Our
Faculty

True professionals.

New Music School's faculty represents a fantastic team of world-class musicians dedicated to our students' success. All of our faculty memebers are real-world professionals with life-long trajectories and permanent dedication to their instruments. We find this quality to be fundamental in a comprehensive music learning experience, and an invaluable resource to our students because it provides a wealth of first-hand opportunities and growth potential.

In addition, as part of our institutional philosophy of commitment to our students, all New Music School faculty members are fully available and fully reachable at any time for questions, follow-ups, tips, and more.

We invite you to take a closer look at our faculty members and learn more about each and all of them.

Faculty
Body

Bassoon Chair:

 
 

William Buchman
Assistant Principal Bassoon,
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 
 

Cello Chair:

Cello Faculty:

 

Gary Stucka
Cello,
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 

Clarinet Chair:

Clarinet Faculty:

 

John Bruce Yeh
Assistant Principal Clarinet,
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 

Composition Chair:

Composition Faculty:

 

Augusta Read Thomas
Composition Chair
 

Flute Chair:

Flute Faculty:

 

Mary Stolper
Principal Flute,
Grant Park Symphony
 
 

Guitar Faculty:

 
 
 

Horn Chair:

 
 

Dale Clevenger
Former Principal Horn,
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 
 
 

Music Theatre Faculty:

 
 
 

Oboe Chair:

Oboe Faculty:

 

Eugene Izotov
Principal Oboe,
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 

Percussion Chair:

 
 

Vadim Karpinos
Assistant Principal Timpani,
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 
 

Piano Accompanist Chair:

Piano Accompanist Faculty:

 

Mary Sauer
Principal Pianist,
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 

Trombone Chair:

 
 

Michael Mulcahy
Trombone,
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 
 

Trumpet Chair:

Trumpet Faculty:

 

Mark Ridenour
Assistant Principal Trumpet,
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 

Tuba Chair:

 
 

Rex Martin
Tuba Professor,
Northwestern University
 
 

Viola Chair:

Viola Faculty:

 

Charles Pikler
Principal Viola,
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 

Violin Chair:

Violin Faculty:

 

David Taylor
Assistant Concertmaster,
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 
 

Voice Faculty: