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Marijean Levering, Ph.D.
Chair of Performing & Fine Arts

(315) 792-3234

Faculty

Performing and Fine Arts

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Faculty



Professor Abrams

Heather G. Abrams

, B.A.
Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts

Phone: (315) 223-2380
Office: 006 Hubbard Hall

Born and raised in Utica, Heather G. Abrams showed an interest in art at an early age and took every available course at Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute while in grammar and high schools. At Boston University, she majored in Art History. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and received her B.A. magna cum laude. Awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for graduate study, she attended New York University where her field of concentration was Italian Renaissance and Baroque art. ...More About Heather G. Abrams
 



CharlesBeno

Charles W. Beno

, M.M.
Adjunct Lecturer of Music

Phone: (315) 792-3028
Office: 286 Gordon Science Center

Received Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance from the Eastman School of Music and Master of Music Degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music. Continued graduate studies in Educational Administration at SUNY Cortland, and received School District Administrator Certification from the State of New York. Taught General Music and Chorus as well as Instrumental Music in the Utica City School District from 1969 to 1983. From 1983 to 2002 held positions of Music Resource Teacher, Administrator for Music, Administrator of Music and Visual Arts, and Director of Fine Arts for the Utica City School District.
 



Ann M. Carey

Ann M. Carey

, M.A.
Adjunct Lecturer of Theater

Phone: (315) 792-3028
Office: 286 Gordon Science Center

A veteran actor and seasoned vocalist of regional theater in New York and Massachusetts, Ann last toured nationally as The Prince in the musical The Little Prince and has written and performed her one-person piece Robert Service . . . and Me for the National Park Service. Her current interests involve “devised” or “applied” theater and she is co-founder of Renaissance City, a local theater institute for building community. Ann is also an instructor in the Teaching and Leadership Program at Syracuse University and holds a B.A. in Speech/Drama and English Education, and a M.A. in Theater Education from New York University. ...More About Ann M. Carey
 



Frank J. Cittadino

Frank J. Cittadino

, M.F.A.
Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts

Phone: (315) 223-2378
Office: B5 Hubbard Hall

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Corey D. Colmey, M.M

Corey D. Colmey

, M.M.
Adjunct Professor of Music

Phone: (315) 792-3028
Office: 286 Gordon Science Center

An active educator and musician, Colmey holds degrees in music from Berklee College of Music, Five Towns College and University of Washington. In addition to teaching, he has traveled to Africa to study traditional drumming of the Ewe and Dagbomba people of Ghana. Colmey teaches several courses at Utica College including Rock Ensemble, Beginner African Drumming, Intermediate African Drumming, History of Rock, History of Jazz, Introduction to Music, History of Hip-Hop, World Music and Private Drum Instruction. Colmey also runs a private teaching studio out of Gary's Music in Rome, NY, where he gives drum lessons to students of all ages. ...More About Corey D. Colmey
 



Michael J. DiMeo

Michael J. DiMeo

, M.S.
Adjunct Lecturer of Music

Phone: (315) 792-3257
Office: 219 White Hall

Band director Michael J. DiMeo received his B.S. and M.S. in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. He is a veteran Utica area performer and instructor, having spent 30 years as an educator in Westmoreland and New Hartford central school districts. In addition to directing the Utica College Concert Band, Mike conducts the New Hartford Citizens Band in the summer and was a member of the versatile group “Classified.” ...More About Michael J. DiMeo
 



Shannon Enders

Shannon Enders


Adjunct Lecturer of Theatre


Shannon Enders is a writer, director, and co-founder of Renaissance City Theatre Institute, a dramatic arts school which uses creative writing and drama to develop critical thinking skills and enhance social and emotional intelligence. She grew up in Utica’s Cornhill area, attended Utica public schools, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hamilton College with a degree in Theatre. She is also a teaching artist in both theatre and creative writing for the Arts In Education Institute at Stanley Center for the Arts and works with school administrators, teachers, and non-profit organizations to find innovative ways to infuse dramatic arts into curriculum. Shannon creates performances around important social issues for community-building. Her work has been featured in the 2010-2011 Arts in Education Repertory and has garnered her the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials’ Youth Program Award of Excellence. ...More About Shannon Enders
 



JohnGardner

John P. Gardner

, M.F.A.
Adjunct Lecturer of Fine Arts

Phone: (315) 792-3028
Office: 286 Gordon Science Center
John P. Gardner's Personal Page

John Paul Gardner received his Master of Fine Art from the University of Oregon and his Bachelor of Fine Art from the State University of New York College at Potsdam. Gardner actively exhibits his work nationally and internationally and has received numerous awards, grants and recognitions. His work may be found in private and public collections including the Rochester Museum of Fine Art and the Brooklyn Art Library. ...More About John P. Gardner
 



Nancy E. Hardy


Phone: (315) 792-3028
Office: 286 Gordon Science Center

 



David A. Kolb

David A. Kolb

, B.A.
Adjunct Lecturer of Music

Phone: (315) 792-3028
Office: 286 Gordon Science Center

David Kolb is a graduate of Hamilton College with double concentrations in music and mathematics, and has taught math at Mohawk Valley Community College. He has directed the choir at Stone Presbyterian Church in Clinton and is currently the choral director for the Utica Maennerchor. David is also an active singer as well as a frequent performer in local theatrical productions. ...More About David A. Kolb
 



Marijean E. Levering

Marijean E. Levering

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theatre

Phone: (315) 792-3234
Office: 103 DePerno Hall

Marijean Levering is originally from Detroit and has been fascinated with theatre since she was in kindergarten. Her degrees are from Loyola University Chicago (B.A.), Michigan State University (M.A.), and Wayne State University (Ph.D.). Her research primarily focuses on how private clubs use theatre. ...More About Marijean E. Levering
 



Laura M. Salvaggio

Laura M. Salvaggio

, M.F.A.
Adjunct Lecturer of Theater

Phone: (315) 792-3028
Office: 286 Gordon Science Center

Laura received her BFA in Theatrical Production Design from SUNY Fredonia and her MFA in Theatrical Set Design and Painting from Temple University. She has also worked for theaters including InterAct Theater Company in Philadelphia, Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, and the Ivoryton Playhouse. Theater's ability to create moments of magic make it a truly personal and soul touching art form, and Laura is thrilled to be a part of the UC theater team. ...More About Laura M. Salvaggio
 



Jeremy Ukena

Jeremy Ukena


Adjunct Lecturer of Music

Phone: (315) 792-3028
Office: 286 Gordon Science Center

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Louis Angelini

Louis Angelini


Professor Emeritus of Music

Louis Angelini's Personal Page

Louis Angelini is a native of Utica, New York, a city known for its rich cultural diversity. His music is primarily centrist, appealing to broad audiences. He has also created some works of a specialized nature which are of interest to smaller audiences. ...More About Louis Angelini