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Our Faculty

Our faculty inspire the next generation of music professionals and educators.

The faculty of Adelphi’s music department have an international reputation for creative works and critical study, as evidenced by the awards granted and fellowships earned by department members. Click on faculty names for more information about each professor’s experience and contact information.


Sidney Boquiren
Department Chair
Performing Arts Center, Room 209
p – 516.877.6767
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Rosanne Clemen 
Administrative Assistant
Performing Arts Center, Room 207
p – 516.877.4290
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Jacquelyn Stearns
Program and Recruitment Coordinator
Performing Arts Center, Room 208
p – 516.237.8649
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Paul Moravec
University Professor


Associate Professors

Sidney Boquiren
Department Chair

 Christopher Lyndon-Gee

 Georgia Newlin

Visiting Professors

Heather Waters
visiting Assistant Professor


Ensemble Directors

Jad Bernardo
Best of Broadway

Karen Faust Baer
Choral Ensemble

Darla Diltz
Opera Theatre

Scott Dunn
Concert Band

Christopher Lyndon-Gee
Chamber Music Ensemble (Fall); Symphony Orchestra

Georgia Newlin
Vocal Ensemble

James Oshinsky
Improvisation Ensemble

David Racanelli
World Music Ensemble

Nicholas Reeves
Chamber Music Ensemble (Spring)

Erin Quill
Best Of Broadway

Matthew Sisia
Concert Band

Dennis Sullivan
Percussion Ensemble

Linda Wetherill
Flute Ensemble

William Zito
Classical Guitar Ensemble

Priscilla Owens
Jazz Ensemble

Senior Adjunct Faculty

Piano and Keyboard Skills

Adrienne Borbely
Basic Keyboard Skills, Advanced Keyboard Skills, Keyboard Proficiency


Adjunct Faculty

Music Education

Karen Faust Baer
Music Education Methods: Secondary

David Bhasin
Methods Ensemble and Group Instruction: String Lab

Adam Krauthamer
Group Instruction: Brass Lab

Kelley Nassief
Vocal Pedagogy

Peter Frutkoff
Methods Ensemble; Group Instruction: Woodwinds Lab

Donald Larsen
Group Instruction: Percussion Lab

Kelley Nassief
Vocal Techniques for Music Educators

Music History

Jalylah Burrell
From Turntable to Tupac: The American Hip-Hop Phenomenon

Steven Lampert
History of Jazz

Kelley Nassief
Art Song Literature

David Racanelli
World Music History

Suzanne Zak
Rock N’ Roll: A Social History (online); Music, Culture and the US Tradition (online)

Music Theory and Aural Skills

Christopher Kovarik
Technology for Music Educators; Music Technology

Karen Faust Baer
Choral Conducting

Andrea Christie
Basic Keyboard Skills

Bonnie McAlvin
Fundamentals of Music

Dale Johanson
Instrumental Conducting

Nicholas Reeves
Aural Skills and Musicianship; Conducting and Orchestration

Kristin Samadi
Basic Keyboard Skills


Adam Krauthamer

Rodger Lee

Johannes Pfannkuch

Guitar and Harp

Charles Leech
Bass Guitar

Stephen Salerno
Jazz Guitar

Brandee Younger

William Zito
Guitar and Lute


Dennis Sullivan


Adrienne Borbely

Elaine Comparone


Anne-Marie Bedney

Salley Koo

Len Sluetsky
Double Bass

Deborah Sepe


James F. Cunningham

Darla Diltz

Jonathan Goodman

Kelley Nassief

Gayle Olsen


Donna Muncil

Barami Waspe

Linda Wetherill

Paul Won Jin Cho


Jad Bernardo

Violetta Zabbi


For further information, please contact:

Department of Music
p – 516.877.4290

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