* New faculty – 2019


image of Dave Bartley on keys

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.

BOB LOGAN*, piano, collaborative pianist. New England Conservatory, Tanglewood Music Center fellow. Experienced teacher for all ages.

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.

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



On Stage Live: teen workshop with Sherri James Buxton

ANN-MARIE DESAUTELLE, voice – BM, vocal performance, Hartt School of Music; MME Boston University. Experienced public and private school music educator; active soloist and theatrical performer.

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

MARJORIE ELINOR DIX, voice – BM, Duquesne University, Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist program; opera and concert soloist.

RACHEL NORTON, voice* – MM, UMass, Vocal Performance, experienced teacher of elementary to adult voices; active clinician and soloist.

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.


WES BUCKLEY, guitar, ukulele – BA, U.Vermont. Educator, singer, songwriter and instrument builder.

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.

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, guitar and ukulele, 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, ensemble – BM, Juilliard & Bennington College.  International performance and teaching. Faculty, Simon’s Rock College; founder and director of Winds in the Wilderness concerts.

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.

ERIN WHITE, clarinet. BM and MM, Music Education, Hartt School of Music. Currently band director at Lee Elementary School, and active pit musician and director.




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.

CONOR MEEHAN, drums. BM, Purchase College, Jazz Performance. Versatile drummer, appears on 40  recordings and toured extensively. Active clinician.

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.