Music, Private Music Instruction Coordinator
joined Berkshire Country Day School in 2016
B.A., Music and Philosophy, Fordham University
M.Ed. Music Education, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Ph.D. (in-progress) Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning, specialization in Choral Pedagogy, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
A.G.C. Music Learning Theory, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
A.G.C. College Teaching (in-progress), University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Additional music studies, The Juilliard School (NYC), La Schola Cantorum (Paris), and Aspen Music Festival and School (CO).
Charles serves as Music teacher and coordinator of BCD’s private music instruction program. Before moving to the Berkshires, Charles worked at a charter school and at New Design Middle School in New York. He has also instructed at University at Buffalo (SUNY) and Art OMI. Charles is an accomplished musician, singer, choral director, and composer, and has worked professionally with Cantori New York, Treasure House Chorale, Young New Yorker’s Chorus, and the New York Youth Symphony. Charles co-founded the Hudson Composers Symposium and produced “Celebramos Juntos!” for the Riverbank State Park’s Hispanic Heritage Month. Several of his compositions have been performed in the United States and abroad. Charles holds professional certifications from New York State (K-12 Performing Arts), Orff- Schülwerk (Level 1 Certificate), and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Deep Listening).