Administration and Staff

Mary Clementi

Mary Clementi is the Executive Director and Music Director of Highbridge Voices. As music director, Mary conducts the Chamber Choir, a 45-voice ensemble of students in grades 7-12. Mary has led Highbridge Voices’ Chamber Choir in several high-profile performances, including a concert for the Justices of the United States Supreme Court, a performance of the National Anthem at Yankees Stadium, and a concert for recording artist and producer will.i.am.

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Sunhee Lim

SunHee received her M.M in Choral Conducting at Westminster Choir College in Princeton and her B.M in Voice Performance with Secondary Education Teaching Certificate at Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea. Before she came to the States, She served as an assistant director and a voice instructor for five years for the youth choir Pueri Cantores in South Korea and also performed extensively in choral works around the world.

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Daniel Lanzetta

Danny Lanzetta is a writer, teacher, and spoken-word artist. He received his M.F.A. from the New School and his B.A. in English from SUNY-Albany.

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Jacob Aviner

Jacob Aviner is an educator, composer, and multi-instrumentalist based in the tri-state area.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music with a dual degree in Jazz Composition and Professional Music.  Jacob is passionate about music, education, and good food.  

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Nancy Brandler

Nancy Brandler, a Northern New Jersey native, completed her Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance and her Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development in 2015. Nancy received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. At Westminster, she sang […]

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Ambar Galvan

Ambar Galvan received her Master’s in Science Education from NYU Steinhardt and holds an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Secondary Education from Columbia University. In addition to teaching at Highbridge Voices, she teaches physical science at  Middle School 324 Patria Mirabal in Washington Heights.

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Paul Harding

Paul Harding has worked with urban youth for decades, using music and literature as vehicles to help children express themselves while learning about history and heritage.

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William Janiszewski

Billy Janiszewski has been teaching Music Theory and Guitar at Highbridge Voices since 2009. As a teacher, Billy has taught a wide variety of musical subjects to children of diverse backgrounds. He currently serves as the Program/Music Director of Basilica Voices, the after school children’s choir at The Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Lower Manhattan.

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Christina Kay

A recent transplant from Wisconsin, New York-based soprano Christina Kay is a versatile singer and teacher with a particular enthusiasm for concert, early, and new music repertoire. In the summer of 2016, she was the 2nd place prizewinner in the Handel Aria Competition, and was a soloist with the American Bach Soloists Academy in San Francisco. Other favorite […]

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Claire Kuttler

Praised for her “glistening torrents of sound” (Opera News), American lyric soprano Claire Kuttler is a versatile singing actress, whose characters come to life with psychological depth and intensity onstage. Ms. Kuttler is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music with a Professional Studies Diploma, the University of Maryland, College Park with a Master’s degree and from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN with a Bachelor of Music degree, Magna Cum Laude.

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