Director of Music
Toby Wine graduated in 1994 with a degree in Composition from the Manhattan School of Music, and has spent the ensuing years composing and arranging for a variety of ensembles, performing as both a sideman and bandleader, and writing numerous instructional books and articles for Cherry Lane Music Publishing. He spent three years as the music librarian for the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, worked behind the scenes preparing scores for avant-garde jazz great Ornette Coleman, and has served as arranger and musical director for a wide variety of jazz and cabaret vocalists. His writing can be heard on albums by Philip Harper (Muse), Ari Ambrose (Steeplechase), and Ian Hendrickson Smith (Sharp Nine) among others. He has also been a freelance music contractor and the house manager of Merkin Concert Hall. Toby has studied with Bob Mover, Ken Wessel, Edward Green, Bern Nix, and the late jazz greats Walter Davis Jr. and Manny Albam.
Toby joined Church Street School as a guitar teacher in 2005, became Instrumental Coordinator in 2012, and moved to his current position of Director of Music in August 2013.