Meet Our Faculty

Below you can find several videos meant to introduce prospective students to our faculty and demonstrate some of the musical and academic resources of the Music Department.

Jonathan Golove, 'cello
Associate Professor

On working closely with students and visiting artists: "I think the greatest reward is interacting with people from a variety of traditions. It's really eye and mind-opening."

Eric Huebner, piano
Assistant Professor

Eric Huebner discusses the Music in Buffalo's Historic Places series, and working with his students on musicality, interpretation, and guiding them toward more mature performances.

Jon Nelson, trumpet
Professor of Music

Jon Nelson discusses the concert band's thought-provoking repertoire and professional work ethic, and the importance of establishing a musical presence in Buffalo.

George Caldwell, piano
Adjunct Instructor of Music

George Caldwell, director of the UB Jazz Ensembles, discusses his strategy of working with students, and sharing his experiences of making music with some of the great jazz performers of the 20th century.

Jean Kopperud, clarinet
Professor of Music

Prof. Jean Kopperud, clarinet, and students discuss the performance skills course,
"On the Edge."

Tom Kolor, percussion
Professor of Music

Tom Kolor discusses being "obsessed" with music, and the musical utopia he's found at UB.


The Academic Study of Music
Music Theory & Historical Musicology

James Currie, Richard Plotkin, and Stephanie Vander Wel discuss the academic study of music at UB, including Music Theory and Historical Musicology.