Music Faculty

Dr. Larry Barnes
  • Dr. Larry Barnes
  • Professor of Music
  • D.M.A., Eastman School of Music, 1979; M.M
    M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music, 1973
    B.M., Cleveland Institute of Music, 1972
Dr. Clyde Beavers
Dr. David Bryant
Mr. Daniel Cecil
Dr. Douglas Drewek
Mr. Richard Dwyer
Mrs. Merrilee Elliott
Dr. Ben Hawkins
  • Dr. Ben Hawkins
  • Professor of Music; Program Director;
  • Post-doctoral study, University of Michigan, 1993
    Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1989
    M.M., University of South Carolina, 1980
    B.M.E., Southwest Texas State University, 1977
Mr. Scott Heersche
Ms. Kimberly Heersche
Dr. Daniel Koehn
Dr. Regan MacNay
  • Dr. Regan MacNay
  • Assistant Professor of Music
  • D.M.A., Choral Conducting, University of Kentucky, 2018
    M.M., Choral Conducting, California State University-Long Beach, 2016
    Bachelor of Education, Queen's University, 2006
    M.A., English Literature, York University, 2004
    B.A., Music and English, University of Western Ontario, 2003
Mr. Dennis McElroy
Dr. Catherine Nardolillo
Dr. Gregory Partain
  • Dr. Gregory Partain
  • Professor of Music
  • D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1994
    M.M., University of Texas at Austin, 1984
    B.M., University of Washington, 1982
Dr. Timothy Polashek
  • Dr. Timothy Polashek
  • Associate Professor of Music
  • D.M.A., Columbia University, 2002
    M.A., Dartmouth College, 1996
    B.A., Grinnell College, 1994
Ms. Holly Smith
Dr. Elizabeth Steva
Ms. Misty Tolle
Modern choral/orchestral works
Female composers
Music technology
Electro-acoustic music