Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff


Executive Director
Gavin Farrell

Director of Education & Community Programs
Dr. Daniel Acsadi

Director of Massachusetts Youth Symphony Project at Powers (MYSP)
Dr. Spencer Aston

Director of Chamber Music
Ryan Noe

Director of Marketing & Communications
Kelly Webber

Killian Kerrigan - registrar@powersmusic.org

Operations Manager
Tristan Bouchard

Performance Manager
Ceili Connors

George Peddle


Faculty 2018 - 2019

Early Childhood

Jennifer Choe Music Pups Coordinator
Sarah Bacon Music Pups
Jessica Cooper Music Pups
Linda Emmanuel Dalcroze Eurhythmics
Susanna Fiore Keys for KidsĀ® Coordinator
Yas Ishibashi Singing for Kids


Sarah Bacon Suzuki Violin, Suzuki Program Coordinator
Robin Alfieri Suzuki Violin
Madalyne Cross Suzuki Violin, Suzuki Viola
Guan-Ting Ku Suzuki Violin, Suzuki Viola
Ming-Hui Lin Suzuki Cello
Erica Klein Suzuki Cello
Jay Rosenberg Suzuki Guitar


Kathryn Rosenbach Department Chair
Elizabeth Chladil
Susanna Fiore
Yas Ishibashi
Svetlana Krasnova
Lisle Kulbach
Tamara Medoyeva
Peter Morelli
Natacha Rist
Jei-Yern Ryu
Michael Shea
Lyubov Shlain
Anna Soukiassian

Collaborative Piano

Levon Hovsepian
Leah Kosch
Alix Pollack
Natacha Rist
Kathryn Rosenbach

Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion

Mary Cicconetti Oboe, Department Chair
Ben Fox Oboe
Mary Cunningham Flute
Carol Hunt Epple Flute
Meghan Jacoby Flute
Faith Hutchison-Williard Flute
Judith Bedford Clarinet, Bassoon
David Stevens Clarinet, Saxophone
Spencer Aston Trumpet
Ryan Noe Trumpet
Andrew Sorg Trumpet
Michael Tybursky Trombone
Sarah Sutherland French Horn
Lisle Kulbach Recorder
Lucy Joan Sollogub Recorder, Penny Whistle
Gary Spellissey Percussion
Nurudafina Abena Afro-Caribbean Drumming

Strings, Plucked Strings, Guitar

Sarah Freiberg Ellison Cello, Department Co-Chair
Sarah Bacon Violin, Department Co-Chair
Robin Alfieri Violin
Amy Beshara Violin, Fiddle
Ellery Klein Violin, Fiddle
Olga Patramanska-Bell Violin
Morgan Scagliotti Violin
Sophia Sogland Violin
Madalyne Cross Violin, Viola
Noah Dresser Violin, Viola
Jenny Shallenberger Viola, Violin
Erica Klein Cello
Hyun Min Lee Cello
Ming-Hui Lin Cello
Jim Guttmann Upright & Electric Bass
Daniel Acsadi Classical & Acoustic Guitar
Dylan Mowry Classical & Acoustic Guitar
Chris Hersch Guitar
James Doran Guitar, Bass Guitar
Tev Stevig Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele
Chris Hersch Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele
Lucy Joan Sollogub Guitar, Harp, Dulcimer
Jane Hershey Viola da Gamba


Greta Feeney Department Chair
Emily Romney

Music Therapy

Olivia Overton

Music Theory

Rebecca Sacks

Massachusetts Youth Symphony Project at Powers (MYSP)

Spencer Aston Director of MYSP, MYSP Chamber Orchestra Conductor
Noah Dresser MYSP String Orchestra Conductor

Rock Band

Chris Hersch
James Doran
Tev Stevig

Jazz Ensemble

Michael Shea


Saturday Morning Music School

Amy Belhumeur
Amy Beshara
Mary Cicconetti
Mary Cunningham
Ethan Fallis
Nalani Fujiwara
Allison Dobbs
Haley Leach
Ryan Noe


Summer 2018 Day Programs

Sarah Bacon (Suzuki on the Hill Artistic Director)
Yas Ishibashi (Pow-Wow Artistic Director)
Meghan Jacoby (Music on the Hill Artistic Director)
Ellery Klein (Fiddling on the Hill Artistic Director)
Jane Parkhouse (Pow-Wow Artistic Director)

Daniel Acsadi
Spencer Aston
Judy Bedford
Todd Brunel
Madalyne Cross
Ben Fox
Ariel Friedman
Andrew Goodridge
Adam Grossman
Guan-Ting Ku
Peter Morelli
Dimitar Petkov
Emerald Rae
Kathryn Rosenbach
Dawn Scaltreto
Jacques Lee Wood
Liana Zaretsky


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