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Administrative Staff

Lecolion Washington Executive Director
 
lecolion@cmcb.org x21
Education: M.M. Manhattan School of Music B.M. University of Texas at Austin
Morgan Beckford Chief Programming Officer
 

Morgan Beckford, originally from Memphis, Tennessee, embraces her work as an arts administrator, teaching artist, and performer. She is very excited to bring her experience to Boston, having sharpened her education and outreach, programming, and development skills with Opera Memphis, the Opera Memphis Summer Conservatories, and the Memphis Music Initiative. With a background in classical […]

mbeckford@cmcb.org
Education: M.M. University of Maryland - College Park B.A. University of Texas, Austin
Sarah Spinella Chief Advancement Officer
 

Sarah Spinella received her graduate degree in arts administration with a focus in fundraising management, and her undergraduate degree in music and French. Sarah comes from a strong performing arts background and currently sings with local renaissance choir, Convivium Musicum.

sspinella@cmcb.org
Education: M.S. Boston University, Metropolitan College B.A. Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences
Marie Tai Chief Operating Officer
 

Marie is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in music and enjoys working with local non-profit arts community organizations. She is also a volunteer and active tennis player with Franklin Park Tennis Association.  

Mtai@cmcb.org
Education: M.B.A. University of Massachusetts B.M. Berklee College of Music
Abigail Bowling School Outreach Program Assistant
 

Abby is a singer, traveler, and peacebuilder originally from Topsfield, MA. Following a degree in Music in 2012, she toured for a year with the international singing group Up with People throughout the US, Mexico, and Europe. Abby is a career changer, and comes to CMCB with four years of experience working in business management […]

bowling@cmcb.org
Education: M.A. Candidate, School for International Training B.A. Skidmore College
Elizabeth Cai Assistant Registrar and Facilities Coordinator
 

Originally from Houston, Texas, Elizabeth is a classically trained violinist, teacher, and performer who looks forward to working in arts administration as a way of giving back to her community. She is a recent graduate of Longy School of Music with her M.M in Violin Performance, prior to which she was at Boston College studying […]

ecai@cmcb.org
Education: M.M. Longy School of Music B.A. Boston College, Lynch School of Education
Rebecca Connors Marketing and Communications Coordinator
 

Rebecca Connors is excited to bring her marketing and communications skills to CMCB and support the mission of equity in music education. In her creative career, she has been the vocalist for two rock bands and still remembers how to play the piano. Besides working at CMCB, she is also an MFA candidate at the Solstice […]

connors@cmcb.org
Education: MFA Candidate, Pine Manor College B.A. Boston University
Michael DePasquale Director of In-House Programs and Instrumental Division Head
 

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Michael enjoys a multi-faceted career as a cellist, vocalist, teacher, conductor, and administrator. He believes in music education and community engagement as a vehicle for social change. Since graduating with his Masters in Performance from McGill University in Montréal, Quebec, Michael has engaged in a career filled with performance, education, and community engagement. Most […]

mdepasquale@cmcb.org
Education: M.A. McGill University B.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University
Samantha Gambaccini Early Childhood Director, SummerARTS Director and Voice Division Chair
 

Samantha Gambaccini is a freelance director, singing actor and educator in the Boston area. Currently a teaching artist in private and group voice, general music and theatre performance, Ms. Gambaccini specializes in musical theatre audition preparation and musicianship training with emphasis on the transition from dialogue to song. She serves as music director for singing […]

gambaccini@cmcb.org
Education: M.M. University of Massachusetts, Amherst M.A. Emerson College B.M. Millikin University
Diego Hernandez Development Associate
 

Originally from Los Angeles, California, Diego has lived in various cities throughout the United States. After coming to Boston for work, he quickly fell in love with the vibrancy of the community. His affinity for the arts began at an early age, when he found music and painting as an avenue to express teenage angst. […]

hernandez@cmcb.org
Education: B.A. University of California
Stephanie Lamprea Executive Assistant
 

Stephanie graduated from Manhattan School of Music in 2013. A trained classical soprano, she is an active performer, recitalist and curator, specializing in 20th and 21st century repertoire. Stephanie has received performance prizes from the Puffin Foundation and the John Cage Orgel Stiftung in Halberstadt, Germany. She has collaborated with ensembles such as Ekmeles (NYC) and Verdant […]

lamprea@cmcb.org
Education: B.M. Manhattan School of Music
Miguel Landestoy Human Resources and Business Office Manager
 

Miguel holds a B.M. in Music Business From the University of Massachusetts Lowell and enjoys a multi faceted career as performer, teacher and administrator. He started studying classical piano at a young age and, through his studies, has branched out to Jazz and contemporary music while also dabbling as a conductor/music director. Miguel looks forward […]

landestoy@cmcb.org
Education: B.M. University of Massachusetts
David Mueller Accountant
 

David comes to CMCB with more than 25 years of professional experience and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. He has previously worked for John Hancock Financial Network/Manulife Financial and Allmerica Financial Corporation (now Hanover Insurance). David holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Wisconsin. He is based in Boston, has an office in Roxbury, […]

mueller@cmcb.org
Education B.S. Business Administration, University of Wisconsin
Tiniqua Patrick Registrar
 

