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Faculty Discography

Faculty are listed alphabetically; click on a name or scroll down
Links go directly to details about the CD

Eric Berlin
Charles Bestor
Nigel Coxe
Thomas Giampietro
William Hite
Jeffrey W. Holmes
Christopher Krueger
Kathryn Lockwood
Estela Olevsky

Felipe Salles
Nadine Shank
David Sporny
Robert Stern
Gilles Vonsattel

Eric Berlin






















Eric Berlin, Trumpeter   Bio page
Selected discography:   (Click for full discography)

Fantastique - Premieres for Trumpet & Wind Ensemble
Nominated for a Grammy Award (Stephen Paulus Concerto)
Music of Evan Hause, Jeffrey Holmes, Stephen Paulus & James Stephenson
University of Massachusetts Wind Ensemble, James Patrick Miller, conductor
Eric Berlin, Richard Kelley & Charles Schlueter, trumpet
Greg Spiridopoulos, trombone
UMass Trumpet Ensemble, Eric Berlin, conductor

Calls and Echoes - American Sonatas for Trumpet and Piano
Music of Stanley Friedman, Kent Kennan, James Stephenson & Robert Suderburg
With Nadine Shank, piano

The End of the Matter - Premiers for Trumpet  
Music of Charles Bestor, Salvatore Macchia, Evan Hause, Michael Ellison, James Stephenson & Robert Bradshaw
MSR Records
with Eduardo Leandro, percussion; Nadine Shank, piano & Lynn Klock, saxophones

With the Albany Symphony Orchestra - Principal Trumpet
1) John Corigliano - Conjurer (Naxos, with Evelyn Glennie, percussion)
Grammy Award winner
Also featuring UMass faculty Greg Spiridopoulos, Principal Trombone; Stephen Walt, Principal Bassoon & John Bottomley, Acting Principal Tuba
2)Morton Gould - Interplay  (Albany Records)(Albany Symphony)
3)George Tsontakis - Mirologhia (Koch) (Albany Symphony)
Also featuring UMass faculty Greg Spiridopoulous, Principal Trombone & Stephen Walt, Principal Bassoon

With the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Principal Trumpet
1) Robert Erickson - Auroras  (New World Records) (BMOP)
2) Eric Sawyer - Our American Cousin (BMOP SOUND) (BMOP)

With the Majestic Brass Quintet (Leader) & Novus NY (Principal Trumpet)
Julian Wachner - Collected Choral Works, Vol. 2 (Naxos)
Music of Julian Wachner with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street * Majestic Brass Quintet * The Trinity Youth Choir * Novus NY * Jessica Muirhead * Christopher Burchett * Stephen Burns * Julian Wachner

Charles Bestor





















Charles Bestor, Composer  (retired)
For a complete discography, see Bestor's website

Orchestral Music of Charles Bestor
Symphony No. 1: "Three Ways of Looking at the Night" for orchestra Requiem for tenor and orchestra, William Hite, tenor
"The Long Goodbye" for orchestra
Concerto for French Horn and Orchestra, Laura Klock, horn
Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Lanfranco Marcelletti, conductor
Albany Records

End of the Matter: Premieres for Trumpet. MSR Classics. CD MS1199. 2007, Concerto Piccolo for trumpet and electronics, Eric Berlin, trumpet

New Voices: Contemporary American Piano Music. Capstone. CD CPS-8765. 2006. Piano Sonata No. 2: "Thirteen Other Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" after Wallace Stevens, Jeffrey Jacob, piano

Night Thoughts and Fancies. New Music for Flute and Piano. Capstone. CD CPS-8664. 1988, "A Wind in the Willows" for solo flute, Grzegorz Olkiewicz, flute

Illuminations. Capstone. CD CPS-8643. 1997 "Of Times and Their Places" for soprano and piano, Paulina Stark, soprano; Estela Olevsky, piano

Shadows of Ancient Dreams. Capstone. CD CPS-8635. 1997
"Conversations with Myself" for clarinet and interactive electronics, F. Gerard Errante, clarinet

Music from the Setting Century. Living Artist. CD Vol.2. 1996
"Soliloquies" for oboe and interactive electronics, Fredric Cohen, oboe

Symphonic and Wind Music of Charles Bestor. Centaur. CD CRC2216. 1995 Overture to a Romantic Comedy, Variations for orchestra, In Memoriam Bill Evans
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bystrik Rezucha, conductor
Chaconne for chamber winds, Three Portraits for wind octet
Massachusetts Wind Ensemble, Malcolm W. Rowell, conductor

