Faculty Accomplishments - Fall 2012

Students in the College study and create with some of the finest artist-teachers in the New York metropolitan area. Our faculty includes working composers, designers, fine artists, actors, musicians, directors, choreographers, conductors, broadcasters and communication specialists, including Fulbright, Guggenheim and Howard award winners.

Read about our faculty's recent achievements:


Department of Art and Design

Professor PETER BARNET (Painting) had a two-person exhibition, “Barnet/Segal: It Runs in the Family,” at the George Segal Gallery, March 6-April 14, 2012.

Associate Professor CATHERINE BEBOUT (Printmaking) presented a solo exhibition, “Mapping the Body,” at the Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, December 6, 2011-January 8, 2012; and was part of the following group exhibitions: “Fusion-International Contemporary Intaglio Print Invitation Exhibition,” at Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, China, 2012,;“Paper View 2012” Czech Center Gala for Manhattan Graphics Center, at the Bohemian National Hall, NYC, April 2012; “Multiple Encounters 2nd Edition,” at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India, January 2012; and “Bebout, Johnson, Welden: Mixed Media Prints,” at Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY, March 24-April 29, 2012. She co-curated, with Karen Oremus (Sayed University, UAE), “Cartographies: Mapping Intersections and Counterpoint,” an exhibition in conjunction with the Impact 7 Conference 2011 on international printmaking, sponsored by the University of West England, Bristol, UK. Prof. Bebout gave lectures/workshops at Dowling College, Islip, Long Island, NY, at Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, and at Manhattan Graphics, NYC, all in 2011. She served as an external assessor and consultant at Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, New Zealand and was a guest lecturer in their MFA program.  She also served as a board member for Friends of Fulbright India, NYC, organized a reception for incoming Fulbright recipients at the Bose Pacia Gallery, NYC, and facilitated networking opportunities for Fulbright Scholars from India who are conducting research projects in the US.

Adjunct Instructor WENDY ERICKSON (Photography) was part of a group exhibition, “In-Sight: New Jersey Artists,” at Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ, November 8-December 20, 2011. She also introduced a second portfolio of photographs, “The Secret Garden,” printed by Digital Editions Atelier.

Associate Professor DENIS FEIGLER (Industrial Design) gave a workshop, “Design for Brand Identity,” at Moholy-Nagy University, Budapest, Hungary, in March.

Assistant Professor EILEEN FOTI (Papermaking) had group exhibitions, “Coming of Age: 21 Years of Artist Proof Studio,” at Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa, in May, and “Metal as a Medium,” at Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ, in June. She was a panelist at the 17th Annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium, “Money: Currency, Value and Exchange,” at Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, in November 2011, and a presenter at the Alliance for Arts & Health New Jersey (AAH NJ) Conference, “Arts & Health: Connecting Across the Life Span,” at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, in June. Prof. Foti gave two workshops at the Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Conn.: “Tangible Surfaces,” February 2012, and “Chipboard Relief Prints,” in June. Her documentary film, “A Ripple in the Water: Healing Through Art,” which she wrote and co-produced with Patty Piroh (Broadcasting), was screened at the Long Beach Island Institute for the Arts and Sciences, NJ, August 2011. She is currently assembling a contemporary art collection ($100,000 budget) for the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research’s new building at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Assistant Professor ROBERTA FRIEDMAN (Filmmaking) was elected to the board of the organization Women in Film.

Adjunct Instructor ASHA GANPAT (Sculpture) had a group exhibition, “Obsessive Compulsive Design,” at the Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Asbury Park, NJ, March 3-April 27, and curated the exhibition “Reframe: New Compositions for Old and Found” at Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ, November 17-December 15, 2011.

Visiting Specialist CHRISTOPHER GASH (Animation/Illustration) won the Montclair Film Festival Inaugural Poster Contest; his winning design served as the official 2012 Montclair Film Festival poster.

Professor NANCY GOLDRING (Drawing) published five articles in PresS.IT (Publication of the Italian International Association of Criticism), an article in The Brooklyn Rail, August 2011, and an article in The Architect’s Newspaper, March 2012. She served as a finalist juror in the 2011 International Design Competition for Emergency Stations, “Outside the Box: Low and High Technologies for the Emergencies,” and gave lectures at the International Association of Architecture, Casa dell’Architettura, Rome, April 2012, and at the New York Institute of Architecture, May 2012. Prof. Goldring presented a solo exhibition, “Vanishing Points (Punti di Fuga),” at the Monitor Space, Casa dell’Architettura, Rome, April 2012, with an accompanying catalog, and group exhibitions, “From Life,” at the Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, NY, April 2012, “Classical Mythology in Modern and Contemporary Art,” at the Benton Museum, CT, January 17-March 11, 2012, and “Jüdische Frauen in der Bildenden Kunst,” at Inselgalerie, Berlin, November 2011. Her work was reviewed in Manifesto, “Review of Vanishing Points: Nancy Goldring,” by Massimiliano Tomba, May 2012, and in Hyperallergic, “Forms of Life: Breathing New Life into Traditional Genres,” by Patrick Neal, April 19, 2012.

