Faculty & Staff


Ensemble Directors

Dr. Kevin Kellim, Choral Ensembles

Dr. Christopher Kelts, Director of Orchestras

Dr. Rebecca Meador, Flute Ensemble

Dr. Tom Morgan, Percussion Ensemble, Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Dr. Michael Mapp, Director of Bands

Dr. Diana Seitz, String Chamber Ensembles

Dr. Sylvia Stoner, Opera and Musical Theater 

Dr. Craig Treinen, Director of Jazz Studies


Music Education

Dr. Catherine Hunt, Director of Music Education, General/Vocal

Dr. Craig Treinen, Instrumental



Dr. Michael Averett, Director of Brass Studies, Trumpet

Jason Tacker, Tuba, Euphonium

Curtis Vellenga, Horn

Karen Ballard, Trombone



Dr. Shiao-Li Ding, Piano

Dr. Brian Mathias, Organ

James Rivers, Pianist-in-Residence

Cynthia Strait, Group Piano, Staff Accompanist

Virginia Vogel Wallace, Piano

Patricia Gibson, Staff Accompanist

Dr. Cynthia Neufeld Smith, Staff Accompanist

Kathleen Rich, Staff Accompanist

Char Taggart, Staff Accompanist



Dr. Tom Morgan, Director of Percussion Studies

Jason Degenhardt, Marching Percussion Ensemble

Stacey Harry, Flag Corps



Steven Hearrell, guitar

Dr. Christopher Kelts, viola

Gordon Lewis, Bass

Erinn Renyer, Cello

Tabitha Riest-Steiner, Harp

Dr. Diana Seitz, violin



Dr. Catherine Hunt, Voice

Dr. Kevin Kellim, Voice

Dr. Ann Marie Snook, Voice 

Dr. Lee Snook, Chair of the Vocal Division, Voice

Dr. Sylvia Stoner, Voice

Todd Staerkel, Voice



Dr. Rebecca Meador, Flute

Dr. Karen Benda, Clarinet

Leigh Miller Munoz, Bassoon

Dr. Craig Treinen, Saxophone

Dr. Katherine Woolsey, Oboe


Theory and Composition

Dr. Gordon McQuere, Music Theory, Composition, Tonal Counterpoint

Dr. Rebecca Meador, Music Theory 

Dr. Tom Morgan, Ear Training, Composition

James Rivers, Composition


Music History

Dr. Michael Averett, Jazz History

Kelly Huff, Music History

Dr. Tom Morgan, Jazz History



Dr. Ann Marie Snook, Music Department Chair


Administrative Staff

Brad Merryman


Technical Director

Lyle Waring



Orchestra practicing in the pit

Boy and girl playing violins