Alumni

Amy Coddington

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Faculty

Katy Ambrose

Lecturer, Horn

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)

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, McIntire Department of Music University of Virginia Robert Lehman Visiting Professor, Villa I Tatti The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance 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

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)

Kevin Davis

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Rachel Devorah

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Stephanie Doktor

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Aldona Dye

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Jarek Paul Ervin

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Caitlin Flay

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Liza Flood

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)

Jean Khalil Maroun

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Justin Mueller

CCS (Critical & Comparative Studies)

Ben Robertson

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)

Max Tfirn

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

Kristina Warren

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)

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

Lauren Washington

Human Resources, Fiscal Assistant

Profile

Faculty

John D'earth

John D'earth

Lecturer, Director of Jazz Performance

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Biography

Jazz trumpeter and composer John D'earth was born in Framingham, Massachusetts in 1950. He studied, as a teenager, with saxophonist Boots Mussulli (Stan Kenton, Charlie Ventura, Teddy Wilson,) with John Coffey (principal trombonist BSO) and arranging with Thad Jones. He attended Harvard University and, later, moved to New York City where he studied with Carmine Caruso, Vince Penzarella and Richie Beirach.* D'earth has performed and recorded internationally and appeared on over one hundred CDs working with Buddy Rich, Lionel Hampton, Miles Davis/Quincy Jones, Tito Puente, Bruce Hornsby, Emily Remler, Bennie Wallace, Eddie Gomez, The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, Bob Moses, Pat Metheny, Joe Henderson, Clark Terry, John Scofield and John Abercrombie, among many others. He has composed and arranged music for the Kronos String Quartet, The Kandinsky Trio, The Charlottesville Chamber Festival, Bruce Hornsby, The Dave Matthews Band, The San Diego, Atlanta, Richmond and Roanoke Symphony Orchestras, The University of Virginia Jazz Ensemble, The Great American Music Ensemble and The Charlottesville-Albemarle Youth Orchestra. Among his original works are the five movement *Natural Bridge*, commissioned by the Kandinsky Trio and *Suite Rakalam*, in four movements, for string septet, trumpet and drumset commissioned by the Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival. He completed a two hour score for five instruments to be performed live with Mernau's 1926 silent film masterpiece, *Faustus*. D'earth has recorded as a leader for Vanguard Records, ENJA Records, DoubleTime Jazz and his own Cosmolgy label.

Currently residing in Charlottesville, Virginia he is a co-founder of the Free Bridge Quintet, is the music director for the Thompson D'earth Band with his wife, vocalist and composer Dawn Thompson, leads the Charlottesville Swing Orchestra, the jazz/poetry project and his own quartet/quintet. As the Director of Jazz Performance at the University of Virginia Mr. D'earth teaches improvisation, jazz trumpet and directs the UVA Jazz Ensemble. As a jazz musician and composer he is interested in the nexus of composition and improvisation and in working with musicians who are committed to pushing their own boundaries in both of these areas. John D'earth's career in music is documented in the recently published Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz*, (Oxford Press) by Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler.

 


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McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu