GREGORY DUBAY (CMC Director) BM, MM Manhattan School of Music. Past board member, orchestra chairman, and principal cellist of the Honolulu Symphony. Lecturer, U of Hawaii. Traditional & Suzuki cello teacher in HI public, private schools. National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts AMICI (Arts Management in Community Institutions) graduate. CMC graduate and Kaufman Award winner.
RACHEL TELESMANICK (Associate Director)
Education: Bachelor of Music, William Paterson University (Jazz Performance, double major in Philosophy)
Rachel has been on staff at CMC since 2005, and began as Registrar (2005-2007) before moving to Associate Director. She is responsible for educational programming, private lesson & class scheduling, coordination of faculty, staff, & volunteers, publications & marketing, and front office operations.
Originally from upstate New York, Rachel discovered a deep love for music when she switched from flute to saxophone in grade school. Her major teachers were Kevin Norton (composition and improvisation), David Demsey (saxophone), and Rufus Reid (improvisation). Before moving to Portland, she lived outside of Manhattan for 10 years working as a freelance musician and maintained a large teaching studio of of saxophone, flute, and clarinet students. She was the Music Lesson Program Coordinator and on the teaching faculty at the Dwight Englewood School (2002-2005), and on faculty of the William Paterson University Summer Jazz Workshop (1999-2003). She is a graduate of the inaugural class of the National Guild of Community Arts Education’s Leadership Institute (2010).
Rachel has an interest in educational pedagogy and believes the arts are a vital component of emotional and intellectual development for people of all ages. She is grateful to have the opportunity to share this love and connect others to musical experiences. When not at the Center she enjoys both traditional and experimental music and visual art, reading, running, cycling, softball, hiking, contemplation, meditation, a fine cup of tea, and the New York Yankees. She lives in SE Portland with her partner and two cats.