Department Directory and Contacts

Academic Administration

Office of the President

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact:

Andrea Kalyn
President


Center for Cultural Equity & Belonging

General inquiries: belonging@necmusic.edu

Monique Van Willingh 
Director of Cultural Equity and Belonging (on leave during fall 2022 semester)

Stanford Thompson
Interim Director of CEB Office


Academic Administration

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Contact Alison Garner for general inquiries.

Benjamin Sosland
Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Alison Garner
Dean of Academic Affairs and Administration

Richard Giarusso
Dean of Academic Affairs

Elisabeth Porter
Academic Affairs Administrator

Madison Smith
Administrative Assistant to the Provost & Dean of the Faculty


Office of Academic and Student Affairs

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact:

  • For academic and international advising questions, or to request an appointment, email Academic and Student Affairs or call 617-585-1310.

  • For questions related to student clubs and organizations, email Christina Davis.

As always, Academic and International Advising are here to assist students, with all services available remotely.

Thea Boyd
Director of Artistic Programming and Administration

Christina Davis
Dean of Students and Campus Life

Aidan Gorrell
Office Coordinator
617-585-1310

Steven Gregory
Academic and International Student Advisor
617-585-1792

Rebecca Teeters
Principal Designated School Official


Registrar's Office

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email College Registrar. You can also leave a voicemail at 617-585-1310.

Robert Winkley
Registrar and Director of Institutional Research
617-585-1310


Academic Programs

Chamber Music, Strings, Piano, Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Elizabeth Van Voorhis for all inquiries. 

Elizabeth Van Voorhis
Administrative Director for Chamber Music, Strings, Piano, Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion
617-585-1343


Chorus

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Sally Millar for general inquiries.

Sally Millar
Administrator for Chorus
617-585-1340


Collaborative Piano and Composition

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact:  Email Ali Eaton for all inquiries. 

Ali Eaton
Administrative Manager
617-585-1203


Jazz and Contemporary Musical Arts

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Olivia Porada for all inquiries. 

Olivia Porada
Jazz & Contemporary Musical Arts Production & Administrative Director


Opera and Voice

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Rich Frost for all inquiries.

Rich Frost
Administrative Director for Opera & Voice
617-585-1169


Orchestra

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Margie Apfelbaum for all inquiries. 

Margie Apfelbaum
Director of Large Ensemble Administration
617-585-1338


Student Affairs

Community Performances and Partnerships

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Tanya Maggi or Grace Allendorf for all inquiries.

Grace Allendorf
Associate Director of Community Performances and Partnerships
617-585-1743

Erik Elmgren
Assistant Dean of Community Engagement and Teaching Artistry

Tanya Maggi
Dean of Community Engagement and Professional Studies
617-585-1243


Entrepreneurial Musicianship

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ryan Mewhorter
Entrepreneurial Musicianship Program Manager

How to Contact: 

  • Email em@necmusic.edu for all general inquiries.

  • EM is available for video or phone advising appointments to coach you on topics like resumes, project planning, and career direction – sign up for an appointment here. Check the EM webpage for deadlines and more information about EM Grants, EM Fellowships, and other programs.


Residence Life and Housing

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Patrick Hazilla for all inquiries.

Patrick Hazilla
Resident Director


Health and Counseling Center

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

How to Contact: Email the office coordinator Monica Powtak who can direct you to the correct person within the department or call 617-585-1284.

The NEC HCC is providing Telehealth (Telecounseling and Telemedicine) visits for students living in Massachusetts, and phone consultation for those living outside of MA due to potential licensing restrictions. The HCC can assist students with prescription refills, and provide guidance on how to access health/counseling care in their communities if a telehealth visit is not appropriate to manage their health concern.

