Travis Newton |


At Le Moyne: Director of Music & Arts Administration; Director, Le Moyne College Chamber Orchestra (MUS 395-01)

At home onstage and behind the scenes, Travis has played and conducted more than 500 performances of Broadway musicals across the U.S. and Canada as well as multiple guest conducting appearances with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Travis has also performed as section violinist with the orchestras of Syracuse, Charleston and Greensboro, as well as the Eastern Philharmonic Orchestra at Eastern Music Festival, where he previously served as a faculty member.  Also an experienced administrator, Travis has served in various capacities with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and most recently served as Operations Director of The Florida Orchestra in Tampa Bay. 

Andrew Bergevin |  andrew.bergevin@gmail.com

At Le Moyne: Instructor, Violin

Andrew Bergevin is currently a core violinist with Symphoria, the musician-owned and operated successor to the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. He previously served as Acting Assistant Principle Second Violin of the Virgina Symphony Orchestra, which he joined for the 2012-13 season at the invitation of Maestro JoAnn Falletta. Prior to moving to Virginia, Andrew was a memeber of the late Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, and in the past also served as Assistant Concertmaster of the Binghamton Philharmonic and as a member of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. He has been a substitute with the Buffalo Philharmonic and Skaneateles  Festival Orchestra. 

Robert Bridge bridger@sunyocc.edu

At Le Moyne: Instructor, Percussion

Robert Bridge is a Professor of Music at Onondaga Community College where he is chair of the music department. He was recently honored with the International Society of CNY's International Educator of the year award. He is also a recipient of the SUNY’s "Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities." In the fall of 2010 he performed a solo recital and taught at the Shenyang International Percussion Festival in Shenyang, China. In 2009, he earned the Ann Felton Multicultural Leadership Award. He received Trustee Recognition awards for “Excellence in Teaching” in both 2007 and 2005. He is also a 2005 recipient of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development "Excellence Award."  He has performed concertos with the Eastman Kilbourn Orchestra and the Southern Methodist University Symphony Orchestra. In both 1985 &1986, Robert won first place at the Percussive Arts Society’s “Marching Percussion Forum” Individual Marimba Competition.

Joe Carello 


At Le Moyne: Instructor, Saxophone; Director, Jazz Ensemble

Saxophonist Joe Carello has been a featured soloist with Diane Schurr, Maureen Mcgovern, and Jeff Tyzik to name a few. As lead alto saxophonist with the Central New York Jazz Orchestra he has performed with Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton, Joe Lovano, Bob Mintzer, Grady Tate and others. Carello also serves as director of the Stan Colella Parks and Recreation All-Star Big Band and was named 2012 Jazz Educator of the Year by CNY Jazz Central.


Deborah Cunningham | 


At Le Moyne: Instructor, Piano; Accompanist, Le Moyne College Singers and Chamber Singers
Deborah A. Cunningham holds a B.Mus. Ed., a M.M. in Performance (piano accompaniment), and a M.Mus Ed. from Syracuse University. Active as a collaborative pianist in the Greater Syracuse area, Ms. Cunningham has performed with Symphoria, Symphony Syracuse, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Syracuse Opera, Skaneateles Festival, Syracuse Children’s Chorus, as well as various local theater companies. Deborah is active as a guest conductor and workshop clinician across the United States, and is co-author of the book Travel On and On: Interdisciplinary Lessons on the Music of World Cultures. Ms. Cunningham is on the music education faculty at Syracuse University, where she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in music education and secondary piano, and is published in the Music Educators Journal. 

Dana DiGennaro |


At Le Moyne: Instructor, Flute

Flutist Dana DiGennaro has performed throughout the United States, continually displaying her versatility as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player.   Her performances have been hailed by the Houston Post as “keenly focused, joyous and energetic” and by the Southampton Gazette as “breathtakingly beautiful”.  In 1994, Ms. DiGennaro was named the only flutist winner of the New York Debut Auditions Award sponsored by Artists International.  As a result, she was presented in her New York solo recital debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in May of 1995.

