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Adjunct Music Faculty

Margaret Bashkin-Karp
Violin and Viola
B.M., Indiana University

Clyde Beavers
Cello and Bass
D.M.A., University of Kentucky
M.M., B.M., The Julliard School

Daniel Cecil
Acoustic/Electric Bass
M.M.E., B.A., University of Kentucky
B.S., Marquette University

Doug Drewek
Saxophone
D.M.A., University of Kentucky
M.M., East Carolina University
B.M., University of North Carolina Greensboro

Richard Dwyer
Organ
M.M., Indiana University
B.A., Asbury University

Angela Eaton
Piano, Accompanist
M.M., Eastern Kentucky University
B.A., Georgetown College

Merrilee Elliott
Flute
B.M., University of Kentucky

Valerie Evans
Low Brass, Jazz Ensemble
B.M.M.E., University of Kentucky

Ellen Graham
Voice
M.M., Miami University
B.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University

John Hedger
Guitar
M.M., B.A., University of Kentucky

Kim Heersche
Oboe
M.M., University of Kentucky
B.M.E., University of South Carolina

Scott Heersche
Trumpet
M.M., Indiana University
B.M., University of Kentucky

Tim Lake
Banjo
D.M.A., M.M., B.A., University of Kentucky

Joanna Manring
Voice
D.M.A., Peabody Conservatory
M.M., Syracuse University
B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo

Dennis McElroy
Clarinet
M.M., The Ohio State University
B.M., Tennessee Tech University

Nathan Miller
Horn
M.M., University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music
B.A., Asbury University

Arlene Rector
Harp
B.M., Eastman School of Music

Erica Rumbley
Piano Accompanist
M.M., University of Kentucky
B.S., Oliver Nazarene University

Matthew Schuler
Bassoon
D.M.A., SUNY Stony Brook
M.M., West Virginia University
B.M., SUNY Fredonia

Greg Strouse
Percussion, Percussion Ensemble
M.A.Ed., B.M.E., Morehead State University

Loren Tice
Piano, Organ, Harpsichord
M.M., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
B.M., College of Emporia, Emporia, Kansas

Victoria Tsangari
Piano
D.M.A., University of Iowa
M.M., University of Oklahoma
B.M., Lawrence University

Gregory Turay
Voice
M.M., B.M., University of Kentucky


Additional faculty are available for students of other instruments.

Music Faculty

  • Ben Hawkins

    Ben Hawkins, Professor of Music; Program Director

    Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1989; M.M., University of South Carolina, 1980; B.M.E., Texas State University, 1977

  • Larry Barnes

    Larry J. Barnes, Professor of Music

    D.M.A., Eastman School of Music, 1979; M.M., B.M., Cleveland Institute of Music, 1973, 1972

  • Greg Partain

    Gregory Partain, Professor of Music

    D.M.A., M.M., The University of Texas at Austin, 1994, 1984; B.M., University of Washington, 1982

  • Tim Polashek

    Timothy D. Polashek, Assistant Professor of Music

    D.M.A., Columbia University, 2002; M.A., Dartmouth College, 1996; B.A., Grinnell College, 1994

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