Saint Xavier University Department of Music

Meet Our Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

The Saint Xavier University Music Department offers quality music programs, grounded in the liberal arts tradition, which prepare music students for careers in the field of music. Please take a moment to meet our talented faculty.

barwan
Email: barwan@sxu.edu

Amy Barwan
Oboe

  • B.M., DePaul University, Music Education and Oboe Performance
baxter
Email: baxter@sxu.edu

Brett Baxter
Percussion

  • M.A., Northwestern University, Percussion Performance and Literature
  • B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, Percussion Performance
Jan Bickel
Email: bickel@sxu.edu

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
carlasare
Email: carlasare@sxu.edu

Heather Carlasare
Violin and Viola

chin
Email: chin@sxu.edu

Pablo Chin
Theory

claude
Email: claude@sxu.edu

Irene Claude
Flute

  • M.M., DePaul University
  • BMA, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
coutts
Office: WAC G-102B
Phone: 773-298-3424
Email: coutts@sxu.edu

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
garrity
Email: garrity@sxu.edu

Regina Garrity
Irish Music

guarnuccio
Email: guarnuccio@sxu.edu

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
bogan
Office: WAC G-108
Phone: 773-298-3425
Email: bogan@sxu.edu

Laura Kempa Bogan
Director of Choral Activities

  • M.M., Boston University, Choral Conducting
  • B.M., University of Michigan, Choral Music Education
kropidlowski
Email: kropidlowski@sxu.edu

Monica Kropidlowski
Piano

  • M.M., Northwestern University, Piano Performance
lee
Office: WAC G-110
Phone: 773-298-3426
Email: plee@sxu.edu

Patricia Lee
Director of Keyboard Studies

  • M.M., DePaul University, Chicago, Piano Performance
mantell
Email: mantell@sxu.edu

Emily Mantell
Cello

matonte
Email: matonte@sxu.edu

Erin Matonte
Applied Voice

  • B.M., Evangel University, Vocal Performance
mcmichael
Email: mcmichael@sxu.edu

Stacy McMichael
String Bass

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Email: tmcnichols@sxu.edu

Tom McNichols
Applied Voice

pattinson
Email: pattison@sxu.edu

Drew Pattison
Bassoon

  • M.M., DePaul University, Bassoon
  • B.A., Oberlin Conservatory, Bassoon
regan
Email: regan@sxu.edu

Lara Regan
Clarinet and Saxophone

  • M.M., Northwestern University, Saxophone Performance
  • B.A., Saint Xavier University, Music Education and Saxophone Performance 
salmon
Office: WAC G-114
Phone: 773-298-3420
Email: salmon@sxu.edu

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
Email: sartori@sxu.edu

Dan Sartori
Low Brass

  • M.M., Indiana University, Trombone Performance
  • B.M., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Music Education
surma
Email: surma@sxu.edu

Daniel Surma
Piano

thompson
Office: WAC G-106
Phone: 773-298-3422
Email: jkthompson@sxu.edu

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
valazquez
Email: pvelazquez@sxu.edu

Paulette Velazquez
Horn

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