Adjunct Instructor KAREN GUANCIONE (Foundations) presented group exhibitions, “In the Bag: The Art & Politics of the Reusable Bag Movement,” at the Boston Children’s Museum, Boston MA, September 16-November 30, 2011, “Reframe: New Compositions for Old and Found,” at Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ, November 17-December 15, 2011, and “In Stitches,” at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ, May 10-June 18, 2012. She also co-organized the 17th Annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium, “Money: Currency, Value and Exchange,” at Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, November 4-5, 2011.

Assistant Professor KALED HAMEIDE (Fashion Studies) presented the paper, “Microbranding and the Impact of Technology on the Future of the Brand,” was presented at the World Conference on Management, Economics, Business & Entrepreneurship (Virtual Conference), June 28-30, 2012. His paper, “System Dynamics Modeling and the Diffusion of Products: A Marketing Perspective,” co-authored with Prof. Tarek Abdelhamid, was accepted for presentation at the 12th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations, held at University Center, Chicago, IL, July 6-8, 2012. Prof. Hameide was invited to join the committee for the International Conference of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and continued to serve as a committee member and reviewer for the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He was also invited for the second year by European publisher Laurence King Publishing to review new fashion book proposals.

Associate Professor JULIE HEFFERNAN (Painting) presented the solo exhibitions, “Julie Heffernan: Infinite Work in Progress,” at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK, February 16-May 27, 2012, and “Boy O Boy II,” at Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA, September 3-October 29, 2011, and group exhibitions, “Women’s Work,” at the National Academy Museum, New York, NY, May 23-August 26, 2012; “Twisted Sisters,” at Kristen Dodge Gallery, New York, NY, May 19-June 24, 2012; “The Perfect Storm,” at Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY, June 28-August 17, 2012; and “The Calendar’s Tales: Fantasy, Figuration and Representation,” at 808 Gallery, School of Visual Arts, Boston University, Boston, MA, February 2-March 31, 2012. Prof. Heffernan served as a juror for the “Young Contemporaries” show, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in conjunction with the College of Charleston Visual Arts Club, Charleston, SC, March, 17-18, 2012.

Adjunct Instructor HYUN JUNG KIM (Metalwork/Jewelry) curated the exhibition “Metal as a Medium,” at Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, N.J., June 15-27, 2012 and also exhibited in that group show.

Two of Assistant Professor WOBBE KONING's (Animation/Illustration) digital images were accepted in the ACM Digital Arts Community juried online exhibition, “Environments – Natural – Constructed,” that went live on May 22, 2012 at http://arts.siggraph.org/environment/. Prof. Koning was also featured in MSU’s OIT Faculty Spotlight where he shared his experience with using blogs as digital workshops.

Professor PAT LAY (Ceramics) was part of a two-person exhibition, “Pat Lay and Michelle Loughlin,” at Woolpunk Studios, Jersey City, NJ, 2012, a national juried group exhibition, “Momentum,” at the National Women’s Caucus for Art, Los Angeles, CA, 2012, and a group exhibition, “mic: check (The: human mic) 489 artists: 520 works,” at Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, February 26-March 18, 2012. She was a panelist with guest artists Jason Krugman, {dNASAb}, and Nurit Bar-Shai at “A Salon on Art & Technology,” moderated by John Ensor Parker at the Eugene Lang College, The New School, NYC, 2011. Photographs of Prof. Lay’s work were included in Susan and Jan Peterson, The Craft and Art of Clay, 5th Edition, Laurence King Publishing, London, 2012.

Associate Professor ABBY LILLETHUN (Fashion Studies) published “Review of Yves Saint Laurent, Exhibition and Catalogue, Florence Müller and Farid Chenoune, eds and curators, exhibition at the Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris,” DRESS, and an invited paper, “(Re)Defining Fashion,” with Linda Welters and Joanne B. Eicher, DRESS. Her conference presentation (with abstract), “Toward a History of World Dress,” with Linda Welters, was published in the Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Textiles and Apparel Association, November 2-5, 2011, Philadelphia, PA. Prof. Lillethun served as a board member of the Costume Society of America, Mid-Atlantic Region, was a member of their Millia Davenport Publication Award Committee, and was installed June 2, 2012 as a member of their National Board of Directors, Class of 2015. She also served as research submissions adjudicator for the annual meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association held November 2012, served on the editorial board of the Journal of Fashion, Style, and Popular Culture, and gave the presentation, “Fashion Design: Drawing from the Past,” at MSU’s Humanities in the Schools Day, Old Made New-Dialoguing with the Past, December 2, 2011. Prof Lillethun was interviewed for the articles, “Why It’s So Difficult for Women to Find the Right Clothing Size,” Erinn Connor, The Record, April 11, 2012; “On ‘Mad Men,’ Fashion History Unfolds as Characters Evolve,” Erinn Connor, The Record, March 31, 2012; and “Louis Vuitton,” Clay Latimer, Leaders & Success section, Investor’s Business Daily (in press). She continues as a Faculty Mentor for the MSU Fashion Club, and received a $2200 Global Education travel grant to Whitecliff College for the Arts, Auckland, New Zealand.

