Today is Tuesday, January 27: all classes have been canceled today and Wednesday, January 28.  University offices remain closed today but will reopen at 10 a.m. tomorrow.  All essential services employees report as scheduled. For additional information, visit the SHU Campus Alert page.

Music Faculty & Staff

Ruth Ahlers

  • Flute & Saxophone Lessons

Cassandra Andreas

  • Voice Lessons

Walker Beard
Adjunct Professor

  • Trumpet instructor
  • Faculty Brass Quintet 

Jason Bouchard
Adjunct Professor

  • Tuba instructor
  • Faculty Brass Quintet 

Janet Boughton
Director of String Programs

  • Director, String Ensemble
  • String Lessons

Joe Carter
Director of Academic Music Program

  • Class Instructor
  • Director, Jazz Ensemble
  • Director, Guitar Ensemble
  • Guitar Lessons

Jerrod Cattey

  • Drumset instructor

Damien Connolly

  • Class Instructor

Giacomo Gates

  • Jazz Voice Lessons

W. David-Marc Finley

  • Class Instructor
  • Voice Lessons

Brian Hartley

  • Guitar Lessons

Keith Johnston
Director of Bands

  • Director, University Bands

  • Director, Brass Ensemble

  • Low Brass Lessons
  • Faculty Brass Quintet

Andy Kolar
Assistant Director of Bands

  • Asst. Director, University Bands
  • Director, Percussion Ensemble
  • Director, Woodwind Ensemble
  • Percussion Lessons

Kevin Lam
Adjunct Professor

  • French Horn instructor

Hui Mei Lin

  • Piano Lessons

Darren Litzie

  • Piano instructor

Elizabeth Lorenzo

  • Class Instructor

Wendy Lucas

  • Harp instructor

Susan Mazer

  • Class Instructor

John Michniewicz, D.M.A.
Director of Choral Programs

  • Director, University Choir
  • Director, Liturgical Choir
  • Director, 4-Heart Harmony
  • Director, Pioneer Choir

Angela Myers

  •  Class Instructor
  •  Piano Lessons

Marzo Reis

  • Class Instructor
  • String Bass Lessons

Leesa Sklover-Filgate

  • Class Instructor

Justin Stanley, D.M.A.

  • Clarinet & Saxophone Lessons

Galen Tate
Assistant Director of Choral Programs

  • Class Instructor
  • Accompanist, SHU Choirs
  • Director, SHU L.O.V.E.
  • Organ & Piano Lessons

Joe Utterback, Ph.D.


  • Class Instructor