Music Faculty

Faculty Accomplishments

  • Prof. Kimberly Beasley was honored for Excellence in Directing by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region IV for her direction of Into the Woods, part of the 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series.
  • 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. 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Regional and National Conferences of the College Music Society in 2017; his new edition of Hanson’s previously unpublished piano work “Symphony Rhapsody” has been published by Carl Fischer.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

Julian Bryson

Director of Choral Activities

           About Julian Bryson

Artie Clifton

Associate Professor of Music

Chris Creswell

Artist-In-Residence of Music

Stephen Fennell

Staff Accompanist

Scott Giddens

Adjunct Instructor, Jazz Piano

Jianjun He

Professor of Music Composition & Theory

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

Brian Magnus

Adjunct Instructor, Chamber Strings

Stephanie Magnus

Adjunct Instructor, Bassoon, Music Theory

Elyse Matthews

Adjunct Instructor, Voice

About Elyse Matthews

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

Assistant Professor of Music Business

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