Executive Director and DeanJOAN BEHRENS BERGMAN - Executive Director, Piano
B.M., M.M. Mannes College of Music. Studied: Rosina Lhevinne, Rudolph Ganz, Edward Aldwell, Bruce Hungerford, Carl Schachter. Former Director, 1989 - 1996 Preparatory Division, Mannes College of Music; Chairperson, 1987 - 1989 Piano Department, Preparatory Division, Mannes College of Music; Faculty: Mannes College of Music College Division; Coordinator, 1980 - 1984 Chamber Music Concerts, Pierre Monteux Memorial Festival. Teaching and Master Classes: Japan; Walla Walla College; University of the Philippines; California Summer Music Institute; Lucy Moses School; Marymount College. WQXR, WFUV. Gold Medal, International Recording Festival. Member: Leschetizky Association; Piano Teachers Congress of New York. Listed: Who's Who Among America's Teachers.
RUTH ALPERSON, Ph.D. - Dean, Eurhythmics, Musicianship, Junior Voices, Dalcroze Teacher Training
Ph.D., Arts & Humanities, New York University; Doctoral dissertation (1995): A Qualitative Study of Dalcroze Eurhythmics Classes for Adults. B.A., Oberlin College, Music: piano study with Emil Danenberg, harpsichord with David Boe. Diplôme Supérieur, L'Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva, Switzerland. Licentiate, Dalcroze Teacher Training Course, London, England. Studies in Dalcroze eurhythmics with master teachers Inda Howland, Dr. Hilda Schuster, Lisa Parker, Elizabeth Vanderspar, Ruth Stewart. Faculty, The Dalcroze Program at the Diller-Quaile School of Music, New York City. Former faculty: Department of Music Education, New York University; Manhattan School of Music; L'Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada; Carnegie-Mellon University, Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center (summer). Dalcroze workshops for teachers, musicians, dancers, in colleges and universities across the U.S.and Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and Central America. Member, Board of Directors, The Chamber Music Conference and Composers Forum of the East, at Bennington College.