Contemporary American Eclectic. Jeffrey Jacob, piano. New Ariel Recordings. CD AE001. 1995, "Stations of the Night", three blues for S; Five Sketches for jazz piano

American Society of University Composers. LP SC19. 1990
Variations for violin & piano duo with synthesizer
Julian Olevsky, violin; Estela Olevsky, piano

Nigel Coxe

Nigel Coxe, Pianist   (retired)

Beethoven Sonatas, Op.10/2, Op.110, 32 Variations in c minor
Nigel Coxe, PO Box 503, Amherst MA 01004


Thomas Giampietro










Thomas Giampietro, Drummer     Bio page
Selected Discography

Jazz Recordings:

As Leader:
A Faith Rewarded
- Tom Giampietro Quartet (2013)
with Don Aliquo, Chris Walters & Jonathan Wires
CDUniverse, CD Baby, Itunes & Amazon

As co-leader:
The Affinity Trio (2010)
with Don Aliquo and Jonathan Wires
CD Baby, Amazon

As a sideman:
Go Round - Jeff Coffin
Commonality - Jeff Coffin
Cool Blue Swing
- Chris Walters
Joy Unspeakable - Liz Johnson
Annie and the Hot Club- Annie Sellick
Refreshingly Cool - Rachel Price

Bluegrass/American Recordings:

As a sideman:
Aquafier - Andy Hall
Sound of the Slide Guitar - Andy Hall
Comin' On Strong - David Peterson


Christopher Krueger









William Hite, Tenor    Bio page

Messiah (Handel), Apollo Chorus and Orchestra of Chicago; Clarion CLR919

Requiem (Mozart), Boston Early Music Festival Chorus and Orchestra; Denon 68759

Acis and Galatea (Handel), Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra; NCA60183

L'Orfeo (Monteverdi), Music from Aston Magna; Centaur CRC 2931/312

The Triumph of Time and Truth (Handel); Music from Aston Magna; Centaur CRC 2431/32

Ach Gott, von Himmel sieh darein (J. S. Bach), Emmanuel Music; Koch 3-7535-2 HI

The Company of Heaven (Britten), Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra; Arsis CD 134

The Construction of Boston (Wheeler); The Boston Cecilia; Naxos 8.669018

Toussaint Before the Spirits (Ruehr), Opera Boston & Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Arsis CD158

The Long Goodbye: (Bestor); Cayuga Chamber Orchestra; Albany TROY 1255

Jeffrey W. Holmes












Jeffrey W. Holmes, Jazz Bandleader, Composer, Trumpeter & Pianist    Bio page

Of One's Own, Jeff Holmes Quartet (Release Oct. 16, 2012)
Jeff Holmes, piano, composer/arranger all tracks; Adam Kolker, tenor, soprano & bass clarinet; James Cammack, basses; Steve Johns, drums
Label: Miles High Records
Available: Amazon, Barnes and Noble,

Chicago Exitos!
Artist: New York Latin All-Stars featuring Eddie Ganz
Jeff Holmes, trumpet/flugelhorn and horn arranger, all tracks
Chicago II Records, available: Amazon,, Itunes

It's A Grand Night For Swinging, New England Jazz Ensemble
with guests John Abercrombie, guitar; Ali Ryerson, flute & Giacomo Gates, vocal
Jeff Holmes, Lead trumpet all tracks; arranger: It's A Grand Night For Swinging, Jazz Folk, Labour Day, Risky Business
CDBaby, Amazon

Earth Music, Paul Winter Consort
Jeff Holmes composer, and performer (piano), Amazon

Jazz for the Holidays, a live, 2-disc set, with highlights from five "Jazz for the Holidays & Beyond" concerts by UMass' award-winning Jazz Ensemble I
With a track featuring the late Horace Clarence Boyer
Bill Sitler Recordings


Christopher Krueger



Christopher Krueger, Flutist    Bio page

Collage New Music Performs Donald Sur
on flute
Albany Records

Bach Family Album
with Aulos Ensemble
on flauto traverso
Centaur Records, CRC 3068

Venetian Oboe Concerti
Centaur Records, CRC 3108


Kathryn Lockwood




Kathryn Lockwood, Violist    Bio page

A Different World, duoJalal
with percussionist Yousif Sheronick
The collaboration of a classical violist & world percussionist includes music from Classical to Klezmer, Middle Eastern to Jazz.
Innova Artist page

with Inessa Zaretsky, piano & Yousif Sheronick, percussion
Bribie Recordings   CDBaby

