Music Faculty

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John Albertson

John Albertson, Professor Emeritus of Music at George Washington University, is an applied music instructor in Classical and Jazz Guitar. Read More  


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Robert Baker

Robert Baker has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Music for 25 years. A singer who performs with the Metropolitan Opera, the Washington National Opera, the National Symphony and with choral organizations across the country, he focuses on new music and new ways of thinking about and presenting the traditional repertoire. He teaches voice lessons and in the classroom. Read More  


Lori Barnet

Lori Barnet

Lori Barnet has been a faculty member at the George Washington University since 1991 where she teaches cello, coaches chamber music, serves as area coordinator for string studies, and appears regularly in faculty performances.
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Anthony Blake Clark

Anthony Blake Clark

Anthony Blake Clark is Music Director of the nationally acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning Baltimore Choral Arts Society. A conductor and composer, he enjoys a reputation as one of the freshest young voices in classical music.
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Douglas Boyce

Douglas Boyce writes chamber music that draws on Renaissance traditions and modernist aesthetics, building rich rhythmic structures that shift between order, fragmentation, elegance, and ferocity. Read More  


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Joseph Connell

Joseph Connell teaches percussion lessons and directs the GW Percussion Ensemble. Read More  


Alison Crockett

Alison Crockett

Alison Crockett, Soul and Jazz Diva, who has been in the worldwide the music scene as a vocalist and educator for decades has created a program/performance that seeks to educate and include singers of all ages and generations in the joy of singing Vocal Jazz. Read More  


Andrew Donlon

Andrew Donlon

Andrew Donlon is one of the United States’ premier competitive bagpipers, having extensive experience in top level solo competitions and as a key member in top tier bands. Read More  


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Magdalena Duhagon

Born in Uruguay, guitarist Magdalena Duhagon has performed in the United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East and South America, giving concerts in cities like Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, Alexandria, Cairo, Beyrouth, Amman, Prague and Amsterdam.
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Elizabeth Field

Elizabeth Field teaches violin and chamber music in the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Music Program.
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Mary Findley

Mary Findley has been featured as a violin soloist with many orchestras, including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Schippers.
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Eileen Guenther

Dr. Eileen Guenther is the Professor of Church Music at Wesley Theological Seminary and a Lecturer in Music at The George Washington University.
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Loren Kajikawa

Loren Kajikawa

Loren Kajikawa is an associate professor of music. His main area of research and teaching is American music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with special attention to the dynamics of race and politics. Read More  


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Jeff Kempskie

Jeff Kempskie is active in the Washington, D.C., area as a church musician, choral conductor, accompanist, music educator, and singer.
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James Levy

Adjunct Professor Emeritus James Levy is a jazz pianist, composer and educator.
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Kip Lornell

Kip Lornell has been teaching courses in American music and ethnomusicology at GW since 1992. Read More  


Fred Marcellus

Fred Marcellus

Fred Marcellus is an active teacher, clinician, adjudicator, soloist, freelance trumpet player and D.C. native. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Wichita State University.
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Patrick Merrill

Patrick Merrill

Patrick Merrill is a pianist, organist, and harpsichordist with degrees from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
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Eugene Montague

Eugene Montague joined the faculty at the George Washington University in the fall of 2009, having previously taught for several years at the University of Central Florida. Professor Montague's research focuses on many of the ways in which music interacts with movement, including music and dance, theories of performance, and links between musical experience and human consciousness.
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Toby Mountain

Toby Mountain

Toby is an educator and an audio mastering engineer with credits ranging from David Bowie to Alison Krauss.
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Molly Orlando

Pianist Molly Orlando is recognized as a soloist, collaborator, and teacher throughout the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area.
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Jon Ozment

Jon Ozment is a jazz piano instructor. He has over 30 years of experience in performance, teaching, improvisation, theory, and jazz history. Read More  


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Malinee Peris

Sri Lankan–born Malinee Jayasinghe-Peris teaches piano at the George Washington University as Professor Emeritus of Music. Read More  


Dave Perkel

David Perkel

An active educator, Dr. Perkel is professor of trombone and euphonium at Towson University and professor of trombone at George Washington University.
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Amy Reiff

Amy Reiff is a lecturer of voice in the Music Program of the George Washington University's Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.
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Millicent Scarlett

Millicent Scarlett

Millicent Scarlett is an adjunct professor of voice and vocal facilitator in the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design's Music Program. She has been the winner of numerous awards, and scholarships, most notably the Luciano Pavarotti International Competition as a winner and a National Semi-finalist at The Met.
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Mike Schmitz

Michael J. Schmitz

A native of Dyersville, Iowa, Professor Schmitz began his musical studies on trumpet under instruction from his father at age ten and switched to trombone two years later.
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Stephani Stang

Stephani Stang

Stephani Stang has been a member of the George Washington University Music faculty since 1997. She previously held the position of Lecturer in Flute at both Howard University and Catholic University. Read More  


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Heather Stebbins

Heather Stebbins is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music that highlights her fascination with the kinetic and emotive properties of sound. Her music has been performed in North America, South America, Australia, Asia, and Europe. Read More  


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Michaela Trnkova

Michaela Trnkova, international harpist, is Lecturer in Harp at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design’s Music Program. She is an honor graduate of the Prague Conservatory and holds a Bachelors in Music, and Masters in Music from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.
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Jessica Warren

Jessica Warren

Dr. Jessica Warren teaches oboe as Lecturer in Music at George Washington University. She is an in-demand orchestral performer, chamber musician, and teacher throughout the United States.
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Uri Wassertzug

Violist Uri Wassertzug has performed around the world in locations including Alaska, the UK, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand. He is a member of the National Chamber Ensemble and appears frequently on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Concerts series. Read More  


Stephen Wellman

Stephen Wellman

Bachelor of Music, MDiv, PhD (ABD). US Navy veteran, served 24 years as a vocalist with the Navy Band Sea Chanters.
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A. Scott Wood

A. Scott Wood is director of orchestral activities at the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of Arts and Design. Read More  


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Ning Yu

Praised for her "taut and impassioned performance" by the New York Times, pianist Ning Yu performs with vigor and dedication for traditional and avant-garde repertoire of the 20th and 21st century on stages across the United States, Europe and Asia.
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