Music Faculty

In the faculty of the Greatbatch School, Houghton has assembled a distinguished group of Christian composers, conductors, performers, teachers, and academicians.

Our faculty have trained at the world’s foremost universities and conservatories. Among them are several Fulbright Scholars, acclaimed recording artists, and fine performers in all areas. Combining a wealth of professional experience with a love of teaching and a commitment to higher education from a Christian perspective, our faculty provide exceptional opportunities for individual mentoring and professional training.

Faculty and students live together in close community, resulting in enriched mentoring and unique collaboration. In addition to professional activities elsewhere, music faculty perform regularly on campus, and both the Greatbatch School of Music and the Houghton community give strong support of students in performances. Faculty and students make music together, pray together, and grow together. The care and support of the college community will prepare you for a lifetime of music-making, learning, and spiritual growth, while holistically nurturing you in the present.

Mattew Amedio 2017

Matthew Amedio

Assistant Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone
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Christopher Ashbaugh

Assistant Professor of Theory and Composition
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Daniel David Black

Daniel David Black

Assistant Professor of Vocal Music & Conducting and Director of Choral Activities
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Carlton Campbell

Assistant Director of Technical Arts
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David Clem

David Clem

Assistant Professor of Music History
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Judy Congdon

Judy Congdon

Professor of Organ and Harpsichord; College Organist
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Amanda Cox

Assistant Professor of Voice; Director of Lyric Theatre
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Rachel Decker

Circulation Specialist
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Jason Decker

Jason Decker

Instructor of Low Brass
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David Hanner

David Hanner

Assistant Professor of Theory and Composition
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Sharon Johnson

Associate Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Collaborative Piano
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Armenio Suzano

Armenio Suzano Jr.

Dean and Director, Greatbatch School of Music
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Nick Kilkenny 2017

Nicholas Kilkenny

Assistant Professor of Voice
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Soo Yeon Kim

Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola
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Mehan Kyle 2017

Megan Kyle

Instructor of Oboe
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Bethie Liddick

Elizabeth Liddick

Coordinator of Graduate Studies & Staff Accompanist
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Anton Machelder

Anton Machleder

Assistant Professor of Guitar
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Carrie Magin

Carrie Magin

Assistant Professor of Composition and Theory
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Sara Massey

Assistant Professor of Music Education
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Angela Mcbrearty

Angela McBrearty

Assistant Professor of Flute
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Tim Mcgarvey 2018

Timothy McGarvey

Professor of Instrumental Music & Conducting and Director of Instrumental Activities
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A Mcgeorge

Alicia McGeorge

Administrative Operations Coordinator and Assistant to the Dean and Director
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Kimberly Prins Moeller

Kimberly Prins Moeller

Instructor of Voice
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Bill John Newbrough

William Newbrough

Professor of Piano and Director of Piano Studies; Horne Blanchard Chair of Music
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Luke Ogden 2017

Luke Ogden

Instructor of Voice
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Victoria Pitre

Victoria Pitre

Adjunct Instructor of Voice & Music Recruitment Coordinator
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Derek Reiss

Instructor of Trumpet
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Russell Scarbrough

Russell Scarbrough

Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies; Jazz Band Director
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Bshurtliffe

Brett Shurtliffe

Instructor of Double Bass
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Gary Stith

Conductor Emeritus
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S Thomas

Suzanne Thomas

Instructor of Harp
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Rintaro Wada

Rintaro Wada

Instructor of Cello
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Kathleen Weller

Instructor of Bassoon
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Colleen Wolf

Colleen Wolf

Instructor of Horn
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D Woodard

Dustin Woodard

Assistant Professor of Percussion
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