Music camp and Theater Faculty

2022 Faculty & Staff 

After a successful 2021 season, we have already begun hiring for 2022. Below is a current and updated list of 2022 faculty. We will continue to add profiles as more great musicians join our team!

Musical Faculty and staff

Suzanne Lehrer
(Lower Camp Piano Specialist)

Faculty Member. Master of Social Work, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; Master of Music in Piano Performance, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, 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.

Helena Kim
(Piano)

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.

JOSIAH STOCKER
(CLASSICAL PIANO)

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.

NORA MELLO
(CLASSICAL PIANO)

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.

AMY MILLER
(CELLO)

Faculty Member. Doctor of Musical Arts candidate, University of Miami (Henry Mancini Fellow and teaching assistant for the Donna Shalala Musicreach program); Master of Music, University of Texas, El Paso; Bachelor of Music, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; studies with Igor Zubkovsky, Loran Stephenson (as a member of the National Symphony Youth Fellowship Program), Anthony Elliott, Zuill Bailey, Ross Harbaugh; performances with the Interlochen Center for the Performing Arts, Meadowmount School of Music, Sitka Alaska Cello Seminar Festival, Adrian Symphony (MI), Alexandria Symphony (VA), El Paso Symphony, Las Cruces Symphony; private teacher; member, American String Teachers Association, D.C. Federation of Musicians; 6th summer at E/C.

MICHAEL KLYCE
(VIOLIN)

Faculty Member. Master of Music, Florida State University (graduate teaching assistant); Bachelor of Music, Vanderbilt University; studies with Shannon Thomas, Carolyn Huebl, Libby Armour; performances with Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Florida State University Symphony Orchestra, Vanderbilt University Symphony Orchestra, Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival, Brevard Summer Music Festival; Memphis Youth Symphony and Germantown Symphony Young Artists Concerto Competition winner; additional training in Suzuki pedagogy, music composition, Alexander Technique, and vocal performance; 2nd summer at E/C.

Shaylen Joos
(Harp)

Faculty Member. Rising sophomore Harp Performance major at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA; studies with Erica Driscoll and Jessica Zhou of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; finalist of the international Young Artist’s Harp competition and prizewinner in the American Harp Society’s (AHS) national competitions in 2019 and 2021; winner of From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Artist’s Award; attended Curtis Institute of Music’s Summerfest Harp Colony in 2019 and 2020; member of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra; 1st summer at E/C.

PATRICK CROSSLAND, DMA
(trombone)

Faculty Member. Doctor of Musical Arts in Trombone Performance, University of Minnesota; Postgraduate Diploma, Solo Recitalist, Royal College of Music; Master of Music in Trombone Performance, Manhattan School of Music; Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance, University of Southern Mississippi; studies with Marta Hofacre, Per Brevig, Tom Ashworth; performances with Laboratorium (Europe, North America, South America), Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Musikfabrik (Germany, Switzerland); instructor of trombone, chamber music, music theory, musicianship, jazz history, improvisation, new music ensemble, University of Maryland Baltimore County; 6th summer at E/C.

Stephen Wadsack
(Trumpet)

Faculty Member; Professor of Trumpet and Director of Jazz Ensembles at Wright State University (Dayton, OH); Master of Music in Trumpet Performance, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM); Bachelor of Music Education, University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY); previously on faculty at Wilmington College (OH) and Thomas More University (KY); performance experience with the Cincinnati Symphony May Festival (OH), Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (OH), Lexington Philharmonic (KY), Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony (OH), Richmond Symphony Orchestra (IN), Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, and Wyoming Symphony Orchestra; member, International Trumpet Guild; 1st summer at E/C.

