Dr. Lisa Campi Walters
Professor of Music

Expertise

  • Composing
  • Music history
  • Music theory
  • Piano instruction
  • Piano performance

Education

  • D.M.A., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, 2002
  • M.M., University of Maryland, 1993
  • B.M., Indiana University, 1991

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Dr. Charissa Chiaravalloti
Associate Professor of Music
Chair of the Performing Arts Department

Expertise

  • Choral conducting
  • Choral music of the American Southwest
  • Vocal performance
  • Vocal technique
  • Music theory
  • Music history
  • Music education
  • Opera

Education

  • D.M.A., Arizona State University, 2012
  • M.M., University of Wyoming, 2004
  • B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 1995

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Dr. Wesley Dunnagan
Assistant Professor of Music

Areas of Expertise

  • Vocal Performance
  • Vocal Pedagogy and Vocology
  • Lyric Diction 
  • Historical Performance Practice
  • Opera, Oratorio, Art Song
  • Music History

Education

  • Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2019
  • Master of Sacred Music, University of Notre Dame, 2016
  • Bachelor of the Arts with Distinction in German Studies and Music, Stanford University, 2013

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Dr. Justin Hubbard, DMA
Assistant Professor of Music

Expertise

  • Wind Band Conducting
  • Wind Band Performance
  • Saxophone Performance and Pedagogy
  • Clarinet Pedagogy
  • Digital Music and Electronics
  • Instrumental Pedagogy

 

Education:

  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Arizona State University; 2020
  • Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting, University of Nevada, Reno; 2017
  • Bachelor of Music Education, Central Michigan University; 2009

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Dr. Katherine Jetter
Associate Professor of Music

Expertise

  • Cello pedagogy
  • Cello performance
  • Contemporary techniques in string literature
  • Music theory

Education

  • D.M.A., The Florida State University, 2002
  • M.M., The Florida State University, 1993
  • B.M., East Carolina University, 1991

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Dr. Michael McKelvey
Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre

Expertise

  • Acting Techniques
  • Musical Theatre Techniques
  • Musical Theatre History
  • Directing
  • Music Directing
  • Stage Management
  • Arts Management

Education

  • D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2004
  • M.M., Southern Methodist University, 1991
  • B.M., California State University at Northridge, 1989

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Dr. Joseph Nibley
Assistant Professor of Music

Areas of Expertise

  • Trumpet Performance and Pedagogy
  • Brass Performance and Pedagogy
  • Brass Ensembles
  • Chamber Music
  • New Music Collaborations

 
Education

  • D.M. Doctor of Music in Performance, The Florida State University, 2015
  • M.M. Master of Music in Performance, The University of Michigan, 2012
  • M.M. Master of Music in Chamber Music, The University of Michigan, 2012
  • B.M. Bachelor of Music in Performance, Brigham Young University, 2010

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Katherine Olinger
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Expertise

  • Piano instruction
  • Piano learning methods
  • Piano performance
  • Piano proficiency

Education

  • B.A., Music, Piano Performance, Fort Lewis College, 2002

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Dr. John O'Neal
Associate Professor of Music

Expertise

  • Jazz instruction
  • Percussion instruction
  • Percussion performance

Education

  • D.M.A., Percussion Performance, University of North Texas, 2015
  • M.M., Florida State University, 2005
  • B.M., University of Kansas, 2003

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Dr. Michael Timothy Pratt
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Areas of expertise

  • Blues/Jazz/Rock instruction
  • Percussion instructor
  • Percussion performance 

Education

  • D.M.A., Percussion Performance, University of Arizona, 2019
  • M.M. Belmont University, Tennessee, 2010
  • B.M. Fort Lewis College, Colorado, 2007

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Kathryn Shaffer
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Expertise

  • Flute instruction
  • Flute performance
  • Suzuki flute instructor

Education

  • M.A., Flute Performance, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA
  • B.A., Music, California State University - San Juan José, CA

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Dr. Richard Silvers
Visiting Instructor of Music
Theory and Upper Strings

Education

  • B.A., University of California-Los Angeles, 2013
  • M.M., Indiana University Bloomington, 2016
  • D.M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2021

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Jeff Solon
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Expertise

  • Applied jazz
  • Jazz composition
  • Jazz improvisation
  • Jazz performance

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Khara Wolf
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Expertise

  • Classical education and music performance
  • Oboe/English Horn
  • Bassoon
  • Woodwind Ensembles
  • Reed making
  • Celtic music

Education

  • B.M., Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

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