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Faculty

Sandra Schwartz, Interim Director
Woodwinds
Nina Assimakopoulos, Flute
Cynthia Anderson, Oboe
Andy Sledge, Bassoon
John Weigand, Clarinet
Jeffrey Siegfried, Saxophone

Brass

Robert Sears, Trumpet
Jonas Thoms, Horn
Hakeem Bilal, Trombone
Carson McTeer, Tuba/Euphonium


Percussion

George Willis
Brian Wolfe, Drumset
Michael Vercelli, World Music

Strings

Sunmi Chang, Violin
Andrea Priester Houde, Viola
Erin Ellis, Cello
Andrew Kohn, Double Bass
Shawn Purcell, Guitar
Christine Mazza, Harp

Ensembles

Mitchell Arnold, Director of Orchestra
Cheldon Williams, Associate Director of Bands
Kym Scott, Director of Choral Activities
Jared Sims, Director of Jazz
Scott Tobias, Director of Bands
Michael Vercelli, Director of World Music
Karen Verm, Director of Opera and Vocal Coaching

Conducting

Mitchell Arnold, Director of Orchestra
Kym Scott, Director of Choral Activities
Scott Tobias, Director of Bands

Composition and Theory

Jay Chattaway, Distinguished Composer in Residence
Matthew Heap
Andrew Kohn
Jacob Sandridge
Andy Sledge
David Taddie

Lecturers

Chanler Bailey
Hooi Yin Boey
Timothy DeWitt
Rebecca Kreider
Mark Miller
Adam Osmianski
Shawn Purcell
Stacey Russell
Renee Wyatt

Musicology & Ethnomusicology

Katelyn Best
Travis Stimeling
Michael Vercelli
Jennifer Walker

Music Education

Jason Gossett
Angela Munroe
Sandra Schwartz

Keyboard

Peter Amstutz, Piano
Lucy Mauro, Piano
Alton Merrell, Jazz Piano
William Haller, Organ, Emeritus
Sun Jung Lee, Staff Accompanist

Voice

Rob Chafin, Voice 
Hope Koehler, Voice
William Koehler, Voice
Laura Knoop Very, Voice

Recording Technology

Mark Benincosa

Music Industry

Joshua Swiger
Darko Velichkovski
Paige Levy
Steve Wonsiewicz

Music Therapy

Hannah Ivey Bush
Emily Lambert

Jazz

Jared Sims
Lisa Bleil
Alton Merrell
Shawn Purcell
Paul Thompson

Brian Wolfe


Staff

Jodie Marie Lewis, Administrative Associate
Tim Richards, Piano Technician
Kirill Tyulkov, Piano Technician
Brandon Lojewski, Program Assistant, Bands
Eftihia Arkoudis, Community Music Program Director


A listing of Faculty Emeriti is included in the WVU Catalog.

Books and Recordings by School of Music faculty