People Directory

V. Kofi Agawu

Hughes-Rogers Professor of Music
(609) 258-4246
My work focuses on Analytical and critical issues in selected repertories of West Africa and Western Europe .
Kofi Agawu has taught at Haverford College, King’s College London, Cornell, Yale and Harvard. His research includes rhythm and iconicity in African music, and topic theory.
Office: 217 Woolworth Building

Darcy James Argue

Jazz: Creative Large Ensemble Director
(609) 258-4241
My work focuses on Directing Jazz at Princeton's Creative Large Ensemble.
A Vancouver-born, Brooklyn-based composer and bandleader, Argue has toured internationally with his 18-piece ensemble, Secret Society, garnering countless awards and nominations.
Office: 203 Woolworth Center

Christopher Arneson

Performance Faculty: Voice
My work focuses on Voice Performance.
Christopher Arneson is a professional voice trainer and vocologist.

Bruce Arnold

Performance Faculty: Jazz Guitar
My work focuses on Jazz Guitar Performance.
Guitarist Bruce Arnold’s passionate pursuit of new ideas and applications for his beloved six-string instrument has taken him from the minimalist landscapes of Sioux Falls, South Dakota to the...

Ralph Bowen

Performance Faculty: Jazz Saxophone
My work focuses on Saxophone Performance.
Saxophonist Ralph Bowen has made his mark on the New York jazz scene for over three decades, while bringing his "casual perfectionism" to clubs, concert halls, and festivals worldwide.

Brian Brown

Performance Faculty: Tuba
My work focuses on Tuba Performance.
Brian Brown is currently principal tuba of the Philly Pops, Delaware Symphony Orchestra and The Stamford (Connecticut) Symphony Orchestra.

John Burkhalter

Subscription Manager, Princeton University Concerts
(609) 258-5707
My work focuses on assisting patrons of Princeton University Concerts in myriad ways.
As a boy I was taken into Nassau Hall for the first time and my parents were amazed when I said I know this place... I have been interested in old things ever since. Fun note: Cindy Masterson and I...
Office: Woolworth 304

Geoffrey Burleson

Performance Faculty: Piano
My work focuses on Solo Piano Performance (Classical & Jazz), Chamber Music, Improvisation, and both Traditional and Contemporary Repertoire.
Equally active as a recitalist, soloist, chamber musician, and jazz performer, Geoffrey Burleson has been hailed by the New York Times for his “vibrant and compelling” playing.

Ronald Cappon

Performance Faculty: Voice
My work focuses on Vocal Performance..
Ronald Cappon has been teaching voice for thirty years, and his students have appeared as soloists in international opera houses, concert halls and festivals, and with major orchestras in North...

Eric Cha-Beach

Sō Percussion: Ensemble-in-Residence
My work focuses on Percussion Performance.
A member of the ensemble Sō Percussion (called “brilliant” and “consistently impressive” by the New York Times) since 2007, Eric Cha-Beach has toured the United States, Russia, Spain, Australia, and...

Susannah Chapman

Performance Faculty: Cello
My work focuses on Cello Performance.
Cellist Susannah Chapman is well-established as a chamber musician, soloist, contemporary music interpreter, and performer in leading chamber orchestras. She performed the entire 2012-13 season with...

Elaine Christy

Performance Faculty: Harp
My work focuses on Harp Performance.

Michael David Cochrane

Performance Faculty: Jazz Piano
My work focuses on Jazz Piano Performance.
MICHAEL COCHRANE, pianist, composer, arranger and instructor has resided in the tri-state area since the fall of 1974. He has performed and/or recorded with: Sonny Forturne, Hannibal, Jack Walrath,...

Gabriel Crouch

Director of Choral Activities
(609) 258-4238
My work focuses on leading the choral program at Princeton University .
Gabriel Crouch is Director of Choral Activities and Senior Lecturer in Music at Princeton University, and the musical director of the British early music ensemble Gallicantus .
Office: Woolworth 204

Ryan Dalton

Program Manager
(609) 258-3215
My work focuses on managing the programs in performance.
Ryan Dalton is the incoming Program Manager for the Music Department. His time in Princeton, NJ began at an early age when he became a member of The American Boychoir School, lucky enough to spend...
Office: E204 New Music Building

Kevin Deas

Performance Faculty: Voice
My work focuses on Voice Performance.
Kevin Deas Has served on voice faculties of Princeton University 1992-1998, 2015-2017. Westminster Choir College, Wilkes University, Lawrenceville Prep and also currently at The George School...

