The MYPT Professional Staff
Joseph Gori, Director
Joe has been involved with music education and musical productions in the Merrimack Valley for over 20 years. Joe is the Choral & Drama Director at Haverhill High School and the director of the Merrimack College Concert Choir, having served at both schools for well over a decade, and he is an adjunct professor of Italian at Northern Essex Community College. Prior to Haverhill High School, Joe for eight years taught and directed shows at Methuen High School. Among the many productions he has directed are Fiddler On The Roof, Guys ‘n Dolls, Hello, Dolly, The Music Man, Camelot, Bye-Bye Birdie, Into The Woods, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Noises Off and Pippin. Joe earned his B.S. at Berklee College of Music and a master’s degree at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell and studied with the HB Acting Studios in New York City
Ben Hellman, Director
R. Scott White Music Director
Scott teaches on the music faculty and is staff accompanist at Keene State College where he also teaches piano and organ. He also teaches piano and serves as accompanist for the Nashua Community Music School. For over 25 years, Scott has served as Music Director and accompanist for many musical productions. He also has been music director and organist for a number of churches in the area including his current position as Music Director at Union Congregational Church in North Reading. Scott holds a B.M. in Music Education and Applied Piano from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree in Vocal Accompaniment from Boston University. The American Guild of Organists has awarded Scott C.A.G.O. and Service Playing Certificates.