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Administrative Staff

Dr. Stuart Benkert - Department Head, Performing Arts

Dr. Kenyon Wilson - Interim Division Chair

Jordan Hicks - Administrative Assistant

Ann Laster - Administrative Specialist

Instrumental Faculty

Ensemble Directors

Dr. Craig Davis - Director of Bands/Director of Wind Ensemble

 Dr. Erika Schafer - Assistant Director of Bands,  Director of Jazz Band

 Prof. Sandy Morris - Director, UTC Symphony Orchestra


Flute - Dr. Ronda Ford

Oboe - Prof. Linda Pennebaker

Clarinet - Dr. Nikolasa Tejero

Bassoon - Prof. Staci Spring

Saxophone - Prof. Clint Schmitt

Trumpet - Dr. Erika Schafer

Horn - Dr. Jocelyn Sanders

Low Brass - Dr. Kenyon Wilson

Percussion - Dr. Monte Coulter


Violin/Viola - Dr. Josh Holritz

Cello - Prof. Suzanne Sims

Bass - Dr. Eric Hanson


Prof. Stephen Brannen


Dr. Lynn Worcester Jones - Keyboard Area Coordinator

Prof. Jenny Parker

Prof. Janet Sump

Prof. David Walters - Jazz Piano

Vocal Faculty

Ensemble Directors

Dr. Kevin Ford - Director of Chattanooga Singers and Chamber Singers

Dr. Alison Allerton - Women's Chorale and Men's Choir

Studio Teachers

Prof. Jan Cochrane

Dr. Rebecca St. Goar

Prof. Perry Ward

Music Education

Dr. Lee Harris - Music Education Coordinator

Prof. Alison Allerton - Choral Music Education

Music Performance

Dr. Nikolasa Tejero - Instrumental Performance Advisor

Dr. Rebecca St. Goar - Vocal Performance Advisor 

Music Theory/Composition

Dr. Jonathan McNair - Head of Theory/Composition, Advisor 

Dr. Nikolasa Tejero

Dr. Kenyon Wilson

Music Therapy

Prof. Katherine Goforth Elverd - Director of Music Therapy


Music Literature

Dr. Eric Hanson - Music History

Prof. Stephen Brannen - Introduction to Music

Dr. Jocelyn Sanders - Introduction to Music, America's Musical Heritage

Dr. Monte Coulter -  Musics of the World

Prof. Clint Schmitt - Survey of Jazz