Dr. Stephanie Beinlich

Title: Instructor of Music, Voice

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 206
Phone: 575.562.2461
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Education

  • D.M.A., Vocal Performance, University of South Carolina (2015)
  • M.M., Vocal Performance, University of South Caroline (2011)
  • B.M., Music Education, Western Michigan University (2007)

Bio

Stephanie Beinlich, a native of Marquette, Michigan, is a versatile soprano who is experienced both onstage and behind the scenes. Recent solo engagements include Goodalls Eternal Light, Rutters Requiem, Golijovs How Slow the Wind, Dvoraks Te Deum, Mozarts Requiem, Mendelssohns Hear My Prayer, Zelters Kantata auf den Tod Friedrichs, Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio, Handels Messiah, Derrs I Never Saw Another Butterfly, and Reichs Music for 18 Musicians. In 2011, Dr. Beinlich studied at the Professional Choral Institute with Seraphic Fire, where she sang on their Grammy-nominated recording of Brahms Ein deutches Requiem. Other recent recordings include Beneath the Ice, the debut album of composer George Fetner. Onstage, she has been seen as Cunegonde in Candide, Franca in The Light in the Piazza and as the title role in Cendrillon, all with Opera at USC, where she completed her DMA in Voice Performance. For the 2017-2018 season, Dr. Beinlich looks forward to continued collaborations with pianist Keith Teepen and performing Esenvalds Passion and Resurrection with Sam Houston State University.

Dr. Beinlich holds degrees in voice and pedagogy from Western Michigan University and the University of South Carolina. Her students have regularly placed at both State and Regional NATS competitions, as well as campus-wide competitions. She has recently joined the voice faculty of Eastern New Mexico University and has previously taught at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Newberry College and the University of North Dakota.

Dr. Tracy Carr

Title: Professor of Music

Office Location: Music Building (MB ), Room 205
Phone: 575.562.2681
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Education

  • D.M.A., Music, University of Southern California (1994)
  • M.M., Music, Miami University (1990)
  • B.M./B.M.E., Music, University of Rhode Island (1987)

Bio

Oboist Dr. Tracy Carr, a founding member of Trio Encantada, is active as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, clinician, and adjudicator. Tracys past orchestral experience includes the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the RI Civic Chorale and Orchestra, the New England Philharmonic, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony, and the Rome Festival Orchestra. She currently performs with the Roswell (NM) Symphony, the Southwest Symphony (Hobbs, NM), the Amarillo Chamber Music Association, and joined the Eisenstadt Choral and Orchestral Festival Eisenstadt, Austria, summer 2007. Her performance and presentation venues include the International Double Reed Society International Conference, the College Music Society International Conference, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Conference, and the Hawaii International Arts and Humanities Conference among others. She has also presented recitals and masterclasses at Texas Tech University, West Texas A & M University, Abilene Christian University, Hardin Simmons University, the University of Texas Brownsville, the University of Southern California, Chapman University, Chicago State University, and the Sichuan Conservatory of China.

Her articles on performance, pedagogy, and mentoring have been published in the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI) Journal, the International Double Reed Society (IDRS) Journal, The New Mexico Musician, and The Instrumentalist magazine. She has also authored and co authored two book chapters.

Dr. Tracy Carr is Professor of Double Reeds and Music History at Eastern New Mexico University, President of the College Music Society Rocky Mountain Chapter, New Mexico State Chairperson for National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, and has served on the faculty of the Grumo International Music Festival, Tesero, Italy.

