Department Directory and Contacts

Information and Updates by Department

Some of NEC's offices are currently working remotely as part of NEC's COVID-19 response. For information about how each department is operating, please see below.

For daily briefings and information about topics not listed here, visit the NEC Resource Center.

 

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION

Academic Affairs

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

How to Contact:

Staff:

Alison Garner
Dean of Academic Affairs and Administration

Cassandra McBride
Senior Administrative Manager

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

Benjamin Sosland
Provost and Dean of the Faculty

 

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. 

Staff:

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.

Staff:

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. 

Staff:

Ali Eaton
Administrative Manager
617-585-1203

 

Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation

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

How to Contact: Email Olivia Porada for all inquiries. 

Staff:

Olivia Porada
Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation Production & Administrative Director

 

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.

The library is open only to those participating in NEC's COVID testing program, and curbside pickup is available for borrowers who cannot enter the buildings. Check the Library's webpage for updates.

Staff:

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

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

 

Office of the President

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

How to Contact:

Staff:

Shannon Cuff
Director of Board Relations and Presidential Briefing Coordinator

Andrea Kalyn
President

Tom Novak
Special Advisor to the President

Stanford Thompson
Special Advisor to the President

Monique Van Willingh 
Director of Cultural Equity and Belonging

 

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.

Staff:

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. 

Staff:

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

 

Performance Library

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

How to Contact: Email Ashton Bush or Performance Library

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

Staff:

Ashton Bush
Performance Librarian
617-585-1759

 

ADMISSIONS, FINANCIAL AID, AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Admissions and Financial Aid

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

How to Contact: Email admission@necmusic.edu.

For more information and contact information for individual admission counselors, visit the Admissions page. Current students with immediate employment or financial concerns specifically related to COVID-19 should contact the Resource Center.

Staff:

Emily Cox
Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Claire Paik
Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Shanell Percy
Admissions and Financial Aid Counselor

Zach Schwartz
Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Lauren Urbanek
Associate Dean for Financial Aid

 

Preparatory School

Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

How to Contact:

  • For general inquiries, email Prep or call 617-585-1160.
  • Registration: 617-585-1174
  • BEAM: 617-585-1168

Staff:

Rebecca Bogers
Dean and Director of the Preparatory School
617-585-1127

Rodrigo Guerrero
Boston BEAM Program Director

Jana Hieber
Office Manager

Kelly Kerrigan Jacobus
Registrar

Adam Kohlbus
Large Ensembles Manager

Lara Madden 
Boston BEAM Student Manager

Zach Roberson
Associate Director of Operations

Healey Suto
Program Coordinator, Preparatory School

 

School of Continuing Education

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

How to Contact:

  • For the foreseeable future, we are going to be working remotely and can be contacted via email.
  • You may also contact via Google Chat.

Current students: All SCE classes are currently online, as well as most private lessons and ensembles. We will be offering additional online workshops and masterclasses shortly.

New students: For those interested in studying an instrument while staying at home, SCE can continue to place new students with instructors.

Staff:

Rebecca Barry-Wolff
Registrar for Continuing Education and Summer Programs
617-585-1134

Julian Couture
Associate Dean of Continuing Education
617-585-1298

 

Summer Programs

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

How to Contact: Email Summer Programs.

Staff:

Rebecca Barry-Wolff
Registrar for Continuing Education and Summer Programs
617-585-1134

 

ADVANCEMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS

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.

Staff:

Helen Alto
Engagement Coordinator

Michael Antonitis
Director of Strategic Initiatives
617-585-1164

Kelli Augustine
Associate Director of Engagement & Partnerships
617-585-1121

Allison Boehret
Philanthropic Advisor
617-585-1724

Tricia Cheverie
Director of Leadership Gifts
617-585-1719

Jennifer Dilzell
Administrative Manager of Institutional Advancement and Board Relations
617-585-1728

Ailish Fitzgerald
Senior Assistant Director of Advancement Programs
617-585-1165

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

Patricia Kopko
Advancement Coordinator
617-585-1225

Jackie Martocchio
Director of Engagement and Special Events
617-585-1171

Steve McAlister
Director of Advancement Programs and Operations
617-585-1717

Hilary Wirtz
Senior Director of Institutional Advancement

 

Finance and Operations

Compliance and Title IX

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

How to Contact: Email Katrina Chapman for all inquires.

Staff:

Katrina Chapman
Counsel and Director of Compliance, Title IX Coordinator

 

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.

Staff:

Michael Brooks
Maintenance Tech

Chris Hayden
Director of Facilities and Campus Safety
617-585-1181

Greg Holt
Electrician

Wilson Monteiro
Custodial Supervisor

David Vaz
Assistant Director of Operations
617-585-1187

 

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.

