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.

Select a faculty area below to read faculty members' bios:

Academic areas

Core Studies:  Skills and Theory

Dr. Brent Lee, Mr. Michael Karloff, Dr. Bruce J.G. Kotowich

Musicology Faculty

Dr. Sally Bick

Composition, Arranging & New Music Faculty

Dr. Brent Lee, Mr. Michael Karloff.

Performance areas

Jazz Instructors

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

Voice Instructors

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

Choral Faculty

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

Strings Instructors

Ms. Lillian Scheirich - violin

Woodwind Instructors

Mr. Trevor Pittman - clarinet, Mr. Steve Wood- saxophone, Mr. Jordan Smith- flute

Brass Instructors

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

Percussion Faculty

Dr. Nicholas Papador (classical and jazz)

Keyboard: Piano and Organ Instructors

Dr. Philip Adamson - classical piano, Mr. Alde Calongcagong - classical piano, Mr. Michael Karloff- Jazz/pop piano and arranging.

Guitar Instructors

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