Dan Prindle

Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Dan Prindle started his successful musical career with the New England jam-band juggernaut Rane, a band who recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of their formation with a sold-out show at Northampton’s Iron Horse Music Hall. The two intervening decades have been filled with musical accomplishments including the release of Dan’s first full-length […]

Michelle Prindle

Michelle Marinelli Prindle is an active soprano with a Bachelor of Music degree in classical vocal performance from The Hartt School in West Hartford, CT, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2002. Her operatic roles include Frasquita in Carmen, Giannetta in L’Elisir d’Amore, the Second Lady in The Magic Flute, and Nannetta in Falstaff. […]

Colin Jalbert

Drummer, educator and producer Colin Jalbert found his obsession with music at the early age of 5. His formative years were spent drumming along to everything from Led Zeppelin to Bob Marley, soaking in as much of the language as possible before beginning his formal studies with Clark Seibold at age 13. In 2012, he […]

Nate Christy

Nate Christy is a music entrepreneur, producer, engineer, composer, and performer. He plays and teaches a variety of instruments including guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, and piano. He also excels in teaching a wide variety of musical skills from music production and engineering to music theory and songwriting. Nate began his teaching career nearly two decades […]

Jimmy Robitaille

Jimmy Robitaille has almost 20 years of experience in the percussive arts, and has spent the better part of the last decade exploring various musical styles on the piano and other keyboards. After receiving a degree in Jazz Studies from Westfield State University in 2011, he spent the next several years in Australia performing on […]

Karl Rausch

Karl Rausch has been teaching guitar for over 30 years and he loves watching his students grow and succeed as guitarists. Karl grew up in Hamden, Connecticut. After graduating from high school, we went on to study guitar at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After college, he lived in Germany playing music and meeting […]

Zack Cross

Zack Cross began his formal classical piano training at the age of 6, quickly developing a passion for music. After being given a Thelonious Monk CD in high school, he joined the community jazz band and switched his focus. Since then he has become an international performer of all styles of music, from country to […]

Phil Rodriguez

Phil Rodriguez has more than two decades of professional experience as a freelance trumpet player, touring artist, session musician, composer and teacher. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA, Phil earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where he studied with the great […]

Killian Karlsson

Killian Karlsson has been a professional educator, session player, and nationally touring musician for the past 8 years. Since attending Berklee College of Music, he has played with many great artists including Alan Evans (Soulive, Play On Brother), Beau Sasser (Z3, Play On Brother, Melvin Sparks), DarbyWolf (Rubblebucket), and Miro Sprague (Thelonious Monk Institute Graduate) […]

Nina Gross

Nina Gross studied viola and piano performance at Interlochen Arts Academy. She holds her BA and MA degrees from Yale University where her focus was social science and education.  She has been a private strings instructor, writer, and musician-composer. She taught elementary music and violin at Atlanta Montessori International School, general music and choral instruction […]

Jon Carroll

At age 18, Jon Carroll was a founding member of Starland Vocal Band, recording the #1 Pop hit “AFTERNOON DELIGHT”. The group went on to be nominated for five Grammy Awards, winning two, one for Best New Artist and one for Best Arrangement for Voices. Vocal arranging was one of Jon's roles in the group.

Ilana Morris

Ilana Morris is an active vocalist in the Western Massachusetts music scene.  She has her Bachelor of Art degree with a focus on Music and a minor in Jazz Voice from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She discovered her love for singing at the early age of four, and as a former member of […]

Clair Cangialosi

Clair Cangialosi graduated in the spring of 2017 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in music education with a concentration in bassoon. She is an avid bassoonist and contrabassoonist, performing with ensembles in both the Pioneer Valley and the New York City area. Clair is a native of White Plains, New […]

Chris Foe

Chris Foe is an emerging composer whose work is performed and recorded widely throughout the New York, Boston, and Western Massachusetts areas. Originally from West Michigan, Chris graduated summa cum laude from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music where he studied guitar and composition under the internationally-renowned Jazz guitarist, John Abercrombie. During his years there, […]

