Faculty & Staff

Academic Faculty

Gurminder Bhogal, Associate Professor
Martin Brody, Catherine Mills Davis Professor
Claire Fontijn, Phyllis Henderson Carey Professor
Lisa Graham, Evelyn Barry Director of the Choral Program
Kariann Goldschmitt, Assistant Professor
Jenny Johnson, Associate Professor
David Russell, Lecturer
Jenny Tang, Lecturer


Performance Faculty

Keyboard

Eliko Akahori, piano
James David Christie, organ
David Collins, coach/accompanist
Randall Hodgkinson, piano
Russell Hoffmann, jazz piano
Helen Ward Mannix, organ
Kanako Nishikawa, accompanist
Dan Ryan, early keyboard
Lois Shapiro, piano
Olga Talroze, accompanist
Jenny Tang, piano, Chamber Music Society

Voice

Kris Adams, jazz voice (Fall 2017)
Gale Fuller, mezzo-soprano
Andrea Matthews, soprano
Kaoruko Pilkington, jazz voice (Spring 2018)
Sonja Tengblad, soprano (Spring 2018)
Anna Ward, soprano (Fall 2017)

Strings

Laura Bossert-King, viola, violin (On Leave, Fall 2017)
Glorianne Collver-Jacobson, lute, guitar
Gabriela Diaz, violin
Andrew Eng, viola, violin (Fall 2017)
Steven Kirby, jazz guitar
Mark Henry, string bass, jazz bass
Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba
David Russell, cello, Chamber Music Society
Jane Starkman, violin, baroque violin
Rebecca Thornblade, cello
Franziska Huhn, harp
Paula Zeitlin, jazz violin, jazz viola

Winds

Kathy Boyd, flute
Jane Harrison, oboe
Lance Martin, jazz flute
Katherine Matasy, clarinet, saxophone
Tracy McGinnis, bassoon
Cercie Miller, jazz saxophone
Suzanne Stumpf, flute, Baroque flute, Chamber Music coach

Brass and Percussion

Fred Aldrich, french horn
Thomas Duprey, trumpet, jazz trumpet
Richard Greenblatt, vibraphone
Mark Hamilton, jazz trombone
Gabriel Langfur, bass trombone
Steve Langone, jazz drumset, percussion
Craig McNutt, percussion

Ensembles

Margaret Angelini, Guild of Carillonneurs
Andrew Arceci, Collegium Musicum
Lisa Graham, Choral Program
Neal Hampton, Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra
Cercie Miller, Wellesley BlueJazz Big Band
David Russell, Chamber Music Society
Jenny Tang, Chamber Music Society
Kera Washington, percussion, Yanvalou Drumming and Dance
Paula Zeitlin, Wellesley BlueJazz Combos


Administrative Staff

Eliko Akahori, Director of the Music Performance Program
Magdalen Christian, Music Program Coordinator
Isabel Fine, Concert Manager
Claire Fontijn, Chair of the Department
Carol Lubkowski, Music Librarian
Raymond Schmidt, Music Cataloging & Metadata Manager
 

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Vocal Jazz

    B.M., Berklee College of Music; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

    Teaches commercial singing styles and technique, specializing in jazz, blues, pop, and Brazilian music.

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  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Piano; Director, Music Performance Program

    B.M., Kunitachi College of Music (Japan); M.M., D.M.A., New England Conservatory of Music

    Pianist, teacher, and performer of piano and chamber music.

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  • Music Performance Faculty in French Horn

    B.M., New England Conservatory of Music

    Boston-based freelance musician; performs regularly with prominent area symphony orchestras as well as chamber groups.

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  • Carillon Instructor, Director of Guild of Carillonneurs

    Bachelors, Wellesley College; Masters of Music, New England Conservatory

    Having taught piano and music theory at Stonehill College for 9 years, she now teaches carillon at Wellesley College, where she acts as advisor to the 25-member student Guild of Carillonneurs.  She also serves as organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sharon.

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  • Associate Professor of Music

    B.Mus(Hons), Royal College of Music; M.Mus., King’s College, University of London; Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Interests include the music of Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, Gabriel Fauré; the practice of ornament in French music and the visual arts during the early twentieth century; music and philosophy; music and orientalism; Sikh devotional music (Sikh Kirtan).

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  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Viola and Violin

    B.M., M.M., Eastman School of Music

    Director, LyricaFest Music Festival; Quartet Program, Longy School; visiting faculty, Eastman School; silver medalist, Henryk Szeryng Prize.

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  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Flute

    B.M., M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

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  • Catherine Mills Davis Professor of Music

    B.A., Amherst College; M.M., D.M.A., Yale University School of Music

    Composer of concert music; historian of early modern music, especially music during the Cold War in relation to other arts.

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  • Music Program Coordinator

    Bachelors, Boston Conservatory; Certificate in Business Administration, Katharine Gibbs School

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  • Coach/Accompanist

    B.M., Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo); M.M., University of Wisconsin (Madison); Ph.D., New England Conservatory of Music

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  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Guitar and Lute

    B.A., University of California (Berkeley)

    Classical and flamenco guitarist and lutenist; teacher and performer, developing instructional materials for the study of classical guitar.

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  • Music Instructor in Violin

    B.M. & M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

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  • Music Performance Faculty in Jazz and Classical Trumpet

    B.M., Crane School of Music, Music Education, Trumpet Performance; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music, Jazz Studies - Composition

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  • Concert Manager

    Master of Arts, UCLA; Bachelor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University

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  • Phyllis Henderson Carey Professor of Music

    B.A., Oberlin College; Certificate, The Royal Conservatory of The Hague; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

    Interests include early music in Western Europe 1100-1750, gender and music, the resuscitation and performance of women’s music, and the history of music at Wellesley College.

