Performance

Music Performance students have opportunities to explore both traditional and contemporary music, in an internationally recognized center for new music, with a storied legacy of the performance of classical chamber music. In addition to a range of traditional performing ensembles, such distinctive and unusual groups as the Genkin Philharmonic, Open! String Ensemble and Transatlantic Ensemble offer students active collaborations with faculty and other students.  

Degree Options

Performance Highlights

We offer more than 150 public performances each year. A wide range of performance venues are available to students, including University ChorusUniversity Choir, UB Concert BandUB Jazz EnsemblesUB Symphony OrchestraUB Contemporary Ensemble and numerous smaller ensembles and chamber groups

The department also hosts visiting artists and ensembles throughout the year. Music students receive free admission to a full season of concerts and the opportunity to participate in guest master classes with leading musicians. 

Our Faculty

The performance faculty is comprised of world-renowned soloists, ensemble musicians, and orchestral players committed to preparing UB students for careers in music. The department's low student-teacher ratio ensures that students receive a high degree of individual instruction and supervision. In addition to offering weekly studio lessons, the faculty direct performance initiatives at the university and throughout the local community, providing students with unique performance opportunities in Buffalo and greater Western New York.

John Bacon

Adjunct Instructor (Percussion Performance)

Department of Music

B18 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0650

Email: jwbacon@buffalo.edu

George Caldwell

Adjunct Instructor (Piano Performance)

Department of Music

B2 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0648

Email: gocaldwe@buffalo.edu

Leanne Darling

Adjunct Instructor (Viola Performance)

Department of Music

414 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0640

Email: leanneda@buffalo.edu

Tiffany Du Mouchelle

Adjunct Assistant Professor (Vocal Performance)

Department of Music

312 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0632

Email: tdumouch@buffalo.edu

Glenn Einschlag

Adjunct Instructor (Bassoon Performance)

Department of Music

308 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0623

Email: ge4@buffalo.edu

Harry Fackelman

Adjunct Instructor (Saxophone Performance)

Department of Music

430 Baird Hall

Email: fackelmn@buffalo.edu

Jonathan Golove

(Currently on Sabbatical); Department Chair; Associate Professor (Cello Performance); Director, UB Summer String Workshop

Department of Music

406 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0653

Email: golove@buffalo.edu

Madeline Harts

Adjunct Instructor (Vocal Performance)

Department of Music

444 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0336

Email: mharts@buffalo.edu

Eric Huebner

Director of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor (Piano Performance); Director, Concert Committee

Department of Music

402 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0637

Email: erichueb@buffalo.edu

Hanna Hurwitz

Adjunct Instructor (Violin Performance)

Department of Music

Emlyn Johnson

Adjunct Assistant Professor (Flute Performance)

Department of Music

316 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0633; Fax: (716) 645-3824

Email: emlynjoh@buffalo.edu

Thomas Kolor

Associate Department Chair; Associate Professor (Percussion Performance)

Department of Music

B25 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0649

Email: tpkolor@buffalo.edu

Jean Kopperud

Professor (Clarinet Performance); Performance Unit Coordinator

Department of Music

240 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0634

Email: jkkopperud@mindspring.com

Jonathan Lombardo

Adjunct Instructor (Trombone and Tuba Performance)

Department of Music

B3 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0651

Email: tboneone@aol.com

Roland Martin

Adjunct Instructor (Organ and Harpsichord Performance)

Department of Music

448 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0645

Email: remartin@buffalo.edu

Bobby Militello

Adjunct Instructor (Saxophone Performance)

Department of Music

B2 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0648

Email: rpmilite@buffalo.edu

Jacek Muzyk

Adjunct Instructor (French Horn Performance)

Department of Music

B3 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0651

Email: jsmuzyk@buffalo.edu

Daniel Pendley

Adjunct Instructor (Double Bass Performance)

Department of Music

450 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0646

Email: dlpendle@buffalo.edu

Sungmin Shin

Adjunct Instructor (Guitar Performance)

Department of Music

308 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0630

Email: sungguitar@gmail.com

Michael Wagner

Adjunct Instructor (Electric Bass Performance)

Department of Music

230 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0622

Email: mfwagner@buffalo.edu