Paula C. Bing (Flute)
B.M., University of Maryland; M.M., Indiana University. Dual career as a flutist and music education specialist. Has performed with numerous orchestras including the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Chinese Music Ensemble, and Dance Theater of Harlem, as well as on Western and Chinese flutes in the Broadway show Miss Saigon. Currently the education director for the Queens Symphony and music consultant and teacher for Midori & Friends. Has worked for the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Music Center, and the Kennedy Center Education Departments. MAP faculty since 1992.
Murray Colosimo (Principal Orchestra Conductor)
B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music; ABD Doctoral Candidate, New York University. Distinguished career as conductor, concert clarinetist, music educator. Currently Music Director of Bergen Sinfonia Orchestra, Orchestra Director and Clarinet Professor at Seton Hall University. Conducting positions include Wayne Chamber Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall, Hartwick Festival Orchestras, Ridgewood Symphony and Supervisor of Music/Director of Orchestras for the District of Ridgewood (NJ), NJ All State Orchestra at NJPAC, Thunder Bay Symphony and Youth Orchestras of Essex County (NJ). Presented a series of critically acclaimed solo recitals in New York. Commissioned and recorded new works for orchestra and clarinet. Held faculty positions at William Paterson University, Montclair University and Bergen Community College. MAP faculty since 2013.
Lucie Gelinas (Violin)
B.M., Manhattan School of Music; M.M., Montreal Conservatory of Music. Has performed at the White House, CAMI Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Avery Fisher Hall. Current faculty member, Westchester Conservatory and the School for Strings. MAP faculty since 1998.
Larry Guy (Clarinet)
B.M., Oberlin College-Conservatory; M.M., Catholic University; Postgraduate Diploma, Manhattan School of Music. Principal clarinet with Long Island Philharmonic for 27 years. Former member, Atlanta Symphony. Has performed with the New York Philharmonic, New York City Opera, New York City Ballet, New Jersey Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, and on Broadway. Author of five handbooks and two educational CDs for clarinetists which are in use at schools around the country. Faculty, N.Y.U., Vassar College, Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division. MAP faculty since 1994.
Ruo Huang (Music Theory & Ear Training; Composition)
Nathalie Joachim (Flute)
B.M., The Juilliard School; M.A., The New School. Flutist, composer and producer. Co-founder and member of the critically acclaimed urban art pop duo, Flutronix. Has performed with the International Contemporary Ensemble, Opera Hispánica, NOW Ensemble, Argento and the New York Symphonic Ensemble. Has worked with artists of varying genres including Dan Deacon, Ski Beatz, Vampire Weekend and Miguel Zenón. Maintains an active private teaching studio; has taught at the Third Street Music Settlement; has been presented as a lecturer, panelist and teaching artist by The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, The New York Flute Club, the Oklahoma Flute Society and the University of Wisconsin – Madison. MAP faculty since 2013. (www.flutronix.com)
Lubima G. Kalinkova-Shentov (Double Bass)
M.M., The Juilliard School; M.A., Academy of Music, Bucharest, Romania. Solo recitals in France, Germany, Italy, Rumania, Bulgaria, as well as the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center and Paul and Morse Halls at Juilliard. Performed with numerous orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. Former principal double bassist of the Radio Chamber Orchestra, Sofia, Bulgaria; recorded solo works for double bass and chamber orchestra. Winner of several music awards from international double bass competitions. Presently a string orchestra instructor for Mount Vernon (NY) Public Schools. MAP faculty since 2002.
Craig Mumm (Viola)
Associate principal violist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Guest artist on the acclaimed Carnegie Hall concert series of the MET Chamber Ensemble and the New York Chamber Music Festival at Symphony Space. Has recorded extensively on the Deutsche Grammaphon, Sony, Naxos and Decca labels. String faculty at Rutgers University; guest artist teacher and master class clinician at major music schools including the Manhattan School of Music and The Boston Conservatory. Faculty of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas since 2006. International teaching and performing credits include work with the music center of “El Sistema” in Venezuela, among many others. Member of the American String Teacher’s Association. MAP faculty since 2013
William J. Ruyle (Percussion)
Studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Extensive appearances over the last quarter century playing music for classical and contemporary theater and dance. Ensembles have included Newband, Locrian Chamber Players, the Manhattan Marimba Quartet, and HudsonValley Philharmonic. Has studied North and South Indian drumming. Performer for the educational programs Lincoln Center Institute and Carnegie Hall's Link Up. Adjunct professor, Manhattanville College, 2002. MAP faculty since 1991.
Major Andres Scurlock (Piano; Piano Ensemble; Secondary Piano)
B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School; student of Jerome Lowenthal. Came to Juilliard with only five years of piano training and was awarded various scholarships toward his education; accepted into both the Juilliard Teaching and Concert Fellowship programs, where he developed and cultivated his love for arts administration. Assistant to the director of operations at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. MAP faculty since 1994.
Weston Sprott (Trombone)
Indiana U. (2000-02); B.M., Curtis Institute of Music, 2005. Studies with Nitzan Haroz, Carl Lenthe, and Michael Warny. Second trombone, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, since 2005; previously, principal trombone, Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra (Philadelphia) and Delaware Symphony Orchestra. Has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia,Tanglewood Music Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Hot Springs Music Festival, The American Wind Symphony Orchestra, and Sphinx Symphony (Detroit). Other festival/chamber appearances include the 92nd Street Y, Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society, and St. Barts Music Festival. Has appeared as guest artist and master-class clinician at several leading American conservatories and universities. Artist/clinician for the Edwards Instrument Company; performs exclusively on Edwards trombones and Doug Elliott mouthpieces. Former faculty, Mannes College the New School for Music in New York City. MAP faculty since 2008. ([email protected])
Terry Szor (Trumpet; Advanced Orchestra)
MAP faculty since 1997.
MAP Teaching Fellows (2013-2014)
Baird, David Chase (Saxophone; Saxophone Ensemble)
Barrett, Oliver (Trombone)
Byun, Bokyung (Guitar; Guitar Ensemble)
Fleitz, Robert (Piano; Advanced Piano Ensemble)
Gallagher, Rosie (Chamber Music)
Heim, Jonathan (Trumpet; Orchestra Librarian)
Herron, Taylor (Saxophone; Intro to Jazz)
Jones, Levi (Chamber Music)
Jordan, Katherine (French Horn; Chamber Music)
Laude, Benjamin (Music Theory & Ear Training; Workshop)
Lin, Fan-Ya (Piano; Secondary Piano)
Mazar, Haim (Tuba; Chamber Music)
McGuire, Patrick (Cello; Workshop)
Pan, Jocelin (Viola; Chamber Music; Performance Practicum)
Reinhardt, Ruth (Assistant Orchestra Conductor)
Rist, Anton (Clarinet)
Shen, Yiwen (Music Theory & Ear Training)
Smith, Caeli (Violin; Viola; Workshop)
Stein, Ziv (Percussion)
Vonderheide, Joshua (Percussion)
Weiss, Meta (Cello; Performance Practicum)
Williams, Lauren (Oboe)
Wong, Ivy (Secondary Piano; Chorus)