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Music Faculty & Staff

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Portrait of Stephen Bomgardner.Stephen Bomgardner, D.M.A.
Professor of Music/Voice

Portrait of Julie Cassity.Julie Cassity
Instructor and Clinical Director of Music Therapy

Portrait of Tina Claussen.Tina Claussen, D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Music

Portrait of James R. Davidson.James R. Davidson, D.M.A.
Visiting Assistant Professor 

Portrait of Troy Peterson.Troy Peterson
Marching and Athletic Bands Director

Portrait of Carlyle Sharpe.Carlyle Sharpe, D.M.A.
Professor of Music / Composition and Theory

Portrait of Allin Sorenson.Allin Sorenson, D.M.A.
Professor of Music / Voice and Choral Ensembles

Portrait of Natalie Wlodarczyk.Natalie Wlodarczyk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

 

Faculty Affiliated Artists

Flute

Kathleen Cowens
B.M., Missouri State University
M.S.Ed., Missouri State University

Oboe

Angel McGlasson

Currently serves as adjunct oboe instructor at Drury University. She attended Southwest Missouri State University where she graduated with a B.S. in Education with a Diploma in Music. Angel is certified to teach K-12 vocal and instrumental music. She has served in two public school districts and in one private school in both vocal and instrumental education and in elementary music. She has been teaching oboe for 25 years and currently maintains a large studio of private oboe students. Angel has also taught oboe at three private colleges in the area: Drury University, Southwest Baptist University, and Evangel University since 1985. Currently she serves as the music instructor for the Second Baptist Church Child Development Center. Angel has been a long time musician in the Springfield area. Currently she plays in the Springfield Symphony, Springfield Regional Opera, Springfield Little Theatre, Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks and the Second Baptist Church Orchestra. Angel also plays numerous other freelance jobs both in the Springfield area and in Branson.

Education

B.S. in Education, Southwest Missouri State University

Clarinet

Suzann Brewer
B.M., Missouri State University
M.M., Missouri State University

Saxophone

Trumpet

Tijuana Julian

Email: tjulian@drury.edu
Phone: (417) 873-7215
Office: Findlay Student Center 201

Tijuana Julian is currently the Dean of Students at Drury University. In addition, she is also Professor of Music, teaching trumpet and several other lecture courses in music. Prior to returning to Drury University, Dr. Julian was on the faculty of Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. She is active in the Springfield area as a trumpet player performing as principal trumpet of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and Springfield Regional Opera orchestra. She frequently serves as an adjudicator, clinician, and soloist throughout Southwest Missouri. She was the recipient of the Burlington Northern Award for Faculty Achievement at Drury University and was awarded the 1996 Distinguished Faculty Award by the Drury Alumni Association. She has served on the Festivals committee of the Missouri arts council and on the Board of Directors of the Springfield Area Arts council. She was a finalist in the 1997 solo competition at the International Women’s Brass Conference held on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. She was selected as a finalist by the American Council on Education in Washington D.C. for their fellowship program in developing leaders in higher education administration. Most recently, the Springfield Business Journal named her as one of the most 20 influential women in Southwest Missouri.

Education:
B.M.Ed., Drury College, 1981
M.M., University of Kansas, 1983
D.M.A., University of Kansas, 1987

Drury University faculty member since 1987
Professor since 2004

Horn

Darrel Barnes

Adjunct Professor of Violin, Viola, and French horn has been a member of the Drury Faculty since 2001. His teachers include Esther Wyman, Henri Nosco, David Cerone, Ivan Galamian, William Preucil, Nathan Gordon and Joseph dePasquale (Violin and Viola) as well as Robert Fries and David Krehbiel (French Horn). Mr. Barnes was already a violist with the Detroit Symphony when he competed on French horn in the National Federation of Music Club’s national competition, winning First Prize in the winds category. From there, he won an audition to become a member of the Viola section of the Philadelphia Orchestra, where he also doubled on French horn. For several years, Mr. Barnes was Principal Violist of the St. Louis and later the Indianapolis Symphonies. He has held two full-time positions, first at Florida State University and then at Ithaca College where he taught Viola and chamber music. In addition he was Violist of the internationally renowned Lenox Quartet, in residence at Ithaca College. In addition Mr. Barnes was an adjunct professor at Washington University (St. Louis), DePauw (Terre Haute), and Butler (Indianapolis). He has also recorded on the Vox label the Beethoven Trio for Flute, Violin and Viola and the Brahms Clarinet Quintet. More recently, he was a member of the Lawrence Welk Orchestra in Branson, MO.

