Eastman Faculty

More than 130 highly regarded performers, composers, conductors, scholars, and educators make up the Eastman faculty: Pulitzer Prize-winners, Grammy winners, Guggenheim Fellows, ASCAP Award recipients, published authors, recording artists, and acclaimed musicians who have performed in the world’s greatest concert halls. Eastman’s full-time, resident faculty members know their students personally, becoming mentors to them and forging lifelong friendships.

Chamber Music

  • Barr, Jean M.
    Professor Emerita of Accompanying and Chamber Music

  • Beaudette, Sylvie
    Assistant Professor of Chamber Music; Director of Summer@Eastman ; Co-Chair Eastman Centennial Planning Committee

  • Freer, Elinor
    Assistant Professor of Chamber Music; ECMS Collegiate Instructor in Piano

  • Anne Harrow
    Harrow, Anne Lindblom
    Associate Professor of Flute & Piccolo; Coordinator, Woodwind Chamber Music ; Supervisor, Applied Woodwind Studio TAs ; Chair, Chamber Music Department

  • Margery Hwang
    Hwang, Margery
    Assistant Professor of String Chamber Music

  • Kellogg, Mark
    Associate Professor of Euphonium, Trombone, and Brass Chamber Music; Affiliate Faculty, Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media ; Affiliate in Music Teaching and Learning ; Chair, Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion

  • Wesley Nance
    Nance, Wesley
    Instructor, Brass Chamber Music; ECMS Instructor in Trumpet

  • Douglas Prosser
    Prosser, Douglas
    Associate Professor of Trumpet and Brass Chamber Music; Coordinator of Brass Chamber Music ; Supervisor, Applied Brass Studio TAs

  • Ying Quartet
    Eastman String Quartet

  • Rostad, Masumi
    Associate Professor of Viola; Affiliate in Chamber Music

  • Robin Scott
    Scott, Robin
    Associate Professor of String Chamber Music; Associate Professor of Violin

  • Janet Ying
    Ying, Janet
    Associate Professor of String Chamber Music

  • Ying, Phillip
    Associate Professor of String Chamber Music; Associate Professor of Viola ; Co-Chair, Strings, Harp, & Guitar Department

  • David Ying
    Ying, David
    Associate Professor of String Chamber Music; Associate Professor of Violoncello

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Composition

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Conducting & Ensembles

  • Lubman, Brad
    Associate Professor of Conducting & Ensembles; Director, Eastman Musica Nova ; Affiliate Faculty, Composition

  • Paul O'Dette
    O'Dette, Paul
    Professor of Lute; Professor of Conducting & Ensembles ; Director, Collegium Musicum ; Affiliate Faculty, Musicology ; Affiliate in Voice and Opera

  • Mark Scatterday
    Scatterday, Mark Davis
    Professor of Conducting and Ensembles; Conductor, Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Wind Orchestra

  • Silvey, Philip
    Associate Professor of Music Education (Choral Music); Director of ESM/UR Women’s Chorus ; Affiliate in Conducting and Ensembles ; Chair, Music Teaching and Learning

  • Christel Thielmann
    Thielmann, Christel
    Assistant Professor of Conducting and Ensembles

  • Neil Varon
    Varon, Neil
    Professor of Conducting & Ensembles; Conductor, Eastman Philharmonia, Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, and Eastman Chamber Orchestra

  • Weinert, William
    Professor of Conducting and Ensembles; Director, Choral Activities ; Affiliate in Voice and Opera ; Chair, Conducting and Ensembles Department

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Humanities

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Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media

  • Azzara, Christopher D.
    Professor of Music Education; Affiliate Faculty, Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media ; Spring Semester 2020 Academic Leave

  • Jeffrey Campbell
    Campbell, Jeff
    Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media; Chair, Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media Department

  • Caramia, Tony
    Professor of Piano; Director, Piano Pedagogy Studies ; Coordinator, Class Piano Program ; Affiliate Faculty, Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media

  • Danko, Harold
    Professor Emeritus of Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media

