Music Faculty

Faculty in the School of Music

Pursuing excellence means having the best faculty to teach and mentor our students. In the School of Music, we have outstanding faculty with impressive life experiences. For example, one of our professors attended Julliard School of Music and has performed for several U.S. presidents. Another professor is a two-time Emmy Award winning composer and has composed for National Geographic, History Channel, PBS, Honda, Oprah, Dateline, Coca Cola, and many feature films. This professor holds the record for having more upcoming films than any other film and television composer to date and composed the new theme for the Colorado Rockies Baseball Team. A Broadway lyricist also joins us on our faculty team, along with our dean who has performed at Carnegie hall, twice.

Dr. Isidro Aybar, Jr.

Affiliate Faculty - Music

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Logan Banister

Affiliate Faculty - Saxophone

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Kwami Barnett

Affiliate Faculty - Clarinet

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Ron Bland

Affiliate Faculty - Bass

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Charles Denler

Director and Assistant Professor of Composition and Music Production and Engineering

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Mark Dorn

Professor of Music & Coordinator of Instrumental Music

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Christopher Eagles

Affiliate Faculty - Percussion

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Diana Gaide

Affiliate Faculty - Piano

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Dr. Cody Laun

Affiliate Faculty - Voice

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Barbara Lepke-Sims

Instructor of Harp

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Dr. Christopher Luther

Affiliate Faculty - Violin & Viola

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Dr. David McNeil, Jr.

Director and Assistant Professor of Choral Studies

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Dr. Irina Moreland

Affiliate Faculty - Piano

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Sara Murdaugh

Affiliate Faculty- Dance

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Dr. Richard Niezen

Associate Professor of Music

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Rachel Perez

Affiliate Faculty - Flute

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Dr. Christine Sallas

Affiliate Faculty - Applied Oboe

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Laura Saunders

Assistant Professor of Music; Coordinator of Music Education

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Dr. Jill Schroeder-Dorn

Affiliate Faculty - Music

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Dr. Aaron Stampfl

Assistant Professor of Music, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies

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Steven Taylor

Dean and Professor of Music

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Daniel Wakefield

Affiliate Faculty - Director of Worship Arts

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