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In the Institute of Recorded Music, students are taught by a stellar group of faculty, all of whom are working professionals in the music industry. Click below to read their bios.

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Jeffrey RabhanJeffrey Rabhan
Chair, Recorded Music
Arts Professor, Recorded Music
B.A. Journalism, New York University

Courses taught: The Business of Artist Management, Introduction to Music Business, Record Producer as Creative Artist, Leaders in Music: Jay-Z, The Business of Hip Hop
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Nicholas SansanoNicholas Sansano
Associate Chair, Recorded Music
Associate Arts Professor, Recorded Music
Director of Production
Interim Director of Musicianship & Performance

B.A. Music Production/Audio Engineering, Berklee College of Music

Courses taught: Producing the Record: Side A & B, Capstone Studio Production: Directed Study
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Jim AndersonJim Anderson
Professor, Recorded Music

B.S. Music Education, Duquesne University

Courses taught: Engineering the Record I, Advanced Engineering, Audio Ear Training for Producers, Emerging Trends in the Music Industry, Studio Performance Workshop
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Dan CharnasDan Charnas
Associate Arts Professor, Recorded Music

M.S. Journalism, Columbia University
B.S. Communications & Journalism, Boston University
B.A. Urban Studies, Afro-American Studies, Boston University

Courses taught: Artists & Audiences, Writing About Popular Music, Record Producer as Creative Artist
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topRobert ChristgauRobert Christgau
Visiting Arts Professor, Recorded Music

B.A. Dartmouth College

Courses taught: Artists and Audiences, Revisiting 1950s Rock and Roll
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Lauren DavisLauren Davis
Associate Arts Professor, Recorded Music
Director of Business
Internship Faculty Advisor
Summer High School Program Instructor

J.D. Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
B.F.A. New York University, Tisch School of the Arts

Courses taught: Internship/Career Skills for the Music Entrepreneur, Introduction to Music Business, Women as Entrepreneurs in Popular Music, Social Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry, Leadership in the Music Industry, Legal & Business Essentials for Performers, Funding your Music Business Venture
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Jason KingJason King
Associate Professor, Recorded Music
Director of Writing, History & Emergent Media

M.A./Ph.D. Performance Studies, New York University
B.F.A. Theatre, The New School

Courses taught: The Record Producer as Creative Artist, Conversations with Today's Hitmakers, Music Moguls, Old School Hip-Hop, History & Culture of Recorded Sound, Hip-Hop History, Music, Culture, Branding, Capstone Project: Senior Colloquium. Musical Genius, Conversations with Tech-Preneurs, The Basics of Branding, Music Recommendation & Discovery
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Bob PowerBob Power
Associate Arts Professor, Recorded Music

M.A. Jazz/Production, Lone Mountain College
B.M. Theory and Composition, Webster College

Courses taught: Producing the Record: Side A & B, Producing Music w/ Software & MIDI I & II, Arranging the Record, Producing with Bob Power, Mixing with Bob Power
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Errol KolosineErrol Kolosine
Assistant Arts Professor, Recorded Music
Capstone Coordinator

B.A. Political Science/English, Florida State University

Courses taught: Capstone, Business Plan Execution Directed Study, Entrepreneurship: Developing the Music Business Venture, Music Marketing, Emerging Trends in the Music Industry,  More
topJeff PeretzJeff Peretz
Teacher, Recorded Music

B.M. Jazz Performance, William Paterson University

Courses taught: Music Theory for Producers, Advanced Music Theory for Producers
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Nora YorkNora York
Teacher, Recorded Music

B.A. in Humanities, Callison College, University of the Pacific

Courses Taught: Private Vocal Coaching, Stage Presences & the Art of Performance, Capstone Live Performance: Directed Study, Stage Performance Intensive: Getting Your Act Together More
Duncan SheikDuncan Sheik
Artist-in-Residence 2014-2015 More
Matthew D. MorrisonMatthew D. Morrison
Faculty Fellow 2014-2016

Presidential Scholar, Morehouse College
M.A. Musicology, The Catholic University of America
Ph.D. Musicology, Columbia University

Courses Taught: Topics in Recorded Music: Diasporic Sounds, Race in 20th Century American Popular Music
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Jesse HarrisJesse Harris
Songwriter-in-Residence Spring 2014 More
topDesmond ChildDesmond Child
Songwriter-in-Residence Fall 2013 More
Ryan LeslieRyan Leslie
Artist-In-Residence 2011-2012
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Swizz BeatzSwizz Beatz
Producer-In-Residence 2010-2011

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Abhita AustinAbhita Austin
Future Music Moguls Instructor

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Richard BaroneRichard Barone
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Stage Presence & The Art of Performance

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topMarat BerensteinMarat Berenstein
Adjunct Faculty
Future Music Moguls Instructor
Summer High School Program Instructor

B.S. Operations Research, Columbia University

Courses taught: Capstone, Music Supervision & Licensing, Artist Culture of New York City (Summer H.S. Program)
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Stein BjellandStein Bjelland
Adjunct Faculty

Courses Taught: The Future of the Streaming Economy: Scandinavia as a Case Study More
Eren CannataEren Cannata
Adjunct Faculty

B.F.A. Recorded Music, NYU

Courses taught: Writing the Hit Song

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Susan CollinsSusan Collins
Vocal Coach

