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Meet Our Faculty

Whether you’re a singer-in-training, an aspiring player, or you’re interested in the history of music, our esteemed faculty members have you covered.

We’re specialists in music education, choral music, jazz studies, vocal performance, and instrumental training — among many other areas of interest. Please explore the links to the left to learn more about us.

Faculty Offices are located on the ground level of the Smith Center for the Arts

Complete Faculty Listing

Catherine Gordon, Ph.D. – Chair
Music History
865-1898 – G05

Elizabeth Heath, M.M.
Interim Adjunct Faculty
Coordinator, Vocal Studies/Opera Workshop/Voice
401.865.1812 G11

Jeffrey Hoyer, B.A. 
Director of Pep Band

Sang Woo Kang, D.M.A.
Director of Orchestra
Piano Class – Basic Concepts
401.865.2564 (G17)

Michael C. Kregler, M.M. ~
Accompanist/Piano Class/Piano
401.865.1870 (G13)

William Longo, D.M.A ~
Adjunct Faculty of Music
Jazz Band

Eric Melley, D.M.A.
Director of Instrumental Activities
Symphonic Winds, Jazz Band
401.865.2607 (G15)

Krishan Oberoi, D.M.A.
Director of Choral Activities

David Riley, M.M.,
Theory – Guitar

JoAnn Thomas,  M.M.
Visiting Full Time Professor
401.865-1954 G07

Laurette Vitello, M.M.Ed.
Teaching Strings

Applied Faculty

Patricia Wurst Cichy, Ph.D., oboe

Randy Cloutier, B.A., percussion

Sarah Dunn, M.M., vocal

Anne Gasper, M.M., flute

Elizabeth Gates, M.M., french horn

Catherine Gordon, Ph.D., harpsichord

Tom Gregory, M.A., tuba

Laura Gully,  B.A.,violin

Elizabeth Heath, voice

Jeffrey Hoyer, B.A., trombone

Sang Woo Kang, D.M.A., piano

Christopher Kelton, D.M., saxophone/clarinet

Michael Kregler, M.M., jazz piano

William Longo, D.M.A ~trumpet

David Martinez, M.A., organ

Eric Melley, D.M.A,  trumpet

William Miele, M.A., electric bass

Vincent Pagano, drums

David Riley, M.M., guitar

Devon Russo, M.M.,voice

Andrienne Taylor, M.M. cello