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School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Faculty & Staff

Administrative Staff

Jeffrey Wright, dean of the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Dr. Jeffrey Wright
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Dean, School of Music, Theatre, & Dance
Music education, church music
Read more about Dr. Wright

 

Susan Taylor, co-chair of the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Dr. Susan Taylor
D.A., Ball State University
Co-Chair, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Wind Ensemble, bands, music education
Read more about Dr. Taylor

 

Shauna Steele, dance area coordinator

Professor Shauna Steele
M.F.A., University of Michigan
Dance Area Coordinator, modern, ballet, jazz, composition, improvisation
Read more about Professor Steele
 

 

Beth Doub, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance Public Relations & Recruiting

Ms. Beth Doub
School of Music, Theatre, and Dance Public Relations & Recruiting

Fine Arts 137
Ext. 4543 (765) 641-4543
badoub@anderson.edu

 

David Coolidge, professor

Ms. Nina Ludwick
Production Manager

Byrum 111A/Fine Arts 137
Ext. 4352/3743
njludwick@anderson.edu


Music Education

Joani Brandon, professor

Dr. Joani Brandon
Ph.D., Boston University
Women's Choris, music education
Read more about Dr. Brandon


 

Susan Taylor, co-chair of the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Dr. Susan Taylor
D.A., Ball State University
Co-Chair, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Wind Ensemble, bands, music education
Read more about Dr. Taylor

 

Jeffrey Wright, dean of the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Dr. Jeffrey Wright
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Dean, School of Music, Theatre, & Dance
Music education, church music
Read more about Dr. Wright

 


Music Business

Becky Chappell, professor

Dr. Rebecca Chappell
D.A., Ball State University
Woodwinds, music business
Read more about Dr. Chappell


 

Mark Murray, professor

Dr. Mark Murray
D.M., Indiana University
Trumpet, music business, Jazztet
Read more about Dr. Murray

 

 


Church Music

Jeffrey Wright, dean of the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Dr. Jeffrey Wright
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Dean, School of Music, Theatre, & Dance
Music education, church music
Read more about Dr. Wright

 


Music Theory, History, and Composition

Jeffrey Wright, dean of the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Dr. Jonathan Brooks
Ph.D., University of North Texas
Theory, composition
Read more about Dr. Brooks


 

Christopher Holmes, professor

Dr. Christopher Holmes
Ph.D., Indiana University
Music history, music literature, world music
Read more about Dr. Holmes

 

 


Ensembles

Joani Brandon, professor

Dr. Joani Brandon
Ph.D., Boston University
Women’s Chorus, music education
Read more about Dr. Brandon


 

Shauna Steele, dance area coordinator

Professor Shauna Steele
M.F.A., University of Michigan
Dance Area Coordinator, modern, ballet, jazz, composition, improvisation
Read more about Professor Steele


 

John Huntoon, professor

Professor John Huntoon
M.M., Bowling Green State University
Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, trombone, tuba, euphonium
Read more about Professor Huntoon


 

Gert Kumi, professor

Professor Gert Kumi
M.M., The Juilliard School
Symphony Orchestra, violin
Read more about Professor Kumi


 

Mark Murray, professor

Dr. Mark Murray
D.M., Indiana University
Trumpet, music business, Jazztet
Read more about Dr. Murray


 

Richard Sowers, professor

Dr. Richard Sowers
D.M.A., Arizona State University
Chorale, Symphonic Choir, Valley Voices, conducting
Read more about Dr. Sowers


 

Susan Taylor, co-chair of the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Dr. Susan Taylor
D.A., Ball State University
Co-Chair, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Wind Ensemble, bands, music education
Read more about Dr. Taylor

 


Performance Studies

Winds

Becky Chappell, professor

Dr. Rebecca Chappell
D.A., Ball State University
Woodwinds, music business
Read more about Dr. Chappell


 

John Huntoon, professor

Professor John Huntoon
M.M., Bowling Green State University
Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, trombone, tuba, euphonium
Read more about Professor Huntoon


 

Mark Murray, professor

Dr. Mark Murray
D.M., Indiana University
Trumpet, music business, Jazztet
Read more about Dr. Murray

 

 


Conducting

Richard Sowers, professor

Dr. Richard Sowers
D.M.A., Arizona State University
Chorale, Symphonic Choir, Valley Voices, conducting
Read more about Dr. Sowers


 

Susan Taylor, co-chair of the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Dr. Susan Taylor
D.A., Ball State University
Co-Chair, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Wind Ensemble, bands, music education
Read more about Dr. Taylor

 


Dance

Shauna Steele, dance area coordinator

Professor Shauna Steele
M.F.A., University of Michigan
Dance Area Coordinator, modern, ballet, jazz, composition, improvisation
Read more about Professor Steele


 

George Salinas, professor

Professor George Salinas
B.F.A., University of Oklahoma
Modern, composition
Read more about Professor Salinas


 


Opera and Musical Theatre

David Coolidge, professor

David Coolidge
M.F.A., University of North Carolina Greensboro
Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre
dwcoolidge@anderson.edu
 

 

Fritz Robertson, professor

Dr. Fritz Robertson
D.M.A, Ball State University
Voice Area Coordinator, voice, opera, song lit, pedagogy
Read more about Dr. Robertson

 

 


Piano Organ

Randall Frieling, professor

Dr. Randall Frieling
D.A., Ball State University
Piano, accompanying, organ
Read more about Dr. Frieling


 

Reginald Rodgers, professor

Dr. Reginald Rodgers
D.M.A., University of Maryland
Piano, piano pedagogy, piano lit
Read more about Dr. Rodgers


 


Strings

Gert Kumi, professor

Professor Gert Kumi
M.M., The Juilliard School
Symphony Orchestra, violin
Read more about Professor Kumi
 

 

Adriana Contino, professor

Adriana Contino
Visiting Professor of Cello
Read more about Professor Contino

 

 


Voice

Fritz Robertson, professor

Dr. Fritz Robertson
D.M.A, Ball State University
Voice Area Coordinator, voice, opera, song lit, pedagogy
Read more about Dr. Robertson

 

 

Adjunct Faculty

Richard Anatone, adjunct faculty

Dr. Richard Anatone
Ph.D., Ball State University
Aural Comprehension
Read more about Dr. Anatone
 

Mary Beth Bulen, adjunct faculty

Mary Beth Bulen
M.M., University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Voice
Read more about Mary

 

Marilyn Chappell, adjunct faculty

Marilyn Chappell
M.M., University of Texas
Bassoon
Read more about Marilyn

 

Diana Miles Huntoon, adjunct faculty

Diana Miles Huntoon
M.M., Bowling Green State University
Voice
Read more about Diana

 

Jamie Johnson, adjunct faculty

Jamie Johnson
M.A., Ball State University
Guitar
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David Mannell, adjunct faculty

David B. Mannell
M.A., Indiana University
Voice
Read more about David

 

Andrea Raes, adjunct faculty

Andrea Raes
B.A., Northwestern University
Co-Chair, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Wind Ensemble, bands, music education
Read more about Andrea
 

Dianne Sprunger, adjunct faculty

Dianne Sprunger
B.A., Bluffton College
Keyboard
Read more about Diane

 

Karri York, adjunct faculty

Dr. Karri York
D.M., Indiana University
Voice
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