Bard College Catalogue

The Bard College Catalogue contains detailed descriptions of the College's undergraduate programs and courses, curriculum, admission and financial aid procedures, student activities and services, history, campus facilities, affiliated institutions including graduate programs, and faculty and administration.

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Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Faculty of The Bard College Conservatory of Music

For complete biographies see www.bard.edu/conservatory

Robert Martin, Director
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Philosophy and Music, Bard College. See undergraduate faculty listing.

Frank Corliss, Director of Admission, Director of Postgraduate Collaborative Piano Fellowship. Piano. B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music; M.M., SUNY Stony Brook.

Laura Ahlbeck
Oboist. M.M., The Manhattan School of Music (studied with Elaine Douvas); undergraduate study at Ohio State University with William P. Baker.

Carl Albach
Trumpet. B.S., University of Miami (studied with Gilbert Johnson); M.M., The Juilliard School (studied with William Vacchiano).

Shmuel Ashkenasi
Violin. Studied at Musical Academy, Tel Aviv, Israel; and Curtis Institute of Music (with Efrem Zimbalist).

Nadine Asin
Flutist. B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School (studied with Julius Baker).

Demian Austin
Trombone. B.M., Oberlin College (studied with Raymond Premru); M.M., The Juilliard School (studied with Per Brevig).

Alan Baer
Tubist. B.Music, Cleveland Institute of Music (studied with Ronald Bishop).

Eric Beach
Percussionist. B.A., Graduate Performance Diploma, Peabody Institute; M.M., Yale School of Music.

Edward Carroll
Trumpet, chamber music. B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School.

Melvin Chen
Piano. B.S. (chemistry and physics), Yale University; M.M. (violin), M.M. (piano), The Juilliard School; Ph.D. (chemistry), Harvard University. 

Sarah Cutler
Harpist. B.A., Yale College.

Richard Dallesio
Oboist. B.Music, New England Conservatory; also studied at The Juilliard School.

Marji Danilow
Double bassist. B.M., The Juilliard School (studied with Homer Mensch and David Walter).

Jeremy Denk
Pianist. B.A., Oberlin College; B.M., Oberlin Conservatory; M.M., Indiana University; Ph.D. (piano performance), The Juilliard School.

Elaine Douvas
Pianist. B.A., Oberlin College; B.M., Oberlin Oboist. Diploma, Cleveland Institute of Music.

Eugene Drucker
Violinist. Graduate of Columbia University and The Juilliard School, where he studied with Oscar Shumsky.

Daniel Druckman
Percussionist. B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School.

Raymond Erickson
Harpsichord, piano, performance practice. B.A., Whittier College; Ph.D., Yale University.

Derek Fenstermacher
Tuba. B.M., University of Alabama; M.M., University of Cincinnati College–Conservatory of Music.

Laura Flax
Clarinetist. B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School (studied with Augustin Duques and Leon Russianoff).

Christopher H. Gibbs
James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Music, Bard College. See undergraduate faculty listing.

Marc Goldberg
Bassoonist. B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School (studied with Harold Goltzer).

Richard Goode
Pianist. Studied with Elvira Szigeti and Claude Frank, with Nadia Reisenberg at the Mannes College of Music, and with Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute.

Marka Gustavsson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Bard College. See undergraduate listing.

Jonathan Haas
Percussionist. B.A., Washington University; M.M., The Juilliard School.

Stephen Hammer
Oboe, performance practice. Graduate, Oberlin College.

John Halle
Composer, theorist. Studied with Fred Lerdahl at Columbia University; Andrew Imbrie at University of California, Berkeley; and William Bolcom and William Albright at University of Michigan.

Yi-Wen Jiang
Violinist. Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China (studied with Han Li); St. Louis Conservatory (studied with Taras Gabora and Michael Tree); also studied with Arnold Steinhardt and Pinchas Zukerman.

Tzong-Ching Ju
Percussion. Graduate, National Taiwan Academy of the Arts; Vienna Academy of Music (studied with Walter Veigl and Richard Hochrainer).

Ani Kavafian
Violinist. M.M., The Juilliard School (studied with Ivan Galamian).

Ida Kavafian
Violinist. M.M., The Juilliard School (studied with Oscar Shumsky).

Briget Kibbey
Harpist. B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School (studied with Nancy Allen).

Erica Kiesewetter
Director of Orchestral Studies; Visiting Associate Professor of Music, Bard College. See undergraduate faculty listing.

Soovin Kim
Violinist. Cleveland Institute of Music (studied with David Cerone and Donald Weilerstein); Curtis Institute of Music (studied with Victor Danchenko and Jaime Laredo).

David Krakauer
Clarinetist. B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.M., The Juilliard School.

Garry Kvistad
Percussionist. B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music; M.M., Northern Illinois University.

Peter Laki
Visiting Associate Professor of Music, Bard College. See undergraduate faculty listing.

Julie Landsman
Hornist. Studied with James Chambers at The Juilliard School.

Jeffrey Lang
Hornist. Principal horn, American Symphony Orchestra.

Weigang Li
Violinist. Studied at Shanghai Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory, Northern Illinois University, The Juilliard School.

