Department of Music

Staff

John F. Paul

Chair, Associate Professor of Music

Office 253-535-7603
Responsibilities

Chair of Department of Music, Applied Composition Lessons, Music Analysis, 20th-Century Music

Deborah Banry

Senior Office Assistant

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Receptionist, Print Projects, Ticket Production, Ensemble Uniform, Instrument and Locker Check Out-Check In.

Shirley Garrison

Manager, Performance and Outreach

Office 253-535-7618
Responsibilities

Music Event Scheduling, Tours, Christmas Concert Logistics, Lobby Staff

Linda Miller

Administrative Associate / Office Manager

Office 253-535-7627
Responsibilities

Office Manager, Budget / Purchasing Coordinator, Advanced Ticket Sales Manager, Registration Coordinator, Concert Attendance Manager, Student Employment, Music Libraries

Nita Muir

Senior Administrative Assistant to the Chair

Office 253-535-7603
Responsibilities

Assistant to the Department Chair, Scholarship Audition Coordinator, Part Time Faculty Liaison

Band

Edwin Powell

Professor of Music, Director of Bands

Office 253-535-7907
Responsibilities

Conducts University Wind Ensemble, teaches Music Education and Conducting classes, Director Northwest High School Honor Band.

Ron Gerhardstein

Assistant Professor of Music

Office 253-535-7609
Responsibilities

Music education courses, student teaching and practicum supervision and conductor of University Concert Band

John M. Wetherington

Lecturer and Affiliate Artist

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Directs Pep Band, and teaches brass & woodwind lab courses.

Brass

Gina Gillie

Assistant Professor of Music

Office 253-535-7607
Responsibilities

Applied French Horn Lessons, directs Horn Choir, teaches Ear Training and Music Appreciation courses, member of the Lyric Brass Quintet and Camas Wind Quintet

Zachary Lyman

Associate Professor of Music

Office 253-535-7612
Responsibilities

Applied Trumpet lessons, teaches Music Theory 1 and Music Theory 2 courses, coaches Chamber Ensembles, director of the PLU Trumpet Ensemble, member of Lyric Brass Quintet

Ed Castro

Lecturer and Affiliate Artist

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Trumpet Lessons

Paul Evans

Lecturer and Affiliate Artist

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Tuba Lessons, member of The Lyric Brass Quintet

Jason Gilliam

Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Euphonium and Trombone Lessons

Choral

Richard Nance

Professor of Music, Director of Choral Studies

Office 253-535-7613
Mobile 253-691-6372
Responsibilities

Director of Choral Studies; Director of Choir of the West, Choral Union; Teaches Choral Conducting I - IV, Direct of the Choral Invitational

Lauren E. Whitham

Visiting Instructor of Music

Office 253-535-7622
Responsibilities

University Chorale, University Singers and music education courses

Brian Galante ON SABBATICAL LEAVE 2014-2015

Assistant Professor of Music, Associate Director of Choral Studies

Office 253-535-7611
Responsibilities

Conductor of University Chorale, University Singers, University Men' Chorus. Teaches Secondary Choral Methods and Materials and Vocal Pedagogy, Director of the Mens' Chorus Symposium

Paul Tegels

Associate Professor of Music, University Organist

Office 253-535-7255
Responsibilities

Applied Organ Lessons, Teaches Ear Training, Music History, Chapel Choir

Composition

Greg Youtz

Professor of Music

Office 253-535-7619
Responsibilities

Applied Composition Lessons; Director of Composers' Forum; teaches Music and Culture, Analyzing Music, Making Music, The Arts of China, and 20th Century Music courses.

John F. Paul

Chair, Associate Professor of Music

Office 253-535-7603
Responsibilities

Chair of Department of Music, Applied Composition Lessons, Music Analysis, 20th-Century Music

Jeff Leisawitz

Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Composition, Song Writing, and Pro Tools Lessons

Clement Reid

Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Composition Lessons

David P. Robbins ON SABBATICAL LEAVE 2014-2015

Professor of Music

Office 253-535-7603
Responsibilities

Applied Composition and Percussion Lessons, Teaches Music Theory

Guitar, Harp

Elizabeth C.D. Brown

Senior Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Guitar Lessons, Lute Lessons, Directs Guitar Orchestra and Guitar Ensemble, Teaches Guitar Pedagogy, Guitar and Lute History, Directs the PLU Guitar Festival

Stephen Howland

Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Guitar and Jazz Guitar Lessons

Patricia Wooster

Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Harp Lessons, Directs Harp Ensemble

