All Team

Rachel Lee

Piano Faculty, Accompanist

Rachel Lee is a prize winning classical pianist based in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Academy of Music, Roussel Hall, and Madeline Wing Adler Theatre. She has also performed on a live broadcast on WRTI 90.1 FM, performing works by J.S. Bach, Shchedrin-Pletnev, and Scriabin. Rachel is a music director/organist at Episcopal Church of the Trinity…

Jacques-Pierre Malan

Cello Faculty

South African cellist, Jacques-Pierre Malan is taking the classical music world by storm with his unparalleled performances, innovative projects, and uncompromising dedication to energizing and uplifting both audiences and musicians alike. His initiatives have landed him on stages across the world from Africa to Europe to the USA. He is currently based in Baltimore Maryland, allowing him access to America’s…

Janene Montlouis

Secretary

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.”  

Ella Vuernick

Treasurer

Ella is an experienced professional with an 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.

Helen Xing

Chairwoman

Helen is a visionary business leader, passionate about education, social impact, children’s welfare, diversity inclusion and community building.

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 on acoustic and electric guitar, Hull…