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 the department office at (815) 740-3520.

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Clarice Hearne, M.M.
Assistant Professor of Music: Voice, Diction,
Music Theater, Opera Workshop, Vocal Literature
Department Chair
Phone: (815) 740-3656








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Patrick Brannon, Ph.D.
Professor of Music: Music History, World Music
Director: Schola Cantorum
Phone: (815) 740-3219









James Stopher, D.M.A.
Instructor in Music & Performing Arts:
Music Appreciation, Applied Piano
Director: Joliet Symphony Orchestra
Phone:(815) 768-8384








Adjunct Faculty and Staff


Cindy Bennett, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Trumpet, Brass Techniques, Music Education


Adam Cowger, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Percussion Techniques


Elizabeth Darin
Instructor of Music Fundamentals


Mary Beth Diab, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Piano, Piano Pedagogy


Carol Foote
Music & Performing Arts Events Coordinator


Julie Grives
Instructor of Voice
Director of Singing Saints


Dr. Cate Hummel
Instructor of Music: Flute


Jeff Jaskowiak, B.M.
Instructor of Music: Guitar
Digital Audio Recording Arts (DARA)


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


Robert Kase, D.M.A.
Dean of College of Arts & Sciences
Instructor of Music: Trumpet


Casey McGrath
Instructor of Music: Violin, Viola, String Techniques


Nick Michielsen
Instructor of Music: Trumpet


Laura Neisler
Instructor of Music: Oboe


Alby Odum
Digital Audio Recording Arts (DARA)


Jessica Pellowski
Director: Vocal Jazz Ensemble


George Pierard, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Music Education


Ernest W. Ray
Theater Director


Jeffrey Ray, B.M.
Instructor of Music: Voice, Opera, Theater


Gerik Fon-Revutzky, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Bassoon, Woodwind Techniques


Paul Scherer
Instructor of Music: Jazz Piano


Anthony Salazar, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Classical Guitar
Director: Guitar Ensemble


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


Anna Cho Walker
Instructor of Music: Cello


Linnea Wilke
Digital Audio Recording Arts (DARA)