Leah McKinnon-Howe
Director of Health Services
617-585-1283

Carol Abizaid
Director of Counseling Services

Kristin Auffermann
Nurse Practitioner

Maura Crowther
Nurse Practitioner

Lauren Puia
Nurse Practitioner 

Lisa Howe
Per Diem Nurse Practitioner

Amanda Black
Medical Assistant

Alyse Rocco
Clinical Assistant

Zoe Bryan
Psychotherapist

Karyn Coughlin
Post-Graduate Counseling Fellowship

Monica Powtak
Office Coordinator


Library Services

Hours of Operation:

  • Mondays through Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

  • Fridays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Sundays: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

How to Contact: Email the Library or call 617-585-1250.

Jason Coleman
Public Services Supervisor
617-585-1730

Hannah Ferello
Catalog Librarian 
617-585-1254

Maria Jane Loizou
Collection Management Librarian
617-585-1248

Maryalice Perrin-Mohr
Archivist/Records Manager
617-585-1252

Patrick Quinn
Research and Instruction Librarian
617-585-1156

Laura Smolowitz
Bindery Supervisor / Interlibrary Loan Manager
617-585-1249

Hannah Spence
Head of Cataloging and Electronic Resource Management
617-585-1256

Richard Vallone
Head of Public Services
617-585-1251


Performance Library

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Performance Library

Students may contact the Performance Library to receive orchestra excerpts for practice.

Andres Almirall Nieves
Performance Librarian


Performance and Event Management

Box Office

Hours of Operation: Tuesday–Thursday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

How to Contact: Email the Box Office for any ticketing questions or concerns.

Grace Sexton
Patron Experience Manager


Business Relations, Event Management, and RENTALS

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Errica Moran.

Errica Moran
Scheduling and Events Coordinator


Performance Production

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Bob Winters or call 617-585-1263.

Bob Winters
Director of Performance Production Services
617-585-1263

Jasmine Caamano
Concert Stage Manager

Rayna DeYoung
Concert Stage Manager

Heather Martell
Instrument Collection Coordinator

Sean Mulcahy
Assistant Director of Performance Production Services
617-585-1186

Crispin Trubiano
Technical Director
617-585-1386

Ben Yee-Paulson
Concert Stage Manager


Piano Services

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Jeff Platz or call 617-585-1272 for all inquiries.

Jeff Platz
Administrative Director of Piano Services
617-585-1272


Recording and Performance Technology Services

Walk-in Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Phone Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

How to Contact: Email RPTS or call 617-585-1275.

Lisa Nigris
Director of Recording and Performance Technology Services
617-585-1275

Eric Engler
Audio Video Systems Engineer

Nick Federico
Video Engineer

Adam Khoury
Video Engineer

Collin Register
Audio Video Engineer

David Shane
Audio Video Engineer

Stefan Wiebe
Audio Video Engineer

Chris Worden
Audio Video Engineer


Expanded Education, Preparatory School & Summer Programs

Expanded Education

Sarah Caggiano
Executive Director of Expanded Education

Kendra Butters
Director of Marketing and Communications

Preparatory School

Hours of Operation: Tuesday–Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact:

  • For general inquiries, email Prep or call 617-585-1160.

  • BEAM: 617-585-1168

Zach Roberson
Associate Director of Operations, Preparatory School

Gregory Tolwinski
Associate Director of Operations, Preparatory School

Colleen Murray
Admissions and Enrollment Manager, Preparatory School

Walter Yee
Assistant Director of Operations, Preparatory School

Jahbreil Campbell
Operations Coordinator, Preparatory School

Cynthia Mathiesen
Large Ensemble Manager, Preparatory School

Brianna Kirkland
Temporary Enrollment Assistant, Preparatory School

Rodrigo Guerrero
Boston BEAM Program Director

Sheila Esquivel
Boston BEAM Student Manager

Summer Programs

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Summer Programs.


Admissions & Financial Aid

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email admissions@necmusic.edu.

For more information and contact information for individual admission counselors, visit the Admissions page.

