Faculty

Marti Epstein

Marti Epstein Composer-in-Residence

Marti Epstein is a Boston-based composer whose music has been performed by the San Francisco Symphony, The Radio Symphony Orchestra of Frankfurt, Ensemble Modern, Trinity Wall Street, and the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, She has completed commissions for the Fromm Foundation, The Munich Biennale, the Ludovico Ensemble, Guerilla Opera, the Radius Ensemble, Tanglewood Music Center, […]

Stephen Drury

Stephen Drury Artistic Director

Pianist and conductor Stephen Drury has performed throughout the world with a repertoire that stretches from Bach to Liszt to the music of today. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Barbican Centre and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus, and from Arkansas […]

Nicholas Vines

Nicholas Vines New Works Program Director

Described as “riveting” (The New York Times), “compellingly original” (Boston Phoenix), “full, extravagant and wild” (Sydney Morning Herald), and “kitchen-sink expressionism; edgy, bright and entertaining as hell” (NewMusicBox), the works of Nicholas Vines (b.1976, Sydney) have been performed by such interpreters as Alarm Will Sound, BMOP, Ensemble Offspring, the Schola Cantorum Gedanesis Chamber Choir, the […]

John Mallia

John Mallia Electronic Workshop Director

John Mallia lives and works in Boston, where he is a member of the Composition Faculty, and directs the Electronic Music Studio, at the New England Conservatory of Music. His compositional process is informed by spatial constructs and concepts, and a fascination with presence, ritual, and the thresholds standing between states of existence or awareness. […]

Stuart Gerber

Stuart Gerber Director of Percussion Studies

Described as having “consummate virtuosity” by The New York Times, Stuart Gerber has performed extensively throughout the US, Europe, Australia, and Mexico as a soloist an chamber musician. He is associate professor of percussion at Georgia State University in Atlanta. As an active performer of new works, Dr. Gerber has been involved in a number […]

Gleb Kanasevich

Gleb Kanasevich Director of Winds Studies

Gleb Kanasevich is a clarinetist, composer, and noise/drone musician, whose work is concerned primarily with issues in classical/concert music performance practice, learning processes, alternative notation methods, and composer-performer-audience politics. He was born in Minsk, Belarus and has been living in the United States since 2001. He has appeared as a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony […]

Stephen Marotto

Stephen Marotto Director of Strings Studies

A native of Norwalk, Connecticut, Dr. Stephen Marotto has received a Bachelors degree with honors from the University of Connecticut, and Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Boston University. Stephen’s formative teachers include Michael Reynolds, Kangho Lee, Marc Johnson, and Rhonda Rider. A passionate advocate for contemporary music, Stephen plays regularly with groups […]

Haleh Abghari

Haleh Abghari Vocal Faculty

Haleh Abghari is a native of Iran and has performed internationally as a singer and actor. The NY Times hailed her work as “a virtuoso and winning performance,” and the Washington Post described her voice as “high, dry, sweet and piercingly pure soprano.” Her performances include appearances at the Montalvo Center for the Arts, Live […]

Scott Deal

Scott Deal Percussion Faculty, Electronics Faculty

Percussionist Scott Deal’s appearances include venues, festivals and conferences in North America and Europe. A performer who presents “a riveting performance (Sequenza 21), his recent recording of the music of John Luther Adams has been described as “a soaring, shimmering exploration of texture and tone…an album of resplendent mood and incredible scale” (Musicworks). Continually inspired […]

Jon Forshee

Jon Forshee Tuba Faculty

Jon Forshee is a composer and tubaist based in Colorado Springs at UCCS. He composes energetic, innovative electroacoustic music, with many works focused on collaborations and emerging media. Jon is a joyous advocate for the development of new works and new technologies, and is elated to participate as Admissions Director for this year’s amazing 2023 […]

Corey Hamm

Corey Hamm Piano Faculty

Pianist Corey Hamm  is establishing a unique musical profile performing widely in North America and in Asia as both a soloist and as a chamber musician. His CD of Frederic Rzewski’s hour-long solo piano epic The People United Will Never Be Defeated!  won Spotify’s Best Classical Recording 2014, and Best Classical Recording at the 2014 Western […]

Colin McAllister

Colin McAllister Classical Guitar Faculty

Colin McAllister is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. He was a 2021-2022 Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Fellow and the 2020 recipient of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award. His performances as a guitarist and conductor have been hailed as ‘sparkling….delivered […]

Yukiko Takagi

Yukiko Takagi Piano Faculty

Yukiko Takagi received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the New England Conservatory where she studied with Veronica Jochum and Stephen Drury.  While a student at the Conservatory she was selected to perform in several Honors programs and appeared regularly with the NEC Contemporary Ensemble.  Ms. Takagi has performed with the orchestra of the Bologna Teatro […]

Glen Whitehead

Glen Whitehead Brass and Creative Improvisation Faculty

Glen Whitehead, D.M.A. Glen Whitehead is an internationally recognized award-winning trumpet artist and composer. Among a variety of artistic endeavors his main body of work explores improvisational phenomena, interactive communication and environmental collaboration between living cultures, technologies and the natural world, often contextualizing instrumental and vocal music as immersive soundscapes, sonic theatre, installation, environmental exploration and […]

Christina Wright-Ivanova

Christina Wright-Ivanova Collaborative Piano and Vocal Coach

Dr. Christina Wright-Ivanova, hailed by critics as “a brilliant pianist” (Wiener Zeitung, Vienna) with a “warm and reassuring sound” (Boston Intelligencer) is currently Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Keene State College. She currently serves as the Interim Artistic Director for the Redfern Arts Center in the 2022-23 season. For the […]

Yiheng Yvonne Wu

Yiheng Yvonne Wu New Works Program Faculty

Yiheng Yvonne Wu is a composer, educator, and interdisciplinary artist whose work ranges from conventionally notated chamber pieces to staged experimental works. Her compositions investigate poetic and physical qualities of instrumental sounds, juxtaposing sonic characters through unconventional musical forms. Performer personas take prominence on stage through pieces that feature guided improvisations, creating room for musicians […]