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.

Administration

James Day, Associate Professor
Director of the Sunderman Conservatory

Amanda Heim, Lecturer
Coordinator of Recruitment and Outreach

Lisa Graham-Herrick, Academic Administrative Assistant

Shelley Stoner, Academic Administrative Assistant


Band

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

Russell McCutcheon, Associate 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, Associate 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

Paul Carr, Adjunct Jazz Ensemble Director
Director of Jazz Ensemble

Amanda Heim, Lecturer


Keyboard

Jocelyn Swigger, Associate 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, Assistant Professor
Teaching and Learning Voice

Steven Marx, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Teaching and Learning Brass

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


Music Theory, History & Composition

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

Gretchen Carlson, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Musicology

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, Associate Professor
Musicology, First Year Seminar

Edward Stanley, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Theory, Aural Skills


Orchestra

César Leal, Assistant Professor
Director of Orchestral Activities


Percussion

Paul Fadoul, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Percussion, Percussion Ensemble


Strings

Yeon-Su Kim, Associate Professor

Ari Isaacman-Beck, Visiting Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator
Violin and Chamber Music

Adam Paul Cordle, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Viola

Ismar Gomes, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Cello

Devin Howell, Adjunct Instructor
Bass

Astrid Walschot-Stapp, Adjunct Instructor
Harp


Voice

Susan Hochmiller, Assistant 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

Teresa Bowers, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Area coordinator, Flute, Chamber Music, Sunderman Woodwind Quintet

Benjamin Greanya, Adjunct Instructor
Bassoon, Sunderman Woodwind Quintet

Amanda Heim, Lecturer
Saxophone, Theory, Aural Skills, Chamber Music, Coordinator for Recruitment and Outreach

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

Edward Stanley, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Oboe, Chamber Music, Music Theory, Sunderman Woodwind Quintet