Professor JOHN LUTTROPP (Graphic Design) was appointed onto the Board of Trustees of the Art Directors Club of New Jersey and served on the ADCNJ Education Committee. He completed a three-year term as Faculty Representative to the MSU Board of Trustees.  He was a reviewer for the book, Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide, 2nd Edition, by Johanna Drucker and Emily McVarish, Prentice Hall, March 2012.

Associate Professor ANTHONY PEMBERTON (Filmmaking) served as a juror on the Kidz Shortz short film competition sponsored by the Montclair International Film Festival, January 2012, and was a panelist judge for the Princess Grace Foundation, judging films nominated from elite film schools around the country.

Professor KLAUS SCHNITZER (Photography) presented a solo exhibition/retrospective of his automotive photography, “Klaus Schnitzer: Auto Focus,” at the Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., October 1, 2011-May 18, 2012, and a group exhibition, “Polaroid [Im]Possible: The Westlicht Collection,” at the Westlicht Museum of Photography, Vienna, 2011, with a catalog by Hatje Cantz. Prof. Schnitzer also contributed research and photography to the book, Porsche: Origin of the Species, by Karl Ludvigsen, November 2011, Bentley Publishers, and published over a dozen automotive articles and photo essays on various topics ranging from the Jeff Koons Art Car to a rare 1937/39 BMW 328 Mille Miglia race car (aka ‘Bügelfalte’).

Professor ELIZABETH VALDEZ DEL ALAMO (Art History) presented a paper, “La rueda de la tumba de Pedro I como diagrama mnemotécnico” (The Wheel of Fortune Rose on the Tomb of Pedro I of Portugal as a Mnemonic Diagram), at the Congresso Internacional “Pedro e Inês: O Futuro do Passado,” in Alcobaça, Portugal, March 25-31, 2012. She was appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of Studies in Iconography (Princeton University), beginning in 2012, and also served on the Advisory Committee for the British Archaeological Association conferences on Romanesque art: Romanesque and the Eastern Mediterranean, in Palermo, Italy, April 16-18, 2012. Prof. Valdez del Alamo continues to serve as Editor of the International Census of Dissertations in Medieval Art (hosted by MSU) for the website of The International Center of Medieval Art.

Adjunct Instructor MIMI WEINBERG (Art History) curated the exhibition, “Barnet/Segal: It Runs in the Family,” at the George Segal Gallery, March 6- April 14, 2012. She also served as a keynote speaker/panelist at the symposium held in conjunction with the exhibition, March 22, 2012.

Professor ANNE BETTY WEINSHENKER (Art History) was granted the Bibliographical Society of America’s ASECS Fellowship for Bibliographical Studies in the Eighteenth Century (began May 2012) for a study of the extant copies of a set of engravings known as the “Tombeaux des princes.” Prof. Weinshenker presented a paper on that subject, “Collected Remembrances of the ‘Worthies’: McSwiny’s Publication,” at the annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, San Antonio, TX, March 22-25, 2012.

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School of Communication and Media

HARRY HAINES published the lead essay, "Soldiers Against the Vietnam War: Aboveground and The Ally," in Part 2 of the definitive four-volume series titled Insider Histories of the Vietnam Era Underground Press, edited by Ken Wachsberger and published by Michigan State University Press. With student/veteran KENNETH SVOLTO, he presented a session titled "Asking, Telling, and The Sky Did Not Fall" at the New Jersey LGBTQ Student Leadership Conference held at MSU. Presented a paper at the Symposium on Imagination in the Post-9/11 World: How Have We Changed?, sponsored by MSU's Creative Research Center. Performed in the MSU production of Dustin Lance Black's 8, a dramatic reading of court transcripts of the federal trial involving California's Proposition 8.

CHRISTINE LEMESIANOU received the 2012 University Distinguished Teacher of the Year award and presented a paper titled "The Whole World Is Watching: Accusations and Apologies in the Global Era" at the New Jersey Communication Association Convention at Monmouth University.

TODD KELSHAW presented a paper titled "The Value of Humility in Campus-Community Encounters" at the New Jersey Communication Association Convention at Monmouth University. Chaired a panel, "Applied Communication in Entertainment Contexts," and served as respondent on a panel titled "Continuity and Change in Organizational and Larger Societal Contexts" at the Eastern Communication Association's Convention at Cambridge, Mass. Presented a paper titled "The Semantic Web, Crowds, and Collective Action" on the program It's a Small World: The Impact of Global Communication in the 21st Century at Montclair State.

HUGH CURNUTT received the 2012 National Communication Association's Emerging Scholar Award in the area of Critical and Cultural Studies and published the following essays: "Flashing Your Phone: Sexting and the Remediation of Teenage Sexuality" in Communication Quarterly, "Durable Participants: A Generational Approach to Reality TV's 'Ordinary' Labor Pool," in Media, Culture & Society [Research presented at the National Communication Association Convention at New Orleans]. Served as chair of a panel titled "Cultivating New Kinds of Mediated Reality: A Fresh Look at Cultivation Theory Research" at the National Communication Association Convention at New Orleans, La., and as secretary, Mass Communication Division, National Communication Association.

