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Sandra Doneski

Sandra Doneski

Dean of Faculty
Associate Professor of Music
Director, Graduate Program in Music Education
Director of Undergraduate Program in Music Education

Dr. Sandra Doneski has taught in the Department of Music at Gordon College since 1999. She has been a teacher of music to students in kindergarten through graduate school. She teaches courses in music education methods, learning theory, assessment, curriculum development. She also supervises student teachers and conducts the Gordon College Children’s Choir. Dr. Doneski founded the Children’s Choir in 2000 to give children in the community ... more ➔

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Jamie Hillman

Jamie Hillman

Assistant Professor of Music
Conductor of Men’s Choir & College Choir

Dr. Jamie Hillman is a multi-faceted musician who is active as a singer, pianist, conductor, music educator, and composer. As a Boston University Prison Arts Scholar and faculty member of BU's Metropolitan College/Prison Education Program, he has co-initiated a comprehensive choral music program at a large, medium-high security men's prison in Massachusetts. In addition, he serves as associate music director at Grace Chapel in Lex ... more ➔

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Susan Kim

Susan Kim

Assistant Professor of Music

Korean-American violinist and pedagogue, Susan J. Kim, studied with Sally Thomas and Joel Smirnoff at The Juilliard School, where she earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in violin performance. During her studies at The Juilliard School, Dr. Kim won the concerto competition and performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Juilliard Symphony. She was also the recipient of the Charles Petschek Award and the Michael Cohen Sc ... more ➔

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Sarita Kwok

Sarita Kwok

Associate Professor of Music
Chair, Department of Music
Creative Artist in Residence

Sarita Kwok has distinguished herself one of the most captivating and sophisticated performers of her generation. She has been enthralling audiences across the globe since she was named Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year and made her debut with the Sydney Symphony at the age of fifteen.

Born in Australia to Chinese parents, and raised in both Australia and Singapore, Sarita’s musical career has been similarly cosmop ... more ➔

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Jessica Modaff

Jessica Modaff

Instructor of Music

Jessica Modaff, Instructor in Music, teaches the music theory and aural skills sequence, and is also a vocal and instrumental coach, piano instructor and collaborative pianist at Gordon College. She has held coach and collaborative pianist positions for numerous choirs and individual performers throughout Massachusetts and in the Chicago area, performing at Boston's Symphony Hall, New York's Avery Fischer Hall, as well as abroad in Eng ... more ➔

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David Rox

David Rox

Professor of Music
Director of Bands

David W. Rox has taught classes in the area of lower brass and instrumental music education at Gordon College since 1981. He has also conducted many instrumental ensembles including the Wind Ensemble, Brass Quintet, Brass Choir, Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble. Dr. Rox has conducted ensembles throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, including important venues in London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Cannes, Monaco, Genoa, Quebec, and at the ... more ➔

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