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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 to be Champions for Christ!

 

Contact School of Music faculty and staff by emailing som@liberty.edu 


Administrative Faculty


Dr. Stephen Müller
Dean, School of Music


Dr. Sean Beavers

Online Dean, School of Music


Dr. Paul Rumrill

Associate Dean, Center for Music & Worship

Gabriel MillerDr. Gabriel Miller
Associate Dean, Center for Music Education & Performance


Department Chairs

Scott Bullman
Chair, Department of Music and Worship; Associate Professor of Music and Worship


Dr. Mark Greenawalt

Chair, Department of Applied Music studies; Professor of Music, Voice


Dr. David Hahn

Chair, Department of Commercial Music; Associate Professor of Music and Worship, Voice


Dr. John W. Hugo

Chair, Department of Ensembles; Professor of Music, Voice, and Conducting


Dr. Rebecca Watson

Chair, Department of Music Education; Associate Professor of Music Education and Double Reeds


Dr. Brenda Widger
Online Chair, School of Music

Instrument Area Coordinators


Dr. Michael Brennan

Coordinator of Guitar Studies; Professor of Music, Guitar


Dr. Cassandra Hibbard

Coordinator of Woodwind Studies; Assistant Professor of Music, Clarinet


Dr. Taeseong Kim

Coordinator of Keyboard Studies; Professor of Music, Piano


Dr. Samantha Miller

Coordinator of Vocal Studies; Associate Professor of Music, Voice


Dr. Andrew Phillips

Coordinator of Brass Studies; Associate Professor of Music, Brass


Dr. Luca Trombetta

Coordinator of Strings Studies; Associate Professor of Music, Viola & Violin


Jay Ware

Coordinator of Percussion and Drum Set Studies; Assistant Professor of Music, Percussion

 


Residential Faculty

Kyle Bailey
Kyle Bailey
Assistant Professor of Music Theory


Dr. Zachary E. Bruno
Professor of Music


Scott Bullman
Adjunct Professor of Music and Worship


Dr. Patricia Campbell

Professor of Music, Voice


Dr. Kevin Chiarizzio

Associate Professor of Music Education, Brass


Keith Cooper
Associate Professor of Music, Guitar


Dr. Mindy Damon

Associate Professor of Commercial Music, Voice


Dr. Yevgeniy Dovgalyuk

Associate Professor of Music, Violin


Daryl Duff
Assistant Professor of Music, Voice


David Feldman
Associate Professor of Music, Cello and Bass


Dr. Tommy Goddard
Assistant Director of Athletic Bands & Drumline

Adjunct Professor of Music, Percussion

 


Everett Godwin
Adjunct Professor of Music

 


Kevin Haglund
Adjunct Professor of Voice

 


Dr. Tad Hardin

Adjunct Professor of Piano

 


Dr. Stanley Harris
Assistant Professor of Music Education; Assessment Coordinator

 


Joseph Henson
Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies, Saxophone

 


Alycia Hugo
Adjunct Professor of Flute

 


Dr. Rick Jupin

Associate Professor of Music and Worship, Voice

 


Dr. Woori Kim Smith

Associate Professor of Music, Piano

 


Dr. Wayne Kompelien

Professor of Music, Voice; Director of Opera Workshop


Clifford Lambert
Adjunct Professor of Music and Voice


Don Marsh

Associate Professor of Music and Worship, Songwriting


Nicholas Martinez
Adjunct Professor of Voice


Daniel Mixer
Associate Professor of Sound Recording & Music


Dr. Leon Neto
Associate Professor of Music, Guitar and Voice


Kim Parker
Adjunct Professor of Piano


Dr. Giovanni A. Perez
Assistant Professor Music, Global Music, and Flute


Chris Piorkowski
Associate Professor of Film Scoring


Dr. Paul Randlett
Associate Professor of Worship and Music


Nirva Ready
Assistant Professor of Commercial Music, Voice


Dr. David Schmal

Coordinator of Film Scoring; Professor of Commercial Music


Dr. Larry Seipp
Director of Athletic Bands, Assistant Professor of Music


Dr. James Siddons
Adjunct Professor of Music


Dr. Curtis Smith
Adjunct Professor of Piano


Dr. Dwight Spencer
Associate Professor of Music, Guitar


Dr. Daniel Suttles

Associate Professor of Music, Piano, and Conducting


Kristin Szandzik
Adjunct Professor of Harp


Adelaide Trombetta
Assistant Professor of Music; Voice Director of Opera Workshop


