Music Faculty & Staff

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Faculty

Marcia Hughes

Marcia Hughes

Professor

Marcia A. Hughes, professor of music, teaches private piano and elementary music methods courses in addition to performing and accompanying for students and faculty recitals. Hughes served as department chair for eight years and presently serves as associate chair. She holds the D.M.E. and M.M.E. degrees in music education from... [More]

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615.966.5765 (ext. 5765)

Donna King

Donna King

Assistant Professor

Donna King, assistant professor of music, came to Lipscomb University as a piano instructor in 1987 and began full-time teaching in 1999. She teaches music history and music literature courses, class piano and beginning music theory. Professor King has a special interest in music for general education and collaborative learning... [More]

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615.966.5774 (ext. 5774)

Jerome Reed

Jerome Reed

Professor

Jerome A. Reed is the Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Piano at Lipscomb University. He has performed extensively in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America, appearing in such venues as the Mendelssohnhaus in Leipzig, Germany; the Musikhochschule in Graz, Austria; and the Conservatoire Royale in Brussels, Belgium. Other... [More]

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615.966.5809 (ext. 5809)

Sally Reid

Sally Reid

Professor

Composer Sally Reid serves as Chair of the Department of Music. Reid was born in East Liverpool, Ohio, in 1948. She holds the Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Reid joins the Lipscomb faculty from Abilene Christian University where she served for eleven years as department chair. Reid... [More]

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615.966.5754 (ext. 5754)

Steve Rhodes

Steve Rhodes

Professor

Stephen L. Rhodes, professor of music, directs the University Wind Ensemble, University Jazz Band, University Chamber Orchestra, as well the orchestra for major music theatre productions. He teaches courses in conducting, secondary music education, instrumental methods, and orchestration. He received the D.A. degree in instrumental conducting and the M.M. degree... [More]

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615.966.5811 (ext. 5811)

Gary Wilson

Gary Wilson

Professor

Gary P. Wilson, D.M.A., divides his professional time between the roles of conductor, scholar, and educator. His responsibilities as Director of Choral and Vocal Studies at Lipscomb University include conducting the A Cappella Singers and Chamber Men, directing the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and overseeing the vocal studio program. Choirs under... [More]

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615.966.5750 (ext. 5750)

Staff

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Thomas Hammons

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Marilyn Smith

Marilyn Smith

Administrative Assistant

Marilyn Smith is the Administrative Assistant for the Department of Music. She manages the departmental office and supervises many of the department's programs and operations. [More]

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615.966.5929 (ext. 5929)

Adjunct Faculty

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Carrie Bailey

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Nick Bergin

Nick Bergin

Nicholas Bergin is the Organist at First Presbyterian Church. He graduated in May of 2012 with a Master's degree in organ performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with Janette Fishell and was awarded the prestigious Barbara and David Jacobs Fellowship. In 2011, he served... [More]

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Robert Bond

Robert Bond

Robert Bond is a recording artist, producer and composer whose career has spanned continents—and musical genres. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Music where he studied both jazz and classical music. While at I.U., he also studied table drumming, including a master class with Usted Alla Rakha,... [More]

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Mark Godwin

Mark Godwin

Mark Godwin holds a degree in guitar performance from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. He has attended and performed in numerous master classes with Michael Newman, Christian Kieser and Oscar Ghiglia. Godwin has taught private and classroom instruction since 1979. He has served on the faculty of Lipscomb since 1990... [More]

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David Hamrick

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Adrienne Harmon

Adrienne Harmon received a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2008. While an undergraduate, Harmon was Assistant Concertmaster of the Canton Symphony Orchestra and played with the National Repertory Orchestra. Her master’s degree in violin performance is from DePaul University where she studied with... [More]

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Ike Harris

Ike Harris

Nashville native and bassist Ike Harris serves as adjunct instructor of string bass and electric bass guitar. He holds a BME from Austin Peay State University where he was also on the faculty for several years. He is a professional bassist in the Nashville area and tours extensively playing jazz... [More]

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David Hobbs

David Hobbs

David Hobbs is the trumpet teacher at Lipscomb and is also beginning his twelfth season as the principal trumpeter of the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra. A native of Mississippi, he grew up in northern Alabama and pursued his musical education at Louisiana State University, receiving his B.M. degree in 1984.. While... [More]

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Janet Holeman

Janet Holeman

Janet Holeman returns to her beloved Alma Mater as an adjunct faculty member. During her early days at Lipscomb, Janet performed in various recitals and musical shows, such as in the role of Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly!, Musical Director and Hostess of Singarama, and member of Acappella Singers and... [More]

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Beth Kirton

Beth Kirton

Violinist Beth Kirton has been playing the violin since age four, and holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Carnegie Mellon University where her principal teachers included Andrés Cárdenes and Stephen Shipps. Beth performs frequently with Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and is also a member of the Michigan Opera Theater,... [More]

