Historical Performance faculty member Nina Stern, born in New York City, has performed with the New York Philharmonic, City Opera, New York Collegium, Concert Royal, Philharmonia Baroque, Sinfonia NY, American Classical Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra della Scala (Milan), I Solisti Veneti, Hesperion XX, and Tafelmusik. She is featured in recordings on the Erato, Harmonia Mundi, Sony Classics, Newport Classics, Wildboar, Telarc, and Smithsonian labels. With the ensemble East of the River, which she co-directs with Daphna Mor, Stern performs traditional music from Eastern Europe, Armenia, and the Middle East. She founded S’Cool Sounds, an award-winning music education project and was director of education for the New York Collegium. She consulted for Midori and Friends and for Carnegie Hall’s Weill Institute, developed a teacher-training course for the Amherst Early Music Festival, and has written two books of traditional music arranged for recorders and percussion. Stern is a faculty member at Mannes College and has taught at Oberlin Conservatory and Milan’s Civica Scuola di Musica. Stern received a soloist degree from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland and has studied with Jeanette van Wingerden and Hans-Rudolf Stalder. She has been a faculty member since 2012.