Faculty

Our faculty is composed of the area’s finest performing musicians who are available at a variety of locations to guide students of all ages in discovering the life-long benefits of a formal music education.
 

Piano     Percussion     Strings     Voice     Woodwinds     Brass

 
   

Piano

   
  Kathleen Anthony
B.A. in Music Performance (voice/piano), Moravian College; additional studies Berklee College of Music & Curtis Institute of Music; love for all styles of music: pop, jazz, R&B, classical; current performer throughout the Lehigh Valley & surrounding areas.
 
voice 
piano
         
 
Lou Czechowski
Berklee College of Music; Moravian College; love for all styles of music, jazz, pop, R&B, classical; current performer throughout the valley & country
  piano
         

  Dr. Tzu-Hwa Ho
D.M.A. Piano Performance, University of Kansas; M.M. in Piano Performance, Northwestern University; Concert pianist; Accompanist; Opera rehearsal pianist, Rutgers University
  piano 
         
 
Carole Houghton 
M.M. Music Education, Catholic University of America; B.S.M., Manhattanville College; experienced educator with students of all ages; church organist
  piano
         
 
Dr. David Saturen
D.M.A. Temple University; M.A. & B.A. University of Pennsylvania; accomplished composer, arranger, performer in jazz and classical music
 
piano
composition
         

  Kathryn Uhler
B.S. Music Education, Millersville University; signer/songwriter; passionate educator and instrumental musician; composer/arranger; CMS Kids Choir; CMS Modern Band & outreach programs
 
piano
clarinet
guitar
viola
violin
voice
*CMS Berks Affiliate Teacher
 
 
 
   

 Percussion

   
 
Jon Maury
Berklee School of Music; Moravian College; former contract percussionist for CBS; former band leader for both local and road bands
  percussion
 
 
 

 
Strings
 
   

 
Carolyn Gaul
B.M. Violin Performance, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music; wide range of training, performance, and teaching experience in classical, folk, jazz, & Celtic genres with students of all levels.
 
violin 
viola
         
 
Linda Kistler
M.M. The Juilliard School & B.M. Oberlin College Conservatory; faculty at Lehigh University, Cedar Crest College, Kutztown University, & LV Charter School for the Performing Arts; artist-lecturer at Moravian College
  violin
         
 
Josh Klein
B.A. Professional Music from Berklee College of Music; performs & tours throughout the east coast; new CD Hairy Dudini released fall 2017; CMS Modern Band outreach programs
 
guitar
bass
percussion
composition
         
 
Richard Metzger 
Ph.D. Musicology, Rutgers State University; M.A. Musicology, Marywood College; B.F.A. String Performance PSU; faculty at Rutgers University
  guitar
         

  Joseph Mixon
M.M. Music, Combs College of Music; B.A. Music, Moravian College; retired Director of Guitar studies at Lebanon Valley College; Over 30 years of teaching & performing experience; Performs folk, country, Jazz, blues, reggae, Caribbean, R&B regularly throughout Eastern PA & beyond
 
bass guitar 
guitar
ukulele 
  
       
 
Chase Morrison
M.M. Composition/Theory, Westminster Choir College; B.A. Music, Wellesley College, New England Conservatory, Boston University; Performer, Composer, Producer; Director of Orchestras & Strings Teacher K – 12 at Moravian Academy, Bethlehem
 
cello
composition
conducting 
         
 
 
 
   

 Voice

   
  Rebekah Graver
M.M. Temple University; B.M. Vocal Performance, Moravian College; performs throughout the community & beyond, soprano soloist, Temple Keneseth Israel & St. George’s, Ardmore, PA
 
voice
piano
         
  Dail Richie
M.M. Voice Performance, The Catholic University of America; B.M. Voice Performance, Salem College, North Carolina; extensive experience as a solo performer, choir director, and teaching; current Executive Director, Berks Youth Chorus and singing member of Opus One: Berks Chamber Choir and its select ensemble ECHO
 
voice
 
*CMS Berks Affiliate Teacher 
         
  Julia Katherine Walsh
M.A. Voice (Opera), Hunter College of The City University of New York; B.M. Voice Performance, Westminster Choir College of Rider University; professional opera singer, teacher, clinician, lecturer, stage director, arts advocate
  voice 
 
 
   

 Woodwinds & Brass

   
         
    Seval Kanik
B.A. Music Education, Ithaca College; Instrumental Music Teacher at the Arts Academy Charter Middle School in Allentown, PA; Tenor Saxophonist in the Macungie Band
  saxophone 
         
 
Elaine Martin
B.A. Music Education, Temple University; past principal flutist with ASO for 30 years; member of Elan, a harp & flute duo; lecturer at Muhlenberg College
  flute
         
 
Matthew Nieznay
B.S. Trumpet & Music Education, Kutztown University; former US Navy Hospital Corpsman; Director of Operations for Zeswitz Music
  trumpet
         
 
John Schwartz
M.M. Temple University; B.A. Music, West Chester State University; principal clarinet with ASO; Reading Symphony, PA Sinfonia, & Allentown Band
 
clarinet
saxophone
oboe
         
  Clifford Haltzman Tracy
Private study with Peter King, Guildhall School of Music; Trinity College of Music, London England; extensive experience teaching & performing; Dixieland Band, Modern Band; 2018 Allentown Artist in Residence
 
saxophone 
clarinet
ukulele
Modern Band
Big Band
         
  Nicholas Conti
M.M. Bass Trombone Performance, Arizona State University; B.A. Bass Trombone Performance, West Chester University; experienced director, actor, musician
  trombone
euphonium
tuba