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Lily Afshar
Classical Guitar 

Marcin Arendt 
Violin

Rebecca Arendt
Voice 

Michael Assad
Drum Set

Dror Baitel
Opera & Conducting 

James Bennett
Audio Engineering

Christopher Besch
Voice 

Elise Blatchford 
Flute

Susan Bingham
Administrative Associate, Band

Alandis Brassel
Music Business

Roy Brewer
Musicology

Francis Cathlina
Director of Choral Activities 

Mahir Cetiz
Composition & Music Theory

Kurt "KC" Clayton
Music Industry 

Jeff Cline
Audio Engineering 

Joyce Cobb
Popular Music- Voice

Jeff Cohran
Music Business 

Jonathan Colbert
Double Bass 

Jack Cooper
Director of Jazz Studies

Sean Denby
Library Assistant

Robert Fant
Horn 

Harvey Felder
Director of Orchestral Activities

Ryan Fisher
Music Education, Choral

Jon Frazer
Audio Engineering

Emily Frizzell
Music Education, Choral

Alvie Givhan
Jazz Piano 

Heather Hampton
Recruitment & Enrollment Officer 

Josef Hanson
Music Education, Instrumental

Scott Hines
Theory

Danny Honnold
Piano Technical Services Manager

Lily Hudson
Administrative Associate to the Director

Kamran Ince
Composition 

Suzanne Jackson
Head Baton Instructor

Melissa Jenkins
Head Color Guard Instructor

Robyn Jones
Clarinet

Kara Blackwood Keen
Program Manager, Graduate Studies

Caroline Kelley
Library Assistant

Heather Klossner
Music Education

Kenneth Kreitner
Musicology

Sheryl Lane
Music Education, Strings & Piano

Artina McCain
Keyboard

Jarrett McCourt
Tuba & Euphonium 

Kevin McKenzie
Assistant Director of Athletic Bands

Jenna McLean
Music & Entertainment

John Mueller
Trombone & Euphonium 

Karen Mueller
Program Manager. Undergraduate Studies

Albert Nguyen
Director of Bands 

Jeremy Orosz
Music Theory

Janet Page
Musicology

Kimberly Patterson 
Cello

Will Plenk
Associate Director of Bands

Paul Powers
Scheduling Coordinator 

Kevin Richmond 
Class Piano

Kaleb Ritchie
Interim Facilities Manager

José Rivas
Media & Technology Coordinator

Joel Roberts
Music Librarian

Randal Rushing
Voice

Kristen Russell
Marketing & Communications Officer 

Kevin Sanders
Director of the School of Music

Jonathan Schallert
Community Engagement Coordinator 

Lenny Schranze
Viola

Jessica Shipp
Social Media 

Sam Shoup
Popular Music & Jazz

William Shaltis 
Percussion

Timothy Shiu
Violin

Michael Shults
Saxophone

Benjamin Smith
Stage Director for Opera

David Spencer
Trumpet 

Taylor Stumph
Admissions Assistant

Patrick Sutton
Commercial Guitar 

Casey Triplett
Head Drumline Instructor

Jonathan Tsay
Piano

Jeremy Tubbs
Music & Entertainment 

Michelle Vigneau
Oboe

Paulina Villarreal
Voice, Popular Music

Cassie Warthen
Public Relations

Mary Wilson
Voice

Theresa Winkelmann
Business Officer 

Tingting Yao
Staff Pianist

Daryn Zubke
Bassoon