Through the Joint Music Program (JMP) between Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music, the following faculty members provide private music lessons, studio instruction, and courses in music theory and composition to CWRU students.

If you are interested in learning more about applied study with these JMP Faculty please contact:

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

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Timothy Cutler
Head, Music Theory

Sam Bivens

Alex Cooke | composition

Marshall Griffith

Catrina Kim

Lisa Rainsong

Alan Reese

Diane Urista

Julie Andrijeski | baroque strings
Senior Instructor, CWRU

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

Lisa Boyko | viola

Bryan Dumm | cello

Jody Guinn | harp

Kathleen Horvath | double bass
Associate Professor, CWRU

Ida Mercer | cello

Carol Ruzicka | violin

Rene Schiffer | baroque cello

Stephen Sims | violin

Jaap ter Linden | viola da gamba

Joan Ellison | pop vocals

Dina Kuznetsova Toliver | voice

Denise Milner Howell | voice

Mary Schiller | voice
Head, Voice (CIM)

Dean Southern | voice



Peter Bennett | harpsichord
Head, Music Theory

Francesca Brittan | harpsichord and fortepiano
Associate Professor, CWRU

Lisa Crawford | harpsichord

Derek Nishimura | piano (secondary students)

Sean Schulze | piano

Gerardo Teissonnière | piano

Shuai Wang | piano (secondary students)

Todd Wilson | organ

Paul Ferguson | trombone
Senior Instructor, CWRU

Meghan Guegold | horn

Ryan Scherber | tuba and euphonium
Assistant Professor, CWRU

Loren Toplitz | trumpet

Gregory Banaszak | saxophone

Mark DeMio | bassoon

Dan Gilbert | clarinet

Debra Nagy | baroque oboe and recorder

Heidi Ruby-Kushious | flute

Kathie Stewart | baroque flute and recorder

Cynthia Watson | oboe

Matthew Larson | percussion and drum set
Lecturer, CWRU