• Outstanding Faculty
  • More than a Dozen Large and Small Ensembles
  • A Rich Variety of Musical Styles Traditions
  • Music Exceptional Facilities

     

Full-time Faculty

 

Paul Murphy

Department Chair
Associate Professor of Music
Ph.D., Music Theory, The University of Texas at Austin
M.M., Music Theory, The University of Texas at Austin
M.M., Piano Performance, Texas Christian University
B.M., Piano Performance, The University of New Mexico
   
 Andrew Ardizzoia Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Composition & Instrumental Studies
D.M.A., The Hartt School, University of Hartford
M.M., Arizona State University
B.M., University of the Pacific
   
Ted Conner Professor of Music
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
M.M., University of Michigan
B.A., John Hopkins University; B.M., New England Conservatory
   
Christopher Jackson Lecturer in Music
Director of Choral & Vocal Studies
D.M.A., University of North Texas
M.M., Westminster Choir College
B.A., Oklahoma State University
   
Kassandra Hartford Assistant Professor of Music
Ph.D., Stony Brook University
M.M., Stony Brook University
B.A., Mount Holyoke College
   
Douglas P. Ovens Professor of Music
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
B.M., San Francisco State University
   
Vincent Trovato Staff Accompanist
B.M. in Composition, Boston University

Part-time and Adjunct Faculty 

 

Robert Arnold Piano
B.M. Temple University

Eduardo Azzati Voice
Daniel Boring Guitar
B.M., State University of New York at Buffalo
M.M., Ithaca College School of Music


Julie Bougher Violin
B.M., Temple University
M.M., Temple University
Ralph Brodt, III Low Brass
B.M. Moravian College

Patricia Koch Budlong   Voice
B.S., West Chester University
M.M., DePaul University
Performance Certificate (Opera), DePaul University


Megan Durham Voice
B.A., University of Richmond
M.M., Westminster Choir College

Ellie Escher Voice
B.A., Scripps College
M.M.,Westminster Choir College

Maja Lisa FritzHuspen Voice
B.M., Augsburg College
M.M. Vocal Performance, University of Iowa
M.F.A. Vocal Performance, University of Iowa

Anthony Gairo

Saxophone/Jazz
B.M. Temple University

Barbara Golden Lecturer, Music Theory
B.A., Brandeis University
M.A., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Stephen Groat String Bass
Jill Haley

Oboe
B.M. Temple University

Donald Hughes Trumpet
B.M. in Performance, The Curtis Institute of Music
Performance certificate, The Philadelphia College of the Arts


Fiona Jackson Voice
M.M. The University of North Texas
B.M. Westminster Choir College
Donna Janusko Voice
B.M., Ashland University
M.A., Ohio State University
M.M., Ohio State University
Artist Diploma, Carnegie Mellon University
A.I.M.S., Graz, Austria

John Kennedy Voice
B.A.Voice Performance
B.S. Mus. Ed., Peabody Conservatory of Music


Tom Kozic Jazz/Contemporary Guitar

Darin Lewis Darin Lewis
D.M.A., Boston University
M.A., City College of New York
M.M., Yale University
B.A., University of Southern California
Lauren Madigan Voice
B.A. Theatre Arts and English, Muhlenberg College
Masters in Music, The Julliard School
Masters in Opera Performance, The Curtis Institute of Music

Elizabeth Manus Piano
B.M., University of Michigan
Diploma in Piano Accompanying, Curtis Institute of Music
M.M., University of the Arts


James Maroney Voice
B.S., Western Connecticut State College
M.M., Ithaca College
Artist Diploma, Hartt School - University of Hartford
Ed.D., Teachers College - Columbia University

Elaine Martin Flute
B.M.E., Temple University

Brian Ming Chu Voice
B.F.A. Architecture, Cornell University
M.M. Voice/Opera, Peabody Conservatory of Music

Annie Petit Pianist in Residence
Diploma, Paris Conservatory

Alexandra Porter Voice
Gary Rissmiller Drums
B.S. Mus. Ed., Moravian College

Anthony Simons Clarinet/Saxophone
B.S., West Chester University
M.M., University of Illinois, Urbana
Artist Diploma, Peabody Conservatory of Music.


Audrey Simons Cello
B.M., Susquehanna University
M.M., Temple University
 

James Thoma Percussion
B.M. The Juilliard School
M.M. The Juilliard School


June Thomas Voice
B.A., East Stroudsburg University
M.M., University of the Arts


Christa Warda Soprano
B.M. Peabody Conservatory of Music
AIMS program in Graz, Austria

Stephen Williams Organ
A.F.A. Brevard College
study at Westminster Choir College
study at The Juilliard School
B.M. West Chester University
M.M. West Chester University


Paul Windt Violin
B.M. The Curtis Institute of Music

Departmental Staff

 

Sheri Busolits
Administrative Assistant
Center for the Arts, Rm 255
484-664-3363