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Contact Us

Feel free to use email, fax, phone, or other means to contact us with any questions regarding the NSU Music Program:

Dr. Greg Handel, Director of the School of Creative and Performing Arts, 318-357-4522
Dr. Malena McLaren, Coordinator, Department of Music, 318-357-5758
Dr. Jeff Mathews, Director of Bands, 318-357-4450
Dr. Nicholaus Cummins, Director of Choral Activities, 318-357-5755
Dr. Douglas Bakenhus, Director of Orchestras, 318-357-5792
Dan McDonald, Associate Director of Bands, 318-357-6722

Mailing Address:
Dr. Malena McLaren, Coordinator of Music
School of Creative and Performing Arts
Northwestern State University
Natchitoches, LA 71497

Fax: 318-357-5906


The NSU Music Faculty are distinguished and highly respected teachers, performers, and scholars in their respective fields of music. They appear in many local, regional, national, and international venues in those capacities. Along with their impressive credentials, they are first and foremost excellent instructors, dedicated to helping students improve and achieve.

Dr. Christine AllenAssociate Professor of Music -- Piano
Dr. Douglas BakenhusAssociate Professor of Music -- Director of Orchestral Studies
Bill BrentDirector of Operations and Special Projects
Luke BrouilletteAdjunct Instructor of Guitar
Paul ChristopherAssociate Professor of Music -- Cello
Dr. Kristine CoreilProfessor of Music -- Horn
Dr. Nicholaus CumminsDirector of Choral Activities & Assistant Professor of Music
Dr. Mary DeVilleAssociate Professor of Music -- Music History, Church Music, Organ
John T. DunnAssociate Professor of Fine Arts
Andrew EdenAdjunct Instructor of Music
Dr. Paul ForsythAssociate Professor of Music -- Saxophone
Leah ForsythInstructor of Oboe
Kenneth GreenAssociate Professor of Music -- Percussion
Dr. Greg HandelAssociate Professor of Music -- Music Education
D'nissa HesterInstructor of Voice
(318) 357-5807
Chialing HsiehAssistant Professor of Music and Collaborative Piano
Dr. Adam HudlowTemporary Assistant Professor of Music Theory
Dr. Sharon JoyAssistant Professor of Music -- Music Education
Dr. Masahito KurodaAssistant Professor of Music -- Low Brass
Dr. Andrej KurtiAssociate Professor of Music -- Violin and Viola
Dr. Jeff MathewsAssociate Professor of Music -- Director of Bands, Music Education
Dr. Dennette McDermottProfessor of Music -- Flute, Graduate Studies
Daniel McDonaldAssistant Director of Bands, Spirit of Northwestern
Dr. Marcy McKeeAssistant Professor of Voice, Director of Opera Theater
Dr. Malena McLarenDepartment Chair and Associate Professor of Clarinet
(318) 357-5758
Oliver MolinaAssistant Professor of Music, Assistant Director of Bands - Percussion, Music Education
Matt PettyAdjunct Instructor of Music
Galindo RodriguezAssociate Professor of Music -- Trumpet, Jazz Studies
Michael RorexAssociate Professor of Music -- Choral, Voice
Terrie SandersAssociate Professor of Music -- Voice, Pedagogy
David SteeleAdjunct Instructor of Music
Dr. Samuel StokesAdjunct Faculty, Music Composition/Arranging
Dr. J. Mark ThompsonProfessor of Music -- Low Brass
Kelsey WrightAdjunct Instructor of Flute
Dr. Francis YangAssistant Professor of Music -- Piano