YI LUO received the Montclair State University Student-Faculty Research Award, a research grant from the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations at the University of Alabama, and published the essays: "Demystifying the Social Media Use and Public Relations Practice in China" in S. Duhe (Ed.) New Media and Public Relations; (with collaborators) "Contemporary Chinese Public Relations Education: Development and Challenges" in the Asian Journal of Communication; and (with collaborators) "An Inside-Out Exploration of Chinese Public Relations Education" in the Journal of Public Relations Review,  which also received the PRIDE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Relations Education for 2012 by the Public Relations Division of the National Communication Association (NCA). She also presented the following papers: "Effective Public Relations Leadership in Organizational Transformation: A Study of Multinationals in Mainland China" at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference at St. Louis; "The Influence of Confucianism on the Legitimacy of Chinese Organizations" at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication at Chicago; and "A Dialog with Social Media Experts: Measurement and Challenges of Social Media Use in Chinese Public Relations Practice" at the International Communication Association Conference at Phoenix.

published the essay titled "Examining the Presence of Problem Gambling Awareness Messages on College Counseling Center Websites" in Health Communication, and his essays "Cultivation Theory" was accepted for publication in the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Media Violence, and "Food Marketing to Children on Spanish-Language Television" was accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Health Communication. Presented the following papers: "Pulling the Plug on Grandma: Obama's Health Care Pitch, Media Coverage, and Public Opinion" at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference at Chicago, and "Investigating the Multidimensionality of Character Involvement and Its Impact on Viewers' Binge Drinking Perceptions" at the National Communication Association's Convention at New Orleans.

JOEL PENNEY published a book review "Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity" in Text & Performance Quarterly. He also presented the following papers:  "Citizen-Advertisers: Promotional Culture, 'Mediated' Commodity Displays, and Political Action" at the International Communication Association Conference, at Phoenix; and "Visible Identities, Visual Rhetoric: The Self-Labeled Body as a Medium for Political Persuasion," and "Theorizing Connections Between Embodies Political Expression and the Dialogical Public Sphere: Some Notes from a Dissertation on Political T-Shirts," both at the National Communication Association Convention at New Orleans.

LARRY WEINER Developed and sustained key relationships with Autism New Jersey, Hackensack University Medical Center, Opera New Jersey, the Alliance for Arts and Health New Jersey, and the New Jersey Advertising Club, all client organizations for which "Red Hawk Communications," a boutique public relations agency operated by our chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), provides PR services. Developed new relationships with XM/Serius Radio and Goya Foods for Red Hawk Communications to embark on projects in the coming year. Also represented the Department/School in dialog with Autism New Jersey to develop a proposal for a certification program for human resources professionals working with autistic adults in the workplace.

DICK HINCHLIFFE Developed relationships with key regional and national professional and collegiate radio associations, and organized the first national College Radio Day in cooperation with other college radio stations in New Jersey and throughout the U.S. Facilitated the station's first simulcast of a webcast originating in the DuMont Television Center. Developed strong alumni connections, including a weeklong "Alumni Takeover" in which graduates who now work professionally in radio and related fields returned to campus and performed on-air duties.

LARRY LONDINO directs the location shoots and also serves as one of the videographers on a television documentary spotlighting the Newark-Montclair Urban Residency Program, with PATRICIA PIROH and documentary filmmaker Ken Browne. Also attended the Third International Conference on Sports and Society (Cambridge, England) and presented a panel as part of a parallel session, “Celebrity and Legacy:  Tiger and the Media:  Before and After,” exploring Woods’ relationship with the media before and after the disclosure of his extramarital affairs and served on an Emmy-judging panel “Sports-Series.” He was appointed to a task force by the United States Golf Association and the Professional Golfers Association and serves on the oral history committee in an effort to catalogue and produce a series of additional interviews with African American golfers and also other people who had some influence and impact on black golf.  In February, attended the symposium (and task force committee meeting) "American Champions and Barrier Breakers" highlighting the careers of Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson, discussing their contributions to fostering racial tolerance through sport at the USGA Museum.

STEVE  McCARTHY developed and produced five webcasts titled MSU Remembers: 10 Years After 9/11, Don't Laugh at Me (focus on bullying), We Are As One (in reaction to an anti-gay bias incident on campus), Arab Spring: One Year Later (focusing on Tunisia), and Get a Job. Developed key relationships with NJTV and submitted student-produced video pieces used in the nightly statewide broadcasts. Produced a video documentary about the Cali School of Music's Vocal Accord tour of Austria and Italy. Began a two-year documentary project in conjunction with Dr. DAVID SANDERS focused on the efforts of Swedish NGO Spiritus Mundi to help orphans and disadvantaged youths in Jordan. Directed students in the production of public service announcements for the Dodge Foundation's Poetry Festival scheduled this October at Newark's New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

BEVERLY PETERSON completed and secured educational/non-theatrical distribution for her feature-length documentary, What Killed Kevin?, about workplace bullying, which this year, has been featured in the major media outlets such as the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Virginia Public Radio, and Chronicle of Education. Presented Research at NJCA's 16th Annual Conference Program, "Documentary in the Age of New Media."

