Music

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.

Administration

Sidney M. Boquiren
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Performing Arts Center, Room 208
p – 516.877.6767
e – boquiren@adelphi.edu

Susan DelGiorno
Program and Recruitment Coordinator
Performing Arts Center, Room 207
p – 516.877.4074
e – sdelgiorno@adelphi.edu

Rosanne Clemen 
Administrative Assistant
Performing Arts Center, Room 207
p – 516.877.4776
e – clemen@adelphi.edu

Professors

Paul Moravec

Associate Professors

Sidney Boquiren

Christopher Lyndon-Gee

Visiting Professors

Erin Heisel
Visiting Assistant Professor

Assistant Professors

Heather Waters
Music Education Coordinator

Ensemble Directors

Karen Faust Baer
Chorale; Vocal Ensemble

Darla Diltz
Opera Theatre

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

James Oshinsky
Improvisation Ensemble

David Racanelli
World Music Ensemble

Stefano Miceli
Orchestra Director

Erin Heisel
Chamber Music Ensemble (Spring)

Dennis Sullivan
Concert Band; Percussion Ensemble

Linda Wetherill
Flute Ensemble

Dennis Keene
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

Susan Weber
String Lab

Paul Tuthill
Brass Lab

Kelley Nassief
Vocal Pedagogy; Vocal Techniques for Music Educators 

Peter Frutkoff
Woodwinds Lab

Donald Larsen
Percussion Lab

Kelley Nassief
Vocal Techniques for Music Educators

Music History

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)

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

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

Nicholas Reeves
Aural Skills and Musicianship; Conducting and Orchestration

Kristin Samadi
Basic Keyboard Skills

Brass

Rodger Lee
Trumpet

Johannes Pfannkuch
Trombone

Guitar and Harp

Brandee Younger
Harp

William Zito
Guitar and Lute

Daniel Keene
Guitar

Percussion

Dennis Sullivan

Piano

Adrienne Borbely
Piano

Elaine Comparone
Harpsichord

Strings

Anne-Marie Bedney
Viola

Salley Koo
Violin

Len Sluetsky
Double Bass

Deborah Sepe
Cello 

Voice

James F. Cunningham

Darla Diltz

Jonathan Goodman

Kelley Nassief

Gayle Olsen

Woodwinds

Donna Muncil
Bassoon

Barami Waspe
Saxophone

Linda Wetherill
Flute

Paul Won Jin Cho
Clarinet

Coaches

Christine Reimer

Mory Ortman

Violetta Zabbi

 

For further information, please contact:

Department of Music
Performing Arts Center Room 207
p – 516.877.4290

 
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