A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Faculty by Instrument or Area

Dean and Director

  • Stephen Plate, Associate Dean and Director, Greatbatch School of Music; Professor of Conducting

Staff

Woodwinds

Brass

  • Ken Crane, Instructor of Trombone; Director of Jazz Activities
  • Justin Davis, Assistant Professor of Conducting and Horn; Interim Director of Instrumental Activities
  • Coordinator of Brass:  Paul DeBoer, Professor of Brass Instruments; Trumpet and Music History
  • Craig Sutherland, Instructor of Tuba

Percussion

Harp

Strings

Guitar

Piano and Harpsichord

  • Judy Congdon, Professor of Organ and Harpsichord; College Organist
  • Amanda Cox, Accompanist; Instructor of Voice
  • Virginia Halberg, Instructor of Piano
  • Coordinator of Collaborative Studies:  Sharon Johnson, Assistant Professor of Piano and Collaborative Piano; Accompanist and Director of Student Chapel Ensemble
  • Coordinator of Piano Studies:  William Newbrough, Professor of Piano
  • Amanda Robbins, Instructor of Piano Pedagogy

Organ

  • Judy Congdon, Professor of Organ and Harpsichord; College Organist

Voice and Opera

  • Amanda Cox, Instructor of Voice; Accompanist
  • Coordinator of Vocal Studies:  Kelley Hijleh, Assistant Professor of Voice
  • Mitchell Hutchings, Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera; Director of Lyric Opera
  • Brandon Johnson, Associate Professor of Vocal Music and Conducting; Director of Choral Activities
  • Margaret Kuhl, Assistant Professor of Voice

Music Theory and Composition

Music History and Literature

  • Paul DeBoer, Professor of Brass Instruments; Trumpet and Music History
  • Patricia Gingras, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music Education; Music History
  • Gary Stith, Professor of Music Education; Conductor Emeritus

Music Education

  • Justin Davis, Assistant Professor of Conducting and Horn; Interim Director of Instrumental Activities
  • Paul DeBoer, Professor of Brass Instruments; Trumpet and Music History
  • Marcia Giambrone, Instructor of Music Education
  • Coordinator of Music Education:  Patricia Gingras, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music Education; Music History
  • Brandon Johnson, Associate Professor of Vocal Music and Conducting; Director of Choral Activities
  • Gary Stith, Professor of Music Education; Conductor Emeritus
  • Martha Thomas, Assistant Professor of Strings; String Methods
  • Dustin Woodard, Instructor of Percussion

Collaborative Studies

  • Amanda Cox, Instructor of Voice; Accompanist
  • Coordinator of Collaborative Studies:  Sharon Johnson, Assistant Professor of Piano and Collaborative Piano; Accompanist and Director of Student Chapel Ensemble
  • Donna Lorenzo, Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola; Coordinator of Strings

Conducting

  • Kevin Dibble, Assistant Director of Choral Activities
  • Mark Hijleh, Professor of Composition and Conducting
  • Coordinator of Instrumental Conducting:  Justin Davis, Assistant Professor of Conducting and Horn; Interim Director of Instrumental Activities
  • Coordinator of Choral Conducting:  Brandon Johnson, Associate Professor of Vocal Music and Conducting; Director of Choral Activities
  • Stephen Plate, Professor of Conducting; Associate Dean and Director of the Greatbatch School of Music
  • Gary Stith, Professor of Music Education; Conductor Emeritus

Church Music

  • Coordinator of Church Music:  Judy Congdon, Professor of Organ and Harpsichord; College Organist
  • Amanda Cox, Instructor of Voice; Accompanist
  • Virgina Halberg, Instructor of Piano
  • Sharon Johnson, Assistant Professor of Piano and Collaborative Piano; Accompanist and Director of Student Chapel Ensemble

Commercial Music and Jazz

  • John Buteyn, Assistant Director of Creative Arts; Bass Guitar
  • Ken Crane, Instructor of Trombone; Director of Jazz Activities
  • Kevin Jackson, Director of Creative Arts, Sound and Recording

Ensemble Directors