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Joint Music Program Faculty


CIM faculty who are a part of the Joint Music Program, a partnership with Case Western Reserve University, provide private music lessons and studio instruction to CWRU students. In the sections below you will find the faculty who teach in each area.

If you are interested in learning more about applied study with these Joint Music Program Faculty, please contact:

Jennifer Wright | Coordinator of Department Operations & Undergraduate Recruitment  
Case Western Reserve University 
Department of Music
Office: 216.368.2400


Music Theory

Jeremy Allen^ | composition 

Lisa Rainsong | music theory (CWRU music major sequence)

Irwin Shung | music theory (CWRU music minor sequence)



^Julie Andrijeski | baroque strings
Senior Instructor, CWRU

Rene Schiffer | baroque cello

 Bryan Dumm | cello

Ida Mercer | cello

Kathleen Horvath | double bass
Associate Professor, CWRU

Donald Better | guitar (classical/jazz/electric/bass)

Simon Martyn-Ellis | lute

Jody Guinn | harp

Lisa Boyko | viola

Carol Ruzicka | violin

Stephen Sims | violin



Peter Bennett | harpsichord and organ
CWRU Faculty

Francesca Brittan | harpsichord and fortepiano
Assistant Professor, CWRU

Olga Gradojevich | piano

Derek Nishimura | piano

Sean Schulze | piano

Gerardo Teissonnière | piano

^Todd Wilson | organ



Clifford Billions | voice

Joan Ellison | pop vocals

Mary Schiller | voice
Head of Voice, CIM 

Dean Southern | voice

Emily Stauch | voice












Alan DeMattia | horn

Meghan Guegold | horn
Preparatory Faculty, CIM

Paul Ferguson | trombone
Senior Instructor, CWRU 

Loren Toplitz | trumpet

Ken Heinlein | tuba and euphonium 



Mary Kay Fink | baroque flute and piccolo

Debra Nagy | baroque oboe and recorder

Kathie Stewart | baroque flute and recorder

Gregory Banaszak | saxophone

Katherine DeJongh | flute

Mark DeMio | bassoon

Dan Gilbert | clarinet

Cynthia Watson | oboe



Matthew Larson | percussion and drum set
Part-time Lecturer, CWRU


Historical Performance Practice

Visiting artists:

Ellen Hargis | voice

Cathy Meints | viola da gamba 

Aaron Sheehan, voice


Chamber Music

Annie Fullard | String & Piano Chamber Music Ensemble
Chamber Music Faculty, CIM


* denotes CIM Conservatory Faculty















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