous mentors who inspire their students to achieve at the highest levels.

 

Hartt Administration and Staff

Larry Alan Smith
Dean; Professor of Composition; Curator of Garmany Chamber Music Series
Music Composition
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Priscilla Mulvaney
Executive Assistant to the The Hartt School Dean
Dean's Office
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David C. Bell
Associate Dean
Administration
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Robert H. Davis
Professor of Theatre, Associate Dean For Evaluation & Student Success
Theatre
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Donna Menhart
Associate Dean for Programs and Academic Innovation & Associate Professor of Ear Training
Dean's Office
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Lynn Wronker
Manager of Student Services and Evaluation
Administration
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Barbara Johnson
Hartt Academic Advisor; Suzuki and Traditional Piano; Artist Teacher of Piano
Administration
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Leonard Bretton
Hartt Facilities Manager
Administration
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Houston Smith
Operations Manager
Administration
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Lief Ellis
Artist Teacher; Manager, Performing Arts Technology
Dance
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Walter Gibson
Hartt Instrument and Performance Library; Tuba & Euphonium Faculty
Administration
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Ashley Fedigan
Public Relations Manager
Administration
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Karen Peters
Coordinator
Instrumental Studies
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Natalie Wing
Coordinator of Music History, Music Industry, Music Theory, and Music Composition.
Music History
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Hartt Admissions

Neal Humphreys
Assistant Director
Hartt Admission
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Claire Paik
Recruitment Coordinator
Hartt Admission
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Jan Rust
Hartt Admission Assistant
Hartt Admission
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Brass Faculty

Haim Avitsur
Trombone Faculty, Associate Professor of Trombone
HCD Music
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James Jackson III
Senior Artist Teacher of Euphonium; Conductor, Symphony Band
Instrumental Studies
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Barbara Hill
Horn; Dept. Head: Winds, Brass, Percussion; Artist Teacher
HCD Music
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Phil Snedecor
Associate Professor of Trumpet; Trumpet Faculty
HCD Music
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Scott Mendoker
Senior Artist Teacher of Tuba
Instrumental Studies
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Composition Faculty

Robert Carl
Program Chair of Composition; Professor of Composition and Theory
Music Theory
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Gilda Lyons
Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition
Music Composition
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Larry Alan Smith
Dean; Professor of Composition; Curator of Garmany Chamber Music Series
Music Composition
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Ken Steen
Professor of Music Theory and Composition; Director, Contemporary Studies Division; Director, Studio D
Music Composition
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Conducting Faculty

Glen Adsit
Professor, Director of Bands; Conductor: Greater Hartford Youth Wind Ensemble (GHYWE) Director
Instrumental Studies
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Edward Bolkovac
Piano Faculty; Primrose Fuller Professor of Choral Music
Hartt Community Division
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Edward Cumming
Primrose Fuller Associate Professor of Orchestral Activities
Instrumental Studies
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James Jackson III
Senior Artist Teacher of Euphonium; Conductor, Symphony Band
Instrumental Studies
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Doris Kosloff
Associate in Voice, Division Director, Vocal Studies
Vocal
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Dance Faculty & Staff

Stephen Pier
Professor of Dance; Director, Dance
Dance
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Debra Collins-Ryder
Artist Teacher
Dance
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Lief Ellis
Artist Teacher; Manager, Performing Arts Technology
Dance
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Katrina Hawley
Artist Teacher
Dance
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Amy Manfredi
Artist Teacher; Dance Division Administrator
Dance
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Tim Melady
Artist Teacher
Dance
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Hilda Morales
Assistant Professor of Dance
Dance
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Ralph Perkins
Assistant Professor of Dance and Music Theatre
Dance
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Miki Orihara
Senior Artist Teacher
Dance
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Leana Reisman
Artist Teacher
Dance
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Larry Rowe
Artist Teacher
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Katie Stevinson-Nollet
Professor of Dance
Dance
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Bonita Weisman
Artist Teacher
Dance
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Guitar and Harp Faculty

Christopher Ladd
Guitar Faculty; Associate in Music and Guitar; Program Chair, Guitar and Harp
Instrumental Studies
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Peter Clemente
Artist Teacher of Guitar
Instrumental Studies
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Susan Knapp Thomas
Harp Faculty; Artist Teacher
Hartt Community Division
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Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division Faculty & Staff

