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.

Arts Leadership

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Chamber Music

  • Barr, Jean M.
    Professor Emerita of Piano 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

  • Hwang, Margery
    Assistant Professor of String Chamber Music

  • Mark Kellogg
    Kellogg, Mark
    Professor of Euphonium, Trombone, and Brass Chamber Music; Affiliate in Music Teaching and Learning ; Chair, Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion

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

  • 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
    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 Teaching and Learning; Director of ESM/UR Treble 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 Teaching and Learning; Affiliate Faculty, Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media

  • 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

  • Jenkins, Clay
    Professor of Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media; ECMS Collegiate Instructor in Trumpet

  • Mark Kellogg
    Kellogg, Mark
    Professor of Euphonium, Trombone, and Brass Chamber Music; 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

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

  • Dariusz Terefenko
    Terefenko, Dariusz
    Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media; Affiliate Faculty, Music ; Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media Dept.

  • 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

  • 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 Leadership

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Music Teaching & Learning

  • Azzara, Christopher D.
    Professor of Music Teaching and Learning; Affiliate Faculty, Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media

  • Lisa Caravan
    Caravan, Lisa
    Assistant Professor of Music Teaching and Learning

  • Culp, Mara
    Assistant Professor of Music Teaching and Learning

  • 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 Teaching and Learning

  • Wade Richards
    Richards, Wade
    Instructor of Music Teaching and Learning

  • Silvey, Philip
    Associate Professor of Music Teaching and Learning; Director of ESM/UR Treble Chorus ; Affiliate in Conducting and Ensembles ; Chair, Music Teaching and Learning

  • Snell, Alden
    Associate Professor of Music Teaching and Learning; 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

  • Desai-Stephens, Anaar
    Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology; Affiliate Faculty, Susan B. Anthony Institute

  • Esse, Melina
    Associate Professor of Musicology

  • Roger Freitas
    Freitas, Roger
    Professor of Musicology; Interim Department Chair (Fall 2020) ; 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; Office location: ; 203 Messinger Hall ; Office of Communications Suite

  • 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; Arthur Satz Professor, 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

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Organ, Sacred Music, & Historical Keyboards

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Piano

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Strings, Harp, & Guitar

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Theory

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Voice, Opera, and Vocal Coaching

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Wellness

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Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion

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Professors Emeriti

Professors Emeriti