School of Performing & Visual Arts

   

Faculty and Staff

Visual Arts            Music               Theatre


Jim Thomas

Dean, School of Performing and Visual Arts

Phone: (704) 406-4362

E-mail: jwthomas@gardner-webb.edu

 


Visual Arts


J Doug Knotts

Chair, Department of Visual Art and Professor of Art
Ceramics and Sculpture
(704) 406-3812
dknotts@gardner-webb.edu

 

 

Susan Calisle Bell

Associate Professor of Art
Art Survey, Art Education, Painting
(704) 406-4473
sbell@gardner-webb.edu

 

 

Paula Spangler

Assistant Professor of Art; Gallery Director
Painting, 2-Dimensional Design, Drawing

(704) 406-4392
pspangler@gardner-webb.edu

 

 

Beth Knotts

Adjunct Professor of Art
bknotts@gardner-webb.edu

 

 

Dr. Nancy Bottoms

Adjunct Professor of Art History
nbottoms@gardner-webb.edu

 

 

Music 


Dr. Patricia Sparti

Professor of Music

Chair, Department of Fine Arts
Orchestra, Theory, Conducting, Music Business, Musical Theatre

B.M., University of Miami (FL)
M.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University
D.M.A., Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University

Additional Studies, Westminster Choir College

psparti@gardner-webb.edu

 

Tanja Bechtler

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Cello, String Pedagogy, Cello Literature, GWU Faculty String Quartet

B.M. North Carolina School for the Arts

M.M. Manhattan School of Music

Cellist, Charlotte Symphony, NC.,

Performances with major symphonies all over the U.S

CEO and Performer, Bechtler Recital Series

 

Elizabeth Bennett

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Piano, Organ, Theory

B.C.M., Furman University

M.C.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

 

Monica Boboc

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Violin, GWU Faculty String Quartet

B.M., Bucharest Music Conservatory (Romania)

Performance Certificate (Chamber Music)-UW-Milwaukee

M.M., Northern Illinois University

Performance Certificate (Chamber Music)-Northern Illinois University

First Violin, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

First Violin, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra

Second Violin, Dark Horse String Quartet

Winner of Numerous International Prizes in Chamber Music

 

Rosalind Buda

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Bassoon

B.M., University of Iowa
M.M., New England Conservatory

 

Bob Campbell

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Horn

B.M., NC School of the Arts

Principal Horn-Greensboro Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony,

Carolina Brass, Summit Recording Artist

rcampbe2@gardner-webb.edu

 

Louise Campbell

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Viola

B.M., NC School of the Arts

Assistant Principal Viola, Winston-Salem Symphony

Performances also with Greensboro Symphony, North Carolina Symphony

 

Mark Cole

Assistant Professor of Music

Music Education, Percussion

B.M., University of Central Florida

M.M., Florida State University

Ph.D. (in progress) University of South Florida

U.S. Naval Academy Band, U.S. Navy Band

mcole1@gardner-webb.edu

 

Rick Dior

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, Sound Recording

B.M., Manhattan School of Music

Fred Hinger/Joe Morello Student

Percussion, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

Owner, Acoustic Barn Studios

Performed w/ James Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Bobby McFerrin, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Marvin Hamlisch, and many more.

rdior@gardner-webb.edu

 

Dr. Paul Etter

Professor of Music

Director of Choral Activities/Coordinator of Sacred Music, Choirs, Handbells

B.M., Southwest Baptist University

M.M., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ph.D., Texas Tech University

petter@gardner-webb.edu

 

Jondra Harmon

Instructor of Music

Voice, Vocal Pedagogy

B.M., Garnder-Webb University

M.M., Peabody Conservatory

D.M.A., In progress at the University of Kentucky

jharmon@gardner-webb.edu

 

Tim Hudson

Assistant Professor of Music

Trumpet, Trumpet Ensemble, Brass Quintet

B.M., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

M.M., New England Conservatory

Performer Diploma, Indiana University (Honor Graduate)

Carolina Brass Quintet

Summit Recording Artist

Yamaha Performing Artist

 

Calin Lupanu

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Violin, GWU Faculty String Quartet, Chamber Music

