Faculty Directory

Administration and Staff

James Douthit
Dean
Dr. Jay Jackson
Associate Dean
Room 112, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6459
Lynn Beebe
Administrative Associate
Room 111, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-3020
Brent Bingham
Building Manager
Room 105, Broyhill Music Center
828-265-8695
Douglas Brantz
Technology Support
Beasley Building
828-262-7357
Emil Schlee
Registered & Certified Piano Technician - RPT, CPT
Hayes School of Music
804-316-4174
James G. Daugherty
Cannon Music Camp Director
Cannon Mailbox located in the Admin Offices- Room 111
Lauren Hayworth
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Room 111, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-7705
Janet Adams
Student Records
Room 111, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-3020
Bill Witcher
Academic Advising
Room 307, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6629

Collaborative Piano

Dr. Christina Hayes
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano
Room 319, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-2958
Aaron Ames
Adjunct Instructor of Collaborative Piano
Room 453, Broyhill Music Center
828-263-3795 personal
Dr. Junie Cho
Adjunct Instructor of Collaborative Piano and Class Piano
Room 423, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-7010
Hollie Lacy
Accompanist
Room 457, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-3021 Leave Message in Dean's Office
Melissa Lesbines
Adjunct Instructor of Collaborative Piano
Room 316B, Edwin Duncan Hall
828-262-8215
Dr. Susan Slingland
Accompanist
Room 406, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-7428

Alexander Technique

Corinne Cassini
Adjunct Instructor of Alexander Technique
Room 316E, Edwin Duncan Hall
828-262-8218

Community Music School

Laura Stokes
Director of the Community Music School
Broyhill Music Center
828-262-3020 Leave Message in Dean's Office

Applied Music - Brass

Dr. Drew C. Leslie
Associate Professor of Trombone
Room 310, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6468
Joe F. Phelps
Professor Emeritus of Trumpet
828-262-3020, leave message in Dean's office
Dr. Karen Robertson
Professor of Horn
Room 308, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6456
Dr. James Stokes, Jr.
Professor of Trumpet
Room 311, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-8595
Dr. Bethany Wiese
Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium
Broyhill Music Center, Room 309
828-262-7707

Applied Music - Keyboard

Joby Bell
Associate Professor of Music
Organ, harpsichord
Undergraduate Sacred Music Program Coordinator
Broyhill Music Center, Room 420
828-262-6467
Dr. Rodney Reynerson
Keyboard Area Coordinator
Professor of Piano
Room 416, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6466
Dr. Junie Cho
Adjunct Instructor of Collaborative Piano and Class Piano
Room 423, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-7010
Melissa Lesbines
Adjunct Instructor of Collaborative Piano
Room 316B, Edwin Duncan Hall
828-262-8215
Dr. Bair Shagdaron
Professor of Piano
Room 414, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6465

Applied Music - Percussion

Dr. Robert J. Falvo
Professor, Percussion Area Coordinator
Room 124, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-4979
Richard P. Dilling
Adjunct Instructor of Drum Set
Room 123, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-4979
Byron Hedgepeth
Adjunct Instructor of Percussion
Broyhill Music Center
828-262-3021, Leave message in Dean's office

Applied Music - Strings/Guitar

Dr. Ellie H. Wee
Assistant Professor of Cello
314 Broyhill Music
828-262-7501
Dr. Eric Koontz
Associate Professor of Viola and Violin
String Area Coordinator
Room 312, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6464
Dr. Nancy E. Bargerstock
Professor of Violin
Room 313, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6457
Jacquelyn Bartlett
Professor of Harp
Room 454, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-3020, leave message in Dean's office
Dr. Douglas James
Professor of Guitar
Room 410, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6463
Adam Booker
Assistant Professor of Double Bass
Room 303, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-4982
Mr. Andy Page
Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Guitar
Room 421, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-8538

Applied Music - Voice

Dr. Priscilla Porterfield
Vocal Area Coordinator
Director of Treble Choir
Room 306, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6451
Dr. Steve Hopkins
Professor, Director of Choral Activities
Room 217, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6450
Dr. Joseph L. Amaya
Professor of Voice
Room 320, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6461
Mary Gayle Greene
Adjunct Instructor of Voice
Studio 216, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-7235
Tammy Griffin-Garcia
Adjunct Instructor of Opera
Rm 303, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-3021, Leave message in Dean's office
Dr. Gennard Lombardozzi
Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera
Room 412, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6453
Dr. Julia Pedigo
Professor of Voice
Room 215, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6449

Applied Music - Woodwinds

Dr. Scott Kallestad
Associate Professor of Saxophone
Wind Area Coordinator
Room 108, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-8025
Todd Wright
Professor, Jazz Area Coordinator
Room 418, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-4964
Dr. Jon Beebe
Professor of Bassoon
Room 316, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6460
Dr. Alicia Chapman
Assistant Professor of Oboe
Room 110, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-4898
Dr. Andrea Cheeseman
Professor of Clarinet
Room 315, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6134
Dr. Douglas Miller
Professor of Clarinet
Room 408, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6462
Dr. Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham
Professor of Flute
Room 208, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6447

