Faculty

Chaya Czernowin

Chaya Czernowin 2020 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 2020 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 […]

Gloria Cheng

Gloria Cheng 2020 Guest Artist - Piano

Grammy and Emmy Award-winning pianist GLORIA CHENG has long been devoted to a process of creative collaboration, having worked extensively with such internationally renowned composers as John Adams, Terry Riley, Thomas Adès, and the late Steven Stucky. Since beginning her professional career in the 1980’s, Ms. Cheng has appeared as a featured soloist with the […]

Sara Haefeli

Sara Haefeli 2020 Scholar-in-Residence

We are thrilled to welcome back Sara Haefeli for her 2nd SICPP as Scholar-in-Residence!   Ithaca College associate professor Sara Haefeli teaches music history, music of the American avant garde, and philosophy of creativity courses. Her research focuses on the American experimental tradition and John Cage. She is the author of John Cage: A Research and […]

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 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 […]

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 […]