Faculty & Staff by Area


Performing Ensembles

Dr. Edward Harris- Director of Bands

Dr. Jeffrey Benson - Director of Choral Activities

Scott Pierson-Director of Spartan Marching Band

Paul Herrera- Symphonic Band Conductor

Barbara Day Turner - Orchestra

Dr. Fred Cohen -Orchestra

Yair Samet - Orchestra

Music Education

Dr. Diana Hollinger  - Area Coordinator. Undergraduate Coordinator

Dr.Kara Ireland D’Ambrosio - (elementary music)

Dr. Jeffrey Benson - Director of Choral Activities


Dr. Kathryn James Adduci - Area Coordinator (trumpet)

Kevin Rivard (french horn)

Tom Hornig (trombone, euphonium)

Forrest Byram (tuba)

Music Systems & Theory

Dr. Brian Belet - Area Coordinator

Dr. Pablo Furman  (composition)

Dr. Michael Adduci

Dr. Fred Cohen

Dr. Victoria Lington


Dr. Pablo Furman - Area Coordinator

Dr. Brian Belet  (music systems & theory)

Hagé van Dijk  (recording)


Galen Lemmon - Area Coordinator


Dr. Gordon Haramaki - Area Coordinator, Graduate Coordinator

Dr. William Meredith - Beethoven Center Director

Michael Lindsey -- Global Music

Dr. Fred Cohen 


Bruce Moyer - Area Coordinator (bass)

Diane Nicholeris (violin and viola)

Peter Gelfand (cello)

Steven Lin  Guitar Ensemble (guitar)

Karen Kirk Thielen  (harp)

Jazz Studies

Dr. Aaron Lington  - Area Coordinator  (saxophone)

Jeff Lewis  (trumpet & Latin Jazz)

Scott Whitfield (trombone)

Dahveed Behroozi (piano)

Jason Lewis  (drumset)

John Shifflett  (bass)

Rick Vandivier  (guitar)

Matt Michielin (jazz orchestra)

Nichole Boaz (improvisation)

Vocal Performance

Layna Chianakas  - Area Coordinator (mezzo-soprano)

Joseph Frank - (tenor)

Sandra Bengochea

Lisa van der Ploeg  

Dr. Jeffrey Benson - Director of Choral Activities

Keyboard Studies

Dr. Gwendolyn Mok - Area Coordinator

Sharon Brook  (piano and staff accompanist)

Dr. Victoria Lington  (piano and staff accompanist)

Dr. Namiq Sultanov

Dr. Frank Levy

David Stein (staff accompanist)

Nichole Boaz  (piano proficiency)



Dr. Janet Averett - Area Coordinator (clarinet)

Catherine Payne  (flute)

Dr. Michael Adduci  (oboe and English horn)

Dr. Yueh Chou  (bassoon)

Michael Hernandez (saxophone)



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

Ernie Martinez - Piano Technician

Anita McClintick - Administrative Analyst and Office Manager

Paul Olivo - Resource Center Librarian

Scott Pierson - Director of Spartan Marching Band

Lucy Yamakawa-Cox - Financial Analyst

Deborah Wijas -- Administrative Assistant