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Caio Afiune

  • Jazz Guitar (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Theory (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Caio did his undergrad at Faculdade Santa Marcelina, where he was the youngest student to ever enroll in the music…

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Larry Bell

  • Composition (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Music Theory (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Composition for Performers (Preparatory School)

Recognized by The Chicago Tribune as "a major talent," composer Larry Bell has been awarded the Rome Prize, fellowships from the…

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Alla Elana Cohen

  • Composition (Preparatory School)
  • Music Theory (Preparatory School)

Alla Elana Cohen is a distinguished composer, pianist, music theorist and teacher who came to the United States in 1989 from Soviet Russia…

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Nick Grondin

  • Jazz Guitar (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Music Theory (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)
  • Jazz Class (Preparatory School)

An experienced performer and award-winning composer, Nick Grondin has presented his music to audiences throughout the U.S.

Cale Israel

  • Music Theory (Preparatory School)

Cale Israel is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, where he earned his B.A. in Jazz Performance, focusing on the trombone.

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Ginny R. Latts

  • Eurhythmics (Preparatory School)
  • Composition (Preparatory School)
  • Theory (Preparatory School)
  • Piano (Preparatory School)
  • Chair, Early Musicianship

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Rodney Lister

  • Chair, Composition (Preparatory School)
  • Composition (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Director, Contemporary Festival
  • Music Theory (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Piano (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Composer Rodney Lister has received commissions, grants, fellowships, and awards from the Berkshire Music Center (Tanglewood), the Fromm…

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Margaret McAllister

  • Music Theory (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Fundamentals of Music Theory 1 & 2 and Art & Soul of Cinema (Continuing Education)

Margaret McAllister, a composer member and Co-President of Composers in Red Sneakers, has composed music for many different genres,…

Randall Pingrey

  • Music Theory (Preparatory School)

Stephen Savage

  • Music Theory (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Stephen Savage was a faculty member at Berklee College of Music for five years (1975-1980), where he taught theory, counterpoint, figured bass, composition,…

Nicholas Urie

  • Music Theory

Born in Los Angeles, California in 1985, Nicholas Urie was a recipient of the first annual ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Award at the age of…

Michael H. Weinstein

  • Music Theory (Preparatory School)

Michael Weinstein (born June 26, 1960 Lausanne, Switzerland) is a composer, theorist, hornist, and educator.  He studied at the…

Ezra Weller

  • Music Theory (Preparatory School)

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