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Music

Joe Carello | jcarello1@msn.com

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.

At Le Moyne: Instructor, Saxophone

Joe Colombo | colombone@hotmail.com

Joe Colombo holds a Master of Science degree from Syracuse University, 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, Nataile 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.

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

Dana DiGennaro |

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.

At Le Moyne: Instructor, Flute

 

Andrew Bergevin andrew.bergevin@gmail.com

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 Skaneatles Festival Orchestra. 

As soloist, Andrew has performed the Tchaikovsky Concerto (1st movement) with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra as winner of the IC Concerto Competition in 2007. He was also a featured soloist with the Binghampton Community Orchestra and Binghamton Youth Symphony.

An avid teacher, Andrew is Visiting Lecturer in violin at Cornell University, Lecturer in Violin at Ithaca College, and violin faculty at Le Moyne College, where he was directed sectionals for the student chamber orchestra, and violin faculty at Opus Ithaca Community Music School, where he teaches students of all ages.

Andrew has attended many summer festivals, including Meadowmount, Brevard Music Center ( where he served as concertmaster), and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival.

He earned his BM in violin performance ( magna cum laude) and MM in Suzuki Pedagogy from Ithaca College, where he did long-term teacher training with Sandy Reuning. While at IC, Andrew studied with Susan Waterbury and was her graduate assistant.  

At Le Moyne: Instructor, Violin and Viola

Jerry M. Exline | exlinejm@lemoyne.edu

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.

At Le Moyne: Instructor, Piano

John Flaver | jflaver@gmail.com

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.

At Le Moyne: Instructor, Clarinet

 

Deborah Cunningham |

 

At Le Moyne: Instructor, Piano

Todd Hobin | todd@toddhobin.com

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.

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

Carol Jacobe | cjacobe@twcny.rr.com

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.

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

Duane Cady Melzer | melzerde@lemoyne.edu

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.

At Le Moyne: Director, Le Moyne College Pep Band

Travis Newton | newtontm@lemoyne.edu

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.

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

Jocelyn Rauch | rauchjm@lemoyne.edu

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.

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

Edward Ruchalski | ruchaleg@lemoyne.edu

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.

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