Staff & Faculty

PIANO

PERCUSSION

STRINGS

VOICE

WOODWINDS & BRASS

STAFF

Piano

Kathleen Anthony

Voice, Piano

Bio

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.

Dr. Tzu-Hwa Ho

Piano, Accompaniment

Bio

D.M.A. Piano Performance, University of Kansas; M.M. in Piano Performance, Northwestern University; Concert pianist; Accompanist; Opera rehearsal pianist, Rutgers University.

Kathryn Uhler

Piano, Voice, Violin, Viola, Clarinet, Guitar

bio

B.S. Music Education, Millersville University; singer/songwriter; passionate educator and instrumental musician; composer/arranger; CMS Kids Choir; CMS Modern Band & outreach programs.

Dr. David Saturen

Piano, Accompaniment, Composition

bio

D.M.A. Temple University; M.A. & B.A. University of Pennsylvania; accomplished composer, arranger, performer in jazz and classical music.

Lou Czechowski

Piano

bio

Berklee College of Music; Moravian College; love for all styles of music, jazz, pop, R&B, classical; current performer throughout the valley & country.

David Fahim

Piano, Accompaniment

bio

M.M. Jazz Studies, Temple University; B.M. Music Performance, Moravian College; accomplished jazz pianist, music educator, classical & jazz accompanist; performs Lehigh Valley & Greater Philadelphia Area with cover/wedding band, Peter Johann Band.

Carole Houghton

Piano

bio

M.M. Music Education, Catholic University of America; B.S.M., Manhattanville College; experienced educator with students of all ages; church organist.

Percussion

Daniel Gonzalez

Drums, Percussion, Latin Percussion

bio

M.S. Education, Mercy College; B.S. Music Percussion Performance, Mercy College; former U. S. Army Bandsman & senior instrumentalist New York Army National Guard; former paraprofessional, special education teacher, & drumline instructor in New York City; experienced teaching diverse students of all ages; performs around the world in a wide range of musical settings.

Strings

Carolyn Gaul

Violin, Viola

bio

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.

Linda Kistler

Violin

bio

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.

Chase Morrison

Cello, Conducting, Composition

bio

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.

Joseph Mixon

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele

bio

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.

Joseph Wagner

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Composition, Recording

bio

M.M. Jazz Studies, University of the Arts, Philadelphia (May 2020); B.M. Music Composition, Moravian College; Experienced educator, K-12 substitute teacher, & private music instructor focused on improvisation, traditional jazz, and gypsy jazz styles; owner, Keystone Sound Design; freelance composer for museum exhibits, television, & film; inventive guitarist leading several jazz ensembles & performing throughout Eastern PA.

Sunny Murthy

Violin

bio

B.A. Music Education, Indiana University; M.B.A. Lehigh University; Certified by the Suzuki Association of the Americas; Performance & teaching experience in classical music; Member of the Moravian College Community Orchestra & performs at many local events.

Voice

Rebekah Graver

Piano, Voice

bio

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.

Julia Katherine Walsh

Voice

bio

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.

Woodwinds & Brass

Seval Kanik

Saxophone

bio

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.

Clifford Haltzman Tracy

Saxophone, Clarinet, Ukulele, Modern Band, Big Band

bio

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.

Elaine Martin

Flute

bio

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.

Matthew Nieznay

Trumpet

bio

B.S. Trumpet & Music Education, Kutztown University; former US Navy Hospital Corpsman; Director of Operations for Zeswitz Music.

John Schwartz

Saxophone, Clarinet, Oboe

bio

M.M. Temple University; B.A. Music, West Chester State University; principal clarinet with ASO; Reading Symphony, PA Sinfonia, & Allentown Band.

John Leiderman

Trumpet

bio

B.M. Music Education (Voice) & B.A. Theatre, West Chester University of Pennsylvania; Elementary General Music Teacher & Elementary Chorus Director at Salisbury Township School District.

Nicholas Conti

Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba

bio

M.M. Bass Trombone Performance, Arizona State University; B.A. Bass Trombone Performance, West Chester University; experienced director, actor, musician.

CMS Staff

Prior to joining CMS, Reed was Director of Strategic Alliances at the national office of AARP in Washington, DC and Founding Executive Director of Mount Vernon At Home, Inc., a non-profit membership organization in Alexandria, VA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from Dartmouth College. Mr. Reed earlier had a 20-year career in the wireless data and messaging industry at Metrocall, Inc., and is a life-long choral singer. Mr. Reed resides in Salisbury Township with his wife, The Rev. Elizabeth Hoffman Reed, and their two children.

Jeff Reed

Director

Mrs. Kulp holds a B.A., Business Administration, The Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, with honors, and an A.A., Graphic Design, Lehigh Carbon Community College. Before joining CMS in Oct 2014, she was previously an Assistant Advertising Manager with The Press weekly newspapers.

Mrs. Kulp previously served in the non-profit sector as a member of the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 2004-2014 where she served in numerous committee and officer roles. In 2010, was appointed as the youngest professional to serve as their Board President in 2010.

In addition to her duties at CMS, she also freelances as a graphic designer and photographer, specializing in families and small businesses. You can find her at hopstockphoto.com.

Lisa Hopstock Kulp

Assistant Director

Mrs. Burcaw recently graduated from Lock Haven University with a B.S. in Psychology, with honors. She has experience in various administrative and supportive roles working with children, adults, and families. For many years, she worked in child care, and throughout college, she was an undergraduate tutor, mentor, and an intern for adults with disabilities. Outside of work, she enjoys volunteering with other local nonprofits, spending time with her friends and family, and playing the piano. She has been with CMS since the summer of 2017.

Laura Burcaw

Program & Development Coordinator

Ms. Wendel is one of the friendly faces you will see in the evenings at the front desk. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Music with a concentration in voice and a minor in music history from Kutztown University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Arts Administration at Kutztown.

Mikaela Wendel

Administrative Associate - Evening