Faculty members at New England Music Camp are carefully chosen for both their achievements as professional performers and their recognition for excellence in teaching. We live in a close knit community where we dine family style and many of our faculty enjoy joining the campers on the recreation fields.

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Click the areas below for faculty list and biographical information:

 

Ensemble Conductors

Chris Burkhart

Chris Burkhart

    Conductor, Concert Band

Band Director at Cape Henlopen High School (Lewes, DE), served in the 78th Army Band as jazz ensemble director and trumpet player. BM (Temple University), pursuing MM (Boston University).


Matt Dell

Matthew Dell

    Concert Orchestra

Music Director, Rowan Youth Orchestra. BA (Yale), MM (University of Michigan).


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Leon Gregorian

    Conductor, Symphony Orchestra

Distinguished Professor of Music, Dir. of Orchestra, and Head of Graduate Orchestral Conducting Program at Michigan State University. International guest conductor of major orchestras. Recording for Crystal, Koch International Classics, Arizona U Records, GIA Records and PBS television and radio. Diploma and BM (New England Conservatory), MM (Michigan State University). Tanglewood Conducting Fellow. Pupil of Munch, Leinsdorf, Burgin.


Dave Kehler

David Kehler

    Symphony Band

Director of Bands at Kennesaw State University.


Matt Kraemer

Matt Kraemer

    Concert Orchestra

Music Director and Principal Conductor, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Music Director, Butler County Symphony, Music Director of the Erie Chamber Orchestra.


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Dr. Gail B. Levinsky

    Saxophone

Associate Professor of Music, Susquehanna University. Active soloist, adjudicator, clinician. Regional Director North American Saxophone Alliance.


Michael McCarthy, Direct of Choral Group, New Horizons at NEMC and Snow Pond

Michael McCarthy

    Conductor, Chorale; Voice

Conductor of Renaissance Revival, organist, adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor. Bachelor of Music degrees magna cum laude in Music Education and Applied Bassoon from the Hartt School of Music and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from The University of Connecticut.


Lisabeth Miller

Lisabeth Miller

    Chamber Choir

DMA (The University of Connecticut), MM (The Hartt School of Music), BA (Brandeis University)


Choir Conductor Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss

    Conductor, Chamber Choir; Voice

Director of Choral Activities Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. Active soprano, choral adjudicator, and guest conductor throughout New England. BME (University of Massachusetts ), MM (Temple University).


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Jenny L. Neff

    Conductor, Concert Band

Instrumental Music Director at Bala Cynwyd Middle School (Lower Merion School District), active music education advocate, guest conductor, and presenter. B.M. (Michigan State University), M.M. (Michigan State University), Ed.D. (Immaculata University).


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William E. Schmearer, III

    Jazz Studies

Retired Supervisor of Music in Spring-Ford Pennsylvania Schools. Former Associate Conductor of Pottstown Symphony. Adjudicator, clinician, guest conductor, and jazz pianist.


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William Staub

    Conductor, Symphony Band

Associate Director of Bands and Director of the ECU Marching Pirates at East Carolina University. DMA (Northwestern University), MM (Michigan State University), BM (Arizona State University).


Strings

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Michelle Abraham

    Violin

Associate Concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra; Former Concertmaster of the Ashland Symphony Orchestra (Ohio); Founding member, Thalia String Quartet; BA in Music (Stony Brook University); MM (Yale School of Music); AD (Cleveland Institute of Music)


Bart Dunning

Bart Dunning

    Double Bass

BM and MM (University of Michigan). Associate Principal Bass with Toledo (OH) Symphony; Instrumental music teacher in Ann Arbor Public Schools.


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Rebecca Gilmore Phillips

    Cello

Assistant Principal Cello with The Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Gilmore Phillips holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master of Music degree in Cello Performance from Indiana and Rice Universities where her teachers include Janos Starker, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Norman Fischer and Desmond Hoebig.


Linda Gregorian

Linda Gregorian

    Violin, Viola

String specialist with Okemos, MI Public Schools; Member of Lansing Symphony; Freelance violin/viola teacher and clinician. BM (Michigan State University) MM (University of Evansville).


Jeremy Lyons

Jeremy Lyons

    Classical Guitar

Soloist throughout the United States. Faculty at Levine School of Music in Washington D.C., and Artist Music Education Center in Perry Hall Maryland. BM (Florida State University), MM (performance), MM (musicology) , DMA (Peabody Conservatory)


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Julia Neckermann

    Violin

Associate Concertmaster of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and first violin in resident string quartet; Formerly Acting Associate Concertmaster of the Louisville Orchestra, Acting Principal Second violin, and section first violin. BM (Eastman School), MM (Rice University).


