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Sandra Doneski

Sandra Doneski

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
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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Gerald Dolan

Gerald Dolan

Music Education Practicum and Pre-Practicum Supervisor
Instructor Instrumental Methods
Brass Methods and Advanced Conducting

Gerald Dolan has led the NorthEast Massachusetts Youth Orchestra as Music Director since 2011. He held the same position with the Northshore Youth Symphony Orchestra from 1995-2011. Mr. Dolan was conductor of the Senior Orchestra for eleven years, Wind Ensemble for three years, and conducted the Intermezzo Orchestra for eight years. Mr. Dolan returns to conduct the Wind Ensemble in the 2019-2020 Concert Season. Mr. Dolan teaches ... more ➔

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Ya Lin Huang

Ya Lin Huang

Assistant Teaching Professor of Music
Collaborative Pianist
Vocal Coach
Conductor of Men’s Choir

Collaborative Pianist, Ya Lin Huang, has performed as a soprano, chamber musician, art song recitalist, and choir pianist in Austria, Spain, France, Italy, Japan, China, Taiwan, and throughout the United States. As a passionate and caring collaborator, she is noted for her colorful tones, expressive playing, and her sensitivity to various forms of art.

Ya Lin grew up in Taiwan learning to play both clarinet and piano from a young age ... more ➔

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Minji Kim

Minji Kim

Assistant Professor of Music
Conductor of Women’s Choir and College Choir
Choral Methods and Conducting

Choral conductor, Dr. Minji Kim, joins Gordon College as Assistant Professor of Music. She has served as Visiting Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Choral Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she directed the University Chorale and Chamber Consort, and taught Undergraduate Choral Literature, Advanced Choral Conducting, and Choral Methods classes. During her doctoral studies at the University of Maryland (UMD), she ... more ➔

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Roboert Southard

Robert Southard

Associate Teaching Professor of Music
Conductor, Gordon Symphony Orchestra
Conductor, Gordon Symphonic Band

Dr. Robert “Gabe" Southard joined Gordon College in the Fall 2022 as Associate Teaching Professor of Music and conductor of the Gordon Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band

Immediately prior to joining Gordon’s music faculty, Dr. Southard was serving as Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Hope College, MI. At Hope College, he was also the Head of the Winds and Brass area and Head of the Instrumental ... more ➔

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