Arda Cabaoglu DMA
(Trumpet)

Faculty Member. Doctor of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; Master of Music, Advanced Course in Interpretation of Music Performance, Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden; Master of Music, Dr. Erol Üçer Center for Advanced Studies in Music, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey; Bachelor of Music, Istanbul State Conservatory, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey; studies with James Thompson, Håkan Hardenberger, Bo Nilsson, Olle Sjöberg, Erden Bilgen; performances with New Manhattan Sinfonietta (principal trumpet, New York, NY), Eastman Wind Ensemble (Rochester, NY), Malmö Symphony (Sweden), Istanbul Philharmonic (Istanbul, TR), Presidential Symphony Orchestra, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra (Ankara, TR), Ensemble Échappé, Talea Ensemble, Oratorio Society of New York, Brass at Cathedral of St. John The Divine (New York, NY), The Ritsos Project (Samos, Greece), MIAM Modern Music Ensemble (Istanbul, TR), European Brass Ensemble (Stift-Melk, Austria), Fremantle Chamber Orchestra (Perth, Australia); Adjunct Faculty Member, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of the Arts (Troy, NY); Secondary Instructor, University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY), Istanbul State Conservatory, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (Istanbul, TR), substitute teacher, Manhattan School of Music, Pre-College Music (New York, NY), New York University Steinhardt, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions (New York, NY); member, International Trumpet Guild (ITG) and Euro-ITG, Historic Brass Society, American Musicology Society, College Music Society; 2nd summer at E/C.

Ellen Donohoue-saltman
(horn)

Director Emeritus. Artist Diploma in Chamber Music, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA; Master of Music in Horn Performance, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA; Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA; member, Ariel Wind Quintet; Grassmere Trio, current horn instructor, Lexington & Weston public schools (MA); performances on WGBH, Boston; member, Maine Youth Camping Association; 42nd summer at E/C.​

Alex Kahn
(Orchestras)

Faculty Member. Graduate Performance Diploma in Orchestral Conducting, The Peabody Institute (Baltimore, MD); PhD in Music History, UC Berkeley; Bachelor in French Horn Performance, Indiana University, Bloomington; conducting studies with Marin Alsop, Gustav Meier, Markand Thakar, and David Milnes; Director of Orchestra Activities at Sonoma State University (Rohnert Park, CA); Conductor, UC Berkeley Chamber Orchestra (Berkeley, CA); Music Director, The Vintner’s Chamber Orchestra (Sonoma, CA);  Assistant Conductor, Santa Rosa Symphony (Santa Rosa, CA); Co-author, Caring for the Whole Musician (Routledge Press, forthcoming); E/C Camper, 1989-1992. 1st summer teaching at E/C.

Austin Hilla, M.Ed.
(Wind Bands, Tuba)

Faculty Member. Doctoral Candidate in Instrumental Conducting at University of Utah; Master of Education in Secondary Music, Vanderbilt University Peabody College of Education and Human Development; Bachelor of Musical Arts, Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music; Studied with Dr. Rebekah Daniel, Scott Hagen, Dr. Thomas Verrier, Gilbert Long; In-service Educator of 10 Years in Utah and Texas; Member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, National Association for Music Education, Texas Music Educators Association, Utah Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Utah Bandmasters Association; 1st Summer at E/C as a faculty member, 3rd Summer at E/C.

Carlos Hernandez
(Orchestras, Wind Ensemble)

Faculty Member. Doctoral Candidate in Orchestral Conducting at Ball State University (Muncie, IN); Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting, Master of Science in Music Education, Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Florida International University. Has lead numerous outreach music programs internationally in both primary and secondary settings. Additionally, Yoga and Sound Bath teacher and facilitator. 1st summer at E/C.

 

 

Nicole Mathias
(Choirs, Voice)

Faculty Member. Bachelor of Music Education, focus in Middle/High School Choral Education, Penn State University, University Park, PA; studies with Dr. Rachael Copeland, Dr. Brian Nichols, Dr. Christopher Kiver; performances with Penn State Concert Choir; chorus and general music teacher, Tompkins Square Middle School; member, American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association; 2nd summer at E/C.

