• Outstanding Faculty Exceptional Teachers
  • Performance Opportunities Performance Opportunities
  • Personal Attention Personal Attention
  • Exceptional Facilities Outstanding Facilities


Music Department Faculty

Douglas P. Ovens Department Chair
Professor of Music
B.M., San Francisco State University
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Timothy Cochran Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Musicology, Rutgers University
M.M., Music Theory, Temple University
B.M., Music Theory and Composition, West Chester University

Ted Conner Professor of Music
B.A., John Hopkins University; B.M., New England Conservatory
M.M., University of Michigan
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Barbara Golden Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A., Brandeis University
M.A., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Patricia Helm Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., Colorado College
M.A., University of Pennsylvania

Annie Petit Pianist in Residence
Diploma, Paris Conservatory

Michael Schnack Director of Choral Activities and Voice Area Coordinator
Yale University, B.A.
M.A. University of Iowa

Adjunct Faculty

Robert Arnold Piano
B.M. Temple University

Ed Bara Voice, Women's Ensemble

Daniel Boring Instructor of Music
B.M., State University of New York at Buffalo
M.M., Ithaca College School of Music

Patricia Koch Budlong   Voice
B.S., West Chester University
M.M., DePaul University
Performance Certificate (in Opera), Depaul University

Ron Demkee Tuba/Euphonium/Trombone
B.S., M.Ed. in Performance, West Chester State University

Ellie Escher Voice
B.A., Scripps College
M.M.,Westminster Choir College

Domenick Fiore

String Bass
B.M. Double Bass, The Philadelphia Musical Academy
B.M.E. West Chester University

Anthony Gairo

B.M. Temple University

Raya Gonen Voice
B.M. Rubin Academy of Music (Tel Aviv)
M.M. Westminster Choir College of Rider University

Jill Haley

B.M. Temple University

Margaret Hanegraaf

B.A. College of St. Benedict
M.M. Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music
Doctorate of Musical Arts, University of Minnesota

Donald Hughes Trumpet
B.M. in Performance, The Curtis Institute of Music
Performance certificate, The Philadelphia College of the Arts

John Kennedy Voice
B.A.Voice Performance
B.S. Mus. Ed., Peabody Conservatory of Music

Tom Kozic Jazz/Contemporary Guitar

Lauren Madigan Voice
B.A. Theatre Arts and English, Muhlenberg College
Masters in Music, The Julliard School
Masters in Opera Performance, The Curtis Institute of Music
Elizabeth Manus Piano
B.M., University of Michigan
Diploma in Piano Accompanying, Curtis Institute of Music
M.M., University of the Arts

Elaine Martin Flute
B.M.E., Temple University

Brian Ming Chu Voice
B.F.A. Architecture, Cornell University
M.M. Voice/Opera, Peabody Conservatory of Music

David Moulton

B. M. Performance, University of Michigan
M.M. Performance, University of Michigan

Albert Neumeyer Director of Wind Ensemble
B.S., Mansfield State University
M.M., Trenton State University in conducting and performance

Gary Rissmiller Drums
B.S. Mus. Ed., Moravian College

Kim Seifert Bassoon
B.M. Combs College

Anthony Simons Clarinet/Saxophone
B.S., West Chester University
M.M., University of Illinois, Urbana
Artist Diploma, Peabody Conservatory of Music.

Steven Snow

B.F.A. Musical Theatre, SUNY, Fredonia
Artist Diploma, Academy of Vocal Arts

James Thoma Percussion
B.M. The Juilliard School
M.M. The Juilliard School

June Thomas Voice
B.A., East Stroudsburg University
M.M., University of the Arts

Vincent Trovato Piano
B.M. in Composition, Boston University

Christa Warda Soprano
B.M. Peabody Conservatory of Music
AIMS program in Graz, Austria

Stephen Williams Organ
A.F.A. Brevard College
study at Westminster Choir College
study at The Juilliard School
B.M. West Chester University
M.M. West Chester University

Todd Williams French Horn
B.M., Indiana University School of Music

Paul Windt Violin
B.M. The Curtis Institute of Music


Adjunct Faculty Profiles

  • Megan Monaghan and Daniel Boring are a husband/wife duo who perform all over the world.¬† Their duo “Due Colori” means ‘two colors’ in Italian and reflects the musical combination of voice with various instruments such as classical guitar and lute. Read their story
  • More Featured Profiles

  • Spotlight on Music

    Why are alumni, parents, and President Randy Helm gathered outside a minivan?