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Faculty Directory

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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Sheril D. AntonioSheril D. Antonio
Associate Dean, Kanbar Institute of Film & Television and
The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music
Associate Professor, Film & TV

Ph.D. Cinema Studies, NYU
M.A. Liberal Studies, NYU
B.F.A Film & Television, NYU
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Jeffrey RabhanJeffrey Rabhan
Chair, Recorded Music
Arts Professor, Recorded Music
Business Faculty Head

B.A. Journalism, New York University

Courses taught: The Business of Artist Management, Making it in the Music Business w/ Kevin Liles, 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
Production Faculty Head
Interim Musicianship & Performance Head

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
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topDan CharnasDan Charnas
Assistant 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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Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau
Visiting Arts Professor, Recorded Music

B.A. Dartmouth College

Courses taught: Artists and Audiences
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Lauren DavisLauren Davis
Associate Arts Professor, Recorded Music
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: Entrepreneurship, Internship/Career Skills for the Music Entrepreneur, Introduction to Music Business, Women as Entrepreneurs in Popular Music, Social Entrepreneurship in Music, Leadership in the Music Industry, Legal and Business Essentials for Performers, Funding your Music Business Venture
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Jason KingJason King
Associate Professor, Recorded Music
Writing, History & Emergent Media Area Head

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
Assistant Arts Professor, Recorded Music

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

Courses taught: Advanced Music Production, Producing Music w/ Software & MIDI I & II, Arranging the Record, Producing with Bob Power: A Masterclass
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topErrol KolosineErrol Kolosine
Assistant Arts Professor, Recorded Music
Capstone Coordinator
Entrepreneurship Lab Coordinator

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

Courses taught: Entrepreneurship: Developing the Music Business Venture, Music Marketing, Emerging Trends in the Music Industry, Music Supervision & Building the Soundtrack
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Jeff 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

Courses Taught: Private Vocal Coaching, Stage Presences & the Art of Performance More
Matthew D. MorrisonMatthew D. Morrison
Faculty Fellow 2014-2016

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

Courses Taught: Topics in Recorded Music: Diasporic Sounds More
Desmond ChildDesmond Child
Songwriter-in-Residence Fall 2013 More
topJesse HarrisJesse Harris
Songwriter-in-Residence Spring 2014 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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Tom SturgesTom Sturges
Executive-In-Residence 2010-2011

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Prince Charles AlexanderPrince Charles Alexander
Adjunct Faculty

B.A. Political Science/Music Technology, Brandeis University

Courses taught: Beats & Beatmaking, Advanced Music Production, Producing Music w/ Software & MIDI I
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topAbhita 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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Marat BerensteinMarat Berenstein
Adjunct Faculty
Future Music Moguls Instructor
Summer High School Program Instructor

B.S. Operations Research, Columbia University

Courses taught: Music Supervision & Building the Soundtrack, Future Music Moguls Spring H.S. Program, Recorded Music 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
Amund BjorklundAmund Bjorklund
Adjunct Faculty
Course Taught: Writing the Hit Song
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topEren 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
Nahshon L. CraigNahshon L. Craig
Adjunct Faculty

B.A. The University of South Carolina
M.B.A. Cornell University
J.D. The George Washington University Law School

Courses taught: The Basics of Branding
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Joe D'AmbrosioJoe D'Ambrosio
Adjunct Faculty

Courses Taught: Capstone Production Recitation  More
Mehmet DedeMehmet Dede
Adjunct Faculty

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

Courses Taught: Curating Live Music Events
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topJosh DeutschJosh Deutsch
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Artist Development Lab: From A&R to Publicity, Emerging Trends in the Music Industry
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Jamyn EdisJamyn Edis
Capstone Executive Advisor

B.A. Cambridge University
M.A. Cambridge University
M.B.A. Harvard University

Courses taught: Capstone
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Daniel EframDaniel Efram
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Introduction to Music Business
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Mike ErricoMike Errico
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Writing the Hit Song
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Seth FaberSeth Faber
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Music Marketing

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topGerry GeddesGerry Geddes
Adjunct Faculty

Courses Taught: Private Vocal Instruction, Vocal Performance Workshop More
Holly George-WarrenHolly George-Warren
Adjunct Faculty

B.A. Political Science/English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Courses taught: Artists & Audiences
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Vivien GoldmanVivien Goldman
Adjunct Faculty

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

Courses taught: Topics in Recorded Music: Punk, Topics in Recorded Music: Jamaica, 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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Tiffany HardinTiffany Hardin
Adjunct Faculty

Courses Taught: Capstone Branding Recitation  More
Nona HendryxNona Hendryx
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Stage Presence & The Art of Performance
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topKenn HicksKenn Hicks
Performance Private Session Advisor

Courses Taught: Private Vocal Coaching, Stage Presence & The Art of Performance
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Jayson JacksonJayson Jackson
Adjunct Faculty

Course Taught: Topics in Recorded Music: Sean Combs & Urban Culture, Business Lab: Plan Activation More
Maura 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, Writing about Popular Music, Topics in Recorded Music: Talking Heads
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David KahneDavid Kahne
Capstone Production Advisor

Courses taught: Capstone
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topKevin KillenKevin Killen
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Studio Lab: Collaborative Production Projects, Mixing the Record, Mix Intensive
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Andres LevinAndres Levin
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Capstone Studio: Directed Study
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Joe LevyJoe Levy
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Topics in Recorded Music: Nirvana & the Cultural History of Indie Rock
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Kevin LilesKevin Liles
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Making It in the Music Biz with Kevin Liles: A Masterclass
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Michael McCoyMichael McCoy
Adjunct Faculty
Production Manager

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

Courses taught: Studio Lab: Recording Ensembles, Practical Recording Techniques I & II, Producing Music w/ Software & MIDI I & II, Engineering the Record I & II
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topMichael O'ReillyMichael O'Reilly
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Practical Recording Techniques I and II, Engineering the Record I and 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, Engineering the Record I
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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, Virtual Instruments & Effects
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Jonathan PerlJonathan Perl
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Fundamentals of Audio Workstations I
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topBilly PorterBilly Porter
Performance Private Session Advisor

Courses taught: Stage Presence & The Art of Performance
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Bill RichardsBill Richards
Adjunct Faculty

The Basics of Entrepreneurship More
Keith RobinsonKeith Robinson
Adjunct Faculty

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

Courses taught: Producing Music w/ Software & MIDI I & II
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Mick RockMick Rock
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Music Photography w/ Mick Rock: A Masterclass
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Julianne Escobedo ShepherdJulianne Escobedo Shepherd
Adjunct Faculty

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

Courses taught: Mastering the Record
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Noah 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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Steve StouteSteve Stoute
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: The Business of Hip Hop: The Tanning of America
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Ned SubletteNed Sublette
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Recorded Producer as Creative Artist, Topics in Recorded Music: Latino NY
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Rob TannenbaumRob Tannenbaum
Adjunct Faculty

Courses taught: Record Producer as Creative Artist
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topMachan 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
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Darryl TookesDarryl Tookes
Performance Private Session Advisor

Courses Taught: Private Vocal Coaching, Stage Presence & The Art of Performance More
Dave 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
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topKobi Wu-PasmoreKobi Wu-Pasmore
Adjunct Faculty

M.S. Construction Management, GA Institute of Technology
B.A. Architecture, University of California, Berkeley

Courses taught: Curating Live Music Events, Cultural Branding
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Richard YaffaRichard Yaffa
Adjunct Faculty

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

Course Taught: Capstone
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