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BRASS

Andrew Madej (Tuba, Euphonium)
Director, LIU Post Brass Ensemble
B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music
M.M., New England Conservatory of Music
andrew.madej@liu.edu

Thomas Manuel (Jazz Trumpet)
Director, LIU Post Jazz Ensemble
B.A., Boston University
M.A. in Music, Five Towns College
D.M.A. in Jazz Performance, Stony Brook University (Pending dissertation)
thomas.manuel@liu.edu

Sharon Moe (French Horn)
B.A., St. Olaf College
M.M. Manhattan School of Music
sharon.moe@liu.edu

Bradley Siroky (Trumpet)
B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music
bradley.siroky@liu.edu

Ronald Stanton (Trombone, Euphonium)
Director, Brass Studies
B.S., Hofstra University
M.M., Queens College, CUNY
ronald.stanton@liu.edu

 

COACHING AND ACCOMPANIMENT

Christine Doré (Instrumental Coaching)
B.M., New England Conservatory
M.M., Mannes College of Music
christine.dore@liu.edu

Sean Fitzpatrick
Co-Director, LIU Post Jazz Combo
Piano Accompanist, Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz
B.M., New York University
sean.fitzpatrick@liu.edu

Richard Iacona (Vocal Jazz Coaching)
B.S., University of North Carolina at Pembroke
M.A., Long Island University
richard.iacona@liu.edu

Chun Wei Kang (Vocal Coaching)
chunwei.kang@liu.edu

Heawon Kim (Instrumental Coaching)
B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music
heawon.kim@liu.edu

Victoria Schwartzman (Vocal Coaching)
B.M., Piano Performance, Longy School of Music of Bard College
M.M., Piano Performance, Longy School of Music of Bard College
Artist Diploma, Longy School of Music of Bard College
Graduate Diploma, Collaborative Piano, New England Conservatory
victoria.schwartzman@liu.edu

 

CONDUCTING

Susan Deaver
Co-Founder & Festival Director, LIU Post Chamber Music Festival
Conductor, Chamber Music Festival Orchestra
Director, LIU Post Flute Ensemble
B.M., M.M., D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music
susan.deaver@liu.edu

Maureen Hynes
Director of Orchestral and String Studies
Director, LIU Post Orchestra
Director, String Ensemble
Director, Merriweather Consort
Co-Founder, LIU Post Chamber Music Festival
B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music
maureen.hynes@liu.edu

James McRoy
Director, Bands
Director, LIU Post Wind Symphony
Director, LIU Post Wind Ensemble
Director, LIU Post Pep Band
B.A., M.S., Queens College, CUNY (Aaron Copland School of Music)
D.A., Ball State University
james.mcroy@liu.edu

Jennifer Scott Miceli
Chair, Department of Music
Director, Music Education
Director, Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz
B.M., University of Hartford (Hartt School of Music)
M.M., Ph.D., University of Rochester (Eastman School of Music)
jennifer.miceli@liu.edu

Mark Shapiro
Director, Choral Studies
Associate Professor of Music
Conductor, Long Island University Chorus
Conductor, LIU Post Chamber Singers
B.A., Yale University
Graduate Performance Diploma, Orchestral Conducting, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
Diplome de direction d'orchestre, Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris
D.M.A., Choral Conducting, Stony Brook University
mark.shapiro@liu.edu

 

ENSEMBLES

Bands - James McRoy
Director, Bands
Director, LIU Post Wind Symphony
Director, LIU Post Wind Ensemble
Director, LIU Post Pep Band
B.A., M.S., Queens College, CUNY (Aaron Copland School of Music)
D.A., Ball State University
james.mcroy@liu.edu

Brass - Andrew Madej
Director, LIU Post Brass Ensemble
B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music
M.M., New England Conservatory of Music
andrew.madej@liu.edu

Choral - Mark Shapiro
Director, Choral Studies
Associate Professor of Music
Conductor, Long Island University Chorus
Conductor, LIU Post Chamber Singers
B.A., Yale University
Graduate Performance Diploma, Orchestral Conducting, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
Diplome de direction d'orchestre, Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris
D.M.A., Choral Conducting, Stony Brook University
mark.shapiro@liu.edu

