Professor of Violin at:

Mannes College The New School for Music

The Juilliard School Pre-College Division

New York University

Teaching Assistant in Juilliard College

ANN SETZER is widely-recognized as a soloist, chamber musician and as a respected pedagogue. Dedicated to teaching as well as performing, she is currently a professor of violin at Mannes College The New School for Music and is on the violin faculties of The Juilliard School Pre-College Division, New York University and serves as a Teaching Assistant in Juilliard College.  Dr. Setzer also teaches and performs at the prestigious Meadowmount School of Music and the Green Mountain Festivals. She began her teaching career  as a teaching assistant to Ivan Galamian in New York and at the Meadowmount School of Music where she was appointed to the faculty in 1981. Additional summer residencies have included the Green Mountain Festival, Interharmony Festival in Germany and the Killington Music Festival.


Dr. Setzer received her musical education at the Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Sally Thomas and at SUNY Stony-Brook where she received her DMA. Her chamber music studies were with Josef Gingold, Jascha Brodsky, Earl Carlyss, Gilbert Kalish and Timothy Eddy.  She is the recipient of numerous awards including a teaching fellowship from the Juilliard School and a quartet fellowship from SUNY Stony-Brook.


Critically acclaimed as a soloist, recitalist and chamber music performer, Dr. Setzer has traveled throughout the United States and Europe and she has often performed as a guest artist on radio broadcasts. Because of her work in violin pedagogy, she is in demand as a master class artist and has given clinics in Germany, Korea and Romania and the United States.  She frequently adjudicates in national competitions and her students have won prizes in numerous national and international competitions.


Director of Double Reed at NYU Steinhardt

Department of Music and Preforming Arts Professionals

"MULTIPLE ONENESS", art and music layered and blended together in intriguing ways." -  SARASOTA TRIBUTE  (2012)

"MULTIPLE ONENESS", an intriguing performance art piece

by the oboist Matt Sullivan and painter Ken Cro-Ken."           

" ...the cutting edge." - THE NEW YORKER (1999)
"gorgeously lyrical playing."  - THE NEW YORK TIMES (1994) 

Oboist, Matt Sullivan has performed extensively on four continents and is recognized internationally as both a virtuoso performer and teacher, as well as an important advocate for the modern oboe. The New York Times has praised his "gorgeously lyrical playing" and the New Yorker has called his inventive performances "the cutting edge". As composer, his innovative works created for oboe, English horn and digital horn, along with his solo and chamber music performances and Compact Discs, have been featured on National Public Radio and on Voice of America. In addition to his active teaching and solo recital schedule, he is a member of Musicians' Accord, the Richardson Chamber Players (Princeton University), the Westchester Chamber Orchestra, First Avenue - the electro acoustic trio and The Weekend of Chamber Music Festival in Sullivan County New York.

Professor Sullivan is a Performing Artist for Boosey & Hawkes musical Instruments and plays exclusively on Buffet Oboes. View his website here.

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