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  Mar 26, 2023
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Music

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Chair: Clifton L. Ganus III, D.M.A.

Distinguished Professor:

Jeffrey T. Hopper, Ph.D.


J. Warren Casey, Ph.D.
     Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities/Dean of the Honors College
Clifton L. Ganus III, D.M.A.
     Director of Choral Activities

Associate Professors:

Cynthia T. Carrell, D.M.A.
Scott Carrell, D.M.A.
     Coordinator of Piano Studies
Michael Chance, D.M.A.
     Director of Instrumental Activities
Andrew Cook, D.M.A.
Kelly Neill, D.M.A.
     Director of Concert Choir and Chamber Singers

Assistant Professors:

Charles V. Hicks, M.S.E.
     Director of Belles & Beaux and Good News Singers
Lisbeth Jones, M.M.
Wesley Parker, D.M.
      Director of Athletic Bands
Jay Walls, Ph.D.


Laura Eads, M.M.
Susan Shirel, M.A.
     Coordinator of Music Education

The mission of the Department of Music is to provide a quality education in music within a Christian environment.

Departmental goals are to:

  1. Prepare students for teaching careers and graduate study in music;
  2. Provide applied instruction and performance opportunities;
  3. Provide for the University community the enrichment afforded by musical experiences from a variety of styles and genres; and
  4. Prepare students for a well-rounded life in which professional music careers and Christian ethics are integrated.

Department of Music



Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Music Education


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