Presently, in addition to his teaching duties at Drury University, Mr. Barnes performs with the faculty woodwind quintet and brass quartet, and is Principal Violist of the Fort Smith, Arkansas Symphony. He holds memberships in the College Music Society, National Music Teachers Association, American Viola Society, International Horn Society, and the American Federation of Musicians.

B.A., Wayne University

Low Brass

Bob Swanson

Bob Swanson (trombone) is a graduate of Missouri State University (Bachelor of Music Performance) and the University of North Texas (Master of Music Performance). While in Texas he was a member of the renowned North Texas Wind Symphony, toured Europe with the world-famous One O’Clock Lab Band and was with an award-winning trombone choir that played at the 1999 International Trombone Festival. This group was also Downbeat Magazine’s Best College Classical Chamber Group two years in a row (1999 and 2000). Bob has also spent time in Florida with the All-American College Band at Walt Disney World, sailed Alaska and the Caribbean while playing on cruise ships, and was a member of the Bobby Vinton/Glenn Miller Orchestra in Branson, MO. In 2003, Bob went on tour with the jazz trombone group, “Spiritual to the Bone”. He has taught low brass at Southwest Baptist University as well as privately in Missouri and Texas. A member of the Missouri Jazz Orchestra (MOJO), New Creole Jazz Band, and the M-Dock Band, he plays regularly as a substitute trombonist for the Springfield Symphony and has played for numerous musicals at Springfield’s own Landers Theatre. Bob is also a published arranger for various ensembles. His teachers include William Hartman and Vern Kagarice.

B.M. (1998) Missouri State University
M.M. (2000) University of North Texas

Percussion

Sue Reichling

M.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City
B.A., Coe College

Harp

Denise Fink

M.M. and Professional Studies Diploma, Cleveland Institute of Music
B.M., University of Northern Iowa

Violin

Carol Harrison, violin

B.M., University of Kansas
M.A., University of Iowa


Darrel Barnes

Adjunct Professor of Violin, Viola, and French horn has been a member of the Drury Faculty since 2001. His teachers include Esther Wyman, Henri Nosco, David Cerone, Ivan Galamian, William Preucil, Nathan Gordon and Joseph dePasquale (Violin and Viola) as well as Robert Fries and David Krehbiel (French Horn). Mr. Barnes was already a violist with the Detroit Symphony when he competed on French horn in the National Federation of Music Club’s national competition, winning First Prize in the winds category. From there, he won an audition to become a member of the Viola section of the Philadelphia Orchestra, where he also doubled on French horn. For several years, Mr. Barnes was Principal Violist of the St. Louis and later the Indianapolis Symphonies. He has held two full-time positions, first at Florida State University and then at Ithaca College where he taught Viola and chamber music. In addition he was Violist of the internationally renowned Lenox Quartet, in residence at Ithaca College. In addition Mr. Barnes was an adjunct professor at Washington University (St. Louis), DePauw (Terre Haute), and Butler (Indianapolis). He has also recorded on the Vox label the Beethoven Trio for Flute, Violin and Viola and the Brahms Clarinet Quintet. More recently, he was a member of the Lawrence Welk Orchestra in Branson, MO.

Presently, in addition to his teaching duties at Drury University, Mr. Barnes performs with the faculty woodwind quintet and brass quartet, and is Principal Violist of the Fort Smith, Arkansas Symphony. He holds memberships in the College Music Society, National Music Teachers Association, American Viola Society, International Horn Society, and the American Federation of Musicians.