Anthony McGill
Clarinetist. Graduate, Curtis Institute of Music.

Blair McMillen
Artist in Residence, Bard College. See undergraduate listing.

Leigh Mesh
Double bassist. B.M., Curtis Institute of Music.

Tara Helen O’Connor
Flutist. Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook (studied with Samuel Baron, Robert Dick, Julius Levine, Keith Underwood).

Daniel Phillips
Violin. Studied at The Juilliard School (with Ivan Galamian and Sally Thomas) and with Eugene Phillips, Sándor Végh, and George Neikrug.

Julie Pilant
B.M., Eastman School of Music; M.M., D.M.A., The Juilliard School (studied with Julie Landsman).

Denson Paul Pollard
Trombone. B.S., Jacksonville State University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Iowa. Studied with Jim Roberts, David Gier, George Krem, Charles Vernon, and Joseph Alessi..

Josh Quillen
Percussionist. M.A., Yale School of Music.

Matti Raekallio
Piano. D.M., Sibelius Academy, Helsinki; also studied at the Vienna Academy of Music, Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) Conservatory, and with Maria Diamond Curcio in London.

Patricia Rogers
Bassoonist. B.M., Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (studied with Otto Eifert).

John Rojak
Trombonist. B.M., The Juilliard School; fellowship student at Tanglewood and Waterloo Music Festivals.

Peter Serkin
Pianist. Studied at Curtis Institute of Music with Lee Luvisi, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, and Rudolf Serkin; also studied with Ernst Oster, Marcel Moyse, and Karl Ulrich Schnabel.

Sophie Shao
Cellist. B.A., Yale University; M.M, Yale School of Music.

Adam Sliwinski
Percussionist. B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music; M.M., D.M.A., Yale School of Music.

Laurie Smukler
Violinist. B.M., The Juilliard School (studied with Ivan Galamian).

Weston Sprott
Trombone. B.M, Curtis Institute of Music. Primary teachers: Michael Warny, Carl Lenthe, and Nitzan Haroz.

Arnold Steinhardt
Violinist. Studied with Ivan Galamian at Curtis Institute of Music and with Josef Szigeti, under the sponsorship of George Szell, in Switzerland.

Nicholas Stovall
Oboe. Studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, where he worked with John Mack, Elaine Douvas, and Nathan Hughes.

Steven Tenenbom
Violist. Studied with Milton Thomas at the University of Southern California and with Michael Tree and Karen Tuttle at Curtis Institute of Music.

Joan Tower
Asher B. Edelman Professor in the Arts, Bard College. See undergraduate faculty listing.

Michael Tree
Violist. Studied with Efrem Zimbalist at Curtis Institute of Music.

Jason Treuting
Percussionist. B.M., Performer’s Certificate, Eastman School of Music; M.M., Artist Diploma, Yale School of Music.

George Tsontakis
Distinguished Composer in Residence, Bard College. See undergraduate faculty listing.

Ira Weller
Violist. B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School (studied with Ivan Galamian).

Peter Wiley
Cellist. Attended Curtis Institute of Music at age 13, under tutelage of David Soyer.

Jan Williams
Percussionist. B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music.

Greg Zuber
Percussionist. B.M., University of Illinois; M.M., Temple University.


Graduate Faculty

James Bagwell  conducting
Professor of Music, Bard College. See undergraduate faculty listing.

Edith Bers  vocal arts
Vocalist. B.A., M.A., Columbia University. Studied voice with Tourel, Callas, Popper, Berl, Guth, Faull, B. P. Johnson, Cuenod, Brown, Hotter, and Stader; studied acting with Stella Adler.

Leon Botstein  conducting
President of the College, Leon Levy Professor in the Arts and Humanities. See undergraduate faculty listing.

Gwen Ellison
 vocal arts
Movement and Alexander Technique instructor. Certification, Institute for the Alexander Technique. 

Harold Farberman
 conducting
B.M., The Juilliard School; M.A., New England Conservatory. Composer. Founder and artistic director of the Conductors Institute.

Alexander Farkas  vocal arts
M.M., Manhattan School of Music. Certificate in Alexander Technique, Victoria Training Course, London.

Lynn Hawley
 vocal arts
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater and Performance, Bard College. See undergraduate listing. 

Kayo Iwama
 vocal arts
Pianist. B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music; M.M., SUNY Stony Brook (studied with Gilbert Kalish). Associate Director, Graduate Vocal Arts Program.

Patricia Misslin
 vocal arts
Vocalist. B.A., M.A., Boston University; studied with Anna Hamlin, Ludwig Bergmann, Polyna Stoska, Fausto Cleva, and Felix Wolfes. 

Lorraine Nubar  vocal arts
Vocalist. B.A., M.A., The Juilliard School.

Dawn Upshaw  vocal arts
Charles Franklin Kellogg and Grace E. Ramsey Kellogg Professor of the Arts and Humanities, Bard College; Artistic Director, Graduate Vocal Arts Program. See undergraduate faculty listing.

Carol Yaple  vocal arts
Arts and career management. B.A., Macalester College.