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Programs: Music

Jennifer Bill

Saxophonist and conductor, Dr. Jennifer Bill has performed in Asia, throughout Europe and the United States. She performs solo and chamber music with a variety of groups including BRUSH|REED, Pharos Quartet, and ēmergere. As a conductor she currently leads the Boston University Concert Band. Dr. Bill is a Selmer Artist. Please visit for updated […]

Michael Birenbaum Quintero

En español Michael Birenbaum Quintero received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Ethnomusicology at New York University. His research focuses on the music of the black inhabitants of Colombia’s Pacific coast region. His book, Rites, Rights and Rhythms: A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia’s Black Pacific (Oxford University Press, 2019), examines the feedback, interference, […]

Penelope Bitzas

Mezzo-soprano, Penelope Bitzas is an Associate Professor of Music in Voice at Boston University and in 2007 she received the prestigious Metcalf Award, which is Boston University’s highest honor for excellence in teaching.  She received her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance and Music Education from Ithaca College, magna cum laude and the Masters of […]

Schools: MusicPrograms: Music Voice Voice & Opera

Heather Braun

Violinist Dr. Heather Braun performs as first violinist of the prize-winning Arneis Quartet; as a member of the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, she was a Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellow in 2010-11. Dr. Braun was appointed to the Boston University School of Music faculty in 2014 and the St. Anselm College faculty in 2016. Dr. Braun […]

Schools: MusicPrograms: Music Strings & Harp Violin

Kyle Brightwell

Kyle Brightwell joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2012-13 season. He began his musical studies on piano and guitar at age four, and began focusing on percussion studies at age eleven. An avid performer/percussionist living in Boston, Mr. Brightwell has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, U.S. Navy Band, U.S. Army […]

Deborah Burton

Deborah Burton is currently Associate Professor of Music at Boston University. Her research concerns opera analysis, counterpoint, and the history of music theory, emphasizing Italian sources.  She has taught at Harvard University; University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Florida International University, Fordham, University of Michigan and Adrian College. In Spring 2016, she was a Visiting Professor at […]

James Burton

Celebrated Boston Symphony Orchestra Choral Director James Burton is the Director of Orchestral Activities at Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music and master lecturer at CFA. In this role at BU, Burton oversees CFA School of Music’s orchestra repertoires, performances, and stewardship of the College’s orchestral education. In 2017 Burton moved from his native […]

Schools: MusicPrograms: Conducting Ensembles Music

Kelly Bylica

Kelly Bylica holds degrees from Western University, Ontario (PhD, Music Education), Northwestern University, Illinois (M.M. in Music Education with honors), and Valparaiso University, Indiana (B.M.E. Music Education, Humanities). Kelly’s scholarly interests are grounded in facilitating experiences that encourage music educators and students to challenge assumptions and develop critically artistic dispositions. Her recent work explores critical […]

Justin D. Casinghino

Justin Casinghino is a lecturer in the departments of composition and theory at Boston University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is the Associate Director of the Young Artists’ Composition Program at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Casinghino composes in a variety of genres, striving to create works that are lyrical, rich in harmony […]

Schools: MusicPrograms: Composition & Theory Music

Lynn Chang

A top prizewinner of the International Paganini Competition in Genoa, Italy, violinist Lynn Chang has enjoyed an active and versatile international career as soloist, chamber musician, and educator for over 30 years. A native of Boston, Mr. Chang began his violin study at the age of seven with Sarah Scriven and Boston Symphony Orchestra violinist […]

Schools: MusicPrograms: Music Strings & Harp Violin