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Faculty & Staff

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* MSU College of Music faculty
**Area chairs
+ Suzuki faculty

Administrative Staff

  • Rhonda Buckley, executive director
  • Jaime DeMott, director
  • Amanda Darche, grant writer/communications coordinator
  • Katie Pletka, registrar
  • Andrea Worful, administrative assistant/finance manager
  • Angela Dillingham, office assistant
  • Rudy Rendon, accounting intern
  • Megan Plummer, media and editorial intern
  • Office Assistants: Christopher Casey and Katharine Nunn

Piano

Jazz Piano

Carillon

  • Ray McLellan* bio

Violin

Viola

Cello

Bass

Jazz Bass

  • Ed Fedewa bio

Harp

  • Chen-Yu Huang* bio

Guitar

  • Yoshihiro Fukagawa (Rock) bio
  • John Hatton (Folk) bio
  • Drew Howard bio

Ukulele

  • Ben Hassenger bio

Flute

  • Maggie Gambill +
  • Tess Miller bio
  • Marissa Olin bio

Oboe

Bassoon

  • Genevieve Beaulieu bio
  • Cynthia Duda bio
  • Michael Kroth* bio

Clarinet

  • Cassandra Hibbard bio
  • Patti Kroth bio | e-mai
  • Tasha Warren-Yehuda bio

Saxophone

  • Rhonda Buckley* bio
  • Gary Clavette
  • Joe Lulloff* bio
  • Jeff Price bio

Jazz Saxophone

  • Gary Clavette
  • Jeff Price bio

Trumpet/Cornet

  • Nathaniel Bean bio

Jazz Trumpet

  • Anthony Stanco

French Horn

  • Kurt Civilette* bio

Trombone

  • Steven Kandow

Jazz Trombone

  • Jerrick Matthews

Tuba/Euphonium

  • Gretchen Renshaw bio
  • Phil Sinder* bio
  • Daniel Stull bio

Percussion

  • Gwen Burgett* bio
  • Ty Forquer bio

Jazz Drums

  • Nathaniel Woodring

Voice

  • Natalie Emptage Downs bio
  • Molly Fillmore* bio
  • Richard Fracker* bio | e-mail
  • Amy Selby bio

Composition

  • Marjan Helms bio

Music Technology/Production

  • Ashlee Busch bio
  • Ben Fuhrman bio

Beginning Strings

  • Megan Bowker + bio

Body Mapping

  • Judy Palac* bio

CMS String Ensemble

  • Patricia Laurence bio

Children and Youth Choirs

  • Kyle Zeuch** bio

Choral Union

Clarinet for Little Ones

  • Tasha Warren-Yehuda bio

Early Childhood Music Education

  • Cynthia Crump Taggart* ** bio | e-mail
  • Kara Kurzeja bio
  • Carla Larzelere bio
  • Christie Lower bio
  • Carin McEvoy bio
  • Jennifer Morgan bio

Fiddle for Kids

  • Megan Bowker + bio

Folk Music

  • Joshua Davis – guitar, songwriting bio
  • Ben Fuhrman – mandolin bio
  • Ben Hassenger – ukulele bio
  • John Hatton – ukulele, guitar bio
  • Mike Ross – banjo e-mail
  • Sarah Tyriver – fiddle bio | e-mail

Handbell Choir

  • Joshua Palkki bio

Group Piano

Middle School Percussion Ensemble

  • Ty Forquer bio

Music Therapy Clinical Services

New Horizons Band

  • Patti Kroth bio | e-mail
  • Jack Mike bio
  • Craig Hayward
  • Melanie Rosin bio
  • Larry Thompson

Rock

  • Jeff Brems – drums bio
  • Andrew Dornoff – bass bio
  • Yoshihiro Fukagawa - guitar bio
  • Nick Hosford – guitar bio
  • Lisa Kacos – keys, trumpet bio | e-mail
  • Sean Zuidgeest – vocals bio

Faculty Resources

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