Music Faculty

Students of the School of Creative Arts | Music (SoCA) have access to some of the finest faculty in the country. Private lessons are taught by active successful professionals who are able to model the high standard they encourage in their students. Academic courses are taught by composers and researchers with international reputations for excellence. Our faculty are focused on the success of our students, while maintaining significant and inspiring professional activities.

Click on a faculty area below to read faculty members' bios

Academic areas

Core Studies:  Skills and Theory

Dr. Jennifer Swanson, Mr. Michael Karloff, Dr. Travis Scott

Music Education Faculty

Dr. Janice Waldron, Dr. Danielle Sirek

Musicology Faculty

Dr. Sally Bick

Composition, Arranging & New Music Faculty

Dr. Brent Lee and Mr. Michael Karloff

Performance areas

Jazz Faculty

Ms. Shahida Nurullah - voice, Mr. Jeffrey Price - jazz woodwinds, Mr. Robert Fazecash - jazz brass, Mr. Michael Karloff, jazz piano and jazz theory, Mr. Miles Finlayson - guitar,  Mr. Michael Palazzolo - bass

Voice Faculty

Ms. Shahida Nurullah, Dr. Jennifer Swanson and Dr. Bruce J.G. Kotowich

Choral Faculty

         Dr. Bruce J.G. Kotowich, Director of Choirs

Woodwinds Faculty

Dr. Liesel Deppe - flute,  Mr. Trevor Pittman - clarinet,  Mr. Jeffrey Price - saxophone (classical and jazz)

Brass Faculty

Mr. Ross Turner - trumpet, Mr. Robert Fazecash - jazz/pop brass, Mr. Michael Stone - trombone,  Dr. Travis Scott - tuba/euphonium,

Percussion Faculty

Dr. Nicholas Papador (classical and jazz)

Keyboard: Piano and Organ Faculty

Prof. Emeritus Dr. E. Gregory Butler - classical piano, Dr. Philip Adamson - classical piano,  Mr. Michael Karloff- Jazz/pop piano and arranging,  Prof. Emeritus David Palmer - organ

Guitar Faculty

Mr. Mike McNamara - classical guitar, Mr. Miles Finlayson - Jazz/pop guitar




Updated: January 18, 2019