Javon Jackson
Professor of Jazz Saxophone; Director, Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division
Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division
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Abraham Burton
Senior Artist Teacher of Jazz Saxophone
Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division
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Christopher Casey
Senior Artist Teacher, Director of Big Band
Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division
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Steve Davis
Associate in Music - Jazz Trombone
Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division
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Matt DeChamplain
Artist Teacher
Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division
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Rick Germanson
Senior Artist Teacher of Piano
Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division
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Richard Goldstein
Senior Artist Teacher of Jazz Guitar
Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division
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Schauntice Marshall
Coordinator
Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division
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Rene McLean
Principal Artist Teacher in Jazz Saxophone
Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division
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Eric McPherson
Senior Artist Teacher in Jazz Percussion
Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division
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Shawnn Monteiro
Senior Artist Teacher of Jazz Voice
Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division
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Nat Reeves
Associate in Music—Jazz Double Bass
Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division
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Peter Woodard
Associate Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy
Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division
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Keyboard Faculty

Gregory Babal
Assistant Professor of Piano; Traditional Piano
HCD Music
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Margreet Francis
Assistant Professor of Piano; Program Chair: Piano; Dept. Head: Traditional Piano
HCD Music
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Barbara Johnson
Hartt Academic Advisor; Suzuki and Traditional Piano; Artist Teacher of Piano
Administration
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Kamilla Mammedova
Traditional Piano; Artist Teacher, Piano Department
The Hartt School
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Paul Rutman
Professor of Piano
Instrumental Studies
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David Westfall
Traditional Piano; Director: Instrumental Studies Division; Associate Professor of Piano
Instrumental Studies
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Music Education Faculty & Staff

Joshua A. Russell
Professor of Music Education; Division Director, Music Education
Music Education
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Vanessa Bond
Education Director and Prelude Choir Conductor: Connecticut Children's Chorus; Associate Professor of Music Education
Hartt Community Division
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Julie Hagen
Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education
Music Education
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Dee Hansen
Professor of Music Education
Music Education
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Warren Haston
Associate Professor of Music Education; Vice Chair, Faculty Senate
Faculty Senate
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Ann P. Brown
Coordinator, Music Education
Music Education
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Music History Faculty

Ira Braus
Associate Professor of Music History
Music History
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Karen Cook
Assistant Professor of Music History
Music History
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Krystal Klingenberg
Assistant Professor of Music History
Music History
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Kenneth Nott
Professor of Music History; Program Chair, Music History & BA Music
Music History
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Thomas Schuttenhelm
Artist Teacher
Music History
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Music Industry Faculty

Jim Chapdelaine
Artist Teacher
Music Industry
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Lief Ellis
Artist Teacher; Manager, Performing Arts Technology
Dance
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Mehmet Dede
Assistant Professor of Music & Performing Arts Management
Music Industry
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Gabriel Herman
Assistant Professor of Music Industry
Music Industry
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Justin Kurtz
Associate Professor of Music Production and Technology
Music Industry
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Koby Nelson
Recording Studio Coordinator; Artist Teacher
Music Industry
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Marcus Thomas
Associate Professor; Chair, Music Industry
Music Industry
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Music Theory Faculty & Staff

Patrick Miller
Associate Professor of Music Theory; Chair, Music Theory; Director, Academic Studies Division
Music Theory
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Akane Mori
Associate Professor of Music Theory
Music Theory
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Michael Jude Schiano
Associate Professor of Music Theory
Music Theory
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Kathryn Swanson
Artist Teacher
Music Theory
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Gabor Virágh
Associate Professor of Ear Training
Music Theory
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Katalin Viragh
Artist Teacher
Music Theory
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Percussion Faculty & Staff

Benjamin Toth
Percussion Faculty; Professor of Percussion; Chair, Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion
Hartt Community Division
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John Amira
Senior Artist Teacher
Instrumental Studies
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Rogerio Boccato
Senior Artist Teacher
Instrumental Studies
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Joe Galeota
Senior Artist Teacher
Instrumental Studies
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Ted Piltzecker
Senior Artist Teacher
The Hartt School
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Shane Shanahan
Senior Artist Teacher
Instrumental Studies
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Strings Faculty

Robert Black
Professor of Double Bass
Instrumental Studies
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Melinda Daetsch
Suzuki & Traditional Violin and Viola; Coordinator: Chamber Music Strings; Music Skills Specialist: Viola
Instrumental Studies
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Terry King
Senior Artist Teacher
Instrumental Studies
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Katie Lansdale
Violin Faculty; Principal Artist Teacher of Violin
Hartt Community Division
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Steven Larson
Traditional Viola; Senior Artist Teacher in Viola
HCD Music
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Anton Miller
Professor of Violin
Instrumental Studies
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Emlyn Ngai
Traditional Violin; Artist Teacher of Violin
HCD Music
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Rita Porfiris
Associate Professor of Viola
Instrumental Studies
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Mihai Tetel
Traditional Cello; Associate Professor of Cello
Instrumental Studies
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Suzuki Faculty

