Administration & Board

  • Board of Governors

    Linda E. Rappaport, Chair
    Eugenia A. Ames
    Deborah Beale
    John E. Beerbower
    Beatrice K. Broadwater
    Nicholas Firth
    Michael E. Gellert
    Alexander Glantz
    Peter M. Gross
    Bob Leibholz
    Howard Lepow
    Bevis Longstreth
    Carol Nickell
    David W. Niemiec
    Elaine Parisier
    Andrew Quale
    Richard Russell
    Philip Scaturro
    William A. Schwartz
    Mrs. James C. Slaughter
    Donald A. Wagner

    Artist Members

    Danielle de Niese
    Gordon P. Getty
    Murray Perahia
    Robert Sherman
    Frederica von Stade

    JoAnn Falletta

    Office of the Dean

    Richard Kessler, Executive Dean for Performing Arts and Dean of Mannes School of Music
    Matthew Sullivan, Chief of Staff and Director of Special Projects
    William Gustafson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    Valerie Feuer, Vice Dean for Finance and Administration, College of Performing Arts
    Maggie Koozer, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, College of Performing Arts
    Anna Leuchtenberger, Manager of Academic Affairs, College of Performing Arts     
    Robyn Martinez, Manager of Academic Affairs, College of Performing Arts          
    Susan Barry, Manager of Communications, College of Performing Arts
    Mimi Tzu-yu Tu, Senior Office Assistant


    Julie Groob, Vice Dean of Production, College of Performing Arts
    Erik Bestmann, Director of Concert Operations
    Rohana Elias-Reyes, Director of the Schneider Concerts and the New York String Orchestra Seminar  
    Chris Gulhaugen, Large Ensemble Personnel Manager
    Annabelle Avenier Ramirez, Performance and Ensemble Manager
    Ryan Anselmi, Technical Manager, College of Performing Arts
    Chris Hoffman, Manager of Production and Engineering, College of Performing Arts
    Kelly Kleinman, Production Coordinator, College of Performing Arts
    Louis Tasciotti, Piano Technician

    Heads of Departments

    Joseph Colaneri, Artistic Director, Mannes Opera
    Frank Nemhauser, Director of Vocal Studies
    David Hayes, Orchestra Director
    Lowell Liebermann, Composition Coordinator
    Pavlina Dokovska, Piano Department Coordinator
    Jeffrey Zeigler and Dan Panner, String Department Coordinators          
    Beth Roberts-Sebek, Voice Department Coordinator
    Judith Mendenhall, Woodwind Department Coordinator
    Weston Sprott, Brass Department Coordinator  

    Mannes Prep

    Katherine White, Assistant Dean for Mannes Prep and Pre-College Programs          
    Jonathan Herbert, Assistant Director

    The New School Senior Leadership

    The New School Administration