Flute - Susan Deaver
Co-Founder & Festival Director, LIU Post Chamber Music Festival
Conductor, Chamber Music Festival Orchestra
Director, LIU Post Flute Ensemble
B.M., M.M., D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music
susan.deaver@liu.edu

Guitar - Harris Becker
Director, Guitar Studies
Director, LIU Post Guitar Ensemble
Director, Long Island Guitar Festival
B.A., M.A., Long Island University
harris.becker@liu.edu
www.harrisbecker.com

Jazz (Instrumental) - Thomas Manuel
Director, LIU Post Jazz Ensemble
B.A., Boston University
M.A. in Music, Five Towns College
D.M.A. in Jazz Performance, Stony Brook University (Pending dissertation)
thomas.manuel@liu.edu

Jazz Combo (Instrumental) - Sean Fitzpatrick and Matt Wilson
Sean Fitzpatrick
Co-Director, LIU Post Jazz Combo
Piano Accompanist, Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz
B.M., New York University
sean.fitzpatrick@liu.edu
Matt Wilson
Co-Director, LIU Post Jazz Combo
B.M., Wichita State University
matt.wilson@liu.edu

Jazz (Vocal) - Jennifer Scott Miceli
Chair, Department of Music
Director, Music Education
Director, Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz
B.M., University of Hartford (Hartt School of Music)
M.M., Ph.D., University of Rochester (Eastman School of Music)
jennifer.miceli@liu.edu

Maureen Hynes
Director of Orchestral and String Studies
Director, LIU Post Orchestra
Director, String Ensemble
Director, Merriweather Consort
Co-Founder, LIU Post Chamber Music Festival
B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music
maureen.hynes@liu.edu

Maureen Hynes
Director of Orchestral and String Studies
Director, LIU Post Orchestra
Director, String Ensemble
Director, Merriweather Consort
Co-Founder, LIU Post Chamber Music Festival
B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music
maureen.hynes@liu.edu

Percussion - Frank Cassara
Director, Percussion Studies
Director, LIU Post Percussion Ensemble
B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music
frank.cassara@liu.edu
www.frankcassara.com

Maureen Hynes
Director of Orchestral and String Studies
Director, LIU Post Orchestra
Director, String Ensemble
Director, Merriweather Consort
Co-Founder, LIU Post Chamber Music Festival
B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music
maureen.hynes@liu.edu

 

GUITAR

Harris Becker (Classical Guitar and Lute)
Director, Guitar Studies
Director, LIU Post Guitar Ensemble
Director, Long Island Guitar Festival
B.A., M.A., Long Island University
harris.becker@liu.edu
www.harrisbecker.com

Pasquale Bianculli (Classical Guitar)
M.M., State University of New York at Stony Brook
pasquale.bianculli@liu.edu

James Erickson
B.F.A., M.A, Long Island University
james.erickson@liu.edu

Mark Marino (Jazz Guitar)
mark.marino@liu.edu

 

JAZZ

Sean Fitzpatrick
Co-Director, LIU Post Jazz Combo
Piano Accompanist, Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz
B.M., New York University
sean.fitzpatrick@liu.edu

Richard Iacona (Jazz Piano, Vocal Jazz Coaching)
B.S., University of North Carolina at Pembroke
M.A., Long Island University
richard.iacona@liu.edu

Jeff Lederer (Jazz Saxophone)
B.A., Oberlin College
M.M., Woodwind Performance, Western Michigan University
jeffrey.lederer@liu.edu

Thomas Manuel (Jazz Trumpet)
Director, LIU Post Jazz Ensemble
B.A., Boston University
M.A. in Music, Five Towns College
D.M.A. in Jazz Performance, Stony Brook University (Pending dissertation)
thomas.manuel@liu.edu

Mark Marino (Jazz Guitar)
mark.marino@liu.edu

Jennifer Scott Miceli
Chair, Department of Music
Director, Music Education
Director, Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz
B.M., University of Hartford (Hartt School of Music)
M.M., Ph.D., University of Rochester (Eastman School of Music)
jennifer.miceli@liu.edu

