Faculty and Staff

school of music faculty on stage

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.

Director of the Bailey School of Music

Jesús Castro-Balbi


David T. Kehler, Director of Bands
Area Coordinator

Eileen Moremen, Opera Theater
Hannah Rudy, Assistant Director of Bands
Debra Traficante, Director of Athletic Bands and “The Marching Owls”


Doug Lindsey, Trumpet
Area Coordinator

Jason Casanova, Tuba/Euphonium
Paul Dickinson, Tuba/Euphonium
J.D. Handshoe, Trombone
Ryan Moser, Trumpet
Hollie Pritchard, Trombone
Mike Tiscione, Trumpet
Richard Williams, Horn

Chamber Music

Charae Krueger, String Chamber Music,
Area Coordinator

Julie Coucheron, Piano Ensemble
Doug Lindsey, Brass Chamber Music
John Warren, Woodwind Chamber Music
Trey Wright, Jazz Combos


Alison Mann, Women’s Choir
Area Coordinator (2021-22)

Leslie Blackwell, Interim Associate Dean, Professor of Music and Music Education, Director of Choral Activities
Samuel Miller, Limited Term Assistant Professor of Music and Assistant Director of Choral Activities
Oral Moses, Gospel Choir

Composition and Technology

Laurence Sherr, Composition, Technology, Bachelor of Arts Program Coordinator
Area Coordinator

Steve Dancz, Composition, Technology
Jennifer Mitchell, Composition


Sam Skelton, Jazz Ensembles/Jazz Saxophone, Director of Jazz Studies
Area Coordinator

Justin Chesarek, Jazz Percussion
Wes Funderbunk, Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Trombone
Karla Harris, Vocal Jazz
Tyrone Jackson, Jazz Piano
Marc Miller, Jazz Bass
Rob Opitz, Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Trumpet
Luke Weathington, Jazz Saxophone and Combos
Trey Wright, Jazz Guitar


Edward Eanes
Area Coordinator

Drew Dolan
Heather Hart
Kayleen Justus
John Marsh
Jennifer Mitchell
Harry E. Price, Professor Emeritus of Music & Music Education
Sean Thrower


Nathaniel Parker, Director of Orchestral Studies
Area Coordinator

Nancy Conley, Philharmonic Orchestra


John Lawless, Percussion
Area Coordinator

Michael Stubbart, Percussion


Robert Henry
Area Coordinator

Judy Cole, Collaborative Piano
Julie Coucheron
Eric Jenkins, Collaborative Piano Coordinator
Huu Mai
John Marsh
Erika Tazawa, Collaborative Piano


Helen Kim, Violin
Area Coordinator

James Barket, Double Bass
Jesús Castro-Balbi, Director and Professor
Adelaide Federici, Violin
Elisabeth Remy Johnson, Harp
Yinzi Kong, Viola
Charae Krueger, Cello
Sean Thrower, Classical Guitar
Kenn Wagner, Violin


Benjamin Wadsworth,Music Theory
Area Coordinator

Judy Cole, Music Theory
Chad Hunt, Music Theory
Peter Fielding, Associate Dean
Kelly Francis, Music Theory
Chad Hunt, Music Theory
Tyrone Jackson, Music Theory
Jeff Yunek, , Music Theory, Aural Skills Course Coordinator


Jana Young
Area Coordinator

Eileen Moremen
Oral Moses
Nathan Munson
Todd Wedge
Heather Witt


John Warren, Clarinet
Area Coordinator

Kelly Bryant, Flute
Anthony Georgeson, Bassoon
Sam Skelton, Saxophone
Todd Skitch, Flute
Christina Smith, Flute
Justin Stanley, Clarinet
Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, Oboe
Luke Weathington, Saxophone


  • Audra Boyd

    Audra Boyd Operations Manager, SOM

    headshot of Audra BoydPosition:
    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 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.  She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology through Georgia State University and anticipates graduating May 2022.
  • Bobbi Harman

    Bobbi Harman Office Manager

    headshot of Bobbi HarmanPosition:
    Office Manager

    Phone: (470) 578-6151
    Email: bharman@kennesaw.edu
    Location: WB 111

    Bobbi Harman joined the staff of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey School of Music in November of 2019. She graduated from the State University of West Georgia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design in 2002. Bobbi previously served as Office Manager for the Music Education Major at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA before returning to Georgia after 11 years living in the Boston area.
  • 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.