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School of Music Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Our talented faculty is composed of active performers, composers, and scholars dedicated to teaching and mentoring the individual student. Committed to students’ success, the School of Music faculty members are established educators, performers and leaders in their disciplines, widely respected for their excellence and their enthusiasm.

Western's School of Music faculty shares a wealth of academic experience and real-world knowledge with students to help prepare for careers in today's ever-broadening field of music opportunities.

Music Faculty

Andrew Adams

Professor

School of Music Director, Piano

Trevor Bailey

Assistant Professor

Assistant Director of Athletic Bands, Pride of the Mountains Marching Band

Chris Beyt

Assistant Professor

Jazz Guitar, Commercial Music and Audio Production

Lyn Ellen Burkett

Assistant Professor

Music Appreciation, Aural Skills

Jack A. Eaddy

Assistant Professor

Director of Athletic Bands, Pride of the Mountains Marching Band

Adam Groh

Assistant Professor

Percussion

Matt Henley

Assistant Director of Athletic Bands, Pride of the Mountains Marching Band

Ian Jeffress

Assistant Professor

Saxophone

Ethan King

Recording Engineer

Commercial Music & Audio Production

Leonidas Lagrimas

Assistant Professor

Piano & Piano Pedagogy

Jeananne Nichols

Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor

Music Education

Will Peebles

Professor

Bassoon, Music Theory, Gamelan

Damon Sink

Associate Professor

Theory and Composition

Zsolt Szabo

Associate Professor

Trombone & Euphonium

Allison Thorp

Assistant Professor

Director of Choral Activities

Margaret Underwood

Associate Professor

Director of Bands

Pavel Wlosok

Professor

Jazz Piano, Jazz Band

Adjunct Faculty

Bruce Frazier

Adjunct

Music in Motion Picture

Robert Kehrberg

Adjunct

Jazz Appreciation

Claire Lemke

Adjunct

Aural Skills

Diana Loomer

Adjunct

Percussion

Kim Neidlinger

Adjunct

Music Appreciation/String Methods

Lillian Pearson

Adjunct

Accompanist

Bonnie Rossa

Adjunct

Music Appreciation

Micah Thomas

Adjunct

Commercial Percussion

Administrative Staff

Sheila Frizzell
Administrative Support Associate
sfrizzell@wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.3256

Dayne Frazier
Administrative Support Associate
dfrazier@wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.3257

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