MUSIC FACULTY

All of our instructors who teach minors are required to obtain a criminal background check and child abuse clearance from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

June Dickenson-Suh
Pianist and Vocalist

 

Yeonjune Suh is an Adjunct Professor of Music/Voice at Cecil College and has appeared in concerts and opera productions at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Asia’s KNUA hall, Italy’s Teatro alla Sicilia, and other major opera centers throughout the world. Praised for her “ravishing runs and impressive high notes” (The Capital), June has won and been a finalist in many competitions, including the Accadia Foundation for the Arts Competition for Operatic Voice in NY. She holds degrees from the Conservatorio di Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, Mannes The New School for Music in New York, and Roosevelt University in Chicago. June performs regularly with Midnight Moon and Bel Solé, ensembles she cofounded with guitarist J. Andrew Dickenson.

 

 

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Anthony Derrico

Classical Guitarist, Bass, and Ukulele

Executive Director at the Oxford Arts Alliance
 

A graduate of Lebanon Valley College, Anthony offers a unique and passionate expertise of the guitar. An avid teacher, composer, and performer, Anthony began teaching in 2011 at The State Street Academy of Music in Harrisburg, The Oxford Arts Alliance, and Cecil College. 

In 2010, Anthony began his vision of building a music school at the Oxford Arts Alliance.  To date, his vision has grown into a music program exceeding 150 students and 8 instructors on various instruments. Anthony continues to teach various guitar styles, bass, and ukulele at the Oxford Arts Alliance, where he serves as the Assistant Executive Director.

In addition, Since 2011, Anthony has been a faculty member of Cecil College until the end of 2019. In addition to teaching both guitar and basic piano instruction, Anthony served as the assistant director of the chamber ensemble - band/orchestra. As a performer, Anthony has been invited to collaborate with groups such as The Midnight Moon Ensemble, The Lancaster Chamber Singers, and various shows at the Milburn Stone Memorial Theatre, such as "Evil Dead: The Musical, "The Sound of Music,” and  "Rock of Ages."

 

Adam Hansen

Cello

 

Adam Hansen is a cello performer, composer, and teacher.  He has been teaching in Chester County since 2011.  He studied cello performance at American University, earning a bachelor's degree in 2009.  In addition to his love of teaching, Adam also enjoys performing, composing, and arranging.  In 2016, Adam and Julia Hansen began recording and uploading videos of their playing to Youtube under the performing name Duo.Hansen. Shortly after that, the duo became Signature Artists and published arrangers with Musicnotes.com.

Julie Hansen

Violinist

 

Julia Hansen is a violinist, composer, and teacher.  She has been teaching the violin since 2004.  She attended The University of Delaware for violin performance on full scholarship, studying with violinist Xiang Gao.  While growing her private violin studio, Julia planned and launched Duo.Hansen with her husband, Adam. The violin and cello duo have since posted 40 videos onto Youtube, and also joined Musicnotes.com as Signature Artists and published arrangers.

Ryan LaVanture

Guitarist and Bass

 

Ryan began playing guitar in 2013, taking lessons at the Oxford Arts Alliance for 5+ years, then picked up bass along the way. He is currently a student at Cecil College and takes part in the Cecil College ensemble as well as other projects as a creative outlet. Ryan is inspiring to graduate college with a degree in Music Education and continue performing music. He has a certificate in audio recording technology and loves working with animals in his free time.

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Jon Luther

Bass, Brass, Percussion and Pianist

 

Jon Luther has an A.A. in Music from Cecil College and currently attends University of Delaware for Music Education. He is an active performer in the area, playing shows across Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania on bass, drums, piano, and tuba/trombone. He’s continued to stay involved at Cecil College as the brass instructor, assistant director for Rockestra, co-teacher for the rock band academy, as well as tutoring and ushering events. He also works with the North East Marching Band as the brass tech. In the past, he was played with the Elkton Town Band and played/directed the Upper Chesapeake Community Band.

Manuela Romero

Violinist and Viola

 

A native Cuban-Venezuelan, violinist Manuela Romero began her violin performance and education career at the Simón Bolívar Conservatory of Music and the Latin-American Academy of Violin in Caracas, Venezuela. Manuela came to the U.S. to study with Dr. Stephen Redfield at the University of Southern Mississippi where she received her master’s degree in Violin Performance in May 2018. She served as the concertmaster at the University of Southern Mississippi Orchestra from 2017-2018. She has been a prize winner in numerous competitions and performed as a member of the Young Symphony Orchestra of Caracas, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, and the Venezuela Symphonic Orchestra. She was concertmaster for a European tour with the chamber music ensemble ARAMAC, and a participant in the Northern Lights Music Festival in Minnesota. In 2018 and 2019 Manuela participated at the Dali International Music Festival, Techne Music Festival in Philadelphia, and in the Audience Engagement Intensive at the Carnegie Hall as member of the Kahlo String Quartet. Passionate about teaching students of all ages, Manuela taught violin in Venezuela for over ten years with the renowned El Sistema program. Since 2016, she taught in Hattiesburg, Mississippi at William Carey University and University of Southern of Mississippi’s Suzuki violin program, and at the Hattiesburg Public School District for K-8 graders. In 2019 Manuela completed a service year as an ArtistYear AmeriCorps Fellow and worked as a string teacher for “El Sistema” Play on Philly. Currently, Manuela is a full-time music teacher at the School District of Philadelphia and she is also violin faculty at ArConet the Arts & Community Network.

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Ruby Rublesky

Pianist

 

Ms. Ruby Rublesky is an accomplished pianist and avid performer originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A Gretna Music “First Listen Artist”, she has had opportunities to perform at various prestigious events. In 2016, she was invited to perform alongside distinguished teachers of the area in Opera Lancaster’s “Pass the Torch” concert series. Ms. Rublesky is very passionate about sharing her gift of music with her community. She is a frequent performer at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement, Kendal Retirement Community, and Willow Valley Communities. She has given past concert series at Rockland Place Communities, Chadds Ford “The Gables”, and Masonic Villages of Elizabethtown. She has also competed in many competitions and received second place in the both the Louis Vyner Competition (2019) Dean Dutcher Memorial Music Scholarship Competition (2016), was a Finalist in the Lancaster Instrumentalist Competition (2015), won First Place in the Music School of Delaware Piano Competition, (2015) and was a two-time recipient of the Watermark grant. Since 2014, Ms. Rublesky has been instructing music lessons to people from ages 5 to 40 in private music lessons and the class room settings. She frequently coaches musical ensembles, music directs, and is a proficient accompanist as well. Currently at Millersville university, Ms. Rublesky is pursuing a BA in piano performance and anticipates graduating in 2020. Aside from music, Ruby has a passion for fitness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She is enthusiastic about the parkour discipline and is a member of Parkour Generations Lancaster. ADAPT certified, she enjoys coaching the discipline to people of all ages.