Music Faculty 2022-01-04T15:56:14+00:00

Contact Us

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

Terrie Sanders, Interim Department Head, 318-357-5762

Teresa Tilley, Administrative Assistant, 318-357-4522


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. Douglas BakenhusProfessor of Music –Bassoon and Director of Orchestras
Bill BrentDirector of Operations and Special Projects
Luke BrouilletteAdjunct Instructor of Guitar
Dr. Robert E. CardwellAssistant Professor of Music—Voice
Paul ChristopherAssociate Professor of Music -- Cello
Dr. Kristine CoreilProfessor of Music -- Horn
Dr. Nicholaus CumminsDirector of Choral Activities & Associate Professor of Music
Dr. Mitchell Davis Assistant Professor of Music—Music Education
Dr. Mary DeVilleAssociate Professor of Music -- Music History, Church Music, Organ
John T. DunnAssistant Professor of Fine Arts
Leah ForsythAssistant Professor of Music--Oboe
Dr. Paul ForsythProfessor of Music -- Saxophone
Kenneth GreenAssociate Professor of Music -- Percussion
Dr. Greg HandelAssociate Professor of Music -- Music Education
Juliana HandyAdjunct Instructor of Music—Voice
Faculty Profile
Dr. Adam HudlowAssistant Professor of Music Theory
Chialing HsiehAssistant Professor of Music and Collaborative Piano
Dr. Sharon JoyAssociate Professor of Music -- Music Education
Justin KujawskiAdjunct Instructor- Double Bass
Dr. Masahito KurodaAssociate Professor of Music -- Low Brass
Dr. Andrej KurtiProfessor 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 McLarenProfessor of Music—Clarinet
Dr. Oliver MolinaAssistant Professor of Music, Assistant Director of Bands - Percussion, Music Education
Dr. John PriceAssistant Professor of Music -- Piano and Piano Pedagogy
Galindo RodriguezAssociate Professor of Music -- Trumpet, Jazz Studies
Michael RorexAssociate Professor of Music -- Choral, Voice
Terrie SandersAssociate Professor of Music -- Voice, Pedagogy, Interim Department Head
David SteeleAdjunct Instructor of Music
Dr. Samuel StokesAdjunct Faculty, Music Composition/Arranging
Sofiko TchetchelashviliAdjunct Instructor of Violin/Viola
Dr. J. Mark ThompsonProfessor of Music -- Low Brass
Dr. Francis YangAssociate Professor of Music—Piano
Tamara ZonaAdjunct Instructor- Piano