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Academics

Faculty and Staff

Many members of the Department of Music Faculty perform frequently in the region and are members of prestigious performing organizations such as the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Opera Columbus.  A plus sign (+) designates Columbus Symphony Orchestra members. An asterisk (*) designates Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra members. A caret (^) designates Columbus Jazz Orchestra members.

Part-Time, Adjunct Faculty & Staff

If you would like to contact a part-time faculty member please e-mail Department of Music Operations Manager Conni Birri

  • HELEN ALLEN
    D.M.A., The Ohio State University. Teaching area: voice.

  • ELIZABETH BARRETT
    M.M., Westminster Choir College. Teaching area: voice, choir. 

  • LYLE BARKHYMER
    D.M., Indiana University. Teaching area: world music.

  • ROBERT BEHRENS
    M.F.A., Ohio University. Teaching area: acting, opera. 

  • ^CHRISTIAN BERG
    M.A., Montclair State College. Teaching areas: jazz studies, electric bass.

  • ROBERT BUX
    M.M., Northwestern University. Teaching area: voice.

  • JAN DUNPHY
    B.M., Otterbein University. Teaching area: organ. 

  • +DAVID EDGE
    M.M., Northwestern University. Teaching area: violin.

  • ERIN GILLILAND
    D.M.A. in progress, Florida State University. Teaching area: violin.

  • KIMBERLEE GOODMAN
    D.M.A., The Ohio State University. Teaching areas: flute, theory, aural skills, Integrative Studies.

  • KATIE GRABER
    Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison. Teaching area: music history.

  • KERRY HABERKERN
    D.M.A., The Ohio State University. Teaching area: bassoon.

  • ^RYAN HAMILTON
    M.M.E., Capital University. Teaching area: jazz trombone.

  • JESSE HEETLAND
    D.M.A., University of Oklahoma-Norman.  Teaching area: music technology.

  • TIMOTHY HUFFMAN
    D.M.A. in progress, The Ohio State University.  Teaching area: piano, theory, aural skills.

  • BEN HUNTOON
    M.A., The Ohio State University. Teaching area: trumpet.

  • MARK HUTSKO
    M.M.E., The University of Akron.  Teaching area: choir.

  • +JACK JENNY
    D.M.A., The Ohio State University. Teaching areas: percussion, theory, composition, electronic music.

  • DAN KING
    D.M.A., The Ohio State University. Teaching area: trumpet, wind ensemble, brass methods.

  • DOUGLAS LOCKE
    M.M., Southern Illinois University. Teaching area: violin and Suzuki Pedagogy Internship Program. 

  • SUSAN LOCKE
    M.M., Southern Illinois University. Teaching area: violin.

  • RICHARD LOPEZ
    D.M.A., The Ohio State University. Teaching areas: piano, jazz.

  • KIMBERLY McCANN
    M.M, Northwestern University. Teaching area: horn.

  • JAY MIGLIA
    D.M.A. in progress, University of Illinois. Coordinator, Jazz Studies. Teaching areas: saxophone, jazz. 

  • +JUDE MOLLENHAUER
    M.A., University of Pennsylvania. Teaching area: harp. 

  • SUZANNE NEWCOMB
    D.M.A., The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. Teaching area: piano, theory; Staff Accompanist.

  • HILD PEERSEN
    D.M.A., The Ohio State University. Teaching area; clarinet, woodwind methods.

  • CAROLYN REDMAN
    D.M.A., The Ohio State University.  Teaching area: voice.

  • ANN RIESBECK DiCLEMENTE
    Ph.D., University of Marlyand-College Park. Teaching area: Integrative Studies.

  • CAROLINE SALIDO-BARTA
    D.M.A., The Ohio State University. Coordinator of Accompanying. Teaching area: piano.

  • JOEL SHONKWILER
    D.M.A., The Ohio State University. Teaching area: low brass.

  • *+MELISSA STEVENS
    D.M.A., The Ohio State University. Teaching area: oboe.

  • ERIC VAN WAGNER
    B.M.E., Otterbein University. Teaching area: audio production.

  • +STEVEN WEDELL
    M.M., Boston University. Teaching areas: viola. 

  • KEYONA WILLIS
    D.M.A. in Progress, The Ohio State University. Teaching area: voice.

  • CHARLIE WILMOTH
    Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.  Teaching areas: theory, aural skills, new music ensemble. 

  • JILL WRIGHT CRIST
    M.M., The Ohio State University.  Teaching area: cello.

  • +PETER STAFFORD WILSON
    B.M., University of Cincinnati. Music Director, Westerville Symphony at Otterbein University; Associate Conductor, Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

  • KARL WOHLWEND
    M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music. Teaching areas: guitar, jazz. 

  • JENNIFER BELL, SUSAN DOWDY, ANYA MILLER, BRUCE PIPER, NIKKI SIPE, JOYCE STONEBRAKER
    Staff Accompanists

  • CONNI BIRRI
    M.B.A., Anna Maria College. Operations Manager

  • CLAIRE BROCK
    B.A., Capital University. Program Manager

/ Department of Music

Dennis Davenport
Chair
Battelle Fine Arts Center
p/ 614.823.3138
e/ ddavenport@otterbein.edu

Nicholas Ross
Associate Chair
Battelle Fine Arts Center
p/ 614.823.1020
e/ nross@otterbein.edu

Conni Birri

Operations Manager
Battelle Fine Arts Center
p/ 614.823.1508
e/ cbirri@otterbein.edu

Claire Brock
Program Manager
Battelle Fine Arts Center
p/ 614.823.1504
e/ cbrock@otterbein.edu

Jennifer Markovich
Arts Counselor
102 W. College Ave, Westerville
p/ 614.823.1219 or
1.800.488.8144
e/ jmarkovich@otterbein.edu

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