Jason Leo Curley obtained his Masters of Music (MM) and Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA), both in instrumental conducting from the University of Arizona. Dr. Curley’s Bachelor of Science (Music Education) and Bachelor of Arts (Music Performance) were granted from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. He was an Emerson (Governor’s) Scholar to Interlochen Arts Camp in 1998.
Professor Curley has had an array of conducting experience. Orchestras, wind ensembles, concert bands, choirs, and chamber groups stud his resume. After his final degree was achieved, he spent 2007 on the road with the National Tour of the 50th Anniversary revival of Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot, serving as Associate Conductor and French hornist in the pit orchestra. This followed a string of musical theatre experience in grad school (UA) as music director/conductor of works like Oklahoma, Guys & Dolls, Carousel, She Loves Me, and Kiss Me Kate to name a few.
Recently, Dr. Curley has guest conducted the Catskill, Utica, and Schenectady Symphony Orchestras. Other guest conducting engagements include numerous All-County Music Festivals (Orchestra and Band), and music directing operas and musicals in upstate New York. He also directed the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival from 2010-12.
Dr. Curley currently serves as the Director of Instrumental Music at Hartwick College, conducting wind ensemble, brass ensemble and Rock Orchestra; he also maintains private studios in French horn and Conducting.
Brent DeLanoy received his master of fine arts in creative writing from New Mexico State University in 2006. While at NMSU, he taught composition and creative writing. He also served as managing editor and assistant fiction editor for Puerto del Sol, NMSU's international literary magazine.
After moving east, he taught at SUNY Oneonta, including courses in composition and American literature. At Hartwick, he teaches creative writing - from the introductory course to the advanced workshop in fiction. He also teaches courses in the American short story, novellas and short novels, and the American west. DeLanoy's short fiction has appeared in the magazines decomP and Thieves Jargon, and his novella, Benediction, was awarded the 2008 A.E. Coppard Prize and was published by White Eagle Coffee Store Press and in Chrysalis.
Malissa Kano-White received a bachelor of arts from Keene State College and a master of fine arts from Illinois State University. She teaches Fundamentals of Acting, Advanced Acting and Introduction to Theatre courses.
As a professional director, playwright, and theatre educator, Kano-White has worked extensively in children's theatre in her capacity as director of the Theatre for the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky; educational director of the Center for Theatre, a theatre museum, in Albuquerque, NM; and as the artistic director for the Orcas Center, in Washington.
She received a Julia Thompson Elting Teaching/Research Award for her production of Steel Magnolias during the summer of 2011.
A.J. Russo received his bachelor of science from Hobart College and his master of arts and Ph.D. from Roswell Park Memorial Institute (SUNY at Buffalo).
His research has recently focused on studying the etiology of neurological disorders, particularly behavioral diseases such as autism, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety and depression.
Of particular interest is the relationship between nutritional and metabolic deficiencies and these diseases. To do this, he focuses on identifying abnormal levels of protein biomarkers such as certain growth factors and neurotransmitters important to normal nervous system function.
He is editor-in-chief of the online journal Autism Insights.
Artist, designer, and digital cultural guru, Joseph Von Stengel received a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Hartford and a master of fine arts from the University of Oregon.
Head of the digital art and design area of Hartwick College's Art & Art History Department, his classes cover image manipulation, design, animation, video, website and video-game creation, as well as physical computing and installation art. Visit the Hartwick digital areas website at www.hartwickdigital.com to see student work and class blogs.
Von Stengel's creative work has been shown in various galleries around the country and internationally. Examples of his work can be found at www.culturerecycling.com. In his off hours, he works as a visual communication consultant, is the visual member of the band Finn Riggins, and is an avid video game player.