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Student Accomplishments

Faculty Accomplishments

Adjunct Faculty Accomplishments


Student Accomplishments

Dance Studies Program

Dance Research on “An in depth examination of George Balanchine's aesthetic and its influence on contemporary ballet choreography”
Mentored by Dr. Hannah Park
Marianna Sticca, Dance Minor 2017

Dance Research on “Creative Outreach: Collaboration in dance education between the Iona College Dance Program and the Success Center”
Mentored by Dr. Hannah Park
Andrea Ashcroft and Elizabeth Sangalli, Dance Minor 2016

Choreographic Works for The Iona College Dance Ensemble
Mentored by Dr. Hannah Park

Dominique Bryden, Dance Minor 2020
A solo dance composition – “Earthly Whispers”

Elizabeth Sangalli, Andrea Ashcroft, Michelle Migliaccio, Dance Minor 2016
A trio dance composition – “Unshaken”

Michelle Migliaccio, Dance Minor 2016
A solo dance composition – “Heart Song”

Outstanding Performances Solo and Group Work: The Iona College Dance Ensemble
  • Marianna Sticca
  • Brittany Lozada
  • Ashley Vera
  • Dominique Bryden
  • Nathaniel Forson
  • Kaitlin Pearce


Music Studies Program

Iona Scholars' Day

Pasquale Malpeso, Music Minor, 2014

  • Presentation to Panel Paper: “The Instructors that Shaped Ludwig van Beethoven: Neefe, Haydn, Albrechtsburger, and Salieri”
    • Research mentored by Dr. Carol Shansky

Iona College Instrumental Ensemble Spring Concert: Student solo performers

Victoria Cousino

  • Sonata in C Major: Allegro by Jean-Baptiste Breval
    • Coached by Dr. Carol Shansky

Jacqueline Shearer

  • Berceuse, Op. 16 by Gabriel Fauré
    • Accompanied and coached by Dr. Carol Shansky

Malaya Lambert and Thomas McClellan

  • You Know I’m No Good/Hallelujah by Winehouse/Cohen
    • Coached by Dr. Carol Shansky

Rebecca Bone

  • Etude on I Got Rhythm by Paul Hardy
    • Coached by Dr. Carol Shansky


Theatre Studies Program

Performance: The Iona College Theatre Ensemble

  • Oedipus the King by Sophocles (Autumn 2015)
    Steven Pearce, Clare DeGennaro, Alexander Fasano, Alysha Gagnon, Joshua Gonzalez, Anastasiya Kryva, Penelope Golden, Gisela Barreiro, Henry Nyre, Tommy McClellan, Matthew David and Marisa Pedron
  • The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol (Spring 2016)
    Alexander Fasano, Stephen Hogan, Clare DeGennaro, Ian Martin, Joshua Gonzalez, Dasha Khritankova, Anastasiya Kryva, Matthew David, Erin Collins, Penelope Golden, Gisela Barreiro, Steven Pearce, Alysha Gagnon, Anthony White, Robert McHugh and R. J. Hawkins
  • Steven Pearce in True West and The Mandrake
  • Pieter Maddens in True West and The Mandrake
  • Thomas Worden in True West and The Mandrake


Visual Arts Studies Program

Accumulation Student Exhibition- Painting
  • Fred Carter
  • Lauren Christino
  • Mauricio Cruz
  • Julie Donato
  • Laura Furlipa
  • Susan Girardi
  • Amy Olsen
  • Andrea Ruggiero
  • Kali Severson
Painting
  • Susan Girardi Work selected by Administration to be hung in the Charter House, Iona College
  • FPA 211 Intro to Sculpture - Spring 2014: Kaitlynn O'Reilly
  • FPA 311 Intermediate Sculpture - Fall 2013 and Spring 2014: Kimberleigh Costanzo

Faculty Accomplishments

Thomas Donnarumma

Scholarship
Workshop Participant:

  • The Association of Theatre in Higher Education
  • Panel: Theatre + Rubrics = Assessment
  • Chicago, Illinois August 2016

Presenter:

  • LIRIC
    • Topic: The Medieval Theatre
    • New Rochelle, New York April 2015

Director and Producer

  • Autumn 2016 - Therese Raquin by Emile Zola
    • ​This production featured The Iona College Theater Ensemble, the students of Iona College: Ian Martin, Gisela Barreiro, Clare DeGennaro, Gregory Weiss, Joshua Gonzalez, Robert McHugh, Penelope Golden, Kayli Souto, Genesis Matias, Brendan Rabinovsky, and Anthony White.
    • The production included moderation and post production discussion with Dr. Hugh Short of The English Department.
  • Spring 2016 - The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol
    • This production featured The Iona College Theater Ensemble, the students of Iona College: Alexander Fasano, Stephen Hogan, Clare DeGennaro, Ian Martin, Joshua Gonzalez, Dasha Khritankova, Anastasiya Kryva, Matthew David, Erin Collins, Penelope Golden, Gisela Barreiro, Steven Pearce, Alysha Gagnon, Anthony White, Robert McHugh, and R. J. Hawkins. The production included moderation and post production discussion with Dr. Hugh Short of the English Department and Dr. Marcus Aldredge of the Sociology Department.
  • Autumn 2015 - Oedipus The King by Sophocles
    • This production featured The Iona College Theater Ensemble, the students of Iona College: Steven Pearce, Clare DeGennaro, Alexander Fasano, Kali Steverson, Alysha Gagnon, Joshua Gonzalez, Anastasiya Kryva, Penelope Golden, Gisela Barreiro, Henry Nyre, Tommy McClellan, Matthew David, and Marisa Pedron. The production included moderation and post production discussion with Dr. Hugh Short of The English Department.
  • Spring 2015 - The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
    • This production featured The Iona College Theater Ensemble, the students of Iona College: Steven Pearce, Amy Wert, Amanda Moneta, Alexander Fasano, Thomas Worden, Clare DeGennaro, Penelope Golden, Alexander Fasano and Peter Consadori. The production included moderation and post production discussion with Dr. Rachana Roa Umashankar of the Religious Studies Department. 