Jerry M. Exline | 


At Le Moyne: Instructor, Piano; Assistant Director, The Jazzuits (MUS 394-01)

Jerry M. Exline received his Ph.D. from the Eastman School of Music and has served for many years as a collaborative accompanist for professional singers. Jerry is also a member of the board of directors for Civic Morning Musicals and is a member of the Bearcat Jazz Band.

John Flaver |


At Le Moyne: Instructor, Clarinet

Clarinetist John Flaver earned a B.M. from Temple University and a Master of Music Degree from the Catholic University of America. John is a former member of the United States Army Band, “Pershings Own” in Washington, D.C., the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, and the Lake Placid Center Orchestra. John performs often as a member of The Highland Winds, based in Syracuse. John also served as a Visiting Lecturer in Clarinet at Ithaca College.

Todd Hobin | 


At Le Moyne: Adjunct Faculty (MUS 226, MUS 218); Audio Engineer

Todd Hobin is still rocking! He performs with the legendary Todd Hobin Band, with five albums to their credit and tours with the Beach Boys, Kinks, and Allman Brothers to name a few. He writes, produces and directs TV and radio commercials at Hobin Studios and produces for artists in all musical genres from rock to country.

Carol Jacobe | 


At Le Moyne: Director, The Jazzuits (MUS 394-01); Instructor, Voice

Carol Jacobe is a graduate of Syracuse University and has been a music educator for 36 years. In 2005 Ms. Jacobe received the Outstanding Choral Director award from Civic Morning Musicals, the Outstanding Vocal Music Educator Award from the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, and Outstanding Jazz Educator Award from the Syracuse Jazz Fest.


Carolyn Pardee


At Le Moyne: Director, Singers (MUS 394-50)

Carolyn Pardee is a graduate of Syracuse University, and has been an educator for 36 years in the Solvay School District.  She was the recipient of the 2009 Syracuse Area Hall of Fame Award honoring Music Educators. Carolyn performed as a vocalist in the jazz group Swing Central from 1994 -2001.  Swing Central received several Syracuse Area Music Awards; The Brian Bourke Award for Best New Artist (1994), Best Traditional Jazz Group (1995) and Best Small Jazz Group (1999).

Jocelyn Rauch | 


At Le Moyne: Assistant Director of Music; Director, Le Moyne College Chamber Singers (MUS 394-51)

Singer and conductor Jocelyn Rauch received her Bachelor of Arts in Music and Humanities from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester and is currently completing a Master's in Education at Le Moyne College. Jocelyn has performed numerous times as a chorus member with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, and Syracuse Opera. She has also perfromed as a soloist with Symphoria.

Edward Ruchalski | 


At Le Moyne: Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (MUS 101, MUS 227); Instructor, Guitar

Composer and guitarist Ed Ruchalski received his B.F.A. in Music Composition at SUNY Fredonia and his Masters in Music at the University of Miami, Florida. His compositions have been performed at Lincoln Center, Mass MOCA, Miller Theatre, the Everson Museum and at the Festival of Miami by such artists as the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Helen Boatwright and the Lavender Trio.

Danan Tsan


At Le Moyne: Instructor, Voice

After graduating from Eastman (MM '00) as a mezzo-soprano with a classical degree, Danan Tsan took the logical next step: she joined the United States Army. After surviving basic training, Danan was assigned to the U.S. Army Field Band and joined the Soldiers' Chorus, later becoming lead singer for the same unit's rock band, The Volunteers. Danan toured for 5 years with these groups, including a memorable trip to Barrow, Alaska, a solo feature with the London Symphony Orchestra, and many features with The Chicago Pops, The Naples (FL) Pops, and The Cincinnati Pops. During the same time, Danan joined the Baltimore ska-punk band, 23 Skadoo, as lead vocalist and took the grungiest East Coast watering holes on a bender. She also provided lead vocals for a new age album by Annapolis based songwriter James Durham, Aeolian May.  Danan is also a frequent performer with Syracuse Opera and is Associate Director of the Syracuse Community Choir.