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Music History & Literature Faculty


Peter Coll
Peter Coll, an ethnomusicologist, has taught Music Appreciation and World Music courses at William Paterson since 1999. In addition to teaching, he is Director of Music at a suburban church in Bergen County. He holds degrees in music from Rutgers University (A.B.), Hunter College-CUNY (M.A.) and conducts research in various ethnomusicological subject areas, specializing in religious and ritual music and music of the Baltic region. He is a member of the Society for Ethnomusicology and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.

Michael Gribbroek
[bio coming soon]

Fred Irwin
Dr. Frederick Irwin is in his fifth year as adjunct professor at William Paterson, where he conducts the Chamber Singers, Summer Choir, and teaches Introductory Conducting and Music Appreciation. Dr. Irwin also serves as Artistic Director of the Community Choral Society of Vernon, NJ. He previously served as Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY. Dr. Irwin is active as a music adjudicator and clinician in the greater New York area. He received his D. M. in Choral Conducting from Indiana University, an M. M. in Choral Conducting from The University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Music Education from Penn State University.

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