Nara Shahbazyan

Nara Shahbazyan

    Cello

Faculty at Dean College, Brookline Music School, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School and LaSalle Academy.


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Lisa Tarzia

    Violin

Freelance violinist; Private studio instructor. BA (University of Michigan), MA (New York University).


Mary Ann Tortolano

Mary Ann Tortolano

    Violin/Viola

Principal Second Violin Spoleto & Graz Festivals; Principal Viola, Whitewater & Sorg Opera companies; freelance violin/violist Kennedy Center, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra; Private teacher in Alexandria, VA. BM (Oberlin Conservatory), MA Suzuki Certification (Iowa City).


Diane Weisberg

Diane Weisberg

    Viola

Viola faculty at Florida Atlantic University; Artist in residence at Alexander Dreyfoos School of the arts; Violist, Palm Beach Opera Orchestra, Palm Beach Symphony, Boca Raton Symphonia, and the Atlantic Classical Orchestra. BM (University of California Berkeley), MM (Yale University), DMA (Arizona State University).


Woodwinds

Lorraine-Duso-Kitts

Lorraine Duso Kitts

    Oboe

Associate Professor of Oboe and Bassoon at U of Central AR. Member of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. BM (Indiana University), MM (Manhattan School of Music), DMA (University of Michigan).


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Sarah Gill Schettler

    Flute

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Flute Instructor at Tulane University and the University of New Orleans. BM, Flute Performance (Millikin University), MM Flute Performance and M.M. Musicology (University North Texas), D.M. Flute Performance (Florida State University)


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Lois Hicks-Wozniak

    Saxophone

Lois Hicks-Wozniak, is an active concert saxophonist in the New York Metropolitan Region and the Hudson Valley. A saxophonist with the United States Military Academy Band (the West Point Band) from 1996-2004, she is currently principal saxophonist with the Ridgewood Concert Band (NJ), and she presents recitals and is guest soloist with many regional groups.


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Jonathan Holden

    Clarinet

Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Florida State University and Principal Clarinetist of the West Michigan Symphony. DMA (Michigan State University), BM, MM (Guildhall School of Music & Drama)


Gail B Levinski, musician, conductor at New England Music Camp

Dr. Gail B. Levinsky

    Saxophone

Associate Professor of Music, Susquehanna University. Active soloist, adjudicator, clinician. Regional Director North American Saxophone Alliance.


Elizabeth Roberts

Elizabeth Roberts

    Bassoon

Principal Bassoon and Director of Youth Education for the Charlottesville Symphony. Faculty at the University of Virginia. BS in Early Childhood Education (University of Illinois) , Professional Studies Diploma and BM (Harid Conservatory), MM (University of Southern California)


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Dominique Soucy

    Flute

Active flutist in New York City; Radio, television, movie sound track recording artist. Flute instructor at City College (NYC), Rye Country Day School, Crestwood Music Education. Founding member of Musical Wisdom. (Conservatoire du Québec, First Prize in Flute Performance and Chamber Music)


George Stoffan

George Stoffan

    Clarinet

Associate Professor of Clarinet at Oakland University. Principal Clarinetist of the Oakland Symphony Orchestra. Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet Performance and Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan, a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from Indiana University, and a DMA in Clarinet Performance from the University of Wisconsin.


Brass

Larry Cooper, Low Brass Specialist, New Horizons at NEMC

Larry Cooper

    Trombone

Larry earned his Master of Music from the University of Michigan and his BS in Music Education from Susquehanna University. He presently teaches both trombone and euphonium at Bucknell University and serves on the advisory and corporation boards for NEMC.


Andrew Harms

Andrew Harms

    Trumpet

Frequent performer with Cincinnati and Kentucky Symphony Orchestras, award-winning solo and chamber musician. BM (Missouri State University), MM (UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance), DMA (ABD, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music).


David Johansen

David Johansen

    Trombone

Professor of Trombone, Southeastern Louisiana University; Second Trombonist, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. BM (Fort Hays State University), MS in Music Education (University of Illinois) and DMA (University of Iowa).


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Andrew Madej

    Tuba/Euphonium

Faculty at Long Island University Post and Brooklyn College. BM (Oberlin College), MM (New England Conservatory of Music).


