Faculty

Dr. Samuel Schreiber

Clarinet, Flute & Saxophone Faculty

Dr. Samuel Schreiber is a musician and educator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is currently the Clarinet Teaching Artist for The Philadelphia Orchestra’s school ensemble program. Additionally, he teaches private clarinet, flute and saxophone lessons at Germantown Friends School and at the Nelly Berman School of Music. During the summer, he is on the clarinet faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp.…

Dominick D’Alessandro

Piano Faculty

Dominick Cristofori D’Alessandro is a Philadelphia based pianist and piano teacher. He recently graduated from Temple University with a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy degree. At Temple, Dominick worked as a graduate teaching assistant in the Keyboard Department of the Boyer College of Music and Dance. In May 2022, he was awarded the Helen Kwalwasser and…

Sendi Vartanovi

Violin Faculty

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Sendi Vartanovi studied piano from very young until the age of 10. From 10 years old, Sendi has been learning the violin under the honored teacher Victoria Voskanova at Tbilisi, Z. Paliashvili Central Music School for Gifted Children. During the first two years of studying, Sendi was considered among the top ten pupils. Now 24 years…

Antoine Jackson

Trumpet Faculty

Drawing inspiration from his upbringing in the inner city of Warren, Ohio, Antonie Jackson aspires to inspire and uplift young individuals from diverse backgrounds through music. Antonie has participated in several festivals such as Atlantic Brass Quintet Summer Seminar, and also performed at notable venues including Hershey Theatre, Carnegie Hall, and the Kimmel Center. Antonie’s teaching philosophy focuses on fostering…

Dr. Junwen Liang

Piano Faculty

Hailed as “captivating” by Stroll Magazine, Dr. Junwen Liang, a native of Nanning, China, began his piano studies at the age of 9 and made his solo debut at the age of 13. In recent years, Junwen has been performing in many recital series across the United States and has been invited to participate in well-renowned music festivals including Lunigiana…

Joylýn Rushing

Voice Faculty

Hailed by Opera Wire as a “powerful stage presence” with “real star potential,” Joylýn Rushing has performed with various opera houses and symphony orchestras including Opera Birmingham, Opera North, Operafestival di Roma, and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Joylýn has also won several competitions, placing first in the Beethoven Club Savell Vocal Competition, as well as the Delta Symphony Orchestra Concerto…

Chelsea Meynig

Flute Faculty

Chelsea is recognized for her rich and versatile tone, as well as captivating narrative power in her playing. She is principal flute of The Revolution Winds and the ENA Ensemble, as well as a member of Network for New Music. Chelsea frequently works with composers premiering and recording new music. She has appeared on several composer’s albums as a soloist…

Dr. Nina Vieru Zubaidi

Violin Faculty

Violinist Nina Vieru has performed on many of the most prominent stages in Romania, Moldova, Serbia, Mexico and the United States including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Verizon Hall and Perelman Hall. She was a guest soloist with the Galati Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra, and has twice appeared in concert at the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest. Ms.…

Originally from Ottawa-Gatineau in Canada, Dr, Jean-François (John) Proulx is active in the Greater Philadelphia Area as a pianist, teacher and collaborator. Dr. Proulx completed a 2nd cycle of musical studies at the Quebec Music Conservatory; a Bachelor’s degree and Artist Diploma at University of Montreal; two Master degrees (Keyboard Performance; Chamber Music & Accompaniment) and a D.M.A. at Temple…

Alejandro Espinosa

Trombone Faculty

Alejandro Espinosa, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been playing tenor and bass trombone for over 15 years. When he was nine, his family immigrated to New York City. Nourished by the city’s rich and diverse musical culture, Alejandro gained substantial performance experience in all types of music. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in music from the…