School of Music

School of Music Faculty

The faculty includes specialists in voice and all band, orchestra, and keyboard instruments, who offer professional performance models and are dedicated to helping each student develop his or her music performance skills to the highest possible level. Outstanding directors in bands, choirs, and orchestras develop performance ensembles in which students learn to perform collectively far beyond their individual expectations. The excitement of being a part of superior ensemble performances is matched only by the opportunity to experience a broad range of ensemble literature.

Nationally-known teachers in music theory, composition, music history, pedagogy, and music methods truly care about teaching and learning, and are willing to take time to ensure that the needs of each student are addressed.

The WIU Music Faculty work together as a mature, experienced team of professionals who are actively involved in teaching, research, composing, arranging, performing, and conducting.


T Walker

Tammie Walker
Director School of Music and Professor of Piano
Browne 122
TL-Walker4@wiu.edu


Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews
Instructor, Organ
Browne 226
LA-Andrews2@wiu.edu


Bean

Matt Bean
Professor, Musical Theatre and Voice
Browne 216
M-Bean@wiu.edu


Ashe

Whitney Ashe
Instructor, Jazz/Piano
Browne 222
WE-Ashe@wiu.edu


Blankenship

Courtney Blankenship
Assistant Professor, Music Business
Browne 208
CC-Blankenship@wiu.edu


Briney

Bruce Briney
Professor, Trumpet
Browne Studio (E)
BC-Briney@wiu.edu


Brown

Jeff Brown
Graduate Coordinator and Professor of Piano
Browne 217
J-Brown2@wiu.edu


cangro

Richard Cangro
Associate Professor, Music Education Coordinator
Director, Community Music School
Browne 203
RM-Cangro@wiu.edu


Chasteen

Terry Chasteen
Professor of Music in Voice, Vocal Area Coordinator
Browne 122
TL-Chasteen@wiu.edu


chin

Hong-Da Chin
Assistant Professor, Music Theory and Composition
Sallee 216
H-Chin@wiu.edu


cooper

John Cooper
Professor, Director of Jazz Studies, Jazz Trumpet
Sallee 202
JB-Cooper@wiu.edu


depula

Brisa de Paula
Assistant Professor of Bassoon
Browne 202
B-Depaula@wiu.edu


Fansler

Michael Fansler
Professor, Director of WIU Bands, Wind Ensemble
Sallee 206
MJ-Fansler@wiu.edu


ginsberg

Eric Ginsberg
Professor, Clarinet
Browne Studio (F)
EL-Ginsberg@wiu.edu


gardner

Jena Gardner
Assistant Professor, Horn
Browne 126A
JE-Gardner2@wiu.edu


hardeman

Anita Hardeman
Associate Professor, Music History and Humanities
Sallee 215
A-Hardeman@wiu.edu


Hart

Emily Hart
Assistant Professor, Oboe
Browne 128
EE-Hart@wiu.edu


hawkins

Jason Hawkins
Assistant Professor, Choral Music Education
Sallee 205
JA-Hawkins2@wiu.edu


Ivette

Ivette Herryman-Rodriguez
Assistant Professor, Music Theory and Composition
Sallee 218
I-HerrymanRodriguez@wiu.edu


Holbrook

Andrew Holbrook
Instructor, Music Therapy, Clinical Trainer
Browne 216
AM-Holbrook@wiu.edu


hughes

Matthew Hughes
Instructor, String Bass
Browne 216
MT-Hughes@wiu.edu


hughey

Richard Hughey
Associate Professor, Director of Orchestral Activities
Sallee 208
RL-Hughey@wiu.edu


jones

Jennifer Jones
Professor, Music Therapy
Browne 211
JD-Jones2@wiu.edu


karn

Kitty Karn
Associate Professor, Musical Theatre and Voice
Browne 120
MK-Karn@wiu.edu


Kurasz

Rick Kurasz
Professor, Director of Percussion Studies
Sallee 100
RM-Kurasz@wiu.edu


lapka

Christine Lapka
Professor, Music Education
Browne 209
CM-Lapka@wiu.edu


locke

Brian Locke
Associate Professor, Music History and Humanities
Sallee 203
B-Locke@wiu.edu


mcmurtery

John McMurtery
Associate Professor, Flute
Browne Studio (D)
J-McMurtery@wiu.edu


mihai

Julieta Mihai
Associate Professor, Violin
Sallee 103
J-Mihai@wiu.edu


Mindeman

John Mindeman
Associate Professor, Jazz Studies, Trombone
Browne Studio (A)
JS-Mindeman@wiu.edu


molina

Moisés Molina
Professor, Cello
Browne 121B
M-Molina@wiu.edu


nichols

Kevin Nichols
Associate Professor, Jazz Studies, Percussion
Sallee 102
KA-Nichols1@wiu.edu


romig

James Romig
Professor, Theory and Composition
Sallee 222
J-Romig@wiu.edu


ricardo

Ricardo Sepulveda-Rodriguez
Assistant Professor, Voice and Opera
Browne 218
R-Sepulveda-rodriguez@wiu.edu


Shumate

Penelope Shumate
Assistant Professor, Music in Voice
Browne Studio (G)
PR-Shumate@wiu.edu


solomonson

Terry Solomonson
Associate Professor, Music History and Humanities
Browne Studio (A)
GT-Solomonson@wiu.edu


szabo

István Szabó
Associate Professor, Viola
Browne 224B
I-Szabo@wiu.edu


thomas

Matt Thomas
Associate Professor, Associate Director of Bands
Sallee 204D
MJ-Thomas@wiu.edu


thompson

Lynn Thompson
Associate Professor, Madrigal Singers
Browne 125
L-Thompson@wiu.edu


turner

George Turner
Instructor, Guitar
Browne 214
GM-Turner@wiu.edu


John Vana

John Vana
Professor, Saxophone
Browne Studio (H)
JW-Vana@wiu.edu


Brown

Brian J. Winnie
Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Activities
Sallee 202
BJ-Winnie@wiu.edu