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Cullowhee, NC 28723
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Music Faculty and Staff

Our talented faculty is composed of active performers, composers, and scholars dedicated to teaching and mentoring the individual student. Committed to your success, School of Music faculty members are established educators and leaders in their disciplines, widely respected for their excellence and their enthusiasm.

Western's School of Music faculty shares a wealth of academic experience and real-world knowledge with students to help prepare for careers in today's ever-broadening field of music opportunities.

John West Ph.D.; School of Music Director;  Professor
Andrew Adams D.M.A.; Associate Professor, Piano; Associate Dean College of Fine and Performing Arts
Terri Armfield D.M.A.; Associate Professor, Music Theory/Aural Skills
Mary Kay Bauer Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Voice (Soprano)
Travis Bennett D.M.A.; Associate Professor, Horn
Lyn Ellen Burkett Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Bruce Frazier D.M.A.; Professor, Carol Grotnes Belk Endowed Chair Commercial & Electronic Music
Mario Gaetano D.M.A.; Professor, Percussion
Matt Henley M.A.; Assistant Director, Pride of the Mountains Marching Band
Jon Henson M.A.Ed.; Assistant Director, Pride of the Mountains Marching Band 
Ian Jeffress D.M.A.; Visiting Assistant Professor, Saxophone
Michael Lancaster D.M.A.; Associate Professor, Director of Choral Activities, Voice (Baritone)
William Martin D.M.A.; Associate Professor, Voice (Tenor)
Will Peebles D.M.A. Professor, Bassoon/Gamelan
Christina Reitz Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Music History
Michael Schallock Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Tuba/Music Education
Damon Sink D.M.A. Assistant Professor, Commercial and Electronic Music
Eldred Spell Ph.D.; Professor, Flute
David Starnes B.S.; Assistant Professor, Director of Athletic Bands
Zsolt Szabo M.M Assistant Professor, Trombone & Euphonium
Shannon Thompson D.M.A.; Associate Professor, Clarinet
P. Bradley Ulrich D.M.A.; Professor, Trumpet
Margaret Underwood D.M.A; Associate Professor, Director of Bands
Pavel Wlosok M.M.; Associate Professor, Jazz Piano/Jazz Band
Stephen Wohlrab M.M.; Associate Professor, Jazz Guitar/Recording Arts 

Meet the School of Music's Adjunct Faculty

Administrative Staff:

Ms. Sheila Frizzell
Administrative Assistant, Knower-of-All
Phone: 828-227-3256

Ms. Whitney McCall
Administrative Support Associate (afternoons, only)
Phone: 828-227-3257


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