Our unique music program brings 9 music specialists in piano, guitar, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion to give weekly individual instruction to our students during the school day.
Anthony Mosakowski, Ph.D.
Dr. Anthony Mosakowski is Chair of Villa Maria’s Fine Arts Department. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music composition from Temple University. He later earned a Ph.D. in composition at the University of Durham. Dr. Mosakowski is a music teacher and choral director at Villa Maria Academy where he teaches courses in music theory, composition, music technology, ear training, music appreciation, and applied voice; and directs the Concert Chorus, Madrigal Singers, and Handbell Choir. Dr. Mosakowski’s numerous compositions include works for a wide variety of media and audiences, and his special interests include choral and electroacoustic music. His most recent premiere was of Menuet-Fantaisie, a quintet for Baroque instruments composed for Mélomanie, a Wilmington, Delaware early music ensemble. Dr. Mosakowski has directed the Early Music Ensemble at Temple University, taught aural theory at West Chester University, and is currently a tenor vocalist with the Renaissance consort, Musica Humana, based in West Chester.
Leah (Kyoungwoon) Kim, Director of Music
Ms. Leah (Kyoungwoon) Kim was born in Busan, S. Korea. She was an Associate concertmaster at Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea and a guest concertmaster for Pottstown Symphony and Philadelphia Camerata. As a violinist she performed with Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia Opera, Harrisburg Symphony, Lancaster Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Elysian Camerata, Trio Excelsior. She is the founding member of Tononi Quartet, Sori Duo and Caritas Trio.
Ms. Leah was faculty at Temple University, West Chester University, Valley Forge Christian College, West Catholic High School, Settlement Music School and Peabody Conservatory Prep. She was a director of string ensemble at Archbishop John Carroll High School, Lehigh Valley Performing Arts High School, and director of music at Rebecca Davis Dance Company.
Currently Ms. Leah is Faculty at Eastern University and Owner/Director of Vivace (young musician’s) Orchestra and Chamberstrings Summer Camp.
Ms. Leah studied Performance and Pedagogy at Juilliard, Peabody Conservatory, National Conservatory in France and began her Doctorate in Music and Arts at Temple University.
Ms. Leah’ music majoring students have gone onto Curtis Institute of Music, Juilliard Music School, Manhattan Music School, Eastman Music School, Peabody Conservatory, Boston College, Berkley, PennState, Swarthmore, University of Hartford, Gettysburg College, Eastern University, New York University, Michigan University, Moravian University and Temple University.
Additional Instructors (bios in Music Instruction page)
- Mrs. Kitty Bobnak – Cello and bass
- Mrs. Susan Brizick – Voice
- Mrs. Ieva Carucci – Piano
- Ms. Leah Kim – Violin and viola
- Mr. Dominic Mastrangelo – Guitar
- Dr. Anthony Mosakowski – Voice
- Mr. Richard Skoniczin – Woodwinds, brass and percussion
- Mrs. Pavinee Snyder – Piano
- Mrs. Wendy Tarnoff – Flute and piano