Teri Einfeldt
Suzuki Violin; Dept. Head: Suzuki Program; Music Skills Specialist in Suzuki Pedagogy
Instrumental Studies
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Christie Felsing
Suzuki Violin Faculty
Instrumental Studies
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Blake Brasch
Suzuki & Cello Faculty
Hartt Community Division
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Technical Theater Services

Brittany Ankiewicz
Stitcher
Technical Theater Services
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Paula Bleck
Scenic Painter
Technical Theater Services
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Lee Dumas
Wardrobe Supervisor
Technical Theater Services
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Thomas Fetera
Technical Director, Roberts Theater
Technical Theater Services
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Kevin L. Hart
Technical Director
Lincoln Theater
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John Holder
Technical Director, McCray Theater
Technical Theater Services
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Meghan McDonald
Properties Master
Technical Theater Services
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Timothy Milligan
Costume Rental & Stock Coordinator
Technical Theater Services
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Marla Perlstein
Costume Shop Manager, Instructor
Technical Theater Services
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Larry Rowe
Artist Teacher
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Marti Simmons
Stitcher
Technical Theater Services
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Theatre Faculty & Staff

Alan Rust
Professor of Theatre; Director, Theatre Division
Theatre
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Annmarie Davis
Artist Teacher
Theatre
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Robert H. Davis
Professor of Theatre, Associate Dean For Evaluation & Student Success
Theatre
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Robert Felstein
Senior Artist Teacher
Theatre
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Kristin Huffman
Artist Teacher
Theatre
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Mark Planner
Senior Artist Teacher
Theatre
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Jeanine Pardey Levine
Artist Teacher
HCD Theatre
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Tracey Marble
Artist Teacher
Theatre
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Debbie Markowitz
Production Stage Manager
Theatre
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Diana Moller-Marino
Associate Professor of Theatre
Theatre
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Tracey Moore
Professor of Theatre
Theatre
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Johanna Morrison
Senior Artist Teacher
Theatre
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Carolyn Paulus
Senior Artist Teacher
Theatre
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Ralph Perkins
Assistant Professor of Dance and Music Theatre
Dance
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John Pike
Artist Teacher
Theatre
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Mark Planner
Senior Artist Teacher
Theatre
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Larry Raiken
Artist Teacher
Theatre
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Janelle Robinson
Voice Faculty; Artist Teacher
HCD Music
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Eric Trudel
Artist Teacher
Vocal
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David Watson
Associate Professor of Theatre
Theatre
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Christopher Webb
Theater Division Administrator
Theatre
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Joni Weisfeld
Artist Teacher
Theatre
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Mark Womack
Artist Teacher
Theatre
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Vocal Faculty & Staff

Doris Kosloff
Associate in Voice, Division Director, Vocal Studies
Vocal
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Edward Bolkovac
Piano Faculty; Primrose Fuller Professor of Choral Music
Hartt Community Division
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Cherie Caluda
Associate Professor, Voice
Vocal
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Michelle Murray Fiertek
Voice Faculty; Artist Teacher
Vocal
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Sondra Kelly
Artist Teacher
Vocal
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Deborah Lifton
Visiting Associate Professor of Voice
Vocal
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Benjamin Rauch
Artist Teacher
Vocal
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Wayne Rivera
Associate in Voice
Vocal
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Kyle Swann
Artist Teacher
Vocal
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Eric Trudel
Artist Teacher
Vocal
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Chai-Lun Yueh
Artist Teacher
The Hartt School
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Woodwinds Faculty

Janet Arms
Senior Artist Teacher
Instrumental Studies
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Curt Blood
Clarinet Faculty, Senior Artist Teacher
Instrumental Studies
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Yousun Chung
Senior Artist Teacher, Oboe
Instrumental Studies
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Marc Goldberg
Senior Artist Teacher, Bassoon
Instrumental Studies
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Kemp Jernigan
Senior Artist Teacher - Woodwinds
Instrumental Studies
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Carrie Koffman
Associate Professor of Saxophone
Instrumental Studies
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Ayako Oshima
Assistant Professor of Clarinet
Instrumental Studies
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Greig Shearer
Flute Faculty, Music Skills Specialist, Suzuki & Traditional Flute; Senior Artist Teacher
Hartt Community Division
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