CECI CIPULLO
(Head Counselor, Theater Director)

Voice, Head Counselor. Senior, Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst; performing member, Mission:IMPROVable Short Form Improv Troupe, UMass Comedy League; creating an Honors Thesis project in comedy television and screenwriting; performances and training with Wheelock Family Theater (Boston, MA), Harwich Junior Theater (Cape Cod, MA), UMass Theater Guild (UMass Amherst); member, Actors Equity Association; 13th summer at E/C.

Grace Honohan
(Voice)

Faculty Member. Masters in Music Education, Boston University, Boston, MA; Bachelors in Vocal Performance, Furman University, Greenville, SC; Elementary Music Teacher at Marymount School of New York; 6th summer at E/C. 

April Keezing
(VOICE)

Faculty member. Master of Arts in Songwriting candidate, Berklee College of Music. Bachelor of Music in Professional Music, Berklee College of Music, Boston. Online Songwriting Educator, YouTube and Skillshare. Elementary Music Teacher at Congin Elementary School, Westbrook, ME. Private Music Teacher, Settlement Music School and Meridee Winters School of Music. 1st summer at E/C.

Crystal Lee
(VOICE)

Faculty Member. Masters in Choral Conducting, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; Bachelor’s in music education, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY; studied with Vernon Huff, Cody Mott, John Warren, Wendy Moy, and Jose (Peppie) Calvar; Performances with Syracuse University Crouse Chorale, Syracuse University Singers, Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel Choir, and Syracuse University Oratorio Society; Member of American Choral Directors Association and National Association for Music Education; 1st summer at E/C.

Grace Honohan
(VOICE)

Faculty Member. Masters in Music Education, Boston University, Boston, MA; Bachelors in Vocal Performance, Furman University, Greenville, SC; Elementary Music Teacher at Marymount School of New York; 6th summer at E/C. 

NICOLE MATHIAS
(VOICE)

Faculty Member. Bachelor of Music Education, focus in Middle/High School Choral Education, Penn State University, University Park, PA; studies with Dr. Rachael Copeland, Dr. Brian Nichols, Dr. Christopher Kiver; performances with Penn State Concert Choir; chorus and general music teacher, Tompkins Square Middle School; member, American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association; 2nd summer at E/C.

MELISSA BIRKHOLD
(BASSOON)

Faculty Member. Master of Music in Bassoon Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY; Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance, Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD; studies with William Kaplan, Phil Kolker, John Hunt; performances with Washington Chamber Orchestra, Classical Revolution Baltimore, Symphony Syracuse, Syracuse Opera Company, Orchestra of Northern New York, Eastern Music Festival Orchestras; general music and modern band teacher, Crescent Park School (Bethel, ME) and Woodstock Elementary School (Woodstock, ME), former bassoon teacher, Baltimore School for the Arts, former bassoon teacher, TWIGS program, former instructor, Baltimore Symphony’s OrchKids Program, former musicianship instructor, RocMusic (Rochester, NY); Vision Team Leader, Maine Arts Education Partners in Leadership, Advocacy Chair, Maine Music Educators Association, member, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society; 11th summer at E/C.

NATHAN HUBBARD, DMA
(OBOE)

Director of Music. Doctor of Musical Arts in Oboe Performance, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI; Master of Music in Oboe Performance, Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI; Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance, Baldwin–Wallace Conservatory of Music, Berea, OH; studied with Jan Eberle, Jeffrey Rathbun; performances with Dearborn Symphony Orchestra (Dearborn, MI); private oboe studio, advanced piano and oboe instructor, South Pasadena Arts & Music Academy (South Pasadena, CA), adjunct music faculty, Mt. San Antonio College (Walnut, CA), piano proficiency TA, Michigan State University; member, International Double Reed Society, Music Teacher’s Association of California, College Music Society; 8th summer at E/C.

