Faculty & Staff By Area

A Sunderman Conservatory education is distinguished by the close bonds that form between students and their teachers.

As a student, you’ll work one-on-one with faculty artists and scholars who have earned national and international reputations for their strengths in a comprehensive range of music traditions. Conservatory faculty are skilled performers, composers, conductors, and scholars. They are noted authorities on classical music, world music, contemporary music, jazz, music education, opera, and other areas. Most important, they are outstanding teachers adept at maximizing every student’s potential.

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Administration

James Day, Associate Professor
Director of the Sunderman Conservatory

Amanda Heim, Lecturer
Coordinator of Recruitment and Outreach

Shelley Stoner, Academic Administrative Assistant

Band

Steven Marx, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Director of Marching and Symphony Bands

Russell McCutcheon, Professor
Director of Bands, Music Education, Conducting

Brass

Kenneth Bell, Adjunct Assistant Professor
French Horn, Sunderman Woodwind Quintet, Chamber Music

John Cradler, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Tuba, Euphonium

Steven Marx, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Trumpet

Colin Wise, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Trombone

Choral

Robert Natter, Associate Professor
Director of Choral Activities, Conducting, Voice, Music Technology

Conducting

Russell McCutcheon, Professor

César Leal, Assistant Professor

Robert Natter, Associate Professor

Brent Talbot, Associate Professor

Guitar

James Hontz, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Jazz Studies

Paul Austerlitz, Professor
Coordinator of Jazz Studies, Director of Jazz Dispatch, Improvisation

Eric Byrd, Adjunct Jazz Ensemble Director
Director of Jazz Ensemble

Amanda Heim, Lecturer

Keyboard

Jocelyn Swigger, Professor
Area coordinator, Piano, Music History

Scott F. Crowne, Collaborative Pianist
Collaborative Piano, Keyboard Harmony, Opera Workshop

Timothy Foster, Adjunct Instructor
Keyboard Skills, Accompanist

Felix Hell, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Organ

Music Education

Brent Talbot, Associate Professor
Coordinator of Music Education

Adam Paul Cordle, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Teaching and Learning Strings

Paul Fadoul, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Teaching and Learning Percussion

Timothy Foster, Adjunct Instructor
Introductory Piano, Teaching Classroom Piano

Amanda Heim, Lecturer
Teaching and Learning Woodwinds

Susan Hochmiller, Associate Professor
Teaching and Learning Voice

Steven Marx, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Teaching and Learning Brass

Russell McCutcheon, Professor
Teaching and Conducting Instrumental Ensembles, Supervising Student Teachers

I Ketut Suadin, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Gamelan Gita Semara

Music Theory, History & Composition

Paul Austerlitz, Professor
Ethnomusicology, Africana Studies, Jazz Studies, Jazz Dispatch

Adam Paul Cordle, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Aural Skills, Introduction to Music Listening

Avner Dorman, Associate Professor
Theory, Composition

Amanda Heim
Theory, Aural Skills

César Leal, Assistant Professor
Musicology

William O'Hara, Assistant Professor
Theory, Aural Skills

Marta Robertson, Professor
Musicology, Ethnomusicology, First Year Seminars

Orchestra

César Leal, Assistant Professor
Director of Orchestral Activities

Percussion

Paul Fadoul, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Percussion, Percussion Ensemble

I Ketut Suadin, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Gamelan Gita Semara

Strings

Elly Toyoda, Visiting Assistant Professor
Violin

Adam Paul Cordle, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Viola

Ismar Gomes, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Cello

Devin Howell, Adjunct Instructor
Bass

Michaela Trnkova, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Harp, Chamber Music

Voice

Susan Hochmiller, Associate Professor
Coordinator of Voice/Opera, Opera Workshop

Jeffrey Fahnestock, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Voice, Vocal Literature and Diction

Robert Natter, Associate Professor
Director of Choral Activities, Conducting, Voice, Music Technology

Matthew Osifchin, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Voice

Woodwinds

Aaron Scott, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Clarinet, Chamber Music, Sunderman Wind Quintet

Amanda Heim, Lecturer
Saxophone, Theory, Aural Skills, Chamber Music

Sarah McIver, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Flute, Chamber Music, Sunderman Wind Quintet

Noelle Drewes, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Oboe, Chamber Music, Sunderman Wind Quintet

Lynn Moncilovich, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Bassoon, Chamber Music, Sunderman Wind Quintet