Jazz

Mark Ivester

Lecturer, Drum Set

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Teaches drum set lessons

David Deacon-Joyner

Professor of Music, Director of Jazz Studies

Office 253-535-7610
Responsibilities

Jazz Studies, University Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combos, Jazz Piano and Vocal Jazz Lessons

Clipper Anderson

Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Jazz Bass Lessons

Stephen Howland

Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Guitar and Jazz Guitar Lessons

Music Education

Linda J. Miller

Assistant Professor of Music, Chair of Music Education

Office 253-535-7789
Responsibilities

Music Education Courses

Ron Gerhardstein

Assistant Professor of Music

Office 253-535-7609
Responsibilities

Music education courses, student teaching and practicum supervision and conductor of University Concert Band

Orchestra

Jeffrey Bell-Hanson

Professor, Director of Orchestral Activities

Office 253-535-7617
Responsibilities

Conductor University Symphony Orchestra and KammerMusikere Chamber Ensemble, Teaches Ear Training and Music History, Directs Orchestra Invitational and Northwest High School Honor Orchestra

Organ, Harpsichord

Paul Tegels

Associate Professor of Music, University Organist

Office 253-535-7255
Responsibilities

Applied Organ Lessons, Ear Training, Music History, Chapel Choir

Percussion

Miho Takekawa

Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Percussion Lessons, Directs Steel Pan Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble

David P. Robbins ON SABBATICAL LEAVE 2014-2015

Professor of Music

Office 253-535-7603
Responsibilities

Applied Composition and Percussion Lessons, Teaches Music Theory

Piano

Oksana Ezhokina

Assistant Professor of Music, Chair of Piano Studies

Office 253-535-7604
Responsibilities

Piano Studies Chair, Applied Piano Lessons, Advanced Keyboarding Lessons, Accompanying

Cameron Bennett

Professor of Music

Office 253-535-7150
Responsibilities

Applied Piano and Advanced Keyboard Lessons

Jennifer Bowman

Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Piano Lessons

Jane Harty

Senior Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Piano Lessons, Coaches Chamber Groups, Teaches Accompanying

Timothy Strong

Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Piano Lessons

Diana Walker

Senior Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Piano Lessons, Teaches Keyboarding Classes, Accompanying

Strings

Svend Rønning

Associate Professor; Chair, Stringed Instruments

Office 253-535-7605
Responsibilities

Chair, Stringed Instruments; Applied Violin Lessons; Director String Kaleidoscope, Member Regency String Quartet

Betty Agent

Lecturer and Affiliate Artist

Office (253) 535-7602 Ext 4753
Responsibilities

Applied Viola Lessons, Member of Regency String Quartet

Anna Jensen

Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Double Bass Lessons

Mary Manning

Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Violin, Second violin of the Regency Quartet

Richard Treat

Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Cello Lessons, Chamber Music Coach, Member of Regency String Quartet

Winds

Jennifer Rhyne

Senior Lecturer and Affiliate Artist

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Flute Lessons, Directs Solvvinden Flute Ensemble, Teaches Music Fundamentals, Member of Camas Woodwind Quintet, Director of the Summer Flute Workshop

Francine Peterson

Lecturer and Affiliate Artist

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Bassoon Lessons, Director of the Bassoon Ensemble, Member of Camas Wind Quintet

Craig Rine

Lecturer and Affiliate Artist

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Clarinet Lessons, Member of Camas Wind Quintet

Shannon Spicciati

Lecturer and Affiliate Artist

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Oboe Lessons, Member Camas Wind Quintet

Erik Steighner

Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Saxophone Lessons, Coaches Chamber Ensembles

Voice

James L. Brown

Associate Professor of Music, Chair of Vocal Studies

Office 253-535-7614
Responsibilities

Chair of Vocal Studies, Teaches Applied Voice Lessons, Vocal Pedagogy, Solo Vocal Literature, Diction, Directs Opera Production/Workshop

Holly Boaz

Lecturer, Voice

Office 253-535-7602

Marlette Buchanan

Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Voice Lessons

LeeAnne Campos

Senior Lecturer, Voice

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Voice Lessons

Denise Abbott Daverso

Senior Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Voice Lessons

Glenn D. Guhr

Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Mobile 206-715-3104
Responsibilities

Applied Voice Lessons

Janeanne Houston

Senior Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Voice Lessons

Barry Johnson

Senior Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Voice Lessons

Jessica Robins Milanese

Lecturer, Voice

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Voice Lessons

Melissa Plagemann

Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Voice Lessons

Cyndia Sieden

Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Voice Lessons

Charles Robert Stephens

Lecturer

Office 253-535-7602
Responsibilities

Applied Voice Lessons