Amy Anderson
Dean of Enrollment Management

Rebecca Barry-Wolff
Student Financial Planning Counselor

Austin Comerford
Enrollment Counselor

Claire Paik
Assistant Director of Enrollment Management


Advancement and Engagement

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Patricia Kopko for all inquiries and she can direct you to the correct person.

Helen Alto
Assistant Director of Engagement

Michael Antonitis
Director of Strategic Initiatives
617-585-1164

Allison Boehret
Philanthropic Advisor
617-585-1724

Tricia Cheverie
Director of Major Gifts
617-585-1719

Justin Connolly
Major Gifts Officer
617-585-1121

Shannon Cuff
Director of Board Relations and Stewardship
617-585-1726

Jennifer Dilzell Hare
Associate Director of Strategy and Board Communications
617-585-1728

Cheryl Fries
Assistant Director of Advancement Operations
617-585-1373

Stephanie Gozali
Associate Director of Annual Giving
617-585-1783

Daniel Hart
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Matthew Henegan
Advancement Assistant

Juliana Jordan
617-585-1305
Director of Transformative Programming

Kathleen Kelly
Senior Vice President for Strategy & Institutional Advancement
617-585-1154

Patricia Kopko
Associate Director of Campaign Operations
617-585-1225

Jackie Martocchio
Director of Annual Programs and Engagement
617-585-1171

Jeremy Sarna
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
617-585-1792

Juliana Willis
Advancement and Engagement Coordinator
617-585-1782


Marketing and Communications

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact:

  • For general inquiries, email Marketing Admin.

  • To request marketing support or website updates, visit the Marketing resource center.

Valerie Szepiwdycz
Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy

Ianka De La Rosa
Director of Creative

Andrew Hurlbut
Assistant Director of Photography and Visual Assets

Olivia Richter
Digital Marketing Manager

Alex Solaas
Project Coordinator


Technology

Information Technology Services

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email ITS Help Desk or call 617-585-1235 for all inquiries.

Please note due to a high volume of requests, responses to direct messages may be delayed. Visit the Information Technology Services resources page for training guides.

Heather Woods
Chief Information Officer

Zachary Allred
Computing Support Specialist
617-585-1237

Darby Warren
Computing Support Specialist

Peiyuan Zhang
Computing Support Manager

Jack Collins
Jr. Systems Administrator

Jared Rose
Helpdesk Supervisor
617-585-1236


Finance and Operations

Finance and Business Office

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email the Business Office for all inquires.

Students are asked to please update their information with the Business Office, including electronic banking information, phone numbers, e-mails, and mailing addresses. If any student foresees issues with paying tuition, or is otherwise experiencing financial hardship, they should contact the Resource Center with any questions or concerns.

John Spinard
Chief Administrative and Financial Officer
617-585-1211

Christian Gonzalez
Accounts Payable Accountant
617-585-1221

Rachinda Gutierrez
Accounts Payable Accountant
617-585-1214

Cassandra McBride
Associate Director of Financial Planning and Data Analytics
617-585-1133

Deborah Papalegis
Payroll Administrator

Richard Bowman
Controller

Kevin Strang
Administrative Assistant


Compliance and Title IX

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Katrina Chapman for all inquires.

Katrina Chapman
Counsel and Director of Compliance, Title IX Coordinator


Human Resources

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Contact

Jessica Ferrer
Director of Human Resources

Naomi Robinson
Human Resources Coordinator
617-585-1276

Colleen Manning
Contractor

Johanna Perri
Contractor


Facilities and Campus Safety

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Chris Hayden or David Vaz for all building operations and security related questions and concerns.

Chris Hayden
Director of Facilities Services and Operations
617-585-1181

Eric Schiazza
Director of Public Safety
617-585-1125

David Vaz
Assistant Director of Facilities Services
617-585-1187

Charleen Andujar Ortiz
Administrative Assistant

Greg Holt
Electrician

Wilson Monteiro
Custodial Supervisor