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Julia Kwak

Julia Kwak

Julia Kwak has taught piano as an adjunct faculty at Lipscomb University since 2012. Currently, she is working as a staff accompanist. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in 1995 from Abilene Christian University and a Master of Music degree in 1999 from Southern Methodist University in Texas. Kwak... [More]

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Bee Laupp

Bee Laupp

Belinda (Bee) Laupp has been teaching for 35 of the 41+ years she has played flute. Laupp earned her BME from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. and has done postgraduate work at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Before moving from St. Louis to the Nashville area in 1979, she... [More]

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Dan Lochrie

Dan Lochrie

Lochrie received degrees from The University of Michigan, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and The Ohio State University, where he studied with James Pyne. Other teachers included Paul Schaller, Brian Schweickhardt, John Mohler, Franklin Cohen and bass clarinetist, Oliver Green. Before entering graduate school, he joined the National Orchestra of... [More]

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Judy Mahone

Judy Mahone

Judy Mahone began teaching piano at Lipscomb in 1995. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in piano performance from George Peabody College for Teachers in 1968 where she studied with Lucien Stark. Mahone has maintained a private studio in her home from 1970 to the present. She was the... [More]

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Jean Miller

Jean Miller

Following her graduation with a B.A. in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Pepperdine University (1978), Jean Miller began teaching voice part-time at Lipscomb in the fall of 1979. She taught class voice at Illinois State University from 1981 to 1982 while completing her Master of Music degree in Vocal... [More]

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Chris Nelsen

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Jeanne Newton

Jeanne Newton

Jeanne Newton teaches Woodwind Methods, Integrated Music & History, and Music Theory. Prior to coming to Lipscomb in 2009, she taught instrumental and general music for 19 years. While a majority of her teaching was in award-winning middle school and high school band/string programs, her classroom experience spans grades K-12.... [More]

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Sari Reist

Sari Reist

Sari DeLeon Reist performs regularly with some of Nashville’s finest musicians and ensembles on stage and in the recording studio. She has played with the Nashville Symphony on many occasions, and appeared as a soloist with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. In the popular realm, Sari can be heard on recordings... [More]

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Patricia Roberts

Patricia Roberts

Patricia Roberts earned her BM in music from Texas Christian University in 1988, where she studied voice and was a Nordan Fine Arts Scholarship Recipient. She received a MM from Baylor University in 1991, where her studies also included vocal performance and opera. She studied with Dr. J. Arden Hopkins... [More]

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Radu Rusu

Radu Rusu

Rusu received his Master of Music from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and his Bachelor of Music degree from 'C. Porumbesu' National Music Conservatory, Bucharest, Romania. He has also completed numerous doctoral courses at the University of Alabama in the Doctor of Musical Arts program. Rusu has received additional coaching... [More]

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Marian Shaffer

Marian Shaffer

Marian Shaffer is Principal Harpist with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the Iris Orchestra, in residence at the Germantown Performing Arts Center. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stephens College, graduating summa cum laude with a concentration in both harp and piano. She studied both instruments for one... [More]

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Robby Shankle

Professor Robby Shankle is a Nashville studio musician with a broad range of musical credits, including performances with Aretha Franklin, Branford Marsalis, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, The Nashville Symphony, The Four Tops, Barry Manilow, Rod Steward, Ray Charles, Ann Hampton Callaway, Patti Austin, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Harry Connick Jr., Rosemary... [More]

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Juliette Singler-Wilson

Juliette Singler comes to Lipscomb from Southern California where she has performed and taught for the last 15 years. Originally from Louisville Kentucky, Singler completed her B.A. at the University of Louisville, her M.M. at the University of Southern California, and her D.M.A. at Claremont Graduate University. She has sung... [More]

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Alan Suska

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Carolyn Treybig

Carolyn Treybig

Carolyn Treybig teaches flute at Lipscomb. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas (at Austin), her Master of Music (Flute) and Master of Music (History) from the University of Akron and her Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music.... [More]

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Dustin Williams

Dustin Williams

Dustin Williams teaches string methods at Lipscomb. He holds degrees from Abilene Christian University and West Texas A & M University. He is also a graduate of the Violin Making School of America. Professor Williams is a luthier (violin maker) and owner of Williams Fine Violins & Luthier Studios. His... [More]

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Andrew Witherington

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Clare Yang

Clare Yang

Violist Clare Yang joined the Nashville Symphony in 1995. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, she moved to the “Hoosier” state at age four and grew up in Bloomington, Indiana. She holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University, where her principal teachers were Abraham Skernick, Atar Arad and Stanley Ritchie.... [More]

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