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Department of Performing Arts

Michael DeQuattro
Dance Accompanist/Composer
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Michael DeQuattro

Michael
DeQuattro
Dance Accompanist/Composer
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Michael Bolger
Adjunct Professor
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Michael Bolger

Michael
Bolger
Adjunct Professor
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Cathy Nicoli
Assistant Professor
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Performing Arts Annex
Areas of Expertise: 
Dance and Performance Studies

Cathy Nicoli

Cathy
Nicoli
Assistant Professor
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Performing Arts Annex
Areas of Expertise: 
Dance and Performance Studies
Stephan Brigidi
Adjunct Professor
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(401) 254-3660
Areas of Expertise: 
Aesthetics, Photography & Film, Painting & Drawing, Art History & Italian Culture

Stephan Brigidi

Stephan
Brigidi
Adjunct Professor
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(401) 254-3660
Areas of Expertise: 
Aesthetics, Photography & Film, Painting & Drawing, Art History & Italian Culture

Stephan BrigidiStephen Brigidi was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1951, and is a widely published artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. Brigidi received his MFA at RI School of Design in 1976, studying with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. He is a Fulbright-Hays fellow, a MacDowell Colony fellow, and a recipient of fellowships for his photography from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Universities of Hawaii and Connecticut, the Unicolor Corp., and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

In 1991 Brigidi collaborated with the poet, Robert Bly, on Angels of Pompeii, an artist portfolio and book published by Ballantine Books, New York. Remarkable People is Brigidi’s second book published in 1995 by the Sunningdale Foundation. Two new books about Italy are currently in process, including Afraid of the Dark: A Venetian Story, to be published in 2014.

Nancy Rosenberg
Adjunct Professor Musical Theatre and Musical Direction
D.M.A. Boston University, M.A. Boston University, A.B. Brown University
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(401) 254-3626
Areas of Expertise: 
Music, Theatre

Nancy Rosenberg

Nancy
Rosenberg
Adjunct Professor Musical Theatre and Musical Direction
D.M.A. Boston University, M.A. Boston University, A.B. Brown University
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(401) 254-3626
Areas of Expertise: 
Music, Theatre
William Grandgeorge
Professor Emeritus of Theatre
A.B. Knox College, M.A. University of Illinois
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(401) 254-3627

William Grandgeorge

William
Grandgeorge
Professor Emeritus of Theatre
A.B. Knox College, M.A. University of Illinois
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(401) 254-3627
Jonathan Richter, M.M.
Adjunct Professor
B.A. and B.S. University of Connecticut, M.M. Yale University
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(401) 254-3626
Areas of Expertise: 
Director, Roger Williams University Chorus

Jonathan Richter

Jonathan
Richter
M.M.
Adjunct Professor
B.A. and B.S. University of Connecticut, M.M. Yale University
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(401) 254-3626
Areas of Expertise: 
Director, Roger Williams University Chorus

Jonathan Richter is an active conductor, vocalist, and music educator based in southern New England. In addition to directing the Roger Williams University Chorus, Richter also directs choral ensembles at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA and the Walnut Hill School for the ArtJonathan Richter conductings in Natick, MA. Jonathan earned a B.A. in Music, B.S. in Education from the University of Connecticut, and a M.M. in Choral Conducting from Yale University. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in choral conducting at Boston University.

John Dennewitz
Adjunct Professor
M.M. New England Conservatory Bachelor of Music, B.M. Rhode Island College
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(401) 254-3439
Areas of Expertise: 
Applied Music: Guitar

John Dennewitz

John
Dennewitz
Adjunct Professor
M.M. New England Conservatory Bachelor of Music, B.M. Rhode Island College
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(401) 254-3439
Areas of Expertise: 
Applied Music: Guitar

JOHN DENNEWITZ has been performing and teaching classical guitar since the early 1990's. He has delighted diverse audiences throughout New England as both a soloist and chamber musician with his musicality and passionate playing. In 2008, he performed as a member of the Providence Mandolin Orchestra in their summer European tour to France and the Netherlands.

Eric Christensen
Adjunct Professor
G. D. New England Conservatory, M. M Yale University School of Music, B. M. Lawrence University Conservatory of Music
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Areas of Expertise: 
Applied Music: Guitar

Eric Christensen

Eric
Christensen
Adjunct Professor
G. D. New England Conservatory, M. M Yale University School of Music, B. M. Lawrence University Conservatory of Music
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Areas of Expertise: 
Applied Music: Guitar

Eric Christensen has taught and performed professionally for over ten years. He is proficient in a variety of styles including classical, jazz, rock and musicals. He has performed in a variety of settings including weddings, cocktail parties, corporate functions, art galleries, libraries, nursing homes, hospices, and churches. Primarily a classical guitarist, he has performed as a recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist throughout the United States and Canada including several major cities including New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago as well as popular vacation destinations such as Cape Cod, Aspen, and Palm Beach. He has appeared on many concert series including Music on the Hill, East Greenwich, Rhode Island; Spire Series, Pompano Beach, Florida; and Classical Mandolin Society of America, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has performed live on National Public Radio (NPR) in Palm Beach, Florida. Eric gives master classes and chamber music coachings to area high schools and special presentations to elementary schools throughout the country.

Nancy Nicholson, M.M.
Adjunct Professor
M.M. University of Wisconsin, B.A. Western Illinois University
Contact Information
(401) 254-3035
Areas of Expertise: 
Applied Music: Piano

Nancy Nicholson

Nancy
Nicholson
M.M.
Adjunct Professor
M.M. University of Wisconsin, B.A. Western Illinois University
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(401) 254-3035
Areas of Expertise: 
Applied Music: Piano

Nancy Nicholson has appeared as piano soloist in New England and in the Midwest. She has presented recitals abroad at Royal Festival Hall's Purcell Room (London), and at the Salle Cortot and Schola Cantorum (Paris). A specialist in French music, she was twice a featured performer at the prestigious French Piano Institute in Paris. She was pianist and co-artistic director of the Jamestown, RI Chamber Music Series, and performed on concerts throughout New England as part of the trio “Music for a While.”

Her interest in the organ music of J.S. Bach led her to formal organ study and the position of music director at Church of the Ascension in Cranston, RI. She has presented workshops for the RI Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and at regional AGO conventions.