Westfield State University Department of Music

2013 - 2014 Faculty

Westfield State University, Department of Music

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Dr. Karen LaVoie, Professor, Music Department Chair, Trumpet, Director Wind Symphony, Conducting B.S., University of Southern Maine; M.M., Western Michigan University; D.MA., University of Iowa

James Argiro, Lecturer, Jazz Theory, Jazz Composition and Arranging

Timothy Atherton, Lecturer, Trombone, Low Brass
B.M., University of Massachusetts

Scott Bailey, Staff Assistant, Accompanying, Piano Ensemble
B.M., State University of New York at Potsdam; M.M., University of Massachusetts

Dr. Felicia Barber, Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Activities
B.M., Oral Roberts University; M.M., Mansfield University, Ph.D. Florida State University

Scott Blanchard, Lecturer, Theory, Sightsinging, Ear Training, Composition
B.A., Westfield State College; M.M., Bowling Green State University

Matthew Bostock, Lecturer, Music History
B.A., Westfield State University; M.M. University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Dr. Andrew Bonacci, Associate Professor, Theory, Composition
B.M., State University of New York at Fredonia; M.M. Piano Performance, M.M. Composition, University of Louisville; D.M.A., University of Kansas

Dr. Mary Brown Bonacci, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Voice Area
B.M., M.M., Emporia State University; D.M.A., University of Kansas

Jeremy Cohen, Lecturer, World Music, African Drumming
B.A. University of California Berkeley; M.M. New England Conservatory

Dr. Peter Coutsouridis, Assistant Professor, Percussion, Music Theory, Percussion Ensemble
B.M., Hartt College of Music-University of Hartford; M.M., Central Washington University; D.M.A., Eastman School of Music

Phillip de Fremery, Lecturer, Classical Guitar, Guitar Ensemble
B.Mus., San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Jeffrey Dostal, Lecturer, Bass, Bass Ensemble
B.M. University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Karen Ducharme, Administrative Assistant
B.A., Westfield State College

Jay Ducharme, Lecturer, Music Technology
A.A., Holyoke Community College; B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.F.A., University of Mississippi

Thomas Gannon, Lecturer, Horn
B.Mus.Ed, Hartt College of Music-University of Hartford

Galina Gertsenzon, Assistant Professor, Piano
Diploma, Piatigorsky Music School-USSR; B.M., Baku College of Music-USSR; M.M., Gorky State Conservatory-USSR

Dr. Rachel Gibson, Assistant Professor, Music Education
B.A., Boston University; M.M., Teachers College at Columbia University; Ph.D., (ABD) University of Washington

Deborah Gilwood Lecturer, Class Piano
B.F.A., State University of New York at Purchase; M.M., State University of New York at Stony Brook

Michelle Huddy, Lecturer, Bassoon
B.M. University of Massachusetts

Dr. Sonya Lawson, Associate Professor, Music History, Viola
B.M., University of Memphis; M.M., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Oregon

Ted Levine, Lecturer, Saxophone, Saxophone Quartet
B.A., Westfield State College

John Mason, Lecturer, Guitar
B.A., Middlebury College

Jessica Meyer, Lecturer, Violin, String Ensemble
B.M., Texas Christian University; M.M., Hartt School of Music

Dr. Edward Orgill, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Jazz Studies, Jazz Big Band
B.A., Eastern Washington University; M.M. University of Oregon; D.A., University of N. Colorado

Matthew Rippere, Lecturer, Voice
B.M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi; M.M., Boston Conservatory of Music

Nancy Rice, Lecturer, Music Theory
B.Mus., Boston University; M.M. Boise State University; D.M.A. (in progress) Boston University

Elaine Saloio, Lecturer, Flute
B.M., Boston Conservatory of Music; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

Jason Schwartz, Lecturer, Jazz History, World Music, Music Appreciation, Composition
B.A. Westfield State University, M.M. The Hartt School of Music

Linda Skinner, Lecturer, Clarinet
B.A., Westfield State University; M.M., The Hartt School of Music

Steven Sonntag, Lecturer, Jazz Trumpet, Jazz History, Trumpet Quartet
B.M., The Ohio State University

Allan Taylor, Lecturer, Music Theory, Music Appreciation, Organ
B.A. Trinity College; M.A., Smith College

Adrianne Wade, Lecturer, Cello
B.M., University of Denver

Stephen Wade, Lecturer, Oboe
B.M. University of Lowell; M.M. New England Conservatory

Professors Emeriti

Floyd Corson, Professor Emeritus, Music Education
A.B. Boston University; M.M.Ed., Boston University

Dr. Theodore C. Davidovich, Professor Emeritus, Director of Choral Activities
A.A. Diablo Valley College; B.A., San Jose State University; M.M. New England Conservatory of Music; D.M.A., Stanford University

Dr. Catherine A. Dower Gold, Professor Emerita, Music History/Literature
B.A. in Music Composition, Hamlin Univesity; M.A. in Musicology, Smith College; Ph.D. in Musicology, Catholic University of America

Dr. Daniel J. Koury, Professor Emeritus, Music History/Literature
B.Mus, M.Mus., Ph.D., Boston University

Dr. George L. Rogers, Professor Emeritus, Director of Music Education
B.S., Ohio State University; M.Mus.Ed., Indiana University; D.Mus.Ed., Indiana University

Dr. Peter Demos, Professor Emeritus, Music Theory
B.M., Michigan State; M.M., Western Michigan University; A.Mus.D. University of Michigan