Greatbatch School of Music

The Greatbatch School of Music at Houghton University facilitates your growth as an excellent musician and lifelong learner prepared to serve others with the gift of music through opportunities for collaborative music-making, including practice, study, and performance that are designed to accelerate your God-given potential.

Musically Excellent. Academically Engaged. Profoundly Christian.

Founded in 1883 and an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1947, Houghton University continues to build on its reputation for musical excellence, academic strength and Christian worldview.

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30+ Music Instructors and Faculty

dedicated to your growth and development as a musician

11 Music Ensembles

for you to take part in

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13 Undergraduate & Graduate Degrees

for you to choose from

Careers in Music

A Houghton degree in music opens doors to a variety of careers, and our alumni can be found working in a wide range of positions.

What They’re Doing

  • Elementary music teacher
  • High school music teacher
  • College or university music professor
  • Opera or musical theater performer
  • Recording artist
  • Independent performer
  • Director of professional choirs, chamber ensembles, touring companies, and orchestras
  • Instrument curator
  • Music librarian
  • Church musician
  • Director of worship
  • Church organist

Grad Schools Attended

  • Binghamton University
  • Boston University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • California State University – Northridge
  • Cincinnati Conservatory
  • Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam
  • East Carolina University
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton University
  • Ithaca College
  • Mannes College of Music
  • Michigan State University
  • New York University
  • Northern Colorado
  • Peabody Conservatory
  • Penn State University
  • Queens University Belfast (Ireland)
  • Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
  • The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Royal College of Music
  • San Francisco Conservatory
  • State Glinka Conservatoire of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina – Greensboro
  • University of Texas – Austin
  • West Virginia University
  • Westminster Choir College

Faculty & Staff

Matthew Amedio

Assistant Professor of Saxophone & Clarinet
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Christopher Ashbaugh

Assistant Professor of Theory and Composition
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Carlton Campbell

Assistant Director of Technical Arts
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David Clem

Dean of the Greatbatch School of Music; Assistant Professor of Music History and Literature
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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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Jason Davis

Assistant Professor of Music
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Jason Decker

Instructor of Low Brass
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Kevin Dibble

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities
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Jonathan Dozois

Assistant Professor of Horn
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Mark Hodges

Assistant Professor of Percussion
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Sharon Johnson

Associate Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Collaborative Piano
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