Service

  • Faculty Advisory Board: LIRIC, Learning in Retirement at Iona College
  • Faculty Advisory Board: The Security Department
  • Committee Member: The Iona College Council on the Arts
  • Committee Member: The Harassment and Discrimination Committee
  • Committee Member: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition Committee
  • Committee Member: The Undergraduate Council Committee
  • Advisor: The Theatre Studies Minor Program
  • Committee Member: The Study Abroad Program
  • Committee Member: The Faculty Senate

Memberships

  • The Association of Theatre in Higher Education
  • The American Theatre and Drama Society
  • The American Alliance for Theatre and Education
  • The Theatre Communications Group
  • The New York State Theatre Education Association
  • TCG, Theatre Communications Group
  • The Journal of Performance and Art
  • The MIT Press Journals

Design and Implementation

  • FPA 207 Shakespeare in Performance, Study Abroad London

Awards and Honors

  • 2016 - The Faculty Development and Travel Committee Award
    • The ATHE Theatre Conference, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2015 - The Faculty Development and Travel Committee Award
    • The ATHE Theatre Conference, Montreal, Canada


Hannah Park

Conference Presentations:

  • Dance and the Child International, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2015
    • Paper: “Our Bodies, Our Stories: Embodied Creative Process and Learning through Hip-Hop!”
    • Inter-Generational Workshop: “Dancing Beings: Exchanging Identity, Cultures, and Movement" (July 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • National Dance Education Organization, October 2015
    • Research Poster: “Speaking Bodies: Shaping Artistic Voices through Somatic Choreography”
  • American College Dance Festival Association - North East Conference, March 2016
    • Workshop: "Somatic Based Contemporary Dance Technique"
    • Workshop: "Yoga for Dancers: Mindful Movement”
    • Choreography titled, “Unshaken” performed by Iona Dance Ensemble students
  • International Somatic Conference, Geneva, NY, July 2016
    • Workshop: "Using Dynamics and flow as a creative process tool"
  • World Dance Alliance- Americas, Puebla, Mexico, August 2016
    • Paper: "Dance Reach! A Collaboration between a University Dance Program and a Success Center"
  • National Dance Education Organization, Washington DC, October 2016
    • Leader of a Panel: “Move to reach and widen! Strategies for Impactful leadership" with Nicole Flinn (from Hope College, MI) and Dr. Jessica Van Oort (from St. Gregory's University, OK)
  • Gesellschaft für Tanzforschung Symposium, Orff Institute, Salzburg, Austria, November 19, 2016
    • Lecture/Performance: “Body, Musical Language and the Creative Process: Evoking Meaning through Collaboration” & Workshop: “Listen and Attune!: The Embodiment of Music Through Movement” co-presented with Dr. Shansky from the Music Program


Performances (by invitation and blind, peer-review):

  • “Harmonious Calm” presented at International Body Mind Centering Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 2016
  • “Inner Fire I” presented at International Somatic Conference, Geneva NY, July 2016
  • “Inner Fire II” presented at World Dance Alliance - Americas, Puebla, Mexico, August 2016


Original Choreographic Works:

  • Choreographic projects for Iona Dance Ensemble’s Annual Production (that was directed, produced, mentored): Spring 2016 Directed Production, “Body Stories”
    • Lipid Membranes (Group Dance)
    • Harmonious Calm II (Solo)
    • Unshaken (Trio)
    • Hart Song (Solo)
    • Un Encuentro Extrmo (Duet)
  • Choreographic Projects for Iona Dance Ensemble’s Semi-Annual Production (that was directed, produced, mentored): Fall 2016 Directed Production, “Celebration of Body, Mind, and Spirit”
    • Roots and Pedals (Solo)
    • Sun Dialogue (Solo)
    • Becoming: Then and now (Duet) Intelligence Dream (Group Dance)
    • Earthly Whispers (Solo) Flotation (Solo)
    • Let us be! (Group Dance)
    • The Wonderland (Group Dance on a group of children enrolled in the Iona’s Dance Reach! Program)
  • Choreographic Projects for the Iona Arts Council Sponsored Fall 2016 Dance Event, “Dance: A Healing Force” featuring a guest presenter, Dr. Martha Eddy
    • “Becoming: Then and Now” (a duet performed by the Iona dance students)
    • “Harmonious Calm II” (re-created for a duet performed by Park with the adjunct professor, Erin Cairns Cella)


Publication

  • Contributor of the National Dance Education Organization’s D2050 Vison Statement Document, October 2015


Guest Lecturer

  • LIRIC (Learning in Retirement at Iona College): Music and Dance in the 30’s lecture presentation co-presented with Dr. Shansky on May 6, 2016


Creative Works and Performances

  • Iona College Dance Ensemble Fall Concert, “Inner Pulse”
    • December 2015 at Romita Auditorium
    • The concert featured original works choreographed and directed by Dr. Park.
  • Iona Scholar’s Day, April 2016
    • Special dance presentation featuring original choreographic works by Dr. Park performed by the Iona dance ensemble students as a part of the fine and performing arts presentation session in the Hynes Athletics Center’s Hagarty Room.
  • “Dance: A Healing Force” Concert sponsored by Iona Arts Council, October 2016
    • Curated the program and presented and performed in choreographic works with the featured guest presenter, Dr. Martha Eddy.
  • Iona College Dance Ensemble Spring Concert, “Celebration of Body, Mind, and Spirit”
    • April 2016 at Murphy Auditorium   
    • All original works choreographed and directed by Dr. Park.


