Artists.  Performers.  Teachers.


Department of Music faculty exemplify outstanding teaching in classrooms, studios, rehearsal halls, and performance venues.  Faculty work daily with students in classes, rehearsals, seminar, and lessons.  Twelve full-time faculty members are augmented by practicing professionals drawn from the many musical strengths of the Saint Louis area.

Jeffrey Richard Carter, Professor and Chair
Glen Bauer, Professor and Associate Chair
Jean Huber, Department Representative

Composition & Songwriting
Kim Portnoy, Associate Professor and Program Chair
David Werfelmann, Assistant Professor
Melissa Bishop, songwriting
Erin Bode, songwriting
Josh Burel, composition, software
Kendall Stallings, Professor Emeritus
Steve Staicoff, songwriting

Ensembles and Conducting
Paul G. Davis, Associate Professor and Instrumental Studies Program Chair
Trent Patterson, Associate Professor and Choral Studies Program Chair
Stuart Chapman Hill, Assistant Professor, Women's Chorus
Erin Elstner, Percussion Ensemble
Michael Karpowicz, Saxophone Ensemble
Debby Lennon, Vocal Jazz Ensemble
James Martin, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Collective
John McClellan, Guitar Ensemble
Alice Nelson, Opera Studio
Eric Ring, Woodwind Ensemble
Willem von Hombracht, Bass Ensemble

Instrumental Studies
Paul G. Davis, Associate Professor and Instrumental Studies Program Chair

Brass and Percussion
Erin Elstner, percussion
Tricia Jöestlein, horn
James Martin, low brass
Robert Souza, trumpet
Michael Walk, trumpet

Nicolae Bica, violin
Erik Harris, bass
Ken Kulosa, cello
Anna Lackschewitz, viola
John McClellan, guitar
Sue Taylor, harp
Susie Thierbach, violin

Jeanine York-Garesche, clarinet
Michael Karpowicz, saxophone
Paula Kasica, flute
Eric Ring, bassoon
Cathy Woelbling-Paul, oboe

Jazz Studies
Paul DeMarinis, Professor and Program Chair
Kim Portnoy, Associate Professor
Steve Schenkel, Professor
Dave Black, jazz guitar, combo
Christopher Braig, jazz combos
Tom Byrne, jazz guitar, combo
Kevin Gianino, jazz drums
Jay Hungerford, jazz bass
Debby Lennon, jazz voice, Jazz Singers
James Martin, Jazz Collective
Keith Moyer, jazz trumpet
Nick Savage, High School Jazz Ensemble
Abbie Steiling
, jazz violin
Carolbeth True, jazz piano
Willem von Hombracht, combo, jazz bass
Ben Wheeler, combo

Music Education
Trent Patterson, Associate Professor and Program Chair
Paul G. Davis, Associate Professor, secondary instrumental methods
Stuart Chapman Hill, Assistant Professor, choral music education 
Cassandra Collins, elementary general music methods
Erin Elstner, percussion methods
Josh Burel, music software
Michael Karpowicz, woodwind methods
James Martin, brass methods
Paula Martin, secondary choral methods
Heather McKenzie Patterson, vocal music education practicum
Patti Riggle, instructional processes in music education
Susie Thierbach, string methods
Robert Waggoner, jazz education methods

Music History and Theory
Glen Bauer, Professor and Music History Program Chair
Carla Colletti, Associate Professor and Music Theory Program Chair
David Werfelmann, Assistant Professor
Melissa Bishop, theory
Kathryn Smith Bowers, history
Patricia Eastman, musicianship
Heather Nehre, history
Joe Neske, theory
Matthew Pace, theory
Gina Pellegrino, history
Eric Ring, theory and musicianship
John Thomas, theory and musicianship
Becky Thorn, music appreciation
Ben Wheeler, jazz history

Music Industry
Josh Burel, music business
Sue Greenberg, music marketing
Marc Thayer, music business

Piano and Organ
Daniel Schene, Professor and Program Chair
Mieko Bergt, collaborative piano
Patricia Eastman, piano
Sandra Geary, coach/accompanist
Caroline Hixson, piano/accompanist
Karl Koesterer, piano
Susan Martin, piano
Nancy Mayo, piano, collaborative piano
Matthew Mazzoni, collaborative piano
Ron McGowan, collaborative piano
Joe Neske, collaborative piano
William (Pat) Partridge, organ
Ruth Price, piano, piano literature
Carol Schmidt, piano
Carolbeth True, piano
Donna Bowen Vince, piano, collaborative piano, piano pedagogy

Vocal Studies
Martha J. Hart, Associate Professor and Program Chair
Jeffrey Richard Carter, Professor
Jacob Lassetter, Associate Professor 
Robert Allyon, vocal coach, vocal literature, diction
Rosemarie Cereghino, voice
Eric Dalbey, voice
Carole GasparEmerita Professor of Voice
Debby Lennon, voice
Alice Montgomery, vocal pedagogy
Alice Nelson, opera, vocal coach
Heather McKenzie Patterson, voice
Julie Tabash Kelsheimer, voice
Amanda Taylor, voice

Kathryn Smith Bowers, Emerita Director of Choral Activities
Bob Chamberlin, Emeritus Professor of Music Theory and Composition
Carole GasparEmerita Professor of Voice
Allen Carl Larson, Emeritus Professor & Conductor of the Webster University Symphony Orchestra 
Kendall Stallings, Emeritus Professor of Music Theory and Composition

Christine Brewer, Visiting Professor of Voice