PATRICIA PIROH directed Remembering 9/11:  Ten Years Later, a live, two-hour webcast, and Don’t Laugh At Me, and We Are As One live webcasts in response to the bias incidents on campus. Also directed Arab Spring live webcast. Served as coordinating producer for the series The Giblin Report, a series that is produced for Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin. Coordinating producer for Destination Montclair, a series produced by the Township of Montclair, and began shooting a new documentary about the Montclair-Newark Urban Teacher Residency Program with LARRY LONDINO.

MARC ROSENWEIG moderated the ongoing series of panels jointly sponsored by the Broadcasting Department and the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center on Sports Media Ethics. Procured Tom Kaminski, WCBS radio Traffic and Transit Manager Editor,  for the department’s Allen B. DuMont Broadcaster of the Year Award and interviewed him for a special edition of Carpe Diem. Anchored MSU Remembers: 10 Years After 9/11, and Don’t Laugh at Me,  and served as an interviewer and script editor for the webcast Arab Spring--- One Year Later. Serves as columnist for the247newsroom.com, which takes a critical look at key media industry issues, including ethics, sports media and media management.  The website has more than 1,600 subscribers who receive a five-day-a-week email newsletter with links to a variety of columns and key media industry news.

DAVID SANDERS developed copyright education curriculum for primary schools under a grant from the Music Publishers Association of the United States, who commissioned the project through the National Music Council of the United States. Served as executive producer of “The Copy Kid,”an animated video short, designed to illustrate the importance of respecting creators and the work they create, that was produced as a tool for the copyright education curriculum in partnership with Emmy Award-winning artist Bevin Carnes. Produced the National Music Council’s annual American Eagle Awards honoring Nile Rogers , Peter Yarrow, Paquito D’Rivera, and The Doris Duke Foundation. Member of task force of intellectual property advocates organized by the Recording Industry Association of America convened to research and make a recommendation for a management company to receive the creative communities endorsement to oversee the new .music top level domain proposed by ICANN (International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) for the Internet. Created an international arts education project with the Swedish NGO Spiritus Mundi that will bring several MSU broadcasting students, as well as selected arts education students, to Jordan and Egypt over a two-year period. 

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John J. Cali School of Music

BRIAN ABRAMS (Associate Professor—Music Therapy) served as Conference Chair for the Second International Health Humanities Conference: Music, Health, and Humanity, hosted by Montclair State University in August. In attendance at the three-day event at the Montclair State Conference Center were professionals and graduate students from various disciplines: medicine, psychology, literature, arts, music, and music therapy; and from universities and healthcare agencies and other human services organizations throughout the world.

MICHAEL ALBAUGH (Associate Director for Administration) was promoted to First Vice President of the board at the Arts Council of the Morris Area.

MAGDALENA BACZEWSKA (Adjunct Faculty—Piano) recently recorded a 4-CD classical piano album for the New Hope Fertility Center Music Collection, performed a recital with violinist Kinga Augustyn at the Sevenars Festival in Massachusetts, and served on the faculty and performed at the International Keyboard Institute in New York.

DON BATCHELDER (Adjunct Faculty—Trumpet, Brass Program Coordinator) is principal trumpet with the New York City Opera and a busy classical free-lancer. He was recently featured on the well-reviewed recording of Copland's Quiet City in its original chamber music instrumentation, restored by saxophonist Christopher Brellochs. He is pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts degree at Rutgers University.

ROBERT BUTTS (Adjunct Faculty—Introduction to Music) conducted a reading of his opera Mark Twain and the General with the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (BONJ) and guest soloists in May and conducted the premiere performance of his opera in August. He composed the music to a libretto by New Jersey playwright Jewel Seehaus-Fisher. The performance was part of the 2012 BONJ Summer Music Festival. In September, the edition by Dr. Butts of Alessandro Scarlatti's oratorio La Giuditta (1693) was used in a talk and performance at the Fall Salon presented by the Caspersen Shool of Graduate Studies, Drew University program of Arts and Letters. 

LISA DeLORENZO (Professor—Music Education) was awarded a 2012 Choice Book Award for her recent publication, Sketches in Democracy: Notes From an Urban Classroom ((Rowman & Littlefield, published in February), by the American Educational Studies Association. Her article, “Missing Faces in the Orchestra: An Issue of Social Justice?” appeared in Music Educators Journal (June 2012). During the 2011-2012 academic year, Dr. DeLorenzo presented at the National Network for Educational Renewal conference and the New Jersey Music Educators Association conference. She was also an invited clinician for the Westwood and Glen Rock school districts. Dr. DeLorenzo continues to research urban teaching and is presently working on a project to determine why there aren't more teachers of color in the music education profession. Dr. DeLorenzo, along with MARISSA SILVERMAN (Assistant Professor, Music Education), visited and interviewed students at a number of New Jersey universities for this project. In addition to her responsibilities at the university, Dr. DeLorenzo taught eighth-grade general music weekly at the Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts in East Orange.

RENÉE ANNE LOUPRETTE is organist and associate director of music and the arts at Trinity Wall Street in New York City. She received a glowing review from The New York Times for her inaugural performance in a new organ series she directs, Pipes at One.