Performer/Choreographer

  • Body Mind Centering Association, June 2016: “Harmonious Calm”
  • Somatics International Dance Festival, July 2016: “Inner Fire I”
  • World Dance Alliance- Americas, August 2016: “Inner Fire II”


Service

  • Committee Member: The Iona College Council on the Arts
  • Committee Member: Iona Scholar’s Day Planning Committee
  • Committee Member: Library Committee
  • Committee Member: Faculty Search Committee
  • Board Member: SYREN Modern Dance
  • Board Member: Korean Society for Dance Studies
  • Board Member: Seoul City Contemporary Dance Company


Awards and Honors

  • 2016 - The Faculty Development and Travel Committee Award
    • Gesellschaft für Tanzforschung Symposium, Orff Institute, Salzburg, Austria
  • 2015 - The Faculty Development and Travel Committee Award
    • World Dance Alliance - Americas, Puebla, Mexico, August 2016


Professional Memberships

  • National Dance Education Organization
  • Body Mind Centering Association
  • Congress on Research on Dance
  • American College Dance Association
  • Dance and the Child International
  • International Association of Dance Medicine and Science
  • International Dance Council CID


Dr. Carol L. Shansky

Assistant Professor, Music Program

Publications
Book:
  • The Hebrew Orphan Asylum Band of New York City, 1874-1941: Community, Culture and Opportunity. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.
  • Musical tapestries: A Thematic Approach to Music Appreciation, 2nd edition. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt, 2014. (June 2012, first edition).
  • “A History of Two New Jersey Community Bands: The Franklin and Waldwick Bands.” D.M.A. dissertation, Boston University, 2009.
Study Score Prefaces (authoritative performance guide) for Repertoire Explorer. Munich, DE:
  • “Concerto in F Major” by Karl Toeschi (2017)
  • “Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in B minor” by Bernhard Romberg (2016)
  • “Concerto for Flute, Cello, Piano and Orchestra” by Vincent d”Indy (2016)
  • “Die Flöte von Sanssouci” by Paul Graener (2016)
  • “Concerto in G Major for Flute and Orchestra” by Antonio Rosetti (2015)
CD Review:
  • “Vanishing Points by Janice Misurell-Mitchell.” Journal of the International Alliance of Women Musicians, Spring 2015.
Journal articles:
  • “Adonai s’fatai” and “Misheberach, Original Compositions by Carol Shansky.” (Spring 2015) Musica Est Donum, Vol. I, no.1.
  • Mishra, V., Niblock, K, & Shansky, C. (December 2014) Personality and Facebook Usage as Predictors of Student Participation in Course Blogs. Psychological Studies. Volume 59, Issue 4: 401-407.
  • “Patriotism and the Skirl of the Pipes: The Scottish Highland Bagpipe Band and World War I British Recruiting in New York, 1916-18.” Journal of Musicological Research Vol. 33, issues1-3 (March 2014): 241-267.
  • “Spirituality and Synagogue Music: A Case Study of Two Synagogue Music Ensembles.” Research & Issues in Music Education Vol. 9, no. 1 (September 2012). Online publication.
  • “Adult Motivations in Community Orchestra Participation.” Research & Issues in Music Education Vol. 8, no. 1, (September 2010). Online publication: http://www.stthomas.edu/rimeonline/vol8/index.htm
  • “Traditions and Transformations: The Histories of the Franklin and Waldwick Bands.” In B. Habla & D. Sagrillo (Eds.) Alta Musica Vol. 28, (2010): 407-424. Kongressbericht Echternach, Luxemburg.
  • “Have You Considered Your Teaching Philosophy?” New Jersey Flute Society Vol.1, no.1 (March 2010). Email publication.
  • “When Students Have to Play With Braces.” Flute Talk Vol. 21, no. 3, (November 2003): 21–23.

