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Allison, Robert, Visiting Associate Professor, DMA, University of Illinois, 1988; 1982. Trumpet, Jazz Improvisation.

Barta, Michael, Professor, MM, Liszt Academy Conservatory, 1975; 1985.  Violin, Chamber Music, Music Literature.

Benningfield, Brittany, Assistant Professor of Practice, DMA, University of Kentucky, 2018; 2018. Voice, Opera.

Benyas, Edward, Professor, JD, Northwestern University, 1987; 1994. Oboe, Orchestra.

Brookshire, Cody, Assistant Professor, DMA, University of Georgia, 2018; 2020. Music Industry, Music Technology, Music Theory, Composition.

Brozak, George, Associate Professor of Practice, EdD, University of Illinois, 2004; 2009. Athletic Bands.

Butler, Christopher, Associate Professor of Practice, DMA, University of Kentucky, 2016; 2014. Percussion, Music Industry.

Butler, Jessica, Associate Professor of Practice, DMA, University of Iowa, 2013; 2014. Low Brass, Music History.

Davenport, Susan, Professor, DMA, Texas Tech University, 2001; 2005. Choral.

Dillard, David, Associate Professor, DMA, University of Michigan, 2004; 2005, Voice, Opera.

Johnson, Maria, Associate Professor, PhD, University of California-Berkeley, 1992; 1997. Ethnomusicology.

Kato, Yuko, Associate Professor, DMA, Manhattan School of Music, 2007; 2008. Piano, Collaborative Piano.

Kelley, Richard, Associate Professor, DMA, University of Illinois, 2011; 2008. Saxophone, Jazz Studies.

Lausell, Isaac, Associate Professor, DMA, Stony Brook University, 2009; 2012. Guitar Performance, Jazz.

Lee, Junghwa, Associate Professor, DMA, Eastman School of Music, 1999; 2005. Piano.

Lenz, Eric, Associate Professor and Director, DMA, University of Alabama, 2002; 2003. Cello, Music Theory.

Mandat, Eric, Visiting Professor, DMA, Eastman School of Music, 1986; 1981. Clarinet, Music Theory.

Melton, Paula, Associate Instructor, BS, University of Illinois, 1979; 1999. Youth Music.

Morehouse, Christopher, Professor, DMA, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 2005; 2005. Bands, Conducting.

Presar, Jennifer, Associate Lecturer, MM, West Virginia University, 2000; 2001. Horn, Music Theory.

Reifinger, James L., Jr., Associate Professor, DME, Indiana University, 2007; 2013. Music Education, Organ.

Transue, Arlene, Associate Lecturer, MM, University of British Columbia, 1992; 2008. Voice.

Walczak, Christopher, Assistant Professor, DMA, Rice University, 2013; 2015. Composition, Music Theory.

Worthen, Douglas, Associate Professor, DMA, University of Hartford, 2007; 2008. Flute, Music History.

Emeriti Faculty 

Beattie, Donald, Associate Professor, Emeritus, MM, University of Colorado, 1977; 1979.

Best, Richard, Professor, Emeritus, Metropolitan Opera School, 1968; 1984.

Breznikar, Joseph, Professor, Emeritus, MM, University of Akron, 1977; 1980.

Brown, Philip, Professor, Emeritus, MME, University of North Texas, 1983; 1991.

Delphin, Wilfred, Professor, Emeritus, DMA, University of Southern Mississippi, 1978; 1988.

Fink, Timothy, Professor, Emeritus, MFA, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1993; 1994.

Fligel, Charles, Associate Professor, Emeritus, MM, University of Kentucky, 1966; 1976.

Hanes, Michael D., Professor, Emeritus, MMEd, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1965; 1970.

Hussey, George, Professor, Emeritus, MAEd, Washington University, 1963; 1963.

Lord, Suzanne, Associate Professor, Emerita, DMA, Florida State University, 1998; 1997.

Mellado, Daniel, Associate Professor, Emeritus, PhD, Michigan State University, 1979; 1979.

Mochnick, John, Professor, Emeritus, DMA, University of Cincinnati, 1978; 1984.

Poulos, Helen, Associate Professor, Emerita, DM, Indiana University, 1971; 1969.

Simmons, Margaret, Professor, Emerita, MM, University of Illinois, 1976; 1977.

Stemper, Frank, Professor, Emeritus, PhD, University of California-Berkeley, 1981; 1983.

Underwood, Jarvis, Professor, Emeritus, PhD, North Texas State University, 1970; 1971.

Wagner, Jeanine, Professor, Emerita, DMA, University of Illinois, 1987; 1984.

Weiss, Robert, Professor, Emeritus, PhD, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1984; 1978.