  • Dobbins, Bill
    Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media; Conductor, Eastman Jazz Ensemble and Eastman Studio Orchestra ; Coordinator, Jazz Composition and Arranging Program

  • Clay Jenkins
    Jenkins, Clay
    Professor of Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media; ECMS Collegiate Instructor in Trumpet ; Spring Semester 2020 Academic Leave

  • Kellogg, Mark
    Associate Professor of Euphonium, Trombone, and Brass Chamber Music; Affiliate Faculty, Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media ; Affiliate in Music Teaching and Learning ; Chair, Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion

  • Mueller, Darren
    Assistant Professor of Musicology; Affiliate Faculty, Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media ; Spring Semester 2020 Academic Leave

  • Pillow, Charles
    Assistant Professor of Jazz Saxophone

  • Dave Rivello
    Rivello, Dave
    Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media; Director, New Jazz Ensemble

  • Bob Sneider
    Sneider, Bob
    Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media; ECMS Senior Instructor of Jazz Guitar

  • Dariusz Terefenko
    Terefenko, Dariusz
    Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media; Affiliate Faculty, Music ; Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media Dept. ; Fall Semester 2019 Academic Leave

  • Thompson, Rich
    Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media; Director, Jazz Lab Ensemble ; Instructor in Jazz Drumset

  • Versace, Gary
    Associate Professor of Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media, Piano

  • Robert W. Wason
    Wason, Robert W.
    Professor Emeritus of Music Theory; Affiliate Faculty, Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media

  • Watters, Mark
    Associate Professor of Contemporary Media & Film Composition; Director, Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media

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Music Teaching & Learning

  • Azzara, Christopher D.
    Professor of Music Education; Affiliate Faculty, Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media ; Spring Semester 2020 Academic Leave

  • Elizabeth Bucura
    Bucura, Elizabeth
    Assistant Professor of Music Education; Full Year 2019-2020 Academic Leave

  • Lisa Caravan
    Caravan, Lisa
    Assistant Professor of Music Education

  • Culp, Mara
    Assistant Professor of Music Education

  • Donna Brink Fox
    Fox, Donna Brink
    Senior Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs; Eisenhart Professor of Music Education ; Director, ECMS Early Childhood Music Program

  • Kathy Liperote
    Liperote, Kathy
    Assistant Professor of Music Education

  • Wade Richards
    Richards, Wade
    Instructor of Music Education

  • Silvey, Philip
    Associate Professor of Music Education (Choral Music); Director of ESM/UR Women’s Chorus ; Affiliate in Conducting and Ensembles ; Chair, Music Teaching and Learning

  • Snell, Alden
    Associate Professor of Music Education; Summers Only Advisor

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Musicology

  • Anderson, Michael Alan
    Associate Professor of Musicology; Artistic Director, Schola Antiqua ; Managing Editor, Eastman Case Studies series ; Faculty Associate, Susan B. Anthony Institute ; Faculty Affiliate, Humanities Center, University of Rochester ; Bridging Fellowship with Simon School of Business

  • Anaar Desai-Stephens
    Desai-Stephens, Anaar
    Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology

  • Esse, Melina
    Associate Professor of Musicology; Bridging Fellowship to the School of Arts and Sciences Dance and Movement Program Fall Semester 2018

  • Roger Freitas
    Freitas, Roger
    Associate Professor of Musicology; Faculty associate, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies

  • Hunter, Cory
    Assistant Professor of Musicology; Assistant Professor of Music, University of Rochester

  • Lisa Jakelski
    Jakelski, Lisa
    Associate Professor of Musicology

  • Kapusta, John
    Assistant Professor of Musicology

  • Kim Kowalke
    Kowalke, Kim H.
    Professor of Musicology; Professor of Music, The College Department of Music

  • Kyker, Jennifer
    Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology; Associate Professor of Music, The College Department of Music, University of Rochester ; Full Year 2018-19 Academic Leave

  • Ralph Locke in 2015 Photo by Kurt Brownell
    Locke, Ralph P.
    Professor Emeritus of Musicology

