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Faculty & Staff

Liberty University’s School of Music is proud to include world-class musicians as their faculty and staff. These professors are committed to the mission of the School of Music: to train and equip musicians as Champions for Christ!


Administrative Faculty

Vernon WhaleyDr. Vernon Whaley

Dean, School of Music
vwhaley@liberty.edu

Dr. Sean Beavers

Associate Dean, Graduate and Online Music Studies
sbeavers@liberty.edu

Stephen Muller School of MusicDr. Stephen Müller

Associate Dean, Center for Music Education & Performance
swmuller@liberty.edu

Dr. Paul Rumrill

Associate Dean, Center for Music & Worship
prumrill@liberty.edu


Department Chairs

Dr. Mark Greenawalt

Chair, Department of Applied Music; Associate Professor of Music, Voice
mgreenawalt@liberty.edu

Dr. David Hahn

Chair, Department of Commercial Music; Assistant Professor of Music and Worship, Voice
dmhahn@liberty.edu

Dr. John W. Hugo

Chair, Department of Music Theory and History; Professor of Music, Voice, and Conducting
jwhugo@liberty.edu

Dr. Stephen P. Kerr

Chair, Department of University Bands; Professor of Music; Director of Bands
spkerr@liberty.edu

Dr. Katherine Morehouse

Chair, Department of Multi-Ethnic Music Studies; Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology
khmorehouse@liberty.edu

Dr. Rebecca Watson

Chair, Department of Music Education; Assistant Professor of Music Education and Double Reeds
rwatson10@liberty.edu


Area Coordinators

Dr. Michael Brennan

Coordinator of Guitar Studies; Associate Professor of Music, Guitar
mbrennan@liberty.edu

Dr. Tad Hardin

Coordinator of Keyboard Studies; Assistant Professor of Piano
pthardin@liberty.edu

Dr. Cassandra Hibbard

Coordinator of Woodwind Studies; Assistant Professor of Music, Clarinet
chibbard@liberty.edu

Dr. Samantha Miller

Coordinator of Vocal Studies; Associate Professor of Music, Voice
srmiller1@liberty.edu

Dr. Andrew Phillips
Coordinator of Brass Studies; Associate Professor of Music, Brass
atphillips2@liberty.edu

Dr. David Schmal

Coordinator of Film Scoring; Professor of Commercial Music
dkschmal@liberty.edu

Dr. Luca Trombetta

Coordinator of Strings Studies; Assistant Professor of Music, Viola & Violin
dltrombetta@liberty.edu

Jay Ware

Coordinator of Percussion and Drum Set Studies; Assistant Professor of Music, Percussion
rware3@liberty.edu


