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The Department of Music is delighted to welcome two new faculty members: double bassist Nicholas Browne and pianist Stephanie Rogers. Stephanie Rogers will join Prof. Sally Pinkas on the classical piano faculty of our Individual Instruction Program, while Nicholas Browne will teach Individual Instruction Program courses in double bass and bass guitar. We congratulate Stephanie and Nick and wish them a warm welcome to our musical community.
Double bassist Nick Browne regularly performs with The Philadelphia Orchestra, with whom he has recorded, toured China, and performed at Carnegie Hall. He has also appeared with the Pittsburgh, Houston, and Grand Rapids Symphonies, and the Rochester Philharmonic. In the summer, Nick serves as Principal Bassist of the Breckenridge Music Festival. A former member of the bass section of the San Antonio Symphony (2014-2020), he also performed as guest Principal Bass with the Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra in the spring of 2018 and 2019.
A passionate and devoted educator, his students have excelled at the state level in Texas and have gone off to study music in leading programs across the country, and he enjoys coaching youth orchestras.
A native of Pittsburgh PA, Nicholas earned a Bachelor of Music from Duquesne University and a Master of Music at Rice University, studying with Jeffrey Turner and Timothy Pitts respectively. As a student, he enjoyed summers at Brevard Music Center, Chautauqua Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and Tanglewood Music Center.
Stephanie Rogers is a piano teacher and accompanist in the Boston area. She studied piano with Todd Crow as an undergraduate at Vassar College, then received her Master's Degree in Piano Performance from the Mannes College of Music where she studied with Peter Serkin. She has performed in recital and in chamber performances in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, including many in the Boston area at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio, and she accompanies students at many of the Boston music schools and conservatories. She has a busy teaching studio in her home in Newton, where she lives with her husband and two children.