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Our faculty includes diverse teachers and artists, all of whom bring a rare combination of professional expertise and pedagogical excellence to the studio and the classroom.

They hold degrees from the most prestigious and well-respected universities and conservatories in the world, and are the recipients of many competition prizes and music awards.

Students benefit from this team of teachers who remain closely connected with the professional music scene nationally and internationally. The majority of our adjunct faculty are full-time professional musicians; many are regulars with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.


Administration and Advising



Adjunct Faculty

Chris Andrews | Saxophone

Pablo Benavides | World Music, Jazz Piano

Scot Buzza | Aural Skills, Music History

Audrey Chait | Opera Workshop

Jim Connerley | Jazz Piano

Michael Culligan | Percussion, CSO Member

Bonnie Farr | Oboe

Nick Fryer | Jazz Guitar

Shana Gatewood | Music Education

Stan Ginn | Steel Band

Linda Glover | Horn

Ellen Graham | Lyric Diction

Zac Granger | Jazz Trombone

Daniel Harrison | Theory and Composition

Melinda Hickman | Piano

Russell Hinkle | Bassoon

Bill Jackson | Jazz Bass

Tom Jordan | Music Appreciation

Kelly Mackenzie-Thurley | Commercial/Jazz Voice, Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Michael Meloy | Jazz Drum Set

Jordan Neiman | Piano

Joseph Rebman | Harp

Jason Richmond | Composition

Ian Saunders | Double Bass

Christina Lalog Seal | Piano

Erwin Stuckey | Percussion

Hye Eun Suh | Piano

Krista Weiss | Clarinet

Andrew Winner | Guitar

Emeritus Faculty

Diana Belland, 36 years of service

David Dunevant, 30 years of service

W. Jonathan Gresham, 26 years of service

Gayle Sheard Grout, 35 years of service

Carolyn Hagner, 29 years of service

Philip Koplow, 27 years of service

Nancy Dysart Martin, 30 years of service

John O. Westlund, 32 years of service