Faculty and Staff

The Bailey 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 Bailey School of Music
Julia Bullard

*Area Coordinator


David T. Kehler, Professor of Music; Director of Bands*
Daniel Lee, Assistant Director of Athletic Bands, Limited-Term Assistant Professor of Music and Assistant Director of Bands
Brandon Meeks, Limited-Term Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Athletic Bands, Associate Director of Bands


Doug Lindsey, Assistant Professor of Trumpet*
Jason Casanova, Tuba/Euphonium
Paul Dickinson, Tuba/Euphonium
Ryan Moser, Trumpet
Hollie Pritchard, Trombone
Mike Tiscione, Trumpet
Richard Williams, Horn

Chamber Music

Julia Bullard, Interim Director and Professor of Music
Charae Krueger, Lecturer of Cello*
Julie Coucheron, Piano Ensemble
Doug Lindsey, Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Brass Chamber Music
John Warren, Professor of Clarinet; Woodwind Chamber Music
Trey Wright, Senior Lecturer of Jazz Studies


Leslie Blackwell, Interim Associate Dean; Professor of Music and Music Education; Director of Choral Activities
Kellie Clark, Limited Term Instructor of Choral Music Education
Samuel Miller, Limited Term Assistant Professor of Music; Assistant Director of Choral Activities
Oral Moses, Professor Emeritus

Composition and Technology

Laurence Sherr, Professor of Music*
Steve Dancz, Composition, Technology


Sam Skelton, Senior Lecturer of Music; Director of Jazz Studies*
Justin Chesarek, Jazz Percussion
Wes Funderbunk, Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Trombone
Karla Harris, Vocal Jazz
Tyrone Jackson, Lecturer in Jazz Piano
Marc Miller, Jazz Bass
Rob Opitz, Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Trumpet
Luke Weathington, Jazz Saxophone and Combos
Trey Wright, Senior Lecturer of Jazz Studies

Music Education


Edward Eanes, Professor of Music History, General Education Coordinator for Music*
Drew Dolan
Heather Hart
Kayleen Justus
John Marsh
Harry E. Price, Professor Emeritus of Music & Music Education
Sean Thrower


Nathaniel Parker, Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Orchestral Studies*
Nancy Conley, Assistant Professor of Music Education; Philharmonic Orchestra


Claire Kenney, Part Time Instructor of Music
John Lawless, Senior Lecturer of Percussion
Michael Stubbart, Percussion


Robert Henry, Assistant Professor of Piano*
Judy Cole, Senior Lecturer of Music,  Collaborative Piano
Julie Coucheron
Eric Jenkins, Collaborative Piano Coordinator
Huu Mai
John Marsh
Erika Tazawa, Collaborative Piano


Helen Kim, Professor of Violin*
James Barket, Double Bass
Jesús Castro-Balbi, D. M. A.
KSU Honors College Interim Associate Dean, and Professor of Music 
Julia Bullard, Interim Director and Professor of Music, Viola
Adelaide Federici, Violin
Karl Fenner, Double Bass
Elisabeth Remy Johnson, Harp
Yinzi Kong, Viola
Charae Krueger, Lecturer of Cello
Sean Thrower, Classical Guitar
Kenn Wagner, Violin


Benjamin Wadsworth, Professor of Music Theory*
Judy Cole, Senior Lecturer of Music
Chad Hunt
Peter Fielding, Associate Professor; Associate Dean
Kelly Francis
Chad Hunt
Tyrone Jackson, Lecturer
Jeff Yunek, Assistant Professor of Music Theory; Aural Skills Course Coordinator


Jana Young, Associate Professor of Voice*
Eileen Moremen, Senior Lecturer of Music
Oral Moses
Nathan Munson, Assistant Professor 
Dr. Cynthia Skelley-Wohlschlager, Assistant Professor of Music (Opera)
Todd Wedge, Assistant Professor 
Heather Witt


John Warren, Professor of Clarinet*
Zachary Boeding, Oboe
Kelly Bryant, Flute
Anthony Georgeson, Bassoon
Sam Skelton, Senior Lecturer of Music, Saxophone
Todd Skitch, Flute
Christina Smith, Flute
Justin Stanley, Clarinet
Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, Oboe
Luke Weathington, Saxophone



  • Audra Boyd

    Audra Boyd Operations Manager, SOM

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    Operations Manager, SOM

    Phone: (470) 578-3072
    Email: aboyd62@kennesaw.edu
    Location: PH 112

    Audra Boyd joined the Bailey School of Music as Operations Manager in January 2021. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education where she studied violin with Dr. Michael Heald. She has a Master of Instructional Design and Technology degree from Georgia State University. She previously taught orchestra in public and private schools in the metro Atlanta area before coming to Kennesaw State University. Audra has been at KSU since 2015 and has previously worked for UITS and the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Collin Derrick

    Collin Derrick Technical Manager, School of Music

    Headshot of Colin DerrickPosition:
    Technical Manager, School of Music

    Phone: (470) 578-2556
    Email: cderric3@kennesaw.edu
    Location: PH 112B

    Collin Derrick has been writing, recording and performing music for over 20 years. From humble beginnings of layering tracks with a dual-tape-deck boombox in his bedroom to playing hundreds of shows across the Southeast to recording/mixing/producing/song writing with independent and major label artists in a variety of genres, Collin has always brought passion and excellence to his work in the music industry. In addition to his work as an engineer, Collin is an accomplished songwriter, producer and educator.

    Collin has a BM from Anderson University and an MFA in Recording Arts Technologies from MTSU. Before assuming the role of Technical Manager for the Bailey Performance Center, he was a professor of audio production for 11 years and built a reputation as a hard but fair instructor who is committed to helping his students achieve success. In his role as professor he oversaw the design and build-out of several studios and classrooms in Atlanta and Houston;  launched an annual Beat Battle competition with multi-platinum and Grammy-winning judges and sponsors like Ableton, Universal Audio and Waves; and developed and designed innovative advising and grading tools.

    Collin lives in Decatur, GA with his wife Amy their two children – Mac and Eveleen.

  • Lynn Kunkel

    Lynn Kunkel Office Manager

    headshot of Lynn KunkelPosition:
    Office Manager

    Phone: (470) 578-2468
    Email: lkunkel@kennesaw.edu
    Location: WB 111C

    Lynn Kunkel joined the staff of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey School of Music in June of 2021. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Voice), in 2007. Lynn has served the KSU community since 2009 in various operational roles in both AV and IT. She is currently working toward a Master of Business Administration degree through the Coles College of Business.
  • Brooke Marier

    Brooke Marier Communications/Outreach Mgr

    brooke headshotPosition:
    Communications/Outreach Mgr

    Phone: (470) 578-2557
    Email: bdorris2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: PH 112

    Brooke Marier joined the Bailey School of Music as the Communications and Outreach Manager in September 2021. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and New Media with a Minor in Music. She has held several Communications and Marketing roles in the Metro Atlanta area and has a passion for singing. 
  • Matt Southern

    Matt Southern Assistant Director, Production & Technology

    Assistant Director, Production & Technology

    Phone: (470) 578-2294
    Email: msouther@kennesaw.edu
    Location: PH 112