Research Interests

Music Performance (Solo, Chamber, & Orchestral)

Music Education & Research

Baroque Performance Practice

Music History

Mentoring and Leadership

Dr. Mark Dal Porto

Title: Professor of Music

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 201
Phone: 575.562.2271
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Education

  • D.M.A., Composition, University of Texas-Austin (1985)
  • M.A., Theory/Composition, California State University-Sacramento (1981)
  • B.A., Piano Performance, California State University-Sacramento (1978)

Bio

Dr. Mark Dal Porto has had his works performed by such ensembles as the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiev Chamber Choir, Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Kuhn Choir of Prague, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Texas Christian University Symphony Orchestra, Kronos String Quartet, Boston Metro Opera, Vanguard Voices and Brass (Dearborn, Michigan), Wichita Falls (Texas) Chamber Orchestra, and many University Wind Ensembles. His recorded works available on CD include Galactica for Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Song of Eternity for Orchestra, Song of the Night for Oboe, Voice and Piano, Spring, the Sweet Spring for Mixed Choir and Piano, and When Your Song Rang Out to Me for Mixed Choir and Piano. His many commissions include those from the Orchestra of Southern Utah, the College Orchestra Directors Association, the Santa Fe Community Orchestra, and the Pemigewasset Choral Society of New Hampshire.

Dal Porto serves on the faculty of Eastern New Mexico University as professor of music and coordinator of Music Theory and Composition and can be seen as a frequent guest composer and conductor. A former student of Donald Grantham, Dal Porto received degrees from California State University, Sacramento (B.A. Piano Performance, M.A. Theory/Composition), and the University of Texas at Austin (D.M.A. Composition). His past teaching assignments have included serving on the faculty at Texas State University, Northern State University, and Texas Womans University.

In 2015, Dal Porto was awarded certificates of excellence in band, choral, and orchestral composition from The American Prize organization. He was also awarded first prize (from over 140 entries from around the world) in the CODA (College Orchestra Directors Association) 2013 International Composition Contest for his orchestral work Song of Eternity.

Dr. Gregory Gallagher

Title: Assistant Professor of Music

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 207
Phone: 575.562.2561
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Education

  • D.M.A., Vocal Performance, Louisiana State University (2016)
  • M.M., Vocal Performance, Louisiana State University (2013)
  • B.M., Vocal Performance, Cedarville University (2011)

Bio

Dr. Gregory Gallagher has been advocated as one of the finest young singers and is recognized for his excellent ear and cognizance of the intricacies of foreign languages to create moving performances with his talented tenor instrument. Dr. Gallagher's voice combines a "beautiful instrument, which is facile, wide-ranged, and capable of good dynamic command, with fine musicianship and an appealing musicality. He uses his beautiful voice to display the deepest sensitivity and understanding of text as well as to demonstrate his superb musicianship."

Dr. Gallagher has appeared on the operatic stage as Lindoro (L'Italiana in Algeri), Beadle (Sweeney Todd), Myslivecek (Hlas lesa), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), St. Brioche (The Merry Widow), Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte), Fenton (Falstaff), Peter Quint (The Turn of the Screw), Lysander (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), the Podesta (La finta giardiniera), and Kaspar (Amahl and the Night Visitors). Dr. Gallagher has sung with numerous opera companies including Oberlin in Italy, BASOTI, LSU Opera, and Dayton Opera.

Dr. Gallagher made his LSU Opera mainstage debut in the role of Peter Quint from Britten's The Turn of the Screw, which he has reprised numerous times. His performance in the ghostly role merited such praise as, "a revelation: his voice soared as he savagely embodied this role. He was one of the most spine-chilling Quints I have ever seen... he commands the stage with a hefty saunter and evilness."

In addition to his operatic performances, Dr. Gallagher has performed as a soloist, including works such as Requiem (W.A. Mozart), Elijah (F.Mendelssohn), Messiah (G. F. Handel), and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy. In the spring of 2016, he performed the Tenor Solo in Herbert Howell's Hymnus Paradisi at the Southern ACDA Convention with the Chattanooga Symphony, under the direction of esteemed conductor David Hill, director of the BBC Singers. In the fall of 2016, he performed a world premiere of Touching the Infinite Sky by renowned composer, Gwyneth Walker. In 2017, Dr. Gallagher was awarded first place at the Vocal Artistry competition and received the VA Wall Award. He is also a recent recipient of an Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions.

Dr. Gallagher completed his Bachelor of Music at Cedarville University, his Master of Music at Louisiana State University, and his Doctorate of Musical Arts at Louisiana State University.