Staff:

Michael Burke
Finance & Operations Administrative Assistant
617-585-1740

Justin Cambridge
Assistant Controller
617-585-1224

Connor Fink
Director of Financial Planning and Data Analytics
617-585-1209

Breean Fortier
Chief Financial Officer

Rachinda Gutierrez
Accounts Payable Accountant
617-585-1214

Kristina E. Martin, CPA
Associate Vice President for Finance and Controller
617-585-1725

Leeann Minard
Receivables Accountant 

Rosa Varraso
Accounting Manager: Finance & Operations
617-585-1226
 

 

Human Resources

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

How to Contact:

Staff:

Eva Bedrick
Benefits Manager
617-585-1232

Nick Macke
Director of Human Resources
617-585-1229

Shikha Zaveri
Human Resources Manager 
617-585-1228

Christine Witmer
Student Employment Manager

 

 

Media and communications

Marketing and Communications

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

How to Contact:

  • For general inquiries, email Marketing Admin.
  • To share news, projects, and social media inquiries, email News.
  • For website inquiries, email Web.
  • To request marketing support or website updates, visit the Marketing resource center.

NEC continues to share music and other creative expressions from our community via our social media channels, video platforms, and email. Please visit the #NECMusicHub to share your videos and ideas.

Staff:

David Apostolides
Video Producer
617-585-1704

Kelly Arnold 
Director of Content and Communications
617-585-1741

Casey Brennan
Digital Marketing and Box Office Manager

Ianka De La Rosa
Director of Creative
617-585-1138

Emily DeLucia
Video Producer

Andrew Hurlbut
Assistant Director of Photography and Visual Assets
617-585-1146

Valerie Szepiwdycz
Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy

 

Performance and Event Management

Artistic Administration

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

How to Contact: Email Claudia Robaina Winston for all inquiries.

Staff:

Claudia Robaina Winston
Dean of Artistic Administration

 

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.

Staff:

Julimar Alarcon
Assistant Box Office Manager

Allie Buzzeo
House Manager

Chip Miller
House Manager

 

Business Relations and Event Management

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

How to Contact: Email Peter Charig or Errica Morran.

Staff:

Peter Charig
Director of Business Relations and Event Management
617-585-1335

Errica Morran
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.

Staff:

Perry Johnson
Stage Manager

Peter Lanza
Technical Director
617-585-1386

Heather Martell
Instrument Collection Coordinator

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

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

 

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.

Staff:

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

 

Scheduling Office

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

How to Contact: Email Peter Charig.

Staff:

Peter Charig
Director of Business Relations and Event Management
617-585-1335

 

Student Life

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.

Staff:

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.

How to Contact: 

EM is available as usual for video or phone advising appointments to coach you on topics like resumes, project planning, and career direction- sign up for an appointment here. EM Grants EM Fellowships, and other programs are open as usual or slightly modified for remote options; check the EM webpage for deadlines and more information.

Staff:

Anna-Christina (Annie) Phillips
Associate Dean of Entrepreneurial Musicianship
617-585-1117

Laura Reyes
Administrative Coordinator
617-585-1119

 

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.

Staff:

Kristin Auffermann
Nurse Practitioner

Amanda Black
Medical Assistant

Carol Cheney
Registered Nurse

Maura Crowther
Nurse Practitioner

Susan Franchi
Nurse Practitioner

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

Squire Paige
Director of Counseling Services
617-585-1399

Monica Powtak
Office Coordinator

Lauren Puia
Nurse Practitioner 

Alyse Rocco
Clinical Assistant

 

Registrar's Office

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (remote only)

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

Staff:

Micah Gharavi
Assistant Registrar
617-585-1281

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

 

 

Residence Life and Housing

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

How to Contact: Email Josie Reed for all inquiries.

Staff:

Josie Reed
Manager of Residence Life and Student Activities

 

Student Services

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

How to Contact:

  • For academic and international advising questions, or to request an appointment, email Student Services or call 617-585-1310.
  • For questions related to student clubs and organizations, email Josie Reed.

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

Staff:

Christina Davis
Dean of Students and Campus Life

Laura Messina
Academic and International Student Advisor
617-585-1312

Yukii Ntumba
Academic & International Student Advisor
617-585-1327

Elizabeth Stefan
Academic and International Student Advisor
617-585-1282

Rebecca Teeters
Senior Associate Dean of Students
617-585-1311

 

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.

Staff:

Zachary Allred
Technology Specialist
617-585-1237

Jack Collins
Helpdesk Supervisor

Jared Rose
Technology Specialist
617-585-1236

Heather Woods
Chief Information Officer

 

Recording and Performance Technology Services

Walk-in Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

How to Contact: Email RPTS or leave a message at 617-585-1275.

Staff:

Eric Engler
Audio Visual Engineer

Josalyn Hruska 
Audio Visual Engineer

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

John Smith
Audio Visual Engineer

Jacob Steingar
Audio Visual Engineer

Chris Worden
Audio Video Assistant Engineer