Courses Taught: Private Vocal Coaching More
Joe D'AmbrosioJoe D'Ambrosio
Adjunct Faculty

Courses Taught: Capstone Recitation  More
topMehmet DedeMehmet Dede
Adjunct Faculty

M.A. Music Business, NYU
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University

Courses Taught: Curating Live Music Events, Producing Live Music Events
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Josh DeutschJosh Deutsch
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Emerging Trends in the Music Industry
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Mike ErricoMike Errico
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Writing the Hit Song, Advanced Songwriting Workshop, Capstone Recitation
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Seth FaberSeth Faber
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Music Marketing

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Gerry GeddesGerry Geddes
Adjunct Faculty

Courses Taught: Private Vocal Instruction, Vocal Performance Workshop More
topVivien GoldmanVivien Goldman
Adjunct Faculty

B.A. English & American Literature, Warwick University, UK

Courses taught: Topics in Recorded Music: Punk, Topics in Recorded Music: The Island Records Story, Topics in Recorded Music: Bob Marley & Post-colonial Music, Topics in Recorded Music: David Bowie
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Jason GoldsteinJason Goldstein
Adjunct Faculty

Course Taught: Mix Intensvie More
Tiffany HardinTiffany Hardin
Adjunct Faculty

Courses Taught: Capstone Branding Recitation  More
Kenn HicksKenn Hicks
Adjunct Faculty

Courses Taught: Private Vocal Coaching More
Jayson JacksonJayson Jackson
Adjunct Faculty

Course Taught: Topics in Recorded Music: Sean Combs & Urban Culture More
topMaura JohnstonMaura Johnston
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Writing about Popular Music
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Ashley KahnAshley Kahn
Adjunct Faculty

B.A. English, Columbia University

Courses taught: Topics in Recorded Music: Miles Davis & Modern Jazz, Topics in Recorded Music: Aretha Franklin and Soul Music, Topics in Recorded Music: Paul Simon & Graceland, Topics in Recorded Music: Talking Heads
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David KahneDavid Kahne
Capstone Production Advisor

Courses taught: Capstone
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Kevin KillenKevin Killen
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Mixing the Record, Mix Intensive
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K-SalaamK-Salaam
Adjunct Faculty

Course Taught: The Virtual Producer: Beats & Beatmaking
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topMichael McCoyMichael McCoy
Adjunct Faculty
Production Manager

B.M. Sound Recording, Lebanon Valley College of Pennsylvania

Courses taught: Studio Recording for the Modern Producer/Engineer I & II, Engineering the Record I & II
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Michael O'ReillyMichael O'Reilly
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Practical Recording Techniques I & II, Engineering the Record I & II
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Rich PaganoRich Pagano
Adjunct Faculty

B.A. Illustration and Media Arts, School of Visual Arts

Courses taught: The Art of Recording Classic Drums
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Phil PainsonPhil Painson
Adjunct Faculty

Courses Taught: Fundamentals of Audio Workstations I & II More
Bo PericicBo Pericic
Adjunct Faculty
Summer High School Program Instructor

B.F.A Recorded Music, NYU

Courses taught: Fundamentals of Music Production, Fundamentals of Audio Workstations I and II More
topKeith RobinsonKeith Robinson
Adjunct Faculty

M.M. Music Technology, New York University
B. A. Music, Christian Heritage College

Courses taught: Producing Music w/ Software & MIDI
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Joe SchlossJoe Schloss
Adjunct Faculty

M.A./Ph.D. Ethnomusicology, University of Washington
B.A. Hampshire College

Courses Taught: Hip Hop: The New York City Experience
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Nick SciorraNick Sciorra
Adjunct Faculty

Courses Taught: Understanding Digital Media More
Julianne Escobedo ShepherdJulianne Escobedo Shepherd
Adjunct Faculty

Courses Taught: Writing About Popular Music
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Alan SilvermanAlan Silverman
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Mastering the Record
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topNoah SimonNoah Simon
Adjunct Faculty
Technical Services Manager

M.M. New York University
B.M., Temple University

Courses taught: Engineering the Record I & II
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Damien SneedDamien Sneed
Vocal Coach

Course Taught: Private Vocal Coaching More
Machan TaylorMachan Taylor
Vocal Coach

Courses Taught: Private Vocal Coaching More
Ahmir "?uestlove" ThompsonAhmir "?uestlove" Thompson
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Topics in Recorded Music: Classic Albums, Topics in Recorded Music: Prince, Topics in Recorded Music: Funk
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Darryl TookesDarryl Tookes
Performance Private Session Advisor

Courses Taught: Private Vocal Coaching More
topDave TozerDave Tozer
Adjunct Faculty

Courses Taught: Writing the Hit Song More
Harry WeingerHarry Weinger
Adjunct Faculty

B.S. Communications, Ithaca College

Courses taught: Topics in Recorded Music: The Motown Legacy, Topics in Recorded Music: James Brown, Topics in Recorded Music: Stevie Wonder, Topics in Recorded Music: Classic Albums, Topics in Recorded Music: Prince, Topics in Recorded Music: Funk
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Bill WerdeBill Werde
Adjunct Faculty

B.A. English, University of Delaware

Courses Taught: Capstone Artist Recitation More
Richard YaffaRichard Yaffa
Adjunct Faculty

M.A. Business Administration, NYU
B.A., Franklin and Marshall College

Course Taught: Capstone Recitation
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