School of Music Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Our talented faculty is composed of active performers, composers, and scholars dedicated to teaching and mentoring the individual student. Committed to students’ success, the School of Music faculty members are established educators, performers 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.

Music Faculty

Milton Laufer School of Music Director 828-227-2547  Coulter 251
Andrew Adams Associate Dean of the College of Fine and Performing Arts, Piano  828-227-2756  Belk 392
Terri Armfield Music Theory/Aural Skills  828-227-3260  Belk 290
Mary Kay Bauer Voice (Soprano)  828-227-3275  Coulter 462
Travis Bennett Horn  828-227-3957  Coulter 154
Chris Beyt Jazz Guitar/Recording Arts   828-227-2713  Belk 182a
Lyn Ellen Burkett Music Appreciation/Aural Skills  828-227-3725  Coulter 464
Bruce Frazier Commercial & Electronic Music  828-227-2400  Coulter 254
Adam Groh Percussion  828-227-3263   Coulter 152
Matt Henley Assistant Director, Pride of the Mountains Marching Band  828-227-2998  Coulter 274
Jon Henson Assistant Director, Pride of the Mountains Marching Band | Commercial & Electronic Music  828-227-2711  Coulter 274
Ian Jeffress Saxophone  828-227-3974  Coulter 459
William Martin Voice (Tenor)  828-227-3955  Coulter 463
Will Peebles Bassoon/Music Theory/Gamelan  828-227-3258  Coulter 466
Christina Reitz Music History  828-227-2151  Belk 308E
Michael Schallock Tuba  828-227-3141  Coulter 251
Damon Sink Commercial and Electronic Music, MIDI studio  828-227-2566  Belk 289/293
Eldred Spell Flute  828-227-3952  Coulter 467
David Starnes Director of Athletic Bands  828-227-2259  Coulter 274
Zsolt Szabo Trombone & Euphonium  828-227-3954  Coulter 153
Shannon Thompson Clarinet  828-227-3956  Coulter 468
Allison Thorp Director of Choral Activities  828-2273259  Coulter 465
P. Bradley Ulrich Trumpet  828-227-3274  Coulter 461
Margaret Underwood Director of Bands  828-227-3726  Coulter 275
John West Music Education/Music Appreciation  828-227-3262  Coulter 470
Pavel Wlosok Jazz Piano/Jazz Band  828-227-3261  Coulter 471



Adjunct Faculty

Katee Johnson Music in the Elementary School 828-227-7242
Brian Seaton Oboe 828-227-7242
Diane Schallock Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers 828-227-7242
Marina DeRatmiroff Voice 828-227-7242



Administrative Staff

Sheila Frizzell 
Administrative Assistant 
Phone: 828-227-3256

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

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