Since graduating from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2014, Tiniqua has been using her degree in music to begin her career as a Jazz Vocalist and a member of Petrichor, a vocal ensemble made up of her closest friends.  She also works for 3050 Music Group as a member of the production team.  Tiniqua […]

patrick@cmcb.org
Education: B.A. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Christopher Perry, MT-BC Director of Music Therapy
 

Christopher Perry is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in music therapy.  Whether working with adults with developmental disabilities, children with special needs, Early Intervention, or children with autism, Christopher has a passion for connecting with others through music.  He has experience practicing music therapy with groups and individuals, in classrooms, […]

cperry@cmcb.org
Education: B.M. Berklee College of Music
Quentin Powell Community Engagement Manager
 

Singer, Scholar, and Social Activist Quentin B. Powell holds a M.M. in Voice Performance, a B.A. in Music Performance, a B.A. in English with a concentration in Speech & Hearing Sciences, and has done extensive graduate study in Education & Curriculum Design. Quentin has been an active Arts & Culture administrator for over a decade, […]

qpowell@cmcb.org
Education: M.M. Longy School of Music M.A.T. East Carolina University B.A. Elizabeth City State University
Jennifer Keller Rathbun Director of School Outreach
 

“Miss Jenn” has studied various forms of dance including ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, tap, Latin and theatre for over 25 years, receiving her primary instruction from Genevieve Severens. She is Assistant Director of the School Outreach & SummerARTS programs at Community Music Center of Boston and teaches dance and drama to more than 300 children […]

krathbun@cmcb.org
Education: B.A. University of Massachusetts
Zachary Sheets Institutional Giving Associate
 

Zach is a flutist, composer, and arts administrator originally from Vermont. He’s thrilled to move home to Boston after five years in New York, where he worked as Managing Director of the Talea Ensemble and as Executive Director of the [Switch~ Ensemble]. Zach currently serves as Principal Flute in the Cape Cod Symphony performs as […]

sheets@cmcb.org
Education: M.M. Eastman School of Music B.A. Harvard University
Hannah Sigel Programming Assistant
 

Hannah Sigel holds a BM from Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where she studied voice under the tutelage of Kevin Wilson. Having performed and taught privately for years, Hannah is delighted to share her passion for music with the community and inspire the next generation of musicians. Originally from Miami, FL, Hannah is passionate about the […]

sigel@cmcb.org
Education: B.M. Boston Conservatory at Berklee
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Early Childhood

Samantha Gambaccini Early Childhood Director, Little Notes, Voice
 

Samantha Gambaccini is a freelance director, singing actor and educator in the Boston area. Currently a teaching artist in private and group voice, general music and theatre performance, Ms. Gambaccini specializes in musical theatre audition preparation and musicianship training with emphasis on the transition from dialogue to song. She serves as music director for singing […]

Education: M.M. University of Massachusetts, Amherst M.A. Emerson College B.M. Millikin University
Amy Dombach Chair: Wind, Brass Department, School Outreach, Flute
Amy Domback with flute  

Flutist Amy Sue Dombach holds degrees in flute performance from Oberlin Conservatory (B.M.) and Boston University College of Fine Arts (M.M. and D.M.A), where she studied under the guidance of Michel Debost, Kathleen Chastain, Doriot Dwyer, Linda Toote, and Marya Martin.She has performed as a soloist, chamber and orchestral player, teacher, and clinician in Kentucky, […]

Education: D.M.A., Boston University, College of Fine Arts M.M., Boston University, College of Fine Arts B.M., Oberlin Conservatory
Anne Lemos Edgerton Piano
 

Anne Lemos Edgerton is a trained musician and dancer. She holds a MALS  in Composition from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and a Dalcroze Degree and Certificate from the Longy School of Music. She has been teaching dance for over 25 years and Dalcroze Eurhythmics for 15 years. In addition she is a choreographer who has […]

Education: B.A., Occidental College MALS, Wesleyan University Dalcroze Degree and Certificate, Longy School of Music
Daniel Reifsteck Early Childhood
 

Originally from Chicago, Dan is a percussionist, composer, and educator based in Boston, Massachusetts that specializes in new music. He was recently selected as one of thirty percussionists to participate in the TROMP International Percussion Competition in the Netherlands this past November. In June 2018, he had the honor of performing at the New Music […]

Education M.M. Boston Conservatory at Berklee B.M Lawrence University
Javier Rosario Guitar, Ukulele, Little Notes, Instrument Exploration
 

Virtuoso guitarist, composer and bandleader, Javier Rosario is the first ever Michel Camilo Scholarship winner. The scholarship was an initiative of the Dominican born, Grammy Award winning pianist. It has been the first scholarship of its kind in the history of the Dominican Republic, where Javier was born in Santo Domingo. In 2006, Javier attended […]

Education: M.M. Longy School of Music B.M. Berklee College of Music
Sébastien Vladimir Ridoré Violin/Viola
 

Sébastien Ridoré is a violist hailing from Stoneham, Massachusetts. He graduated from Gettysburg College’s Sunderman Conservatory with a focus in classical performance and jazz improvisation. In school, Sébastien performed with the Gettysburg College Symphony Orchestras and a jazz and hip-hop fusion band called Dispatch.

