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.

Full-Time Faculty

Peter J. Griffin

Professor of Music and Music Department Chair
Department of Music

Doug Beach

Director of Jazz Studies, Jazz Band and Arranging
Department of Music

Gayle Bisesi

Director of Music Admission, Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Department of Music

David DeVasto

Assistant Professor; Piano, Composition, Music Theory
Department of Music

Mark A. Harbold

Professor of Music Composition, History and Theory
Department of Music

Timothy Hays

Director of Music Business; Professor
Department of Music

James Hile

Director of Concert Bands; Assistant Professor
Department of Music

Joanne May

Department Chair of String; Director of Philharmonic Orchestra; Music Education
Department of Music

Susan Moninger

Director of Choir, Chamber Singers, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble; Professor
Department of Music

Deborah Peot

Director of Music Education; Visiting Professor
Department of Music

Mike Pinto

Visiting Assistant Professor; Jazz Studies, Music Business
Department of Music

Mark Streder

Director of Music Operations; Sound Recording
Department of Music

Applied Faculty


Linda Camp

Arranging and Scoring




Jazz Combos

Jazz Improvisation

Music Business

Music Education

Organ and Harpsichord

David Christiansen
Barbara Masters

Percussion and Drum Set

Robert Rummage


Sound Recording

Mark Streder
John Towner


Voice, Musical Theatre


Performing Ensembles

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