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Faculty & Staff

Our faculty at City Music Center of Duquesne University (CMC) make a world-class team of exceptional music instructors.  Many of them are members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and each possesses an unparalleled passion for teaching music.  Students benefit from our faculty through one-on-one instruction and classes.  CMC students also have opportunities to perform in ensembles and formal recitals.

Faculty Directory 

Click a name to send an email or learn more about each member by clicking on the "view bio" links.

Piano Department

Natasha Snitkovsky (dept. Chair & CMC Artistic Director)  -  view bio

Inessa Beylin
Ron Bickel
Taras Filenko
Sharon Huang  -  view bio
Igor Kraevsky  -  view bio
Kazumi Petinaux  -  view bio
Anoush Tchakarian  -  view bio

Suzuki Strings Department

Devin Arrington  -  view bio
Carmen Blanco  -  view bio
Jeff Irwin
Marian Irwin
Julia Simeone

Classical Strings Department

Peter Snitkovsky (dept. Chair)  -  view bio

Kate Black  -  view bio
Andrew Wickesberg
Charlie Powers - view bio

Musicianship & Composition Department

Emily Paladin (dept. Chair) -  view bio

Brian Buckley  -  view bio
Ryan McMasters  -  view bio
Anthony Molinaro - view bio

Organ & Sacred Music

Taras Filenko

Guitar Department

Eric Brockschmidt (dept Chair)  -  view bio

Ben Meyer - view bio

Percussion Department

Ken Foley

Voice Department

Katherine Bell - view bio

Technology Department

Mike Elliott
Thomas Carsecka  -  view bio


Thomas Carsecka (Executive Director)  -  view bio