BM, Bucharest Music Conservatory (Romania)

Performance Certificate in Chamber Music - UW-Milwaukee

M.M., Northern Illinois University

Performance Certificate in Chamber Music - Northern Illinois University

Concertmaster, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

Concertmaster, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra

First Violin, Dark Horse String Quartet

 

Sivan Magen

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Harp

B.M. The Julliard School

M.M. The Julliard School

First Prize Winner, Propes Prize Winner, Renie Prize-The 16th International Harp Contest in Israel

 

Megan McCauley

Assistant Professor of Music

Voice, Opera, Vocal Diction, Music Survey, Musical Theatre

B.M., Bob Jones University

M.M., University of Illinois

D.M.A., University of Kentucky

mmccauley@gardner-webb.edu

 

Bruce Moser

Assistant Professor of Music

Piano, Piano Pedagogy and Literature, Music History, Music Theory

B.M., B.S., Stetson University

M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

D.M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

 

Kim Murray

Fine Arts Secretary

A.A. Isothermal Community College

kmurray1@gardner-webb.edu

 

Janey Pease

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Piano, Expressive Arts Therapy

B.M., Biola University

M.E., University of Arkansas

M.M. In Progress, Appalachian State University

jpease@gardner-webb.edu

 

Jason Pickard

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Guitar, Guitar Ensemble

B.M. East Carolina University

M.M. East Carolina University

Guitar Maker, Pickard Guitars

jpickard@gardner-webb.edu


Candace Schmidt

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Oboe, English Horn
B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
B.M., Appalachian State University


Morgan Soja

Instructor of Music

Music Technology, Music Education
B.M., Bowling Green State University
M.M., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Ph.D., (in progress) University of North Carolina at Greensboro
John P. Spuller

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Double Bass
B.M., 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

Samuel Stowe

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Flute, Flute Choir, Woodwind Choir, Music Survey

B. M., Illinois Wesleyan University

M.M., Appalachian State University

Principal Flute, Charlotte Civic Orchestra

 

C. Oland Summers

Professor Emeritus of Music

Music Education, Instrumental Music, Bassoon, Trombone, Euphonium
B.A., Indiana State University-Terre Haute
M.A., Indiana State University-Terre Haute
Ed.S., Ball State University
D.A., Ball State University
Additional Study, Eastman School of Music

Piotr Swic

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Viola, GWU Faculty String Quartet

B.M., Szymanowski Music School

M.M., F. Chopin Academy of Music

Violist, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

 

Wally West

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Jazz Collective, Jazz Improvisation
B.M., Berklee College of Music
M.A., 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

 

Matt Whitfield

Professor of Music

Composition, Theory, Bands,

Clarinet, Saxophone, Jazz Ensemble

B.M.E., Murray State University

M.M., The University of Alabama

D.M.A., The University of Alabama

mwhitfield@gardner-webb.edu

 

David Wulfeck

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba

B.M., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

M.M., The University of Northern Colorado

Trombone, Carolina Brass

Trombone, Greensboro and Winston-Salem Symphonies

Trombone, Carolina Brass, NC Opera

 

Theatre Arts

Kyrin Billinsky

Adjunct Instructor

kbillins@gardner-webb.edu

 

 

Sue Fair

Theatre Arts Instructor and Theatrical Designer

sfair@gardner-webb.edu

 

Matthew Marlowe

Technical Director

mmarlowe@gardner-webb.edu

 

 

Dr. Chris Nelson

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

cnelson2@gardner-webb.edu

 

 



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Trombone, Greensboro and Winston-Salem Symphonies
            Trombone, Carolina Brass, NC Opera

Contact

 

Music

Dr. Patricia Sparti

Phone: (704) 406-4453

E-mail: psparti@gardner-webb.edu

 

Art

Justin Humphries

Administrative Assistant

Phone: (704) 406-4656

E-mail: jhumphries@gardner-webb.edu

 

Doug Knotts, Chair

Phone: (704) 406-3812

E-mail: dknotts@gardner-webb.edu

 

Theatre Arts

Sue Fair

E-mail: sfair@gardner-webb.edu

 

Chris Nelson

E-mail: cnelson2@gardner-webb.edu