Faculty & Staff by Area

Performing Ensembles


Dr. David Vickerman - Director of Bands (Email)

Dr. Jeffrey Benson - Director of Choral Activities (Email)

Craig McKenzie - Director of Spartan Marching Band

Dr. Sarah Jones-Hayes - Orchestra (Email)

Dr. Fred Cohen - Orchestra (Email)

Dr. Aaron Lington - Jazz Orchestra (Email)

Dr. Corie Brown - Choral 

 

Music Education


Dr. Diana Hollinger  - Area Coordinator,  (Email)

Dr. Kara Ireland D’Ambrosio - Elementary Music (Email)

Dr. Jeffrey Benson - Director of Choral Activities (Email)

Mr. Abi Romero Ramirez - Music in Latin American Cultures (Email)

Philip Skinner - Voice

Ren Geisick - Jazz Voice

 Tim Harris - General Music

Kate Metcalf - General Music

Brass


Tom Hornig - Area Coordinator, Trombone, Euphonium (Email)

Forrest Byram - Tuba (Email)

John Freeman - Trumpet (Email)

Caitlyn Smith Franklin - Horn (Email)

Music Systems & Theory


Dr. Brian Belet - Area Coordinator, Undergrad Advisor (BA Music) (Email)

Dr. Pablo Furman - Composition (Email)

Dr. Victoria Lington - Keyboard, Music Systems (Email)

Tom Langan  - Jazz Studies (Email)

Dr. Brian Ciach - Music Theory (Email) (Website)

Composition


Dr. Pablo Furman - Area Coordinator (Email)

Dr. Brian Belet - Music Systems & Theory (Email)

Lucas Schwyter - Recording

 

Percussion


Galen Lemmon - Area Coordinator (Email)

History


Dr. Gordon Haramaki - Area Coordinator, Graduate Advisor (Email)

Dr. Robin Sacolick - Global Music (Email)

Dr. Fred Cohen - (Email)

Paul Ellison - General Music

Strings


Dr. Sarah Jones-Hayes Area Coordinator, Violin and Viola, Undergraduate Advisor (Email)

Peter Gelfand - Cello (Email)

Bruce Moyer - Bass (Email)

Steven Lin - Guitar Ensemble, Guitar (Email)

Jazz Studies


Dr. Aaron Lington - Area Coordinator, saxophone (Email)

Jeff Lewis - Trumpet & Latin Jazz (Email)

Dahveed Behroozi - Piano (Email)

Dan Robbins - Bass (Email)

Jon Dryden - Keyboard (Email)

Jason Lewis - Drumset (Email)

Rick Vandivier - Guitar (Email)

Vocal Performance


Dr. Jeffrey Benson - Director of Choral Activities (Email)

Sandra Bengochea - Soprano (Email)

Christopher Bengochea - Tenor

Jennifer Mitchell - Soprano

Jacque Scharlach - Mezzo

Jonathan Smucker - Tenor

 

Keyboard Studies


Dr. Gwendolyn Mok - Area Coordinator (Email)

Dr. Namiq Sultanov - (Email)

Dr. Frank Levy - (Email)

Sharon Brook - Piano, Staff Accompanist (Email)

Dr. Victoria Lington - Piano, Staff Accompanist (Email)

David Stein - Staff Accompanist (Email)

Simona Snitkovskaya - Keyboard/Opera

Woodwinds


Dr. Janet Averett - Area Coordinator, Clarinet (Email)

Catherine Payne - Flute (Email)

Jesse Barrett - Oboe (Email)

Dr. Yueh Chou - Bassoon (Email)

Dr. Michael Hernandez - Saxophone (Email)

Jonathan Szin - Clarinet

Teaching Assistants


Curtis Azevedo 

Jason Keiser

Allisyn Kolesar

Alex Koppel 

Rafael Maldonado

Shoko Nagami

Beth Nitzan

Nicholas Roberto

Noah Rulison

Jonathan Selmer

Amy Young

ADMINISTRATION and STAFF


Dr. Fred Cohen - Director, School of Music and Dance

Ernie Martinez - Piano Technician

Liza Rentschler - Scheduling Analyst

Paul Olivo - Resource Center Librarian

Lucy Yamakawa-Cox - Financial Analyst

Easther Ng - Student and Community Analyst

Erica Buurman - Beethoven Center