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Chris Lombardi

Alumni

Cofounder of Matador Records, the indie record label behind Liz Phair, Sleater-Kinney, and other music icons

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Faculty

Thomas Bogdan’s vocal performance, in genres ranging from old music to new, avant-garde multimedia performance and cabaret, has received wonderful reviews from critics around the world.

Faculty

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Faculty

Eli Crews is a Brooklyn-based musician, producer, recording engineer, and composer. He has worked within a wide variety of musical styles and formats over his career, which started in San Francisco in the '90s.

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Alumni

Songwriter, guitarist, and composer whose albums and online releases have received national attention from outlets like NPR for their vivid storytelling and compelling instrumentation.

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Faculty

Senem Pirler is an intermedia-sound artist whose work is an interdisciplinary attempt that crosses over into sound engineering, sound art, video art, dance, performance, and installation. Pirler’s recent work has been exhibited at EMPAC, Roulette, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Mount Tremper Arts, and Collar Works, NY and has been recognized by grants, residencies, and awards including most recently Signal Culture residency and The Malcolm S. Morse Graduate Research Enhancement Award to honor the work of Pauline Oliveros and Deep Listening in 2018.

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Faculty

Michael Bisio returned to New York in 2006 after spending 30 years on the West Coast and quickly became an integral part of the New York City creative music community. Since 2009, he has been bass instructor at Bennington College and a member of the Matthew Shipp Trio.

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Alumni

Lead singer of the Grammy-nominated Spin Doctors, best known for their album Pocketful of Kryptonite

Photograph © Paul La Raia

Image of Deborah Borda

Alumni

President and CEO of the New York Philharmonic

Photograph © Mathew Imaging

Image of Kitty Brazelton

Faculty

Digital-chamber-punk bands, nine-piece rockestras, 21st century medieval quartets: Kitty Brazelton’s ability to create new genres as a composer, performer, singer, and instrumentalist is rooted in a study of even the most traditional forms of music.

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Faculty

As a visual and sound artist, Thessia Machado’s work delves into the mechanical relationships among physical things: how they work and are affected by other things – interactivity of a tangible sort. "Working with sound allows me to think of the air in which we all swim, as yet another malleable and responsive, physical material. A non-hierarchical approach to sound (isn’t it all noise?) and its organizational principles (this doesn’t sound like music!) allows for the uncovering and exposing of latent patterns and systems that hide in the unremarkable."

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Faculty

Susie Ibarra is known for her innovative style and cultural fluency as a composer, improviser, percussionist, and humanitarian.

Image of Christine Tofani

Faculty

Christine Tofani has taught piano students of all ages in her home state of Maine, and has enjoyed performing with community orchestras, collaborating with chamber music groups, and accompanying a wide variety of performers.

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Alumni

Experimental composer and influential music theorist

Photograph © Rick McGinnis

Image of Eric Hangen

Faculty

Pianist and composer, Eric Hangen, performs and writes across a range of musical idioms including jazz, Latin, gospel and new age. He studied piano and jazz performance at Brown University and Berklee College of Music.

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Faculty

7-string guitar player, NEA grant recipient and Grammy-nominated producer who has produced and performed with some of the biggest acts in the business.

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Alumni

Singer-songwriter and YouTube sensation whose “Song a Day” project has made him a media darling

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Faculty

Michael Chinworth is a performing and recording artist based in Vermont and New York. He produces work in a solo practice and appears on-stage in voice-driven works of experimental theater and opera. 

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Faculty

Nicholas Brooke creates music across disciplines, from collages of recordings with live theater, to home-built instrumentariums inspired by gamelan. He has received Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and New Music USA fellowships and premieres at the Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto, and MASS MOCA.

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Faculty

Jen Allen is a pianist, composer and author. She frequently performs in New York, the Northeast US and in venues throughout the world, as the leader of her own groups or as a member of other creative music ensembles.

Image of Elizabeth Swados

Alumni

Composer, writer, and director who fashioned a unique style of socially engaged musical theatre

Photograph © Jack Mitchell (New York Times)

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Alumni

Executive director of The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation, a philanthropy dedicated to improving the lives of patients and their families through nurse-led innovation, and a member of the board of directors of the Brooklyn Academy of Music

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Milford Graves

Faculty

Internationally acclaimed jazz musician and theorist Milford Graves has been the recipient of honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Down Beat International Award, and the Critics Award. Photo credit: Noa Ben-Amotz

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Faculty

Matthew Edwards is the piano instructor for the student that wants to learn multiple styles of music including classical, blues, jazz, and pop styles.

Image of Nathaniel Parke

Faculty

Nathaniel Parke is a regional freelance cellist and is also on the faculty of Williams College.

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Faculty

Suzanne Thorpe is an award-winning electroacoustic flutist and composer, as well as a researcher and educator, whose work migrates between fixed, improvised, performed and installed forms. She employs an evolving array of technologies, listening for sound qualities and timbres, and moments to introduce them to each other. Drawing upon traditions of soundscape, land art, and improvisation, as well as research in new materialism, environmental ethics and systems inquiry, she composes works that reference the dynamic relationships between sound, place and its inhabitants.

Image of Amelia Meath

Alumni

The performing powerhouse behind Sylvan Esso and the folk trio Mountain Man

Image of Kerry Ryer-Parke

Faculty

Kerry Ryer-Parke performs in a range of musical styles, from oratorio, opera, and early music to folk, jazz, and rock, in addition to directing the Bennington Children’s Chorus and Bennington Voice Workshop.