Blind, Peer-Reviewed Paper Presentations & Performances
Paper Presentations:
  • Society for American Music Conference, March 25, 2017
McGill University, Montreal, CA
Poster: “The Harmonica Band at the Hebrew Orphan Asylum (NYC): A Niche in American Music”
  • Gesellschaft für Tanzforschung Symposium: Sounds, Traces, Moves, November 19, 2016
Orff Institute, Salzburg, Austria
Lecture/Performance: “Body, Musical Language and the Creative Process: Evoking Meaning Through Collaboration”
Workshop: “Listen and Attune!: The Embodiment of Music Through Movement”
Interdisciplinary research project with Dr. Hannah Park, Iona Dance program
  • Association for Popular Music Education Conference, June 3, 2016
Berklee School of Music, Boston, MA
Pop-15 (TED-style) talk: "No Longer at the Kids' Table: Inclusion of Popular and World Musics in College Music Appreciation Class"
  • Society for American Music Conference, March 12, 2016
Boston, MA.    
Poster: “The Franko Family: Leaders in the Development of America’s Musical Culture.”
  • American Psychological Association, Aug. 7, 2014
Washington D.C.
Mishra, V., Shansky, C. & Niblock, K. (2014)             
“Personality and Facebook usage as predictors of student participation in course blogs.” Poster accepted for presentation at the 122nd Annual Convention
  • St. Augustine Symposium on the History of Music Education, May 29, 2014
Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL
Paper: “The Hebrew Orphan Asylum Band of New York City: Community, Culture and Opportunity.”
  • College Music Society, Northeast Regional Conference, April 5, 2014
Crane School of Music, SUNY-Potsdam
Paper: “The Hebrew Orphan Asylum Band of New York City: Community, Culture and Opportunity.” 
  • College Music Society, Northeast Regional Conference, March 16, 2013
Keene State College, NH
Paper: “The Use of Social Media as a Class Participation Tool: Blogging and the College Music Appreciation Classroom
  • North American British Music Studies Association, July 25, 2012
University of Urbana-Champaign
Paper: “Patriotism and the Skirl of the Pipes: American Pipe Bands and Their Role in the Great War”
  • East Coast Band Conference,  April 14, 2012
Rider University, New Jersey
Paper: “Histories of the Franklin and Waldwick Bands: Tradition and Discovery.”
  • Spirituality and Music Education Conference, June 20, 2010
Birmingham, England  
Paper: “’It’s How I Pray: A Case Study of Kol Emet and the Temple Emeth Band.”
  • International Society for the Research and Promotion of Wind Music Conference, July 13, 2008
Echternach, Luxembourg 
Paper: “Traditions and Transformations: The History of the Franklin and Waldwick (NJ) Bands” 
  • Music in Lifelong Learning Symposium, September 29, 2007
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 
Paper: “Adult Motivations in Community Orchestra Participation”
  • Professional development workshop for music educators, May 12, 2005
Northern Valley Regional High School, Old Tappan, NJ
“Flute Pedagogy”
Performances selected by blind, peer-review:
  • College Music Society Northeast Regional Conference, March 18, 2017
SUNY-Plattsburgh (NY)
Lecture/Recital: “To Greet the Sun by Katherine Hoover for solo flute, with original choreography: Tools and Long-Term Benefits from a Collaboration Between Music and Dance”
Interdisciplinary research project with Dr. Hannah Park, Iona Dance program
  • College Music Society Northeast Regional Conference, March 18, 2017
SUNY-Plattsburgh (NY)
Performance (selected by blind, peer-review) on Recital Hour of “Algonquin Visions” with Dr. Michelle Kiec, clarinetist (Kutztown University, PA).
  • College Music Society Northeast Regional Conference, March 13-14, 2016
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
1) Composers’ Concert: “Sundog” for flute, clarinet and piano
2) Recital Hour: “Bagatelles” for flute and clarinet by David Feurzig & Andante con moto for flute and piano by John Francis Barnett.
  • International Association of Women Musicians, February 2015  
22nd annual conference (conference conducted entirely online, so all performances and presentations were international in reach)
“Trois Morceux” by Rosy Wertheim.
 

Tom Ruggio

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts Program
Exhibitions
2016 - Presented, exhibited and discussed artwork at the Long Island Museum as part of the “Slide Slam 2016” event. The Long Island Museum (LIM) is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. 
2014 - Created (and exhibited) thematic artwork for the “Collocation, Collaboration and Containers (faculty group show)” group exhibition at the Memorial Gallery, Farmingdale State College, New York
2012 - Exhibited work in the "Faculty Exhibition" group exhibition at the Briarcliffe College Art Gallery in Bethpage, New York.
2013 - Created (and exhibited) thematic artwork for “The End and New Beginnings” group exhibition at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Harlem, New York.
2011 - Exhibited work in the “Drawing Connections” group exhibition at the Siena Art Institute in Siena, Italy. The artwork exhibited was added to the permanent collection of the Siena Art Institute.
2010 - Exhibited work in the “Quarterly Art Soiree” group exhibition at Webster Hall in New York, New York.
2010 - Exhibited work in the “Process Impact” group exhibition at the Eagle Art Gallery at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.
2009 - Exhibited work in the “National Art Premiere” group exhibition at the Elmhurst Art Museum in Elmhurst, Illinois.
2008 - Exhibited work in the “Human Rights Art Exhibition”, an international traveling group exhibition at the University of Monterrey (UDEM), Monterrey, Mexico, the Progreso Art Gallery, Nuevo Progreso, Mexico, the University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, Texas and South Texas College, McAllen, Texas.
2004 - Exhibited work in the “Drawing Conclusions” group exhibition at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip, New York.
2004 - Exhibited work at the Marziart Internationale Galerie group exhibition in Hamburg, Germany.
2006 - Exhibited work in the “Tom Ruggio Paintings and Drawings” solo exhibition at the Briarcliffe College Library in Patchogue, New York.
1999 - Exhibited work in the “8th Annual Showcase” group exhibition at the Alternative Museum in New York, New York.
1998 - Exhibited work in the “New Voices/New Visions” exhibition at the Alternative Museum in New York, New York.

Achievements
2011 - Founded the Studio Borgo Art Program in Lucca, Italy.

Presentations
2016 - Presented, exhibited and discussed artwork at the Long Island Museum as part of the “Slide Slam 2016” event. The Long Island Museum (LIM) is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. 

Curating
2015 - Co-curated and organized the “Dowling College Study Abroad Exhibition” at in Sala Verde at Hotel Universo in Lucca, Italy.
2013 - Curated and organized the Studio Borgo Artist Residency Exhibition “Sculpture by Artist Kevin Morrow” at the Teatro Verzura in Borgo a Mozzano, Lucca, Italy.
2013 - Curated and organized the Studio Borgo Artist Workshop “Summer Series 2013” exhibition in Sala Verde at Hotel Universo in Lucca, Italy.

Juries/Panels
2014 - Served as judge and presenter at the “Annual Painting Exhibition of the Region of Tuscany” at the Convent and Cloisters of St. Francis, a 16th century cultural landmark of Lucca, Italy.
2014 - Served as judge and presenter at the “Annual Juried Group Exhibition” at the Suburban Art League in Syosset, New York.

Design
2011-2013 - Designed the art studio and grounds for the Studio Borgo art program on a 15th century property in the town of Borgo a Mozzano in Lucca, Italy. This included submitting drawings, overseeing/approving construction and making purchases for equipment and furniture. Because this took place in a historic location, it was necessary to work with the community board (commune) and town council to assure and maintain historical integrity and a high standard of work.