Madison Warren
Adjunct Professor of Voice


Dr. Kathryn Wert

Associate Professor of Music Education, Piano


Dr. Samuel Wellman

Professor of Music, Piano, and Composition


Jon Werking
Assistant Professor of Commercial Music & Entrepreneurial Studies

 


Kim Witt
Assistant Professor of Keyboard Pedagogy

 

Nathan Zwald
Associate Professor of Audio Engineering & Music Production; Director of Audio Production

 


Online Faculty


Dr. Douglas Anthony
Adjunct Professor of Music and Ethnomusicology

Kyle Bailey
Kyle Bailey
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Zeb Balentine
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Sean Beavers

Online Dean, School of Music; Professor of Music


Dr. John Benham
Adjunct Professor of Music and Ethnomusicology


Dr. Michael Brennan

Adjunct Professor of Worship

Hanna Byrd
Dr. Hanna Byrd
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Joshua Carver
Adjunct Professor of Music Theory


Dr. Scott Connell
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Keith Cooper
Adjunct Professor of Worship

Dr. Tony Cooper
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Doug Crawley
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Mark Greenawalt

Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Tommy Goddard

Adjunct Professor of Music Education


Dr. David Hahn

Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Lee Harland
Adjunct Professor of Worship and Music History


Dr. Stanley Harris
Adjunct Professor of Music Education


Joseph Henson
Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies, Saxophone


Dr. Allen Hightower
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. John W. Hugo

Chair, Department of Ensembles; Professor of Music, Voice, and Conducting


Dr. Gregory Janicki
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Taeseong Kim

Associate Professor of Music, Piano

John Kinchen
Dr. John D. Kinchen III
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Stephen Klingbeil
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Don Marsh

Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Kimberly Martin
Adjunct Professor of Worship and Ethnomusicology


Dr. George McDow
Adjunct Professor of Ethnomusicology


Dr. Philip McFarland
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Kelsey McGinnis
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Jeff Meyer
Adjunct Professor of Ethnomusicology

Gabriel Miller
Dr. Gabriel Miller
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Samantha Miller

Coordinator of Vocal Studies; Associate Professor of Music, Voice


Daniel Mixer
Associate Professor of Sound Recording & Music


Dr. John Mohler
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Becky Morrison
Adjunct Professor of Music Education


Dr. Stephen Müller
Adjunct Professor of Music Education


Dr. Leon Neto

Adjunct Professor of Ethnomusicology


Dr. Janicka Newbill
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Jerry Newman
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Chris Pfeifer
Adjunct Professor of Commercial Music and Music History


Dr. Andrew Phillips

Coordinator of Brass Studies; Associate Professor of Music, Brass


Dr. Eddie Robinson
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Paul Rumrill

Associate Dean, Center for Music & Worship


Dr. David Schmal

Adjunct Professor of Music Education


Dr. Thomas Seel
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Timothy Sharp
Adjunct Professor of Conducting


Dr. James Siddons
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Wayne Singleton
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Curtis Smith
Adjunct Professor of Piano


Dr. Dwight Spencer
Associate Professor of Music, Guitar


Dr. Brian Stiffler
Adjunct Professor of Music Education


Dr. Nathan Street
Adjunct Professor of Music Education


Dr. Monica Taylor
Adjunct Professor of Music Education


Dr. Rebecca Watson

Adjunct Professor of Music Education


Jon Werking
Adjunct Professor of Commercial Music


Dr. Kathryn Wert

Adjunct Professor of Music Education


Dr. Rodney Whaley
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Vernon Whaley
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Sue Whittaker
Adjunct Professor of Worship


Dr. Brenda Widger
Online Chair, School of Music; Adjunct Professor of Worship


Nathan Zwald
Adjunct Professor of Worship

 


School of Music Staff

Alissa Passburg
Alissa Passburg
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Dean


Kaitlyn Collier
Fiscal Operations Coordinator


E. Joy Davis

Guest and Student Services Coordiator


Pat Edmiston

Director of Programming and Special Events, School of Music


Stephanie Wilkinson

Facilities & House Manager


John Leggett
Piano Technician


Dr. Christy Solomon
Administrative Director, Coordinator of Publishing/Copyright Management


Patrick Shorts
Accompanist and Arranger; Assistant Director of LU Praise


Joshua Tomes
Director of Communications


Kevin Williams
Production Manager

 

 

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