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The music performance program offers a broad course of study tailored to meet the needs of the individual musician and prepare the student for further pursuit in the many areas of the music profession. Music performance graduates complete their studies with necessary creative-thinking skills that will allow them to adapt in the changing world of music performance.

Brass Professors and Instructors

Chris Carrillo

Chris Carrillo, Trumpet
Professor, Brass/Percussion Area Coordinator
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Piano Professors and Technicians

Lori Piltz

Lori Piitz
Professor, Piano Area Coordinator
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Scott Zane Smith
Coordinator, Supervisor, Instructor
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John Veitch
Piano Technician
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Percussion Professors and Instructors


Benjamin Guerrero
Preparing Future Faculty Fellow, Instructor
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Strings Professors and Instructors
Voice Professors and Instructors

Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy

Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy
Associate Professor, Director of Choral Activities, Coordinator of Voice Area
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Bryce Hayes

W. Bryce Hayes
Associate Professor, Associate Director of Choral Activities
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Don Rierson
Associate Professor, Director of Opera and Music Theatre
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Woodwinds Professors and Instructors


Jeanette Zyko, Oboe
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Music Admissions
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