Woodwinds

Susan Palma-Nidel   Susan Palma-Nidel
Adjunct Professor
Flute 
Main Office: 973-655-7212
palmas@mail.montclair.edu

Flutist Susan Palma-Nidel is the principal flutist of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, and Speculum Musicae. She has performed as soloist and principal flutist with many groups including Martha Graham and Paul Taylor Dance Companies, the Stuttgart, Netherlands and Royal Ballet, Madeira Bach Festival, Santa Fe Opera and Bach Chamber Soloists. She has performed internationally as soloist in concertos of Mozart, Vivaldi, Telemann, Ibert, Kirchner and Gandolfi and has premiered works of many composers including Carter, Babbitt, and Mackay. She has appeared on over 100 recordings. Her recording of the Mozart Flute Concertos and the Flute and Harp Concerto with Nancy Allen and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra was named the "best recording of these works to date" by Gramophone Magazine. Other recordings include the 2001 Grammy winning Shadow Dances (chamber works of Stravinsky) with Orpheus. She has also recorded chamber music with bassoonist Frank Morelli, a Latin-American CD with Denyce Graves, new songs with jazz singer Abbey Lincoln, a DVD with Jane Monheit and a recording with Tony Bennett and KD Lang. Ms. Palma-Nidel is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Juilliard School.


Tanya Dusevic Witek   Tanya Dusevic Witek 
Adjunct Professor
Flute
Main Office: 973-655-7212
witekt@mail.montclair.edu

Tanya Dusevic Witek has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia with the New York Symphonic Ensemble, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Continuum. She has recorded for EMI, Bridge, NHK, CRI, Panasonic and CBC, and her debut solo recording was released in 2006 on the MSR label. Ms. Witek has appeared at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival and has toured with the acclaimed Musicians from Marlboro. As a founder of the Forest Hills Chamber Players, she is dedicated to bringing free performances to community venues in the outer boroughs of New York City. She graduated from the University of Calgary and received her master and doctoral degrees from Juilliard. Ms. Witek is currently a Teaching Artist for Lincoln Center Institute, the New York Philharmonic and is a faculty member for The Academy: A Program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School and The Weill Music Institute.


 John Robert Cart Jon Robert Cart
Cali School of Music Director
Flute, Voice
Main Office: 973-655-7212
cartr@mail.montclair.edu

Dr. Jon Robert Cart is Director of the Cali School of Music. He was formerly the Dean of the College of Fine and Performing Arts at Rowan University. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland, a Master of Music from Indiana University, a Bachelor of Music from DePauw University, and has attended the esteemed Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in Aldeburgh, England. Dr. Cart has sung leading tenor roles with the Baltimore Opera, the Harrisburg Opera, Opera Roanoke, Wolf Trap Opera, the Amalfi Coast Festival and the Shaker Mountain Music Festival, and has performed as soloist at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Mexican Cultural Institute, the Phillip's Collection and the White House. His solo orchestral appearances include the Indianapolis Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Albany Symphony, and the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, under such eminent conductors as Leonard Bernstein and Raymond Leppard. His discography includes Serenata Mexicana (Centaur Records) and Träume: the Songs of Wagner and Strauss (to be released) - recordings that have been heard on WPRB 103.3 FM, Princeton, New Jersey, and on Contemporary Classical Internet Radio. Dr. Cart has published and presented at the international, national and regional levels on the topics of Latin American music, the music of Richard Wagner, and transdisciplinarity. Professional memberships include the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) where he serves on the Global Task Force, the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA), and the College Music Society (CMS). He has been honored by Who's Who Among America's Teachers (2004-2006), Who's Who in America (2006), and Who's Who in American Education (2007).


Wendy Stern
Adjunct Professor
Flute
Main Office: 973-655-7212


 Marsha Heller Marsha Heller
Adjunct Professor
Oboe
Main Office: 973-655-7212
hellerma@mail.montclair.edu

Oboist Marsha Heller has been recognized for her expressive playing and beautiful tone by the New York Times and Performing Arts Magazine, among many others. She studied with Harvey McGuire of the Cleveland Orchestra, at Oberlin Conservatory with DeVere Moore, at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and in New York with Harold Gomberg and Henry Schuman. Since her debut as winner of the Concert Artists' Guild Competition in 1971 she has performed with diverse groups including the American Symphony, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Martha Graham Dance Company, Bronx Arts Ensemble, and New York Pops. She has been a frequent guest soloist at the Berkshire Bach Society, Ogunquit Chamber Music Festival and the New Jersey Chamber Music Society. She is a member of the Queen's Chamber Band, which performs Baroque and contemporary works. Her recordings include Music of Carlos Surinach, Ritmo Jondo and Three is Company, all with the Bronx Arts Ensemble, JCF-the Buckeburg Bach and Ragtime at the Ritz with the Trio Bell'Arte, and Viva Italia with the Queen's Chamber Band. Ms Heller has taught oboe and chamber music at MSU since 1991.


