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Faculty and Staff

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In addition to formal preparation for teaching and performance, faculty members possess a wealth of knowledge and experience in music both locally and nationally. Nevada School of the Arts faculty members are selected through a demonstrated teaching audition and on the basis of their abilities to provide quality instruction to students of all ages.

ADMINISTRATION

Patrick Duffy – President and CEO
Cary Alderucci – Director of Grants and Major Gifts
Melissa Martin – Executive Administrator
Christian Garcia – Director of Marketing and Logistics

Karl Reinarz – Director, Traditional Strings
Ioana Weathers – Director, Suzuki Talent Education Program
Raja Rahman – Director, Piano Studies
Adam Schroeder – Director, School of JAZZ@NSA
Larry Aberman – Assistant Director, School of JAZZ@NSA
Justin DiCioccio – Artistic Adviser, School of JAZZ@NSA


FACULTY

VIOLIN – Dr. Ferenc Cseszko, Tanya Hambourg, Jennifer Hellewell, Karen Kelley, Eric McAllister, Karl Reinarz, Mary Straub, Ioana Weathers, Kelly Wilcock

VIOLA – Dr. Ferenc Cseszko, Tanya Hambourg, Jennifer Hellewell, Karl Reinarz

CELLO – Amanda AndreasenChristian Garcia, Elena Kapustina, Robin Reinarz, Anthony Rodriguez, Lindsey Springer, Jovonie Tejero (Teaching Fellow)

CONTRABASS – Paul Firak, Steve Flora

FLUTE

SAXOPHONE – Julian Tanaka

BASSOON – Dr. Ashlea Sheridan

TRUMPET – Tom Wright

TROMBONE – Dr. Jessica Hawthorne

HARP – Tara Ogden-Skousen

GUITAR – Kasey Carmody

ORGAN – Dr. Paul Hesselink

PIANO – Maria Kolesnyk, Cindy Lee, Raja Rahman, Martha Sparks, Cheryl Thornton

PERCUSSION Larry Aberman, Dr. Rachel Julian

VOICE – Lara Vivian Smith


PROGRAM FACULTY

CHAMBER MUSIC – Ferenc Cseszko, Christian Garcia, Karl Reinarz

PREPARATORY ORCHESTRAChristian Garcia, director

INTERMEZZO – Karl Reinarz, director

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA – Dr. Chuck Cushinery, director

SCHOOL OF JAZZ@NSA Larry Aberman, Justin DiCioccio, Steve Flora, Uli Geissendoerfer, Jakubu Griffin, Charles McNeal, Jorge Machain, Carlos Mata, Rashawn Ross, Adam Schroeder, Lara Vivian Smith, Julian Tanaka

SUZUKI TALENT EDUCATION PROGRAMAmanda AndreasenChristian Garcia, Tanya Hambourg, Jennifer Hellewell, Karen Kelley, Robin Reinarz, Anthony Rodriguez, Martha Sparks, Lindsey Springer, Mary Straub, Ioana Weathers

COLLABORATIVE PIANO – Jae Ahn-Benton, Karalyn Clark, Maria Kolesnyk, Cindy Lee, Michelle Lee