John Ray (Jazz Bass)
Manhattan School of Music
john.ray@liu.edu

Matt Wilson (Jazz Drums)
Co-Director, LIU Post Jazz Combo
B.M., Wichita State University
matt.wilson@liu.edu

 

MUSIC EDUCATION

James Brosnan
B.S. Information Technology, University of Phoenix
M.S. Music Education, Long Island University
james.brosnan@liu.edu

Gwendolyn Carroll
B.A., Bethune-Cookman College
M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University
gwendolyn.carroll@liu.edu

Edmund Chiarello
B.S. Music Education, M.A. Secondary Education, Hofstra University
Specialist Diploma; School Administration and Supervision, CUNY at Queens College
edmund.chiarello@liu.edu

Elaine Gates
B.S., New York University
M.A., State University of New York New Paltz
elaine.gates@liu.edu

Karen Gellert (Bass)
B.A., M.M., Manhattan School of Music
karen.gellert@liu.edu

Ruth Golden (Soprano)
Director, Vocal Studies
A.B., University of California, Berkeley
M.B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.M., University of Southern California
ruth.golden@liu.edu

Danielle McRoy
B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo
M.A., Long Island University
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
danielle.mcroy@liu.edu

James McRoy
Director, Bands
Director, LIU Post Wind Symphony
Director, LIU Post Wind Ensemble
Director, LIU Post Pep Band
B.A., M.S., Queens College, CUNY (Aaron Copland School of Music)
D.A., Ball State University
james.mcroy@liu.edu

John Meschi
Director, Music Technology
B.S., New York University
M.A., Long Island University
http://myweb.liu.edu/jmeschi/
john.meschi@liu.edu

Jennifer Scott Miceli
Chair, Department of Music
Director, Music Education
Director, Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz
B.M., University of Hartford (Hartt School of Music)
M.M., Ph.D., University of Rochester (Eastman School of Music)
jennifer.miceli@liu.edu

Joseph Pergola
B.A., Dowling College
M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook
joseph.pergola@liu.edu

Kenneth Schwartzman
B.M., The Julliard School
M.A., Adelphi University
kenneth.schwartzman@liu.edu

Elise Sobol
B.A., New School for Social Research
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
elise.sobol@liu.edu

 

MUSIC HISTORY, TECHNOLOGY, & THEORY

Gwendolyn Carroll (Keyboard Harmony)
B.A. Bethune-Cookman College
M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University
gwendolyn.carroll@liu.edu

Genevieve Chinn (History)
Director, Music History
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University
genevieve.chin@liu.edu

Christopher Hopkins (Sight-Singing)
B.A., M.A., Boston College
B.A., M.A., Long Island University
christopher.hopkins@liu.edu

Richard Iacona (Theory, Composition)
B.S., University of North Carolina at Pembroke
M.A., Long Island University
richard.iacona@liu.edu

Paul Kim (History, Keyboard Harmony)
Graduate Music Adviser
B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music
Ph.D., New York University
paul.kim@liu.edu

John Meschi (Technology)
Director, Music Technology
B.S., New York University
M.A., Long Island University
myweb.liu.edu/jmeschi
john.meschi@liu.edu

Mark Shapiro (Theory)
Director, Choral Studies
Associate Professor of Music
Conductor, Long Island University Chorus
Conductor, LIU Post Chamber Singers
B.A., Yale University
Graduate Performance Diploma, Orchestral Conducting, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
Diplome de direction d'orchestre, Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris
D.M.A., Choral Conducting, Stony Brook University
mark.shapiro@liu.edu

Carl Strommen (Theory, Composition)
B.A., Long Island University
M.A., City University of New York
carl.strommen@liu.edu

Stephanie Watt (Theory, Sight-Singing)
Director, Music Theory
Director, Piano Studies
Director, Keyboard Club Concert Series
B.F.A., M.A., Long Island University
stephanie.watt@liu.edu

 

PERCUSSION

Frank Cassara
Director, Percussion Studies
Director, LIU Post Percussion Ensemble
B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music
frank.cassara@liu.edu
www.frankcassara.com

Matt Wilson (Jazz Percussion)
Co-Director, LIU Post Jazz Combo
B.M., Wichita State University
matt.wilson@liu.edu

 