Annie Gordon
(FLUTE)

Faculty Member. Master of Music in Flute Performance, Carnegie Mellon University; Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, Oberlin Conservatory; studies with Alberto Almarza, Jeanne Baxtresser, Alexa Still, Kathleen Chastain, Michel Debost; performances with Queen City Opera, Wayside Winds Quintet, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, Southwest Ohio Philharmonic, Price Hill Creative Community Fesitval, former Flute Fellow with Aspen Contemporary Ensemble; current Winds Teaching Artist, MYCincinnati Youth Orchestra, an El Sistema-inspired music program in Cincinnati; 5th summer at E/C.

LUCAS BARRY
(SAXOPHONE)

Faculty Member. Master of Music in Saxophone Performance, New England Conservatory (Boston, MA); Bachelor of Arts in Music (Performance), Whitman College (Walla Walla, WA); studies with Ken Radnofsky, Leo Potts, Clark Bondy; performances with Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, New England Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, Walla Walla Symphony (Walla Walla, WA), New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble (Boston, MA), Spokane Symphony Chorale (Spokane, WA), New England Conservatory Chorus (Boston, MA); 3rd summer at E/C. 

CG Medina
(Clarinet)

Faculty Member. Professional Studies Diploma, Mannes College the New School for Music, Master of Music in Clarinet Performance, Manhattan School of Music; Bachelor of Music in Music Education, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; clarinet studies with Charles Neidich, Ayako Oshima, Kelly Burke, Sandy Mosteller, chamber music studies with David Krakauer, Judith Mendenhall, Scott Rawls, Brooks Whitehouse; performances with Merkin Hall, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Avery Fisher Hall, Chamber Music Silicon Valley, Chamber Music Society of New Paltz, International Festival for Contemporary Performance, Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice, and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival; current Nyack College, Village Community School, Brooklyn New School in New York City. 1st summer at E/C.

Megan Dillon
(saxophone)

Faculty member. Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in Saxophone performance at the New England Conservatory of Music; Masters of Music in saxophone and music theory, with academic honors and a concentration in music education, NEC; Bachelors of Music in music theory, minor in French, with honors, Texas Tech University; High School diploma in Saxophone Performance, with honors, Interlochen Arts Academy. Studies under Kenneth Radnofsky. Teaching Assistant at NEC in counterpoint, music theory, and the saxophone studio. Teaches saxophone, clarinet, and piano for the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Teaching Fellowship program. Concertmaster of the NEC saxophone ensemble and soprano chair of the Enigma Quartet. Saxophone arrangements published by RC Editions. Studied theory and pedagogy under Roger Graybill and Lyle Davidson. Member of the North American Saxophone Alliance. 

ROSE ANAHITA KHORSANDI
(FLUTE)

Master of Music candidate, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Glenn Korff School of Music. Studied at Longy School of Music. Bachelor of Music, with honors, University of Denver, Lamont School of Music; studies with John Bailey, Sooyun Kim, Julie Thornton, Monica Williams; performer at Hayward La Honda, Credo Music, Wisconsin Flute Festival, Panoramic Flutist, Flauti al Castello; member, Sigma Alpha Iota, National Flute Association; taught with El Sistema Somerville, iPlay; certified CPR, First Aid; 3rd summer at E/C.

NOAH BERMAN
(Guitar)

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY; performances with Kevin Norton, Steve LaSpina, Bobby Previte, Cibo Matto, Sean Lennon, Pat Sansone (Wilco), Nels Cline (Wilco), Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, performs on The Planters movie soundtrack (available on Amazon Prime); Performing Arts Faculty, Berwick Academy (South Berwick, ME); 8th summer at E/C.

Faculty Archives

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MADALINA-CLAUDIA DANILA
(CLASSICAL PIANO)

Faculty Member. Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance candidate, Temple University, Philadelphia; Master of Music in Chamber Music, Temple University, Philadelphia; Master of Music and Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, National University of Music Bucharest, Romania, studies with Josu de Solaun, Lambert Orkis, Sara Davis Buechner; performances with Ad Astra Piano Duo (Romania); Chamber Music Assistant, National University of Music Bucharest; internship, Temple University; 1st summer at E/C.

