Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music

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Aaron Copland School of Music Welcomes New Faculty

Mark Powell

Mark Powell
Associate Professor and
Director of Orchestral Studies
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Eric Rubinstein

Eric Rubinstein
Assistant Professor of
Choral Music Education

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International Music Performance Program

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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

Mon-Thurs 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Rita Mitsel

Rita Mitsel

Oboist Rita Mitsel  has performed extensively throughout the United States and in Europe. She is a member of the  Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players (NY) and Symphony in C (NJ). Ms. Mitsel has appeared as a substitute in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the American Ballet Theater, the American Symphony Orchestra, and in The Phantom of the Opera. As a soloist she performed with Symphony in C, Orion String Quartet, Mannes Orchestra, and on Bargemusic, among others. She has recorded for Naxos with International Contemporary Ensemble. Ms. Mitsel teaches oboe and chamber music at Queens College (CUNY), and ear training and dictation at Mannes College of Music.

A native of Kiev, Ukraine, she holds  a Bachelor's and Master’s degrees from Mannes College of Music, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School. Her teachers include  Elaine Douvas, Richard Dallessio, Eugene Izotov, Pedro Diaz, and Vadim Boyko.


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