Administrative Assistant

Brian Junttila serves as an administrative assistant for the James Madison University School of Music and resides in Rockingham, Virginia. As a composer and trombonist, his main musical goal is to hold a semblance of tradition while pushing through the modern era. A few ways he continues to realize this goal is by writing for unusual ensembles, picking topical texts for his vocal music, and collaborating with dancers and visual artists to create multi-disciplinary art.

He recently attained his Master’s degree in Music Composition and Theory (M.M. ’21) from Florida State University where he studied composition with Dr. Liliya Ugay and Dr. Clifton Callender. Previously, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition (B.M. ’19) from James Madison University where he studied composition with Dr. Eric Guinivan and Dr. Jason Haney. Brian’s music has been performed or recorded by several institutional ensembles as well as the Polymorphia New Music Ensemble, Civitasolis Reed Quintet, Unheard-Of//Ensemble, Austin Peay State University Wind Ensemble, and James Madison University Wind Symphony. His works have also been performed at the Brevard Music Center, Atlantic Music Festival, and several conferences in the United States.

Administration

John Allemeier

John Allemeier
Director of the School of Music
allemejm@jmu.edu
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Mary Jean Speare

Mary Jean Speare
Professor, Associate Director of the School of Music
spearemj@jmu.edu
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Jeanette Zyko
Director of Undergraduate Music Admissions, Associate Professor
music_admit@jmu.edu
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William Dabback
Director of Graduate Studies and Admissions, Professor of Music Education
dabbacwm@jmu.edu
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Sarah Macomber
School of Music Operations Coordinator
macombse@jmu.edu
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Kirk Weaver
Administrative Assistant, Bands
weaverkr@jmu.edu
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Ashkan Tabatabaie
Media Specialist, Music Theory Instructor  
fakhrtax@jmu.edu
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