Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music

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All faculty can be reached via email, and individual appointments can arranged between students and faculty. See our list of online faculty office hours.

If you would like to reach the Music Office please call 718-997-3800 and leave a clear message. Office staff will return your call within 1-2 business days. You may also email jane.cho@qc.cuny.edu for any questions.

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Music Building
Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597
(Tel) 718-997-3800
(Fax) 718-997-3849

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, there are currently no regular in-person office hours. For all matters, please send an email to ACSM@qc.cuny.edu or jane.cho@qc.cuny.edu, or leave a phone message.

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Alexander Kouguell

Alexander Kouguell

Professor Emeritus

Fields of Study:
Cello Performance

Biographical Information:
Alexander Kouguell was born in Russia and is a graduate of the Ecole normale de music de Paris and the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, where he majored in comparative literature. This was followed by doctoral studies at Columbia University. He has taught at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and was assistant principal cellist with the Baltimore Sumphony. He was the principal cellist of the National Orchestral Association, the Musica Aeterna Orchestra and the Clarion Music Society of New York. He has toured extensively in the U.S., Europe, and the Near and Middle East. He has recorded for Columbia, Decca, Monitor, Nonesuch and CRI. He is a member of the New York Chamber Soloists and is on the faculty of the Chamber Music Conference at Bennington College. He is Professor Emeritus at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.


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