Faculty

Michael Finnissy

Michael Finnissy 2019 Composer-in-Residence

Michael Finnissy was born in Brixton, South London in 1946. His father was a photographer, documenting the rebuilding of London after WWII. MF started writing music at age 4, and taught himself about composing by listening to Antony Hopkins ‘Talking about Music’ on BBC Radio, and visiting public music libraries. He was eventually awarded a […]

Mark Dresser

Mark Dresser 2019 Guest Artists - Bass

Mark Dresser is a Grammy nominated, renowned bass player, improviser, and composer. At the core of his music is an obsession and commitment to expanding the sonic, musical, and expressive possibilities of the contrabass. He has recorded over one hundred-forty CDs including including ten CDs as composer/bandleader, four solo recordings and a DVD.  From 1985 to […]

Joseph Kubera

Joseph Kubera 2019 Guest Artist - Piano

Hailed by Village Voice critic Kyle Gann as one of “new music’s most valued performers,” JOSEPH KUBERA has been recognized as a leading interpreter of contemporary music for the past 30 years. He has been soloist at such festivals as the Berlin Inventionen, the Warsaw Autumn and Prague Spring, Miami’s Subtropics Festival and Berkeley’s Edgefest. […]

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 […]

Jennifer Ashe

Jennifer Ashe Voice Faculty

Mustering up “rock solid technique” and “the kind of vocal velvet you don’t often hear in contemporary music” (Boston Phoenix), soprano Jennifer Ashe has been praised for performances that are “pure bravura…riveting the audience with a radiant and opulent voice” (The Boston Globe). A strong advocate of new works, she has sung with Boston Musica Viva, Sound […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

John Mallia

John Mallia Electronics Faculty

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. […]

Rane Moore

Rane Moore Winds 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

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 […]

Christina Wright-Ivanova

Christina Wright-Ivanova Vocal Coach/Collaborative Pianist

Christina Wright-Ivanova, hailed by critics as “a brilliant collaborative pianist” (Wiener Zeitung, Vienna) and “an ideal partner” (Huffington Post), is currently Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Wright-Ivanova has significant experience as both a vocal and instrumental collaborative artist. She is on faculty as a vocal coach at Dolora […]

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 […]

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 […]