Albutt Gardner III

Title: Lecturer of Music

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 115
Phone: 575.562.2377
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Spencer Hartman

Title: Lecturer of Music

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 100
Phone: 575.562.2377
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Education

  • Ph.D., Flute Performance, Texas Tech University, 2019
  • M.M., Flute Performance/Pedagogy, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2016
  • B.F.A., Music Performance, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2014

Bio

Spencer Hartman is currently serving as Lecturer of Music in Flute at Eastern New Mexico University and is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Flute Performance at Texas Tech University. Spencer also serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the flute studio of Dr. Lisa Garner Santa he performs with the Lubbock Symphony Educational Outreach Woodwind Quintet and the Texas Tech Graduate Woodwind Quintet.

Hartman has earned a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance and Pedagogy from Memorial University of Newfoundland under the tutelage of Dr. Michelle Cheramy and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Performance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he studied with Dr. Therese Wacker. In addition, Spencer has received influential mentorship from Carol Wincenc and Gretchen Pusch.

Spencer is also an accomplished pianist who has performed extensively with vocalists, choirs, in large-scale opera and music theater productions and as a collaborative artist for professional and student recitals. Spencer has performed in masterclasses of Christina Jennings and Brett Deubner.

Ian Hewetson

Title: Lecturer of Music

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 115
Phone: 575.562.2377
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Education

  • M.M., Music Performance and Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2016)
  • B.M., Music Performance, Capital University (2014)

Bio

Ian Hewetson is Instructor of Horn at Eastern New Mexico University where he teaches applied horn. He has performed with various orchestras in Texas, Illinois, and Ohio. Some of these orchestras include: the Lubbock Symphony, TX, Sinfonia da Camera, IL, the Champaign Urbana Symphony, IL, the Central Ohio Symphony,OH, and the Westerville Symphony, OH. Ian also enjoys performing in musical productions. Ian has served as principal horn for various productions around the Lubbock area including Lubbock Moonlight Musicals production of The Phantom of the Opera starring David Gaschen, and most recently, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. In addition to this, in the spring of 2018, Ian won the Texas Tech University Concerto Competition.

As an educator, Ian enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities. He frequently works with beginning students, as well as high school students throughout the Lubbock and surrounding areas. Ian also often receives clinician requests for horn clinics for both concert and marching bands.

Ian graduated with his Bachelors degree in Music performance from Capital University and his Masters degree in Music Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate degree in Musical arts at Texas Tech University. His principal teachers include Kimberly McCann, Bernard Scully, and Christopher M. Smith.

Dr. Bruce Keeling

Title: Lecturer of Music

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 115
Phone: 575.562.2377
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Dr. John Olsen

Title: Professor of Music

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 102
Phone: 575.562.2734
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Education

  • D.M.A., Piano Performance, University of Southern California (1982)
  • M.M., Piano Performance, The Manhattan School of Music (1973)
  • B.M., Piano Performance, Hartt College of Music-University of Hartford (1971)

Bio

John Olsen, Professor of Piano at Eastern New Mexico University, has had a long and distinguished career as a performer and teacher. A native of New York, he began piano studies at an early age under the great American virtuoso Daniel Pollack. At this time he won the prestigious Tushinsky award of the Young Musicians Foundation.

After finishing his Bachelor

Cheryl Pachak-Brooks

Title: Instructor of Music, Piano

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 208
Phone: 575.562.2771
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Education

  • M.M., Piano Performance & Pedagogy, Eastern New Mexico University (1982)
  • B.S., Piano Performance & Pedagogy, University of Southern Colorado (1980)

Bio

Cheryl Pachak-Brooks, NCTM, (Nationally Certified Teacher of Music) has served on the faculty at Eastern New Mexico University for over 30 years. Ms. Pachak-Brooks also serves as coordinator for the ENMU Freshman Seminar/Learning Communities program. In addition to teaching studio and class piano, she also teaches Freshman Seminar. She is active as an accompanist for faculty and student recitals. She has adjudicated many festivals and competitions in New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado.

She holds a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from Colorado State University, Pueblo and a master of music degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Eastern New Mexico University.

