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Faculty and Staff

Stacy Baker, D.M.A.
Professor of Music, Euphonium/Tuba
Area(s): Brass, Private Applied
Lori Baruth, D.M.A.
Professor of Music, Clarinet
Area(s): Woodwinds, Private Applied

Eric Brown, D.M.A.
Assistant Professor of Music, Voice
Area(s): Vocal Music, Private Applied

Ben Cantrell, D.M.A. 
Visiting Assistant Professor, Percussion
Area(s): Percussion, Private Applied

DuWayne Dale, D.M.A.
Director of Bands / Assistant Professor of Music
Area(s): Music Education, Conducting, Instrumental Music, MSU Bands

Greg Detweiler, D.M.A.
Director of Choral Studies / Professor of Music
Area(s): Conducting, Vocal Music, MSU Choirs

Deb Eastwood, D.M.A. 
Adjunct Instructor
Area(s): General Education

Roosevelt Escalante, D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Music
Area(s): Music Education, Vocal Music, MSU Choirs, Jazz and Commercial Music, Black Gospel Ensemble

Kathy Gancio 
MSU Bands Secretary
Area(s): Band, Administration 

Don Gibbs
Keyboard Technician
Area(s): Keyboard Instruments

Glenn Ginn, M.M.
Associate Professor of Music, Guitar/Electric Bass
Area(s): Jazz and Commercial Music, Commercial Music Ensemble, Private Applied

Brian S. Mason, D.M.A.
Associate Dean for the School of Creative Arts
Professor of Music, Percussion Coordinator
Area(s): Administration, Percussion

Ryan McGillicuddy, M.M.
Assistant Professor of Music, Double Bass
Area(s): Jazz and Commercial Music, Jazz Ensemble, Private Applied

Nathan Mensink, D.M.A.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Saxophone
Area(s): Woodwinds, Private Applied

Ellen Johnson Mosley, D.M.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Flute
Area(s): Music History, Woodwinds, Private Applied

William A. Murphy, M.A.
Instructor of Music
Faculty Accompanist, Vocal Coach
Area(s): Keyboard Instruments, MSU Choirs

David Oyen, D.M.A. 
Graduate Studies Coordinator
Professor of Music, Bassoon
Area(s): Administration, Woodwinds, Private Applied, Music Theory

Michele Paynter Paise, D.M.A. 
Music Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Music
Area(s): Administration, Music Education

Thomas Pappas, D.M.A.
Assistant Professor of Music, Oboe
Area(s): Music History, Music Theory, Woodwinds, Private Applied

Gina Pezzoli, D.M.A 
Adjunct Instructor
Area(s): Orchestral Strings Pedagogy

Roma Prindle, D.M.A.
Professor of Music, Voice
Area(s): Vocal Music, Private Applied, Operaworks

Josh Smith, D.M.A.
Adjunct Instructor
Areas(s): Percussion, Private Applied, MSU Bands

Paul Taylor, D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Music, Piano/Harpsichord
Area(s): Keyboard Instruments, Private Applied

Gregory Wing, M.M.
Professor of Music, Trumpet
Area(s): Brass, Private Applied

Paula Wing 
Academic Department Specialist
Area(s): Administration

Russ Zokaites, D.M.A.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Trombone
Area(s): Brass, Private Applied, Music Theory

Professors Emeriti

David L. Anderson (Jazz Studies / Jazz Ensembles) 

Anne Beane (Voice) 

James R. Beane (Choirs / Voice / Conducting) 

William Bigham (Clarinet / Dept. Chair) 

H. Leo Blair (Violin / Viola / Traditional Music) 

Suanne Blair (Cello / Bass / Music Literature)

James Bragg (Piano / Music Theory) 

Susan Creasap (Bands/Music Education)

Johnson E. Duncan (Cello / Dept. Chair / College Dean) 

E. Glenn Fulbright (Piano / Musicology / Dept. Chair) 

Shirley Gish (Theatre / Communications) 

Kozi Hamilton (Costumes / Theatre) 

Larry Keenan (Piano / Organ / Keyboard) 

William Layne (Theatre) 

Travis Lockhart (Theatre) 

Earle E. Louder (Tuba / Euphonium) 

Richard Miles (Bands / Conducting) 

Eugene C. Norden (Saxophone / Music Education)  

Frank Oddis (Percussion) 

Robert Pritchard (Flute / Theory) 

Raymond P. Ross (Guitar / Electric Bass / Jazz Guitar) 

Lucretia Stetler (Piano / Accompanying) 

Vasile Venettozzi (Voice)