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A student has a trumpet lesson with Dr. Bruce Cox

Artistry in Action

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
Jose Carrion, MMus, adjunct instructor - double bass
Abigail Chetta, MMus, adjunct instructor - violin
Patrick Flynn, DMA, adjunct instructor - guitar
Rachel Hall, MMus, adjunct instructor - viola
Brandon Ironside, DMA, assistant professor - violin
Daria Janssen, DMA, adjunct instructor - cello
Paul Jantz, MA, adjunct instructor - trombone
Yuriy Leonovich, DMA, assistant professor - cello
Alan Lohr, MM, adjunct professor - handbell ensemble
Prentiss McDaniels, MM, adjunct instructor - clarinet & saxophone
Michael Moore, PhD, professor - orchestra
Joanna Mulfinger, MMus, adjunct instructor - violin & viola
Paul Overly, DMus, professor - low brass
Mary AlleyB Purtle, BS, adjunct instructor - oboe
Jeanette Schlimgen, MA, adjunct instructor - horn
Rob Schoolfield, EdS, adjunct instructor - percussion
Emily Waggoner, MMus, assistant professor - harp
Esther Waite, DMA, associate professor - flute

Department of Keyboard Studies

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

Department of Vocal Studies

Laura Brundage, MMus, assistant professor
David Parker, DMA, professor (dept head) 
Megan Stapleton, DMA, assistant professor
Jessica Usherwood, DMA, adjunct instructor

Department of Music Education

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

Department of Church Music

Fred Coleman, DPasTh, professor (dept head)
Faye Lopez, MA, associate professor

Department of Music Theory and Technology

Seth Custer, PhD, associate professor (dept head)
Ed Dunbar, DMA, adjunct instructor
Andrew Huish, MM, assistant professor
David Janssen, DMA, assistant professor
Faye Lopez, MA, associate professor
Joan Pinkston, MA, adjunct instructor
Ken Renfrow, PhD, professor

Department of Music History and Literature

Paul Overly, DA, professor (dept head)
Emily Waggoner, MMus, assistant professor