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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. 

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.

Nhung Truong
At Nobles since 2016
Director of Middle School Chorus, Upper School Chorus, Nobleonians, Imani, Half-Notes; Coordinator of Applied Music
B.A. in Music Education '12 Providence College; M.M. in Choral Conducting '14 UMass-Amherst
Active member of the Massachusetts Music Educators' Association and American Choral Director's Association; article published in the Massachusetts Music Educator's Journal; serves as senior counselor at Laurel Music Camp in Connecticut and conductor of the Chorus in summer 2018; sings Alto with the Seraphim Singers, a semi-professional choir based in Boston.

Antonio Berdugo
At Nobles since 2016
Director of Instrumental Music, Middle School Orchestra, Upper School String Ensemble and Nobles Symphony Orchestra. B.A. in Music Education ’98 Colombia Adventist University; Violin Performance Certificate ’07 La Sierra University; M.M. in Composition ’12 Longy School of Music of Bard College. Conducting studies with Frank Battisti & Charles Peltz at the New England Conservatory and Julian Pellicano at Longy School of Music. Currently an active member of the Massachusetts Music Educators' Association and the American Strings Teacher Association; serves as artistic consultant for Cajamag Youth Orchestra Program in Santa Marta, Colombia where he recently served as a guest conductor from 2015-2016; as a violinist, performs regularly with the Arlington Philharmonic under the direction of Orlando Cela; and an active participant in the El Sistema-Boston community, a system of youth ensembles inspired by the music education movement in Venezuela, which uses music education as a vehicle for social change. Previous appointments include, Director of Youth Orchestras at Milton Public Schools, Director of the Zimmer Orchestra at Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program, Director of Instrumental Program at San Gabriel Academy, CA. 


Adjunct Faculty 
 


Joyce Alper
At Nobles since 2014
Flute, Oboe, and Recorder
Bachelor of Music in Oboe and Music Education, Boston Conservatory; Master's Degrees in Oboe and Historical Performance, New England Conservatory; Post-Graduate Study in Historical Performance, The Royal Conservatory, The Hague, Netherlands; Doctoral Studies in Historical Performance, Boston University

Ms. Alper is a busy freelance musician, playing both historical and modern winds with ensembles in the US, Mexico, and Europe. She has given master classes and lectures at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, National Music School of Mexico (UNAM), Boston Conservatory, Louisiana State University, University of Houston, Texas Tech University, and the Gene Byron Museum (Guanajuato, Mexico). She can heard on recordings at the instrument collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts,  demonstrating antique oboes in the collection.

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
Derrick has been teaching guitar since 1992 and teaches at Music Maker Studios in Brighton and teaches group guitar classes at the Boston Center for Adult Education. In addition to teaching guitar, he performs regularly with his band Element 78 at private events and clubs all over New England, and works as a freelance session guitarist for other bands live shows and recording projects. Learn more about Derrick by visiting his website: www.beginnerguitarlessons.com.

Jeffrey "Doc" Chanonhouse
At Nobles since 1996
Trumpet Diploma in Professional Music (magna cum laude); Berklee College of Music; Classical studies at Boston University with Armando Ghitalla.
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.

Andra Voldins Dix (N'94)
At Nobles since 2004
Violin/Viola
B.A., Harvard University, M.Mus. Boston University School of Fine Arts
For eight years in New York City Andra enjoyed an active career running a string program at Berkeley Carroll School, and freelancing for Broadway shows, live television, studio recordings, and string backup for major touring artists. Currently Andra performs with Boston Ballet, serves on the music faculty at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, and has a private teaching studio.

Kett Chuan Lee
At Nobles since 2017
Undergraduate Performance Diploma, The Boston Conservatory; Graduate Performance Diploma, Longy School of Music
Kett is a member of the nationally acclaimed Boston String Quartet. He has performed as a principal cellist for Symphony Nova, Cape Ann Symphony, Waltham Philharmonic and Trinity Repertory Theatre, other orchestra affiliations include National Symphony Orchestra of Malaysia, Atlantic Symphony, New Bedford Symphony and Plymouth Philharmonic. His debut album - Franck and Beethoven Sonatas was released in 2017. 

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. 

Linda Poland
At Nobles since 2015
Clarinet
B.M., Clarinet Performance, University of Maryland
M.M., Clarinet Performance, New England Conservatory of Music
Currently performs regularly as a section clarinetist with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and was previously a clarinetist with the Albany (NY) Symphony Orchestra for many years. She also performs regularly with Kammerwerke, a professional double wind quintet (www.kammerwerke.org) and in duo concerts for senior communities throughout eastern MA (www.nostalgiasongfests.com).  Ms. Poland has performed as a substitute clarinetist for many orchestras throughout the Boston region and is also a clarinet instructor for Milton Academy, Dedham Country Day School and the Milton and Newton Public Schools.  

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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