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Brass | Composition | Conducting | Guitar | Harpsichord | Jazz Studies | Music Education | Music History | Music Business and Technology | Music Theory | Opera | Organ | Percussion | Piano | Strings | Voice | Woodwinds

Administration

Dr. Philip StoeckerDr. Philip Stoecker
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Music
(516) 463-7227
101B Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
Email | Bio

Patricia NewbergPatricia Newberg
Sr Executive Secretary
Department of Music
516-463-5490
101 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
Email 

Denward Collins, IIIDenward Collins, III
Sr. Supervisor
Music Library
516-463-5492
Monroe Lecture Center 014
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Dr. David FrylingDr. David Fryling
Assistant Chair
Professor of Music
(516) 463-5497
109 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Dr. David LalamaDr. David Lalama
Associate Chair
Professor of Music
Coordinator of Jazz and Commercial Music
(516) 463-5493
104 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Brass

Eric DavisEric Davis, French Horn
Adjunct Instructor of Music
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Dr. Leon T. PetruzziDr. Leon T. Petruzzi, Trumpet
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-4931
103 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Michael SalzmanMichael Salzman, Tuba
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-5490
120 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Jeffrey VenhoJeffrey Venho, Trumpet
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-5490
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Larry WitmerLarry Witmer, Trombone
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-5490
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Composition

Dr. Chandler CarterDr. Chandler Carter
Professor of Music
(516) 463-4932
106 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Paul ChiharaPaul Chihara
Adjunct Instructor of Music
(516) 463-5490
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Herbert A. DeutschHerbert A. Deutsch
Professor Emeritus of Music
(516) 463-5498
111 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Adam GlaserAdam Glaser
Assistant Professor of Music
Coordinator of Music Performance
Director of Orchestras
(516) 463-6593
111 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Dr. David LalamaDr. David Lalama
Professor of Music
Coordinator of Jazz and Commercial Music
(516) 463-5493
104 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Conducting

Dr. Cindy L. BellDr. Cindy L. Bell
Chair of Graduate Studies in Music Education
Associate Professor of Music
(516) 463-5495
110 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Dr. Peter Loel BoonshaftDr. Peter Loel Boonshaft
Professor of Music
Director of Bands
(516) 463-5298
108 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Dr. David FrylingDr. David Fryling
Associate Professor of Music
Assistant Chair and Director of Choral Studies
(516) 463-5497
109 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Adam GlaserAdam Glaser
Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Orchestras
(516) 463-6593
111 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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James McCrannJames McCrann
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-5490
011 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Guitar

Tom GuarnaTom Guarna
Adjunct Instructor of Music

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Stephen LeonardStephen Leonard
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(917) 698-4745
114 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Harpsichord

Matthew KorausMatthew Koraus
Adjunct Instructor of Music
(516) 463-5490
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Jazz Studies

Dr. David LalamaDr. David Lalama
Coordinator of Jazz and Commercial Music
Professor of Music
(516) 463-5493
104 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Dr. Paula BerardinelliDr. Paula Berardinelli
Adjunct Associate Professor of Music
(516) 463-5498
111 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Peter CocoPeter Coco
Adjunct Instructor of Music
(516) 463-5490
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Tom GuarnaTom Guarna
Adjunct Instructor of Music

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Steven KenyonSteven Kenyon
Adjunct Instructor of Music
(516) 463-5490
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Shawn LovatoShawn Lovato
Adjunct Instructor of Music
(516) 463-7028
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Holli W. RossHolli W. Ross
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-7025
115 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Martin WindMartin Wind
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-5490
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Music Education

Dr. Nathalie RobinsonDr. Nathalie Robinson
Chair of Graduate Studies in Music Education
Professor of Music
(516) 463-4514
107 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Dr. Cindy L. BellDr. Cindy L. Bell
Undergraduate Coordinator of Music Education
Associate Professor of Music
(516) 463-5495
110 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Donna BasileDonna Basile
Adjunct Associate Professor
(516) 463-5490
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James CottoneJames Cottone
Adjunct Instructor of Music
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Dr. Peter Loel BoonshaftDr. Peter Loel Boonshaft
Professor of Music
Director of Bands
(516) 463-5298
108 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Billy FergusonBilly Ferguson
Adjunct Instructor of Music
(516) 463-5490
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Dr. David FrylingDr. David Fryling
Professor of Music
Assistant Chair and Director of Choral Studies
(516) 463-5497
109 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Rachel GrimsbyRachel Grimsby
Adjunct Associate Professor
(516) 463-5490
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Craig KnappCraig Knapp
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-5490
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James McCrannJames McCrann
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-5490
011 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Eileen E. Murphy
Adjunct Instructor Professor
(516) 463-5490
Email

Gail Strauss
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-5490
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Music History

Dr. Chandler CarterDr. Chandler Carter
Professor of Music
(516) 463-4932
106 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Dr. Francesca CassioDr. Francesca Cassio
Associate Professor of Music
Sardarni Harbans Kaur Chair in Sikh Musicology
(516) 463-5533
102 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Herbert A. DeutschHerbert A. Deutsch
Professor Emeritus of Music
(516) 463-5498
111 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Dr. Christopher MorrongielloDr. Christopher Morrongiello
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-7027
119 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Jonathan WaxmanJonathan Waxman
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-7028
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Music Business and Music Technology