Ms. Pachak Brooks is very active in Music Teachers National Association and the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico. She has served as chair of the MTNA National Certification Commission, Secretary Treasurer, Southwest Division Director, Southwest Division President, and has served on other special committees including the planning committee for the 2014 national conference. At the state level she has served as President, Vice President, Newsletter Editor, Collegiate Chapter Chair, Convention Co chair as well as other positions.

Ms. Pachak-Brooks recieved the ENMU Presidential Award for Excellence in Service in 2016. She was selected as the 2005 Teacher of the Year by the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico and was named an MTNA Foundation Fellow in 2011. She is also a member of Pi Kappa Lambda and an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi.

Dr. Jason Paulk

Title: Professor of Music; Director of Choral Activities

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 235
Phone: 575.562.2798
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Education

  • D.M.A., Choral Conducting, University of Oklahoma (2005)
  • M.M., Choral Conducting and Music Education, Westminster Choir College (1999)
  • B.M.E., Choral Music Education, Stetson University (1997)

Bio

Dr. Jason Paulk is Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM, where he conducts the University Singers, Chamber Singers, and Swanee Singers ensembles, and teaches beginning and advanced conducting, in addition to choral methods courses. He was honored with the 2013 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching at ENMU. Jason's degrees include a DMA from the University of Oklahoma, MM in Conducting and MM in Music Education from Westminster Choir College, and BME from Stetson University. Jason taught at Deltona High School in Deltona, FL, prior to attending the University of Oklahoma on a University Fellowship.

Choirs under Jason's direction have performed at state music conventions in Florida and New Mexico under the auspices of the National Association for Music Education and for the 2009 National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association. Eastern New Mexico University choirs have performed four world premieres of significant choral compositions, prepared and performed numerous major works for orchestral performance, and performed for audiences throughout the United States, Europe, and China; in May of 2013, 95 ENMU students and alumni performed throughout Italy in performances at St. Mark's (Venice), St. Peter's (Rome) and in Florence. Jason maintains a busy guest conducting schedule, having conducted recent festivals in Florida, Kentucky, New York, Texas, Mississippi, and New Mexico.

Professional service occupies a great deal of Jason's schedule, including positions with the following organizations: Editor of the Student Times monthly column in the Choral Journal of the American Choral Directors Association; Editorial Board Member for the Choral Journal of the American Choral Directors Association; Advisory Board Member for NAfME's Music Educators Journal and Teaching Music; and Chair of Collegiate Repertoire and Standards for the Southwestern American Choral Directors Association.

Jason remains very active as a scholar, having published approximately fifteen articles in the last seven years. Last year, he wrote a book chapter (in collaboration with Kayla Paulk and Jason Vest) in Nova Publishing's "The Nurturing of Talent, Skills, and Abilities," discussing the development of vocal talent in the choral rehearsal. Hal Leonard will publish a new book by Dr. Paulk and Dr. Ryan Kelly in the fall of 2016 entitled Messiah: Warm-ups for Successful Performance.

Kayla Paulk

Title: Vocal Coach, Collaborative Piano

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 204
Phone: 575.562.2571
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Education

  • M.M./M.M.E., Accompanying and Piano Pedagogy, The Florida State University (1992)
  • B.M.E., Piano, Stetson University (1990)

Bio

Kayla Paulk is Vocal Coach and Accompanist at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU), where she coaches voice students and accompanies three university choral ensembles, as well as student, faculty, and guest artist recitals. Prior to coming to ENMU, she was a full-time accompanist and coach at the University of Oklahoma (2002-2005) and Director of Accompanying at Stetson University (1992-2002).

Ms. Paulk received a Bachelor of Music Education degree in piano from Stetson University (1990) and a Master of Music degree in Accompanying and Piano Pedagogy and a Master of Music Education from The Florida State University (1992). Piano teachers who have made a difference in her life are Sharon Walker, Mary Lou Krosnick, Eugene Hudson, Michael Rickman, Karyl Louwenaar and Carolyn Bridger.

