Administration & Board

Staff Directory

  • To reach a staff member at Mannes, call 212.580.0210 and dial the appropriate extension:

    Office of the Dean
    Main Number x4801
    Executive Dean for Performing Arts and Dean of Mannes School of Music Richard Kessler x4848
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs William Gustafson x4837
    Associate Dean for Administration Valerie Feuer x4880
    Assistant Dean Audrey Axinn x4836
    Assistant Dean, Prep & NEXT TBD x4842
    Assistant to the Dean Matthew Sullivan x4801
    Academic Affairs Coordinator Joshua Gleich x4903


    College Division Office of Admission
    Main Number x4862
    Director of Admissions Georgia Schmitt x4805
    Assistant Director of Admissions Jonathan Engle x4886
    Admission Coordinator Cecily Horner x4806


    Registration Advisor Audrey Axinn x4836


    Coordinators and Department Chairs
    Director of Instrumental Studies Chris Gulhaugen x4839
    Coordinator of Vocal Studies Frank Nemhauser x4849
    Composition Coordinator Lowell Liebermann  
    Piano Department Chair Pavlina Dokovska x4847
    String Department Chair Hiroko Yajima x4861
    Voice Department Chair Beth Roberts x4857
    Woodwind Department Chair Judith Mendenhall x4859
    Brass Department Chair Raymond Riccomini x4891


    Director of Instrumental Studies Chris Gulhaugen x4839
    Performance and Ensemble Manager Annabelle Avenier Ramirez x4807
    Director of Orchestral Studies David Hayes  


    Opera Department
    Main Number 212.712.1973
    Fax Number 212.712.2352
    Director Joseph Colaneri  
    Administrator Susan Cadoff  


    Harry Scherman Library
    Director / University Librarian Ed Scarcelle x3150
    Assistant Director Greg Sigman x4827
    Circulation Supervisor Gregory Briggler x4803
    Assistant Director of Public Services; Andy Toulas x4828


    Office of Development
    Senior Director Development Performing Arts Terry Frankenberger 212.229.5662 x2208
    Development Assistant Becca Grandstrand 212.229.5662 x3194


    Mannes NEXT
    Main Number x4802
    Associate Director Maggie Koozer x4824
    Program Assistant Robyn Martinez x4802


    Mannes PREP
    Main Number x4841
    Associate Director Kate White x4804
    Program Assistant Jon Herbert x4841


    Student Financial Services
    SFS Officer downtown 212.229.8930 option 0


    Concert Office
    Main Number x4817
    Director of Concert Operations Erik Bestmann x4815


    Community Services
    Community Outreach Elizabeth Aaron x4811
    Career Counselor Audrey Axinn x4836


    International Student Services
    International Student Advisor Kiril Glavev x4844
                                (downtown office)   212.229.5592 x3629


    Business Office
    Business Office Manager Michael Seabrook x4810


    Computer Services
    Director of Computer Services Joseph Ravo x4813


    Piano Maintenance Department
    Piano Technician TBD x4840


    Maintenance Department
    Maintenance Supervisor Rafael Gutierrez x4826
    Maintenance Luis Robles  
    Maintenance Anthony Baez  
    Maintenance Eric Rodriguez  
    Maintenance Marco Tamayo  


    Room Scheduling
    Room Scheduling x4831