Summer Institute : Music : Faculty


Marc Dicciani
Dean, College of Performing Arts
Marc Dicciani is a professor of Drumset and Music Business. He tours and plays drums internationally, conducts clinics for Yamaha Drums and others, and writes for Modern Drummer magazine. Visit him at




Micah Jones
Music Coordinator
As an assistant professor in Music at UArts, Micah Jones is also the chair of the Bass department. He has a BM from Temple University and a MM from the University of the Arts. He performs regularly in Philadelphia and surrounding areas.




Chris Farr
Music Coordinator
Saxophonist Chris Farr graduated from University of the Arts in 1995 and since then has been a highly sought after performer and educator. Chris is currently the head of the saxophone department at the University of the Arts. Chris is also a clinician and endorser of Eastman saxophones. Over the past 15 years has performed, toured and recorded with the likes of Elvis Costello, Jill Scott, Sting, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, The Roots, Teddy Pendergrass, Grover Washington, Gerald Veasley & Maynard Ferguson.





All courses in the Music Studies program are taught by renowned professional musicians who are also members of the undergraduate and graduate faculty in the School of Music at the University of the Arts.

Music Program Faculty for 2015*:
Mark Allen, Saxophone
› Barry McCommon, Trombone
Stephen Beskrone, Bass
Robert Brosh, Drums
› Mike Cemprola, Saxophone
Matt Davis, Guitar
Marc Dicciani, Drums
Matt Gallagher, Trumpet + Big Band
Don Glanden, Piano
› Kevin Hanson, Guitar
Erik Johnson, Drums
Micah Jones, Bass
Randy Kapralick, Trombone + Big Band
Mike Kennedy, Guitar
Ron Kerber, Saxophone
› Ryan Kuhns, Bass
› Josh Lawrence, Trumpet
AJ Luca, Piano
Tony Miceli, Vibes
› Marcus Myers, Drums
Bill Pusey, Trumpet
Liz Radigonda, Voice
*List subject to change

Past Guest Artists Have Included:
Gerald Veasley
Wayne Bergeron
Brian Blade
Randy Brecker
Jimmy Bruno
Robin Eubanks
Dwayne Eubanks
Joe Magnarelli
Pat Martino
John Swana