  • Honey Meconi
    Meconi, Honey
    Professor of Musicology; Chair and Professor of Music, College Music Department

  • Mueller, Darren
    Assistant Professor of Musicology; Affiliate Faculty, Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media ; Spring Semester 2020 Academic Leave

  • Paul O'Dette
    O'Dette, Paul
    Professor of Lute; Professor of Conducting & Ensembles ; Director, Collegium Musicum ; Affiliate Faculty, Musicology ; Affiliate in Voice and Opera

  • Snyder, Kerala Johnson
    Professor Emerita of Musicology; Affiliate Faculty, Organ, Sacred Music, & Historical Keyboards

  • I Nyoman Suadin
    Suadin, I Nyoman
    Visiting Associate Professor of Gamelan; Director of Gamelan

  • Jurgen Thym
    Thym, Jurgen
    Professor Emeritus of Musicology; Affiliate Faculty, Organ, Sacred Music, & Historical Keyboards

  • Watkins, Holly
    Professor of Musicology; Chair, Musicology Department ; Affiliate Faculty, Theory

  • Glenn A. West
    West, Glenn A.
    Instructor of Ethnomusicology; Director of Mbira Ensemble ; ECMS Collegiate Instructor in Mbira

  • Daniel Zager
    Zager, Daniel
    Associate Dean of Sibley Music Library; Associate Professor of Musicology ; Affiliate Faculty, Organ and Historical Keyboards

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Organ, Sacred Music, & Historical Keyboards

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Piano

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Strings, Harp, & Guitar

  • Juliana Athayde
    Athayde, Juliana
    Associate Professor of Violin and Orchestral Repertory (Violin)

  • Kathleen Bride
    Bride, Kathleen
    Professor of Harp

  • Steven Doane
    Doane, Steven
    Professor of Violoncello; Fall Semester 2019 (2nd seven weeks) Academic Leave ; Spring Semester 2020 (2nd seven weeks) Academic Leave

  • Rosemary Elliott
    Elliott, Rosemary
    Assistant Professor of Violoncello; Supervisor, Applied Violoncello Studio TAs; ; EMCS Collegiate Instructor of Violoncello ; Fall Semester 2019 (2nd seven weeks) Academic Leave ; Spring Semester 2020 (2nd seven weeks) Academic Leave

  • Goluses, Nicholas
    Professor of Guitar; Co-Chair, Strings, Harp, & Guitar Department

  • Harris, Alan
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Violoncello

  • Guy Johnston
    Johnston, Guy
    Associate Professor of Cello

  • Renee Jolles
    Jolles, Renée
    Professor of Violin

  • Mikhail Kopelman
    Kopelman, Mikhail
    Professor of Violin

  • Oleh Krysa
    Krysa, Oleh
    Professor of Violin

  • Matson, Melissa
    Associate Professor of Orchestral Repertory (Viola); ECMS Collegiate Instructor in Viola

  • Paul O'Dette
    O'Dette, Paul
    Professor of Lute; Professor of Conducting & Ensembles ; Director, Collegium Musicum ; Affiliate Faculty, Musicology ; Affiliate in Voice and Opera

  • Ying Quartet
    Eastman String Quartet

  • Rostad, Masumi
    Associate Professor of Viola; Affiliate in Chamber Music

  • Robin Scott
    Scott, Robin
    Associate Professor of String Chamber Music; Associate Professor of Violin

  • George Taylor
    Taylor, George
    Professor of Viola

  • James VanDemark
    VanDemark, James
    Professor of Double Bass

  • Janet Ying
    Ying, Janet
    Associate Professor of String Chamber Music

  • Ying, Phillip
    Associate Professor of String Chamber Music; Associate Professor of Viola ; Co-Chair, Strings, Harp, & Guitar Department

  • David Ying
    Ying, David
    Associate Professor of String Chamber Music; Associate Professor of Violoncello