Equally adept at both vocal and instrumental accompanying, Ms. Paulk has collaborated with many of the finest musicians of our time. Her work with operatic singers and stage directors includes master classes with Marilyn Horne, Sherrill Milnes, Tito Capobianco, Fabrizio Melano, Jennifer Larmore, Martina Arroyo, Marquita Lister, Leona Mitchell and Maria Spacagna. Of the numerous instrumentalists she has collaborated with in recital, most notable are oboist Wayne Rapier, tubist John Griffiths, bass trombonist Jonathan Warburton, pianist Charles Wadsworth and trumpeters Fred Mills, Bob Birch, and Moffatt Williams. As a choral accompanist, she has accompanied choirs in Carnegie Hall (five performances), China, Newfoundland, Norway and throughout Europe, spending two seasons as accompanist for the renowned Santa Fe Desert Chorale (organist for the 2003 Journeys of the Spirit CD). Ms. Paulk spent a decade as a vocal coach and accompanist for Sherrill Milnes' summer opera workshop, VOICExperience!, and was National and Open-Call Auditions Pianist for Walt Disney World Entertainment for many years.

Ms. Paulk's most recent scholarly and artistic endeavors include Bach to Bix, a CD collaboration with tubist Ted Cox; The French Connection, a CD collaboration with hornist Eldon Matlick; an 80-accompaniment CD companion to Roberto Mancusi's recently published textbook, Voice for Non-Majors; and ENMU Choirs' Fall 2016 CD release, What Sweeter Music. Academic presentations she has made include Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico Annual Conference (2011), Rocky Mountain CMS Conference (2012), National NAfME Conference (2014), SWACDA Conference (2015) and National ACDA (2016).

Research Interests

Collaborative Piano

Music Education

Choral Music

Piano

Voice

Neil Rutland

Title: Instructor of Music, Music Technology, Percussion

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 106
Phone: 575.562.2372
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Education

  • M.M.E., Music Education, University of North Texas (1985)
  • B.S., Music Education, Tennessee Tech (1977)

Jennifer Salomon

Title: Administrative Assistant

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 115
Phone: 575.562.2377
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Education

  • B.S., Communication: Public Relations, Eastern New Mexico University (2017)

Dr. Richard Schwartz

Title: Associate Professor of Music

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 203
Phone: 575.562.2471
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Vitae: Vitae
Website: raschwartz.wix.com/richardschwartz#!

Education

  • D.M.A., Music Performance, Boston University (2010)
  • M.M., Music Performance, University of Michigan (1997)
  • B.M., Music Education, Temple University (1994)

Bio

Grammy considered saxophonist Dr. Richard A. Schwartz has commissioned and or premiered nearly thirty new works for saxophone, performed for regional, national and international events in North and South America and Europe and is the grand prize winner of the 1997 International Henri Mancini Institute Concerto Competition and recipient of the 2010 Southeastern Louisiana University Presidents Award for Excellence in Artistic Activity. After performing the Boston premiere of Jan Curtis Transformations for voice, piano, and alto saxophone in Jordan Hall, The Boston Globe declared, Richard Schwartz displayed extraordinary talent on the saxophone, sympathetically mirroring the voice and contributing his own improvisatory imagination.

Awarded three United States patents, Schwartz founded the music publication company SilverKeyMusic.com authoring the internationally recognized intonation tool The Tuning C.D. and many instructional guides in music education.

Research Interests

Faculty research interests include saxophone performance and pedagogy, jazz ensemble pedagogy, jazz history, jazz improvisation, jazz composition, musical intonation, advanced woodwind techniques including multi-phonics, circular breathing, double-tonguing, the altissimo register, and more, entrepreneurialism in music, sight-reading techniques, recruitment techniques and more.

