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Music Faculty



Full-time Faculty
 

Michael Turner
At Nobles since 1988
Director of Choral Music, Music Theory and Composition
Weber Family Chair for the Performing Arts
Boston University, B.M.; Longy School of Music M.M.; graduate studies at Northwestern University and New England Conservatory of Music
Turner is the Director of Music at Nobles, Artistic Director of the Neponset Choral Society and the Database Manager for the Massachusetts Music Educators' Association. His original brass quintet, "Fanfare for Abner," was performed in Boston's Symphony Hall in 2001. 

Jeffrey "Doc" Chanonhouse
At Nobles since 1996
Director of Instrumental Music, Coordinator of Applied Music
Trumpet Diploma in Professional Music (magna cum laude); Berklee College of Music; Classical studies at Boston University with Armando Ghitalla.
Chanonhouse has played principal trumpet in the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra, Wellesley Symphony Orchestra, New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra and was an extra trumpet for the Boston Symphony String Orchestra. He was voted "Best Horn Player in Boston" by the Boston Blues Society in 1996 and is currently a member of the Linemen, a band sponsored by the Bose Corporation.

Paul Lieberman
At Nobles since 2014
Director of Middle School Wind & Jazz Ensembles
B.A. in Music 1978, Yale University; MM in Jazz Composition and Arranging, UMass Amherst, 2008, where he was also a professor.
Curator and co-Executive Director, Voyages on the Black Atlantic; tours the world as Music Director for Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band and as a leader and educator; has performed or recorded with George Benson, Pat Metheny, Paquito D’Rivera, the Springfield Symphony, and many others.


Adjunct Faculty 
 

Bruce Bears
At Nobles since 1999
B.A., Music Composition, Hobart College
Performs approximately 150 times a year in the U.S., Canada, and the EU. Produced/performed on numerous CDs, including the 2010 Grammy-nominated "Stomp the Blues Tonight"; works frequently as a studio musician and tours with Duke Robillard.

Derrick Campbell
At Nobles since 2001
Guitar
B.A. in Mass Communications, Wright State University
Teaches private and group guitar lessons at Music Maker Studios, the Boston Center for Adult Education, and the Allston Boys and Girls Club. Also plays with his own band and freelances at Boston clubs.

Carmen Marsico
At Nobles since 2004
Voice
B.S. in Architecture, University Institute of Venice, Italy; Diploma in Professional Music, Berklee College of Music; M.M., Jazz Performance, New England Conservatory
Founder and co-leader/arranger of the Italian Folk Ensemble, "Newpoli". Voice faculty at the Community Music Center of Boston, among other. Performed at venues such as Northeastern University and Berklee Performing Center in Mass., and Stanford University in Calif. 

Aleksandra "Sasha" Pustilnikova
At Nobles since 2009
Piano, Accompanist for Choral Program
B.M. in Piano Performance and Music Education, Boston University.
Winner of numerous competitions, including the American Fine Arts Association competition and the International Young Artist Piano Competition. Performed at Carnegie Hall in NYC. Pustilnikova teaches piano at Martin Snow's Pianos, and in her private studio.

Marty Richards
At Nobles since 2002
Director of Drum Ensemble, Percussion
B.A. in Professional Music, Berklee College of Music
Drummer for jazz great Gary Burton for 10 years and for Grammy-nominated blues guitarist Duke Robillard. Currently the drummer for rock legend Peter Wolf, The Joe Perry Project (guitarist for Aerosmith) and for the J. Geils Band.

Binney Stone
At Nobles since 1998
Guitar, Director of Guitar Ensemble
B.A. Psychology, SUNY at Buffalo, NY; B.Mus Composition, Berklee College of Music
Played and recorded with Bill Frisell, D. Sharpe, Gary Valente, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Strickland and Leslie Gore. Currently a freelance guitarist/vocalist working in Boston and New York areas. 

Gretchen Stone
At Nobles since 2001
Piano
B.M.,Berklee College of Music
Has performed both in jazz combos and in classical venues, and in a piano/vocal jazz duo. She also teaches at MusicMaker studios in Brighton, and at Solomon Schechter Day School in Newton.
 

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