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Faculty


Resident Music Faculty


Sebastian Birch, D.M.A.
Associate Professor
sbirch@kent.edu
330-244-3359
118B Fine Arts
Website
- Theory (Area Coordinator)
- Composition (Area Coordinator)
- Piano
(Area Coordinator)


Kenneth C. Kramer, M.M.
Associate Professor
kckramer@kent.edu
330-244-3361
118F Fine Arts
- Chorus (Area Coordinator)
- Music History / Literature
  (Area Coordinator)
- Voice



Laurel Seeds, M.M.
Associate Professor
Music Department Coordinator
lseeds@kent.edu
330-244-3358
118A Fine Arts
- Voice (Area Coordinator)
- Instrumental / Band (Area Coordinator)
- Piano Class



Jeffrey Tackett, M.Sci.

Assistant Professor
jtacket9@kent.edu
330-244-3360
118C Fine Arts
- Music Technology


Brandon Vaccaro, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor
bvaccar1@kent.edu
330-244-3389
118D Fine Arts
Website
- Music Technology (Area Coordinator)
- Composition


 


Adjunct Music Faculty


George Bachmann, M.M.
Adjunct Instructor
gbachman@kent.edu
330-244-3362
112 Fine Arts
- Classical Guitar


Brian Bennett, M.M.
Adjunct Instructor
bbennet1@kent.edu
330-244-5151
150D Fine Arts
- Director, Percussion Ensemble
- Percussion
- Drum Set

 
Claudia Bolek-Weltman, M.Ed.
Adjunct Instructor
cbolekwe@kent.edu
330-244-3360
118G Fine Arts
- Piano


Melissa Davis, M.M.
Adjunct Instructor
mddavis@kent.edu
330-244-5151
150D Fine Arts
- Voice


Matthew DeRubertis
Adjunct Instructor
mderuber@kent.edu
150D Fine Arts
330-244-5151
- Electric Bass


John Finley, B.Sci.
Adjunct Instructor
jfinley4@kent.edu
330-244-5151
150D Fine Arts
- Music Technology


Tom Holliday

Adjunct Instructor
thollid3@kent.edu
330-244-5151
150D Fine Arts
- Director, Concert Band


Andria Brennan Hoy, M.M.

Adjunct Instructor
abrenna3@kent.edu
330-244-5151
150D Fine Arts
- Oboe


Ken Holzworth, M.M.
Adjunct Instructor
kholzwor@kent.edu
330-244-5151
150D Fine Arts
- Trumpet


Lee Kopp, B.S.
Adjunct Instructor
lkopp1@kent.edu
330-244-5151
150D Fine Arts
- Director, Kopperhead Studios
- Audio Recording


Patricia Kroft, M.Ed.
Adjunct Instructor
pkroft@kent.edu
330-244-5151
150D Fine Arts
- Bassoon


Frederick Locker
Chorale Director
flocker@kent.edu
330-244-5151
150D Fine Arts
- Chorale



Ethan Miller, M.M.
Adjunct Instructor
emille11@kent.edu
330-244-5151
150D Fine Arts
- Jazz Improvisation
- Conducting



Lisa Kaye Muth, M.M.
Adjunct Instructor
lmuth@kent.edu
330-244-5151
150D Fine Arts
- Horn


Jayne Naragon, M.M.
Adjunct Instructor
jnaragon@kent.edu
330-244-5151
150D Fine Arts
- Clarinet

 




Adjunct Music Faculty (continued)



Dan Nauss, M.M.
Adjunct Instructor
dnauss@kent.edu
330-244-5151
150D Fine Arts
- Acoustic Bass
- Electric Bass

- Musicology


Donna Oberlin, M.M.
Adjunct Instructor
doberli2@kent.edu
330-244-5151
150D Fine Arts
- Piano


Patricia Olsson, M.M.
Adjunct Instructor
polsson@kent.edu
330-244-5167
150D Fine Arts
- Musicology
- Saxophone


Steve Parsons
Adjunct Instructor
sparso3@kent.edu
330-244-5151
150D Fine Arts
- Musicology


Jeremey J. Poparad, B.M.
Adjunct Instructor
jpopara1@kent.edu
330-244-5151
150D Fine Arts
- Electric Guitar
- Studio Musicianship


Julie Sarver, M.M.
Adjunct Instructor
jsarver2@kent.edu
330-244-5151
150D Fine Arts
- Flute


Keiko Sato, B.A.
Adjunct Instructor
ksato@kent.edu
330-244-5151
150D Fine Arts
- Piano
- Staff Accompanist


Aaron M. Shay, M.M.
Adjunct Instructor
ashay@kent.edu
330-244-5166
150D Fine Arts
- Electric Guitar


Alissa Roosa, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
aroosa@kent.edu
330-244-5167
150D Fine Arts
- Theory
- Flute



Joseph Sterling, M.M.
Adjunct Instructor
jsterli3@kent.edu
330-244-5151
118G Fine Arts
- Trombone
- Tuba


Amy Unruh, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
aunruh@kent.edu
330-244-5167
150D Fine Arts
- Musicology
- Ethnomusicology



Erin Vaughn, B.M.
Adjunct Instructor
evaughn1@kent.edu
330-244-3362
112 Fine Arts
- Studio Ensemble (Area Coordinator)
- Electric Guitar (Area Coordinator)


Patrick Wagner, B.M.
Assistant Director, Concert Band


Sandra Wallace, B.S.
Staff Accompanist
swallace@kent.edu
330-244-5151