Dustin Seifert

Title: Chair, Department of Music; Low Brass; Director of Bands

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 115A
Phone: 575.562.2377
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Vitae: Vitae
Website: enmu.edu/bands

Education

  • M.M.Ed., Instrumental Conducting, University of Illinois (1998)
  • B.M.Ed., Music Education, The University of Akron (1996)

Bio

Dustin D. Seifert, a native of Lancaster, Ohio, is Chair of the Department of Music and Director of Bands at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU). Mr. Seifert received the B.M.Ed., summa cum laude, from The University of Akron and the M.M.Ed. with an emphasis in instrumental conducting from the University of Illinois where he was the recipient of the Guy M. Duker Award. His mentors include Richard L. Cass, Michael R. Golemo, Robert D. Jorgensen, Tucker R. Jolly, James F. Keene, Gary E. Smith, Mark E. Moore, and Deborah A. Confredo.

In addition to his administrative duties as Chair of the Department of Music, Mr. Seifert is also responsible for the operation and organization of a comprehensive undergraduate instrumental program. Dustin conducts the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Greyhound Sound Marching Band, and teaches applied euphonium and tuba. Mr. Seifert leads courses in low brass teaching techniques, techniques of marching band, band and wind ensemble history and repertoire, secondary instrumental methods, and beginning and advanced conducting. The ENMU Bands offer several important outreach events annually including the Green and Silver Classic Marching Band Festival, Hound For A Day marching band immersion event for high school students, and the ENMU Band Director Workshop - "The New Mexico Thing".

Widely honored as a Music Educator and conductor, Mr. Seifert received the "Spirit of Eastern Award" in 2004 acknowledging outstanding contributions, dedication and loyalty to ENMU over a sustained period. He was the 2005 recipient of ENMU's Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dustin has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus in Music Education by The University of Akron School of Music and as Music Educator of the Year by the New Mexico Music Educators Association.

For the complete BIO please go to enmu.edu/DustinSeifertBio.

Research Interests

Instrumental Conducting

Wind Ensemble and Band Repertoire

Marching Band Techniques

Instrumental Music Education

Low Brass Pedagogy

Music Administration

Dr. Travis Sherwood

Title: Assistant Professor of Music; Vocal Area Coordinator

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 202
Phone: 575.562.2371
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Vitae: Vitae

Education

  • D.M.A., Vocal Arts and Opera, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music (2013)
  • M.M., Vocal Arts and Opera, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music (2010)
  • B.M., Voice Performance and Music Education, Westminster Choir College of Rider University (2007)

Bio

American Baritone, Travis Sherwood, has received praise for his powerful voice and emotionally poignant performances around the world, as an opera singer, concert artist, recitalist, and actor, performing a wide range of musical genres and styles.

On the operatic stage, Dr. Sherwood has performed leading roles in South Pacific, Gianni Schicchi, The Tempest, Hansel und Gretel, Die Zauberflote, Das Liebesverbot, Albert Herring, Don Giovanni, The Rape of Lucretia, and Die Fledermaus. Dr. Sherwood has had the pleasure of singing for Aspen Opera Theater, The Martina Arroyo Foundation, Prelude to Performance, USC Thornton Opera, Princeton Festival, Boheme Opera, Westminster Opera Theater, Spoleto Festival USA; and was an Associate Artist with Opera New Jersey, and a Marc and Eva Stern Fellow at SongFest.

On the concert stage, Sherwood has performed with the Southwest Symphony, Chatter Orchestra, Hunterdon Symphony, Symphony of the Vines, Canto Bello Chamber Orchestra, Monroe Symphony Orchestra, and La Sierra Symphony Orchestra, performing such works as Handel

Dr. Pamela Shuler

Title: Lecturer of Music

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 115
Phone: 575.562.2377
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Education

  • D.M.A., Clarinet Performance and Literature, University of Illinois (2017)
  • M.M., Clarinet Performance and Literature, University of Illinois (2008)
  • B.M.Ed., Music Education, Youngstown State University (2003)

Bio

Dr. Pamela Shuler, originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is currently serving as the Clarinet Instructor at Eastern New Mexico University. At ENMU Dr. Shuler teaches applied clarinet lessons, directs the clarinet choir, and has taught music theory, music appreciation, and freshman seminar courses.

