Faculty

Piano

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Dave Bartley

DAVE BARTLEY, piano, jazz improvisation – BFA Piano Performance, SUNY Buffalo. Active soloist & performer in regional jazz ensembles.

EMILY CHIN, piano, music therapy – BM, Music Therapy, Nazareth College in Rochester. Clinical experience in adaptive lessons, early intervention, PTSD. Pianist and organist.

RAHIMA HOHLSTEIN, piano – DMA Piano/Theory, University of N.C.; MM Boston Conservatory. Soloist & ensemble player.

YELENA LEVINA, piano, theory – Nizhney Novgorod Pedagogical University & Music College. Piano Teacher at Pittsfield High School. Active accompanist.

CHARLES MARSHALL, piano – BS, Music Education, Gordon College; graduate studies, Westminster Choir College. K-12 music teacher, choir director & organist.

BONNIE McCUBBIN, piano – MM, Vocal Performance, Ithaca College; BM, Violin, SUNY-Fredonia.

AMY RENAK, piano – BA, Mary Washington College; graduate studies, Hartt School of Music. BCC faculty member; choir director, accompanist & organist.

JOE ROSE, piano – BA, Brown University; graduate studies in music education.  Music Director and collaborative pianist with many soloists and groups in Berkshire County.

JEAN STACKHOUSE, piano – MM, University of Oklahoma; BM, De Pauw University. Former faculty member of N.E. Conservatory & Westminster Choir College.

TIM WEISMAN, piano—MM, Yale School of Music. Concert organist and pianist.

Voice

singing-lessons

Finding Your Voice: teen workshop with Sherri James Buxton

SHERRI JAMES BUXTON, voiceBME, Indiana. Univ.; MEd Cambridge College. Appeared on Broadway. Professional cabaret singer.

CHARLOTTE  HAYS, violin, viola and voice. BM, UMass, certified music educator, K-12; choral and general music teacher with Kids4Harmony.

ALICE SPATZ,  sight-singingMFA Composition, Bennington College; BA, New School for Social Research. Performer with Wintergreen ensemble; published composer.

KEITH SPENCER, voice. MM, Manhattan School of Music and Master in opera performance from Curtis Institute of Music. Numerous opera appearances and competition awards.

Strings

BETH CRAIG, cello—BS, Mannes College; MM Kent State U. Active performer, composer with Jazz/Improvisation focus.

JASON ENNIS, guitar – Graduate studies, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, recently released several CDs with Natalia Bernal as composer, arranger and  musical director.

OUISA FOHRHALTZ, violin, violaMM, U-Mass, Amherst. Suzuki instructor. Violinist with Albany & Berkshire Symphonies, Vivante Trio.

CHARLOTTE  HAYS, violin, viola and voice. BM, UMass, certified music educator, K-12; choral and general music teacher with Kids4Harmony.

BING LIU, viola, violinMA Viola Performance, Boston University. Soloist & orchestral performer. Member of Berkshire Trio.

BONNIE McCUBBIN, piano – MM, Vocal Performance, Ithaca College; BM, Violin, SUNY-Fredonia.

CINDY OGULNICK, stringsBME Performance, SUNY Potsdam. Public school teacher, member of Berkshire Symphony & Rosamond String Trio.

MATT PATTON, BA, Music, Westfield State, experienced teacher and free lance performer.

KARL RAUSCH, guitarBM, Berklee College of Music. Active recording artist & performer.

ALICE SPATZ, double bass, theory, composition, sight-singingMFA Composition, Bennington College; BA, New School for Social Research. Performer with Wintergreen ensemble; published composer.

Brass & Wind

Paul Green performing

Paul Green: Classical, Jazz & Klezmer

PAUL GREEN, clarinet – MM, Clarinet performance, Juilliard; Founder of Klezmer East and Berkshire Jewish Music Festival. Former principal clarinetist of Miami City Ballet Orchestra/

ALLEN LIVERMORE, saxophone, jazz ensemble – MA, Wesleyan University, BM, Jazz Studies.  Music educator in BART schools, active performer and jazz collaborator.

CHRISTINE MORTENSEN, French horn – MM Performance, U-Mass, Amherst; BME, Oberlin Conservatory. Member of CT River Valley Orchestra & Berkshire Brass Quintet.

ZAFER PONTER, bassoon, recorder – BA, Rowan University. Member of Bennington Trio, Gramercy Quintet, & Taconic Consort.

SHARON POWERS, flute, recorder – BM Flute, Composition, Juilliard & Manhattan School of Music. Orchestra director, soloist in NYC & abroad.

TARI WHEELER ROOSA, flute, recorder – Programs for young children. MME, University of Colorado; BM, University of Lowell. Assistant conductor of Eagles Band; performer with Jovia Trio.

PAUL SUNDBERG, trumpet – BM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Former adjunct faculty, Williams College; founding member of Berkshire Brass Quintet.

NORMAN THIBODEAU, flute, theory – MM Flute, History of Music, Peabody Conservatory. Served as assistant principal flute of the Orquest Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico; conductor & composer.

DAVID WAMPLER, trombone – Masters studies, University of Nebraska. On faculty of College of St. Rose & Simon’s Rock College. Professional musician.

 

Percussion

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Pete Sweeney: drummer & author of 20 books on percussion

TRISTAN SULLIVAN, percussion, music therapy – BA Music, Westfield State College. Public & private school experience with students with cognitive disabilities.

PETE SWEENEY, percussion – Educated by NYC Drummer’s Collective. Faculty member of National Guitar Workshop; author of The Complete Drumset Method.

ROB TATTEN, percussion – BA, Westfield State University. Member of One Way Out and Rakish Paddy bands; experienced public school educator.