Summer Institute : Music : Faculty


Marc Dicciani
Director, School of Music
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.




Randy Kapralick
Music Coordinator
At UArts, Randy Kapralick is chair of the Trombone department, teaches improvisation and directs various ensembles. He has a BA from the University of Miami and serves as director for the UArts Philadelphia Regional High School All-Star Jazz Band.





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 2014*:
Mark Allen, Saxophone
› Barry McCommon, Trombone
Stephen Beskrone, Bass
Justin Binek, Voice
Robert Brosh, Drums
› Mike Cemprola, Saxophone
Matt Davis, Guitar
Marc Dicciani, Drums
Chris Farr, Saxophone
Matt Gallagher, Trumpet + Big Band
Don Glanden, Piano
Erik Johnson, Drums
Micah Jones, Bass
› Kevin Hanson, Guitar
Randy Kapralick, Trombone + Big Band
Mike Kennedy, Guitar
Ron Kerber, Saxophone
› Ryan Kuhns, Bass
› Josh Lawrence, Trumpet
Tony Miceli, Vibes
› Marcus Myers, Drums
Bill Pusey, Trumpet
Liz Ross, 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