Kevin Davis

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Stephanie Doktor

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Jarek Paul Ervin

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Liza Flood

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Jean Khalil Maroun

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Max Tfirn

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Kristina Warren

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Alumni

Amy Coddington

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Faculty

Katy Ambrose

Lecturer, Horn

Sandra Bain Cushman

Lecturer, Alexander Technique

Ayn Balija

Lecturer, Viola

Pamela Beasley

Instuctor, Voice

Matthew Burtner

Professor (Composition & Computer Technologies), Department Chair

Peter Bussigel

Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts

A.D. Carson

Assistant Professor of Hip Hop and the Global South

Adam Carter

Lecturer, Cello

Ted Coffey

Associate Professor (Composition & Computer Technologies)

John D'earth

Lecturer, Director of Jazz Performance

Peter D'Elia

Instructor, Piano

Luke Dahl

Assistant Professor (Composition & Computer Technologies) | Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering by courtesy appointment

Nomi Dave

Assistant Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Kevin Davis

Instructor of Music

Jeff Decker

Instructor, Saxophone (Jazz & Classical)

Scott DeVeaux

Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies),

Rachel Duncan

Lecturer, Trumpet

Shawn Earle

Lecturer, Clarinet

I-Jen Fang

Lecturer, Percussion

Bonnie Gordon

Associate Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Kelly Gross

Instructor, Piano

Karl Hagstrom Miller

Associate Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Greg Howard

Instructor, Chapman Stick

Anastasia Jellison

Instructor, Harp

Robert Jospé

Instructor, Percussion

Michelle Kisliuk

Associate Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Andrew Koch

Lecturer, Associate Director of Bands

Nathaniel Lee

Lecturer, Trombone

Noel Lobley

Assistant Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Fred Maus

Associate Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

John Mayhood

Instructor, Piano

Barbara Moore

Instructor, Piano & Organ

Stephanie Nakasian (aka Patricia O'Brien)

Instructor, Non-Classical Voice

Chris Owens

Instructor, Voice

Brenda Patterson

Instructor, Voice

William Pease

Associate Professor, Director of Bands

Kelly Peral

Lecturer, Oboe

Michael Puri

Associate Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies), Director of Graduate Studies

Leah Reid

Assistant Professor of Composition

Elizabeth Roberts

Lecturer, Bassoon

Michael Rosensky

Instructor, Guitar (Jazz & Classical)

Benjamin Rous

Associate Professor of Music (Conducting) and Music Director of the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia

Joel Rubin

Associate Professor, Director of Music Performance

David Sariti

Lecturer, Violin

Daniel Sender

Lecturer, Violin

Judith Shatin

William R. Kenan Jr. Professor (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Michael Slon

Associate Professor, Director of Choral Music

Peter Spaar

Lecturer, Double Bass

Kelly Sulick

Lecturer, Flute

Butch Taylor

Instructor, Jazz Piano

Mimi Tung

Instructor, Piano

Richard Will

Associate Professor (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Graduate Students

Jon Bellona

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Timothy Booth

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Kyle Chattleton

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Alex Christie

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Victoria Clark

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Craig Comen

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Aldona Dye

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Caitlin Flay

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Tanner Greene

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Stephanie Gunst

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Steven Lewis

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Chris Luna

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Ryan Maguire

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Justin Mueller

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Ben Robertson

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Rachel Rome

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Aaron Stepp

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Tracey Stewart

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Eli Stine

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Rami Stucky

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Lydia Warren

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Staff

Gregory Barroso

Marching Band Administrative and Events Assistant

Marcy Day

Director of Promotions

Michael Idzior

Assistant Athletics Band Director

Joel Jacobus

Director of Music Production

Tina Knight

Assistant to the Chair, Academic Program Coordinator

Tyler Miller

Administrative Assistant, Graduate Program Coordinator

Travis Thatcher

Technical Director of Composition & Computer Technologies

Kim Turner

Administrative Supervisor

Profile

Faculty

Stephanie Nakasian

Stephanie Nakasian (aka Patricia O'Brien)

Instructor, Non-Classical Voice

Email
Stephanie Nakasian's Website

Biography

Stephanie Nakasian (BA, MBA, Northwestern Univ.) is recognized by the Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz as one of the leading jazz singers in the world today with 13 CDs as a leader and numerous radio broadcasts for the internationally syndicated radio show Riverwalk. She was featured on Terry Gross' public radio show "Fresh Air," and was called "the Renaissance woman of jazz" by allaboutjazz.com .  She is the author of the book "It's not on the Page! How to Integrate Jazz and Jazz Rhythm into Choral and Solo Repertoire" which she has presented in workshops at over 20 state and national music education conferences including the MENC, MTNA and IAJE nationals. Her latest book "You already know how to sing:Voice lessons - Life lessons" is used as a text for her private lessons and includes two CDs of useful and fun exercises.   Her jazz style is compared to Ella Fitzgerald, June Christy and Rosemary Clooney and her improvisation workshops are popular with students from elementary school through professional levels and teacher training seminars around the U.S. and in Europe. Her performances as a headliner include the Kennedy Center, Lincoln center, Northsea Jazz Festival, JazzPartyatSea Cruise, NC Jazz Festival...and hundreds of school and club concerts. She was married to and musically partnered with the late jazz piano great Hod O'Brien and they have a daughter who is also a professional jazz singer and recording artist, Veronica Swift -age 23.

Ms. Nakasian's teaching is both technique and coaching oriented for non-classical repertoire students including theater, pop, folk, rock, gospel and jazz. Students learn to use their voices safely and effectively opening up tone and strengthening sound and correcting flaws in pitch and quality while working on repertoire of the student's choosing. A optional recital opportunity is normally offered at the end of the semester.

For more information visit www.stephanienakasian.com.

 


Address

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P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

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