Donnacha Dennehy

Associate Professor of Music
(609) 258-5880
My work focuses on composition, opera, experimental music theatre, overtone series, ensemble music.
Donnacha Dennehy is a composer whose music has featured in festivals and venues around the world.
Office: 209 Woolworth

Elizabeth DiFelice

Performance Faculty: Piano
My work focuses on Piano Performance.
Pianist Elizabeth DiFelice has concertized throughout North America, Europe, and Asia in solo and chamber music recitals.

Vincent Ector

Performance Faculty: Percussion
My work focuses on Percussion Performance.
Vincent Ector hails from the musical city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he attended the University of Pennsylvania. Trained in Music beginning at age nine through GAMP, a music magnet school...

Martha Elliott

Performance Faculty: Voice
My work focuses on Vocal Performance.
Martha Elliott , soprano, writer and teacher, has performed a wide range of repertoire, including avant-garde contemporary music, opera, chamber music, and baroque music with period instruments. She...

Rochelle K. Ellis

Performance Faculty: Voice
My work focuses on Vocal Performance.
Soprano Rochelle Ellis has distinguished herself in a broad repertoire in oratorio, opera, and chamber music, and has performed with symphonic and opera organizations locally, nationally and...

John Ferrari

Performance Faculty: Percussion
My work focuses on Percussion Performance.
Percussionist John Ferrari is active in classical, jazz, pop, Broadway, film, television and dance music, the avant-garde, and multi-media.

Joe Fiedler

Jazz Trombone
My work focuses on Jazz Trombone Performance.
Trombonist/composer Joe Fiedler is known to critics as “among the most impressive trombonists to emerge in the past couple of decades.” (Harvey Pekar, Signal to Noise ) Based in New York since 1993,...

Brian Glassman

Performance Faculty: Jazz Double Bass
My work focuses on Jazz Double Bass Performance.
Brian is a master of many musical genres: Classical, Rock, Latin, R&B, Cabaret and is renowned for his work in Jazz and Klezmer. Brian has performed with the following legendary Jazz artists:...

Garth Greenup

Performance Faculty: Trumpet
My work focuses on Trumpet Performance.
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) Principal Trumpet Garth Greenup attended Arizona State University and Northwestern University. His principal teachers include David Hickman, Vince Chickowicz,...

Marilyn Ham

Department Manager
(609) 258-4240
My work focuses on working with the department chair to execute policy and strategic direction, and oversight of department operations and activities..
After graduating from college, Marilyn worked as a writer at Earthwatch. She then worked at M.I.T. in the Center for Cancer Research. She had a brief respite for nine months in Paris, France as “une...
Office: Woolworth 314

Wendy Heller

Scheide Professor of Music History and Chair, Department of Music
(609) 258-1906
My work focuses on music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, especially opera (Monteverdi, Cavalli, Handel) from interdisciplinary perspectives including gender and sexuality, art history, Italian literature, and the classical tradition .
Scheide Professor of Music, Chair of the Department of Music, and Director of the Program in Italian Studies
Office: 316 Woolworth

Benjamin Herrington

Performance Faculty: Trombone
My work focuses on Trombone Performance.
As one of New York's leading trombonists, Mr. Herrington has toured worldwide in various groups under the batons of Leonard Bernstein, Semyon Bychkov, Valery Gergiev, James DePriest, and Christoph...

Jack Hill

Performance Faculty: Double Bass
My work focuses on Double Bass Performance.
Since moving from Massachusetts to New Jersey, Jack Hill has served as principal bass for the Edison Symphony Orchestra and the American Repertory Ballet’s annual productions of The Nutcracker . He...

Dan Hudson

Princeton University Orchestra Manager
My work focuses on Assisting Maestro Pratt in Orchestral Matters..
As a Classical Bassist, Dan Hudson has served as Principal/Co-Principal Bass with The Spoleto Festival (Charleston S.C. and Spoleto Italia), Sarasota Opera (Florida) as interim Primo Contrabbasso...

Margaret Kampmeier

Performance Faculty: Piano
My work focuses on Piano Performance.
Pianist Margaret Kampmeier enjoys a varied career as soloist, collaborative artist and educator. Ms. Kampmeier performs regularly with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and is also a founding member of...

Francine Kay

Performance Faculty: Piano
My work focuses on Piano Performance .
The New York-based Canadian pianist Francine Kay has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, North America, and Asia.

