MusicianshipRUTH 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.
STEPHEN BUCK - Piano, Musicianship
B.A., Johns Hopkins, Peabody Conservatory; M.M. in piano, University of Michigan; M.M.A. Yale University, D.M.A., Yale, 2007. Studied: Peter Frankl, Anton Nel, Ann Schein, David Volckhausen. Co-Founder: AlpenKammer Musik Festival, Liesing, Austria. Performance and Faculty: University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Chamber Music Institute. Faculty: Purchase College.
DONNA ELAINE - Flute, Piccolo, Suzuki Flute, Recorder, Musicianship, Chamber Music, Chamber Music/Winds Coordinator, Chime On!
B.M., M.M., Chapman College of Music - Chapman University. Professional Studies, Mannes College of Music. Studied: Rampal, Larrieu, Baker, Stallman, DiTullio and Hoberman. Principal flute: New Choral Society Orchestra. Sole Proprietor, Classical Consorts, a chamber music agency. Freelance performer/recitalist in the tri-state area.
LIZ FLEISCHER - Sight-Singing, Musicianship
B.A., M.A., Columbia University. Studied: New England Conservatory, Aspen Choral Institute, Dalcroze School. Guest teaching at workshops and residencies; Amherst Early Music Festival, Sarah Lawrence College, Bank St. College of Education, N.Y.C. Board of Education, the Dalcroze Society, Columbia Festival Orchestra, WNCN, Jazz Studies Program of Manhattan School of Music. Her sight-singing program has been featured in New York Magazine's "Best Teachers in New York," Town & Country, Choral Singer, Sing Magazine, PBS's City Arts. Former faculty: Barnard College, Circle-in-the-Square Theatre School. Faculty: Lucy Moses School.
YUKIKO KONISHI - Piano, Musicianship, Eurhythmics
B.A., Osaka College of Music. Studied: Kanazawa, Dorensky, Mikowsky. World Music Drumming Certificate, Dalcroze Certificate, Dalcroze School of Music, NY with Abramson, Alperson, and Farber. License training at Longy School of Music, MA with Parker. Winner: Young Artists Piano Competition, Hanshin, Japan. Soloist: Kansai Philharmonic, Arukadia Chamber. Recording: EMI. Former vice president of Dalcroze Society of America. Faculty: Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Center.
EDMUND NIEMANN - Piano, Musicianship, Coordinator, Performers Showcase and Music of Our Time Festival, Director, Community Outreach, Chamber Music
B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music. Studied: Goldsand, Balsam, Canteros, DeGaetani, Fuchs, Katz. Co-founder: Double Edge. Tours: U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand. Member: Steve Reich and Musicians (1998 Grammy winner). Former Member: Parnassus, Contemporary Ensemble. Faculty: Princeton, Sarah Lawrence, Pace, Scarsdale Adult School. Recordings: Nonesuch, Koch, CRI, New World, New Albion.
ED PALERMO - Saxophone, Guitar, Jazz Ensembles, Coordinator of Jazz Program, Musicianship
B.M., DePaul University. Jazz sax player and arranger. Spent the past 30 years playing with such artists as Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Tito Puente, Aretha Franklin, Mel Torme, and many others. Leads the Ed Palermo Big Band which plays world-wide concerts dedicated to the music of Frank Zappa, as well as his original material. Featured: NPR's Weekend Edition. His CD, "the ed palermo big band plays the music of frank zappa" earned 4 stars in Downbeat Magazine. Arranged music for one of James Brown's final Hollywood Bowl concerts.
JOSEPH PISCITELLI - Flute, Recorder, Chamber Music, Wind Ensemble, Musicianship, Director of Summer Arts Program
B.A., M.A., Queens College. Studied with Wilson, Stallman, Rampal. Winner: Artists International Competition. Principal with Solisti, N.Y., New York Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Virtuosi, O.K. Mozart Music Festival, Greenwich Symphony. Solo appearances: Little Orchestra Society, Long Island Philharmonic, Philharmonia Virtuosi. Radio and TV appearances. Les Misérables on Broadway. Recordings: CRI. Former Faculty: Pace University, Manhattan School of Music.
ELEONORA ROTSHTEYN - Musicianship, Staff Accompanist, Composition
B.M., M.M., Mannes College of Music, piano and composition. Master of Music Education (K-12 certification) Queens College. Piano studies: Mme. Nina Svetlanova. Composition studies: Dr. Robert Cuckson. Theory and Analysis: Dr. Carl Schachter. Performance: Weill Recital Hall; NY/ NJ Steinway Halls. Winner: Leschetizky Society; World Piano Competition, Cincinnati. Collaborative pianist: Lucy Moses School; Mannes College of Music Preparatory; Port Jefferson Music Academy; private studio in Brooklyn. Collaborative pianist: BMCC, CUNY. Faculty: Port Jefferson Music Academy; Shostakovich Music School; School for Strings, BMCC, CUNY adjunct.
ALEKSEI STEVENS - Composition, Musicianship, Music Technology Lab
B.A. Music, Connecticut College; M.M. Composition, Manhattan School of Music. Studied: Noel Zahler, Nils Vigeland, Joel Chadabe. Compositions performed: North America and Europe; Festivals: Ear to the Earth (NYC), Source (Washington, DC), Tevereterno (Rome). Sound installations: 3-Legged Dog (NYC), Participant (NYC), BRIC Arts (Brooklyn). Residences and Performances: The MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, NH), Diapason Sound Art Gallery (Brooklyn). Former Interim Director and Music Technology Lecturer, New Media Art and Performance MFA program, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus.
CONRAD WINSLOW - Composition, Musicianship
A.B. Music, Honors, Rollins College; M.M. Music Composition, The Juilliard School; M.M. Film Scoring, New York University. Studied: John Corigliano, Justin Dello Joio, Daniel Crozier. Awards: 2010 ASCAP Morton Gould Award, 2010 CAP Grant from the American Music Center, ASCAPlus Awards, 2010 Juilliard Orchestra Competition, NYU Symphony Orchestra Residency, American Composers Orchestra Readings. Selected Commissions: The Albany Symphony Orchestra, The New Juilliard Ensemble, NYU Symphony, Guidonian Hand trombone quartet, ai ensemble, The Last Romantic (film score). Arranger: Off-Broadway musical Camp Wanatachi, produced by co-creator of the Blue Man Group. Co-author: Keyboard Theory, a music theory/keyboard skills text currently in use at Rollins College.