Dr. Jong H. Kim, DMA
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies in Music

  • Teaching area: choral conducting, choral literature, choral method, performance and analysis
  • DMA in choral conducting from Michigan State University; MM in choral conducting from Eastman School of Music

Dr. Oeida Hatcher, DMA
Associate Professor, Dean of the School of Communication and the Arts

  • Teaching area: instrumental literature and instrumental methods
  • D.A and MME in music education/instrumental conducting from Shenandoah Conservatory

Dr. Cynthia Ramsey, DMA
Associate Professor, Chair of the Music Department

  • Teaching Area: Instrumental conducting, research methods, music history, and applied piano
  • DMA in music education/musicology from Shenandoah Conservatory; MME from Shenandoah Conservatory

Applied Music Instructors

Dr. Chris Magge, DMA
Assistant Professor

  • Teaching area: applied trumpet
  • DMA from the University of Iowa; MM from the James Madison University

William P. Parrish Jr.
Adjunt Instructor

  • Teaching area: applied oboe
  • DMA (incomplete) from the University of Michigan; MM in oboe from the University of the Arts; Artist Diploma from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; BFA in oboe from Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Chris Swanson, DMA
Visiting Instructor, Associate Professor at Longwood University

  • Teaching area: applied voice
  • DMA in voice from Florida State University; MM in voice from the University of Tennessee