 

NORA MELLO
(CLASSICAL PIANO)

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; 1st summer at E/C.

JESÚS FUENTES
(JAZZ PIANO)

Faculty Member. Doctor of Musical Arts candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Master of Music in Jazz Piano Performance, Texas Tech University; Bachelor of Music, Commercial Music, University of Texas at El Paso; performances with Tom Harrell, Allen Vizzutti, Jaleel Shaw, Jiggs Wigham, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Winnipeg Jazz Festival, Champaign-Urbana Jazz Festival, Orcus O Dis (metal band), accompanied artists such as Joe Ely, Mac Davis, Ian Moore, and Il Divo; Doctoral Fellowship and instructor of group piano and jazz keyboard, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana; sponsored by the Promising Artists of the 21st Century Jazz Program to travel to Colombia as a member of the UTEP Jazz Quartet to perform and give masterclasses; recipient, 2015 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award at the University of Texas at El Paso; 1st summer at E/C.

LINDSAY GASSMAN
(CLASSICAL PIANO)

Senior Counselor. 4th year, Music Education and Performance Majors, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; studies with Mitchell Estrin; Priscilla Heffield; Dan Ferri; performances with the University of Florida Wind Ensemble (Gainesville, FL), University of Florida Symphony Orchestra (Gainesville, FL), FMEA All State Intercollegiate Band (Tampa, FL), University of Florida Gator Band (Gainesville, FL), University of Florida Symphonic Band (Gainesville, FL), private instructor; member, Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, National Association for Music Education, certified CPR; clarinet, piano, flute; 1st summer at E/C.

JOSIAH STOCKER
(CLASSICAL PIANO)

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); 1st summer at E/C.

KAMRAN CURLIN
(DOUBLE BASS)

Senior Counselor. Senior, Bachelor of Arts in History and Bachelor of Music in Jazz Double Bass Performance, Oberlin College and Conservatory, Oberlin, OH; studies with Gerald Cannon, Peter Dominguez, Gary Bartz, Billie Hart, Jay Ashby; 1st summer at E/C.

Sam Vodopia
(VIOLIN)

Faculty Member. Bachelor of Music, Stony Brook University; Studies with Dr. Joanna Kaczorowska; performances with Stony Brook University Orchestra, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, jazz ensembles (as pianist and violinist), rock bands; composer of music for string ensembles, solo violin, and piano; interest in music theory and improvisation as both a performer and educator, incorporates Suzuki and Dounis methods in violin teaching; 2nd summer at E/C.

MICHAEL KLYCE
(VIOLIN)

Faculty Member. Master of Music in Violin Performance, Florida State University; Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, Vanderbilt University; studies with Shannon Thomas, Carolyn Huebl; 1st summer at E/C.

GAVON PECK
(VIOLA)

Faculty Member, Yoga Instructor. Graduate Performance Diploma and Master of Music in Viola Performance, Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD; Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance, Utah State University, Logan, UT; studies with Victoria Chiang, Bradley Ottesen; performances with Chamber Encounters (Baltimore, MD), Kennedy String Quartet (DC), York Symphony (sub, York, PA), principal viola, Peabody Conductor’s Orchestra, Symphony, Chamber, Studio, and Modern Orchestras under the batons of Marin Alsop, Joseph Young, David Zinman, and Michael Hersch; Studio Assistant (Peabody) for Victoria Chiang, Graduate Assistant (Peabody) for Elizabeth Tolbert (head of Ethnomusicology), David Gutkin (Musicology), Michael Kannen (head of Chamber Music), Teaching Assistant (USU) for Christopher Scheer (head of Musicology), Rika Asai (Musicology), Joanna Zattiero (Musicology), Mark Emile (General Music); Viola Instructor, Baltimore Bows; Undergraduate Writing Fellow (USU) for Dr. Christopher Scheer; Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) – 200, ACE Fitness Certified Group Fitness Instructor; certified CPR, First Aid; 1st summer at E/C.

