Faculty and Staff

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The School of Music is comprised of over 80 faculty and professional staff members devoted to the development of music education, performance, and scholarship within our students and community. Our faculty is well represented on the rosters of the region's top performing arts organizations, including many in principal and leadership positions with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and The Atlanta Opera.

Interim Director of the School of Music

Leslie Blackwell

Faculty Ensembles 
& Conductors

Leslie Blackwell, Director of Choral Activities
Reid Masters, Assistant Director of Choral Activities
Nancy Conley, Philharmonic Orchestra
Alison Mann, Choral Activities
Oral Moses, Gospel Choir
Eileen Moremen, Opera Theater
Trey Harris, Assistant Director of Bands
Nathaniel Parker, Director of Orchestral Studies
Debra Traficante, Director of Athletic Bands and "The Marching Owls"
David T. Kehler, Director of Bands

Chamber Music

Kenn Wagner, Director of String Chamber Music
John Warren, Director of Woodwind Chamber Music
Doug Lindsey, Director of Brass Chamber Music
Trey Wright, Director of Jazz Combos

Music Education

Judith Beale
Janet Boner
Nancy Conley
Kathleen D. Creasy
Charles R. Jackson
Alison Mann, Area Coordinator
Angee McKee
Richard McKee
Terri Talley
Paula Thomas-Lee
Charles Tighe
Amber Weldon-Stephens

Musicology & Music Appreciation

Drew Dolan
Edward Eanes, Area Coordinator
Heather Hart
Kayleen Justus
Harry E. Price
Trey Wright

Music Composition, Technology, & Theory

Laurence Sherr, Composition, Technology, Bachelor of Arts Area Coordinator
Steve Dancz, Composition, Technology
Jennifer Mitchell, Composition
Benjamin Wadsworth, Music Theory Area Coordinator
Jeff Yunek, Music Theory, Aural Skills Area Coordinator
Tyrone Jackson, Music Theory
Marja Kerney, Music Theory
Kelly Francis, Music Theory

Ensembles in Residence

KSU Faculty Jazz Parliament
Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
KSU Faculty Chamber Players
Summit Piano Trio
KSU Community and Alumni Choir


Susan M. Grant Robinson, Associate Director for Administration
Joseph Greenway, Assistant Director for Production and Technology
Richard Peluso, Coordinator of Band Operations and Outreach
Colleen D. Radbill, Office Manager