Education B.M Gettysburg College, Sunderman Conservatory
Hannah Sigel Music & Movement, Piano, Una Voce ensemble director
 

Hannah Sigel holds a BM from Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where she studied voice under the tutelage of Kevin Wilson. Having performed and taught privately for years, Hannah is delighted to share her passion for music with the community and inspire the next generation of musicians. Originally from Miami, FL, Hannah is passionate about the […]

Education: B.M. Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Emma Terrell School Outreach, Early Childhood, Percussion
 

Emma graduated from Rice University in 2016. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Roy and Hazel Zeff Memorial Fellowship, funding a year of independent study to research the small, but growing, number of women percussionists in 7 different countries to understand the changes in cultural and socio-economic trends that have allowed them to come together. […]

Education B.M. Rice University
Skuli Thorsteinsson Early Childhood
 

Skuli Thorsteinsson is a guitarist and teacher and graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in Performance and Jazz Composition. He performs and teaches regularly around the Boston area as a guitarist, and early childhood music classes including Little Notes and Music and Movement. He strongly believes in the power of music to […]

Education B.M. Berklee College of Music
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Guitar Faculty

Santiago Diaz Chair: Guitar Department
 

A native of Mexico, Santiago Diaz began playing guitar at the age of 13 at the National School of Music in Mexico City and made his first public recital two years later at the Sala Huehuecóyotl. Acclaimed for his lyrical and passionate performances, Mr. Diaz is one of the leading virtuoso guitarists of his generation […]

Education: B.M., M.M., Guitar Performance, New England Conservatory (Distinction in Performance)
Charles Gabriel Bass guitar, Double bass
 

In addition to a busy freelance career in settings ranging from jazz and blues to electronic and orchestral music, Mr. Gabriel leads his own ensembles performing original music throughout New England. His debut recording, Blueprints, was released by Creative Nation Music Productions (www.cnmpro.com) in February 2005. He is a former student of Donald Palma and […]

Education: M.M. Longy School of Music B.M. Berklee College of Music B.M. cum laude, Berklee College of Music
Brad Faucher Guitar
 

Brad Faucher is a musician, music teacher, short film producer, and live music producer living in Waltham, MA. Faucher has long been a first-call guitarist and vocalist on the Boston blues, jazz, and R&B scenes. You may have seen him playing guitar with Boston’s best including: Chicago Bob Nelson, Bird Taylor, Sweet Willie D, Nicole […]

Education B.S., Merrimack College
Michael Giordano Guitar
 

Active performer and composer in Jazz, Blues and Funk genres. In addition to playing and recording two CD’s with his own trio, Mr. Giordano also performs with the New Hampshire Jazz Orchestra, Maria DeMaio and The Fellas, and others. Private lessons focus on playing fundamentals, transcriptions and working with the students individual strengths and goals. […]

Education: B.M. Berklee College of Music
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Akili Jamal Haynes Chair: Percussion and Popular Music Department, Percussion
 

Multi-instrumentalist Akili Jamal Haynes has performed with Illinois Jacquet (Swing), Lester Bowie (Mixed genres), Wynton Marsalis (New Orleans), Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (Mixed genres), McCoy Tyner (Modern Bebop), the Mingus Big Band (Bebop), Nana Kimati Dinizulu (Ghana), Lenny Kravitz (Funk/Rock), Stephen Scott (Bebop), Lamine Toure & Group Saloum (Senegales Sabar/Mbalax), Sidi Muhammed Camara (Mali), Isaura […]

Matt Savage Piano, Jazz
 

Matt Savage, has had a fifteen-year professional career as a jazz musician, bandleader and composer with ensembles of different size. He’s played with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Chick Corea, the Ellington All Stars, Chaka Khan, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Watson, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Jason Moran, Arturo O’Farrill, John Pizzarelli, Joshua Redman, […]

Education: M.M. Manhattan School of Music B.M. Berklee College of Music
Fernando Brandão Flute
 

Flutist, composer, author and educator Fernando Brandão is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has performed extensively as a bandleader, sideman, chamber musician and as a soloist with many ensembles and prominent orchestras both in Brazil and the US. His new album,  Sem Tradução (Without Translation) features nine original songs with Marcella Camargo as the lead […]

Education: Diploma, Longy School of Music M.M. New England Conservatory B.M. University of Rio de Janeiro
Michael Giordano Guitar
 

Active performer and composer in Jazz, Blues and Funk genres. In addition to playing and recording two CD’s with his own trio, Mr. Giordano also performs with the New Hampshire Jazz Orchestra, Maria DeMaio and The Fellas, and others. Private lessons focus on playing fundamentals, transcriptions and working with the students individual strengths and goals. […]

Education: B.M. Berklee College of Music
Earl Grant-Lawrence Saxophone, Flute
 

Mr. Lawrence is both a composer and performer. He has written numerous works for flute and other mediums in the contemporary idiom. He has appeared as soloist with such jazz greats as Quincy Jones, Eubie Blake and the late Duke Ellington. He is also very involved in presenting avant garde jazz. He was presented with […]

Education: M.M. Boston Conservatory B.M. Fisk University
Charles Gabriel Bass guitar, Double bass
 