Klap Ur Handz
with Lark Quartet
Allegro Music

Estela Olevsky


















Estela Olevsky, Pianist   (retired)    Website
Where no link is given, contact Prof. Olevsky:

Piano Solos of Latin America: Works by Cervantes, Ginastera, Guastavino, Villa-Lobos, Nazareth, Stern, Chavez, and Copland
Centaur Records
, CRC 2202

Spanish & Latin American Compositions for two pianos:
Works by Infante, Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, Ficher, Milhaud, Guastavino
with Sylvia Kersenbaum

Chopin in Majorca: Mazurka in E Minor, Op.41, No 2; 24 Preludes, Op. 28; Sonata in B minor, Op. 58
Amatius Classics ACCD1007

The Complete Works of Mozart for Violin and Piano 5 CDs
with Julian Olevsky, violin
Doremi, DHR-7821-5

The Brahms Complete Piano Trios   CDBaby
Tchaikovsky & Arensky Piano Trios   Shar Music
with Julian Olevsky, violin & Paul Olefsky, cello
Amatius Classics ACCD1003 & 1006

Richard Strauss: Burleske in D Minor for Piano & Orchestra
with Janacek Philharmonic, Dennis Burkh, conductor
Amazon, Stradivari Classics SCD-6090

Maurice Ravel: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra in G Major
with Radio Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, Dennis Burkh, conductor
Amazon, Opus Records 912315-2031

Transformations Beethoven-Liszt: An Die Ferne Geliebte , Op. 98 ; Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Die Forelle
with Julian Olevsky, violin, Ernest Wallfisch, viola, Leopold Teraspulsky, cello & Salvatore Macchia, bass

Video: The Poet in Her Bedroom, Vol. #1, Angles of a Landscape: Perspectives on Emily Dickinson,
Soundtrack: Beethoven-Liszt An Die Ferne Geliebte
Sawmill River Productions

Felipe Salles







































Felipe Salles, Jazz Composer & Saxophonist    Bio page
Felipe Salles Group recordings & Grammy nomination in bold, listed chronologically.

  • Bobby Medina & The Cosmopolitan Pops Orchestra's Between Worlds, Symphonic Latin Jazz, CD, Nov 2014. Credited as Arranger.
  • Felipe Salles Group's Ugandan Suite, Featuring David Liebman and Damascus Kafumbe, CD, Tapestry Records, 2014. Credited as Composer, Performer and Producer.
  • Kyle Saunier's Awakening Orchestra, This Is Not The Answer, CD, Innova Recordings, 2014. Credited as Performer on soprano, tenor & baritone saxophones, flute.
  • Doug Abram's In This Moment, CD, Self-Produced, 2014. Credited as Performer on soprano & alto saxophones.
  • Catherine Jensen-Hole's Songs of Love and Loss, CD, Self-Produced, 2014. Credited as Performer, tenor saxophone.
  • Felipe Salles Group's Departure, Featuring Randy Brecker, CD, Tapestry Records, 2012. Credited as Composer, Performer and Producer.
  • Eric Erhardt's A Better Fate, CD, Tapestry Records, 2012. Credited as Producer.
  • New World Jazz Composers Octet's Breaking News, CD, Big and Phat Jazz Productions Label, 2011. Credited as Composer and Performer.
  • Mango Blue's Mango, CD, Bandcamp, 2010. Credited as Performer.
  • Fernando Brandão's Samba Pra Juju, CD, Blue Music Group, 2010. Credited as Performer.
  • Pedro Bermudez's No Limits, CD, Luizama Music, 2010. Credited as Performer.
  • Emilio Teubal's Un Monton De Notas CD, Not Yet Records, New York, NY, 2009. Credited as Performer.
  • Felipe Salles Group's Timeline, CD, Curare Records, 2009. Credited as Composer, Performer and Producer.
  • Gonzalo Grau y La Clave Secreta's Frutero Moderno, CD, 2008.
    Grammy Nominated for Best Tropical Latin Album. Credited as Performer.
  • Felipe Salles Group's South American Suite, CD, Curare Records, 2007. Credited as Composer, Performer and Producer.
  • Emilio Teubal's La Bautelband self-titled first CD, Not Yet Records, New York, NY, 2006. Credited as Performer.
  • Sofia Koutsovitis's Ojala, CD, 2005. Credited as Performer.
  • Mika Pohjola's Leivonen Lumimyrskyssä , CD, Change Records, 2005. Credited as Performer.
  • Katie Viqueira's Amores Torcidos, CD, El Bandoneon XXI, 2004. Credited as Performer.
  • Sherisse Rogers' Sleight of hand CD, New York, 2004. Credited as Performer.
  • Tony Lujan's Tribute, CD, Bella Records, 2004. Credited as Arranger and Conductor.
  • Christian Pincock's Reflections of the City, CD, 2004. Credited as Performer.
  • Felipe Salles Group's Mind Motions, CD, Fresh Sound/New Talent, 2003. Credited as Composer, Performer and Producer.
  • Nando Michelin's Einstein's Dream, CD, Double Time Jazz, 2003. Credited as Performer.
  • Nando Michelin's Brazilian Project Featuring Giana, CD, Double Time Jazz, 2002. Credited as Performer.
  • Felipe Salles Quintet's Further South, CD, Fresh Sound/New Talent, 2001. Credited as Composer, Performer and Producer.
  • Dead Cat Bounce's Legends of the Nar, CD, 2001. Credited as Arranger and Performer.
  • Mango Blue's Immigrant Blues, CD, 2000. Credited as Performer.
  • Black Tie Affair Orchestra, Boston, CD, 2000. Credited as Performer.
  • Dead Cat Bounce's Lucky By Association, CD, 1998. Credited as Performer.
  • Daddy's Junky Music Presents: The Best of Massachusetts, Boston, 1996. Credited as Performer.
  • Carlos Bernardo's Pacífico, CD, Brazil, 1996. Credited as Arranger and Performer.
  • Sesc's O Som Da Demo 95, Double CD, Brazil, 1995. Credited as Performer.
  • Obana, CD, Brazil, 1994. Credited as Performer

