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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 M. Boquiren
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Performing Arts Center, Room 208
p – 516.877.6767
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Susan DelGiorno
Program and Recruitment Coordinator
Performing Arts Center, Room 210
p – 516.877.4074
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Rosanne Clemen 
Administrative Assistant
Performing Arts Center, Room 207
p – 516.877.4290
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Paul Moravec

Associate Professors

Sidney Boquiren

Christopher Lyndon-Gee

Assistant Professors

Heather Waters
Music Education Coordinator

Visiting Professors

Erin Heisel
Visiting Assistant Professor

Ensemble Directors

Steven Altinel
Best of Broadway, Music Director

Karen Faust Baer
Chorale; Vocal Ensemble

Nathan Brewer
Best of Broadway, Director

Darla Diltz
Opera Theatre

Erin Heisel
Chamber Music Ensemble

Daniel Keene
Classical Guitar Ensemble

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

Stefano Miceli
Symphony Orchestra

James Oshinsky
Improvisation Ensemble

Priscilla Owens
Jazz Ensemble

David Racanelli
World Music Ensemble

Dennis Sullivan
Concert Band; Percussion Ensemble

Linda Wetherill
Flute 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

Peter Frutkoff
Woodwinds Lab

Donald Larsen
Percussion Lab

Kelley Nassief
Vocal Pedagogy; Vocal Techniques for Music Educators; Vocal Techniques for Music Educators

Paul Tuthill
Brass Lab

Susan Weber
String Lab

Music History

Yvan Garcia
From Turntables to Tupac: The American Hip Hop Phenomenon

Steven Lampert
History of Jazz

David Racanelli
World Music History; Music, Migrants and New York

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

Music Theory and Aural Skills

Taylor Ackley
Aural Skills and Musicianship

Karen Faust Baer
Choral Conducting

Anna Betka
Basic Keyboard Skills

Andrea Christie
Basic Keyboard Skills

Daniel Keene
Basic Guitar

Christopher Kovarik
Technology for Music Educators; Music Technology

Andrea Violet Lodge
Basic Keyboard Skills

Bonnie McAlvin
Fundamentals of Music

Nicholas Reeves
Aural Skills and Musicianship; Conducting and Orchestration

Kristin Samadi
Basic Keyboard Skills

Jay Sorce
Basic Guitar


Wilden Dannenberg
French horn

Rodger Lee

Johannes Pfannkuch

Guitar and Harp

Daniel Keene

Jay Sorce

Brandee Younger

William Zito
Guitar and Lute


Dennis Sullivan


Adrienne Borbely

Elaine Comparone


Anne-Marie Bedney

Salley Koo

Deborah Sepe

Len Sluetsky
Double Bass


James F. Cunningham

Darla Diltz

Jonathan Goodman

Kelley Nassief

Gayle Olsen


Boris Baev

Paul Won Jin Cho

Donna Muncil

Barami Waspe

Linda Wetherill


Mory Ortman

Christine Reimer

Violetta Zabbi


For further information, please contact:

Department of Music
Performing Arts Center Room 207
p – 516.877.4290

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