Music Education

Dr. Susan Mills
Music Education Coordinator
103 A , Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6441
Dr. Steve Hopkins
Professor, Director of Choral Activities
Room 217, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6450
Dr. John Ross
Associate Professor, Director of Bands
Room 103C, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6454
Yo-Jung Han
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education
Room 211, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6448
Mr. Don Peach
Music Education Academic Advisor
Broyhill Music Center
828-262-3020, leave message in Dean's office
Dr. Lisa Runner
Associate Professor of Music Education
Room 224, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-8051
Will Selle
Adjunct Instructor of Music Education
Room 109, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-3020, leave message in Dean's office
Ed Whitener
Adjunct Instructor of Music Education
Broyhill Music Center
828-262-3020, leave message in Dean's office
Dr. Maribeth Yoder-White
Music Educator
Orff-Schulwerk
Dr. Kenneth P. Lurie
Professor of Music
Room 462, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6458
Dr. Karen Thomas
Adjunct Instructor of Music Education
Broyhill Music Center
828-262-3020

Music Industry Studies

Kim Wangler
Associate Professor, Music Industry Studies Program Director
Room 317, Broyhill Music Center
828-265-8674
Dr. Ira Abrams
Adjunct Instructor of Music Industry Studies
Room 316E, Edwin Duncan Hall
828-262-8218
Scott Wynne
Associate Professor of Music Industry Studies
Chief Recording Engineer
Room 460, Recording Studio- 4th Floor
828-262-7503

Music Library

Dr. Gary Boye
Librarian
Music Library
828-262-2389
Tom Byland
Music Library Manager
Music Library, Broyhill Music Center RM 231
828-262-2388
Jill Eller
Music Cataloger
Music Library, Broyhill Music Center RM 232
828-262-6539

Music Theory & Composition

Dr. Ben Hjertmann
Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Composition
Rm 223, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6443
Dr. Jennifer Snodgrass
Professor, Coordinator of Music Theory
Room 419, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-7231
Dr. Hiu-Wah Au
Associate Professor of Music Theory
Room 222, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-7786
Dr. Jon Beebe
Professor of Bassoon
Room 316, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6460
Dr. Andrew Hannon
Instructor of Music Theory
Rm 318, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6664
Dr. William G. Harbinson
Professor of Music Theory
Former Dean
Room 202, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-8168
Dr. Greg McCandless
Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition
Rm 218, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-7844
Mr. Greg Simmons
Adjunct Instructor of Music Theory
334 of Belk Library and Information Commons
828-262-6991
Dr. Kenneth P. Lurie
Professor of Music
Room 462, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6458

Music Therapy

Dr. Cathy McKinney, MT-BC
Music Therapy Program Director
Room 207, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6444
Katurah Christenbury, MMT, MT-BC
Lecturer, Music Therapy
316D, Edwin Duncan Hall
828-262-6306
Marilyn F. Clark
Adjunct Instructor of Bonny Method
Dr. Christine Pollard Leist, MT-BC
Associate Professor of Music Therapy
Room 209, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6663
Ms. Liz Moffitt
Adjunct Instructor of Bonny Method
Dr. Melody Schwantes (Reid), MT-BC
Senior Lecturer, Music Therapy
Room 316C, Edwin Duncan Hall
828-262-8216
Cynthia Tate, MMT, MT-BC
Visiting Adjunct Instructor of Music Therapy
Rm 316B, Edwin Duncan Hall
828-262-8214
Madelaine Ventre
Adjunct Instructor of Bonny Method

Music History & World Music

Dr. Victor N. Mansure
Music History Area Coordinator
Room 205, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6442
Todd Wright
Professor, Jazz Area Coordinator
Room 418, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-4964
Rodney Berry
Adjunct Instructor of Music History and Jazz Studies
Room 300, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6452
Mark Freed
Adjunct Instructor of Appalachian Music
Living Learning Center
828-262-4087
Melissa Lesbines
Adjunct Instructor of Collaborative Piano
Room 316B, Edwin Duncan Hall
828-262-8215
Dr. René Carlos Ochoa
Adjunct Instructor of Musicology/Music History
Rm 316A, Edwin Duncan Hall
828-262-8212
Dr. Shawn M Roberts
Adjunct Instructor of Percussion and African Music
Room 316A, Edwin Duncan Hall
828-262-8213
Dr. Laurie Semmes
Associate Professor of World Music
Room 202A, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-7239
Dr. Reeves Shulstad
Associate Professor of Musicology
Room 322-B, Edwind Duncan Hall
828-262-8166

Ensembles - Bands

Dr. John Ross
Associate Professor, Director of Bands
Room 103C, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6454
Todd Wright
Professor, Jazz Area Coordinator
Room 418, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-4964
Rodney Berry
Adjunct Instructor of Music History and Jazz Studies
Room 300, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6452
Byron Hedgepeth
Adjunct Instructor of Percussion
Broyhill Music Center
828-262-3021, Leave message in Dean's office
Dr. Kevin Richardson
Associate Director of Bands
Director of Marching Mountaineers
Room 103B, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6474

Ensembles - Choral

Dr. Priscilla Porterfield
Vocal Area Coordinator
Director of Treble Choir
Room 306, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6451
Dr. Steve Hopkins
Professor, Director of Choral Activities
Room 217, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6450
Dr. Linda Larson
Conductor of Appalachian Chorale
Brohyill Music Center
828-262-3020 Leave Message in Dean's Office
Dr. Gennard Lombardozzi
Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera
Room 412, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6453

Ensembles - Guitar

Dr. Douglas James
Professor of Guitar
Room 410, Broyhill Music Center
828-262-6463

Ensembles - Orchestral

Dr. Mélisse Brunet
Assistant Professor, Director of Orchestral Activities
Broyhill Music Center