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Music Faculty

Students of the School of Creative Arts | Music (SoCA) have access to some of the finest faculty in the country. Private lessons are taught by active, successful professionals who are able to model the high standard they encourage in their students. Academic courses are taught by composers and researchers with international reputations for excellence. Our faculty are focused on the success of our students, while maintaining significant and inspiring professional activities.

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Academic areas

Core Studies:  Skills and Theory

Dr. Philip Adamson, Dr. Matthew Tozer, and Mr. Michael Karloff 

Music Education Faculty

Dr. Janice Waldron

Musicology Faculty

Dr. Sally Bick, Dr. Mary Paquette-Abt

Music Therapy Faculty

Dr. Amy Clements-Cortes, Internship Supervisor

Composition, Arranging & New Music Faculty

Dr. Brent Lee, Dr. Matthew Tozer

Performance areas

Voice Faculty

Ms. Lesley Andrew, Ms. Peggy Dwyer, Ms. Shahida Nurullah, Ms. Liyan Sun

Choral Faculty

         Dr. Bruce Kotowich, Director of Choirs;  Prof. Emeritus of Music Richard Householder

Jazz Faculty

Ms. Shahida Nurullah - voice, Mr. Jeffrey Price - jazz/pop woodwinds, Mr. Robert Fazecash - jazz/pop brass, Mr. Michael Karloff, jazz/pop piano, Mr. Vaughn Klugh - guitar and arranging

Woodwinds Faculty

Dr. Liesel Deppe - flute, Ms. Faith Scholfield - oboe, Mr. Trevor Pittman - clarinet, Mr. Jeffrey Price - saxophone,  Dr. Eric Varner - bassoon

Brass Faculty

Mr. Ross Turner - trumpet, Mr. Robert Fazecash - jazz/pop brass, Mr. Timothy Lockwood - horn, Mr. Michael Stone - trombone,  Dr. Robert Benton - tuba/euphonium,

Percussion Faculty

Dr. Nicholas Papador, Mr. Julian Jeun.

Keyboard: Piano and Organ Faculty

Dr. Philip Adamson, Mr. Alde Calongcagong, Mr. Michael Karloff- Jazz/pop piano, Prof. Emeritus Dr. E. Gregory Butler, Prof. Emeritus David Palmer - organ

Strings Faculty

Adjunct Prof. Lillian Scheirich - violin, Mr. Nicholas Penny - viola, Mr. Andrew McIntosh - cello, Mr. Gregory Sheldon - double bass, Ms. Amy Ley - harp

Guitar Faculty

Adjunct Prof. Steven Dearing - classical guitar; Mr. Vaughn Klugh - Jazz/pop guitar, Jazz arranging; Mr. Tyler Sasso - guitar technique