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  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Voice

    B.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

    Dedicated to the sublime art and pursuit of beautiful singing.

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  • Assistant Professor of Music

    B.A., University of California (Los Angeles); M.A., University of California (San Diego); Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)

    Ethnomusicologist and popular music scholar of Brazil and Latin America; Jazz and the African Diaspora; Audiovisual Media; global music industry

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  • Evelyn Barry Director of the Choral Program; Lecturer in Music

    B.A., Sonoma State College; M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern California

    Conductor of Choral Program, including Choir, Chamber Singers, and Choral Scholars.

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  • Conductor, Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra

    B.M., Eastman School of Music; M.M., Boston University

    Founder and Director of the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra.

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  • Music Performance Faculty in Oboe

    B.M., Ohio Wesleyan University; M.M., Manhattan School of Music

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  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Double Bass

    B.M., Berklee College of Music; M.M., University of Massachusetts (Lowell)

    Performer with jazz groups, classical and theatre orchestras; instructor of beginners to advanced in doublebass and electric bass.

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  • Music Performance Faculty in Piano

    B.M., M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

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  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Viola da Gamba

    B.A., Wheaton College; M.M., Yale University

    Specialist in early music string playing. Plays repertory from the medieval, Renaissance & baroque eras with internationally-known ensembles.

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  • Associate Professor of Music

    B.A., Barnard College; M.M., Manhattan School of Music; Ph.D., New York University

    Composer, sound artist, and music scholar.

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  • Music Instructor, Jazz Guitar

    B.M., Berklee College of Music; M.M. University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

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  • Music Performance Faculty in Trombone

    B.A., Oberlin College; B.M., Oberlin Conservatory; M.M., New England Conservatory

    Bass trombonist in the Rhode Island Philharmonic and Vermont Symphony Orchestras; performs frequently with the Boston Symphony and Pops, the Boston Ballet Orchestra, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Opera Boston, and in orchestras and theaters throughout New England and beyond.

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  • Music Performance Faculty in Jazz-Rock-Latin Drums

    B.A., Berklee College of Music

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  • Music Performance Faculty in Organ

    BA, Mount Holyoke College; BM & MM in Organ Performance, New England Conservatory of Music

    Organist and Choir Director at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

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  • Music Performace Faculty in Jazz Flute

    Flute and Theory, Carnegie Mellon University; B.M. Berklee College of Music

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  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Clarinet and Classical Saxophone

    B.A., M.M.A., New England Conservatory of Music

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  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Voice

    A.B., Princeton University

    Soprano (opera/oratorio/concert), voice teacher, Alexander Technique teacher.

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  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Bassoon

    B.M.A.S., University of Delaware; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

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  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Percussion

    B.M., Hartt School of Music; M.M., Yale University; D.M.A., New England Conservatory of Music

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  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Jazz Saxophone; Director, Wellesley BlueJazz

    Director, Wellesley BlueJazz Big Band, and Jazz and World Music Program Director

    Jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader. Teacher of jazz improvisation, saxophone and ensemble technique, jazz theory and history of jazz.

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  • Coach/Accompanist

    B.M., Toho School of Music (Tokyo); M.M., New England Conservatory

    Active soloist, chamber musician and collaborative pianist.

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  • Lecturer in Music; Co-Director, Wellesley Chamber Music Society; Music Performance Faculty in Cello

    B.M., Eastman School; M.M., University of Akron; D.M.A., SUNY (Stony Brook)

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  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Piano

    B.Mus., Peabody Institute of Music; M.Mus., Yale University School of Music; D.Mus., Indiana University School of Music (Bloomington)

    Founding member of the Triple Helix Piano Trio

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  • Music Performance Faculty in Baroque Violin

    B.M., M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

    Professor of Music

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  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Flute, Baroque Flute, and Chamber Music

    B.A., Wellesley College

    Specialist in chamber music; performer on modern and historical flutes; fosters study of repertoire within context of history/culture.

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  • Senior Coach/Accompanist

    B.M., M.M, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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  • Lecturer in Music; Co-Director, Wellesley Chamber Music Society; Senior Music Performance Faculty in Piano and Keyboard Skills

    B.M., M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

    Assistant Director of the Chamber Music Society

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  • Music Performance Faculty in Cello

    B.M., Oberlin Conservatory; M.M., Juilliard School

    In addition to her work in the Music Dept. at Wellesley, Rebecca is currently a member of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed with Opera Boston, the Chamber Orchestra of Boston, The Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Cantata Singers.

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  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in African Diasporic Drumming and Director of Yanvalou

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Wesleyan University; Ph.D. Candidate, Tufts University

    Focused on Yanvalou Drumming and Dance Ensemble, and African Diasporic drumming.

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  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Jazz Violin and Viola; Director of Wellesley BlueJazz Combos

    B.A., Earlham College; M.A., University of Chicago

    Teach jazz violin and viola improvisation, coach small jazz ensembles and jazz string ensemble; perform with jazz duo and jazz quintet PZQ; enjoy all styles.

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Faculty Emeritus

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty Emerita in Voice

    A.B., Harvard University; M.M., Northwestern University

    Contralto who loves opera and songs; fascinated by singing. Hopes to inspire student musicians. Enjoys to teach, learn, and grow.

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  • Phyllis Henderson Carey Professor of Music, Emeritus

    A.B., Harvard College; M.M.A., D.M.A., Yale University School of Music

    Engaged in thinking and writing about the repertoire I perform as a pianist, and psychological and philosophical issues in music.

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