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. 


Faculty Directory 

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


Piano

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


Suzuki Strings

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


Classical Strings

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


Woodwinds

Cara Rozgonyi  -  view bio
Jack Howell 


Musicianship & Composition

Brian Buckley  -  view bio
Ryan McMasters  -  view bio
Emily Paladin  -  view bio
Chase Upchurch  -  view bio


Organ & Sacred Music

Taras Filenko


Guitar & Bass

Eric Brockschmidt  -  view bio
Ben Meyer - view bio
Ryan McMasters  -  view bio


Jazz and Percussion

Ken Foley


Voice

Katherine Bell  -  view bio
Chase Upchurch  -  view bio


Music Technology

Ryan McMasters  -  view bio


Administration

Thomas Carsecka (Program Director)  view bio

Anoush Tchakarian  (Marketing/Communications Manager)  view bio

Cara Rozgonyi  (Lesson Coordinator)  view bio

Eric Brockschmidt (Performance Hour Coordinator)  view bio