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. 

Duane Cady Melzer |


At Le Moyne: Director, Le Moyne College Pep Band

Duane Cady Melzer is a graduate of Charter Oak State College, Fairfield University, and Boston University with additional graduate study in instrumental conducting at Central Connecticut State University and the Hartt School of Music. He previously founded and directed the band programs at Sacred Heart University and Fairfield University as well as served as jazz ensemble director at Southern Connecticut State University and assistant director of the marching band at Central Connecticut State University.

Joe Carello 


At Le Moyne: Instructor, Saxophone

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.


Joe Colombo | 


At Le Moyne: Director, Le Moyne College Jazz Ensemble (MUS 395-50)

Joe Colombo holds a Master of Science degree from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York College at Fredonia. He was a member of the 26th Army Band stationed in Brooklyn, New York where he served as trombone section leader. As a professional trombonist, he performs regularly with the Central New York Jazz Orchestra. Colombo has also performed with; Frank Sinatra Jr., The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, and several other notable entertainers and musicians. Joe was awarded the Jazz Educator of the Year by the Central New York Jazz Arts Foundation in May of 2009.


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.

Jocelyn Rauch | 


At Le Moyne: Assistant Director of Music; Director, Le Moyne College Singers (MUS 394-50) and Le Moyne College Chamber Singers (MUS 394-51); Instructor, Voice

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.