Classical Studies & Performance Faculty

Staff Piano

Tamara Cashour
Educational Affiliations: Adjunct Instrumental Accompanying Faculty: William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ (Brass, Woodwinds and Strings Departments); Vocal Coaching Staff: Mannes College of Music. Wagner College, Kingsborough Community College Music Theatre Departments: Musical Theatre Class/Auditions Pianist. Manhattan School of Music 1999-2007: Vocal Accompanying/Coaching Staff.
Recitalist: Carnegie-Weill Recital Accompanying Debut: February 2002; has given or prepared over 200 recitals with singers and instrumentalists in the US and Europe.
Pianist: Dal Segno Chamber Ensemble
Contemporary Music World Premieres: (As pianist and/or soprano), has premiered/performed art song and solo piano pieces of: John Harbison, Dorothy Chang (Composer Forums, SONGFEST 2004), Ricky Ian Gordon, Antonio Carlos Defeo, Richard Russell, Debra Kaye, Donald Hagar, Nataliya Medvedovskaya, Noah Haverkamp.
Opera: U.S. Regional/European Opera credits as Assistant Conductor/Coach: Piccolo Spoleto Festival (Charleston, SC), Lake George Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Natchez Opera Festival, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Opera Festival di Roma, International Lyric Academy of Rome, Golden Fleece Ltd., Garden State Opera
Oratorio/Sacred: Organist/Director of Music: Presbyterian Church of New Rochelle; Assistant Conductor: Bronx Concert Singers.
Composer: ASCAPlus Award winner 2008-2011, First Place: 2008 For Women Only Composers Competition World Premieres: Symphony Space, St. Peter’s Citicorp, Franklin Furnace, Columbia University’s Casa Italiana.
Education: BA, Columbia University; MA, New York University.

Warren Helms
Warren Helms presently is a faculty member of The Juilliard School and also William Paterson University. He served as opera coach at The Manhattan School of Music for eleven years. Mr. Helms was assistant conductor/pianist for the Broadway production of Showboat at the Gershwin Theatre and has performed off-Broadway with the Vineyard Theatre. He recently performed with the Three Irish Tenors, Aretha Franklin as well as Clay Aiken. Cabaret experience includes The Rainbow Room, Russian Tea Room. He collaborates with Drew University, Kean University and Westminster Choir College. He is also the Director of Music at The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Wayne, New Jersey.

Mary Pinto
[bio coming soon]