LORI McCANN (Assistant Professor—Voice) taught for the eighth year at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. She also participated in multiple events at the National Conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), where she was a representative of the New York City Chapter of the organization. Dr. McCann was an invited adjudicator for the Artist Awards (NATSAA), a panelist for the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory (Toronto) Achievement Program, and a co-presenter for the NYC-NATS-sponsored event, A Microphone Workshop, that addressed the interface between audio professionals and singers and their teachers, as well as microphone techniques. In August, she completed extensive training to become a member of the College of Adjudicators for the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory of Music Achievement Program, a highly effective, sequenced course of music study from beginner to advanced levels that inspires excellence through individual student assessments. As a Founding Voice Teacher Member, her aim is to help spread this excellent program of study to voice teachers and music schools throughout the country in order to help raise the level and scope of early training of the nation's vocal students.

MARY ANN MUMM (Adjunct Faculty—Violin) traveled to "Esperanza Azteca" in Puebla, Mexico, for a teaching/performance residency in May. Also in May, she worked with "Filarmonica Joven de Colombia" in Bogata, Columbia. As FJC chair of strings, she helped the national orchestra prepare and tape the first international broadcast of the popular radio program From the Top. In June, she was guest soloist and artist teacher at the 2012  Alfredo St. Malo International Music Festival in Panama City, Panama, and she spent the month of July working with Youth Orchestras of the Americas in a Chilean residency and tour including work with conductors Benjamin Zander and Carlos Miguel Prieto. As coordinator of the YOA Leaders Program, she also oversaw musical outreach programs in major cities throughout Chile for the month. In August, she was on the ASTA/NJ 2012 Chamber Music Institute faculty.

MARK PAKMAN (Adjunct Faculty—Piano) was an adjudicator for the National Young Musicians Showcase Competition, Professional Music Teachers Guild Competition, Joseph Israel Bookstaber Competition, New York Regionals of the International Chinese Competition and served as one of the two judges of the 2012 Princeton Festival Piano Competition. He also performed and taught at the Summit Festival (Purchase, N.Y.) in July. In January, he served as translator for Moscow Conservatory's Vice-President Dr. Larissa Slutskaya in her lecture on the History of the Moscow Conservatory Piano Department, given to Montclair State students, faculty and community.

PEG ROBERTS (Adjunct Faculty—Strings Technique) served as artistic director and faculty in the ASTA/NJ Chamber Music Institute, held at Kean University in August. Several Cali School students assisted as counselors and assistant coaches and performers: JHI-EUN GU (BMus, Education '15—Violin; ASTA@ MSU student chapter President), ELAINE WISNIEWSKI (BMus, Education ‘13—Violin), EUGENIA KIM (BMus, Education ‘14—Violin), CHRYSELLE ANGDERSEN (BMus, Education ‘13—Violin),  and TERRENCE THORNHILL (MA, Performance ‘12—Cello). LINDA McKNIGHT (Adjunct Faculty—Double Bass), MARY ANN MUMM (Adjunct Faculty—Violin) and YEN YU (Preparatory Center Faculty—Violin) also taught at the Institute. Guest artists included the Shanghai Quartet (Cali School Artists-in-Residence).

HOLLI ROSS (Adjunct Professor—Vocal Jazz) released a solo recording, You'll See, to great reviews. She performed with jazz master Mark Murphy at the Schroon Lake Jazz Festival. In addition, she was a guest clinician/instructor at Princeton University: Jazz Vocal Collective, presenting clinician for the Amy London Jazz Vocal camp, and performed at the Oscar Schindler Performing Arts Center Jazz Festival

CHIA-CHING SHEN (Adjunct Faculty—Pianist) gave a solo performance in the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center which was Broadcast live on WFMT 98.7 fm and streamed live at wfmt.com. She also performed solo concerts at the Edward Water College (Jacksonville, FL) and Wheaton College (IL).

MARISSA SILVERMAN (Assistant Professor—Music Education) published articles including “Community music and social justice: Re-claiming love,” in Gary McPherson & Graham Welch (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Education; John Dewey and James Mursell: An Introduction, Visions of Research in Music Education; and edited a special Issue of Visions of Research in Music Education; "Music and homeschooled youth: A case study," in Research Studies in Music Education (33(2): 179-195); and two book chapters written with David J. Elliott: "Why music matters: Philosophical and cultural foundations," in Raymond MacDonald, Gunter Kreutz & Laura Mitchell (Eds.), Music, Health and Wellbeing (Oxford: Oxford University Press) and "Rethinking philosophy, re-viewing musical experience," in Wayne Bowman & Ana Lucia Frega (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Education Philosophy. (New York: Oxford University Press.). Her presentations at conferences include: “Expanded visions for music and music education” at the Second International Health Humanities Conference, Music Health, and Humanity, Montclair State University; “Educating the ‘whole’ child: Does happiness count?” at the International Society for Music Education, World Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece; “Round-Table – Community Music Today” The International Society for Music Education, Community Music Commission, Corfu, Greece; and “A Conception of ‘Meaningfulness’ in Life and How Music Education Can Help” At the Aims of Music Education. MayDay Group Conference 24 at Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI). She was also awarded a Fulbright Specialists Grant, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki Finland.

