Department Chair

Daniel Abraham Professor and Department Chair, Performing Arts CAS - Performing Arts

Choral/orchestral conductor and musicologist; specialist in 17th- and 18th-century music. Conductor and Artistic Director of the Bach Sinfonia and Bach Sinfonia Voci. Period-instrument performances in

  dabraham@american.edu

  (202) 885-3427

Program Directors

Erin Foreman-Murray Sr Professorial Lecturer CAS - Performing Arts

Erin Foreman-Murray is a contemporary dance artist who focuses her creative research on improvisational performance practices. Her choreographic work has been presented by New Faces New Dances (Salzbu

  efm@american.edu

  (202) 885-3942

Michael Harvey Director, Audio Technology Program CAS - Performing Arts

Mike Harvey is a highly respected music recorder, mixer, and producer with over 25 years of music industry experience. He has taught in the Audio Technology Program at AU since the fall of 2007. He ha

  mharvey@american.edu

  (202) 885-6302

Karl Kippola Assoc Professor CAS - Performing Arts

A full-time faculty member at American University since 2003, and program director since 2016, Karl Kippola holds a BA in Drama (University of Montana), an MFA in Acting (Wayne State University), and

  kippola@american.edu

  (202) 885-3464

Nancy Snider Hurst Sr Prof Lecturer CAS - Performing Arts

Cellist and educator Nancy Jo Snider performs regularly in a variety of chamber and period instrument ensembles in venues ranging from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Jazz at Linco

  nsnider@american.edu

  (202) 885-3872

Ximena Varela Director, Arts Management Program CAS - Performing Arts

Ximena Varela is a researcher, educator, and consultant with more than 25 years of experience in arts management curricular design (both on campus and online), museum management, international cultura

  varela@american.edu

  (202) 885-3883

Staff

Peter Chamberlain Administrative Assistant CAS - Performing Arts

Peter is a learner and producer of the arts. He is an incoming graduate student at American University seeking an MFA in Film and Media Arts, with a focus on audio for film. He composes and produces a

  pchamber@american.edu

  (202) 885-3420