In addition to a busy freelance career in settings ranging from jazz and blues to electronic and orchestral music, Mr. Gabriel leads his own ensembles performing original music throughout New England. His debut recording, Blueprints, was released by Creative Nation Music Productions (www.cnmpro.com) in February 2005. He is a former student of Donald Palma and […]

Education: M.M. Longy School of Music B.M. Berklee College of Music B.M. cum laude, Berklee College of Music
Geoffrey Shamu Trumpet
 

Dr. Shamu has taught trumpet, presented master classes, and directed ensembles in the Boston Public Schools, at Boston University and its Tanglewood Institute, and at other universities and summer festivals across the country. He has taught classes in Brass Pedagogy and Methods at Boston University; Music History, Music Theory, and Intensive French at Harvard University. […]

shamu@cmcb.org
Education: D.M.A., M.M. Boston University Premier Prix de Trompette, Conservatoires de la Ville de Paris A.B. cum laude, Harvard College
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Music Theory

Aidan Ramsay
 

A naturally inquisitive and curious person from birth, Aidan has always been fascinated with sound. As a composer, he finds himself often categorized as a writer of experimental music, due to his fascination with texture and color as primary musical forces, but he has also been trained as a jazz and classical composer, and retains […]

Education: M.M., Boston University B.M., University of Oregon
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Music Therapy

Christopher Perry, MT-BC Director of Music Therapy
 

Christopher Perry is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in music therapy.  Whether working with adults with developmental disabilities, children with special needs, Early Intervention, or children with autism, Christopher has a passion for connecting with others through music.  He has experience practicing music therapy with groups and individuals, in classrooms, […]

Education: B.M. Music Therapy Berklee College of Music
Erin Haney Music Therapy Intern
 

Originally from San Diego, California, Erin has been singing and performing since childhood. She attended Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, where she studied Vocal Performance and Music Business. During this time, she performed throughout the Los Angeles area with several bands and groups, as both lead and background vocalist. After a twelve year career in […]

Education B.M., Music Therapy, Berklee College of Music
Miran Tikvicki Music Therapy Intern
 

Miran Tikvicki, from Subotica, Serbia, is a Music Therapy student at Berklee College of Music. Miran’s primary instrument is Tamburitza (traditional string instrument mainly played in Croatia and Serbia) which he started playing at the age of 7, and has a lot of experience in writing and arranging for Tamburitza orchestra. Miran also plays guitar, […]

Education Berklee College of Music
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Performance Ensembles

Thomas Kociela Chamber Orchestra Conductor
 

Thomas Kociela is currently Music Director of the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra and the Parkway Concert Orchestra (Norwood, MA). As a performer, Thomas spent seven years as a substitute musician with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on trombone, euphonium, and bass trumpet — performing under conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Pierre Boulez, Riccardo Muti, Michael Tilson Thomas, […]

Education M.M. New England Conservatory B.M. Chicago College of Performing Arts
Neil Godwin Wind Ensemble Director, French Horn
 

Neil Godwin is a native of West Monroe, LA, where he began his horn studies with Dr. Gary Greene at Northeast Louisiana University. Neil holds degrees in horn performance and conducting from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he was a student of Dennis Behm in horn and Drs. Timothy Koch and Jay Dean in […]

Education: M.M., Boston University M.M., B.M. University of Southern Mississippi
Stephanie Chen Chamber Orchestra Co-Assistant Director
 

Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Stephanie holds a B.M. degree in cello performance from the Eastman School of Music and is currently pursuing her M.M. degree at the New England Conservatory. She is an avid chamber performer in the Boston area, performing regularly with non-profit organization, Fermata. While performing holds a special place in her heart, […]

Education: M.M. candidate, New England Conservatory B.M. Eastman School of Music
Lucas Coura Youth Chorus Director, Voice
 

Hailing from Tampa, Florida, Brazilian-American countertenor Lucas Coura is quickly establishing himself as a consummate singer-actor in the Boston area. In April of 2017 after nearly a decade of study as a tenor, Mr. Coura made his debut as an alto soloist in Bach’s St. John Passion with Simon Carrington conducting. In November 2017, he […]

Education B.A., Stetson University
Karl Orvik Assistant String Department Chair, Intermediate String Ensemble Conductor, Violin, Viola
 

Karl Ørvik, violin and viola, has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Norway and South Korea. He has been a concerto soloist with the Bangor, Racine and Green Bay Civic symphonies, and has extensive experience as a concertmaster and section player with numerous other orchestras […]

Education: D.M.A. Boston University
Hannah Sigel Music & Movement, Piano, Una Voce ensemble director
 

Hannah Sigel holds a BM from Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where she studied voice under the tutelage of Kevin Wilson. Having performed and taught privately for years, Hannah is delighted to share her passion for music with the community and inspire the next generation of musicians. Originally from Miami, FL, Hannah is passionate about the […]

Education: B.M. Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Janet Underhill Chamber Orchestra Co-Assistant Director, Bassoon
 

Ms. Underhill teaches at the South Shore Music Center and Boston College as well as serving as Manager for the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (GBYSO) and Director of Instrumental Music at St. Mark’s School. She has performed with the Moody Blues, Placido Domingo, Tony Bennett and the Panamanian Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared as […]

