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School of Music, Theatre, and Dance Faculty & 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
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Shauna Steele, dance area coordinator

Professor Shauna Steele
M.F.A., University of Michigan
Dance Area Coordinator, modern, ballet, jazz, composition, improvisation
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David Coolidge, assistant professor of musical theatre

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
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Richard Sowers, professor

Dr. Richard Sowers
D.M.A., Arizona State University
Chorale, Symphonic Choir, Valley Voices, conducting
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Susan Taylor, co-chair of the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Dr. Susan Taylor
Professor
Anderson University
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Tirzah Ellet, administrative assistant

Ms. Tirzah Ellet
Administrative Assistant

Fine Arts 137
Ext. 4542 (765) 641-4542
tmellet@anderson.edu

 

Nina Ludwick, production manager

Ms. Nina Ludwick
Production Manager

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

 

Caroline KyungA Ahn, adjunct professor

Dr. Caroline KyungA Ahn
D.M., Indiana University
Composition
Professional website
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Amanda Potaczek, adjunct professor

Amanda Potaczek
Songwriting
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Dr. Joe Scagnoli, visiting artist, director of bands

Dr. Joseph Scagnoli
Visiting Artist - Director of Bands
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Richard Sowers, professor

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

 

Christine Colquitt Thacker, adjunct faculty

Christine Colquitt Thacker
B.A., Butler University
Composition, ballet, jazz
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Brittany Bain, adjunct faculty

Brittany Bain
M.F.A., Florida State University
Modern
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Jane Hichiya-Weiner, adjunct faculty

Jane Hichiya-Weiner
Hirofumi Inoue Ballet Academy
Ballet, pointe, variations
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Doug King, adjunct faculty

Doug King
B.A., Ball State University
Jazz, tap, musical theatre
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Jayma Lallathin, Dance Academics

Jayma Lallathin
PhD, University of Georgia
Dance Academics
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Monica Munoz, adjunct faculty

Mónica Muñoz
B.A., Butler University
Ballet, pointe, character
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Kenny Shepard, adjunct faculty

Kenny Shepard
B.A., Butler University
Jazz, composition, musical theatre dance
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Debra Silveus, adjunct faculty

Debra Silveus
B.F.A., SUNY Purchase
Modern, improvisation
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Jennifer Weatherburn Thiemet, adjunct faculty

Jennifer Weatherburn-Thiemet
Canada's National Ballet School
Ballet, poine, variations
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Becky Archibald, adjunct professor

Becky Archibald
M.M., California State University in Long Beach
Composition, piano
Professional website
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Joani Brandon, professor

Dr. Joani Brandon
DMA, Boston University
Women's Chorus, music education
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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


 

Gert Kumi, professor

Professor Gert Kumi
M.M., The Juilliard School
Symphony Orchestra, violin
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Dr. Joe Scagnoli, visiting artist, director of bands

Dr. Joseph Scagnoli
Visiting Artist - Director of Bands
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Richard Sowers, professor

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

Becky Chappell, professor

Dr. Rebecca Chappell
D.A., Ball State University
Woodwinds, music business
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Chad Evans, adjunct professor

Chad Evans
Music business
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Amanda Potaczek, adjunct professor

Amanda Potaczek
Music business
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Steven Potaczek, adjunct professor

Steven Potaczek
Music business
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Joshua Powell, adjunct professor

Joshua Powell
Music business
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Ray Sylvester, Music Marketing

Dr. Ray Sylvester
Music Marketing
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Joani Brandon, professor

Dr. Joani Brandon
DMA, Boston University
Women's Chorus, music education
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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
Professor
Anderson University
Read more about Susan

 

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

David Coolidge, assistant professor of musical theatre

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

 

Mary Beth Coolidge, adjunct faculty

Mary Beth Coolidge
M.M., University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Voice
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Diana Miles Huntoon, adjunct faculty

Diana Miles Huntoon
M.M., Bowling Green State University
Voice
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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

 

Caroline KyungA Ahn, adjunct professor

Dr. Caroline KyungA Ahn
D.M., Indiana University
Music theory, composition
Professional website
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Becky Archibald, adjunct professor

Becky Archibald
M.M., California State University in Long Beach
Composition, piano
Professional website
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Heaven Fan, harp instructor

Dr. Heaven Fan
D.M., Indiana University
Harp
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Jamie Johnson, adjunct faculty

Jamie Johnson
M.A., Ball State University
Guitar
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Amy Kniffen, adjunct professor

Amy Kniffen
Viola
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Gert Kumi, professor

Professor Gert Kumi
M.M., The Juilliard School
Symphony Orchestra, violin
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Paul Rhine, adjunct faculty

Paul Rhine
Bass guitar
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Yoonhae Swanson, adjunct faculty

Yoonhae Swanson
M.M., Indiana University
Cello
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Becky Chappell, professor

Dr. Rebecca Chappell
DA, Ball State University
Woodwinds, music business
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Marilyn Chappell, adjunct faculty

Marilyn Chappell
MM, University of Texas
Bassoon
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Loy Hetrick, Trombone

Loy Hetrick
MM, Indiana University
Trombone
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Andrea Raes, adjunct faculty

Andrea Raes
BA, Northwestern University
Flute
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Suzanne Rice, adjunct faculty

Dr. Suzanne Rice
DM, Ball State University
Horn
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David Robbins, adjunct faculty

David Robbins
MA, Ball State University
Percussion
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Bill Schmidt, adjunct faculty

Bill Schmidt
MA, Butler University
Tuba
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Cynthia Shaver, adjunct faculty

Cynthia Shaver
BA, Anderson University
Winds
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Leonid Sirotkin, adjunct faculty

Leonid Sirotkin
Oboe
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Caroline KyungA Ahn, adjunct professor

Dr. Caroline KyungA Ahn
D.M., Indiana University
Music theory, composition
Professional website
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Richard Anatone, adjunct faculty

Dr. Richard Anatone
Ph.D., Ball State University
Aural Comprehension
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Dr. Jonathan Brooks

Dr. Jonathan Brooks
Ph.D., University of North Texas
Theory, composition
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Christopher Holmes, professor

Dr. Christopher Holmes
Ph.D., Indiana University
Music history, music literature, world music
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Mary Kathryn Brewer, adjunct faculty

Mary Kathryn Brewer
M.M., Bowling Green State University
Voice
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Mary Beth Coolidge, adjunct faculty

Mary Beth Coolidge
M.M., University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Voice
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Diana Miles Huntoon, adjunct faculty

Diana Miles Huntoon
M.M., Bowling Green State University
Voice
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David Mannell, adjunct faculty

David B. Mannell
M.A., Indiana University
Voice
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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

 

Richard Sowers, professor

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

 

Karri York, adjunct faculty

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