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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

Name   Phone Office
Andrew Adams School of Music Interim Director/ Piano 828-227-2756 Coulter 251
Mary Kay Bauer Voice (Soprano) 828-227-3275 Coulter 462
Travis Bennett Horn 828-227-3957 Coulter 154
Chris Beyt Jazz Guitar / Commercial Music and Audio Production 828-227-2713 Belk 182A
Lyn Ellen Burkett Music Appreciation / Aural Skills 828-227-3725 Coulter 464
Jim Elenteny Recording Engineer 828-227-2733 CAT 110D
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 Music and Audio Production 828-227-2711 Coulter 274
Ian Jeffress Saxophone 828-227-3974 Coulter 459
Justin Leo Kennedy MIDI Synthesis/ Tech Ensemble 828-227-2400 Belk 183A
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 Theory and Composition 828-227-2566 Coulter 254
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

Andrea Wlosokova Adamcova  Piano
Bruce Frazier Commercial Music and Audio Production
David Ginn Trumpet
Katee Johnson Music in the Elementary School
Rob Johnson Tuba & Euphonium
Andy Jurik Guitar
Robert Kehrberg General Music
Tyler Kinnear Musicology
Diana Loomer Percussion
Dillon Ingle Percussion
Erin McCully Director of Women's Chorus
Kim Neidlinger Music Appreciation
Bonnie Rossa Music Appreciation
Diane Schallock Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers
Brian Seaton Oboe
Sarah Smith Violin
Micah Thomas Commercial Percussion
Wendy Jones Commercial Voice



Administrative Staff

Sheila Frizzell 
Administrative Assistant 
Phone: 828-227-3256

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

Shawna Solito
Computer Music Lab Aide

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