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 (On-Leave Fall 2016)
Marion Dry, contralto
Gale Fuller, mezzo-soprano
Andrea Matthews, soprano
Kaoruko Pilkington, jazz voice (Fall 2016)

Strings

Laura Bossert-King, viola, violin (On Leave, Fall 2016)
Glorianne Collver-Jacobson, lute, guitar
Gabriela Diaz, violin
Andrew Eng, viola, violin (Fall 2016)
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
Ina Zdorovetchi, 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
David Harris, 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
Paula Zeitlin, Wellesley BlueJazz Combos
David Russell, Chamber Music Society
Jenny Tang, Chamber Music Society
Kera Washington, percussion, Yanvalou Drumming and Dance

 


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

 

  • 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

    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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