Interviews/Articles
1998 - New York Newsday article “Real Life and Art: What the Paint Sees” by Carl MacGowen
1997 - New York Newsday article “Five Emerging Artists with Future Vision” by Eva Shabkie

Honors and Awards
2009 - Nominated for the Career Education Corporation Educator of the Year Award. Nominated amongst faculty from more than 250 colleges across the United States.
2009 - Awarded the Special Achievement Stipend from the Elmhurst Art Museum
2006 - Included in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers publication.
1997 - Awarded the Visual Arts Program Grant from the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning.

Course Writing
2016 - Art History: Prehistoric Art to the Middle Ages and Art History: Renaissance to Modern Art courses for Iona College.
2016 - Co-wrote a three-credit study abroad course for Dowling College at Studio Borgo.
2016 - Co-wrote a faculty development workshop for South Texas College at Studio Borgo.
2012 - Wrote the entire curriculum and itinerary for the Studio Borgo art program in Lucca, Italy.
2003-2007 - Wrote several courses at Briarcliffe College including Painting I, Painting II, Two-Dimensional Design and Advanced Drawing.

Service
Committee Member: Iona College Council on the Arts Committee
Serves on the Brother Chapman Gallery Sub-Committee
 

Adjunct Faculty Accomplishments

Erin Cairns

Service

  • Performer and Panelist, Dance: A Healing Force, 2016
  • Performer, Choreographer and Panelist: Iona College Dance Ensemble: A Celebration of Mind, Body and Spirit, 2016


Guest Lectures

  • Improvisation, Colgate University, October 2015
  • Modern dance technique, Temple University, October 2016
  • Early Childhood Development in Dance, Prospect Park YMCA, June 2015


Memberships

  • National Dance Educator’s Organization


Professional Performance (*denotes own choreography)

  • Triskelion Arts, Kathy Wasik, Brooklyn, NY, February 2016
  • Triskelion Arts, Kathy Wasik, Brooklyn, NY, May 2016
  • Marble House Project Fundraiser, NY, NY, June 2016*
  • Ballet Arts NJ, Choreographed Student Showcase, June 2016
  • Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Brooklyn, NY, Choreographed Student Showcase, June 2016
  • Temple University, All I have are sensations, October 2016
  • Triskelion Arts, Bounce Bounce, December 2016*
  • Dance Roulette, Rebecca Davis, Brooklyn, NY February, 2015
  • Marble House Project Residency Program, Dorset, VT, May 2015*
  • Colgate University, Tanya Calamoneri, Hamilton, NY, October 2015
  • Triskelion Arts, All I have are sensations, Brooklyn, NY, December 2015*
  • Muhlenberg College 20th Anniversary Concert, March 2014*
  • Triskelion Arts Presents Comedy in Dance Festival, April 2014*
  • NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Studies, April 2014*
  • Invisible Dog Arts Center, Anne Zuerner, May 2014


Curation/Producing

  • Women in Motion in Soaking Wet at West End Theater, May 2015
  • Women in Motion in Soaking Wet at West End Theater, September 2016