PIANO

Eugene Feigin
B.M., Music College of Moscow;
M.M., Gorky State Conservatory
eugene.feigin@liu.edu

David Holzman
B.M., Mannes College of Music
M.M., Queens College, CUNY (Aaron Copland School of Music)
Web: www.battlemuse.com
david.holzman@liu.edu

Richard Iacona (Jazz)
B.S., University of North Carolina at Pembroke
M.A., Long Island University
richard.iacona@liu.edu

AeRee Kim
M.M., The Juilliard School of Music
D.M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook
aeree.kim@liu.edu

Paul Kim
Graduate Music Adviser
B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music
Ph.D., New York University
paul.kim@liu.edu

Gary Klein
B.F.A., State University of New York at Purchase
garry.klein@liu.edu

Stephanie Watt
Director, Piano Studies
Director, Music Theory
Director, Keyboard Club Concert Series
B.F.A., M.A., Long Island University
stephanie.watt@liu.edu

 

STRINGS

Karen Gellert (Bass)
B.A., M.M., Manhattan School of Music
karen.gellert@liu.edu

Maureen Hynes (Cello)
Director of Orchestral and String Studies
Director, LIU Post Orchestra
Director, String Ensemble
Director, Merriweather Consort
Co-Founder, LIU Post Chamber Music Festival
B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music
maureen.hynes@liu.edu

John Ray (Jazz Bass)
Manhattan School of Music
john.ray@liu.edu

Veronica Salas (Viola)
D.M.A., M.M.A., B.M.A., Juilliard School of Music
veronica.sales@liu.edu

Dale Stuckenbruck (Violin)
Assistant Director, LIU Post Chamber Music Festival
B.M., North Carolina School of Performing Arts
M.M., D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music
dalestruckenbruck@liu.edu

 

VOICE

Jeffrey Behrens (Tenor)
B.F.A., Carnegie Mellon
M.M., The Julliard School
Artist Diploma; Julliard Opera Center, The Julliard School
jeffrey.behrens@liu.edu

Barbara Fusco (Mezzo-Soprano)
B.A., Graduate Studies, Long Island University
barbara.fusco@liu.edu

Ruth Golden (Soprano)
Director, Vocal Studies
A.B., University of California, Berkeley
M.B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.M., University of Southern California
ruth.golden@liu.edu

Neal Harrelson (Tenor)
B.M., Shorter College
M.M., University of Tennessee
Artist Diploma; Opera Performance, Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
neal.harrelson@liu.edu

Lisa Holsberg (Soprano)
B.M., M.F.A., University of California at Irvine
Ed.M., Teachers College, Columbia University
lisa.holsberg@liu.edu

Marla Waterman (Soprano)
B.A., Wells College
M.M., Northwestern University
maria.waterman@liu.edu

 

WOODWINDS

Susan Deaver (Flute)
Co-Founder & Festival Director, LIU Post Chamber Music Festival
Conductor, Chamber Music Festival Orchestra
Director, LIU Post Flute Ensemble
B.M., M.M., D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music
susan.deaver@liu.edu

Jeff Lederer (Jazz Saxophone)
B.A., Oberlin College
M.M., Woodwind Performance, Western Michigan University
jeffrey.lederer@liu.edu

Karla Moe (Flute)
Director, Woodwind Studies
B.A., St. Olaf College
M.M., Manhattan School of Music
karla.moe@liu.edu

Timothy Ruedeman (Saxophone)
B.M., Oberlin Conservatory
M.A., Ph.D., New York University
timothy.ruedeman@liu.edu

David Sapadin (Clarinet)
B.M., University of Southern California
M.M., Manhattan School of Music
Professional Studies Certificate, Mannes School of Music
david.sapadin@liu.edu

Mark Snyder (Oboe, English horn)
B.A., University of Connecticut
M.M., Manhattan School of Music
D.M.A., Rutgers University
mark.snyder@liu.edu

Valerie Sulzinski (Oboe, English horn)
B.F.A., State University of New York at Purchase
M.M., Queens College, CUNY (Aaron Copland School of Music)
valerie.sulzinski@liu.edu

Karl Vilcins (Bassoon)
B.M., Ohio State University
M.M., Manhattan School of Music
karl.vilcins@liu.edu