Faculty

  • Roger H. Wesby
  • Professor, Director of Choral Activities and Vocal Studies
    Campus Hall 107
    B.M., Eastman School of Music; M.M., Westminster Choir College; D.M., Indiana University. Choirs, blues and jazz, conducting, musicianship

Part-time Faculty

Kelly Birgfeld
Voice, Diction
M.M., D.M.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; B.M., Grove City (Pa.) College

Edward Brown
Guitar, Lute
B.A., College of Staten Island; M.A., Hunter College

Joyce Chung
Piano
B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School

David Clive
Percussion, Percussion Ensemble
M.M., Manhattan School of Music; B.M., Lehman College of the City University of New York

Lucille Corwin
Violin, Viola, Chamber Music
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center; M.A., Columbia University; B.A., Barnard College
Violist, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Alan Dornak
Voice, Opera Workshop
B.A., Sam Houston State University;
Diploma (Grundstudium) and Postgraduate Degree (Aufbaustudium), Hochschule für Musik Dresden
Countertenor, international operatic performer | website

Matthew Hough
Music Theory, Composition
D.M.A., M.M., B.M., Manhattan School of Music
Composer, guitarist | website

Beth Johanning
Voice, Treble Concert Choir
B.Mus., M.Mus., University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
International operatic performer; director, Richmond Choral Society Youth Chorus

Georgette Ionesco
Flute
Dipl., Conservatory of Music, Bucharest

Joseph Kaminski
World Music, Music History
Ph.D., Kent State University; M.A., Hunter College; M.M., Manhattan School of Music; B.A., College of Staten Island; B.M., Manhattan School of Music

Joyce LaMorte
Music Education
M.Ed., The Pennsylvania State University; B.F.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
Music teacher, Michael J. Petrides School, Staten Island, N.Y.

Elizabeth McCullough
Voice
B.M., M.M., University of Texas

Dora Ohrenstein
Voice, Opera Workshop
M.A., Empire State College, State University of New York;  B.A., Barnard College
Past president, New York Singing Teachers Association | website

Janet Pranschke
Voice
B.M., Ithaca College
Past president, New York Singing Teachers Association

Robert Rams
Concert Band
M.A., Brooklyn College; B.A., Wagner College
Music educator; band director, Staten Island Technical High School; project director, New York City Salute to Music Program

Frank Santagata
Woodwinds
B.M., Berklee School of Music

James Sergi
Voice
M.M., Florida State University;  B.M., The Ohio State University
Baritone, recording artist

Ben Sher
Jazz Ensemble, Guitar and Guitar Ensemble, Music Production and Technology
M.M., New England Conservatory; B.M., Carnegie Mellon University
Jazz guitarist, recording artist

Anthony Turner
Voice
M.M., University of Cincinnati College–Conservatory of Music; B.M., Simpson College
Baritone, international recording and performing artist

Barbara Wesby
Composition, Musicianship
Lic., National University of Costa Rica; B.M., Eastman School of Music

Amy Williams
Voice
M.F.A., Cornell University; B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton
Prof. Williams is also a full-time member of the Department of Theatre and Speech

Lars Victor Woodul
Voice
D.M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook; M.M., School of Music, Yale University; B.Mus., University of Texas at El Paso