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  • Bill Gustafson

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    Bill Gustafson

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    An award-winning stage director, teacher, and administrator, William Gustafson has been praised by the Denver Post for staging that was “a success in every way,” by The Boston Globe for productions that were “lively, amusing, and well worked out,” and as having showed “a well–judged sense of theater” by Opera News.    

    In his time at Mannes, Gustafson has produced and directed a number of productions including the academic premiere of Dust by Robert Ashley at the College of Performing Arts. Zachary Woolfe of the New York Times hailed this production of Dust as “the most tantalizing operatic offering by a New York conservatory this season” and one of “The Best Opera and Vocal Performances of 2017.” Other productions at Mannes have included the Philip Glass opera, The Fall of the House of Usher, Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, and Purcell’s The Fairy Queen.  

    Gustafson has held positions at the New England Conservatory of Music, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Long Island University. As Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Mannes, he is deeply involved with faculty and curricular development, strategic planning, assessment, faculty recruitment, and enrollment management.


    Current Courses

    Independent Study: CoPA
    COPA 4999, Summer 2024

    Mobility CoPA
    CMOB 3900, Summer 2024

    Future Courses

    1 Semester Theory Review
    CATM 5200, Fall 2024

    Brass Ensemble Class
    CAPR 5521, Fall 2024

    Brass Ensemble Class
    CAPR 2500, Fall 2024

    Entrepreneurial Musician
    COPA 5000, Spring 2025

    Entrepreneurial Musician
    COPA 2000, Spring 2025

    ESL: Performance Workshop
    CAPR 0500, Fall 2024

    ESLM 7 Add'l Lesson Fee
    CAML 0700, Fall 2024, Spring 2025

    ESLM 7 Lesson Fee
    CAML 0500, Fall 2024, Spring 2025

    ESLM Music Coursework
    CAPR 0100, Fall 2024

    Form and Analysis
    CATM 3260, Fall 2024

    GR 2 cr. Major Lessons
    CAML 5000, Fall 2024

    GR 4 cr. Major Lessons
    CAML 5550, Fall 2024

    GR 5 cr. Major Lessons
    CAML 5560, Fall 2024

    GR Dictation Placement
    CATM 5011, Fall 2024

    GR Ear Training Placement
    CATM 5009, Fall 2024

    GR Music Theory Placement
    CATM 5010, Fall 2024

    Introduction to GR Studies
    CBMH 5000, Fall 2024

    Mannes Small Ensemble
    CAPR 5003, Fall 2024

    Mannes Small Ensemble
    CAPR 1500, Fall 2024

    New Opera Lab 2
    CCMP 5221, Spring 2025

    Orchestration 1A
    CCMP 3155, Fall 2024

    Orchestration 1B
    CCMP 3156, Spring 2025

    Percussion Repertory
    CAPR 5550, Fall 2024

    Percussion Repertory
    CAPR 3550, Fall 2024

    Performance Class Double Bass
    CAPR 5508, Spring 2025

    Performance Class Double Bass
    CAPR 3503, Spring 2025

    Performance Class: Bassoon
    CAPR 3508, Spring 2025

    Performance Class: Bassoon
    CAPR 5511, Spring 2025

    Performance Class: Cello
    CAPR 5504, Spring 2025

    Performance Class: Cello
    CAPR 3502, Spring 2025

    Performance Class: Flute
    CAPR 5509, Spring 2025

    Performance Class: Flute
    CAPR 3504, Spring 2025

    Performance Class: Fr. Horn
    CAPR 5513, Fall 2024

    Performance Class: Fr. Horn
    CAPR 3510, Fall 2024

    Performance Class: Low Brass
    CAPR 3512, Spring 2025

    Performance Class: Low Brass
    CAPR 5515, Spring 2025

    Performance Class: Oboe
    CAPR 5510, Fall 2024

    Performance Class: Oboe
    CAPR 3507, Fall 2024

    Performance Class: Trumpet
    CAPR 3511, Fall 2024

    Performance Class: Trumpet
    CAPR 5517, Fall 2024

    Performance Class: Viola
    CAPR 5503, Spring 2025

    Performance Class: Viola
    CAPR 3501, Spring 2025

    Performance Class: Violin
    CAPR 3500, Spring 2025

    Performance Class: Violin
    CAPR 5502, Fall 2024

    Text, Score, Gesture, Sound
    CAOV 5750, Spring 2025

    Theory 1A
    CATM 1205, Fall 2024

    Theory 1B
    CATM 1206, Spring 2025

    Theory 2A
    CATM 2205, Fall 2024

    Theory 2B
    CATM 2206, Spring 2025

    TOM since 1900
    CATM 3270, Spring 2025

    UG 2 cr. Major Lessons
    CAML 3000, Fall 2024

    UG Dictation Placement
    CATM 0003, Fall 2024

    UG Ear Training Placement
    CATM 0002, Fall 2024

    UG Music Theory Placement
    CATM 0001, Fall 2024

    Wind Ensemble Class
    CAPR 5520, Fall 2024

    Wind Ensemble Class
    CAPR 2508, Fall 2024

    Past Courses

    ESLM 7 Add'l Lesson Fee
    CAML 0700, Fall 2023, Spring 2024

    ESLM 7 Lesson Fee
    CAML 0500, Fall 2023, Spring 2024

    ESLM Music Coursework
    CAPR 0100, Fall 2023

    GR 2 cr. Major Lessons
    CAML 5000, Spring 2024

    GR 4 cr. Major Lessons
    CAML 5550, Spring 2024

    GR 5 cr. Major Lessons
    CAML 5560, Spring 2024

    GR Dictation Placement
    CATM 5011, Fall 2023

    GR Ear Training Placement
    CATM 5009, Fall 2023

    GR Music Theory Placement
    CATM 5010, Fall 2023

    Independent Study: CoPA
    COPA 4999, Spring 2024

    Mannes Small Ensemble
    CAPR 1500, Spring 2024

    Mannes Small Ensemble
    CAPR 5003, Spring 2024

    UG 2 cr. Major Lessons
    CAML 3000, Spring 2024

    UG Dictation Placement
    CATM 0003, Fall 2023

    UG Ear Training Placement
    CATM 0002, Fall 2023

    UG Music Theory Placement
    CATM 0001, Fall 2023

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