CMP Faculty

Community Music Program Faculty

Abril, Alberto - Guitar
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Aguilera, Lillian - Piano
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Lillian  began his piano studies in Havana, at Manuel Saumell academy. While there, she won first prize  several years in the regional and national "Amadeo Roldán" piano competition, the most prestigious Cuban piano competition.

In 2000 she obtained her bachelor degree in piano performance at Superior Institute of Arts in Cuba, with honors.  In 2001 she won First Prize and especial mention to the Artistic Mastery at the “National Union of Writers and Artist of Cuba”  chamber music  competition.

Lillian has been an active soloist and collaborative artist. She has been invited to performe with orchestra at the closing of  VII and XI Classical Music Season at the National Theater “Ruben Dario” in Nicaragua. She has also performed many piano recitals including both classical and modern repertoire, especially  modern  Cuban compositions.

Along with his performance career, during 7 years she was the chair of the piano studies at UPOLI Music Conservatory in Nicaragua, and  accompanist pianist for the Liric Group, and the Puccini Opera in Nicaragua.

In 2010 she moved to United States. In 2012 she obtained her Master of Music degree in piano performance at University of Southern Missisippi.  While there she collaborated numerous degree recitals and master classes, as well as state, regional, and national competitions for both singers and instrumentalists.

Recently Lillian joined the University of Louisville  Community Music Program, as a teacher and also is a collaborative pianist for the String Academy and vocal and instrumental studios.

 

Burkhead, Michael - Clarinet
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Causey, Steve - Horn
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Durbin, Dr. Terry - Suzuki Violin
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office: room 336

Ensel, Amy - Flute
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office: 852-3275 room 330


Ertz, Matilda - Harpsichord, Piano
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office: 852-0746  room 226

Dr. Matilda Ertz teaches music history at the University of Louisville School of Music where she also teaches piano and harpsichord in the Community Music Program. She is also the piano instructor at the Youth Performing Arts School. She has a PhD in Musicology from the University of Oregon with a supporting area in piano performance, and Master of Music Degrees in piano performance and piano pedagogy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She attended SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music for her undergraduate degree in music education with certificates in piano pedagogy and performance. Dr. Ertz has performed and taught piano for over fifteen years, with students ranging from preschool to retirement, from New York to Oregon. She has taught and performed on harpsichord since 2004. She is currently collaborating on recording the complete keyboard works of Johann Mattheson. She has performed many concerts of Mattheson’s music including a fringe concert at the Boston Early Music Festival. Dr. Ertz also performs new music, and performed in Louisville’s “Here and Now” concert series at 21C Museum. As a musicologist, she studies music and dance, particularly ballet music. She brings her love of music history and historical performance into private lessons, with the philosophy that musical performance and interpretation are only deepened by musical understanding beyond the score.

 

Fafalios, Anastasi - Trombone
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Ferraraccio, Michael - Percussion
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office: room 311

Michael Ferraraccio has been playing drums nearly all of his life.  He has a B.M from New York University, and a M.M and J.D from the University of Louisville.  Growing up in New York, he was privileged to see, hear, and study with some of the finest musicians in the world.  He has performed extensively throughout the New York metropolitan area, where his versatility as a drummer allowed him to perform in a wide variety of settings and styles.  His former teachers include Mel Lewis, Eliot Zigmund, Luther Rix, Horacee Arnold, and Keith Copeland.  He has had the honor of performing with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Dizzy Gillespie, Jaki Byard, Randy Brecker, Howard Alden, and Gene Bertoncini.  Locally he performs with musicians such as Dick Sisto, Craig Wagner, Todd Hildreth, Chris Fitzgerald, Mike Tracy, Ron Jones, and Jeff Sherman, and has also played in the groups The Java Men, Caribe, and Frisbee, among others.  He has been teaching at the University of Louisville since 1994, teaching students of all levels and abilities, but especially enjoys teaching those who are just starting out, and being able to pass on to them the joy, the magic, and the beauty of music.

 

Griffin, Karen - Suzuki Piano
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office: 852-5877  room 316

Hill, Michael - Viola, Violin (Traditional and Suzuki)
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Huerta-Lauf, Cecilia - Suzuki Steps Classes
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Ionescu, Mircea - Suzuki Violin
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Kagan, Michael - Guitar (Traditional and Suzuki)
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Kambarov, Samir – Louisville Jazz Workshop
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Samir Kambarov is originally from Russia where he completed a Bachelor of Music with emphasis in Jazz Performance and Education in Nizhny Novgorod College of Music named for M.A. Balakirev, and Master of Music in Jazz Performance and Education, receiving a diploma with honors, in the Rostov State Rakhmaninov Conservatoire.  In addition, Samir graduated with a Master’s in Jazz Performance from the University of Louisville where he currently works part-time teaching Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Combo, Jazz Repertoire, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Styles and Analysis classes, as well as directing Louisville Jazz Workshop.

