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Interim Director - Patrick K. Freer

Associate Director - Robert J. Ambrose

Graduate Director - Katie Carlisle

Performance Studies

Ensemble Directors

Robert J. Ambrose - Professor / Associate Director, School of Music / Director of Bands

Carroll Freeman - Valerie Adams Distinguished Professor in Opera / Associate Professor

Deanna Joseph - Director of Choral Activities / Assistant Professor

Ariel Merivil - Instructor / Choral Union

Michael Palmer - Professor, Charles Thomas Wurm Distinguished Professor of Orchestral Studies

Chester B. Phillips - Associate Director of Bands / Director of Athletic Bands / Assistant Professor

David W. Vandewalker - Assistant Director of Bands/ Lecturer

Gordon J. Vernick - Director of Jazz Studies / Associate Professor


Sarah Kruser Ambrose - Instructor, Flute

Jan Berry Baker - Assistant Professor, Saxophone

Lara Saville Dahl - Lecturer, Oboe

Kenneth Long - Associate Professor, Woodwinds Coordinator / Clarinet

Mike Muszynski - Instructor, Bassoon


Brice Andrus - Instructor, Horn

Eric Bubacz - Instructor, Tuba

Adam Frey - Instructor, Euphonium

Hollie Lifshey - Assistant Professor / Trumpet

William Mann - Assistant Professor, Trombone / Brass Coordinator


Emory Clements - Instructor, String Bass

Tania Maxwell Clements - Lecturer, Strings Coordinator / Viola and Violin

Luther Enloe - Instructor, Guitar

Christos Galileas - Associate Professor / Violin

Elisabeth Remy Johnson - Instructor / Harp

Christopher Rex - Instructor, Cello


Stuart W. Gerber - Associate Professor, Percussion Coordinator

Charles Settle - Instructor / Percussion

Justin Varnes - Instructor, Jazz Percussion


Kevin Bales - Instructor, Jazz Improvisation / Piano

Robert Dickson - Instructor, Jazz Bass

David J. Frackenpohl - Instructor, Jazz Guitar

Wes Funderburk - Instructor, Jazz Studies

Mace Hibbard - Instructor, Jazz Saxophone

Audrey Shakir - Instructor, Vocal Jazz

Gordon J. Vernick - Coordinator of Jazz Studies / Trumpet

Keyboard: Piano, Harpsichord and Organ

Raffi Besalyan - Assistant Professor, Piano Performance

Sergio Gallo - Associate Professor, Piano Performance / Pedagogy

Geoffrey J. Haydon - Associate Professor, Keyboard Studies Coordinator / Piano Performance / Jazz Piano

Grant Jones - Collaborative Pianist

Kyung-Mi Kim - Collaborative Pianist

Peter Marshall - Academic Professional, Coordinator of Accompanying / Vocal Coach

Sarah L. Martin - Instructor, Organ

Erin Palmer - Collaborative Pianist

Voice and Opera

Richard Clement - Assistant Professor, Voice / Tenor

W. Dwight Coleman - Coordinator, External Relations / Professor, Voice / Baritone

Carroll Freeman - Valerie Adams Distinguished Professor in Opera / Associate Professor

Kathryn Hartgrove - Associate Professor, Voice Coordinator / Mezzo-Soprano

Magdalena Moulson-Falewicz - Lecturer, Voice / Soprano

Kay Paschal - Lecturer, Voice / Soprano

Music Education

Music Education

Katie Carlisle - Graduate Director / Associate Professor, Music Education / General

Patrick K. Freer - Professor of Music / Interim Director of the School of Music

Michelle Mercier-DeShon - Lecturer / General Music

Martin Norgaard - Assistant Professor, Music Education / Strings

Doug Stevens - Lecturer, Music Education

Daniel Welborn - Assistant Professor, Music Education / Instrumental

Center for Educational Partnerships

Katie Carlisle - Graduate Director / Associate Professor, Music Education / General

John B. Haberlen - Emeritus Professor

Technology, and Music Management

Steve Jones - Instructor, Music Management/Coordinator, Music Management

Scott Keniley - Instructor / Music Management, Music Industry, Law

Kendall Minter - Instructor, Music Industry / Law

Robert S. Thompson - Professor, Composition / Music Recording Technology, Coordinator of Music Technology

Foundation Studies


Kyle Jenkins - Lecturer, Music Theory

Mark McFarland - Associate Professor/Coordinator, Theory

Brent Milam - Lecturer, Music Theory / Composition


Nickitas Demos - Professor and Coordinator of Composition

Brent Milam - Lecturer, Music Theory / Composition

Robert S. Thompson - Professor, Composition / Music Recording Technology, Coordinator of Music Technology

History, Literature, and World Music

Francisco Javier Albo - Senior Lecturer, Music Survey / Media Center Coordinator

Marva G. Carter - Associate Professor, Music History and Literature / World Music

Tania Maxwell Clements - Lecturer, Music Survey

Lara Saville Dahl - Lecturer, Music Survey

Oliver Greene - Associate Professor, World Music / Ethnomusicology

Marie Sumner Lott - Assistant Professor, Music History / Coordinator, Music History and Literature


Allen Barrett - Business Manager

Fengsheng Chen - Piano Technician

Joseph Clanton - Technology Coordinator

Bram Creighton - Production Manager

Pamela Leintz - Administrative Assistant / Receptionist

T.C. McConnell - Director of Band Operations

Julinda Norton - Administrative Coordinator - Senior to the Director

Kathleen Poe Ross - Public Relations Coordinator

Amy Reid - Community Music Programs Supervisor

David Smart - Admissions and Enrollment Coordinator