UMass Boston

Faculty & Staff

Department Chair

Carrie Ann Quinn

Administrative Contacts

Tanya Williams, Administrative Assistant

Bill Doncaster, Outreach Coordinator

Joshua Kohler, Production Manager

Program Coordinators

Sommer Forrester, Music Program Coordinator

Robert Lublin, Theatre Arts Program Coordinator

Danny Swain, Dance Program Coordinator

Ensemble Directors & Music Coordinators

Ensemble Directors

Sommer Forrester, Conductor, UMass Boston Orchestra

David Giessow, Choral Director

Peter Janson, Director, Jazz Ensembles

Music Coordinators

Peter Janson, Guitar Studies

Sommer Forrester, Juries 

Sommer Forrester, Music Education

Timothy McFarland, Piano Studies

David Giessow, Vocal Studies 

Standing Committee Chairs

Music Curriculum Committee
David Pruett

Theatre Curriculum Committee
Robert Lublin

Dance Curriculum Committee
Sommer Forrester

Department Personnel Committee
Robert Lublin

Susan Cunningham Campbell Scholarship Committee
David Pruett

Music Ensemble Committee (MEC)
Sommer Forrester

Theatre Arts Productions Advisory (TAPA) Committee
Joshua Kohler


The Department of Performing Arts comprises faculty in Dance, Music and Theatre Arts. 

Music (Classroom)

Theatre Arts


Music (Applied Faculty and Accompanists)