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Arthur Levy

Arthur J Levy is on the faculty of Mannes College of Music and formerly as well, Manhattan School of Music in New York City; he has been a vocal consultant and master class teacher at the Glimmerglass Opera and the Roundabout Theatre and has taught at the State University of New York at Purchase, and at the opera house in Stuttgart, Germany. He is also a faculty member at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, in Waimea, Hawaii. Mr. Levy has also taught singers in the Metropolitan Opera Young Artist Development Program.  He works with singers who appear in all the major opera houses of the world, including great world renowned MET tenor Yonghoon Lee and lyric tenor Charles Castronovo, and a number of Tony award winning Musical Theatre performers.  He has appeared on CBS 60 Minutes, with his student Audra Mcdonald and internationallyrenowned singers as Elizabeth Futral, Hao Jiang Tian, James Valenti, William Burden, Ricardo Rivera, Won Whi Choi, Stephen Powell, and Broadway star Marin Mazzie, In the music theatre world he has worked and coached such luminary theatre and movie stars as Stockard Channing, Meryl  Streep, Oliver Platt, Lauren Graham, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Leah Michelle (of “Glee”) He has performed as tenor soloist in both opera and oratorio and is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and has had additional studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  He is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists and National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Mattew Sullivan

Oboist, Matt Sullivan has performed extensively on four continents and is recognized internationally as both a virtuoso performer and teacher, as well as an important advocate for the modern oboe. The New York Times has praised his "gorgeously lyrical playing" and the New Yorker has called his inventive performances "the cutting edge". As composer, his innovative works created for oboe, English horn and digital horn, along with his solo and chamber music performances and Compact Discs, have been featured on National Public Radio and on Voice of America. In addition to his active teaching and solo recital schedule, he is a member of Musicians' Accord, the Richardson Chamber Players (Princeton University), the Westchester Chamber Orchestra, First Avenue - the electro acoustic trio and The Weekend of Chamber Music Festival in Sullivan County New York.

Professor Sullivan is a Performing Artist for Boosey & Hawkes musical Instruments and plays exclusively on Buffet Oboes.