Education: B.M. University of Victoria
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Piano Faculty

Emma Luyendijk Piano
 

Emma Luyendijk is originally from Cape Town South Africa, where she completed her undergraduate studies in Music, Psychology and Sociology. Emma is passionate about the social impact of music on communities and has written an award-winning research paper “Music and Conflict: Manipulating Evoked Responses”. Emma is the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Boston Artsong Society […]

Education M.M. Collaborative Piano Boston University B.A. Hons The University of Cape Town
Anne Marie Caldoza Piano
 

Anne Marie “Macky” Caldoza is a Filipino pianist and educator. She began her piano studies at the age of 12 and aside from teaching, is currently pursuing a license as a Body Mapping Educator. She received her MM and GPD from the Longy School of Music as a student of Wayman Chin. She has also […]

Education M.M., G.P.D. Longy School of Music of Bard College B.M. University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music, Philippines
Paulius Pancekauskas Piano
 

Paulius Pancekauskas is an Artist Diploma candidate in Piano Performance at Longy School of Music of Bard College, where he studies under Spencer Myer. He holds a M.M. from Longy and a B.M. from Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy. His previous instructors include Shai Wosner, Aidas Puodžiukas, Diana Berulytė, and Daumantas Kirilauskas.  Paulius has achieved […]

Education A.D Longy School of Music of Bard College ( Present) M.M Longy School of Music of Bard College B.A Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy
Matt Savage Piano, Jazz
 

Matt Savage, has had a fifteen-year professional career as a jazz musician, bandleader and composer with ensembles of different size. He’s played with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Chick Corea, the Ellington All Stars, Chaka Khan, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Watson, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Jason Moran, Arturo O’Farrill, John Pizzarelli, Joshua Redman, […]

Education: M.M. Manhattan School of Music B.M. Berklee College of Music
Manuel García-Baró Piano
 

Born in 1983, in Madrid (Spain), Manuel García-Baró is a composer and pianist that lives in Boston since 2010. He began his music studies at age 8 in his hometown, at the Escuela de Musica Creativa. From the very first moment, he combined his piano lessons with a total passion and dedication to composition. Always […]

Education: B.M., Berklee College of Music
Alexander Morollo Piano
 

An award-winning teacher and pianist, Alexander Morollo has been seen in performances in the United States and Canada. He has performed at piano festivals, masterclasses, and competitions, both as a solo recitalist and chamber musician.   He began his training at the age of six under pianist and composer Dianne Rahbee. Other piano teachers include Phyllis […]

Education: M.M., Longy School of Music of Bard College B.M. Emerson College Performance Diploma, Longy School of Music
Nickolai Sheikov Chair: Piano department; Piano, Harpsichord
 

Boston based harpsichordist Nickolai Sheikov began his first music lessons on the piano at the age of nine in his native country of Bulgaria. Later, he received professional music training at the L. Pipkov National School of Music in Sofia in piano performance, graduating cum laude in 1999. In 2000, after being awarded a full scholarship at Boston’s New […]

Education: M.M., B.M, New England Conservatory of Music Piano Diploma, L. Pipkov National Music School, Bulgaria
Stephen Yenger Piano
 

In addition to performances across the United States and Europe, Mr. Yenger taught at Louisiana State University and a Magnet High School for the Performing and Academic Arts. Frequently requested as an adjudicator and lecturer on music and the humanities, he has served as a faculty member for summer music festivals including the prestigious music […]

yenger@cmcb.org x22
Education: M.M. Boston University B.M. Wittenberg University
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School Outreach

Jennifer Keller Rathbun Director of School Outreach
 

“Miss Jenn” has studied various forms of dance including ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, tap, Latin and theatre for over 25 years, receiving her primary instruction from Genevieve Severens. She is Assistant Director of the School Outreach & SummerARTS programs at Community Music Center of Boston and teaches dance and drama to more than 300 children […]

Education: B.A., University of Massachusetts
Christopher Perry, MT-BC Director of Music Therapy
 

Christopher Perry is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in music therapy.  Whether working with adults with developmental disabilities, children with special needs, Early Intervention, or children with autism, Christopher has a passion for connecting with others through music.  He has experience practicing music therapy with groups and individuals, in classrooms, […]

Education: B.M. Music Therapy Berklee College of Music
Abigail Bowling School Outreach
 

Abby is a singer, traveler, and peacebuilder originally from Topsfield, MA. Following a degree in Music in 2012, she toured for a year with the international singing group Up with People throughout the US, Mexico, and Europe. Abby is a career changer, and comes to CMCB with four years of experience working in business management […]

Education: M.A. Candidate, School for International Training B.A. Skidmore College
Kevin Dacey School Outreach
 

Kevin Dacey is a percussionist, performer and instructor based out of Boston. He graduated Magne Cum Laude from the University Of Massachusetts in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Percussion Performance. There he studied the performance art of drum set and orchestral percussion with Fred Buda and Jeff Fischer. He was also granted the opportunity […]

Education: B.M. University of Massachusetts
Anthony Douglass School Outreach
 

Anthony Douglass is an elementary school music teacher at The Community Music Center of Boston.  He received his Masters of Music Education from The Boston Conservatory.  He also holds a Masters of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts in African Drumming and Dance, as well as a B. M. from Berklee College of […]

