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Sarita Kwok

Sarita Kwok

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

Sarita Kwok has distinguished herself as 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 ... more ➔

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Christina Chao

Christina Chao

Assistant Professor of Music
Vocal Coach; Collaborative Pianist

Christina Chao is a passionate collaborative pianist who has distinguished herself as a versatile musician. She has garnered acclaim for her performances as a solo pianist, art song recitalist, and chamber musician. Especially noted for her sensitivity as an art song recitalist, Christina has performed at Jordan Hall and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She has also performed in Europe, ... more ➔

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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

Jamie Hillman is a multi-faceted musician who is active as a conductor, singer, pianist, music educator, and composer. Since 2012 he has served as an assistant professor of music at Gordon, teaching undergraduate and graduate music education courses and directing the Gordon College Choir and Men's Choir. He is also associate music director at Grace Chapel Lexington. Hillman's previous teaching includes Beaver ... more ➔

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Jessica Modaff

Jessica Modaff

Instructor in Music
Collaborative Pianist; Vocal Coach

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, as well as England, France, Russia, Slovenia and Austria. She has accompanied at contests ... 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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