Music Faculty and Staff

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The Music Faculty is made up of over seventy full- and part-time instructors, each of whom is a specialist within a particular area of music. The Department also makes extensive use of the abundant commercial music resources found in Nashville, one of the recording and music industry capitals of the world.

All music offices are located in the Performing Arts Center unless otherwise indicated.


Rashaan Barber, Saxophone
Jeff Beckman, Instrumental Music Education, Music Residency I
Emily Bowland, Clarinet
Sarah Bowman, Choir Director, Voice, Vocal Music Education
Roderic Bronaugh, Voice, Director of Community Academy of Music & Arts,
      Gospel Choir, Music Appreciation
Cristian Codreanu, French Horn, Music Appreciation
Dr. Mark Crawford, Coordinator of Commercial Music, Music Business
William Crimm, Voice
Marty Crum, Guitar, Music Appreciation
Dr. Sean Daniels, Percussion , Jazz Improvisation
Thomas Davis, Music Appreciation, Junior/Senior Recital
Victor Davis, Music Appreciation, Vocal Music Education, University Choir
Paul Deyo, Trumpet
Joseph Doyle, Songwriting
Dr. Robert Elliott, Department Head, String Bass, Music Theory
Deidre Emerson, Cello, TSU Orchestra Director
William "Tiger" Fitzhugh, Guitar, Music Appreciation
Kerry Frazier, Music Appreciation
Patricia Gunter, Bassoon, Music Appreciation
Dr. Olga Harris, Music Composition
Tamica Harris, Instrumental Music Education
Chip Henderson, Commercial Guitar, Music Appreciation
Randy Hunt, String Bass/Electric Bass
Larry Jenkins, Assistant Band Director, Brass Instruments

Jessica Johnson, Piano
Maxine Jones, Piano
Ken Landers, Live Sound Reinforcement

Belinda (Bee) Laupp, Flute
Gregg Lohman, Percussion
Jason Luntz, Entrepreneurship in the Arts

Pamela McCoy, Music Appreciation
Dr. Reginald McDonald,
Coordinator of Instrumental Music, Acting Director of Bands, Music Education
Veronica Milnar, Piana
Leonard Morton, Commercial Music Ensemble
Dr. Darryl Nettles, Coordinator of Vocal Music, Music Theory
Stefan Petrescu, Violin, Viola
Dr. Ljerka Rasmussen, Music History, Ethnomusicology
Dr. Patricia Reeves, Coordinator of Music Education
Edwin Imer Santiago, Trumpet
James Sexton, Orchestration, Jazz Ensemble
Robert Shankle, Oboe
Thomas Spann, Percussion
Phyllis Sparks, Harp

James Sexton, Orchestration, Jazz Ensemble
Robert Shankle, Oboe
Jeffrey Tackett, Commercial Music, Music Technology
Thomas Spann, Percussion
Phyllis Sparks, Harp
Dr. Richard Todd, Classical Guitar, Music Theory
Oscar Utterstrom, Trombone
Dr. Joseph Van Dyke, Piano
Christopher Vivio, Tuba and Euphonium
Scott Willis, Voice Instructor

Iyesha Rose, Administrative Assistant, Music Department Office
Michelle Allen, Office Manager, Band Office
Melva Townsend, Administrative Assistant, Band Office
James Pitts, Instrument Repair Technician
Herb Dady, Piano Repair Technician