David Kellett

Performance Faculty: Voice (Tenor)
My work focuses on Vocal Performance .
David Kellett has appeared in over 45 principal and secondary roles in productions of opera and operetta during his career including numerous world and American premieres. His students have been...

Dasha Koltunyuk

Marketing & Outreach Manager, Princeton University Concerts/Department of Music
(609) 258-6024
My work focuses on engaging people in music on campus.
Dasha (Darya) Koltunyuk graduated from Princeton University in 2015, with a concentration in Comparative Literature and certificates in Piano Performance and Translation Studies. A passionate...
Office: 301 Woolworth

Christopher Komer

Performance Faculty: French Horn
My work focuses on French Horn Performance.

Jeremiah LaMontagne

Support for Computing in Academic Departments/Department Computing Support
(609) 258-0233
My work focuses on Support and maintenance for desktop hardware and software systems at Princeton University.
Office: Woolworth 310

Sunghae Anna Lim

Performance Faculty: Violin
My work focuses on Violin Performance..
Sunghae Anna Lim has performed extensively throughout the United States, Central America, Europe and Japan.

Iarla Ó Lionáird

Global Scholar: Irish Studies & Music Department
My work focuses on Traditional Irish Song.
Iarla Ó Lionáird has carved a long and unique career in music in Ireland. From his iconic early recording of the vision song Aisling Gheal as a young boy to his ground breaking recordings with Dublin...
Office: E309 New Music Building

Andrew Lovett

Research Specialist (Composition)
My work focuses on Chamber opera, music-theatre, film-music, electroacoustic composition.
Lovett’s work is mostly focused on opera (“music-theater”) often combined with electronics. In addition, he composes chamber music and electroacoustic “soundscape” or acousmatic work.
Office: By Appointment

Steven Mackey

William Shubael Conant Professor of Music; Director of Graduate Studies (Composition)
(609) 258-4243
My work focuses on the exploration of quirky topographies and surprising continuities for human performers, including myself on electric guitar.
Steven Mackey is regarded as one of the leading composers of his generation.
Office: 222 Woolworth

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Director of Jazz
(609) 258-2219
My work focuses on Jazz as a living art form..
The Anthony H. P. Lee '79 Director of Jazz at Princeton University, Mahanthappa is a saxophonist/composer who hybridizes progressive jazz and South Indian classical music.
Office: E201 New Music Building

Simon A. Morrison

Professor of Music; Director of Graduate Studies (Musicology)
(609) 258-4231
My work focuses on the musical, cultural, and political histories of the Soviet Union, Russia, the United States, and France since the late 19th century.
Simon Morrison is an archival historian specializing in 20th-century Russian and Soviet music with expertise in opera, dance, film, sketch studies, and historically informed performance.
Office: 210 Woolworth

Ruth Ochs

Conductor of the Princeton University Sinfonia; Associate Conductor of the Princeton University Orchestra; and Director of Small Ensembles at Princeton; Lecturer in Music
My work focuses on conducting the Princeton University Sinfonia.
Under Maestro Ochs' leadership, the Princeton Uniersity Sinfonia has grown from a small chamber orchestra into a full symphony orchestra. Welcoming undergraduate and graduate student musicians, the...
Office: E311 New Music Building

Laura Oltman

Performance Faculty: Guitar
My work focuses on Guitar Performance.
Guitarist Laura Oltman has received acclaim for her recital and chamber music performances throughout the world. THE NEW YORK TIMES described her debut performance at Carnegie Recital Hall as “...

Alberto Parrini

Performance Faculty: Cello
My work focuses on Cello Performance.
Alberto Parrini was born in Italy and came to the U.S. in 1988. He performs as soloist, chamber musician and in orchestra with a variety of ensembles. Alberto lives in New York City.

Matthew Parrish

Performance Faculty: Jazz Bass
My work focuses on Jazz Bass Performance.
Born in central California to hard-working, music-loving parents of four children, Matthew Parrish epitomizes the heart of jazz bass performance and livelihood. Matthew has performed and recorded...

Sarah Pelletier

Performance Faculty: Voice (Soprano)
My work focuses on Vocal Performance.
Sarah Pelletier has an international performing career that encompasses the opera, solo orchestral, oratorio, chamber music, and artsong repertory. She is acclaimed for her “virtues of voice,...

