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Darcy James Argue

Jazz: Creative Large Ensemble Director
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: E205 Effron Music Building

Christopher Arneson

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

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.

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...

Ted Chubb

Performance Faculty: Jazz Trumpet
My work focuses on Jazz Trumpet.
Over the past two decades Ted Chubb has developed into both a deeply expressive trumpeter and an inventive composer. He has served as both sideman and bandleader to an impressive list of NYC’s top...

Matthew D. Clayton

Jazz History

Gabriel Crouch

Director of Choral Activities
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: 201 Woolworth

Sarah Cunningham

Performance Faculty: Viola Da Gamba & Baroque Cello
My work focuses on Viola da Gamba & Baroque Cello Performance.
Sarah Cunningham is recognized as one of the foremost performers on the viola da gamba worldwide. As a soloist and chamber musician she has performed and recorded throughout Europe, the Americas,...

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...

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...

Alan Feinberg

Performance Faculty: Piano
My work focuses on piano performance.
Pianist Alan Feinberg has forged a remarkable career based on musical exploration. From Bull to Babbitt, Feinberg's creative approach to programming has given him a very varied career. With over 300...

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.

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...

Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek

Performance Faculty: Voice
My work focuses on Vocal Performance.
Dr. Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, mezzo-soprano, is a singer, conductor, educator, and composer. Dr. Horner-Kwiatek holds a D.M.A. from The Juilliard School and is on the Performance Faculty at...

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...

Christopher Komer

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

Brian Kuszyk

Performance Faculty: Classical Trumpet
Brian Kuszyk is currently principal trumpet of Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, Delaware Symphony and Philadelphia Brass. He is a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and has...

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.

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Anthony H.P. Lee '79 Director of Jazz
My work focuses on Jazz as a living art form..
The Anthony H. P. Lee '79 Director of Jazz at Princeton University, Mahanthappa is an award winning alto saxophonist/composer who is widely known as one of the premier voices in jazz of the 21st...
Office: E201 Effron Music Building

David Miller

Performance Faculty: Jazz Trombone
My work focuses on Jazz Trombone Performance.
Dave Miller has been active in the commercial music scene in New York Cityfor over 25 years. Versatility has been a hallmark, as he's performed in a variety of genres, be it jazz, salsa, pop, or...

Ruth Ochs

Conductor of the Princeton University Sinfonia; Associate Conductor of the Princeton University Orchestra; and Director of Small Ensembles at Princeton
My work focuses on developing and enriching the musical potential of the Princeton experience, creating meaningful opportunities for motivated musicians, and fostering opportunities for undergraduate composers..
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 Effron Music Building

Miles Okazaki

Performance Faculty: Jazz Guitar
My work focuses on Jazz Guitar.
Miles Okazaki is a NYC-based guitarist originally from Port Townsend, a small seaside town in Washington State. His approach to the guitar is described by the New York Times as “utterly contemporary...

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.
Matthew Parrish is a sought after performer, arranger, composer, producer and instructor. Matthew’s warmth in his playing and loyalty to delivering heartfelt, passionate works is apparent in every...

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: Organ
My work focuses on Organ 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 Music Performance
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 Effron 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.

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...

Angelica Sanchez

Jazz Piano
Pianist/Composer/Educator/Arranger Angelica Sanchez moved to New York from Arizona in 1994. Since moving to the East Coast Sanchez has collaborated with such notable artists as: Wadada Leo Smith,...

Stacey Shames

Performance Faculty: Harp
Stacey Shames is recognized as one of the world’s foremost harpists, performing as concerto soloist, chamber musician and orchestral principal. Since making her debut at Carnegie Recital Hall, she...

Sarah Shin

Performance Faculty: Flute
Sarah Shin is the Lecturer of Flute at Princeton University and on the flute faculty at Rutgers University MGSA Community Arts. Sarah has performed in Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre, Jordan...

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...

Jeff Snyder

Director of Electronic Music; Director of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra
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.
Office: 262 Alexander St.

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...

Olivier Tarpaga

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

Department Chair; Professor of Music; Director of Princeton Sound Kitchen
My work focuses on Music Composition.
Dan Trueman is a composer, fiddler, and electronic musician.
Office: E208 Effron Music Building

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.

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

Director of Early Music Princeton
My work focuses on Harpsichord Performance.
Harpsichordist Wendy Young has performed at many of America’s major concert halls, at numerous international festivals, and with many early music ensembles, as well as dance and theatre groups, and...
Office: 203 Woolworth