Dr. Iris Perry joined the William Paterson University Department of Music in February 2013 as Director of Music Admissions. An avid arts and business administrator, Iris has held marketing and public relations positions at not-for profit organizations such as Bloomington Early Music Festival and Lotus World Arts Festival as well as at corporations such as Lucent Technologies and Avaya Inc.
An accomplished classical pianist, Iris has performed to high acclaim as a recitalist, chamber musician, vocal accompanist, and soloist with orchestras throughout Austria, Holland, Romania, former Soviet Republics and the United States. Dr. Perry is a founding member of the Hobart Piano Trio with fellow William Paterson University faculty members violinist Kathleen Butler-Hopkins and cellist Joseph Kimura, who frequently perform in the NY area. She holds a Doctorate of Music from Indiana University, a Master of Music from Yale University and a Bachelor of Music from Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.
Strongly committed to music education, Dr. Perry is a professor at Bergen Community College and a frequent adjudicator at Music Teachers National Association, National Guild Auditions and Music Educators Association. She has also taught at Yale, Indiana, Monmouth and Montclair State Universities, the JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, NJ and the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County in New Milford, NJ.