Masterman Music

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

Click HERE for general information about our program.

Instrumental Music:

Kim Kelter Neu
kkelter@philasd.org
(215) 588-0742 (cell)

Vocal Music:

David Shapiro
dashapiro@philasd.org

Itinerant Music Staff:

Kyle Almeida
Violin, Viola,
Mondays & Thursday morning
kalmeida-ext@philasd.org

Gozde Tiknaz
Cello, Bass – Wednesdays
gtiknaz@philasd.org

Josh Anderson
Brass- Tuesdays
janderson@philasd.org

Jordan Graef
Woodwinds-Fridays
jgraef@philasd.org

Jason Chuong
Percussion-Thursdays
jchuong@philasd.org

MUSIC LESSONS & ENSEMBLES

NEW STUDENT SIGN-UPS

Returning musicians are automatically signed-up.

2022/2023 New 9th Grade Music Lesson/Ensembles Sign-up Form: https://forms.gle/RxSJrgUpqiX1Nwnj6

2022/2023 New Middle School Music Lesson Sign-up Form: https://forms.gle/EoRHzYPf8ofquffY7

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

Music Department News

Congratulations!

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

ALL-CITY INFORMATION

2022-2023 All City Audition Information

Please find audition information here

Requirements:

  • 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.

VIDEOS

2021 Winter Concert Videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UdJ21nkE3FDFzWPER-SwMiIQT5GOvQOA?usp=sharing

Music Department Fun Little Intro: https://youtu.be/u4VNdCoRHcg

2021 Virtual Spring Concert Videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1k-KfhpU8hJqX98JZ0dwvgNqCMp9b9rYJ?usp=sharing

2021 Virtual Winter Concert Videos: Available on our Youtube channel here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPv3YkQcZC3vjKvjsaoVe9g

2020 Videos:

Spain – http://High school jazz band https://youtu.be/Ntuo95KyKdQ

Vienna – Sweet Sixteen https://youtu.be/97yTIqcyIFM

The Word – Middle School Choirhttps://youtu.be/WkGxv9XQ30c

Hatikvah – Middle & High school instrumentalists  https://youtu.be/oqybUurmJps

She’s Leaving Home -High school choir https://youtu.be/EMXIQE0 xFHg

Masterman Hymn – Middle & High school instrumental & vocal https://youtu.be/SZftgzsCpGA

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.