James Madison University School of Music

School of Music Faculty Overview


Pedro Aponte Associate Professor Musicology, General Education
Katherine Axtell (p.t.) Instructor General Education
Amadi Azikiwe Associate Professor Viola
Susan Barber Associate Professor Bassoon
Steve Bolstad Professor Director of Bands, Conducting
Patricia Brady Professor Class Piano
Jeffrey Bush Professor Director of JMU School of Music
Thomas Carr Recording Engineer Music Industry
Chris Carrillo Associate Professor Trumpet
Christine E. Carrillo (p.t.) Instructor Trumpet
Beth Chandler Professor Flute
Karine Chapdelaine (p.t.) Instructor Jazz
Brian Cockburn Associate Professor Music Library, Graduate Research
Andrew Connell Associate Professor Musicology/Ethnomusicology
David Cottrell Professor Music Industry
Vicki Curry Assistant Professor Music Theory, General Education
William Dabback Associate Professor Music Education
Rick Deloney (p.t.) Instructor Marching Band Percussion
Gabriel Dobner Professor Piano
Carl Donakowski Associate Professor Cello
Charles Dotas Professor Jazz
Marlon Foster (p.t.) Instructor Percussion
Edward Gant (p.t.) Instructor Music Theory
Jonathan Gibson Associate Professor Musicology
Mikael Glago (p.t.) Instructor Music Industry
Eric Guinivan Assistant Professor Composition
Robert Hallahan Assistant Professor Jazz
Jason Haney Professor Music Theory
W. Bryce Hayes Assistant Professor Choral Conducting/Music Education
Paul Heitsch (p.t.) Instructor Music Industry
Wanchi Huang Professor Violin
Derek Hyden (p.t.) Instructor Marching Band Percussion
Michele Kirkdorffer Associate Professor Oboe
Andrew Lankford Associate Professor Trombone
John Little Professor Voice
Dorothy Maddison Associate Professor Voice
Lisa Maynard Assistant Professor Music Education
Robert McCashin Professor Director of Orchestras, Conducting
Kevin McMillan Associate Professor Voice
Janice L. Minor Associate Professor Clarinet
David Newman (p.t.) Instructor Voice
Michael Norton (p.t.) Associate Professor Music History
Kathleen Overfield-Zook (p.t.) Instructor Music Theory
Michael Overman (p.t.) Instructor Percussion
Lori Piitz Associate Professor Piano
David Pope Professor Saxophone
William Posey Instructor Bands
Max Rabinovitsj Visiting Professor Violin
C. William Rice Professor Percussion
Don Rierson Associate Professor Opera
Scott Rikkers Instructor Assistant Director of Bands
Gary Ritcher Professor Music Education
Eric Ruple Professor Piano
Scott Zane Smith (p.t.) Instructor Voice
Mary Jean Speare Associate Professor Musicology, Graduate Director
Kevin Stees Professor Tuba
Paulo Steinberg Associate Professor Piano
Carrie Stevens Professor Voice
Keith Stevens (p.t.) Instructor Guitar
David Stringham Assistant Professor Music Education
Bridgett Stuckey (p.t.) Instructor Harp
Joseph Taylor Associate Professor Music Industry
Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy Assistant Professor Director of Choral Activities
Music Education
Randall Wheaton Assistant Professor Music Theory
Brenda Witmer (p.t.) Instructor Voice
Ian Zook Assistant Professor Horn

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Faculty Ensembles

MADISON BRASS Brass Quintet in Residence
MONTPELIER WIND QUINTET Woodwind Quintet in Residence
MONTICELLO QUARTET String Quartet in Residence