Department of Music Faculty

Western Connecticut State University’s unique location allows it to maintain a music faculty comprised of distinguished performer-teachers of national and international acclaim and includes musicians whose professional activity in New York City metropolitan area enhances it’s reputation throughout the state and region.


Dr. Margaret Astrup

Voice Area Coordinator, Applied Voice, Opera Ensemble, Diction for Singers
Co - Coordinator of Jazz Studies, Sightsinging, Jazz Orchestra / Jazz Ensemble

Dr. Marjorie Callaghan

Musicology, Applied Horn, Chamber Music

Dr. Cory Ganschow

Coordinator of Music Education, Choral Ensembles

Mr. Jimmy Greene

Co - Coordinator of Jazz Studies, Applied Jazz Saxophone, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Combos, Jazz Ensemble / Jazz Orchestra

Dr. Russell Hirshfield

Keyboard/String Area Coordinator, Applied Piano, Music Theory, Chamber Music

Dr. Kevin Jay Isaacs

Department of Music Associate Chair, Graduate Music Coordinator, Music Theory, Choral Ensembles

Dr. Luis Fernando Jiménez

Applied Trombone, Instrumental Ensembles, Conducting

Dr. Laurel Larsen

Music Theory, Sight Singing, Keyboard

Dr. Douglas O'Grady

Department of Music Chair, Audio & Music Production Coordinator, Music Technology, Music Theory

Mr. David Smith

Brass/Percussion Area Coordinator, Applied Percussion, Percussion Ensemble

Dr. Kerry Walker

Woodwind Are Coordinator,Applied Flute, Music Education, Chamber Music
Applied Audio Production
Mr. Richard Baumer
Guitar and Ukulele Workshop

Mr. Andrew Beals

Jazz Saxophone, Jazz Improvisation, Chamber Jazz, Frankensax

Mr. Richard Clymer

Applied Trumpet

Ms. Constance Chase

Applied  Voice, Voice Workshop

Ms. Gina Cuffari

Applied Bassoon, Chamber Music
Applied Jazz Voice, Chamber Jazz

Mr. Edward Dzubak

Applied Audio Production
Applied Audio Production
Applied Clarinet
Applied Violin, Chamber Music

Ms. Hannah Levinson

Applied Viola

Ms. Deborah Lifton

Applied Voice
Dr. Darilyn Manring
Applied Cello, Chamber Music, String Methods
Applied Voice

Mr. Lee Metcalf

Evolution of Jazz and Rock Music, Chamber Jazz, Jazz Guitar Ensemble

Mr. Roy Mazzacane

Applied Voice
Applied Guitar, Guitar Ensemble

Mr. Chris Morrison

Applied Jazz Guitar, Chamber Jazz

Mr. James David Noland

Applied Saxophone, Chamber Music, WW Methods

Mr. Javier Oviedo

Applied Saxophone, Saxophone Quartet
Appied Percussion

Ms. Janelle Robinson

Applied Voice

Mr. Andrew Rodgers

Applied Tuba/Euphonium/Trombone, Brass Methods, Chamber Brass

Mr. David Ruffels

Applied Bass, Chamber Jazz

Mr. Dave Scott

Applied Jazz Trumpet, Chamber Jazz

Mr. Jeff Siegel

Applied Jazz Percussion, Chamber Jazz

Dr. Mark Snyder

Applied Oboe, Woodwind Methods

Mr. Peter Tomlinson

Applied Jazz Piano, Chamber Jazz

Dr. Richard Weidlich

Applied Voice

Ms. Deborah Weisz

Applied Jazz Trombone, Chamber Jazz

Mr. Ken Wessel

Applied Jazz Guitar, Jazz Guitar Ensemble

Mr. Dirck Westervelt

World Music

Mr. Gregg Winters

Music Technology


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