School of Performing and Visual Arts

Faculty

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Tanja Bechtler
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Cello, String Pedagogy, Cello Literature, GWU Faculty String Quartet 
BM North Carolina School for the Arts 
MM Manhattan School of Music 
Cellist, Charlotte Symphony 
Performances with major symphonies all over the U.S. 
CEO and Performer, Bechtler Recital Series 

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Elizabeth Bennett
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Piano, Organ, Theory 
BCM, Furman University 
MCM, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 

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Monica Boboc
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Violin, GWU Faculty String Quartet 
BM, Bucharest Music Conservatory (Romania) 
Performance Certificate (Chamber Music)-UW-Milwaukee 
MM, Northern Illinois University 
Performance Certificate (Chamber Music)-Northern Illinois University 
First Violin, Charlotte Symphony 
First Violin, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra 
Second Violin, Dark Horse String Quartet 
Winner of Numerous International Prizes in Chamber Music

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Rosalind Buda
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Bassoon
BM, University of Iowa
MM, New England Conservatory

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Bob Campbell
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Horn 
BM, NC School of the Arts 
Principal Horn-Greensboro Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, 
Carolina Brass, Summit Recording Artist 

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Louise Campbell
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Viola
BM, NC School of the Arts 
Assistant Principal Viola, Winston-Salem Symphony
Performances also with Greensboro Symphony, North Carolina Symphony

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Dr Mark Cole
Assistant Professor of Music

Director of Bands, Music Education, Percussion 
BM, University of Central Florida 
MM, Florida State University
PhD University of South Florida 
U.S. Naval Academy Band, U.S. Navy Band

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Dr Paul Etter
Professor of Music

Chair, Department of Music
Director of Choral Activities/Coordinator of Worship Leadership (formerly Sacred Music), Choirs, Handbells 
BM, Southwest Baptist University 
MM, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 
PhD, Texas Tech University

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Jondra Harmon
Instructor of Music

Voice, Opera, Vocal Pedagogy 
BM, Gardner-Webb University
MM, Peabody Conservatory 
DMA, Candidate, University of Kentucky

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Tim Hudson
Assistant Professor of Music

Trumpet, Brass Chamber Music 
BM, University of North Carolina at Greensboro 
MM, New England Conservatory 
Performer Diploma, Indiana University (Honor Graduate) 
Trumpet and CEO, Carolina Brass Quintet 
Summit Recording Artist 
Yamaha Performing Artist

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Calin Lupanu
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Violin, GWU Faculty String Quartet-in-Residence
BM, Bucharest Music Conservatory (Romania) 
Performance Certificate in Chamber Music - UW-Milwaukee 
MM, Northern Illinois University 
Performance Certificate in Chamber Music - Northern Illinois University 
Concertmaster, Charlotte Symphony 
Concertmaster, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra 
First Violin, Dark Horse String Quartet

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Dr Bruce Moser
Assistant Professor of Music

Piano, Piano Pedagogy and Literature, Music History, Music Theory
BM, BS Stetson University 
MM, New England Conservatory of Music
DMA, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

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Janey Pease
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Piano, Music Survey
BM, Biola University 
ME, University of Arkansas 
MM, Appalachian State University

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Jason Pickard
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Guitar, Guitar Ensemble 
BM, East Carolina University 
MM, East Carolina University 
Guitar Maker, Pickard Guitars

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Candace Schmidt
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Oboe, English Horn 
BA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
BM, Appalachian State University

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Dr Morgan Soja
Assistant Professor of Music

Music Technology, Music Education
BM, Bowling Green State University
MM, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Dr Patricia Sparti
Professor of Music 

Orchestra, Theory, Instrumental Conducting, Music Business, Musical Theatre 
BM, University of Miami (FL) 
MM, Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University 
DMA, Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University 
Additional Studies, Westminster Choir College

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John P Spuller
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Double Bass
BM, North Carolina School of the Arts 
Principal Double Bassist, Greensboro Symphony
Orchestra, Carolina Chamber Symphony
Section Double Bass, Winston-Salem Symphony
Extra Bassist, North Carolina Symphony, Charlotte Symphony

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Samuel Stowe
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Flute, Flute Choir, Woodwind Choir, Music Survey 
B M, Illinois Wesleyan University 
MM, Appalachian State University 
Principal Flute, Charlotte Civic Orchestra

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Dr C Oland Summers
Professor Emeritus of Music

Music Education, Instrumental Music, Bassoon, Trombone, Euphonium
BA, Indiana State University-Terre Haute
MA, Indiana State University-Terre Haute
EdS, Ball State University
DA, Ball State University
Additional Studies, Eastman School of Music

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Piotr Swic
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Viola, GWU Faculty String Quartet 
BM, Szymanowski Music School 
MM, F. Chopin Academy of Music 
Violist, Charlotte Symphony

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Dr Stafford Turner
Associate Professor of Music

Voice, Opera, Musical Theatre, Music Survey
BM, Shorter College 
MM, University of North Texas
DMA, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati

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Wally West
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Jazz Collective, Jazz Improvisation 
BM, Berklee College of Music
MA, Berklee College of Music
Graduate Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Performances with Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, Marvin Hamlisch, Temptations, Branford Marsalis, and Tony Bennett 

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Dr Matt Whitfield
Professor of Music

Composition, Theory, Clarinet, Saxophone
BME, Murray State University 
MM, The University of Alabama 
DMA, The University of Alabama 

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David Wulfeck
Adjunct Instructor of Music

Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Low Brass, Brass Choir 
BM, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MM, The University of Northern Colorado
Trombone, Carolina Brass, North Carolina Opera, Greensboro Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony


Staff

Kim Murray
Music Department Administrative Assistant

A.A., Isothermal Community College
B.S., Gardner-Webb University