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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carol Foote
Music & Performing Arts Events Coordinator
cfoote@stfrancis.edu
815-740-3520

 

Adjunct Faculty

 

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

 

Elizabeth Darin, MME 
Instructor of Music Fundamentals
edarin@stfrancis.edu

 

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

 

Julie Grives, M.M.
Instructor of Voice
Director of Singing Saints
jgrives@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

 

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