Meet Our Faculty

Heather Buchman

Heather Buchman, The Carolyn C. and David M.’38 Ellis Distinguished Teaching Professor of Music

B.M., Eastman School of Music; M.M., University of Michigan; Professional Studies in Conducting, The Julliard School
Areas of expertise: orchestral repertoire and conducting, ballet and opera conducting, trombone and low brass, solo performance, 20th- and 21st-century music
Ryan Carter

Ryan Carter, Assistant Professor of Music

B.Mus., Oberlin College Conservatory of Music; M.A., Stony Brook University; Ph.D., New York University
Areas of expertise: acoustic and electro-acoustic composition, post-tonal analysis, audio programming, algorithmic composition, and mobile platform development of audio applications
Lydia Hamessley

Lydia Hamessley, Professor of Music

B.Mus.Ed., Texas Lutheran College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Areas of expertise: Dolly Parton, American folk and traditional musics, banjo, music and film, Medieval and Renaissance music, music and gender
Robert Hopkins

Robert Hopkins, Chair, Associate Professor of Music

B.A., Oberlin College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Areas of expertise: closure in music, codas and their function in sonata-form movements, musical parameters and the perception of musical form, critical and structural analysis of the music of Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Mahler; barbershop quartet music and style
G. Roberts Kolb

G. Roberts Kolb, the Marjorie and Robert W. McEwen Professor of Music

A.B., Occidental College; M.A., California State University; D.M.A., University of Illinois
Areas of expertise: conducting techniques, choral literature, French Baroque music, Guillaume Bouzignac and Brahms vocal ensemble music
Danan Tsan

Danan Tsan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

B.Mus., Southern Methodist University; M.Mus., Eastman School of Music
Areas of expertise: choral repertoire and conducting, music for women's ensembles, vocal pedagogy and vocal repertoire, solo performance, opera, musical theater, acting, songwriting and arranging
Michael Woods

Michael Woods, the Margaret Bundy Scott Professor of Music

B.A., University of Akron; M.A., Indiana University; D.M.A., University of Oklahoma
Areas of expertise: jazz, composition, inspiring student growth and revealing music's secrets
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Clinton, NY 13323
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