Faculty

Chaya Czernowin

Chaya Czernowin 2021 Composer-in-Residence

Chaya Czernowin was born and brought up in Israel. After her studies in Israel, at the age of 25, she continued studying in Germany (DAAD grant), the US, and then was invited to live in Japan (Asahi Shimbun Fellowship and American NEA grant) Tokyo, in Germany (a fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude) and in […]

Tony Arnold

Tony Arnold 2021 Guest Artist - Voice

“Soprano Tony Arnold is a luminary in the world of chamber music and art song.  Today’s classical composers are inspired by her inherently beautiful voice, consummate musicianship, and embracing spirit” (Huffington Post).  Hailed by the New York Times as “a bold, powerful interpreter,” she is internationally acclaimed as a leading proponent of contemporary music in concert and recording, having premiered hundreds […]

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 Composition Faculty

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 Electronics Chair

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. […]

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 […]

Gabriela Díaz

Gabriela Díaz Strings Chair, Violin Faculty

Georgia native Gabriela Díaz began her musical training at the age of five, studying piano with her mother, and the next year, violin with her father. Gabriela graduated with honors from New England Conservatory, receiving Bachelor and Master’s degrees in violin as a student of James Buswell; at NEC, she received the George W. Chadwick […]

Rane Moore

Rane Moore Winds Chair, Clarinet Faculty

Clarinetist Rane Moore is well-regarded for her thoughtful, provocative interpretations of standard and cutting-edge contemporary repertoire. Fiercely devoted to the new music communities of the East Coast and beyond, Moore is a founding member of the New York based Talea Ensemble which regularly gives premieres of new works at major venues and festivals around the […]

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 […]

Stuart Gerber

Stuart Gerber Percussion Faculty

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 […]

Louis Goldstein

Louis Goldstein Piano Faculty

Louis Goldstein was co-founder and co-director of the California New Music Ensemble and an associate member of the Los Angeles Group for Contemporary Music and Newband, in New York City. His CD recordings of John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes, Dream, and One5, and Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories have garnered accolades from print and internet sources as well as […]

Christina Wright-Ivanova

Christina Wright-Ivanova Vocal Coach/Collaborative Pianist

Christina Wright-Ivanova, hailed by critics as “a brilliant pianist” (Wiener Zeitung, Vienna) and “an ideal partner” (Huffington Post), is currently Assistant Professor of Music and the Coordinator of Piano & Collaborative Piano at Keene State College, NH. Dr. Wright-Ivanova frequently performs solo recitals with a special focus on new music. She has performed both solo and […]

Callithumpian Consort

Callithumpian Consort Ensemble in Residence

The CALLITHUMPIAN CONSORT is dedicated to the proposition that music is an experience. Founded by pianist and conductor Stephen Drury sometime in the 1980’s, the Consort is a professional ensemble producing concerts of contemporary music at the highest standard. Stephen Drury created the Callithumpian Consort in the belief that new music should be an exciting […]

Rachel Beetz

Rachel Beetz Flute Faculty

Rachel Beetz is a Los Angeles based flutist whose playing has been described as both “soulfully elegant” (Washington Post) and evoking the “roar of prehistoric animals” (San Diego Union Tribune). She is passionate about contemporary music and collaboration in making new work and has been invited to play with ensembles who share this mission such as the […]

Elizabeth England

Elizabeth England Oboe Faculty

Elizabeth England joined the Boston Ballet Orchestra in 2016 where she plays second oboe and English horn. In addition to her work with the Ballet, Ms. England maintains a busy freelance schedule with many of New England’s top ensembles, including the Boston Pops, Marsh Chapel Collegium, and Emmanuel Music. Additional performances include appearances with the […]

Neil Godwin

Neil Godwin French Horn Faculty

Hailed as a “stalwart” horn player by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Neil Godwin is garnering a reputation as a specialist in new music through his numerous performances and recordings with both the Callithumpian Consort and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.  A very active freelancer, Neil performs more traditional fare as a member of the Cape […]

Franziska Huhn

Franziska Huhn Harp Faculty

Harpist Franziska Huhn is a vibrant musical force as a soloist, chamber musician, pedagogue and orchestral performer. Ms. Huhn has given solo recitals throughout the United States and worldwide in Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Syria, Pakistan and Germany, including performances for German Presidents Rau and Koehler at Schloss Bellevue. A 2003 Fromm Fellow, Ms. Huhn […]

Gleb Kanasevich

Gleb Kanasevich Clarinet Faculty

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 […]

Sam Kelder

Sam Kelder Viola Faculty

Described as “Dynamic and Committed” by the Boston Globe, Violist Sam Kelder performs regularly in New England with A Far Cry, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Guerilla Opera, Callithumpian Consort, Sound Icon, as well as guest principal with Cape Cod Symphony, principal of Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and the New Bedford Symphony. Kelder […]

Stephen Marotto

Stephen Marotto Cello/Electronics Faculty

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 […]

Beth McDonald

Beth McDonald Electronics Technician

Beth McDonald is a classically trained tuba player gone awry.  She performs mostly as an improviser, using the tuba acoustically or in conjunction with electronic processing, and she creates software for electroacoustic work and tactile/installation works.  She currently performs with Korean Jeans and the Duck Brain Ragtime Band, among other performance projects, and is an […]

Chris Moore

Chris Moore Trombone Faculty

A champion of contemporary music, trombonist Chris Moore has worked closely with such composers as Helmut Lachenmann, Vinko Globokar, Christian Wolff, Roger Reynolds, Lei Liang, and Pierluigi Billone.  As a performer, educator, and teaching artist, Moore is driven by the belief that all music is accessible if presented in the right context and constantly seeks […]

David Russell

David Russell Cello Faculty

Hailed as “superb”, “incisive” and “sonorous and panoramic” (Boston Globe), David Russell maintains a vigorous schedule both as soloist and as collaborator in the U.S. and Europe. He was appointed to the teaching faculty of Wellesley College in 2005 and currently serves as Lecturer and Director of Chamber Music. He has served as Principal cello […]

Adam Smith

Adam Smith Bassoon Faculty

Montanan bassoonist, Adam Smith earned his bachelors at New England Conservatory where he studied with Gregg Henegar. Mr. Smith has freelanced in and around the Boston area with the Boston Ballet, Callithumpian Consort, New Bedford Symphony, and Lexington Sinfonietta, among others. He has since earned his MBA and is currently pursuing a MS in Computer […]

Kyle Spraker

Kyle Spraker Trumpet Faculty

Native to Southern California, Kyle Spraker is a Greater Boston area orchestral trumpeter, chamber musician, soloist, and dedicated educator. As an interpreter of new music, Kyle attributes his success to an open-minded approach that combines his experience performing and listening to a wide variety of musical styles and genres. Each new composition poses unique technical […]

Philipp Stäudlin

Philipp Stäudlin Saxophone Faculty

Philipp A. Stäudlin is an award-winning virtuoso saxophonist that has performed hundreds of concerts throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His characteristic tonal qualities, deep sense of phrasing and superb technical skills make him one of the most unique voices in today’s classical saxophone world.
A native from Friedrichshafen, Germany, Stäudlin has appeared as a soloist […]

Mike Williams

Mike Williams Percussion Faculty

Hailed by The Boston Globe as “one of the city’s best percussionists,” Mike Williams has performed throughout North America and Europe and is a regular performer in Boston. An advocate for contemporary music, he is a founding member of Guerilla Opera and served as its artistic director for eleven seasons. Williams has worked with many […]