Contact YSM

Staff Directory

Administration + Staff

Please select the office you would like to contact from the list below.

General Inquiries
(203) 432-1965

YSM Box Office
(203) 432-4158


Office of the Dean

Robert Blocker
The Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music

Stefanie Parkyn
Senior Executive Assistant to the Dean and Chief of Staff
(203) 432-2208

Fallon Colavolpe
Senior Administrative Assistant
(203) 432-4160

(203) 432-7373

Office of the Deputy Dean

Melvin Chen
Deputy Dean

Megan Doran
Program Manager
(203) 432-7386

(203) 432-2061

Office of the Associate Dean

Michael Yaffe
Associate Dean

Rachel Glodo
Program Specialist
(203) 432-6045

(203) 432-7542


Donna Yoo
Director of Admissions

Aaron Kaplan
Admissions Coordinator
(203) 432-4155

(203) 432-7448

Alumni Affairs

Katherine Darr
Director of Development and Alumni Affairs

(203) 432-8754

Business Office

Chuck Stupakevich
Director of Finance and Administration
(203) 432-8802

Patty Torello
Business Manager
(203) 432-9244


Career Strategies

Astrid Baumgardner
(203) 432-7732

Center for Studies in Music Technology

Morris Steinert Collection of Musical Instruments

William Purvis

Susan E. Thompson

Christina Linsenmeyer
Associate Curator

(203) 432-0822


Katie Kelley
Director of Communications
(203) 432-0893

David Brensilver
Communications Officer
(203) 432-1222

Jenny Reed
Design Manager
(203) 436-4928

Julian Liby
Video Producer
(203) 432-7746

Concert Office

Krista Johnson
(203) 432-4159

Kate Gonzales
Box Office and Concert Programs
(203) 432-4397

Box Office
(203) 432-4158

(203) 432-7542


Katherine Darr
Director of Development and Alumni Affairs
(203) 432-8754

Media Production

Music in Schools Initiative

Rubén Rodríguez
Director of Music in Schools Initiative, New Haven

Justina Sullivan
(203) 671-5828

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival/Yale Summer School of Music

General Inquiries + Admissions + Box Office
(203) 432-1966 (September–May)
(860) 542-3000 (June–August)

Melvin Chen

James Nelson
General Manager

Deanne Chin
Associate Manager

Benjamin Schaeffer
Associate Administrator


Tara Deming
Operations Manager
(203) 432-4142

Christopher Melillo
Operations Assistant Manager
203) 432-8098

Dionne James
Operations Assistant
(203) 436-2178

Yale Philharmonia + New Music New Haven

Peter Oundjian
Principal Conductor, Yale Philharmonia

Aaron Jay Kernis
Artistic Director, NMNH

Jeff Mistri
Manager, Yale Philharmonia and NMNH
(203) 432-1978

(203) 432-7542

Piano Technicians

Robert Crowson
Associate Technician

Brian Daley
Associate Technician

William Harold
Associate Technician

(203) 432-4163

Student Services

Suzanne Stringer
Director of Student Services

Kellie Wood
Senior Administrative Assistant
(203) 432-4151

(203) 432-7448

Technological Support

Greg Johnson
Desktop Support Specialist

Yale ITS Help Desk
(203) 432-9000


Yale Opera

Gerald Martin Moore
Artistic Director, Yale Opera

Erika Niemi Heltzel
(203) 432-2690

Mailing Address

Please send all materials to our mailing address unless you are using a private courier such as FedEx, UPS, or DHL.

Mailing Address
Yale School of Music
PO Box 208246
New Haven, CT

FedEx, UPS, or DHL
Yale School of Music
98 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511