All Team

Janene Montlouis


Janene Montlouis is a Project Management Professional (PMP) in the Greater Philadelphia area. The guiding star of her career has been inspired by the Walt Disney quote “If you can dream it, you can build it.”   With over 25 years of experience in Marketing and Event Management, Janene is known for driving brand growth and cultivating customer loyalty through creating,…

Ella Vuernick

Ella Vuernick


Ella is an experienced professional with extensive background in finance and strategy consulting. Specifically, she brings to the Treasurer role of NBS Classical Music Institute her expertise from a career spanning investment banking, business development, and equity research. Ella is passionate about executing creative strategies and driving results, and prides herself on her ability to leverage the strengths and serve…

Helen Xing


Helen is a visionary business leader, passionate about education, social impact, children’s welfare, diversity inclusion and community building. Outside her successful professional career in various leadership positions at Merck, Oracle, Tableau and currently Collibra, she is at the forefront of Data for Good effort leveraging Public Private Partnership and serves on multiple boards of nonprofit organizations. Helen has an MBA…

Sir Julian Milkis

Special Arrangement Clarinet Faculty

Sir Julian Milkis’  impressive sound, a virtuostic technical ease and a musical imagination has captivated critics and audiences alike around the world, He carries the rare honor of being the only student of the clarinet legend Benny Goodman. Mr. Milkis’ unique interpretations and artistry have earned him an international stature of a dazzling soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and jazz clarinetist,…

Ethan Lee

Ethan Lee

Piano & Jazz Faculty

Ethan Lee took to learning the piano at the age of 6. He began studies at the Nelly Berman School of Music two years later, under the tutelage of Nelly Berman, Elena Berman, and Igor Resnianski. At the age of 13, he performed Rhapsody in Blue with the Philadelphia Orchestra as the winner of the Greenfield Competition, and went on…

Ilya Ovrutsky - flute

Ilya Ovrutsky

Flute Faculty

Ilya Ovrutsky, Bachelor’s degree : Kiev R. Gliere music college (Ukraine), 1965. Master’s degree: Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow in flute/piccolo performance, 1971. Mr. Ovrutsky has performed extensively around the world as a member of Symphony Orchestra of The Moscow Bolshoy Theater, and of the former USSR State Symphony Orchestra under direction of E. Svetlanov. He has performed in the major…

Dr. Nathaniel McEwen

Voice Faculty

Hailed for his “voice of exquisite facility and flexibility” (Observer Today, Dunkirk, NY), tenor Nathaniel McEwen feels at home in both the concert hall and the opera house. He has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, the Maui Chamber Orchestra, the International Baroque Soloists of the Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival, the Cornell Chamber Orchestra,…

Dr. Daniel Hull

Guitar Faculty

Dr. Daniel Hull earned a Bachelor of Music degree in guitar performance from Illinois State University where he studied with Douglas Rubio and the degrees Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in guitar performance from the Eastman School of Music while studying with Nicholas Goluses.  An active soloist, ensemble musician and teacher, Hull has performed throughout the United…

Stefanie Yeung

Associate Director

Stefanie Yeung is a former piano student of Elena Berman and current Associate Director of the Nelly Berman School of Music. Stefanie studied piano at Peabody Preparatory of the Johns Hopkins University under Dr. Yonghi Moon and at Tufts University under Katherine Chi. She graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in International Relations and Political Science and was awarded…

James Anemone

Piano Faculty

Mr. James Anemone is a pedagogue and classical pianist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  His students have performed in recitals and masterclasses at Carnegie Hall, The Academy of Music, Baruch Performing Arts Center, West Chester University, Pennsylvania State University, and Temple University. Students have won prizes at Little Mozarts Competition, Triumph Music Festival, Golden Key Music Festival, Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival,…