Sullivan Conservatory of Music
The Sullivan Conservatory of Music (named after *Sister Helen Jean Sullivan, Director from 1976 to 2007) offers music lessons to pre-school children through adults. Private study with professional music teachers will enrich the lives of students, open their minds to the power and beauty of music and allow them to excel within a specific concentration. Students will take lessons on the Mercyhurst University campus within the D’Angelo Department of Music. Recitals will be held on the Walker Recital Hall stage in the Audrey Hirt Academic Building three times a year. Lessons in voice (traditional and jazz), piano and specific instruments are available. The string program offers traditional lessons, the Suzuki method, or fiddling.
Rebecca Wunch graduated from Duquesne University where she studied clarinet performance and minored in saxophone and piano. She received her Master’s degree from Bowling Green University with a dual in Music Theory and Performance. Additionally, while there, she had a teaching assistantship in Music Theory/Aural Skills. As a performer, she has played in various venues, including a composer’s series at Carnegie Hall, the Nutcracker with the Toledo Ballet Company, and a soloist with the Mercyhurst Orchestra. As a teacher, Rebecca developed the curriculum for the Perseus House Charter School of Excellence Middle School music program, where she previously taught. In addition to teaching at Mercyhurst University, she currently works for local after-school music programs, performances with the Misery Bay Big Band, the woodwind trio Reed’m & Weep, and the Presque Isle Sax Quartet.
Jonathan Moser has loved music ever since childhood when he would sit under the family piano listening as his parents and grandmother played Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff. His formal musical education began as a violin student, an education he pursued through a Bachelor of Music in Performance degree from Shenandoah University and a Master of Music in Performance degree from Arizona State University, with additional Doctoral studies in performance. Mr. Moser has enjoyed working with many outstanding teachers including Katie McLin, James Stern, Sergiu Schwartz, Linda Cerone, and Ronda Cole, and he has performed in master classes with Jaime Laredo, Claude Frank, Sylvia Rosenberg, Shlomo Mintz, and Sergiu Luca.