 Andrew Adelson Andrew Adelson
Adjunct Professor
Oboe
Main Office: 973-655-7212
adelsona@mail.montclair.edu

Andrew Adelson can be heard playing both oboe and English horn in orchestras, chamber music ensembles and as a soloist in the U.S. and abroad. He has been the solo English horn/oboe with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra since 2000. He has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Riverside Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Mexico City Philharmonic. As a chamber musician, Mr. Adelson has performed with the Aspen Wind Quintet and Bargemusic. He can be heard playing on recordings on the Delos and Koch labels. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the Juilliard School, where he studied with John Ferrillo and Elaine Douvas. His connection with Juilliard has continued through teaching master classes in Interpersonal and Ensemble Skills for the Orchestral Player as well as master classes in instrument repair. He has also taught at New Jersey City University, Drew Summer Music and Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Adelson has played on Broadway in the pit orchestras for King and I, 1776, and the Sound of Music. He has spent summers playing in Tanglewood, Interlochen and Waterloo Music Festivals and as a chamber music coach and performer at Rencontres Musicales Internationales at Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, France.


Keriann Dibari   KeriAnn DiBari
Adjunct Professor
Clarinet
Main Office: 973-655-7212

KeriAnn DiBari is currently a member of the Little Orchestra Society, Greenwich Symphony, and Erie Philharmonic. She has performed as principal clarinetist and as a member of the clarinet/saxophone section in many orchestras including the New Jersey Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, New York Choral Society, New York Virtuosi and American Symphony. She has performed with Matchbox 20, the Moody Blues, Joni Mitchell, Michael Feinstein, Crystal Gale, Mandy Patinkin, Peter, Paul and Mary, and the Manhattan Transfer. She has won many competitions and performed as soloist in concertos by Creston, Etler, Mozart and Weber. She has performed solo works of Debussy and Poulenc on New York’s WQXR radio; and chamber music at Weil Recital Hall. She can be heard on many television commercials and in movies including Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre DamePocahontasHercules, and The Presidents (PBS). Her performances on Broadway include Disney’s Beauty and the BeastA Christmas CarolRagtime, and Crazy For You. She is heard on the original Broadway cast album of Beauty and the Beast, and on albums by Cy Coleman and the Gotham Wind Symphony. She has spent summers performing in Aspen, the Grand Tetons and Altenburg, Germany. Ms. DiBari was a student of Burt Hara, Bil Jackson, John Moses, Peter Simenauer and David Weber.


  Romie de Guise-Langlois
Adjunct Professor
Clarinet
Main Office: 973-655-7212
deguiselangr@mail.montclair.edu

Praised as “…extraordinary...” and “…a formidable clarinetist...” by the New York Times, Romie de Guise-Langlois has appeared as soloist with the Houston Symphony, Ensemble ACJW, the Yale Philharmonia, McGill University Symphony Orchestra and at Banff Center for the Arts. She is a winner of the 2011 Astral Artists’ National Audition and was awarded the First Prize in the 2009 Houston Symphony Ima Hogg competition; she was additionally a First Prize winner of Woolsey Hall Competition at Yale University, the McGill University Classical Concerto Competition and the Canadian Music Competition. An avid chamber musician, Ms. de Guise-Langlois joins the roster of CMS Two in 2012. She has toured with Musicians from Marlboro, and has appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia and Boston Chamber Music Societies, 92 Y Street, and Chamber Music Northwest among many others. She has performed as principal clarinetist for the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the New Haven and Stamford Symphony Orchestras and she is a member of The Knights Chamber Orchestra. A native of Montreal, Ms. de Guise-Langlois earned her B.M. degree from McGill University and her M.M. and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music, where she studied under David Shifrin.