Meredith Moore

Meredith Moore

    French Horn

Meredith is a prominent freelance horn player based in London and has played with many of the UK’s top orchestras. BM (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), MM (Royal Academy of Music).


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Nathan Pawelek

    French Horn

Former principal horn of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. Member of Quadre horn quartet, freelance horn player in New England. BM (Oberlin Conservatory), MM (Yale University).


Andrew Willmott

Andrew Willmott

    Trumpet

Principal trumpet: Charter Oak Brass Quintet and Renaissance Brass Quintet; Lead and split-lead trumpet for the Glenn Miller Orchestra; Senior Trumpet and Piano instructor for the Westport (CT) Music Center.


Percussion

Ben Fraley

Benjamin Fraley

    Percussion

Adjunct Instructor of Percussion at Troy University. Performs with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestras.


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Simon Gomez Gallego

    Percussion

Principal Percussionist of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra and Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, Civic Fellow and Timpanist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. faculty of the Percussion Scholarship Program of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. BM and MM (University of Miami), Post-Master’s Certificate (DePaul University).


Dave Tarantino

David Tarantino

    Percussion

Faculty at Boston University as a DMA candidate and private studio.


Piano

Steve Erickson

Steve Erickson

    Piano

Pianist with the USAF Band’s Airmen of Note. Doctoral studies (University of Kansas), MM (Rice University), BM (Brigham Young University)


Pianist Daniel Lau

Daniel Lau

    Piano

Associate Professor Washington Adventist University. Solo, chamber music, and collaborative piano performances. BM (Loma Linda University), MM and DMA (Peabody Conservatory).


Pianist Sangmi Lim

Sangmi Lim

    Piano

Assistant Professor of Piano at Michigan State University. Active soloist, chamber musician, adjudicator, educator. BM (Ewha Womans University), MM (Ewha Womans Universty, Michigan State University), DMA (Michigan State University).


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Dino Mulic

    Piano

BM, MM (University of Sarajevo), DM (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Pianist Dino Mulic, a native of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, is active as a recitalist and has performed in Austria, Canada, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, the United States and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Currently, Dr. Mulic is teaching at Detroit Symphony Orchestra Civic Youth Ensembles and at Michigan State University Community Music School. In addition, he is a co-founder/co-director of the Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival.


Timothy Peng

    Piano Technician

BM (Tunhai U-Taiwan) MM, (University of Massachusetts-Lowell), Two-year program for piano tuning & rebuilding at NESS Boston, Registered piano tuner.


Dean Zhang

Dean Zhang

    Piano

Principal Keyboard at The Omaha Symphony. Soloist, chamber musician, and masterclass clinician throughout the United States and China. BM, MM (University of Wyoming), DMA (Cleveland Institute of Music)


Voice

S. Mark Aliapoulios

S. Mark Aliapoulios

    Musical Theater; Voice

Associate Professor of Voice at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Artistic Director of The Choral Society of the Palm Beaches, Professional Singer, adjudicator and clinician. BME (U Miami) MM (NEC)


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Michael McCarthy, Direct of Choral Group, New Horizons at NEMC and Snow Pond

Michael McCarthy

    Conductor, Chorale; Voice

Conductor of Renaissance Revival, organist, adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor. Bachelor of Music degrees magna cum laude in Music Education and Applied Bassoon from the Hartt School of Music and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from The University of Connecticut.


Choir Conductor Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss

    Conductor, Chamber Choir; Voice

Director of Choral Activities Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. Active soprano, choral adjudicator, and guest conductor throughout New England. BME (University of Massachusetts ), MM (Temple University).


Musical Theater

S. Mark Aliapoulios

S. Mark Aliapoulios

    Musical Theater; Voice

Associate Professor of Voice at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Artistic Director of The Choral Society of the Palm Beaches, Professional Singer, adjudicator and clinician. BME (U Miami) MM (NEC)


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Frances Mercanti-Anthony

    Musical Theater Director


Jazz Studies

Gail B Levinski, musician, conductor at New England Music Camp

Dr. Gail B. Levinsky

    Saxophone

Associate Professor of Music, Susquehanna University. Active soloist, adjudicator, clinician. Regional Director North American Saxophone Alliance.


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William E. Schmearer, III

    Jazz Studies

Retired Supervisor of Music in Spring-Ford Pennsylvania Schools. Former Associate Conductor of Pottstown Symphony. Adjudicator, clinician, guest conductor, and jazz pianist.