Music

Instructor, Clarinet

Jessica Phillips won the position of second and E-Flat Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2001. She graduated cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University, and Manhattan School of Music, where she was a student of Ricardo Morales and David Weber. She has also performed as acting principal clarinet in the MET Orchestra, a position she filled from 2014–16, 2011–13, and the 2003–04 season. In 2013, her chair at the Metropolitan Opera was endowed by Ruth and Harvey Miller.

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    Clarinet

Head of Voice

Associate Professor, Voice

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    Soprano (Voice), voice literature, voice pedagogy

     

Instructor, Trumpet

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    Trumpet

Associate Professor, General Music Studies

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    Horn

Instructor, Jazz Drums

Born into a family of musicians in Omaha, Nebraska, Victor Lewis began his musical studies taking classical lessons in cello and piano, before moving on to the drums. He began playing professional local gigs at age 1, and went on to study music at the University of Nebraska.

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    Jazz Drums

Interim Director, Head of Keyboard, Piano

Professor

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    Piano

Instructor, Trumpet

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    Trumpet

Instructor, Voice

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    Vocology and Vocal Pedagogy; Oratorio, German Lied, Scandinavian Art Song Repertoire. Degrees from Sibelius-Academy, Helsinki, Finland, and Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Vienna, Austria.

    Languages: English, Finnish, German (fluent), Swedish

Instructor, Jazz Guitar

A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, Victor Juris took up guitar at age 10, in 1963. By the mid-1960s, he was playing with rock and R&B bands in his area. He discovered jazz in his late teens and subsequently studied with Philly jazz guitar legend Pat Martino.

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    Jazz Guitar

Head of Musicology

Professor

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    Musicology