Meet the Faculty

Faculty members in USF’s Department of Music and Performing Arts are talented teachers and outstanding performers; bringing their unique experiences to both the classroom and stage. Their contact information is listed below for your convenience. With further questions about the music program or the Music at Moser series, contact Michele O’Boyle at 815-740-3367.

Full-Time Faculty

Alexandra Dee, M.M., ABD
Department Chair

Instructor and Assistant Professor of Music
Director of the Joliet Symphony Orchestra at USF
Phone: 815-740-3642
Email: adee@stfrancis.edu

Patrick Brannon, Ph.D.
Professor of Music in Music History, World Music, Choral Conducting
Director of the Schola Cantorum
Phone: 815-740-3219
Email: pbrannon@stfrancis.edu

 

Adjunct Faculty

Adam Cowger, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Percussion Techniques
acowger@stfrancis.edu

Mary Beth Diab, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Piano, Piano Pedagogy
Accompanist
mdiab@stfrancis.edu

Katherine Galliart, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Voice
KGalliart@stfrancis.edu

Clarice Hearne, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Voice
chearne@stfrancis.edu

Cate Hummel, DMA
Instructor of Music: Flute
dr_cate@sbcglobal.net

Jeff Jaskowiak, MSMT
Instructor of Music: Guitar
Digital Audio Recording Arts (DARA)
jjaskowiak@stfrancis.edu

Bonnie Johansen-Werner, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Composition, Music Theory, Ear-Training & Sight-Singing
bjohansenwerner@stfrancis.edu

Robert Kase, DMA 
Dean of College of Arts & Sciences
Instructor of Music: Trumpet
rkase@stfrancis.edu

Linnea McCracken, B.A. Music
Digital Audio Recording Arts (DARA)

lmccracken@stfrancis.edu
Casey McGrath, DMA
Instructor of Music: Violin, Viola, String Techniques
cmcgrath@stfrancis.edu

Nick Michielsen, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Trumpet
nmichielsen@stfrancis.edu

Laura Neisler, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Oboe
lneisler@stfrancis.edu

Alby Odum, MSMT
Digital Audio Recording Arts (DARA)
aodum@stfrancis.edu

Jessica Pellowski, BME
Director: Vocal Jazz Ensemble
jpellowski@stfrancis.edu

Ernest W. Ray, B.A. Theater
Theater Director
eray@stfrancis.edu

Jeffrey Ray, B.M.
Instructor of Music: Voice, Opera, Theater
jray@stfrancis.edu

Gerik Fon-Revutzky, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Bassoon, Woodwind Techniques
gfonrevutzky@stfrancis.edu

Paul Scherer, M.S.
Instructor of Music: Jazz Piano
pscherer@stfrancis.edu

Willard Thomen, M.S.M.
Instructor of Music: Voice, Music Appreciation, Vocal Pedagogy, Diction
Director: Concert Chorale
wthomen@stfrancis.edu

Anna Cho Walker, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Cello
acwrecitalz@gmail.com

Jiafeng Yan, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Piano
jyan@stfrancis.edu