Eric Plutz

Performance Faculty: Keyboard
My work focuses on Keyboard Performance.
Eric Plutz is University Organist at Princeton University, where his responsibilities include playing for weekly services at the Chapel, Academic Ceremonies, and solo concerts. He also coordinates...

Michael Pratt

Conductor, Princeton University Orchestra; Director, Program in Musical Performance; Senior Lecturer
(609) 258-6793
My work focuses on creating an environment in which students gifted in both academics and performance can flourish in both, regardless of where their career ambitions take them..
Michael Pratt is the conductor of the Princeton University Orchestra and Director of the Program in Music Performance
Office: E202 New Music Building

Josh Quillen

Sō Percussion: Ensemble-in-Residence
My work focuses on Percussion Performance.
Josh Quillen has forged a unique identity in the contemporary music world as all-around percussionist, expert steel drum performer, and composer. His collaborations with other composers frequently...

Barbara Rearick

Performance Faculty: Voice (Mezzo-Soprano)
My work focuses on Vocal Performance.
Mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick has established herself as one of today's most versatile and fascinating artists.

Jamie Reuland

Assistant Professor of Music; Departmental Representative
(609) 258-4630
My work focuses on music of the later Middle Ages: song, language, and philosophies of music.
My research focuses on the intellectual, aesthetic, and political history of medieval music, and on the intersections between musical texts, oral culture, and political life in the late-medieval...
Office: 214 Woolworth

Deborah Rhoades

Accounts Manager, Princeton University Concerts
(609) 258-2779
My work focuses on Financial transactions, subscriptions and ticketing for Princeton University Concerts.
Office: Woolworth 303

Trineice Robinson-Martin

Performance Faculty: Jazz (Vocal)
My work focuses on Vocal Jazz Performance.
Internationally recognized as one of the leading pedagogues in gospel and soul voice training, Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin specializes in vocal pedagogy and performance practices for contemporary...

Jayn Rosenfeld

Performance Faculty: Flute
My work focuses on Flute Performance.
JAYN ROSENFELD is one of the leading contemporary music flutists of the present generation. A graduate of Radcliffe College and the Manhattan School of Music, her teachers were James Pappoutsakis,...

Beth Schupsky

Business Manager
(609) 258-2443
My work focuses on Paying the many wonderful performers and ensuring the financial stewardship of the department..
Office: Woolworth 313

Marna Seltzer

Director, Princeton University Concerts/Department of Music Concert Office
(609) 258-2800
My work focuses on Bringing world class artists to campus; presenting them in concert and making these presentations relevant to the widest possible audience..
Like Oliver Sacks, I believe that when people connect with music, it can be life-changing and life-affirming
Office: Woolworth 302

Juri Seo

Assistant Professor of Music
My work focuses on Contemporary Music Composition.
A composer and pianist, Seo's music encompasses contrast through unified, fluid, yet complex compositions.

Adam Sliwinski

Sō Percussion: Ensemble-in-Residence
My work focuses on Percussion Performance.
Adam Sliwinski has built a dynamic career of creative collaboration as percussionist, pianist, conductor, teacher, and writer. He specializes in bringing composers, performers, and other artists...

Gregory Deane Smith (Greg)

Academic Programs Administrator
(609) 258-6078
My work focuses on maintaining academic records, tracking fulfillment of degree requirements, scheduling department courses, and managing the Ph.D admission process, among other duties..
Gregory Deane Smith is an accomplished professional baritone and choral conductor. Greg was born in Brooklyn, NY and has lived in Princeton, NJ for the past 29 years. A graduate of Syracuse...
Office: Woolworth 310

Jeff Snyder

Director of Electronic Music; Director of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra
(609) 258-6793
My work focuses on new instrument design, alternate tunings, composition, robotics, and networked performance practices.
Jeff Snyder is a composer, improviser and instrument-designer living in Princeton, New Jersey.

Justin Stanley

Assistant Production Manager
My work focuses on helping the Production Manager with planning and logistical details that make performances and events happen.
Office: E207 New Music Building

Gavin Steingo

Assistant Professor of Music
My work focuses on music and sound as fundamental figures in the constitution of global modernity.
Gavin Steingo seeks to understand globally circulating musical practices from the perspective of the geopolitical South.

Jo-Ann Sternberg

Performance Faculty: Clarinet
My work focuses on Clarinet Performance.
Clarinetist Jo-Ann Sternberg leads a diverse musical life in the New York area as a chamber musician, orchestral player, music educator, and interpreter of new music. A member of Sequitur, the...