Faculty

Dr. Patricia Campbell

Associate Professor of Music, Voice
pcampbell@liberty.edu

Dr. Kevin Chiarizzio

Associate Professor of Music Education, Brass
kchiarizzio@liberty.edu

Keith Cooper

Assistant Professor of Music, Guitar
kcooper21@liberty.edu

Dr. Mindy Damon

Associate Professor of Commercial Music, Voice
bmdamon@liberty.edu

Dr. Yevgeniy Dovgalyuk

Assistant Professor of Music, Violin
ydovgalyuk@liberty.edu

Daryl Duff

Assistant Professor of Music, Voice

edduff@liberty.edu

David Feldman

Associate Professor of Music, Cello, and Bass
dfeldman@liberty.edu

Dr. Ruth Foley

Associate Professor of Music, Voice
rifoley@liberty.edu

Linda GrangerLinda Granger

Associate Professor of Music, Voice

lzgranger@liberty.edu

Joseph Henson

Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies, Saxophone

jdhenson@liberty.edu

Dr. Rick Jupin

Associate Professor of Music and Worship, Voice
rmjupin@liberty.edu

Dr. Taeseong Kim
Associate Professor of Music, Piano
tkim@liberty.edu

Dr. Woori Kim Smith

Assistant Professor of Music, Piano
wkim1@liberty.edu

Dr. Wayne Kompelien

Professor of Music, Voice; Director of Opera Workshop
wbkompel@liberty.edu

Don Marsh

Associate Professor of Music and Worship, Songwriting
dmarsh@liberty.edu

Dr. Gabriel Miller
Associate Professor of Music, Theory
jgmiller1@liberty.edu

Dr. Leon Neto

Assistant Professor of Music, Guitar, and Voice
lneto@liberty.edu

Chris Piorkowski

Associate Professor of Film Scoring
cpiorkowski@liberty.edu

Dwight Spencer
Assistant Professor of Music, Guitar
ddspencer@liberty.edu

Dr. Daniel Suttles

Associate Professor of Music, Piano, and Conducting
dsuttles@liberty.edu

Adelaide Trombetta

Assistant Professor of Music; Voice Director of Opera Workshop
amuir@liberty.edu

Dr. Kathryn Voelker
Assistant Professor of Music Education, Piano
klvoelker@liberty.edu

Dr. Samuel Wellman

Professor of Music, Piano, and Composition
swellman@liberty.edu

Nathan Zwald

Assistant Professor of Sound Engineering and Music; Director of Audio Production
njzwald@liberty.edu


Executive Staff

Alissa Passburg
Administrative Director
apassburg@liberty.edu
(434) 592-3875

Stephanie Pritchard
Faculty Support Coordinator, Graduate and Online Music Studies
skpritchard1@liberty.edu
(434) 592-6564

Christy Solomon
Administrative Director
cgstone@liberty.edu
(434) 592-7093

Becca Stegall
Administrative Director
rstegall@liberty.edu
(434) 592-6563

Kim Witt
Executive Administrator, School of Music
kbwitt@liberty.edu
(434) 582-2562


Directors and Coordinators

Hanna Byrd
Director of Practica, Adjunct Professor of Worship
hbyrd3@liberty.edu
(434) 592-5569

Pat Edmiston
Director of Programming and Special Events, School of Music
pedmiston@liberty.edu
(434) 592-4188

David Pritchard
Coordinator of Equipment Tuning and Repair, School of Music
dspritchard1@liberty.edu
(434) 592-7729

Christy Solomon
Coordinator of Publishing/Copyright Management
cgstone@liberty.edu
(434) 592-7093

Kevin Williams
Director of Event Operations, School of Music
kmwilliams8@liberty.edu

Timmy Williamson
Director of Communication, School of Music
tjwilliamson2@liberty.edu
(434) 582-2203


Administrative Assistants & Secretarial Staff

Kaitlyn Collier
Administrative Assistant, Center for Music Education & Performance
kmknapp@liberty.edu
(434) 582-2215

Stephanie Gates
Program Content Editor
sgates4@liberty.edu

Meghan Lambert
Receptionist, School of Music
meobrien2@liberty.edu
(434) 592-6568

Rebecca McKennett
Administrative Assistant, Center for Music and Worship
rkmckennett@liberty.edu
(434) 582-2282

Patrick Shorts
Staff Accompanist and Arranger
pjshorts@liberty.edu


Adjunct and Online Professors

Kyle Bailey, B.M., M.A.
Adjunct Professor of Music

kcbailey@liberty.edu

Dr. Zeb Balentine, B.A., M.A., D.W.S

Adjunct Professor of Music and Worship

zbalentine@liberty.edu

Dr. John Benham, B.M., M.A., Ed.D.
Adjunct Professor of Worship and Ethnomusicology
jbenham@liberty.edu

Scott Bullman, B.M., M.A.
Adjunct Professor of Music and Worship
sbullman@liberty.edu

Dr. Hanna Byrd, B.S., M.A., D.W.S.

Adjunct Professor of Music and Worship

hbyrd3@liberty.edu

Dr. Joshua Carver, B.M., M.M., Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Music Education

jacarver1@liberty.edu

Dr. Jamie Coates, B.S., M.A., D.W.S.

