Masterman Music

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


Click HERE for general information about our program.


2022-2023 All City Middle School Information

2022-2023 All City Middle School Information

Middle School Band & Orchestra

Congratulations to the students who made All-City! Here is the rehearsal schedule

Middle School Choir

The middle school choir performed a beautiful concert this year!

2022-2023 All City High School Information

High School Band & Orchestra

Congratulations to the students who made All-City! Here is the rehearsal schedule.

High Jazz Band

Click here for audition information.

Requirements for all of the All-City groups:

  • 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.


Music Department News


Congrats to Jessica H. and Max S. for making PMEA Region Orchestra and Choir respectively. We are so proud!!!


Congratulations to the 37 students who made All-City middle school!!!! These 37 include many principal positions including Concertmaster.


Congratulations to Tristan Bouyer. Tristan won the All-City 17th annual concerto competition and will perform as soloist at the Kimmel Center concert in March playing the Marimba, accompanied by the All-City Orchestra and conducted by our very own Percussion teacher, Jason Chong.  Congrats also to the runners up, Chris Ji, Anna Pratico and Cyrano Rosentrater and all of the Masterman finalists in the competition. We are very proud!


Congratulations to Eric Li, Chris Ji and Jessica Hou for making PMEA Districts!!!! Special shout out to Jessica who made FIRST CHAIR FIRST FLUTE!!!!!


Congrats on a beautiful performance to the 15 Masterman students who participated in the All-City Middle school choir concert on December 7th.


20 of our high school students have made All-City Orchestra/Band. Many have won first chair positions! We are very proud of you.


Cyrano Rosentrater has been chosen as the recipient of the Philadelphia Ballet High School Music Fellowship.  He will partner with composer John Hedges to compose a work for the All City Dance ensemble.


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

Masterman Concert Dates 2022/2023

  • Middle school Winter Concert-December 15
  • High school Winter Concert -December 22
  • Musical – March 2,3 & 4
  • Middle School Spring Concert – May 18
  • High School Spring Concert- May 25


2022 Winter Concert Videos:

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.