Applied music faculty members include instrumental and vocal professors. These faculty perform as soloists or ensemble musicians in local, regional, and national venues regularly, maintaining a significant reputation as a performer.

They continue to grow and develop as performers, regularly learning and presenting new repertoire and performing in diverse locations and venues. Performance faculty's creative activities can include:

  • Recordings as a soloist or ensemble musician produced by national- and internationally- distributed recording labels
  • Professional engagements as a soloist, chamber musician, or ensemble member at concerts, recitals, and summer festivals
  • Presentation of invited clinics or master classes at conferences, colleges or universities, or schools
  • International, national, and region adjudication

Performance faculty

Jonathan Allen

Jonathan Allen

Title/Position
Trombone
Assistant Professor of Instruction
Brass Area Head
Katy Ambrose

Katy Ambrose

Title/Position
Horn
Assistant Professor
Portrait of Anthony Arnone

Anthony Arnone

Title/Position
Cello
Associate Professor
Royce Blackburn

Royce Blackburn

Title/Position
Voice
Visiting Assistant Professor
Portrait of Benjamin Coelho

Benjamin Coelho

Title/Position
Bassoon
Professor
Portrait of Scott Conklin

Scott Conklin

Title/Position
Violin
Professor
David Cyzak

David Cyzak

Title/Position
Oboe
Visiting Assistant Professor
Portrait of Élise DesChamps

Élise DesChamps

Title/Position
Voice
Assistant Professor of Instruction
Voice Area Head
Portrait of Nicole Esposito

Nicole Esposito

Title/Position
Flute
Professor
Woodwinds Area Head
Portrait of Erin Freund

Erin Freund

Title/Position
Harp
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Michael Gause

Michael Gause

Title/Position
Trumpet
Assistant Professor
Portrait of Gregory Hand

Gregory Hand

Title/Position
Organ
Professor
Portrait of Alan Huckleberry

Alan Huckleberry

Title/Position
Piano
Professor
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
Portrait of Rachel Joselson

Rachel Joselson

Title/Position
Voice
Associate Professor
Portrait of Réne Lecuona

Réne Lecuona

Title/Position
Piano
Professor
Piano Co-Area Head
Doreen Lee

Doreen Lee

Title/Position
Collaborative Piano
Visiting Assistant Professor
Portrait of John Manning

John Manning

Title/Position
Tuba/Euphonium
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Instructional Support & Enrollment Management
Portrait of William Menefield

William Menefield

Title/Position
Jazz Studies, Piano
Assistant Professor
Portrait of Jorge Montilla Moreno

Jorge Montilla Moreno

Title/Position
Clarinet
Assistant Professor
Portrait of Dan Moore

Dan Moore

Title/Position
Percussion
Professor
Percussion Area Head
Ksenia Nosikova

Ksenia Nosikova

Title/Position
Piano
Professor
Piano Co-Area Head
Volkan Orhon

Volkan Orhon

Title/Position
Bass
Professor
Portrait of Damani Phillips

Damani Phillips

Title/Position
Jazz Studies, Saxophone
Associate Professor
Jazz Studies Area Head
Christine Rutledge

Christine Rutledge

Title/Position
Viola
Professor
Portrait of Stephen Swanson

Stephen Swanson

Title/Position
Voice
Professor
Portrait of Curtis Taylor

Curtis Taylor

Title/Position
Jazz Studies, Trumpet
Assistant Professor of Instruction
A portrait of saxophonist Kenneth Tse

Kenneth Tse

Title/Position
Saxophone
Professor
Portrait of Tammie Walker

Tammie Walker

Title/Position
School of Music Director
Professor of Piano
Portrait of Katie Wolfe

Katie Wolfe

Title/Position
Violin
Associate Professor
Strings Area Head