  • Itamar Zorman
    Zorman, Itamar
    Associate Professor of Violin

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Theory

  • Matthew BaileyShea
    BaileyShea, Matthew
    Associate Professor of Music Theory; Associate Professor of Music, The College Department of Music, University of Rochester

  • Zachary Bernstein
    Bernstein, Zachary
    Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • Matthew Brown
    Brown, Matthew
    Professor of Music Theory

  • John Covach
    Covach, John
    Professor of Music Theory; Professor of Music, The College Department of Music, University of Rochester ; Director, Institute for Popular Music

  • Curlee, J. Matthew
    Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • Doran, Robert
    School of Arts and Sciences Dept. of Modern Languages & Cultures; Professor of French and Comparative Literature ; Affiliate in Music Theory

  • Jonathan Dunsby
    Dunsby, Jonathan
    Professor of Music Theory; Chair, Music Theory Department

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    Frank, Bruce
    Instructor of Music Theory; Senior Lecturer, The College Department of Music, University of Rochester

  • David Headlam
    Headlam, Dave
    Professor of Music Theory; Administrator, Multimedia Computing Lab

  • Orit Hilewicz
    Hilewicz, Orit
    Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • Klumpenhouwer, Henry
    Professor of Music Theory

  • Bill Marvin
    Marvin, William
    Associate Professor of Music Theory

  • Betsy Marvin
    Marvin, Elizabeth West
    Professor of Music Theory; Minehan Family Professor; Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, The College, University of Rochester

  • Morris, Robert D.
    Professor of Composition; Affiliate Faculty, Music Theory

  • Marie Rolf
    Rolf, Marie
    Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Studies; Professor of Music Theory

  • David Temperley
    Temperley, David
    Professor of Music Theory

  • Dariusz Terefenko
    Terefenko, Dariusz
    Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media; Affiliate Faculty, Music ; Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media Dept. ; Fall Semester 2019 Academic Leave

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    Terrigno, Loretta
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory

  • Robert W. Wason
    Wason, Robert W.
    Professor Emeritus of Music Theory; Affiliate Faculty, Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media

  • Watkins, Holly
    Professor of Musicology; Chair, Musicology Department ; Affiliate Faculty, Theory

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Voice & Opera

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Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion

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Professors Emeriti

DECEASED

  • Marcia Baldwin, voice
  • Warren Benson, composition
  • Lynn Blakeslee, violin
  • John Celentano, chamber music
  • David Craighead, organ
  • Frank Glazer, piano
  • Maria Luisa Faini, piano
  • W. Everett Gates, music teaching and learning (music education)
  • D. Stanley Hasty, clarinet
  • Ernest Livingstone, musicology
  • Abram Loft, chamber music
  • Eileen Malone, harp
  • John Maloy, voice
  • Alfred Mann, musicology
  • Dale Moore, voice
  • William Osseck, clarinet
  • Verne Reynolds, horn
  • Allan Schindler, composition
  • Donald Shetler, music education
  • K. David Van Hoesen, bassoon
  • Ruth Watanabe, librarian, Sibley Music Library
  • Philip West, conducting and ensembles
  • Zvi Zeitlin, violin

Professors Emeriti

DECEASED

  • Marcia Baldwin, voice
  • Warren Benson, composition
  • Lynn Blakeslee, violin
  • John Celentano, chamber music
  • David Craighead, organ
  • Frank Glazer, piano
  • Maria Luisa Faini, piano
  • W. Everett Gates, music teaching and learning (music education)
  • D. Stanley Hasty, clarinet
  • Ernest Livingstone, musicology
  • Abram Loft, chamber music
  • Eileen Malone, harp
  • John Maloy, voice
  • Alfred Mann, musicology
  • Dale Moore, voice
  • William Osseck, clarinet
  • Verne Reynolds, horn
  • Allan Schindler, composition
  • Donald Shetler, music education
  • K. David Van Hoesen, bassoon
  • Ruth Watanabe, librarian, Sibley Music Library
  • Philip West, conducting and ensembles
  • Zvi Zeitlin, violin