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Faculty & Staff of The Music Institute

The Music Institute is fortunate to have as its core, the faculty of the Music Department of Howard Community College. The college faculty makes up 98% of the Music Institute at HCC faculty. Most of our instructors have a master's degree, while many have doctoral degrees. The faculty performs locally, nationally, and internationally. The Music Institute faculty is highly trained, experienced and motivated and most importantly, they are dedicated teachers who love what they do.

The Music Institute Faculty

Alan Blackman, jazzYoon Young Bae, violin
Marian Buck-LewJoan Bob, viola, violin
Wei-Der HuangYoon Nah Cho, cello
Hsien-Ann MengMinsun Choi, violin
Bill Scanlan Murphy, jazzRebekah Herbold, cello
Lisa RehwoldtCathleen Jeffcoat, violin
Kristina Suter*Yi-Hsin Lin, violin
Hsiu-Hui Wang-MyersRonald Mutchnik, violin
David WasserBenjamin Myers, cello*
Kuei-I WuJeff Reed, jazz bass
Deborah ZagorinSheng-Tsung Wang, violin
James Bailey, tenorBruce Casteel
Susan Berkson, sopranoScott Goriup
Karla Chisholm (Googins), vocalsMichael Raitzyk, jazz
Deborah Kent, soprano* 
Lorriana Markovic, sopranoPercussion
Matthew Osifchin, baritoneMichael Kuhl
Christine Thomas-O'Meally, mezzo-sopranoTim McKay
Woodwinds & BrassMusic Therapy
Elizabeth L.K. Berman, oboeKerry Cornelius, MT-BC
Kyle Coughlin, clarinet, saxophone*Gregory Lazzaro, MM, MT-BC
Jared Denhard, tromboneRita Mayhew, MT-BC*
Melissa Lindon, flute* denotes Area Coordinator
Brent Madsen, trumpetComposition, Jazz Improvisation,
Lynn Moncilovich, bassoonMusic Theory, and some Folk
David Rybczynski, saxophone, clarinetInstruments are available. Contact
Melissa Wertheimer, flute & piccolothe office for more information.


Studios with Current Availability:

Voice: Susan Berkson
Jazz Piano: Alan Blackman
Piano: Marian Buck-Lew
Guitar (Classical, Jazz & Ethnic): Bruce Casteel
Trombone, Ukulele, & Folk Instruments:
Jared Denhard
Guitar & Banjo: Scott Goriup
Violin: Yi-Hsin Cindy Lin
Trumpet: Brent Madsen
Voice: Lorriana Markovic
Bassoon: Lynn Moncilovich
Cello: Benjamin Myers
Piano: Lisa Rehwoldt
Voice: Christine Thomas-O'Meally
Flute: Melissa Wertheimer

Day of the Week Availability:

Berkson: Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm
Blackman: Tues. AM, T./Th. PM
Buck-Lew: Mon. PM, Sat. AM/PM
Casteel (Classical, Jazz & Ethnic): Times are negotiable
Denhard (Trombone, Ukulele, & Folk Instruments):
Wed. PM, Fri. PM
Goriup: Weekdays PM, Sat. PM
Lin: Monday Afternoon
Madsen: Wed. PM, Thurs. Aft.
Markovic: Tues. AM
Moncilovich: Mon. Eve., Tues. Aft.
Myers: Mon. - Fri. Aft.
Rehwoldt: Mon. PM, Sat. AM & PM
O'Meally: Sat. 11-4 (age 11+)
Wertheimer: Tues./Thurs. PM

The Music Institute Staff

Dr. Hsien-Ann Meng, Director
James Bailey, Program Manager