(Lower Camp Piano Specialist)
Faculty Member. Master of Music in Piano Performance, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, NJ; Master of Social Work, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in piano, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Studies with Ena Bronstein Barton, German Diez, Harvey Wedeen, Jose Ramos–Santana, Jonathan Bass, Betty Stoloff and with her mother, Phyllis Alpert Lehrer; Piano Faculty, Westminster Conservatory Honors Music Program; Director, Westminster Conservatory Piano Camp. Independent piano studio, Princeton NJ; Member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Arts Advocacy Chairperson, New Jersey Music Teachers Association (NJMTA); Coordinator for NJMTA’s annual Children Helping Children Performathon. 8th summer at E/C.
Faculty Member. DMA candidate in Piano Performance at the University of Cincinnati (CCM). Performs locally and internationally. She has appeared in various venues in Canada, Korea, Chile, France, Holland, and Spain. Also, she frequently presents at national and state conferences advocating for underrepresented composers and various pedagogical approaches. Helena was trained at the Yewon Art School, at the Saint-Petersburg pre-conservatory in Russia, and received piano performance degrees at the Université de Montréal (AD), McGill University (MMUS), and the University of British Columbia(BSc and BMUS). Helena’s primary teachers are Ran Dank, Kyoko Hashimoto, Mark Anderson, and Eugene Skovorodnikov. Currently, she is working at the University of Akron as the Coordinator of Collaborative Piano. 1st summer at E/C.
Faculty Member. Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; Master of Music in Accompanying, and Bachelor of Music in Keyboard Performance, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID; studies with Rita Sloan, Jay Mauchley, Jan Rowen Music, performances with St. Rose Camerata (Albany, NY), Aspen Philharmonic (Aspen, CO), Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (Aspen, CO), ECU Loessin Playhouse (Greenville, NC), Interlochen Summer Dance Ensemble (Interlochen, MI), Idaho Repertory Theatre (Moscow, ID); Collaborative Pianist and Vocal Coach, The College of St. Rose (Albany, NY), East Carolina University (Greenville, NC); 2nd summer at E/C.
Faculty Member. Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in Piano Performance, Cognate in Piano Pedagogy, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX; Master of Music in Piano Performance with Distinction, DePaul University, Chicago, IL; Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; studies with Tamas Ungar, George Vatchnadze, Deborah Moriarty, performances at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall), Orford Music Academy, Internationale Sommerakademie Ettal (Ettal, Germany), Centro Studi Carlo Della Giacoma (Todi, Italy), Brevard Music Festival (Brevard, North Carolina), Encore Chamber Music Festival (Cleveland, Ohio), performances with DePaul Symphony Orchestra (Chicago, Illinois), DePaul Wind Ensemble (Chicago, Illinois), Piano Faculty, DePaul University-Community Music Division, Chicago, IL, Graduate Assistant in Piano, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX; 2nd summer at E/C.