B.A., Wayne University

Viola

Darrel Barnes

Adjunct Professor of Violin, Viola, and French horn has been a member of the Drury Faculty since 2001. His teachers include Esther Wyman, Henri Nosco, David Cerone, Ivan Galamian, William Preucil, Nathan Gordon and Joseph dePasquale (Violin and Viola) as well as Robert Fries and David Krehbiel (French Horn). Mr. Barnes was already a violist with the Detroit Symphony when he competed on French horn in the National Federation of Music Club’s national competition, winning First Prize in the winds category. From there, he won an audition to become a member of the Viola section of the Philadelphia Orchestra, where he also doubled on French horn. For several years, Mr. Barnes was Principal Violist of the St. Louis and later the Indianapolis Symphonies. He has held two full-time positions, first at Florida State University and then at Ithaca College where he taught Viola and chamber music. In addition he was Violist of the internationally renowned Lenox Quartet, in residence at Ithaca College. In addition Mr. Barnes was an adjunct professor at Washington University (St. Louis), DePauw (Terre Haute), and Butler (Indianapolis). He has also recorded on the Vox label the Beethoven Trio for Flute, Violin and Viola and the Brahms Clarinet Quintet. More recently, he was a member of the Lawrence Welk Orchestra in Branson, MO.

Presently, in addition to his teaching duties at Drury University, Mr. Barnes performs with the faculty woodwind quintet and brass quartet, and is Principal Violist of the Fort Smith, Arkansas Symphony. He holds memberships in the College Music Society, National Music Teachers Association, American Viola Society, International Horn Society, and the American Federation of Musicians.

B.A., Wayne University

Cello

Riley Robison, double bass & cello

B.A., Missouri State University
M.M., Missouri State University


Jacqueline Trtan (Cello)

Is a graduate of the Conservatory at UMKC with a Bachelor of Music in cello performance. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Drury University for 19 years and is principal cellist of the Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks and the Springfield Regional Opera. She is also the assistant principal of the Springfield Symphony and Director/Owner of the Stanton Strings. Prior to moving to Springfield, she was a freelance cellist in the Chicago, Kansas City, and New York areas where she played with many chamber and orchestral ensembles.

B.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Double Bass

Riley Robison, double bass & cello

B.A., Missouri State University
M.M., Missouri State University

Trombone

Bob Swanson

Is a graduate of Missouri State University (Bachelor of Music Performance) and the University of North Texas (Master of Music Performance). While in Texas he was a member of the renowned North Texas Wind Symphony, toured Europe with the world-famous One O’Clock Lab Band and was with an award-winning trombone choir that played at the 1999 International Trombone Festival. This group was also Downbeat Magazine’s Best College Classical Chamber Group two years in a row (1999 and 2000). Bob has also spent time in Florida with the All-American College Band at Walt Disney World, sailed Alaska and the Caribbean while playing on cruise ships, and was a member of the Bobby Vinton/Glenn Miller Orchestra in Branson, MO. In 2003, Bob went on tour with the jazz trombone group, “Spiritual to the Bone”. He has taught low brass at Southwest Baptist University as well as privately in Missouri and Texas. A member of the Missouri Jazz Orchestra (MOJO), New Creole Jazz Band, and the M-Dock Band, he plays regularly as a substitute trombonist for the Springfield Symphony and has played for numerous musicals at Springfield’s own Landers Theatre. Bob is also a published arranger for various ensembles. His teachers include William Hartman and Vern Kagarice.