Matt Sullivan

Performance Faculty: Oboe
My work focuses on Oboe Performance.
Oboist Matt Sullivan has performed extensively on four continents and is recognized internationally as both a virtuoso performer and teacher, as well as an important advocate for the modern oboe. The...

Jennifer Tao

Performance Faculty: Piano
My work focuses on Piano Performance.
Ms. Tao began piano studies at age 5, performed as soloist with orchestras at age 10, and the following year won critical acclaim for her performance as soloist with conductor Arthur Fiedler...

Olivier Tarpaga

Lecturer in Music; Director of the African Music Ensemble
My work focuses on African traditional rhythms.
Lester Horton award-winning musician and choreographer, Olivier Tarpaga is the artistic director of Nomad Express International MultiArts Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Tarpaga recently...

Jessica Thompson

Performance Faculty: Viola
My work focuses on Viola Performance.
Violist Jessica Thompson is a passionate chamber musician who performs regularly throughout the United States and abroad as a member of the Daedalus Quartet . The quartet, Grand Prize winner of the...

Jason Treuting

Sō Percussion: Ensemble-in-Residence
My work focuses on Percussion Performance.
As a member of So Percussion, Jason Treuting has collaborated with artists and composers including Steve Reich, David Lang, John Zorn, Dan Trueman, tabla master Zakir Hussain, the electronic music...

Dan Trueman

Professor of Music; Director of Princeton Sound Kitchen
(609) 258-4245
My work focuses on Music Composition.
Dan Trueman is a composer, fiddler, and electronic musician.
Office: E208 New Music Building

Stephanie Tubiolo

Associate Director of Choirs
(609) 258-0197
My work focuses on assisting in the leadership of the choral program at Princeton .
Stephanie Tubiolo is the incoming Associate Director of Choirs at Princeton University.

Dmitri Tymoczko

Professor of Music
(609) 258-4255
My work focuses on Composition and Music Theory.
Dmitri Tymoczko (b. 1969, Cambridge, Massachusetts) is a composer and music theorist at Princeton University.
Office: Woolworth 208

Henry Valoris

Production Manager
(609) 258-6842
My work focuses on managing the planning and logistical details that go into making performances and events happen.
Henry has served as the Production Manager for the Music Department and Princeton University Concerts since 2014. Prior to joining the staff at Princeton he was previously the General Manager for DC-...
Office: 202 Woolworth

Andrés Villalta

Audio Specialist
(609) 258-3616
My work focuses on Classical / Art Music - production. I provide audio support for the department of Music. .
With credits on Bridge Records, Delos International, Harmonia Mundi, Hyperion Records, and Marquis Classics, I have contributed a considerable amount to the Classical Music recorded catalog. As a...
Office: 223 Woolworth

Robert Wagner

Performance Faculty: Bassoon
My work focuses on Bassoon Performance.
Principal Bassoonist of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; a member of the American Wind Quintet, Boehm Quintette, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke's.

Rob Wegman

Associate Professor of Music
(609) 258-4248
My work focuses on the musical aesthetics and sociology of late-Medieval and Renaissance music.
Select Publications: The Crisis of Music in Early Modern Europe, 1470-1530 Historical Musicology: Is it Still Possible? Jacobus de Ispania and Liège The World According to Anonymous IV What is...
Office: 222 Woolworth Center. Office Hours by Appointment.

Barbara White

Professor of Music
(609) 258-1443
My work focuses on the interaction of music and sound with text, moving bodies and moving images; the fluid boundary between everyday experience and art; the wonders of the sounding breath; and the role of the body, including the gendered body, in artistic activity.
Composer Barbara White has decades of experience in concert music as well as in interdisciplinary collaboration.
Office: 220 Woolworth

Nancy Wilson

Performance Faculty: Violin
My work focuses on Violin Performance & Historical Violin Performance.
With repertoire ranging from the 17th-21st centuries, Nancy Wilson's solo playing has been called "clear and sweet in tone, refined in articulation" by Gramophone.

Eric Wyrick

Performance Faculty: Violin
My work focuses on Violin Performance.
Concertmaster of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra since 1998, Wyrick is also the Artistic Director of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Wendy Young

Performance Faculty: Harpsichord
My work focuses on Harpsichord Performance.
Wendy Young has performed at many of America’s major concert halls, at numerous festivals, and with many early music ensembles, as well as dance and theatre groups. Her specialty is 17th and 18th...