• Kris Adams

    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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  • Eliko Akahori

    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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  • Fred Aldrich

    Fred Aldrich

    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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  • Margaret Angelini

    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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  • Gurminder Kaur Bhogal

    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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  • Laura Bossert-King

    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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  • Kathleen Boyd

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Flute

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

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  • Martin Alan Brody

    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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  • Magdalen Christian

    Music Program Coordinator

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

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  • James David Christie

    Wellesley College Organist

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

    College organist and organ teacher; oversees the care of all the pipe organs on campus.

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  • David Collins

    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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  • Glorianne Collver-Jacobson

    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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  • Gabriela Diaz

    Music Instructor in Violin

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

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  • Marion Dry

    Senior Music Performance Faculty 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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  • Tom Duprey

    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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  • Isabel Fine

    Concert Manager

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

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  • Claire Fontijn

    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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  • Gale Fuller

    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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  • Kariann E. Goldschmitt, latin american, music, african, wellesley

    Kariann E. Goldschmitt

    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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  • Lisa Graham

    Lisa Graham

    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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  • Neal Louis Hampton

    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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  • David Harris

    Music Performance Faculty in Jazz Trombone

    B.M., New England Conservatory of Music

    Trombonist, composer, arranger; also plays tuba, bass trombone, and piano; specializing in improvising and the music of Eastern Europe.

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  • Jane Harrison

    Music Performance Faculty in Oboe

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

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  • Mark S. Henry

    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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  • Randall Hodgkinson

    Music Performance Faculty in Piano

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

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  • Laura Jeppesen

    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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  • Jenny Olivia Johnson

    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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  • Steven Kirby

    Music Instructor, Jazz Guitar

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

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  • Gabriel Langfur

    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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  • Steve Langone

    Music Performance Faculty in Jazz-Rock-Latin Drums

    B.A., Berklee College of Music

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  • Helen Ward Mannix

    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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  • Lance Alexander Martin

    Music Performace Faculty in Jazz Flute

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

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  • Katherine Matasy

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Clarinet and Classical Saxophone

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

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  • Andrea Matthews

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Voice

    A.B., Princeton University

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

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  • Tracy L. McGinnis

    Music Performance Faculty in Bassoon

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

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  • Craig McNutt, music, percussion, wellesley

    Craig McNutt

    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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  • Cercie Miller

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

    Director, Wellesley BlueJazz

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

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  • Kanako Nishikawa

    Kanako Nishikawa

    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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  • David Russell

    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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  • Lois Shapiro

    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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  • Jane E. Starkman

    Music Performance Faculty in Baroque Violin

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

    Professor of Music

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  • Suzanne E. Stumpf

    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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  • Olga Talroze

    Senior Coach/accompanist

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

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  • Jenny Chui-Chun Tang

    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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  • Rebecca Thornblade

    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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  • Kera Washington

    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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  • Ina Zdorovetchi

    Ina Zdorovetchi

    Music Performance Faculty in Harp

    B.M., Bucharest University of Music; B.M., Boston Conservatory; M.M., Boston University College of Fine Arts

    Artistic Director, Boston Harp Festival; Principal Harpist, Boston Lyric Opera; Top Prize Winner, 17th International Harp Contest in Israel

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  • Paula Zeitlin

    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 Emerita

  • Charles B. Fisk

    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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