Education: M.M. California Institute of the Arts B.F.A. Berklee College of Music
Linda Emmanuel School Outreach
 
Samantha Gambaccini Early Childhood Director, Little Notes, Voice
 

Samantha Gambaccini is a freelance director, singing actor and educator in the Boston area. Currently a teaching artist in private and group voice, general music and theatre performance, Ms. Gambaccini specializes in musical theatre audition preparation and musicianship training with emphasis on the transition from dialogue to song. She serves as music director for singing […]

Education: M.M. University of Massachusetts, Amherst M.A. Emerson College B.M. Millikin University
Ann Miklich String Dept. Chair / Violin, Viola
 

Ms. Miklich is a freelance violinist in the Boston area and performs with Boston Classical Orchestra, New England String Ensemble, Emmanuel Music and the New Hampshire Symphony. She has also performed with the Portland Symphony, Dinosaur Annex, Monadnock Music, Alea III, Bard Music Festival and the New Hampshire Music Festival. In addition to being the […]

Education: M.M. New England Conservatory B.M. Ithaca College
Karl Orvik Assistant String Department Chair, Intermediate String Ensemble Conductor, Violin, Viola
 

Karl Ørvik, violin and viola, has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Norway and South Korea. He has been a concerto soloist with the Bangor, Racine and Green Bay Civic symphonies, and has extensive experience as a concertmaster and section player with numerous other orchestras […]

Education: D.M.A. Boston University
Carla Restivo School Outreach, Saxophone
 

Carla is a professional freelance Saxophone Player (Alto and Soprano), Composer, Arranger and Music Educator. She started studying classical saxophone when she was 17 years old and at the age of 23, she obtained a Diploma on Classical Saxophone at the Conservatory of Music of Palermo “Vincenzo Bellini”. She obtained also a bachelor degree in Philosophy […]

Education BA in Philosophy, Universitá degli Studi di Palermo MA in Saxohpone, Conservatory of Music of Palermo MM in Music Education, Berklee
Vanessa Schukis School Outreach
 

Ms. Schukis has had a multi-faceted career as a character mezzo, actress, stage director, choreographer, vocal coach, educator and administrator. She has sung a wide variety of operatic, oratorio and broadway repertoire to great critical acclaim and has performed roles with the Boston National Company of Nunsense starring Pat Carroll and Alice Ghostley, Boston Lyric […]

Education: B.A., Morovian College
Lucy Sollogub Dulcimer, Recorder
 

A multi-instrumentalist and singer, Ms. Sollogub performs on and teaches Appalachian dulcimer, recorders, tinwhistle and guitar. She has studied conducting at the University of Massachusetts/Lowell and also with conductor Joshua Jacobson and has completed two levels of Dalcroze Eurythmics at Longy School of Music. Ms. Sollogub has published two books: “Shiron L’Shalom,” a source book […]

sollogub@cmcb.org
Education: B.M. University of Massachusetts
Emma Terrell School Outreach, Early Childhood, Percussion
 

Emma graduated from Rice University in 2016. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Roy and Hazel Zeff Memorial Fellowship, funding a year of independent study to research the small, but growing, number of women percussionists in 7 different countries to understand the changes in cultural and socio-economic trends that have allowed them to come together. […]

Education B.M. Rice University
Mcebisi Xotyeni School Outreach
 

Mcebisi Xotyeni, of Cape Town, South Africa, is a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer. He began dancing with the outreach program Dance For All, where he trained extensively in ballet, African, contemporary, and hip hop. He was awarded a full scholarship with Dance For All, and eventually began working for the professional dance company iKapa Dance […]

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STRINGS Faculty

Ann Miklich String Dept. Chair / Violin, Viola
 

Ms. Miklich is a freelance violinist in the Boston area and performs with Boston Classical Orchestra, New England String Ensemble, Emmanuel Music and the New Hampshire Symphony. She has also performed with the Portland Symphony, Dinosaur Annex, Monadnock Music, Alea III, Bard Music Festival and the New Hampshire Music Festival. In addition to being the […]

Education: M.M. New England Conservatory B.M. Ithaca College
Stephanie Chen Chamber Orchestra Co-Assistant Director
 

Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Stephanie holds a B.M. degree in cello performance from the Eastman School of Music and is currently pursuing her M.M. degree at the New England Conservatory. She is an avid chamber performer in the Boston area, performing regularly with non-profit organization, Fermata. While performing holds a special place in her heart, […]

Education: M.M. candidate, New England Conservatory B.M. Eastman School of Music
Dr. Stephen Marotto, D.M.A Cello
 

A native of Norwalk, Connecticut, Stephen has received a Bachelors degree with honors from the University of Connecticut, a Masters degree from Boston University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at BU under the direction of Michael Reynolds. Stephen’s formative teachers include Kangho Lee, Marc Johnson, and Rhonda Rider. As a passionate advocate of […]

Education: D.M.A Boston University M.M.Boston University B.A. University of Connecticut
Karl Orvik Assistant String Department Chair, Intermediate String Ensemble Conductor, Violin, Viola
 

Karl Ørvik, violin and viola, has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Norway and South Korea. He has been a concerto soloist with the Bangor, Racine and Green Bay Civic symphonies, and has extensive experience as a concertmaster and section player with numerous other orchestras […]

