Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Hayes School of Music Diversity Statement

We recognize the importance of preparing our students to be music professionals in a diverse world and value diversity and inclusion in our curriculum, pedagogy, community, and interactions. We engage in reflection and intentional action that values, respects, supports, acknowledges, and advances the preparation of our students to be leaders who celebrate multiple approaches and points of view.

DEI Committee

  • Chair: Melody Schwantes (music therapy)
  • Vice-Chair: Nicholas Cline (composition)


  • Ira Abrams (music industry studies)
  • Jonathan Caison (academic advisor)
  • Alexandra Dee (director of orchestral studies)
  • Mary Gayle Greene McClune (voice faculty)
  • Suzi Mills (music education)
  • Laurie Semmes (ethnomusicology)
  • Reeves Shulstad (musicology)
  • Shane Watson (music library)

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