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Dr. Stephanie Beinlich

Title: Instructor of Music

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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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)

Dr. Bruce Keeling

Title: Lecturer of Music

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 115
Phone: 575.562.2377
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Dr. Jennifer Laubenthal

Title: Associate Professor of Music

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 104
Phone: 575.562.2374
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Education

  • D.M.A., Clarinet Performance, The Ohio State University (2009)
  • M.M., Clarinet Performance, The Ohio State University (2006)
  • B.M., Clarinet Performance, The University of Akron (2004)

Bio

Jennifer Laubenthal, Associate Professor of Clarinet, teaches Applied Clarinet, Woodwind Methods and Music Theory. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University (D.M.A., 2009 and M.M., 2006) and The University of Akron (B.M., 2004). Upon entering graduate study at The Ohio State University, she was awarded the prestigious Graduate Fellowship.

As recitalist, she has performed and taught master classes throughout the United States including Penn State University, the University of Northern Iowa and Northern Kentucky University. She enjoys performing twentieth century music and has premiered many new works for the clarinet.

As researcher, she has presented papers at State, National, and International Conferences, most recently the International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education.

As adjudicator, she was chosen as one of three judges for the Research Competition at the 2012 Clarinet fest. She also adjudicated the MTNA Young Artists Woodwind Competition.

Research Interests

Dr. Laubenthals research interests are very diverse. She has presented papers on Stravinsky, Music of the Holocaust, Assessing the Musical Artist, and Clarinet Pedagogy at state, national, and international conferences. She is a regular contributor to the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Journal (NACWPI) and will be published in the Music Educators Journal. Her book chapter, co authored with Kathleen Melago and Jonathan Helmick, titled, Music Appreciation as an Integral Part of the Humanities Past, Present, Future will be published in 2017.

She is a very active adjudicator. She was chosen as one of three judges for the Research Competition at the 2012 Clarinetfest in Lincoln, Nebraska. She also adjudicated the New Mexico State Finals for the Music Teachers National Association Young Artists Woodwind Competition and the New Mexico Music Educators Association All-State Honor Band. She regularly judges South Eastern New Mexico Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble Competition and District Honor Bands. Her primary teachers include James Pyne and Kristina Belisle - Jones.

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)

Cheryl Pachak-Brooks

Title: Instructor of Music

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: Instructor of Music

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

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; Instructor of Music; 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. Susanna Self

Title: Lecturer of Music

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

  • D.M.A., Music Performance, Texas Tech University (2013)
  • M.M., Music Performance, Northwestern University (1993)
  • B.M., Music Performance, Eastman School of Music (1992)

Bio

Susanna Self is Principal Flutist with the Peninsula Music Festival, second flute and piccolo with the Lubbock Symphony, and is Lecturer in Music at Eastern New Mexico University. She has had an extensive career as an orchestral musician, holding full time positions as Principal Flute with the Charlotte Symphony, Acting Assistant Principal Flute and Second Flute with the Baltimore Symphony, and Acting Assistant Principal Flute with the Saint Louis Symphony. As a chamber musician, she has performed with players from Peninsula Music Festival, on the Pulitzer Contemporary Music Series in Saint Louis, with the Glyndon Chamber Players in Baltimore, and currently plays with Chamber Music Amarillo. She has taught at Maryville University, has been a guest instructor at West Texas A&M University, and performed recitals and masterclasses at New World Symphony, Drury University, University of Nevada Reno, and the Governors School of Tennessee. Her interest in outreach concerts led her to form the chamber group Caerus Ensemble, a nonprofit chamber group that performs for seniors and children throughout the Lubbock area. She lives in Lubbock with her two dogs and her husband, cellist Jeffrey Noel Lastrapes

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)

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)

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 resides in Portales with his wife Pamela, daughters Eleanor and Beatrice, and their dogs, Campbell, Honus, and Fergie.

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.

 
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