Administrative leadership in the Department of Music resides in Department Head, Dr. Eric Rice, and associate heads, Dr. Peter Kaminsky (undergraduate studies) and Dr. Alain Frogley (graduate studies), with assistance provided by the program assistant, Amanda Daddona. School of Fine Arts Staff, such as the IT coordinator, Rick O’toole, and von der Mehden Recital Hall director, Kirk Matson, support the Department as well.
Faculty and Staff
The Department’s faculty members are organized into areas, each with a Coordinator.
Dr. Louis Hanzlik, Brass and Percussion Coordinator
Dr. Angelina Gadeliya, Keyboard Coordinator, Accompanying Coordinator
Dr. Constance Rock, Voice Coordinator
Dr. Solomiya Ivakhiv, Strings Coordinator
Harvey Felder, Woodwind Coordinator and Chamber Music Coordinator
Earl MacDonald, Jazz Studies Coordinator
Dr. Jeffrey Renshaw, Conducting and Ensemble Coordinator
Dr. Alain Frogley, Music History and Theory Coordinator
Biographical and contact information for all members of the music faculty can be found at http://music.uconn.edu/faculty/. Full-time faculty members are assigned as student advisors. The assigned advisor’s name is indicated on the student’s Student Administration website, https://student.studentadmin.uconn.edu/.
As a general guide, questions can be directed to:
Program Assistant Amanda Daddona:
Advising (after student-advisor consultation), changing majors, add/drop, plans of study, student information, facilities/equipment issues, scholarships, registration matters, campus referrals, lockers, departmentally-owned instruments, auditions, jury results, student payroll, independent study proposals, Concerto Competition applications, website, etc.