Education: D.M.A. Boston University
Timothy Paek Cello
 

Cellist Timothy Paek is an enthusiastic chamber musician and dedicated teacher. Recent highlights of Timothy’s career include an appearance at the Brookline Library Music Association as founding cellist of the Meadowlark Piano Trio, and numerous concerts with Symphony NOVA. He has also performed as a guest on numerous faculty recitals at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Timothy completed degrees […]

Carnegie Mellon University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the University of Nebraska
Sébastien Vladimir Ridoré Violin/Viola
 

Sébastien Ridoré is a violist hailing from Stoneham, Massachusetts. He graduated from Gettysburg College’s Sunderman Conservatory with a focus in classical performance and jazz improvisation. In school, Sébastien performed with the Gettysburg College Symphony Orchestras and a jazz and hip-hop fusion band called Dispatch.

Education B.M Gettysburg College, Sunderman Conservatory
Lisa Sailer Viola, Violin
 

Lisa Sailer is a violist and certified Alexander Technique teacher originally from Washington, D.C.  She holds a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from SUNY Purchase and a Master of Music in viola performance from The Boston Conservatory.  Because of her Alexander Technique training, Lisa’s music teaching emphasizes healthy playing, body awareness, and injury prevention. […]

Education: M.M. The Boston Conservatory B.M. SUNY Purchase
Charles Gabriel Bass guitar, Double bass
 

In addition to a busy freelance career in settings ranging from jazz and blues to electronic and orchestral music, Mr. Gabriel leads his own ensembles performing original music throughout New England. His debut recording, Blueprints, was released by Creative Nation Music Productions (www.cnmpro.com) in February 2005. He is a former student of Donald Palma and […]

Education: M.M. Longy School of Music B.M. Berklee College of Music B.M. cum laude, Berklee College of Music
Lucy Sollogub Dulcimer, Recorder
 

A multi-instrumentalist and singer, Ms. Sollogub performs on and teaches Appalachian dulcimer, recorders, tinwhistle and guitar. She has studied conducting at the University of Massachusetts/Lowell and also with conductor Joshua Jacobson and has completed two levels of Dalcroze Eurythmics at Longy School of Music. Ms. Sollogub has published two books: “Shiron L’Shalom,” a source book […]

sollogub@cmcb.org
Education: B.M. University of Massachusetts
Kevin McLean Sullivan Bass
 

Kevin Sullivan is a freelance bassist and composer with degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music. His primary interests in performance lie in 20th and 21st century music and presenting the double bass as a potent voice in solo and chamber settings. As an instructor, he places as heavy an emphasis on […]

Education: M.M. Eastman School of Music B.M. Oberlin Conservatory
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Voice

Samantha Gambaccini Early Childhood Director, Little Notes, Voice
 

Samantha Gambaccini is a freelance director, singing actor and educator in the Boston area. Currently a teaching artist in private and group voice, general music and theatre performance, Ms. Gambaccini specializes in musical theatre audition preparation and musicianship training with emphasis on the transition from dialogue to song. She serves as music director for singing […]

Education: M.M. University of Massachusetts, Amherst M.A. Emerson College B.M. Millikin University
Lucas Coura Youth Chorus Director, Voice
 

Hailing from Tampa, Florida, Brazilian-American countertenor Lucas Coura is quickly establishing himself as a consummate singer-actor in the Boston area. In April of 2017 after nearly a decade of study as a tenor, Mr. Coura made his debut as an alto soloist in Bach’s St. John Passion with Simon Carrington conducting. In November 2017, he […]

Education B.A., Stetson University
Hannah Sigel Music & Movement, Piano, Una Voce ensemble director
 

Hannah Sigel holds a BM from Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where she studied voice under the tutelage of Kevin Wilson. Having performed and taught privately for years, Hannah is delighted to share her passion for music with the community and inspire the next generation of musicians. Originally from Miami, FL, Hannah is passionate about the […]

Education: B.M. Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Katie O’Reilly Voice Teacher
 

A Connecticut native, Katie O’Reilly is a Boston-based singer, music director, pianist, and educator. An active performer in the Boston opera scene, her recent roles include the Sandman (Hansel and Gretel, MetroWest Opera,) Rose (Lakmé, Lowell House Opera), and Josephine (HMS Pinafore, MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players.) She works as a music director and vocal […]

Education: M.M. Boston Conservatory B.M. Oberlin Conservatory
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Winds, Brass & Percussion Faculty

Amy Dombach Chair: Wind, Brass Department, School Outreach, Flute
Amy Domback with flute  

Flutist Amy Sue Dombach holds degrees in flute performance from Oberlin Conservatory (B.M.) and Boston University College of Fine Arts (M.M. and D.M.A), where she studied under the guidance of Michel Debost, Kathleen Chastain, Doriot Dwyer, Linda Toote, and Marya Martin.She has performed as a soloist, chamber and orchestral player, teacher, and clinician in Kentucky, […]

Education: D.M.A., Boston University, College of Fine Arts M.M., Boston University, College of Fine Arts B.M., Oberlin Conservatory
Anna Bradford Oboe
 