While studying in Russia, Samir gained considerable experience performing in a variety of settings. He was a member of Kim Nazaretov’s Big Band, one of the best ensembles in the country. Samir has participated in many prestigious jazz festivals such as the All-Russia Festival of Military Big Bands where he received a Diploma of Chief from the Russia Interior Ministry.  He also won 3rd prize at the 5th All-Russia Jazz Competition.

Samir Kambarov has experience teaching students of all levels in two different countries.  Starting in 2007, he continued training scholars in Louisville and the area.  Being a Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Louisville School of Music gave Samir opportunities to practice and polish his teaching skills.  He has had the opportunity to receive private instructions and perform with great American artists such as Antonio Hart, Jeff Hamilton, Eddie Gomez, Lou Donaldson, Eric Alexander, and many others.

 

Karr, Kathy - Flute
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office: 852-3275   room 330

Krigger, Wayne - Suzuki Cello
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office: room 178

LeBlanc, Dr. Denine - Piano
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office: room 317

Manrique-Land, Paola - Violin
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Mattingly, Dr. Stephen - Assistant Professor, Guitar & Theory; Director, Community Music Program
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office: 852-5607  room 328

McCanless, Clinton - Euphonium, Tuba
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office: 852-4342  room 339

McClure, Carol - Harp 
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office: room LL24

Mejia, Cathy - Suzuki Violin
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Monroy, Miguel - Percussion
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Pilkinton, Florence - Accompanist
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Poth, Blaise - Violin (Traditional and Suzuki)
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Rafferty, J. Patrick - Violin (College Prep Only)
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office: 852-5489  room 321

Rahn, Natalie - Piano
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Shackleton, Jennifer - Suzuki Steps Classes
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Sharp, Franzeli (Celi) - Suzuki Violin
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room 322

Franzeli (Celi) Sharp’s love for the violin began at age six when she started Suzuki Violin lessons at the University of Louisville, School of Music, Preparatory Department, which is now called the Community Music Program. She was granted a scholarship to the University of Louisville to study violin in 1996. She holds a BA in Music from the University of Louisville. Her teaching career began in Elizabethtown, Kentucky in 1996 with individualized lessons for children ages three through fourteen. In 2001 she started teaching in Louisville and decided that teaching the Suzuki Method was her choice as a career. Franzeli has held positions in Louisville at Wheeler Elementary, Golden Tree Middle School and the Waldorf School of Louisville. She currently teaches Suzuki violin at The Arts Institute at Indiana University Southeast, at the Louisville Classical Academy and at the University of Louisville, School of Music, Community Music Program where she has taught since 2001. Franzeli has completed and registered Suzuki Teacher Training courses from the “Every Child Can” and “1A/1B” introductory courses through the “Book Ten” advanced level with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and has observed Suzuki teachers and classes to review training every year. Franzeli has been a Suzuki Mom since her daughter started to play the violin in 2003.

 

 

Suzuki Piano Institute - Bruce Boiney, Artistic Director
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Suzuki Piano and String Institutes - Blaise Poth, Executive Director
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office: 852-0537  room 336

 

Watson, Tony - Suzuki Flute & Musikgarten
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Tony Watson teaches flute for the U of L Community Music Program and at North Hardin High School. His students have earned top honors, winning concerto competitions and seats in youth orchestras, All-State Bands, and university orchestras. Dr. Watson is an active performer and has appeared recently in pit orchestras for CenterStage Theatre and the Kentucky Opera and on stage in Whitney Hall with the Louisville Orchestra. In 2006, he was a winner in the National Flute Association's Convention Performers Competition. Dr. Watson is a past president of the Atlanta Flute Club and has presented on various flute-related topics at the National Flute Convention, The Atlanta Flute Fair, The Kentucky Flute Festival and the Indiana Music Educators Conference. Dr. Watson is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Flute Society of Kentucky and  served as Program Chair for the Kentucky Flute Festival held January 16-17, 2015 at  the University of Louisville. As a member of the music faculties of  the Louisville Collegiate School and the Montessori School of Louisville, he teaches music classes for toddlers through third grade. He holds degrees from the University of Georgia (DMA), the University of Colorado (MM), and Valdosta State University (BM).

 

Wright, Jordan - Bass
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