Music Faculty

Full Time Faculty

Steven FordSteven Ford, MFA

Associate Professor of Music; Director of Music Composition, Electronic and Contemporary Music; Artist in Residence
MFA, Vermont College of Fine Arts
Professional Highlight: Film composer; conducted choral-orchestral concerts (Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Broadway & internationally); award-winning record producer

Teresa Moyer, MATeresa Moyer, MA

Professor of Music and Associate Director of Theatre
MA, Curtis Institute of Music
Professional Highlight: Director of Opera, Crescendo Summer Institute (Hungary)

Adjunct Faculty

Martha Alford, MM

Woodwind Methods Faculty
MM, University of Idaho
Professional Highlight: Founded and Conducts Philadelphia Bronze

Richard Amoroso, MM

Lower Strings Method Faculty
MM, Combs College of Music
Professional Highlight: Substitute Cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Perry Brisbon

Voice Faculty
MA, Curtis Institute of Music
Professional Highlight: Winner of the Luciano Pavarotti/Opera Company of Philadelphia
International Voice Competition

Cynthia Campetti, MA

Violin Faculty
MA, Curtis Institute of Music
Professional Highlight: Former Member of the Philadelphia Orchestra

James Correnti, MDiv

Director of Keyboard Activities
MA, The Juilliard School; MDiv, Reformed Episcopal Seminary
Professional Highlight: Given over 5,500 concerts

Nneka Davis, BA

Director of Angels of Harmony
BA, Eastern University
Professional Highlight: Gospel Recording Artist

Christine DeVault, MA

Voice Faculty
MA, Curtis Institute of Music
Professional Highlight: Solo Recitalist for the Tri-County Concerts Association

Daniel Emery, B-Arch

Bagpipe Faculty
B-Arch, Drexel University
Professional Highlight: Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band

Jeffrey Fowler, DMA

Organ Faculty
DMA, University of Michigan
Professional Highlight: Minister of Music for Wayne Presbyterian Church

Stephen Framil, PhD

St. Davids' Orchestra Society Director
PhD, Indiana University
Professional Highlight: First American cellist to perform in Hanoi

Juan Garcia-Bossio, MA

Electric Bass Guitar Faculty
MA, Drexel University
Professional Highlight: Performed for the Rolling Stones during their U.S. "50 and Counting" Tour

Tara Harvey, MA

Oboe Faculty
MA, McGill University
Professional Highlight: Jubilate Deo Orchestra

Gretchen L. Hull, MM

Music Faculty
DMA candidate, Temple University
Professional Highlight: semifinalist, Pianale International Piano Academy & Competition

William Kerrigan, MA

Percussion Faculty
MA, Temple University
Professional Highlight: Percussionist for Philly Pops Orchestra

Kyoungwoon Leah Kim, MA

Violin & Viola Faculty
MA, The Juilliard School, Peabody Conservatory, Conservatoire de National in Paris
Professional Highlight: Philadelphia Camerata Orchestra

Derek Kostovick, MEd

Band Director, Music Theory Adjunct
MEd Multicultural Education, Eastern University
Professional Highlight: composed for films, including Iron Man and Transformers

Carole Latimer, MA

Voice Faculty
MA, College-Conservatory of Music
Professional Highlight: The Philadelphia Singers

Russell Mehrtens, BA

Trombone Faculty
BA, Shenandoah Conservatory
Professional Highlight: Trombone for the Opera Company of Philadelphia

Drew Pulver, MM

Music History Adjunct
MM, California University Northridge
Professional Highlight: won the coveted Los Angeles Young Artist of the Future award

John Silva, MMus

Piano Faculty, Music theory Adjunct
MMus, Trinity Laban Conservatoire
Professional Highlight: Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music

Joseph Smith, BM

Clarinet and Saxophone Faculty
BM, Curtis Institute of Music
Professional Highlight: Clarinetist for Philly Pops Orchestra

Nimrod Speaks, MM

String Bass Faculty
MM, Rutgers University
Professional Highlight: Played with Ronnie Burrage

Ezechial Thurman, MA

Music Education Faculty
MA, University of Iowa

Kimberly Trolier, DMA

Flute Faculty
DMA, Temple University
Professional Highlight: Member of the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra

Stephen Turley, PhD

World Music Faculty
PhD, Durham University
Professional Highlight: Faculty Member at Tall Oaks Classical School


Sara Herman, BA

Office Manager
BA, Eastern University

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