Faculty

2017 Faculty & Staff

Artistic Staff

  • Mitchell Piper, Founding General & Artistic Director
  • Maddalena Deichmann, Director of Artistic Administration
  • Chandler Reeves, Assistant to the General & Artistic Director
  • Diana Duri, Administrative Coordinator in Italy
  • Francesco Schweizer, Director Mezzano Romantica

Opera Performance Studio

  • J. David Jackson, conductor – Metropolitan Opera, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie
  • Christopher Larkin, conductor – Washington National Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Houston Grand Opera
  • Neal Goren, conductor – Gotham Chamber Opera, New York City Opera, Spoleto Festival USA
  • Paul Plummer, vocal coach, diction coach – Landestheater Innsbruck, Oper Kiel, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Peter Nilsson, vocal coach, diction coach – Dutch National Opera Academy
  • David Gately, stage director, acting coach – Washington National Opera, Dallas Opera
  • Robin Blauers, stage director – The Hartt School, Connecticut Opera
  • Barbara Wojtczak, stage director – Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Staatsoper Hamburg
  • Jonathan Kelly, vocal coach, diction coach – Metropolitan Opera
  • Lachlan Glen, conductor, vocal coach – Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
  • Tim Ribchester, conductor, vocal coach – Academy of Vocal Arts, Opera Company Philadelphia
  • Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet, master teacher, classical voice – Paris Opera, Deutsche Oper, Metropolitan Opera
  • Mitchell Piper, master teacher, classical voice, music managment – Piper Anselmi Artists Management
  • Neil Rosenshein, master teacher, classical voice – Metropolitan Opera, Manhattan School of Music
  • David Blackburn, artist management – NYIOP, IMG Artists
  • Valentina Farcas, master teacher, classical voice – Salzburg Festival, Semperoper Dresden, Teatro San Carlo
  • Marishka Wierzbicki, master teacher, crossover – Liz Caplan Vocal Studios, Associate
  • Jason DeBord, master teacher – Broadway Conductor

Musical Theatre Studio

  • Marishka Wierzbicki, Program Coordinator - Liz Caplan Vocal Studios, Associate, Renowned Broadway Teacher
  • Jason DeBord, Music Director, conductor ChicagoBroadway Conductor, University of Michigan
  • Robert Meffe, conductor GodspellBroadway Conductor, San Diego State University
  • Linda Goodrich, stage director Chicago, dance/choreographer instructorUniversity of Michigan,                          Goodspeed Opera, Paper Mill Playhouse
  • Vincent DeGeorge, stage director Godspell, acting instructor – Chair of Acting for the Lyric Stage,                                Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
  • Thomas Gregg, voice faculty – Boston Conservatory
  • Rayme Sciaroni, faculty assistant acting – San Diego Junior Theatres, NYT Award Winning Director
  • Sharon Szymanski, voice faculty – Chapel Hill School of Musical Arts
  • Halli Toland, faculty assistant dace – University of Michigan
  • Mitchell Piper, master teacher, theater agent – Piper Anselmi Artists Management

Chamber Music & Piano Performance

  • Jarek Lis, Program Coordinator, violin – Hartford Symphony
  • Curt Blood, clarinet – Hartford Symphony, University of Connecticut
  • Nicholas Duchamp, flute – Internationally Renowned Soloist
  • Jason Duckles, cello – Amelia Trio
  • Robert Hoyle, french horn – Hartford Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Harmonia V
  • Anthea Kreston, violin/viola – Artemis Quartett, Amelia Trio
  • Evan Ocheret, oboe – Curtis Institute of Music Alumni
  • Amy Yang, piano – Curtis Institute of Music, Amelia Trio
  • Adrienne Kim, piano – Manness School of Music

Collaborative Piano

  • Paul Plummer, Program Coordinator – Landestheater Innsbruck, Oper Kiel, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Peter NilssonDutch National Opera Academy  
  • Jonathan Kelley – Metropolitan Opera
  • Amy YangCurtis Institute of Music

Suzuki Institute

  • Malgosia Lis, Program Coordinator, piano – The Hartt School
  • Nancy Hair, cello – New England Conservatory
  • David Madsen, guitar – The Hartt School
  • Allison McCann, violin – KinderU Suzuki Music Academy
  • Marco Messina, flute – Italian Suzuki Institute, Musical Garden Assoc., CML Children’s Music Laboratory
  • Marina Obukovsky, piano – Mannes College of Music, School for Strings NY
  • Gabriel Remillard, violin/viola – The Hartt School, University of Connecticut School of the Arts
  • Bret Serrin, piano – Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas, University of North Texas
  • Elizabeth Wright, cello – Colburn School, Los Angeles