Music Faculty

Associate Professor Rodney Caldwell is director of choral activities and holds the Cyril M. Stretansky Distinguished Professorship Chair in Choral Music. His D.M.A. in conducting is from the University of Arizona.

Associate Professor Kimberly Councill holds a Ph.D. in music education from the Ohio State University. A former public school music educator, she is the coordinator of music education, supervises student teaching and teaches music education methods courses.

Associate Professor Gail Levinsky holds a D.M. from Northwestern University. She teaches applied studies in saxophone, woodwind methods and instrumental methods.

Associate Professor Patrick Long, department head, holds a D.M.A. from the Eastman School of Music. He teaches composition, music theory and music technology.

Associate Professor Valerie Martin, dean of the School of Arts, Humanities and Communications, holds a D.M.A. from the University of Alabama. Her specialty is wind conducting.

Associate Professor David Steinau holds a D.M.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He directs the Opera Studio and teaches voice, vocal literature and 20th century theory.

Associate Professor Nina Tober holds a D.M.A. from Claremont Graduate University. A concert performer and past winner of the Metropolitan Opera auditions, she teaches voice, diction and vocal pedagogy.

Associate Professor Jennifer Sacher Wiley holds a D.M.A. from the University of Minnesota. She teaches violin, violin pedagogy, music fundamentals and string methods, and is director of the Susquehanna University Orchestra.

Assistant Professor Joshua Davis holds a D.M.A. in composition from the University of Maryland. He teaches double bass, improvisation and jazz history and directs the jazz ensemble.

Assistant Professor Eric Hinton holds a Ph.D. from the Birmingham Conservatoire, U.K. He conducts the Symphonic Band and Stadium Band, and teaches trumpet, instrumental conducting and brass instrument pedagogy.

Assistant Professor Marcos Krieger holds a D.M.A. from the University of Nebraska. He teaches organ, harpsichord, music history and ear training.

Assistant Professor Naomi Niskala holds a D.M.A. from Stony Brook University and an Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music. She teaches applied and collaborative piano and theory courses.

Lecturer in Music Chi-Chen Wu holds a D.M.A. in collaborative piano from New England Conservatory. She is the department's staff accompanist and also teaches collaborative piano and piano studio.

Part-time Faculty. Professional musicians from throughout the region are hired to teach lessons and classes. Studio faculty are announced on a semester-by-semester basis in registration schedules.