Research interests of Dr. Shuler include the classical chamber commissions of Benny Goodman and performing new works for the clarinet and chamber ensembles. Composer Mike Curtis stated that Shulers recent performance of one of his chamber works was Very well done! As a member of the Proha Clarinet Quartet, Shuler was invited to perform at the 2008 and 2009 Vandoren Clarinet Chamber Festivals.

As a performer, Dr. Shuler has been heard throughout the United States, in Spain, and Japan. She has performed with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra, Champaign Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia da Camera, the Concert Band of Central Illinois, and the American Wind Symphony Orchestra. Having served as a K thru 12 educator for a number of years, Dr. Shuler is passionate about working with students at all phases of clarinet mastery and enjoys serving as an active clinician and adjudicator for high school and middle school students.

Dr. Shuler holds a Bachelor of Music in Education from Youngstown State University, and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees from the University of Illinois. Her principal teachers have included Joseph Edwards, Robert Fitzer, and J. David Harris. Shuler lives in Portales, New Mexico with her daughters Eleanor and Beatrice and husband Sidney, who is also on faculty at ENMU.

Dr. Sidney Shuler

Title: Assistant Professor of Music

Office Location: [Building Name TBD] (MUS), Room 105
Phone: 575.562.2350
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Education

  • D.M.A., Trumpet Performance and Literature, University of Illinois
  • (2012)
  • M.M., Trumpet Performance and Literature, University of Illinois (2005)
  • B.M.Ed., Music Education, Youngstown State University (2003)

Bio

Dr. Sidney E. Shuler holds a Bachelor of Music in Education degree from Youngstown State University (OH) and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His major teachers include Ronald Romm and Dr. Michael Ewald (University of Illinois) and Dr. Christopher Krummel of Youngstown State.

As a performing artist, Dr. Shuler has served as principal trumpet of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra (IL) and guest principal trumpet of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra (IL). Shuler has also performed with additional orchestras including the Moscow State Radio, Illinois, and Green Bay Symphony Orchestras. As an orchestral and commercial musician, Shuler has performed with artists such as Rachel Barton Pine, Mark O'Connor, Lynn Harrell, Mannheim Steamroller, Art Farmer, Sean Jones, Byron Stripling, Roger Williams, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Additionally, he has also performed under the baton of esteemed conductors David Zinman, James Conlon, and Michael Stern, as well as many others. Adding to his performance credits, Shuler has been heard in solo recital and chamber performances across the United States as well as abroad in Russia and in Spain.

Dr. Shulers appointments at the University of Illinois and at Chadron State College (NE) have included responsibilities teaching trumpet while leading diverse instrumental ensembles. These ensembles have performed in venues such as AT&T Stadium (TX), Coors Field (CO), the University of Utah, and other venues across the United States.

Shulers students have earned scholarships to attend summer music festivals and positions in international performing groups. Additionally, his students have earned scholarships to various colleges and universities.

Sidney

Ellen Wilson

Title: Lecturer of Music

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 115
Phone: 575.562.2377
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Education

  • M.M., Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, Meredith College (2000)
  • B.M., Vocal Performance, University of Illinois-Urbana (1986)

Bio

A current music faculty member at Eastern New Mexico University, Ellen teaches courses for music and non-music majors.

Prior to her New Mexico move, Ellen was on the voice faculty of the University of Texas at El Paso from 2006-2013, teaching studio voice to Vocal Performance, Music Education, Musical Theatre, and Commercial Music majors. She was also part of the music faculty at El Paso Community College (EPCC) from 2001 - 2013, teaching studio voice and Music Appreciation courses.

While in El Paso, Ellen received several performing and project grants from the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts. The performing grants allowed Ellen and esteemed El Paso colleague, acclaimed classical guitarist Armin Harrison, EPCCs Music Dept. Coordinator, to bring musical programs ranging from Renaissance and Baroque music to original contemporary music, where they were joined by bassist/cellist James David Hamilton and percussionist Benjamin Guerrero. One of these grants resulted in the release of an album of original Adult Contemporary songs, Destiny, co written with her producer, T.L. Brown, which featured the talents of Harrison (also a co-writer on Shelter Me), Hamilton, and Brown.

Ellen received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana, and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C.