David Carlyon

Books
  • The Education of a Circus Clown: Mentors, Audiences, Mistakes. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
    • Stuart Thayer Prize, Circus Historical Society, award for the best circus book of the year, 2016.
    • Chosen for American Theater and Drama Society’s “Brilliance of the American Theatre Reading,” Drama Book Shop, New York, New York, March 24, 2016.
  • Dan Rice: The Most Famous Man You've Never Heard Of. New York: Public Affairs, 2001.
    • Washington Irving Book Award, Westchester Library Association, 2003.
    • Reviews: New York Times, New Yorker, Chicago Tribune, Providence Journal, Hartford Courant, (Portland) Oregonian, Publishers Weekly (*) starred review
    • Feature articles: New York Times, Time Out-New York, Daily News
    • TV: “BookNotes,” C-Span2, full-hour talk, May 2002
    • Radio: “The Leonard Lopate Show,” WNYC-FM, New York, New York
Book Contributions
  • “David Stone: Defying the Gravity of Expectations,” chapter, The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers, eds. William Everett and Laura MacDonald, Palgrave Macmillan [forthcoming].
  • “William Dunlap, Father of American Theater—and American Anti-theatricality,” essay, Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism (NCLC), Vol. 244, ed. Benjamin Franklin V, Detroit: Gale, 2011, 254-60, reprint, Theatre Symposium 15 (2007): 29-40.
  • “The Trickster as Academic Comfort Food,” essay, The Many Worlds of Circus, Robert Sugarman, ed., Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007, pp. 199-207, reprint, Journal of American Culture, 25.1-2 (Spring/Summer 2002): 15-19.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
  • “From the Broadway Tabernacle to the Gettysburg Battlefield: Did Edwin Forrest Influence Abraham Lincoln?,” Theatre Survey 56.1 (January 2015): 71-94.
  • “‘Find Love’s Prick’: Touchstone Improvises,” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews, 24.3 (2011): 131-37.
  • “Minstrelsy as Cutting-Edge Clowning,” American History / A Nation Breaks Apart, 1840-1877 / Minstrels Shows, “Dilemma: Perspective 2,” ABC-CLIO, 2011. Web.
  • “‘Soft and Silky Around Her Hips’: Nineteenth-Century Circus and Sex,” Journal of American Drama and Theatre, 22.2 (Spring 2010): 25-47.
  • “Twain’s ‘Stretcher’: The Circus Shapes Huckleberry Finn,”  South Atlantic Review  72.4 (Fall 2007): 1-36.
    • Analyzed, Alan Gribben, “Mark Twain,” American Literary Scholarship, 2010.1 (2012), 109.
  • “William Dunlap, Father of American Theater—and American Anti-theatricality,” Theatre Symposium 15 (2007): 29-40.
  • “Hannibal Hamlet: Mark Twain, Dan Rice, and Huckleberry Finn,” Theatre Symposium 12 (2004): 33-47.
  • “The Trickster as Academic Comfort Food,” Journal of American Culture, 25.1-2 (Spring/Summer 2002): 15-19.
Academic Presentations
  • Featured speaker, “19th-Century Circus: Sex, Violence & Politics,” New York State Historical Association and New York Teachers’ Conference, co-sponsors, auspices of the New York Council for the Humanities, Cooperstown, New York, October 18, 2013.
  • Panel, “Interrogating Shared Histories: Publicity, Movement, and Spectacle in NYC Circus and Graffiti,” Urban Acrobatics conference, NoMAA Gallery (Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance), New York, New York, September 4, 2013.
  • Lecture, “Herman Ootics, the Clown: An Idiosyncratic History of Circus Clowning,” Circus and the City: New York, 1793-2010, exhibition, Bard Graduate Center, New York, New York, January 10, 2013.
  • College Convocation Speaker, “Dan Rice & 19th-Century Culture,” Humanities & Fine Arts Fall Convocation, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 26, 2011.
  • Presentation, “A Side Order of Moral (Order): American Theater Internalizes Anti-theatricality,” Southeastern Theatre Conference: Theatre Symposium Highlights, Atlanta, Georgia, March 10, 2007.
  • Presentation, “Hamlet at the Circus: Mark Twain, Dan Rice, & Antebellum Culture,” Southeastern Theatre Conference: Theatre Symposium Highlights, Chattanooga, Tennessee, March 6, 2004.
Guest Lectures / Seminars
  • Seminar, 19th-century culture and politics, History Department, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 27, 2011.
  • Lecture, “Honor the Troops?: GI Joe Meets the Vietnam Vet,” Project ACH (American Constitutional History), Washington, D.C., July 26, 2007.
  • Lecture, “Did an Actor Influence Lincoln at Gettysburg?,” Project TEACH (Teaching Excellence in American Constitutional History), Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 2007.
  • Lecture, “Antebellum Performance and Politics Overlap: Actor Edwin Forrest, Politician Abe Lincoln, & Clown Dan Rice,” Project TEACH (Teaching Excellence in American Constitutional History), Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 4, 2006.
  • Seminar, clown history, Theater Dept., Shorter College, Rome, Georgia, May 30, 2006.
  • Lecture, “Dan Rice & Huck Finn,” English Dept., Shorter College, Rome, Georgia, March 31, 2006.
  • Seminar, circus history, Theater Dept., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, March 27, 2003.
  • Seminar, American Popular Entertainment, History Dept., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, March 27, 2003.
  • Seminar, “Dan Rice & 19th-Century Performance,” University of Pittsburgh, History Dept., Theater Dept. and The Center for American Music, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 25, 2002.
  • Lecture, “Dan Rice and 19th-Century Performance,” Allegheny College, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, October 24, 2002.
  • Graduate seminar, “Dan Rice & 19th-Century Performance,” University of Toronto, Ontario, March 15, 2002.
  • Lecture, “Old-Time Circus: Sex, Violence & Politics,” Chapman Historical Museum, Glens Falls, New York, October 1, 2009.
  • Panel, Showboat Performance, “Grand Showboat Weekend,” co-sponsored by Theatre Museum (New York, New York) & Waterfront Museum, Waterfront Museum, Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York, October 21, 2007
  • Guest expert, “The Ringling Brothers,” A&E-Biography, taped, Larchmont, New York, April 2005.
Public Talks
  • New York Council for the Humanities, Speakers in the Humanities Program, talks throughout New York State, 2009-2015
    • “19th-Century Circus: Sex, Violence & Politics”
    • “The Gettysburg Address: Unnoticed Influence / New Perspective”
Other Public Expression Memberships
  • Actors Equity Association (AEA)
  • American Theater and Drama Society (ATDS)
  • American Society for Theater Research (ASTR)
  • Association for Theater in Higher Education (ATHE)
  • Dramatists Guild (DG)
  • Mid-America Theater Conference (MATC)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Organization of American Historians (OAH)
Honors
  • Stuart Thayer Prize, Circus Historical Society, award for the best circus book of the year, 2016.
  • “Larchmont Luminaries,” Larchmont Historical Society, paired with the late theater critic Walter Kerr for the joint honor, Larchmont, New York, April 14, 2013
  • Washington Irving Book Award, Westchester Library Association, 2003.

John Gavalcin

Adjudicator
  • East Coast International Competition – Adjudicator for Piano (November 20, 2016)
  • Wharton School of Music Piano Competition – Adjudicator (March 12, 2016)
  • New York Artists International Competition – Adjudicator for Piano (April 19, 2014)
  • Appointed "Honorary Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music and Music Education in the Department of Arts and Humanities" at Teachers College, Columbia University (Feb. 1, 2014)

Published Articles
  • A Repertoire Guide for Beginning Piano Students – La Musica Magazine “Classical Music Magazine” (11/15)
  • A Foundational Guide for Teaching Piano Concerning the Use of Pedal – La Musica Magazine (10/15)

Doctoral Dissertation Committees at Teachers, College Columbia University
  • Exploration of Modeling Strategies for Teaching Piano in Korea – Barbara Chung, May 2016 (Committee Chair)
  • Investigating Teaching and Learning Dynamics: Beginner Level Non-Group Related Piano Class Eun Hae Yun, April 13, 2016 (Committee)
  • The Master’s Piano Pedagogy Degree: Leading to Future Teacher’s Success – Angela Meyers, April 17, 2014 (Committee Chair)


