Faculty and Staff

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The Music Faculty is made up of over 40 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.


Jeff Adams, Trombone, Music Appreciation, Commercial Music  
Adrian Barnett, Saxophone, Arranging
Jeff Beckman, Instrumental Music Education, Music Residency  
Lisa Bradley, Music Appreciation 
Dr. Robert Bryant , Coordinator of Music Education
Ashley Crawford
, Flute 
Dr. Mark Crawford, Coordinator of Commercial Music, Music Business 
Kaylina Madison CrawleyDirector of Community Academy of Music and Arts ( CAMA ), Music Appreciation, Applied Piano I & II, Proficiency Piano I & II, 
William Crimm, Voice, Music Appreciation, Piano Accompanying I & II, Class Piano I for Non-majors
Lindsay Cunningham, Voice 
Patrick Dailey
, Voice, Music Appreciation
Victor Davis, Music Appreciation, Vocal Music Education, University Choir 
Paul Deyo, Trumpet
Dr. Angelica Dunsavage, Choir, Vocal 
Veronica Edwards Douglas, Piano 
Joseph Doyle, Songwriting, Music Appreciation 
Dr. Robert Elliott, Department Head, Music Appreciation, Thesis, Double Bass
Deidre Emerson, Cello 
William "Tiger" Fitzhugh, Guitar, Music Appreciation 
Kerry Frazier, Music Appreciation 
Derrick Greene, Percussion
Patricia Gunter, Bassoon 
Dr. Olga Harris, Music Composition 
Tamica Harris, Applied Voice
Larry Jenkins, Assistant Band Director, Instrumental, Brass, Music Ed., Music Appreciation
Maxine Jones, Piano, Music Appreciation
Jennifer Kummar, Horn
Gregg Lohman, Percussion 
Jason Luntz, Entrepreneurship in the Arts 
Pamela McCoy, Music Appreciation 
Dr. Reginald McDonald, Coordinator of Instrumental Music, Director of Bands and Orchestra, Music Ed.
Leonard Morton, Commercial Music Ensemble 
Dr. Darryl Glenn Nettles, Coordinator of Vocal/Choral Music, Voice, Music Theory 
Stefan Petrescu
, Violin, Viola 
Dr. Ljerka Rasmussen, Music History, Ethnomusicology, Music Appreciation 
Beth Ring, Voice 
Phyllis Sparks
, Harp, Piano, Flute
James Sexton, Orchestration, Jazz Ensemble 
Robert Shankle, Clarinet, Saxophone
Dr. Jeffrey Tackett, Commercial Music, Music Technology, Studio, Guitar, Music Appreciation, Web Master
Dr. Kadir Tolga Tem, Music Theory, Music Appreciation, Aural Skills, Music for Video Game 
Dr. Richard Todd, Classical Guitar, Music Theory 
Dr. Joseph Van DykePiano Area Leader, Music Theory
Elvie Williams, Music Appreciation, Voice 



Fenise Miles, Administrative Assistant, Music Department Office
Ha’Shara Lisenbee, Administrative Assistant
Michelle Allen, Office Manager, Band Office 
Melva Townsend, Administrative Assistant, Band Office 
Jonah Kraut , Piano Technician