Terrance TompkinsTerrance Tompkins
Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Music Business
(516) 463-0288
111A Shapiro Family Hall
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Herbert A. DeutschHerbert A. Deutsch
Professor Emeritus of Music
(516) 463-5498
111 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Gary A. FiladelfoGary A. Filadelfo
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-7027
119 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Music Theory

Dr. Howard CinnamonDr. Howard Cinnamon
Professor of Music
Coordinator of Music Theory/Composition
(516) 463-5491
105 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Dr. Lisa BehrensDr. Lisa Behrens
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-7027
119 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Dr. Paula BerardinelliDr. Paula Berardinelli
Adjunct Associate Professor of Music
(516) 463-5498
111 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Adem M. BirsonAdem M. Birson
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music
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Dr. Chandler CarterDr. Chandler Carter
Professor of Music
(516) 463-4932
106 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Matthew KorausMatthew Koraus
Adjunct Instructor of Music
(516) 463-5490
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Sarah LoudenSarah Louden
Adjunct Instructor of Music
(516) 463-5490
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Dr. Philip StoeckerDr. Philip Stoecker
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Music
(516) 463-7227
101B Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Opera Theater

Isabel MilenskiIsabel Milenski
Adjunct Associate Professor
(454) 515-6658
119 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Organ

Matthew KorausMatthew Koraus
Adjunct Instructor of Music
(516) 463-5490
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Percussion

Sean RitenauerSean Ritenauer
Adjunct Instructor of Music
(516) 463-7028
120 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Anthony C. TedescoAnthony C. Tedesco
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-4931
103 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Piano

Blanche S. AbramBlanche S. Abram
Senior Professor
(516) 463-5498
120 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Dr. Paula BerardinelliDr. Paula Berardinelli
Adjunct Associate Professor of Music
(516) 463-5498
111 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Cathy CallisCathy Callis
Adjunct Associate Professor
(516) 463-7028
120 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Dr. David LalamaDr. David Lalama
Professor of Music
Coordinator of Jazz and Commercial Music
(516) 463-5493
104 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Marilyn J. LehmanMarilyn J. Lehman
Adjunct Associate Professor
(516) 463-7028
120 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Strings

Peter CocoPeter Coco, bass
Adjunct Instructor of Music
(516) 463-5490
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Tomoko FujitaTomoko Fujita
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music
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Susan JollesSusan Jolles, harp
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-5490
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Todd LowTodd Low, viola
Adjunct Instructor of Music
(516) 463-5490
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Alexander E. SharpeAlexander E. Sharpe, violin
Adjunct Associate Professor
(516) 463-7027
119 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Martin WindMartin Wind, double bass
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-5490
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Voice

Donna C. BalsonDonna C. Balson
Adjunct Associate Professor
(516) 463-5490
103 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Risa R. HarmanRisa R. Harman
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-5494
112 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Joshua HechtJoshua Hecht
Adjunct Associate Professor
(516) 463-7024
112 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Tammy HensrudTammy Hensrud
Adjunct Associate Professor
(516) 463-4932
113 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Gregory MercerGregory Mercer
Adjunct Instructor of Music
(516) 463-5498
111 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Holli W. RossHolli W. Ross
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-7025
115 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Sarah WolfsonSarah Wolfson
Adjunct Instructor of Music
(516) 463-7028
120 Shapiro Family Hall
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Woodwinds

Lisa AlexanderLisa Alexander, bassoon
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(201) 655-4607
115 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Alejandro AvilesAlejandro Aviles, saxophone
Adjunct Instructor of Music
(718) 561-7228
114 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Judith DanskerJudith Dansker, oboe
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-7025
114 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Laurie Friedman-AdlerLaurie Friedman-Adler, clarinet
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(516) 463-5497
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Steven KenyonSteven Kenyon, saxophone
Adjunct Instructor of Music
(516) 463-5490
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Patricia L. SpencerPatricia L. Spencer, flute/piccolo
Adjunct Professor
(516) 463-7027
119 Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall
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Denward Collins
Senior Supervisor, Music Library

Degrees
BA, Elementary Education, 1983, Concordia College

Bio
Denward Collins has been the senior supervisor of the Music Library since 1999. Prior to joining the Department of Music, he spent six years working in the Axinn Library in various capacities, including senior assistant to the Office of the Dean; senior supervisor, Reference Department; clerk, Circulation Office; and stack attendant.
Early in his career, Mr. Collins served as an elementary school teacher in Ohio and New York City.
A veteran church organist, he started as a substitute/interim player in high school and became the designated organist at a church in Syosset in 2001, where he worked until 2013. Currently, he is the organist at a church in Hicksville.   
When he's not supervising Hofstra's Music Library or playing the organ, Mr. Collins donates his time to the Nassau County Historical Society, where he is a board member and webmaster. And to complement his love of music, he engages in English Country and American Contra Dancing in his spare time.

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