Welcoming New Staff Members

Back, from left: Hamid Habibi, Howie Lien, Kaitlin Springston, Jarrod Ratcliffe, Grace Gaylord, Andrew Roistein, Tim Mauthe

Middle, from left: Tiffini Gambrell, Hannah Fenlon, Lindsey Alexander, Katie Scheuerle, Andrea Lee, Justin Hines, Kathryn Andersen, Breean Flax

Front, from left: Myung Kang-Huneke, Kate Walbert, Sarah Cohn, Adam Szymkowicz, Kristen Lykins


Lindsey Alexander is the new assistant to the director of the Drama Division. A graduate of Fordham University, where she majored in theater: design and production, she’s worked primarily as a professional stage manager for companies including MTC, the Public, Atlantic Theater, and Bay Street Theater.


Kathryn Andersen (MM ’09, violin), a music curriculum specialist with Juilliard Global Ventures, has a bachelor’s from Harvard. She has performed extensively and spent six years as a violin and viola instructor at St. David’s School. She’s also been part of Weill Music Institute’s Teaching Artist Collaborative at Carnegie Hall.

Sally Bauer is the library’s new media librarian.

Kimberly Buetzow has joined the Costume Shop as a draper.

Sarah Cohn, schedule and program coordinator for Vocal Arts, graduated magna cum laude with a BA in English Literature from Barnard. She has worked for Gotham Chamber Opera, the Castleton Festival, and the Chautauqua, Metropolitan, and Ash Lawn opera companies. She’s stage directed for the New Opera Workshop at Columbia and she performed in the Columbia orchestra.

Renata de Almeida is the dance production assistant.

Hannah Fenlon, who’s joined the president’s office as special projects producer, has a master’s in arts administration from Columbia and bachelor’s in drama from Kenyon. She’s worked as a freelance producer and casting director as well as at multiple theaters and theater organizations. She was also an assistant director of admissions at the University of Chicago.

Breean Flax is the administrative assistant in Health Services.

Tiffini Gambrell has joined the Development Office as operations associate.

Grace Gaylord, administrative associate for Juilliard Global Ventures, is a Vermonter who has dabbled in every musical instrument family, though her specialties are the baritone sax and viola. After studying European politics in Washington, D.C., and Paris, she worked in government relations at Carnegie Hall, for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on Capitol Hill, at the Department of State, and as a political fundraiser.

Hamid Habibi has joined I.T. as server administrator. He has a master’s in computer science from Rivier University in New Hampshire and a bachelor’s in computer engineering from the Azad University of Zanjan in Iran.

Percussionist and educator Justin Hines, a music curriculum specialist with Juilliard Global Ventures, graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music. He has performed extensively and is a founding member of Classical Jam. He’s also a composition mentor for the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program and is on the teaching faculties of N.Y.U. and Carnegie Hall.

Patrick Jankowski has joined Juilliard Global Ventures as the manager of K-12 programs.

Lizeth Jaramillo is the new assistant director of residence life.

Myung Kang-Huneke has joined the legal affairs team as deputy general counsel. Her prior work experience includes Sesame Workshop and ABC/the Walt Disney Company. She graduated from Columbia University School of Law.

Andrea Lee is a music curriculum specialist with Juilliard Global Ventures.

Howie Lien, student affairs associate, came to Juilliard from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, his alma mater, where he was a student activities assistant. A dedicated ensemble singer, Howie now sings with Voices of Gotham, an internationally ranked barbershop chorus based in Hell’s Kitchen.

Kristen Lykins, the new administrative assistant in the Admissions Office, is from Seminole, Fla., and moved to Astoria after receiving her bachelor’s in editing, writing, and media, with a minor in communication, from Florida State University. She enjoys exploring New York City parks, photography, balloon artistry, and Broadway shows.

Tim Mauthe, the new chamber music manager, is a composer, performer, and teacher who lives in New York with his wife, Caitlin. He’s the assistant director for the New York Youth Symphony’s Composition Program and has taught theory and composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Prep, and for the Perlman Music Program.

Danielle Oberdier joins the Pre-College staff as academic affairs coordinator.

Madeleine Pritner works in the Production Department as assistant costumes coordinator.

Jarrod Ratcliffe, a musician, engineer, researcher, and educator, has joined I.T. as instructional and music technology specialist. He has a master’s in music technology from N.Y.U. and is on the music faculty at York College. Jarrod has done a variety of freelance work in music production, sound, and multimedia design, and his research includes the design of multimedia interaction systems for performance and production considering relationships between sound and movement. He has presented his research at the Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression at Goldsmiths University of London, and the IMPACT Conference at N.Y.U.

Andrew Roistein (BM ’06, MM ’08, double bass), the senior music curriculum specialist for Juilliard Global Ventures, has performed and recorded extensively. He’s also an arranger and is on the faculty of the New York Philharmonic’s education department.

Katie Scheuerle, administrative assistant in the Provost and Dean’s Office, has a bachelor’s in design studies with a minor in business administration from North Carolina State. Prior to Juilliard, she worked in event design and management including at the N.C. State special events office, Outback Bowl, and the Art2Wear Fashion Show. In her free time, she enjoys exploring New York City.

Kaitlin Springston, the new schedule coordinator for the Drama Division, has been a stage management intern, a ticket manager, and a production stage manager at Juilliard over the last several years. She graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo and has also worked with the New York Philharmonic, the puppet-based company Giants Are Small, SITI Company, and other production companies.

Adam Szymkowicz (Playwrights ’07) is the literary manager of the Playwrights Program. His plays have been produced throughout the U.S., and in Canada, England, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Germany, and Lithuania. His work is published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, Playscripts, Original Works Publishing, Indie Theater Now and featured in New York Theatre Review ’07 and ’09, NYTE’s Cino Nights, Underword’s Geek Theater and numerous Smith and Kraus books. Adam also has a blog in which he has interviewed more than 750 playwrights.

Alexandra Taylor has joined the Concert Office staff as box office assistant.

Kate Walbert, assistant director for student engagement and leadership development, was a dance major at Marymount Manhattan College until she realized her passion for the arts translated better as a spectator and supporter. Originally from Pennsylvania, she has a master’s from N.Y.U. and has also worked at the New School and Saint Xavier University in Chicago. She enjoys Pilates and being involved with her community, Astoria.

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