Music Faculty

Faculty Accomplishments

  • Prof. Kimberly Beasley presented her research titled “Street Scene, an American Opera, as high art/low art: tenement life, musical languages, and other blurred boundaries”at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association in November 2017.
  • Prof. Artie Clifton led the First Coast Wind Symphony and members of the Jacksonville University Wind Ensemble in a 2017 summer concert tour of Austria including performances in Salzburg and Vienna.
  • Prof. Todd Lockwood participated in the 2017 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, California.
  • Dr. Marguerite Richardson is a featured presenter at the 2018 Florida Music Educators Association Conference.
  • Dr. Mark Snyder performed his multimedia work Calena at the 2017 Society of Composers Inc. National Convention. His multimedia song cycle Facets of Love was performed with Figura Ensemble at the Danish Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen Denmark in May 2017.
  • Dr. Timothy Snyder led the JU Choirs in a 2016 summer concert tour of Italy including performances in Venice, Florence, Lucca and Rome.
  • Dr. Scott Watkins presented research on American composer Howard Hanson to the Northwest Regional and National Conferences of the College Music Society in 2017; his new edition of Hanson’s previously unpublished piano work “Symphony Rhapsody” has been published by Carl Fischer.

Faculty & Adjuncts

Dina Barone

Adjunct Instructor, Voice and Choral Ensembles

Kimberly Beasley

Associate Professor of Voice

Benjamin Beck

Staff Accompanist

Aaron Brask

Adjunct Instructor, Horn

Michelle Brock-Kemp

Adjunct Instructor, Voice

Artie Clifton

Associate Professor of Music

Christine Couch

Staff Accompanist

Chris Creswell

Artist-In-Residence of Music

Stephen Fennell

Staff Accompanist

Scott Giddens

Adjunct Instructor, Jazz Piano

Jianjun He

Professor of Music Composition & Theory

Kayo Ishimaru

Adjunct Instructor, Harp

Jay Ivey

Assistant Professor of Voice/Music Theatre

Rick Kirkland

Adjunct Instructor, Drum Set

Shannon Lockwood

Assistant Professor of Music Theory/Cello

Todd Lockwood

Adjunct Instructor, Bass

Brian Luckett

Adjunct Instructor, Classical and Flamenco Guitar

Stephanie Magnus

Adjunct Instructor, Bassoon, Music Theory

Bob Moore

Adjunct Instructor, Choral Music

Edith Moore-Hubert

Staff Collaborative Pianist

Eric Olson

Adjunct Instructor, Oboe

Brian Osborne

Adjunct Instructor, Trumpet

Stan Piper

Adjunct Instructor, Jazz Bass

John Ricci

Artist-In-Residence, Jazz Studies

Marguerite Richardson

Associate Professor of Strings

Les Roettges

Adjunct Instructor, Flute

Mark Snyder

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Business

Timothy Snyder

Associate Professor of Music

Gary Starling

Artist-In-Residence of Music

Tony Steve

Artist-In-Residence, Contemporary & World Music

Dennis Vincent

Associate Professor of Music

Scott Watkins

Associate Professor of Piano

Joseph Yorio

Adjunct Instructor, Saxophone