Masterman Music

Welcome to our new and returning students and families!!!

Click HERE for general information about our program.

Instrumental Music:

Kim Kelter Neu
(215) 588-0742 (cell)

Vocal Music:

David Shapiro

Itinerant Music Staff:

Kyle Almeida
Violin, Viola,
Mondays & Thursday morning

Gozde Tiknaz
Cello, Bass – Wednesdays

Josh Anderson
Brass- Tuesdays

Jordan Graef

Jason Chuong



Returning musicians are automatically signed-up.

2022/2023 New 9th Grade Music Lesson/Ensembles Sign-up Form:

2022/2023 New Middle School Music Lesson Sign-up Form:

2021/2022 Schedules (New schedules coming September ’23) 2021/2022 lesson schedules

Music Department News


Dr. Shapiro has been awarded the 2022 Lindback Distinguised Teacher Award


2022-2023 All City Audition Information

Please find audition information here


  • Students must participate in their individual school’s instrumental music program and be a member in good standing.
  • Students must maintain good academic, disciplinary, and attendance records to participate in All City ensembles.


2021 Winter Concert Videos:

Music Department Fun Little Intro:

2021 Virtual Spring Concert Videos:

2021 Virtual Winter Concert Videos: Available on our Youtube channel here

2020 Videos:

Spain – http://High school jazz band

Vienna – Sweet Sixteen

The Word – Middle School Choir

Hatikvah – Middle & High school instrumentalists

She’s Leaving Home -High school choir xFHg

Masterman Hymn – Middle & High school instrumental & vocal

In Memoriam

Growing up in an immigration family in Philadelphia, Mr. Nuissl began to play the violin at an early age as his mother had done.  Listening to Beethoven in high school sparked his serious interest and led him to pursue a degree in Violin Performance at the New School of Music.  Mr. Nuissl began his career as a freelance violinist with a part time job as a private school teacher but realized his greater love was for teaching and mentoring young people.  He earned a Music Education degree at Immaculata University and has served The School District of Philadelphia as an itinerant strings teacher since 2010.  Outside the classroom, Mr. Nuissl played in his church’s orchestra and was an active member of bible study.  His kindness and dedication to his students is legendary, continuing throughout his illness and hospitalization.  His loss is sadly felt by his many students, colleagues, and the School District of Philadelphia Music Education family.  Sergei, we love you and will keep your tradition of excellence in music education alive.