Faculty by Area


  • Zachary Krug, trombone (undergraduate)
  • Kerrie Pitts, horn (undergraduate)
  • Ross Woodzell (instructor)


  • Chris Degroot (instructor)
  • Cheyne Forgerson (instructor)
  • Susan Graves (instructor)
  • Kyle Hnedak (instructor)
  • Samuel McLain (instructor)
  • Kristopher Sveen (instructor)
  • Ian Trager (instructor)


  • Micheil Burgos, piano (instructor)
  • Stephanie Lovell, piano (artist teacher)
  • Michael Malakouti, piano (instructor)
  • Daniel Murphy, jazz piano (artist teacher)
  • Sophia Ohanian, piano (undergraduate)
  • Edmar Oliveira, piano (undergraduate)
  • Leah Oubre, piano (undergraduate)
  • Anthony Ribaya, piano (undergraduate)
  • Sophie Tait, piano (instructor)
  • Lara Urrutia, piano (artist teacher)
  • Hannah Young, piano (undergraduate)


  • John Gann, percussion (graduate)


  • Kira Blumberg, viola (artist teacher)
  • Kyle Champion, cello (artist teacher)
  • Sakari Dixon, viola/violin (instructor)
  • Mary Dropkin, harp (artist teacher)
  • Ian Kaminski, violin (undergraduate)
  • Sara Jones, violin (instructor)
  • Aaron Norton, violin (undergraduate)
  • Caitlin Olsen, viola/violin (graduate)
  • Jeanne Skrocki, violin (artist teacher)
  • Seana Thompson, cello (undergraduate)
  • Alireza Tousi, viola (instructor)


  • Justin Brunette (undergraduate)
  • Emily Collins (graduate)
  • Teresa Fleming (graduate)
  • Bradley Franklin (graduate)
  • Megan Griffiths (instructor)
  • Sara Jackson (instructor)
  • Bridget O’Connell (undergraduate)
  • Zoe Peterson (undergraduate)
  • Marco Schindelmann (artist teacher)
  • Janie Vail (instructor)
  • Zoe Peterson (undergraduate)


  • Carolyn Beck, bassoon (artist teacher)
  • Kelsey Broersma, saxophone (instructor)
  • Michelle Chavez, flute (graduate)
  • Nicolai Gervasi-Monarrez, saxophone (undergraduate)
  • Taylor Heap, clarinet (undergraduate)
  • Kathryn Nevin, clarinet (artist teacher)
  • Jessica Nunez, clarinet (undergraduate)
  • Sasha Paredes, clarinet (undergraduate)
  • Simona Seres, bassoon (graduate)
  • Rachel Terrell, flute (graduate)


Quiet the Mind
meditation room

The University’s Meditation Room opened in 2007 and is one of the first “contemplative classroom” spaces in the country.

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