Concert Performances
  • Faculty Solo Piano Recital at Iona College (Romita Hall) Haven’t I Heard that Before? Music of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninoff (10/5/16)
  • Faculty Solo Recitals, Teachers College, Columbia University, Milbank Chapell (1/26/15, 1/27/16, 4/19/16)
  • Violin and Piano Recital, Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center NYC, Music of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms: Sun Boon Jeong, violinist (10/7/15)
  • Cannon Caucus Room, Cannon Building (U.S. House of Representatives) Washington D.C., violinist Sun Boon Joeng (8/14/15)
  • Closter Public Library, Closter, N.J., French Music and Russian Music for piano and violin, Music of Debussy, Ravel, Saint-Saens, Franck, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev (11/13/14, 11/12/15)
  • Music Director and Pianist, Concerts for Paul and Irene Bogoni Foundation in NYC & Briar Cliff Manor, N.Y.,Orcherstra, vocal ensembles, chamber music solo piano. Classical masterpieces from Baroque to 20th century (12/17/15, 12/19/16)

Professional Solo Piano CD Recordings
  • At the Ballet – produced by Music Works Productions, Los Angeles. All music chosen and performed on piano by John Gavalchin. (1/17)

Stanley J. Lapa

Education

  • 1980, M.F.A., Photography, Brooklyn College
  • 1978, M.A., Ceramic Sculpture, Montclair State College
  • 1972, B.A., Studio Art, Iona College
  • 1973, NY Permanent Teacher Certification

Course Design and Technology Implementation

  • Digital Photography and Imaging, a distance-learning course. (Iona course FPA 246 DL)

Exhibitions/ Selected Awards

  • 2013 October, New Rochelle Art Association 98th Juried Exhibition (3rd Place Award in Pastel for “Still-Life with Peach”)
  • 2012, Nov. New Rochelle Art Association 97th Annual Juried Exhibition, Second Place, Pastel, for “Cosmic Storm”
  • 2012, Nov. New Rochelle Art Association 97th Annual Juried Exhibition, Second Place, Graphics, colored pencil “Poinsettia”
  • 2012, Sept.  “Art Abounds,” Mamaroneck Artists Guild Active Members Award Show (Award of Distinction for Photography, “Koi”)
  • 2011 Iona College CELTIC Faculty Instructional Technology Award (FITA)
  • 2010, First Place Award in works on Paper for pastel, “Coalescence”, Mamaroneck Artists Guild Active Members Award Show “In Focus”
  • 2009, First Place Award in Pastel for “Autumn Leaves” New Rochelle Art Association 94th Annual Juried Exhibition
  • 2007, Pastel Society of America 35th Annual Open Juried Exhibition “For Pastels Only.”  Pastel on prepared canvas “Autumn Leaves” received the award from American Artist Professional League for Traditional Realism
  • 2000, Corner Gallery Award for watercolor “Crossroads”, Northeast Watercolor Society

Exhibition Curator and/or Installation Design - Iona College, Br. Kenneth Chapman Gallery

  • 2008-2014, ACCUMULATION, Iona College Student Exhibitions, Co-curator
  • 2012  Sept./Oct  Iona College Arts Faculty Exhibition
  • 2006, Waterworks 4th annual juried exhibition
  • 2006, Dynamic Synthesis, Mamaroneck Artists Guild at Iona College
  • 2005, 5 Sculptors/5 Photographers
  • 2005, From Sorrows to Joys
  • 2005, Waterworks 3rd annual juried exhibition
  • 2004, Driven to Abstraction, artists of the ICCA
  • 2004, Accumulation, student exhibition
  • 2004, Tony Vaccaro: The World Trade Center, A Personal Photographic Journal
  • 2004, Confluence: Faculty Exhibition
  • 2004, Waterworks 2nd annual juried exhibition
  • 2003, Mystical Connections, artwork of Janet Castronuovo
  • 2003, Accumulation, student exhibition
  • 2003, Waterworks, the Best of Watercolor in Westchester juried exhibition
  • 2002, My Long Years’ Journey, retrospective of Gerda Roze, abstract painter
  • 2002, Three painters, faculty exhibition
  • 2001, The Soul of the People, Alice Lok Cohana commemorates the Holocaust
  • 2001, Multiple Perspectives,  arts faculty exhibition

Community Outreach/Topics presented at workshops

  • “Picasso’s Guernica: An Artist Responds to the Outrage of War,” Week of the Peacemaker.
  • “Drawing, A New Way of Seeing,” University of a New Age.
  • “How to Visit a Museum,” Iona Mentorship Program.
  • “Architecture and Art, Architecture for Art,” Iona Honors Colloquia.
  • “Using Art as a Doorway to Meditation,” Westchester Watercolor Workshop, annual retreat.
  • “Viewing and Enjoying Art With the Right-Side of the Brain,” University of the New Age.
  • “The Culture, Art, and Archaeology of the Four Corners Area of the Southwest,” slide lecture to local artists.
  • “The Enneagram and Personal Spirituality,” Christian Brothers Retreat Center at Westcourt.
  • “The Power of Dreamwork,” Iona religious studies classes and Retreat Center at Westcourt.

Jeffrey Price

Solo Exhibitions









2015




  • Rustography. Criterion Collection at Toast, 
Patchogue, 
NY,
 10/2 - 12/28.



Select Group Exhibitions










2016

  • Long Island Biennial.  Heckscher Museum of Art, NY, 9/3-12/4.
  • En réponse à la guerre. Muzeum Narodowe w Kielcach, Poland, 9/1-11/24.
  • Harlem Flux.  Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem, NY, 5/3-5/28.
  • Jamaica Flux 2016. JCAL and Moda Space, Queens, NY, 4/16-7/4.
  • Caught in an Upstream Spiral. Heath Gallery, Harlem, NY, 4/9-5/22.
  • Sideshow Nation III. Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY, 1/21-3/15.

