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Program Director

  • Cailin Manson

    Associate Professor of Practice, Visual and Performing Arts

    Director of Music, Visual and Performing Arts

    At Clark, Professor Manson directs and manages the Music Performance concentration for all music majors and minors, specifically guiding the private lesson instruction program, performance workshops, departmental juries and capstone performance projects and recitals. Professor Manson leads the Clark University Concert […]

Program Faculty

  • John Aylward

    Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

    'Brilliant energetic rhythmic figures…imaginative sonorities and harmonies that always move, always inflect'. -- American Academy of Arts and Letters. Composer and pianist John Aylward grew up in the Sonoran Desert, on the border of Arizona and Mexico, a child of an […]

  • Yelena Beriyeva

    Distinguished Artist in Piano and Director of Chamber Ensembles, Visual and Performing Arts

    Part-time Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts

    Yelena Beriyeva, PianoHailed as “the paragon of the concert pianist” by LA Examiner and “a standout performer” by The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Georgian-born American pianist Yelena Beriyeva continues to hold esteem as one of the finest artists of her generation. Ms. […]

  • John Freyermuth

    Associate Teaching Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

  • Benjamin Korstvedt

    Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

    Professor Benjamin M. Korstvedt is an active researcher and scholar, a committed and enthusiastic teacher, a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, and a productive author and editor. He graduated summa cum laude from Clark University in 1987 with […]

  • Matt Malsky

    Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

    Tina Sweeney, M.A. '49, Endowed Chair in Music

    Director of MCA, Visual and Performing Arts

    Director of Higgins School for the Humanities

    Matt Malsky has been at Clark University full time since 1994. He has served as Associate Provost and Dean of the College, and chair of the Department of Visual & Performing Arts, director of the Music Program as well as […]


Ashley Hames L’Esperance, B.A., Musicianship

Samantha McGill, B.S., Concert Band

Jerry Sabatini, M.M., Jazz Workshop

Brent Wetters, Ph.D.

Anastasia Black, M. Mus.

Chester Brezniak, M. Mus.

Stephanie Busby, M.Mus.

Amy Carroll

Jose Castillo, M.B.A.

Jonathan Clark, M.Mus.

Deborah Cole

Michael C. Connors

Devan Cowan, M.M.

Joseph W. D’Angelo

Ariana Falk, DMA

Joseph Halko

Tracy Kraus, M.Mus.

Carlos Odria, Ph.D.

Nicholas Tocci

Gerald Castonguay, Ph.D.
Musicology, French impressionism

Hartmut Kaiser, Ph.D.