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Music Faculty and Staff


Matthew Gelbart
Director of Music Program
Rose Hill Office: FMH 441
Lincoln Center Office: LL423G
Tel: 212-636-7908

Associate Chair

Barbara Mundy
Director of Art History Program
FMH 446
Tel: 718-817-4897

Department Offices

Rose Hill

Rose Hill
Faculty Memorial Hall, Room 417A

Angela Michalski
Senior Executive Secretary
Tel: 718-817-4890
Fax: 718-817-4829

Grant Smith
Music Performance Coordinator

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center
Lowenstein, Room LL 423

Anne Clark
Executive Secretary
Tel: 212-636-6303
Fax: 212-636-6788

Grant Smith
Music Performance Coordinator

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Dr. Eric Bianchi
Associate Professor of Music, PhD Yale

Dr. Matthew Gelbart
Associate Professor, A. B. Harvard University; MA, PhD 
University of California Berkeley

Rev. Robert R. Grimes, SJ
University Professor, BA Fordham; BMus Manhattanville;
MDiv, ThM Weston; PhD Pittsburgh

Dr. Nathan Lincoln-Decusatis
Associate Professor, DMA University of Maryland

Dr. Daniel Ott
Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition, DMA Juilliard School

Dr. Larry Stempel
Professor of Music, BA, Queens College (CUNY); PhD University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Angelina Tallaj-GarcÍa
Assistant Professor of Music, BA, Master of Music, CUNY; PhD Ethnomusicology CUNY Graduate Center

Dr. Sevin H. Yaraman
Lecturer, Music, BA Istanbul State Conservatory; B Law, M Law, Istanbul University; MA City College of New York; PhD CUNY Graduate School

In Memoriam

Rev. James Boyce, O.Carm.
Professor of Music

Adjunct Faculty

Joseph Di Ponio has composed music for concert performances, art installations, theater productions, and silent films. His concert music can be heard on solo and chamber music recitals throughout the US and Canada, and is often inspired by the visual arts, particularly the paintings of Barnett Newman, the video installations of Gary Hill, and the sculptures of Richard Serra. In general, his work addresses issues of aural history and temporality and is greatly influenced by contemporary thought on time and being.

Based in New York City, Joseph has composed pieces for Timetable Percussion, Yarn/Wire, Iktus Percussion, the Lost Dog New Music Ensemble, the 2009 Armory Show, violinists Benjamin Robison and Jubal Fulks, and flutist Margaret Lancaster. His music has been performed at Alice Tully Hall, as well as at institutional venues including Luther College, Davidson College, Goucher College, Yale University, and The Juilliard School. Joseph’s works have also been featured on concerts presented by Alia Musica (Pittsburgh) and at the Accidental Music Festival, North River Music Festival, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. He is currently the co-director of Ensemble Ipse, which is active in performing and commissioning works from composers of diverse aesthetic profiles.

In addition to his concert-length acoustic and electro-acoustic works, Joseph is increasingly interested in large-scale electronically generated sound environments, as well as site-specific works of long duration. Current projects include a work for seven violas (for Stephanie Griffin), a large-scale open form piece for modern and historic wind instruments, and a thirty-two-hour piece for electronics with optional live performers based on Corelli’s “La Folia.”

His work has been honored with grants from ASCAP, NYSCA, New Music USA, and the Queens Council for the Arts. He has served as a composer-in-residence for Exploring the Metropolis (ConEd Composer’s Residency), the Accidental Music Festival, and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and has been a guest speaker at Luther College and Pacific Lutheran University.

Joseph holds degrees from Western Michigan University (BM) and the Hartt School (MM) and completed his PhD in music composition at SUNY Stony Brook. His primary teachers include Robert Carl, James Sellars, Daria Semegen, Sheila Silver, and Ramon Zupko. While at Stony Brook, he studied philosophy and aesthetics with Hugh Silverman and Donald Kuspit, earning an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Philosophy and the Arts. He has contributed to exhibition catalogs for the Queens Museum and the AC Institute, and has presented papers on the relationship of music to the other arts.


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Music Instructors

Pascal Archer, Clarinet
Fordham Composers, Program Coordinator
Principal Clarinet, Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra
Principal Clarinet, NEPA Philharmonic
Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, BM; Indiana University, PD; Manhattan School of Music, MM

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Matt Buttermann, Classical and Jazz Guitar

Sang Mi Chung, Classical Piano
The Juilliard School, MM and BM, Gina Bachauer, William Petschek and Jerome L. Green scholarships and awards.
Solo recordings with Centaur Records, Steinway Artist, and chamber music tours as founding member and pianist of the Arista Trio.

Katherine Copland, Voice, Classical, Musical Theatre, Popular
Manhattan School of Music, M.M. & Professional Studies Certificate; University of Washington, B.A. & B.M.

Kevin Farrell, Bass
California Institute of the Arts, BFA; University of Southern California, MM

Daryl Goldberg, Cello
Northwestern University, BME; Yale School of Music, MMA

Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Voice, Classical and Popular
Queen's University, Belfast, BA; Columbia University Teacher's College, MA; The Juilliard School, DMA

Elaine Lachica, Voice, Classical and Popular
Peabody Conservatory of Music; Royal College of Music, London

Alexander Rees, Violin and Viola
The Russian Academy of Music, Moscow, DMA

Irina Rees, Classical Piano
The Russia Academy of Music, Moscow, DMA
First Prize at Fourth International Historic Keyboard Society Competition, US; Noah Greenberg Award in Early Music, US; Recordings for "Dorian"and "Centaur"

Brenda Earle Stokes, Music Theater, Pop, Jazz Voice, Jazz and Pop Piano
Musicianship, Theory, Composition, Theory
York University (Toronto), BFA; Manhattan School of Music, MM

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Kevin Quill, Trumpeter
The Juilliard School, BM and MM
Currently enrolled in the C.V. Starr Doctoral Program at the Juilliard School

Emeritus Faculty

Dr. James L. Kurtz
Professor Emeritus of Music, PhD Brandeis

Associated Faculty

Mr. Robert Minotti
Director of Fordham University Choirs

Dr. Lawrence Kramer
Distinguished Professor of English, BA Pennsylvania; M Phil, PhD, Yale