Professors

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

David Cavallin

David is an accomplished vocalist, pianist and actor and has been involved in the performing arts from a very young age. Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, he has entertained audiences in several different countries and brings a unique blend of multicultural experiences into everything he does. Performance credits include: Off-Broadway, Cabaret and Regional Theatre […]

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 […]