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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Music

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Jeffrey Pappas, Director
Angela L. Batey, Director for Graduate Studies

Baldwin, W., DMA – Maryland
Batey, A.L., DMA – South Carolina
Brock, J.P., MM – Alabama
Brunell, D., DM – Indiana
Leach, C.F., DM – Northwestern
McClelland, D.K., MA – Columbia
Northington, D.B., DMA – Yale
Pappas, J., DMA – Iowa
Sousa, G.D., PhD – Ohio State
Wentzel, A.N., MM – Southern California

Associate Professors
Adams, F., MM – Tennessee
Binder, S., DM – Florida State
Boling, M., MM – Tennessee
Brown, D.R. – Memphis
Class, K., MM – Michigan State
DiSimone, L., MM – New England Conservatory of Music
Fellenbaum, J., MM – Northwestern
Gay, L.C., PhD – Columbia
Golden, R.M., PhD – North Carolina
Herndon, H., MM – Julliard
Hristov, M., DMA – Kentucky
Marvel, J., MFA – Tennessee
McConville, B., PhD – Rutgers
Murphy, B.A., PhD – Ohio State
Royse, D., PhD – Kent State
Ryder, D., DMA – Iowa
Skoog, A., MA – Stephen F. Austin
Stephens, M.B., MA, MM – Ohio State
Stewart, M., PhD – Ohio State
Zelmanovich, M., MA – Lvov (USSR)

Assistant Professors
Adams, A., DMA – Arizona State
Avila, J., PhD – California (Riverside)
Bliss, A., DMA – Kentucky
Chavez, V., DMA – Eastman
Johnson, K., DMA – Wisconsin (Madison)
Tardy, G., – Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

Battiste, L., PhD – Louisiana State
Brown, K., BA – Tennessee
Gordon, L., PhD – California (Santa Barbara)
Hamar, J., MM – Eastman
Johnson, J., DMA – Michigan
Jung, E., DMA – West Virginia
McCollough, S., MM – Tennessee
Sigler, A., DMA – Texas (Austin)
VanDuuren, A., DMA – Arizona
Variego, J., PhD – Florida

Music MMusic
   Choral conducting concentration  
  Collaborative piano concentration  
  Composition concentration  
  Instrumental conducting concentration  
  Jazz concentration  
  Music education concentration  
  Music theory concentration
  Musicology concentration  
  Pedagogy concentration (piano or vocal)  
  Performance concentration (organ, percussion, piano, strings, voice, or winds) 
Graduate Certificate Programs  
  Artist Certificate in Music  
  Music Theory Pedagogy  

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Music is to provide the highest quality instruction in the musical arts and to cultivate creative activity and research in the areas of composition, education, musicology, pedagogy, performance, and theory. As part of its mission, the school enriches the musical and educational lives of its students, the university community, and citizens of Tennessee. In support of this mission, the school’s curricula and course offerings are designed to

  • Develop technical and artistic abilities in performance.
  • Foster individual and collaborative work.
  • Promote an understanding of theoretical, historical and cultural studies of music.
  • Provide skills in teaching and the knowledge of educational principles.
  • Encourage interpretive, creative and scholarly expression. Such preparation enables students to be competitive in music careers and related fields and to continue study at an advanced level.

To foster a greater understanding of music, the faculty regularly engage in artistic, educational, and scholarly activities through performances, workshops, publications, and participation in professional organizations.

The school fulfills its service mission to enrich the educational and cultural life of the university community at large by offering a broad range of courses, performance opportunities, as well as public concerts, recitals, and musical productions.

The school also aims to promote a greater understanding of cultural diversity among faculty and students; build a diverse student and faculty community; and offer curricula that require students to engage with the musical richness of our world and develop their own musical identities within an increasingly interconnected globe.

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