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Meet Our Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

The Saint Xavier University Department of Music offers quality music programs, grounded in the liberal arts tradition, which prepare music students for careers in the field of music. The Music Department faculty provide an enriched, supportive learning environment that promotes the attainment of knowledge and artistic expression within a broad cultural context.

Please take a moment to meet our talented faculty.

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Amy Barwan

Oboe

  • B.M., DePaul University, Music Education and Oboe Performance
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Brett Baxter

Percussion

  • M.A., Northwestern University, Percussion Performance and Literature
  • B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, Percussion Performance
Jan Bickel

Jan Bickel 

Vocal Faculty Emerita 

  • DMA, American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Vocal Performance
  • M.M., Chicago Conservatory of Music, Vocal Performance
  • B.A., St. Mary's College at Notre Dame, Music
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Heather Carlasare

Violin and Viola

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Pablo Chin

Theory

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Irene Claude

Flute

  • M.M., DePaul University
  • BMA, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
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Greg Coutts

Director of Theoretical Studies

Music Department Chair

  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, Evanston, Music Theory 
  • M.M., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Music Theory/Composition and Vocal Performance
  • B.A., West Liberty State University, Music Education
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Regina Garrity

Irish Music

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Bryan Guarnuccio

Aural Skills

  • DMA, Michigan State University
  • M.M., Bowling Green State University, Music Theory and Flute Performance
  • B.M., Ball State University, Flute Performance
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Laura Kempa Bogan

Director of Choral Activities

  • M.M., Boston University, Choral Conducting
  • B.M., University of Michigan, Choral Music Education
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Monica Kropidlowski

Piano

  • M.M., Northwestern University, Piano Performance 
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Patricia Lee

Director of Keyboard Studies

  • M.M., DePaul University, Chicago, Piano Performance
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Emily Mantell

Cello

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Erin Matonte

Applied Voice

  • B.M., Evangel University, Vocal Performance
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Stacy McMichael

String Bass

 

Tom McNichols

Applied Voice

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Drew Pattison

Bassoon

  • M.M., DePaul University, Bassoon
  • B.A., Oberlin Conservatory, Bassoon
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Lara Regan

Clarinet and Saxophone

  • M.M., Northwestern University, Saxophone Performance
  • B.A., Saint Xavier University, Music Education and Saxophone Performance 
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Shawn Salmon

Director of Jazz Studies, Guitar

  • D.A., Ball State University, Guitar Performance and Composition
  • M.M., DePaul University, Jazz Studies
  • B.A., Eastern Illinois University, Jazz Studies
Dan Sartori

Dan Sartori

Low Brass

  • M.M., Indiana University, Trombone Performance
  • B.M., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Music Education
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Daniel Surma

Piano

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Joshua Thompson

Director of Instrumental Activities, Trumpet

  • D.M.A., University of Iowa 
  • B.M., Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Instrumental Performance and Music Education
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Paulette Velazquez

Horn

  • M.M., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Horn Performance
  • B.M., University of Illinois, Horn Performance