Administration & Board

  • Office of the Dean

    Richard Kessler, Executive Dean for Performing Arts and Dean of Mannes School of Music
    Matthew Sullivan, Chief of Staff and Director of Special Projects
    William Gustafson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    Valerie Feuer, Vice Dean for Finance and Administration, College of Performing Arts
    Maggie Koozer, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, College of Performing Arts
    Robyn Martinez, Academic Affairs Manager


    Julie Groob, Vice Dean of Production, College of Performing Arts
    Erik Bestmann, Director of Concert Operations
    Rohana Elias-Reyes, Director of the Schneider Concerts and the New York String Orchestra Seminar  
    Chris Gulhaugen, Large Ensemble Personnel Manager
    Annabelle Avenier Ramirez, Performance and Ensemble Manager

    Heads of Departments

    Joseph Colaneri, Artistic Director, Mannes Opera
    Frank Nemhauser, Director of Vocal Studies
    David Hayes, Orchestra Director
    Lowell Liebermann, Composition Coordinator
    Pavlina Dokovska, Piano Department Coordinator
    Hiroko Yajima, String Department Coordinator
    Beth Roberts-Sebek, Voice Department Coordinator
    Judith Mendenhall, Woodwind Department Coordinator
    Weston Sprott, Brass Department Coordinator  

    Mannes Prep

    Katherine White, Director
    Jonathan Herbert, Senior Office Assistant

    The New School Senior Leadership

    The New School Administration