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Faculty & Staff

BlackboardMore than 50 scholars, performers, and teachers form the faculty of the School of Music at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville.The faculty includes a performing specialist on all band and orchestral instruments as well as piano, voice, organ, harpsichord, and guitar. Specialists in the academic areas of Music Education, Musicology, Music Theory and Composition, Electronic Music, Music Technology, and Conducting round out this nationally recognized faculty. Faculty members are active performers and clinicians nationally and can be heard on a number of compact disc recordings.

Faculty - All

Faculty - Full-Time

Faculty - Adjunct

Faculty by Area



  • Angela Batey (DMA), Professor of Conducting, Associate Director for Graduate Studies, Director of Choral Activities
  • James Fellenbaum (MM), Associate Professor of Music, Director of Orchestras
  • Jaclyn Johnson (DMA), Lecturer/Associate Director of Choral Activities
  • Donald D. Ryder (DMA), Associate Professor of Music, Director of Bands
  • Gary Sousa (PhD), Professor of Conducting
  • Michael Stewart (PhD), Associate Director of Bands


Music Education




Studio Music & Jazz

  • Mark Boling (MM), Associate Professor of Jazz (guitar), Coordinator of the Jazz Program
  • Donald Brown, Associate Professor of Jazz Piano
  • Keith Brown (MM), Adjunct Associate Professor of Percussion
  • Jon Hamar (MM), Lecturer of Jazz & Classical Double Bass
  • Gregory Tardy, Assistant Professor of Jazz Saxophone
  • Vance Thompson (MM), Lecturer of Jazz Trumpet





  • Jeffrey Pappas (DMA), Director
  • Angela Batey (DMA), Professor of Conducting, Associate Director for Graduate Studies, Director of Choral Activities
  • Cathy Leach (DM), Professor of Trumpet, Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies


Music Library Staff


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    REMINDER: There are to be no Faculty or Guest artist recitals after Spring Break!


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