Anna Bradford is a performer and educator in the Boston area, and is also a doctoral candidate at Boston University.  She currently holds positions as the oboe fellow of Symphony Nova and as principal oboe of the Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra. As a freelancer, Anna also performs with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of […]

Education: D.M.A. Boston University M.M. Indiana University Jacobs School of Music B.M. Western Michigan University
Fernando Brandao Flute
 

Flutist, composer, author and educator Fernando Brandão is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has performed extensively as a bandleader, sideman, chamber musician and as a soloist with many ensembles and prominent orchestras both in Brazil and the US. His new album,  Sem Tradução (Without Translation) features nine original songs with Marcella Camargo as the lead […]

Education: Diploma, Longy School of Music M.M. New England Conservatory B.M. University of Rio de Janeiro
Neil Godwin Wind Ensemble Director, French Horn
 

Neil Godwin is a native of West Monroe, LA, where he began his horn studies with Dr. Gary Greene at Northeast Louisiana University. Neil holds degrees in horn performance and conducting from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he was a student of Dennis Behm in horn and Drs. Timothy Koch and Jay Dean in […]

Education: M.M., Boston University M.M., B.M. University of Southern Mississippi
Earl Grant-Lawrence Saxophone, Flute
 

Earl Grant-Lawrence is a Wind Instructor at the Community Music Center of Boston. He holds a B.M. Degree in Applied Flute from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee and a Masters of Music Degree in Music Composition from the Boston Conservatory of Music. During the early 70’s at Fisk University, he was a soloist with the […]

Education: M.M. Boston Conservatory B.M. Fisk University
Akili Jamal Haynes Chair: Percussion and Popular Music Department, Percussion
 

Multi-instrumentalist Akili Jamal Haynes has performed with Illinois Jacquet (Swing), Lester Bowie (Mixed genres), Wynton Marsalis (New Orleans), Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (Mixed genres), McCoy Tyner (Modern Bebop), the Mingus Big Band (Bebop), Nana Kimati Dinizulu (Ghana), Lenny Kravitz (Funk/Rock), Stephen Scott (Bebop), Lamine Toure & Group Saloum (Senegales Sabar/Mbalax), Sidi Muhammed Camara (Mali), Isaura […]

George Henry Jones Trombone/Euphonium
 

George is a versatile teacher and performer. A recent graduate with a Masters of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory, he has experience teaching and playing across the country. He has been involved in his communities wherever he has landed. He has taught at several high schools in San Francisco by directing ensembles and giving […]

Education M.M. San Francisco Conservatory B.M. Oberlin Conservatory
Karen Luttik Clarinet
 

In the 4th grade, Karen fell in love with the chocolatey sound of the clarinet! She has served as Solo Clarinet for the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for years and currently performs as clarinetist with the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra and Vermont Virtuosi. Karen’s musical studies took her to Manhattan School of Music, New York, the […]

Education D.M.A. (Doctor of Musical Arts) Boston University M.M. Longy School of Music of Bard College B.M. Manhattan School of Music
Katherine Matasy Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Accordion
 

One of the area’s most versatile musicians, Ms. Matasy has been described in The Boston Globe as “a musician of depth and refinement,” and her solo performances have been praised as “a rare feat,” “riveting,” “ravishing” and brilliant.” She has performed (as clarinetist, bass clarinetist and/or accordionist) with most of the region’s major musical organizations, […]

Education: M.M. New England Conservatory B.M. New England Conservatory
Geoffrey Shamu Trumpet
 

Dr. Shamu has taught trumpet, presented master classes, and directed ensembles in the Boston Public Schools, at Boston University and its Tanglewood Institute, and at other universities and summer festivals across the country. He has taught classes in Brass Pedagogy and Methods at Boston University; Music History, Music Theory, and Intensive French at Harvard University. […]

shamu@cmcb.org
Education: D.M.A., M.M. Boston University Premier Prix de Trompette, Conservatoires de la Ville de Paris A.B. cum laude, Harvard College
Lucy Sollogub Dulcimer, Recorder
 

A multi-instrumentalist and singer, Ms. Sollogub performs on and teaches Appalachian dulcimer, recorders, tinwhistle and guitar. She has studied conducting at the University of Massachusetts/Lowell and also with conductor Joshua Jacobson and has completed two levels of Dalcroze Eurythmics at Longy School of Music. Ms. Sollogub has published two books: “Shiron L’Shalom,” a source book […]

sollogub@cmcb.org
Education: B.M. University of Massachusetts
Emma Terrell School Outreach, Early Childhood, Percussion
 

Emma graduated from Rice University in 2016. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Roy and Hazel Zeff Memorial Fellowship, funding a year of independent study to research the small, but growing, number of women percussionists in 7 different countries to understand the changes in cultural and socio-economic trends that have allowed them to come together. […]

Education B.M. Rice University
Janet Underhill Chamber Orchestra Co-Assistant Director, Bassoon
 

Ms. Underhill teaches at the South Shore Music Center and Boston College as well as serving as Manager for the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (GBYSO) and Director of Instrumental Music at St. Mark’s School. She has performed with the Moody Blues, Placido Domingo, Tony Bennett and the Panamanian Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared as […]

Education: B.M. University of Victoria
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