GEORGE SPITZER (Adjunct Faculty—Voice) sang in two concerts of Charles Ives Art Songs and Operatic Novelties of the 19th Century in the Lake Champlain area of Vermont. One concert was recorded on Lake Champlain Access Television (LCATV).

GWENDOLYN TOTH (Adjunct Faculty—Harpsichord) toured Europe in June and July, performing in the Netherlands, (two concerts near Groningen), Basel, and the Trevi nel Lazio "Trebantiqua" festival. She also released her latest CD, Music on the Arp Schnitger Organ in Noordbroek (Netherlands). She recently gave a CD release concert at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (N.Y.), performing works by Scheidemann, Pachelbel, and J. S. Bach. Toth and her husband, Dongsok Shin, performed a special Patrons concert at the Metropolitan Museum. They performed music of Mozart for four hands and one and two pianos on two of the antique instruments from the collection, which are rarely allowed to be played in public.

HEATHER BUCHANAN (Associate Professor, Director of Choral Studies) was in residence at Berklee College of Music in Boston in April. She presented a variety of Body Mapping workshops and lectures as part of their Performance Wellness Institute. Dr. Buchanan has accepted an invitation to write a chapter on Body Mapping for a new text book Perspectives on Teaching Singing: A celebration of Voice Pedagogy in the 21st Century.

Cali School Director ROBERT CART’s new edition of Richard Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and Trois Mélodies, accompanied by his compact disc of these songs, was published in March 2012 by Music Minus One.  Last October, Dr. Cart appeared as Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana in Auburn, Ala., and, as solo recitalist, he performed at Mansfield University, Rohrer Concert Series, and Wesley College.

DEAN DRUMMOND (Associate Professor, Theory/Composition) directed and played harmonic canons in a performance of Harry Partch's Daphne of the Dunes at Zankel Hall in New York City. The concert was part of the American Mavericks Festival sponsored by the San Francisco Symphony.   

KAREN GOODMAN (Professor, Music Therapy) presented two invitational addresses last spring: “Inaugural Lecture: Processes in Music Therapy,” Haredi College of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, and “Internalization of Theory to Practice,” Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. As a recipient of a Global Education Award, she also interviewed and observed multicultural music therapy clinical projects throughout Israel. Prof. Goodman is a contributor to Bio-Guided Music Therapy (Miller, 2011) and the forthcoming Dictionary of Music Therapy (Kirkland, 2012). She continues her consulting work with Creative Arts Healthcare at UMDNJ.

MARSHA HELLER (Adjunct Professor, Oboe) participated in many performances with the Queen's Chamber Band, including world premieres of several pieces commissioned by the group. She had several Carnegie Hall concerts with the New York Pops, many performances with the Bronx Arts Ensemble, another world premiere with the Queens Symphony (not related to the Queen's Chamber Band) and was a soloist in Bach's B Minor Mass in Avery Fisher Hall.

YIKYUNG DIANA HUGHES (Adjunct Professor, Piano) performed as soloist in the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 with the Rockland Symphony Orchestra (N.Y.) in February 2012. In April, she was one of the pianists for the 3rd Annual Social Networking Concert in Saint Peter's Church, NYC. Her trio premiered an American composer, Emma Diemer's Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano.

KEN LAM (Associate Professor, Director of Orchestral Studies) gave clinics and masterclasses for the Hong Kong Scout Orchestra (Hong Kong), Clayton Valley High School (Calif.), Hereford High School (Md.), John P Stevens High School (N.J.) and music teachers of Howard Country Public Schools (Md.), judged competitions at Towson University (Md.), New Jersey Youth Symphony, Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra and guest conducted the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and the Kentucky Music Educators Association's Inter-Collegiate Orchestra.

ERIC MILLER (Adjunct Professor, Music Therapy) delivered the keynote address in April at the Fifth International Conference on Music and Psychotherapy in Bangalore, India. The address related the development of psychological theory with bio-guided music therapy (Miller's 2011 book of the same title). Dr. Miller also instructed a seminar in bio-guided music therapy at Vimhans Hospital in New Delhi for doctors, nurses and healthcare practitioners. He also presented at the Southeastern region of AMTA music therapy conference in Charlotte, N.C., in March. Last spring, Dr. Miller received a grant from David's Fund to conduct a series of seminars across the US in bio-guided music therapy.  He will be bringing a "mini-Ott lab" on the road to facilitate student experiences with music and physiological measurement and intervention.

SUSAN PALMA (Adjunct Professor, Flute) released her solo CD Elegante in May. Joining her for this New South American Flute Music album are many  musicians including  Borromeo Quartet, Branford Marsalis, Ivan Lins, Edward Arron, Cyro Baptista with music by Paquito D'Rivera, Pablo Ziegler, Ivan Lins, Heitor Villa Lobos.

JAN PROKOP (Adjunct Professor, Voice) published an article “Quality of Life Issues in Singers with Voice Disorders” in The Voice (Member Newsletter of The Voice Foundation, Winter-Spring 2012)

MARGARET ZUFALL ROBERTS (Adjunct Professor, String Techniques) organized the ASTA/NJ Shanghai Quartet Festival (January 29, 2012) at the Cali School. Shanghai Quartet members Weigang Li, Yi-Wen Jiang, Honggang Li and Nick Tzavaras coached chamber groups including middle school and high school students.