2015

  • Winter Salon. Chicago Art Source, Chicago, IL, 11/20-1/23.
  • Twisted Data. Central Booking Gallery, NYC, 11/19-12/24
  • Holiday Salon. Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC, 12/13-12/20
  • Cathedra: Large Works. PAC MAC at Briarcliffe College Art Gallery, 10/2-10/11.
  • Stax: Visions of Soul. Stax Museum, Memphis, TN, 7/15-12/21.
  • The Life of Things. Processus, Denver, CO, 7/24-10/17.
  • Art Busan. Space 776, Busan, South Korea, 6/5-6/8.
  • FLUX Art Fair. Art in Flux, NYC, 5/14-5/17.
  • Just My Type. Arcilesi/Homberg, New York, NY, 2/15-3/10.


Curatorial Projects










2016

  • The Big Potato. Ripe Art Gallery, 
Huntington,
 NY, 8/24 ‐ 10/7.


2015

  • Ripening. Ripe Art Gallery,
 Huntington, 
NY, 10/17 ‐ 11/17.



Select Performances










2016

  • Nice Garage presents POTATOTRON.
 Ripe Art Gallery, 
Huntington, NY 10/1.


Awards






2016

  • Marcus Garvey Park Alliance Stipend, Harlem, NYC.
  • Jamaica Flux 2016 Stipend, 
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Queens, NYC.


Articles and Reviews










2016

  • “The View of the Beholder,” Pulse Magazine, November.
  • “Long Island Biennial Reveals Artist’s Many strengths,” HamptonsArtHub, 10/19.
  • “Flux Art Fair: Palatable Brunch Tour,” The Village Voice, 5/4.
  • “Flux Art Fair Bets Big on Public Artwork This Year,” ArtNet News, 5/3.

2015

  • “Nomads, Head Uptown: Flux, Harlem’s Art Fair, Starts Strong,” BlouinArtInfo, 5/15.
  • “9 in Art,” Pulse Magazine, July/August.

Ryan Seslow

Professional Activity 2015 – 2016
Exhibitions – 2015 -2016: 

  • August 2016 – some/body: A GROUP EXHIBITION, Curated by Emma Howcroft, 212 Arts gallery, LES, NYC.
  • June 2016 – 7th Annual Welling Court Mural Festival of Street Art & Graffiti / 1 year exhibition. 12th Street, Astoria, NY.
  • January 2016–April 2016 – Iona College Art Dept. Faculty Exhibition, Brother Ken Chapman Gallery, New Rochelle, NY.
  • December 2015 – The International Streaming Festival. Den Haag, The Netherlands. 10th edition of the Streaming Festival. Aside from the online program, the offline opening at will be at VisualContainer – [.BOX] in Milan, Italy on 10th of December 2015.
  • November 2015 – Two Man Exhibition, SIA GALLERY 511 West 20th Street, 2nd Floor #2N NYC Titled: “SPIRIT” New Works by: Ryan Seslow & Alex Kakai Shinohara
  • October 2015 – Group Exhibition, Ripe Art Gallery, Huntington, NY – Titled: “Ripening.”
  • September 2015 – LIU Post Art Dept. Faculty Exhibition, The Steinberg Museum of Art, Brookville, NY
  • August 2015 – I Am Pumped, Group Exhibition, “Graffanimation” for the Islip Art Museum, NY – 8/27/15
  • June 2015 – A GROUP SHOW, Group Exhibition at Arlene’s Grocery Gallery, LES, NYC.
  • June 2015 – Animating Transit–Platforms II, A 2nd group exhibition at the NYC Transit Museum,  Brooklyn, NY. Created and Curated by Ryan Seslow & Michael Branson Smith.
  • June 2015 – 6th Annual Welling Court Mural Festival of Street Art & Graffiti / 1 year exhibition. 12th Street, Astoria, NY.

Curatorial: 2015

  • Curator – “Concrete to Data” a survey of NYC Graffiti and Street Art as it transcends through various mediums leading to digital technologies. The Steinberg Museum of Art, Brookville, NY, 1/24/15–3/21/2015.
  • Curator – “Animating NYC Transit” – A public community based project for the NYC Transit Museum, Brooklyn, NY. October 2015.
  • Curator/Co-Creator of “Encrypted Fills” an Online & Offline exhibition of Video Art, GIFs, and New Media Art for artists with roots in Graffiti & Street Art. http://encryptedfills.com Inaugural Launch, May 2014. Exhibited at Concrete to Data, The Steinberg Museum of Art , Brookville, NY 1/24/15–3/21/2015.

Guest Lectures, Residencies & Workshops: 2015

  • December 2015 – Guest Lecture, Professor Jeffrey Allen Prices MFA seminar course, LIU – Long Island University, Post Campus.
  • June 2015 – Guest Artist Residency and Mural workshop instructor, Hillside Arts & Letters Academy, Jamaica High School, Jamaica, NY.
  • February 2015 – Curators Lecture for the Concrete to Data exhibition at The Steinberg Museum of Art, Brookville, NY. Two dates of 2/10 & 2/12.

Press & TV Features: 2015 – 2016

Television Appearances:

  • Ryan Seslow appeared on CUNY TV NYC twice in 2016 for the "Study with the Best Series"
  1. "Study with the Best: Art Through A CUNY Lens" Check it out here – http://www.cuny.tv/show/studywiththebest/PR2005020
  2. http://www.cuny.tv/show/studywiththebest

Web Development  2015 – 2016


Patricia Smith, Ph.D.

Served as an Educational and Supervision consultant to Twinn Palms exchange program based in China with its U.S. base in California. Finished her consultation by writing a business plan for them regarding their Education, Orientation, Placement and Student/Company Expectations departments. This is a multi-million dollar corporation. (2015 – 2016)

Grew the Vocal Ensemble from nothing to a solid singing group with very high expectations. (2015 – 2017)

Brought in Regina M. Zona (D.M.A. in Opera Performance) who has sung throughout Europe and the U.S., to discuss Opera with Music History class and work on a concert with the Vocal Ensemble. (Nov. 29, Dec. 1, 2016)