School of Performing and Visual Arts

Tanja Bechtler

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

Elizabeth Bennett

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Piano, Organ, Theory 
B.C.M., Furman University 
M.C.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 

Monica Boboc

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

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Rosalind Buda

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Bassoon

B.M., University of Iowa

M.M., New England Conservatory

Bob Campbell

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 
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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

Mark Cole

Assistant Professor of Music

Music Education, Marching and Pep Bands, Percussion 
B.M., University of Central Florida 
M.M., Florida State University
Ph.D. University of South Florida 
U.S. Naval Academy Band, U.S. Navy Band

Rick Dior

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.
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Dr. Paul Etter

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
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Jondra Harmon

Instructor of Music

Voice, Opera, Vocal Pedagogy 
B.M., Gardner-Webb University
M.M., Peabody Conservatory 
D.M.A, Candidate, University of Kentucky

Tim Hudson

Tim Hudson

Assistant Professor of Music

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

Calin Lupanu

Calin Lupanu

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Violin, GWU Faculty String Quartet-in-Residence
B.M., 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

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Sivan Magen

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Harp
B.M., The Julliard School 
M.M., The Julliard School

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Megan McCauley

Assistant Professor of Music

Voice, Vocal Diction, Music Survey, Musical Theatre  
B.M. Bob Jones University 
M.M. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 
D.M.A. University of Kentucky

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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, Greensboro

Kim MurrayKim Murray

Fine Arts Secretary 
A.A. Isothermal Community College

Janey Pease

Janey Pease

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Piano
B.M., Biola University 
M.E., University of Arkansas 
M.M. In Progress, Appalachian State University
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Jason Pickard

Jason Pickard

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Guitar, Guitar Ensemble 
B.M. East Carolina University 
M.M. East Carolina University 
Guitar Maker, Pickard Guitars
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Candace Schmidt

Adjunct Instructor of Music

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

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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. Candidate, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Dr. Patricia Sparti

Dr. Patricia Sparti

Professor of Music

Chair, Department of Music 
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
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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

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

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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 Studies, Eastman School of Music

Piotr Swic

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

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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

Matt Whitfield

Professor of Music

Composition, Theory, Symphonic Band, 
Clarinet, Saxophone
B.M.E., Murray State University 
M.M., The University of Alabama 
D.M.A., The University of Alabama 
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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, North Carolina Opera