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Carthage Arts Academy

Meet the Faculty

Carthage Arts Academy lessons are taught by current Carthage students, graduate students, and the following Carthage music faculty members:

  • Wael Farouk

    Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Keyboard Studies

    Egyptian-American pianist Wael Farouk has performed on five continents in such venues as the White Hall in St. Petersburg, Schumann’s house in Leipzig, and Carnegie Hall in New York, where his solo debut performance in 2013 was described as “absolutely masterful.” Praised as a “formidable and magnificent pianist” by the New York Concert Review, Professor Farouk has had an extensive performing career. He commands a vast repertoire of more than 70 concertos and 60 solo programs, spanning from Scarlatti to Bolcom and including the complete piano works of J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, and Rachmaninoff.

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  • Hideko Amano

    Adjunct Faculty, Music — Flute

    Born in Japan, flutist Hideko Amano came to the United States at the age of 12. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where she studied under the prominent flutist Ms. Paula Robison.

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  • Gregory Berg

    Associate Professor of Music

    Gregory Berg teaches private voice at Carthage and helps to direct the opera program. He also teaches Vocal Diction & Literature and Opera History, and serves as principal accompanist for the Carthage Choir, as well as for students in many of their recitals, juries, and departmental performances.

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  • Christopher Berry

    Adjunct Faculty, Music - Organ
    College Organist

    Christopher Berry’s international career as an organist began in 1993, when he served as an organist for the final liturgy of World Youth Day, presided over by Pope John Paul II. Since then, he has performed concerts throughout the United States and Europe, including Belgium, Czech Republic, England, Italy, France, and Poland. His performance venues have included Notre Dame Cathedral, La Madeleine and St. Sulpice, Paris; St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague; and St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome.

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  • Fumi Nishikiori-Nakayama

    Adjunct Professor, Music — Piano, Staff Accompanist, Dalcroze Specialist

    Ms. Nishikiori is a Juilliard School Dalcroze Institute certified instructor of Dalcroze Eurhythmics and often gives demonstrations and lectures to music teachers and students in the Midwest. She frequently performs as a member of Cecilia Trio, and also collaborates with greater Milwaukee and Chicago area artists.

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