Janine Neprud

Janine Neprud is a graduate of UNC Greensboro with a Bachelors of Music degree in Music Education, and is currently working towards her Masters of Music in Flute Performance at UMASS Amherst. Janine has studied flute for 12 years, with additional background in piano and ukulele. She has experience teaching students of all ages. Her […]

Emily Schwitzgebel

Emily Schwitzgebel is a recent graduate of the College of Wooster where she received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory and Composition, and is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Music Theory at UMASS Amherst. She serves as a Graduate Assistant for freshman music theory at UMASS, and has tutoring experience with […]

Jessica Fan

Jessica Fan is a senior at UMass Amherst studying music education and clarinet performance. She has 11 years of experience on clarinet and all its auxiliaries. Jessica has performed with the UMass Wind Ensemble and UMass Symphony Band. She has also performed with several chamber groups, including a clarinet quartet, clarinet choir, woodwind trio, and reed […]

Michael Brignolo

Michael Brignolo is an active clarinetist throughout the Pioneer Valley, teaching students of all levels and performing with various ensembles. He is currently on the music faculty of Mount Holyoke College and Westfield State University. In addition to solo and chamber music, he performs frequently as principal clarinetist with The Valley Winds (winners of the […]

Chloe Danitz

Chloe Danitz is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance and a focus in Piano Pedagogy. She is continuing her studies in music by attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a Masters student studying Historical Musicology. Chloe is an accomplished and versatile pianist, having won several awards […]

Kris Danielsen

Dr. Kristoffer Danielsen is an active freelance trombonist and educator throughout greater New England. In addition to maintaining an extensive private teaching studio, Kris has performed with the Albany Symphony, Cape Symphony, Portland Symphony, Eastern Connecticut Symphony, Handel Society, Moscow Ballet, Nautilus Brass Quintet, Massachusetts Chamber Players, Pioneer Valley Symphony, Windham Symphony, Keene Chamber Orchestra, […]

Caroline Lee

Mezzo-soprano Caroline Lee recently completed her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and will be student teaching in the fall to obtain her second degree in Music Education. Her recent operatic roles include Truman Capote (The Scarlet Professor), Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas), Carmen (Carmen), and Squirrel/Mother (L’enfant et les […]

Mical Henriquez

Mical Henriquez is a member of the class of 2020 at UMass Amherst where she is a double major in Composition and Vocal Jazz Performance. She has been playing the violin for 10 years, singing in vocal jazz ensembles for 9 years, and arranging and composing music for 5 years. She is also involved in […]

Jess Erving

Soprano Jessica Erving completed her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the Spring of 2019. While pursuing her singing career she has studied intensively outside of school through young artist programs including CSNY in June and Aims in Graz. Her most recent operatic opportunities have been La Bergère […]

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas is a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in clarinet performance and music education. While at UMASS, Emily has been a member of the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Studio Orchestra, Clarinet Choir, Clarinet Quintet, Woodwind Quintet and Oboe, Clarinet and Piano Trio. As a clarinetist, Emily has […]

Shannon Merciel

Shannon Merciel is an American cellist with a passion for travel, teaching, and collaboration. She earned her bachelor’s degree in cello performance from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2016 and her master’s from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2018. During her time in the UK, she won apprenticeships with Scottish Opera, the Royal Scottish National […]

Steve Yarbro

Steven Yarbro is a prolific musician with experience in a wide range of musical styles and capacities. A seasoned performer, his highlights include a tour of the Midwest U.S. and Japan with the Indiana University Wind Ensemble, a feature solo saxophone performance with the Arizona State University Concert Jazz Band, several performances as a saxophonist […]

Alisha Lopez-Marrero

Trumpet teacher Alisha Lopez-Marrero is in her final year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Music.  Her current focus is trumpet performance, but she is also minoring in Economics, as well as pursuing a Certificate in Arts Management.  Alisha currently performs with […]