Solo CD's available at CDBaby



















Nadine Shank, Pianist    Bio page
For a complete list or to purchase, see

Premieres for Trumpet: Eric Berlin, trumpet  with Nadine Shank, piano, Eduardo Leandro, percussion, Lynn Klock, saxophone. MRS Records, 2010

Connections: Lynn Klock, baritone saxophone,Nadine Shank, Clifton Noble Jr., Scott Bailey, Catherine McMichael, piano. Albany Records, 2010

Nadine Shank Plays Piano Sonata No 2 by Yusef Lateef  CD Yal Records, 2003

I Have Taken An Oath To Remember: Art Songs of the Holocaust. Paulina Stark, soprano, Nadine Shank and Bob Stern, piano. Transcontinental Music Publishers, 2001

Chant Corse:Lynn Klock, tenor and baritone saxophone and Nadine Shank piano. Open Loop Recordings, Ken Dorn, Producer, 1994

Vintage Flora: Lynn Klock, alto saxophone and Nadine Shank, piano. Open Loop Recordings, Ken Dorn, Producer, 1992

Aria:Lynn Klock, alto saxophone and Nadine Shank, piano. Open Loop Recordings, Ken Dorn, Producer, 1996

Play-Along for Saxophone Vol. 1: Nadine Shank, piano. Music of Maurice, Lunde, Schumann, Creston, Husa. Open Loop Recordings, Ken Dorn, Producer, 1999

Play-Along for Clarinet, Vol. 5: Nadine Shank, piano. Music of Carl Maria von Weber. Open Loop Recordings, Ken Dorn, Producer, 1994

Play-Along for Saxophone Vol. 8: Nadine Shank, piano. Music of Ibert, Bozza, Glazounov, Reuff. Open Loop Recordings, Ken Dorn, Producer, 1996

David Sporny

David Sporny, Jazz Trombonist  (retired)

It's a Grand Night for Swinging
with the New England Jazz Ensemble

Amazon & CDBaby


Robert Stern

Robert Stern, Composer (retired)

Awakenings, a CD by Boston-based Coro Allegro
Music Director: UMass alum David Hodgkins '82
Includes Robert Stern: Shofar: An Oratorio in Four Parts (Libretto: Catherine Madsen)
Released in 2012 on the Navona label

Amazon & ITunes

Gilles Vonsattel

Gilles Vonsattel, Pianist    Bio page

Gilles Vonsattel: A Portrait
with l'Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Juraj Valcuha, conductor
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1,
Liszt: solos from Années de Pèlerinage

Pan Classics




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