JULIA ROLWING (Adjunct Professor, Voice) was a semi-finalist in the Baltimore Liszt Society's Competition, and, in March, sang the lead role in Puccini's Tosca with the Abilene Opera, in Texas.

BRIAN HOLMAN (Adjunct Professor, Voice) gave recitals with internationally acclaimed tenor Francisco Casanova last spring in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Teatro Nacional) and Sharpsville, Pa. He collaborated with Metropolitan Opera Radio host Ira Siff and soprano Sabrina Palladino in a series of lecture recitals in New York City. Healso conducted two performances of Verdi's Aida with Vera Musica Productions at Columbia University Teachers College.

GEORGE SPITZER (Adjunct Professor, Voice) sang a recital in February of Kurt Weil Three Penny Opera selections at the Anne Goodman Recital Hall in the Kaufmann Center of the Arts in NYC. In March, he sang a recital of Charles Ives art songs at the Church of the Epiphany concert series with his chamber group Melodeon.

ANASTASIA SWOPE (Adjunct Professor, Voice) sang as the soprano soloist for the New Jersey premiere of Requiem by British composer Bob Chilcott in March, and the Rutter Requiem in May.

TANYA WITEK (Adjunct Professor, Flute) performed this year with the New York City Ballet Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the American Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony, the Lenape Chamber Ensemble and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She appeared on a panel entitled "Meet the Moment: Preparing for College Auditions" at the New York Flute Fair in March and also served on the New York Flute Club's nominating committee this spring.

DAVID WITTEN (Professor, Piano) was an adjudicator at the Mieczysław Munz Piano Competition at Juilliard School of Music. His concerts this spring included recitals in Leshowitz Recital Hall (March), and Middle Tennessee State University (March), followed by a Piano Master Class for the local piano students. 

MEG ZERVOULIS (Adjunct Professor, Accompanist) made her commercial off-Broadway musical direction debut on Rated P...for Parenthood, a new sketch comedy musical that was originally developed at SOPAC (South Orange Performing Arts Center). As a conductor, Meg also helmed the inaugural NYC concert of a new music ensemble, Hotel Elefant.

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Department of Theatre and Design

KAREN GAYLE taught a two-week residency in Tel Aviv, Israel. She served on the faculty for summer intensive at Young Dancers Program at Joffrey; at Steps on Broadway; and for The Ailey Experience at Alvin Ailey. Her company Xodus Dance Collective was invited to perform in Toronto at the IABD Festival (January) and Choreographers Canvas at MMAC (May).

JAY T. JENKINS taught for the Cairo Opera house this summer and witnessed the historic election firsthand. He also directed and choreographed Leon Thomas on his Nickelodeon tour with Big Time Rush and finished the Summer singing with D'Angelo in His US tour with Mary J Blige. Will be guest teaching for the Alabama Dance Festival in January.
NANCY LUSHINGTON taught a one-week residency in Ferrara, Italy; a two-week residency for the Horefitika Vimata Organization teaching and choreographing in Nicosia, Cypress; conducted a one-week residency teaching technique and repertory at the Bolzano Dance Festival in Bolzano, Italy; and Ballet Schule Graz in Graz, Austria.

DIANN SICHEL was a guest artist in the Senior Seminar on Physical Intelligence at Ailey/Fordham University, Oct 9.  She serves as the artistic advisor for 10 Hairy Legs,  Randy James, artistic director (www.10hl.org)
MAXINE STEINMAN performed in Brazil in June before resuming her MFA studies at the University of Wisconsin.  She will be presenting her thesis performance, Say It With Flowers, in December. She served as a guest with Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater; taught and performed in the II CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE DANÇA MODERNA; received a Graduate Student Fellowship Award for MFA studies at the Peck School of the Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; was invited to perform in the American Dance Guild concert on September 7; and invited to set two works at Alma College in the fall.

Assistant Professor ELIZABETH McPHERSON  and Adjunct Professor LAURIE ABRAMSON worked for the New Jersey Department of Education designing model dance curriculum, creating assessments, and adjudicating dance students in vocational high schools through the winter and spring of 2012.

ELIZABETH McPHERSON presented a paper at the Society of Dance History Scholars' Annual conference in June, and made presentations at the National Dance Education Organization Conference this October and the Congress on Research in Dance this November.

received a Student Faculty grant in the amount of $2,000 to bring MSU dancers to the 2013 American College Dance Festival at Hofstra University in March 2013. 

NEIL BALDWIN's Legends of the Plumed Serpent-Biography of a Mexican God, a massive study originally published in hardcover by PublicAffairs (N.Y.) in 1998, is now available as an e-book via Amazon. In the book, "Neil Baldwin has created a mosaic of words and images retelling the myth of the Plumed Serpent (or Quetzalcóatl) as it has evolved through the millennia. He has also created an essential guidebook for the armchair traveller and passionate tourist alike." (Amazon.) He also served as moderator, in Danceworks' post-performance "Talkback” with choreographers Chase Brock and Ryoko Kudo last April 13; and moderated Bill T. Jones' post-workshop conversation on March 24.

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