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SMTD Welcomes New Faculty


The fall semester at SMTD brings eight new faculty members--including five to Theatre & Drama and two to Music Theory--and two visiting professors, as well as 13 new lecturers.  The new faculty members are:

  • Daniel Cantor, associate professor, Department of Theatre & Drama
  • Clare Croft, assistant professor, Department of Dance (previously associate professor of dance)
  • Gillian Eaton, clinical assistant professor, Department of Theatre & Drama (previously lecturer of theatre & drama)
  • Christopher Lees, assistant professor, Department of Conducting (previously lecturer of music and associate director of orchestras)
  • Ashley Lucas, associate professor, Department of Theatre & Drama and the Residential College, and director of Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP)

Coming to SMTD as visiting professors for 2013-14 are Mark Norman, who joins the Department of Conducting and Karl Schrock, who will teach in the Department of Organ.

New lecturers joining the faculty this semester are:

  • David Biedenbender, UARTS
  • Andrea Brown, Department of Conducting
  • Alison DeSimone, Department of Musicology
  • Dexter Edge, Department of Musicology (MUSA)
  • Rebecca Fulop, Department of Musicology
  • Rachel Garcia, Department of Dance
  • Jillian Hopper, Department of Dance
  • Sean Hoskins, Department of Dance
  • Yeonjin Kim, Department of Strings
  • Randy Napoleon, Department of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation
  • David Requiro, Department of Strings
  • Yoonshin Song, Department of Strings
  • Eric Wojahn, Department of Performing Arts Technology



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