B.M. (1998) Missouri State University
M.M. (2000) University of North Texas

Guitar

Tia Becker, guitar

B.M., Missouri State University


John Strickler, guitar

M.M., University of North Texas
B.M., Missouri State University

Piano

James R. Davidson


Jane Harris, piano

M.M., Missouri State University
B.A./Music, Washburn University


Esther Guy, piano

M.M., Missouri Sate University
B.A., Central Bible College


Jacob Clark, piano

M.M., Missouri State University
B.A., Central Bible College


Leslie Jones, piano

M.M.T. and B.M.T, Drury University


Earline Moulder
University Organist, Piano and Organ
Special Instructor of Music

emoulder@drury.edu
Phone: (417) 873-7376
Office: Clara Thompson Hall 150

Earline Moulder teaches organ and piano and is university organist at Drury University where she received degrees in music, biology and French. She holds a master’s degree in music from Indiana University and a doctorate from the University of Kansas, where her dissertation was Jewish Organ Music of the Twentieth Century. She studied piano with Sulima Stravinsky and organ with Andre Marchal (Paris) and the Dutch organist, Piet Kee. As a concert organist, she has performed in the Middle East, Europe, Australia, and the United States in such places as Washington, D.C. and the United States Air Force Academy. As a journalist in the U.S. Navy Reserve, she was guest organist on Treasure Island, California. Memorable performances include those in the Netherlands: Westerkerk in Amsterdam where Rembrandt is entombed, the Hague, Arnhem (“A Bridge too Far”) and in Oosterbeek, at the Goede Herderkerk, opposite the hotel taken as headquarters by the Germans in World War II. In Germany, she has performed at the State Church in Darmstadt, and in Hamburg in Christianskirche where her ancestral aunt, author Meta Moller is buried next to her husband, poet Friedrich Klopstock. Dr. Moulder and her husband, David Plank, a civil engineer, also reside in Paris near St-Sulpice Church where she performed in November 2005 on the great Cavaillé-Coll organ. Other performances in Paris include St-Germain-des-Prés, St-Augustin, La Madeleine, the Church of La Trinite and Notre Dame Cathedral. In June 2002, she gave three recitals in London during the week of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. In 2008, she performed at the Slovakia International Organ Festival of Historic Organs in Riga, Latvia, and in 2011 performed in Wawel Castle Cathedral in Krakow. Her performances have been heard on Classic Music Radio in Sydney, Australia in 2014-2015.

B.M., B.A. Drury University
M.M. Indiana University
D.M.A. University of Kansas

Organ

Earline Moulder
University Organist, Piano and Organ
Special Instructor of Music

emoulder@drury.edu
Phone: (417) 873-7376
Office: Clara Thompson Hall 150

Earline Moulder teaches organ and piano and is university organist at Drury University where she received degrees in music, biology and French. She holds a master’s degree in music from Indiana University and a doctorate from the University of Kansas, where her dissertation was Jewish Organ Music of the Twentieth Century. She studied piano with Sulima Stravinsky and organ with Andre Marchal (Paris) and the Dutch organist, Piet Kee. As a concert organist, she has performed in the Middle East, Europe, Australia, and the United States in such places as Washington, D.C. and the United States Air Force Academy. As a journalist in the U.S. Navy Reserve, she was guest organist on Treasure Island, California. Memorable performances include those in the Netherlands: Westerkerk in Amsterdam where Rembrandt is entombed, the Hague, Arnhem (“A Bridge too Far”) and in Oosterbeek, at the Goede Herderkerk, opposite the hotel taken as headquarters by the Germans in World War II. In Germany, she has performed at the State Church in Darmstadt, and in Hamburg in Christianskirche where her ancestral aunt, author Meta Moller is buried next to her husband, poet Friedrich Klopstock. Dr. Moulder and her husband, David Plank, a civil engineer, also reside in Paris near St-Sulpice Church where she performed in November 2005 on the great Cavaillé-Coll organ. Other performances in Paris include St-Germain-des-Prés, St-Augustin, La Madeleine, the Church of La Trinite and Notre Dame Cathedral. In June 2002, she gave three recitals in London during the week of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. In 2008, she performed at the Slovakia International Organ Festival of Historic Organs in Riga, Latvia, and in 2011 performed in Wawel Castle Cathedral in Krakow. Her performances have been heard on Classic Music Radio in Sydney, Australia in 2014-2015.

B.M., B.A. Drury University
M.M. Indiana University
D.M.A. University of Kansas

Voice

Stephen Bomgardner

Allin Sorenson


 

 

Kristen Walker, voice

M.M., Missouri State University
B.S. Music Education, College of the Ozarks


Michael Payne, voice

M.M., Missouri State University
B.M., Lee University


 

Amanda Taylor, voice

M.M., Webster University
B.S., Indiana University


Andrew Campbell, voice

M.M. and D.M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. Southwest Baptist University


Rebecca Claborn, voice

M.M. Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
B.M. Simson College

Choral Ensembles/ Conducting

Jazz Studies

Special Topics

Amelia Davidson, special topics

Ph.D., University of Kansas
M.M. and B.M.E., Missouri State University

Composition and Theory

Music History

Music Therapy

Julie Cassity

Natalie Wlodarczyk


Leslie Jones, piano

M.M.T. and B.M.T, Drury University

Wind Symphony

Chamber Orchestra

Alexandra Kovatch, chamber orchestra

M.M., Missouri State University
B.M., Washburn University