Faculty and Staff

Administrative Staff
Meg Brennan, Program Manager, Phone: (313) 578-9718 / Email: brenn154@msu.edu
Jill Woodward, Director, Phone: (313) 578-9717 / Email: woodwa74@msu.edu

Faculty
Please direct faculty inquiries to (313) 578-9716 or cmsd@msu.edu

Strings
Leslie DeShazor
Natalie Frakes
Velda Kelly
Yuri Popowycz

Woodwinds
Jessica Clements, oboe
Theresa Jenkins, clarinet
De'Sean Jones, saxophone
Steve Wood, flute & saxophone

Brass
Anthony Buccilli, brass
Kenneth Gill, brass
Perry Holmes, trumpet

Percussion
Tia Harvey
Jason Gaddis
Dewayne McAllister
Darren Stafford

Piano
Jonathan Dixon
Suai Kee
Duncan McMillan
William Schulte

Guitar & Bass
Michael Bryce, guitar
Sam Harris, guitar and bass

Ukelele
Jennie Knaggs

Vocal Music
Jennie Knaggs

Gospel Choir
Jessica Clements, Director
Jason Smith, Accompanist

Band Ensembles
Dewayne McAllister, MSU Detroit Youth Band, Director; MSU Detroit Community Band
Carl Stone, MSU Detroit Jazz Band, Director; MSU Detroit Community Band

Theory
Tia Harvey
Carl Stone

Early Childhood Music
Christie Lower

Pre-Aspiring Musicians
Michael Bryce

Spartan Youth Jazz
Cory Allen, guitar
Rayse Biggs, trumpet
Anthony Buccilli, trombone
Sean Dobbins, Director, percussion
Marion Gardner-Hayden, bass
Scott Gwinnell, piano
Steve Wood, woodwinds

Music & Movement Therapy
Karen Barsy, Dance Therapist
Jody Conradi-Stark, Music Therapy Site Director
Blythe Filar, Music Therapist
Anarosa Mendoza-King, Music Therapist

Verses: Exploring Literacy through Lyrics and Song
Jonathan Dixon, Keys, Songwriting, Music Production
Suai Kee, Songwriting, Vocals, Keys
Jennie Knaggs, Songwriting, Guitar, Vocals
William Langford, Poet-in-Residence, Language Arts
Alex White, percussion, Music Production