Valentina Jotovic 3 min read

Four New Faculty Members to Join HAA

We are delighted to welcome four new instructors to the faculty of Hunterdon Academy of the Arts: Brandon Eldredge (piano); Thomas Hanslowe (violin); Seth Rosenthal (flute); and Karina Vazquez Colis (drums; jazz; voice; and jarana). 

Specializing in piano, Brandon recently graduated from the College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. In addition to serving as piano accompanist for St. Paul's Lutheran Church and St. Magdalen's Church in Flemington, Brandon has taught music theory and conducted several bands at Moorestown High School and William Allen Middle School.

Thomas Hanslowe, too, joins us with a Bachelor of Music degree in music education, which he received from The College of New Jersey.  With a concentration in violin, he is looking forward to building a violin studio at HAA.

Succeeding Pamela Riley, distinguished flutist Seth Rosenthal is a very experienced teacher who is highly respected in the professional community.  Over the years, many of his flute students in the NY metropolitan area have won prizes and awards in music competitions.

And, lastly, we are very happy that Karina Vazquez Colis (see above photo) has joined our faculty. As a multi-instrumentalist with a Professional Music Diploma from Berklee College of Music, Karina offers a unique set of skills that will broaden the scope of our programs. Passionate about world jazz, Karina is a drummer, vocalist, and player of the jarana, a Mexican guitar-like instrument that originated in the Huastec and Veracruz regions.  She is well versed in a great variety of Central and South American musics and between 2002 and 2008 was featured on 9 CD's, one of which was released by the prestigious EMI Records label.

We are thrilled that these four outstanding artists and teachers have joined our faculty to meet the rising demand for music lessons at Hunterdon Academy of the Arts. 

It's going to be another great year!