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A student has a trumpet lesson with Dr. Bruce Cox


The Lord has assembled a special faculty of highly qualified, Christ-focused musicians and artist-teachers at BJU. The faculty holds doctoral degrees from over a dozen different graduate schools and conservatories and are active performers, researchers, authors, and clinicians in their respective fields of specialization. 


Department of Instrumental Studies

Bruce Cox, DMA, professor (dept head) - trumpet
Timothy Bedard, MM, assistant professor - horn
Deanna Gardner, MMEd, adjunct instructor - handbell ensemble
Isaac Greene, DMA, assistant professor - guitar
Abigail Inafuku, MM, adjunct instructor - violin & viola
Brandon Ironside, DMA, associate professor - violin & viola
Paul Jantz, MA, adjunct instructor - trombone
Yuriy Leonovich, DMA, assistant professor - cello & bass
Prentiss McDaniels, MM, adjunct instructor - clarinet & saxophone
Michael Moore, PhD, professor - orchestra
Paul Overly, DM, professor - low brass
Mary AllyeB Purtle, BS, adjunct instructor - oboe
David Townsend, MM, assistant professor - percussion
Emily Waggoner, MM, associate professor - harp (division associate chair)
Esther Waite, DMA, professor - flute

Department of Keyboard Studies

Deanna Moore, DMA, professor (dept head)
Ruth Coleman, MA, adjunct instructor
Donna Crawford, MA, adjunct instructor
Ed Dunbar, DMA, adjunct instructor - organ
Christa Habegger, MM, adjunct collaborative pianist
Stephanie Huish, MM, adjunct instructor
Kristen Ironside, DMA, adjunct collaborative pianist
Dave Lehman, MM, adjunct instructor
Nathan MacAvoy, DMA, assistant professor
Ken Renfrow, PhD, professor
Lorri Turcios, EdD, associate professor

Department of Vocal Studies

Laura Brundage, MMus, assistant professor (dept head) 
David Parker, DMA, professor 
Megan Stapleton, DMA, assistant professor

Department of Music Education

Pattye Casarow, DMA, professor (dept head)
Timothy Bedard, MM, assistant professor
Andrew Huish, DMA, assistant professor
Michael Moore, PhD, professor (division chair)
Ken Renfrow, PhD, professor
David Townsend, MM, assistant professor
Lorri Turcios, EdD, associate professor

Department of Church Music

Fred Coleman, DPasTh, professor (dept head)
Ken Renfrow, PhD, professor

Department of Music Theory and Technology

Seth Custer, PhD, professor (dept head)
Timothy Bedard, MM, assistant professor
Ed Dunbar, DMA, adjunct instructor
Isaac Greene, DMA, assistant professor
Andrew Huish, DMA, assistant professor
Joan Pinkston, MA, adjunct instructor
Ken Renfrow, PhD, professor

Department of Music History and Literature

Paul Overly, DMus, professor (dept head)
Emily Waggoner, MM, associate professor (division associate chair)