Faculty and Staff

The Department of Music is committed to its reputation as a center of quality education in the performing arts that meets the multi-cultural needs of the region. Our outstanding faculty members strive to develop an understanding and appreciation for the performing arts among not only music majors but also the general student population.

 

Anderson solo Dr. Shane Anderson
Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Music
Music theory
 Dr. Michael Bartnik
Assistant Professor
Woodwinds, music literature
james James Alexander
Lecturer
Violin and viola, string studies
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Adjunct
Collaborative piano
Dr. Valerie Francis
Assistant Professor
Applied voice studies, opera workshop, gospel choir
Dr. Kenneth Klaus
Professor
Choirs, music history, applied
Nocturne 2013 Joshua Hollenbeck
Instructor
Saxophone, athletic band, jazz band, arranging

JL12a Dr. Jason Ladd
Instructor
Low brass,
symphonic band, conducting, music education
Ivan Koska Dr. Ivan Koska
Instructor
Class piano, collaborative piano
Dieter Schodde Headshot 2014 Dieter Schodde
Adjunct
Percussion
Michelle Parro
Staff Accompanist
Collaborative piano
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Instructor
High brass, music technology, music theory
LUCIANAWEBcropped1 Dr. Luciana Soares
Professor
Applied piano, collaborative piano