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At Elmhurst, we pride ourselves on our music faculty's depth and breadth of professional experience. Among our full-time and applied faculty are members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Lyric Opera and Chicago Sinfonietta, as well as world-class jazz musicians, composers, singers and arrangers.

Our small classes and our professional atmosphere guarantee that you will get the personal attention you need as you develop your talents.

Find out more by following the links below.

Full-Time Faculty
Applied Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Peter J. Griffin
Music Department Chair

Doug Beach
Director of Jazz Studies, Jazz Band, Arranging

Gayle Bisesi
Director of Music Admission, Vocal Jazz Ensemble

David DeVasto
Piano, Composition, Music Theory

Gerhard Guter
Jazz Studies, Music Business

Mark A. Harbold
Composition, History, Theory

Timothy Hays
Director of Music Business

James Hile
Director of Concert Bands

Ross Kellan
Director of Music Education, Symphonic Band

Joanne May
Director of Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Education, String Department Chair

Susan Moninger
Director of Choral Ensembles, Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Mark Streder
Sound Recording, Director of Music Operations

Applied Faculty

Accompanying
Linda Camp

Arranging and Scoring
Doug Beach
David DeVasto
Carey Deadman
Jeffrey Deutsch
Tom Garling
Gerhard Guter
Mark Harbold
Mike Pinto
Mark Streder

Brass
Matt Lee, Chair

French Horn
Anna Mayne

Trumpet/Cornet
Kirk Garrison
Matt Lee
Kari Phelps Lee

Trombone
Tom Garling
Tom Stark

Tuba/Euphonium
Cynthia Stark

Composition/Theory
David DeVasto
John Dorhauer
Gerhard Guter
Ken Haebich
Mark Harbold

Mark Streder

Louis Yoelin

Guitar
Wesley Hixson
Mike Pinto
Frank Portolese
Steve Suvada

Jazz Combos
Doug Beach

Frank Caruso

Mark Colby

Tom Garling

Kirk Garrison
Ken Haebich
Daniel Hennel
Mike Pinto
Frank Portolese
Robert Rummage
Mark Streder

Jazz Improvisation
Doug Beach
Gayle Bisesi
Frank Caruso
Mark Colby
Carey Deadman
Jeffrey Deutsch
Edgar Gabriel
Kirk Garrison
Tom Garling
Ken Haebich
Daniel Hennel
Susan Moninger
Mike Pinto
Frank Portolese
Robert Rummage
Mark Streder

Music Business
Gerhard Guter
Timothy Hays, Chair
John Towner

Music Education
Doug Beach
Sue Blaese
Gail Crosson
Peter J. Griffin
Judy Grimes
James Hile
Wesley Hixson
Ross Kellan, Chair
Matt Lee
Brenda Lualdi
Nina Maimonis
Joanne May
Susan Moninger
Robert Rummage
Donna Tallman

Organ and Harpsichord
David Christiansen

Barbara Masters

Percussion and Drum Set
Robert Rummage

Piano
Soyoung Kee, Chair
Linda Camp
Frank Caruso
Daniel Hennel
Barbara Masters
Wendy Unrath

Sound Recording
Mark Streder
John Towner

String
Joanne May, Chair

Violin/Viola
Remus Badea
Susan Blaese
Edgar Gabriel

Ai Ishida

Cello
Jean Hatmaker

Double Bass
Virginia Dixon
Ken Haebich

Voice, Musical Theatre
Brenda Lualdi, Chair
Susan Dennis
Jennifer Mather
Amy Pickering
Donna Tallman
Scott Uddenberg

Woodwind
Gail Crosson, Chair

Bassoon
Dianne Ryan

Clarinet
Gail Crosson

Flute
Jennie Brown

Oboe
Jennifer Stucki

Saxophone
Roger Birkeland
Lara Regan

Performing Ensembles
Doug Beach
Susan Blaese
James Hile
Ross Kellan
Joanne May
Susan Moninger
Gayle Bisesi
Donna Tallman
Eric Morong

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