  Seth Baer
Adjunct Professor
Bassoon
Main Office: 973-655-7212
baers@mail.montclair.edu

Bassoonist Seth Baer is a passionate performer and educator of music. He is a founding member of Decoda and an alumnus of The Academy, a fellowship program at Carnegie Hall focused on chamber music, education, and community engagement. He has frequently performed at Carnegie's Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall including collaborations with Christopher Hogwood, Andrew Manze, and John Adams. Seth is a member of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and maintains an active freelance career. He performs with many of the finest ensembles in the New York and Philadelphia regions including the Philadelphia Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Ensemble ACJW, and the Mark Morris Dance Group Orchestra. Seth is a member of Amici New York, the resident orchestra at the Oklahoma Mozart festival in Bartlesville, OK. He has toured Japan as a member of the New York Symphonic Ensemble and regularly performs with the Firebird Chamber Orchestra in Miami, Florida. As a chamber musician Seth has performed at Bargemusic, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, the Music Academy of the West, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Spoleto Festival, Italy, and at the Altenburg Music Festival in Germany. Seth is a graduate of the Juilliard School and graduated cum laude from Princeton University.


 Harry Searing

Harry Searing
Adjunct Professor - Bassoon
Main Office: 973-655-7212
searingh@mail.montclair.edu

Harry Searing is an active freelance artist on both bassoon and contrabassoon in the New York City area and has been for over 30 years. Most notably, he has performed many concerts with the New York Philharmonic with such great conductors as Bernstein, Boulez, Mehta, and Leinsdorf. In addition to performing with practically every classical organization in the New York – New Jersey area, he has performed with several distinguished groups while on tour, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Sir Georg Solti, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2002 he performed nine concerts with three different organizations on Heckelphone, an extremely rare instrument. He can be heard as bassoon soloist in the soundtrack to Brian DePalma’s 2004 film, Femme Fatale. In addition to performing, Mr. Searing has an extensive career in music publishing, having worked for such publishers as Boosey & Hawkes, Schott, and G. Schirmer. In 2003, he started his own publishing firm, LRQ Publishing, devoted to the bassoon music of the great Brazilian composer Francisco Mignone. He is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music where is studied with Stephen Maxym.


  Chad E. Smith
Adjunct Professor 
Saxophone
Main Office: 973-655-7212
Chad Smith - Website

An award winning musician in various competitions, saxophonist Chad E. Smith has performed throughout the world. He is also an active Broadway, recording and concert freelancer on bassoons, flute, clarinet, and saxophone. He has been a member of the Broadway orchestras of Wicked, Legally Blonde, and Follies, and has substituted for countless shows including 42nd Street, Spamalot, A Chorus Line and The Producers.  He has performed with numerous orchestras on either saxophone, bass clarinet and clarinet including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, New Jersey Symphony and L’ Opera Français. He has also shared the stage with Johnny Mathis, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, John Pizzarelli, Frankie Valli, Arturo Sandoval Big Band, Bernadette Peters and Audra Macdonald to name a few. His movie credits include The Informant!, with music by Marvin Hamlisch, Monsters University and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Mr. Smith has been featured on television in Legally Blonde on MTV, Smash, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and the Tony Awards on CBS. He is a leading authority on the style of 1920's saxophone pioneer Rudy Wiedoeft and has a passion for preserving the legacy of saxophone, bass clarinet and clarinet artist, Al Gallodoro.


 

Stacy Wilson
Adjunct Professor
Saxophone
Main Office: 973-655-7212
wilsons@mail.montclair.edu
Stacy Wilson - Website

Stacy Wilson has won top prizes in many national and international competitions. In 2009, she became the first American saxophonist to win one of the top prizes as a saxophone/piano duo in the Gaudeamus International Interpreters Competition in Amsterdam, widely considered as one of the most prestigious competitions in the world for the interpretation of contemporary music. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia with recent concert appearances in Japan’s Izumi Concert Hall, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw and Mahidol University in Thailand. She was recently featured as a guest concerto soloist with the United States Army Band in Europe. Dedicated to chamber music, she is the soprano saxophonist with the award-winning Zzyzx Quartet. Zzyzx was featured at the NASA Biennial Gala Concert at the Tempe Center in Arizona and at the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland. In 2012, they commissioned an original work for saxophone quartet by American composer, John Mackey, which is featured on their newest CD Intersections. Stacy is a saxophonist with the West Point Concert Band in New York and holds degrees from Indiana University Bloomington and the University of North Carolina Greensboro.