AMY MILLER
(CELLO)

Faculty Member. Doctor of Musical Arts candidate, University of Miami (Henry Mancini Fellow and teaching assistant for the Donna Shalala Musicreach program); Master of Music, University of Texas, El Paso; Bachelor of Music, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; studies with Igor Zubkovsky, Loran Stephenson (as a member of the National Symphony Youth Fellowship Program), Anthony Elliott, Zuill Bailey, Ross Harbaugh; performances with the Interlochen Center for the Performing Arts, Meadowmount School of Music, Sitka Alaska Cello Seminar Festival, Adrian Symphony (MI), Alexandria Symphony (VA), El Paso Symphony, Las Cruces Symphony; private teacher; member, American String Teachers Association, D.C. Federation of Musicians; 5th summer at E/C.

MADDIE CARUSO
(UPPER CAMP MUSICAL THEATER, THEATER IMPROV, UPPER CAMP THEATER IMPROV, LOWER CAMP THEATER IMPROV)

Voice, Senior Counselor. Junior, Music Education Major, Syracuse University; studies with Julianna Sabol, José “Peppie” Calvar, Bonnie Choi; performances with University Singers (Syracuse), Hendricks Chapel Choir (Syracuse), Orange Collective (Syracuse), Main Squeeze Acapella (Syracuse); member, National Association for Music Education; certified CPR; 1st summer at E/C.

CECI CIPULLO
(LOWER CAMP MUSICAL THEATER)

Voice, Head Counselor. Senior, Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst; performing member, Mission:IMPROVable Short Form Improv Troupe, UMass Comedy League; creating an Honors Thesis project in comedy television and screenwriting; performances and training with Wheelock Family Theater (Boston, MA), Harwich Junior Theater (Cape Cod, MA), UMass Theater Guild (UMass Amherst); member, Actors Equity Association; 12th summer at E/C.

RILEY MCCURDY
(UPPER CAMP MUSICAL THEATER, LOWER CAMP MUSICAL THEATER)

Voice, Faculty Member, Waterfront. Masters in Music Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; 2nd year Masters student in Choral Conducting, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; Bachelors in Music Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; studies with John Warren, Hillary Ridgely, Bonnie Choi, Jose (Peppie) Calvar; performances with Syracuse University Crouse Chorale, Syracuse University Singers, Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel Choir; member, National Association for Music Education, Sigma Alpha Iota; certified lifeguard, CPR; 4th summer at E/C.

MADDIE CARUSO
(VOICE)

Senior Counselor. Junior, Music Education Major, Syracuse University; studies with Julianna Sabol, José “Peppie” Calvar, Bonnie Choi; performances with University Singers (Syracuse), Hendricks Chapel Choir (Syracuse), Orange Collective (Syracuse), Main Squeeze Acapella (Syracuse); member, National Association for Music Education; certified CPR; 1st summer at E/C.

NICOLE MATHIAS
(VOICE)

Faculty Member. Bachelor of Music Education, focus in Middle/High School Choral Education, Penn State University, University Park, PA; studies with Dr. Rachael Copeland, Dr. Brian Nichols, Dr. Christopher Kiver; performances with Penn State Concert Choir; chorus and general music teacher, Tompkins Square Middle School; member, American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association; 1st summer at E/C.

RILEY MCCURDY
(VOICE)

Faculty Member, Waterfront. Masters in Music Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; 2nd year Masters student in Choral Conducting, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; Bachelors in Music Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; studies with John Warren, Hillary Ridgely, Bonnie Choi, Jose (Peppie) Calvar; performances with Syracuse University Crouse Chorale, Syracuse University Singers, Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel Choir; member, National Association for Music Education, Sigma Alpha Iota; certified lifeguard, CPR; 4th summer at E/C.