Adjunct Professor of Music and Worship

jcoates1@liberty.edu

Tony Cooper, B.A., M.A., D.W.S. (ABD)

Adjunct Professor of Music and Worship

jacooper1@liberty.edu

Dr. Doug Crawley, B.M.Ed., M.C.M., D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Music and Worship
dcrawley3@liberty.edu

Dr. Keith Currie, B.M.E., M.M.E., D.M.A
Adjunct Professor of Music and Worship

kacurrie2@liberty.edu

Dr. Lorie Danielson, B.M., M.M., Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Music and Worship

ldanielson3@liberty.edu

Dr. Lindsey Graham, B.M., M.A., D.W.S.

Adjunct Professor of Music and Worship

lmgraham@liberty.edu

Kevin Haglund, B.M., M.A.
Adjunct Professor of Applied Music Studies

Mike Harland, B.A., M.C.M.
Assistant Professor of Worship Studies, Songwriting
mharland@liberty.edu

Alycia Hugo, B.M., M.M.
Assistant Professor of Music, Flute
ahugo@liberty.edu

Reka Jobaggy, B.M., M.M.

Adjunct Professor of  Music, Voice

Dr. John Kinchen, B.M., M.M., D.M.A

Adjunct Professor of Music and Worship

jkinchen@liberty.edu

Dr. Stephen Klingbeil, B.M., M.M., D.M.A.

Adjunct Professor of Music and Worship

sklingbeil1@liberty.edu

Cliff Lambert, B.M., M.A.
Adjunct Professor of Music, Voice

celambert@liberty.edu

Dr. Kimberly Martin, B.S., M.A., D.W.S.

Adjunct Professor of Music and Worship

kamartin@liberty.edu

Dr. Gary Mathena, B.M.,  M.M.Min., D.W.S.

Adjunct Professor of Music and Worship

gmmathena@liberty.edu

Dr. George McDow, B.M.E., M.M.E., Ph.D.
LUO Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
ghmcdow@liberty.edu

Dr. Jeff Meyer, B.M., M.A., Ph.D.
LUO Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
jtmeyer@liberty.edu

Dr. John Mohler, B.M.E., M.M., M.A., D.W.S.

Adjunct Professor of Music and Worship

jrmohler@liberty.edu

Dr. Jerry Newman, B.M., M.A., Ed.S., D.W.S.

Adjunct Professor of Music and Worship

jlnewman@liberty.edu

Kimberly Parker, B.M., M.A.
Adjunct Professor of Music, Piano

Kristin Quint, B.M., M.M.
Adjunct Professor of Harp

Dr. Doug Randlett, B.A., B.M., M.A., D.Min.
Associate Dean of Ministry Training,
Rawlings School of Divinity – Worship Leadership

dhrandlett@liberty.edu

Paul Randlett, B.S., M.A., Ph.D. (ABD)

Adjunct Professor of Music and Worship

phrandlett@liberty.edu

Dr. Thomas Seel, B.M., B.A., M.M., M.B.A., D.M.A

Adjunct Professor of Music and Worship

taseel@liberty.edu

Larry Seipp, B.M., M.M.
Assistant Professor of Music, Trumpet
lmseipp@liberty.edu

Dr. Tim Sharp, B.M., M.C.M., D.M.A
Adjunct Professor of Graduate Conducting

Dr. James Siddons, B.M., M.M., M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D.
Professor of Music
(434) 592-4899
jdsiddons@liberty.edu

Dr. Curtis Smith, B.M., M.M., D.M.A.
Adjunct Professor of Music, Piano

Dr. Monica Taylor, B.M., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Music Education

mtaylor89@liberty.edu

Dr. Rodney Whaley, B.A., M.A., M.Div., D.Min.
Assistant Professor of Worship Studies
rdwhaley@liberty.edu

Brenda Widger, B.M.E., M.A.

Adjunct Professor of Music and Worship

bwidger@liberty.edu