Faculty and Staff

Administrative Staff
General Office Phone: (313) 578-9716
Kristopher Johnson, Director, Phone: (313) 578-9717 / Email: john1678@msu.edu
Paola M. Smith, Assistant Director, Phone: (313) 578-9719 / Email: smithpao@msu.edu
Jonathan Klar, Program Manager, Phone: (313) 578-9718 / Email: klarjona@msu.edu
Keir Lee, Program Manager, Phone: (313) 578-9716 / Email: leekeir@msu.edu
 
Please direct faculty inquiries to (313) 578-9716 or cmsd@msu.edu
 
Strings
Daniel DeRose
Nensi Bakiu
Peter Whorf
Jessica Lipon
 
Woodwinds
Felipe Pedro Villas Boas, flute
Steve Wood, flute & saxophone
Tiago Carvalhoesilva, clarinet
 
High and Low Brass
Joel Perez, trombone
David Rajewski, trumpet
 
Percussion
Dewayne McAllister
Michael Reed
 
Piano
Jonathan Dixon
Alina Morr
Mark McGruder
 
Guitar & Bass
Shannon Barnes, guitar
Sasha Kahashperko, guitar
 
Ukelele
Shannon Barnes
 
Vocal Music
Trish Shandor
Megan Carnevale
 
Band Ensembles
Tyson Haynes, MSU Detroit Youth Concert Band
Dewayne McAllister, MSU Detroit Community Band
Carl Stone, MSU Detroit Community Jazz Band
Mark Croft, Jazz Combo
 
Music Theory
Tyson Haynes
Carl Stone
 
Early Childhood Music
Dr. Karen Salvador, EC Program Director
Christie Lower

Musical Foundations
Megan Carnevale
 
Spartan Youth Jazz
Rodney Whitaker, Artistic Director
Nathan Borton, guitar
Tim Blackmon, trumpet
Christopher Glassman, trombone
Marion Gardner-Hayden, bass
Scott Gwinnell, piano & composition
Athena Johnson, voice
Steve Wood, woodwinds
Michael Reed, percussion
 
Music & Movement Therapy
Jody Conradi-Stark, Music Therapy Site Director
Erica Cyrul, Music Therapist
Rita Douglas, Music Therapist
 
Verses: Exploring Literacy through Lyrics & Song
Jared Milburn
Jonathan Dixon
Shannon Barnes