MELISSA BIRKHOLD (
BASSOON)

Faculty Member. Master of Music in Bassoon Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY; Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance, Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD; studies with William Kaplan, Phil Kolker, John Hunt; performances with Washington Chamber Orchestra, Classical Revolution Baltimore, Symphony Syracuse, Syracuse Opera Company, Orchestra of Northern New York, Eastern Music Festival Orchestras; general music and modern band teacher, Crescent Park School (Bethel, ME) and Woodstock Elementary School (Woodstock, ME), former bassoon teacher, Baltimore School for the Arts, former bassoon teacher, TWIGS program, former instructor, Baltimore Symphony’s OrchKids Program, former musicianship instructor, RocMusic (Rochester, NY); member, Vision Team of Maine Arts Education Partners in Leadership, National Association for Music Education, Maine Music Educators Association, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society; 10th summer at E/C.

CHADLEY SEXTON-SIMMONS
(SAXOPHONE)

Senior Counselor. Year 4 of 5 candidate, Bachelor of Music in Saxophone performance and a Master of Arts in Music Education, New York University, New York; studies with Timothy Ruedeman, Vicki Bodner, Paul Cohen; performances with NYU Saxophone Orchestra, NYU Concert Band; America Reads tutor in English and math, PS 34 and PS 217 (New York); certified CPR; 1st summer at E/C.

OLIVER HAGEN+, DMA
(CLARINET, ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING)

Faculty Member. Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY; Master of Music in Conducting, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY; Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance and Composition, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY; Master of Science in Music Education, Hofstra, Long Island, NY; performances as pianist with Third Coast Percussion in Milan, Turin, NYC, and Chicago (Grammy winning album, 2017), and Lucerne Festival Academy Ensemble and Pierre Boulez (Switzerland), performances as conductor and pianist with Ensemble Signal and Steve Reich (NYC), performances as conductor with Ensemble Intercontemporain (Paris), Gerald Alston of the Manhattans, Russell Thompkins, Jr. of the Stylistics, Howard Hewett of Shalamar, American Composers’ Orchestra (NYC), Musicians of the Orchestre national de Lyon (France), East Coast Contemporary Ensemble (Boston and NYC); Conducting and Chamber Music Faculty, Juilliard Preparatory Division (NYC), Director of Orchestras, Newark Academy (Livingston, NJ), Guest Conductor, Tactus Ensemble, Manhattan School of Music (NYC), Guest Conductor, Philharmonic Orchestra, Mannes Preparatory Division (NYC); 5th summer at E/C.

NATHAN HUBBARD, DMA*
(OBOE)

Assistant Director, Faculty Member. Doctor of Musical Arts in Oboe Performance, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI; Master of Music in Oboe Performance, Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI; Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance, Baldwin–Wallace Conservatory of Music, Berea, OH; studied with Jan Eberle, Jeffrey Rathbun; performances with Dearborn Symphony Orchestra (Dearborn, MI); private oboe studio, advanced piano and oboe instructor, South Pasadena Arts & Music Academy (South Pasadena, CA), adjunct music faculty, Mt. San Antonio College (Walnut, CA), piano proficiency TA, Michigan State University; member, International Double Reed Society, Music Teacher’s Association of California, College Music Society; 7th summer at E/C.

ROSE ANAHITA KHORSANDI
(FLUTE)

Senior Counselor. Master of Music candidate, Longy School of Music, Bard College; Bachelor of Music, University of Denver; studies with Julie Thornton, Monica Williams, Sooyun Kim; member, National Flute Association; certified CPR, First Aid; 2nd summer at E/C.

NOAH BERMAN
(ROCK BAND, LOWER CAMP ROCK BAND) – Guitar, Faculty Member.

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY; performances with Kevin Norton, Steve LaSpina, Bobby Previte, Cibo Matto, Sean Lennon, Pat Sansone (Wilco), Nels Cline (Wilco), Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, performs on The Planters movie soundtrack (available on Amazon Prime); Performing Arts Faculty, Berwick Academy (South Berwick, ME); 8th summer at E/C.