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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...

Elaine Christy

Performance Faculty: Harp
My work focuses on Harp Performance.

Matthew D. Clayton

Jazz History

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: 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...

Donnacha Dennehy

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

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.

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...

Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek

Performance Faculty: Voice
My work focuses on Vocal Performance.
Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek is a mezzo-soprano specializing in early and new music. She was a member of the acclaimed vocal quartet Anonymous 4 for many years and is founder and music director of...

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.

Andrew Lovett

Research Specialist (Composition)
(609) 258-4249
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: 203 Woolworth By Appointment

Steven Mackey

William Shubael Conant Professor of Music
(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

Anthony H.P. Lee '79 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 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

Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

Professor of Music
(609) 258-4246
Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis approaches music from the combined perspectives of music theory/musicology and cognitive science. Her book On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind (Oxford University Press)...
Office: Woolworth 217

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...

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
(609) 258-3306
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

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
(609) 258-4259
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...

Nate Radley

Performance Faculty: Jazz Guitar

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; Elias Boudinot Bicentennial Preceptor
(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

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,...

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,...

Juri Seo

Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Undergraduate Studies
(609) 258-4244
My work focuses on Contemporary Music Composition.
A composer and pianist, Seo's music encompasses contrast through unified, fluid, yet complex compositions.
Office: 216 Woolworth

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
(609) 258-3616
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.

Gavin Steingo

Associate Professor of Music - On leave for the 2020-2021 academic year
(609) 258-4088
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.
Office: 221 Woolworth

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

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 Effron Music Building

Stephanie Tubiolo

Associate Director of Choral Music
(609) 258-0197
My work focuses on Princeton’s choral program, conducting, and building youth choirs in underserved school districts.
Stephanie Tubiolo is the Associate Director of Choirs at Princeton University.
Office: 204 Woolworth

Dmitri Tymoczko

Professor of Music and Director of Graduate Studies, Composition
(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

Mari Jo Velasco

Lecturer in the Council of Humanities and Music Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows 2018-2021 Cohort
(609) 258-1954
Mari Jo Velasco received her Ph.D. in Music History and Theory from the University of Chicago and holds Masters degrees in Musicology from the Université de Rennes II and in Human Rights Law from the...
Office: 25A Joseph Henry House

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: 218 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

Director of Early Music Princeton and Program Coordinator
(609) 258-6842
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...
Office: 202 Woolworth