Mercyhurst University

Music Education Bachelor of Music

Mercyhurst’s music education graduates are sought after by school districts, and are currently teaching all over the country.  Students learn instructional techniques and classroom management skills while performing with a variety of ensembles similar to ones they’ll supervise in schools.  The education program has a contemporary curriculum designed to assist future teachers in fostering a  lifelong love of music in their own students. 

 

CERTIFICATION in Education
In order to receive the degree and certification in music education all candidates must meet all the requirements outlined in the education department section of the university catalog. Please refer to all standards, policies and admissions/retention criteria specified for all education majors seeking a degree from Mercyhurst University and certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Meet the Faculty

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Albert Glinsky
Albert Glinsky, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Composition
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Allen Zürcher, D.A.
Allen Zürcher, D.A.
Instructor of Jazz History
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Amanda Sage
Amanda Sage, M.M.
Instructor of Flute
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Bradley Amidon, M.F.A.
Bradley Amidon, M.F.A.
Instructor of Percussion
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Brittany Barko, M.M.
Brittany Barko, M.M.
Instructor of Music Therapy
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Bryan Lewis, M.M.
Bryan Lewis, M.M.
Instructor of Music Technology
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Carolyn Borland, M.M.
Carolyn Borland, M.M.
Instructor of Bassoon
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Christopher Rapier, B.A.
Christopher Rapier, B.A.
Instructor of French Horn
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Christopher Von Volkenburg, M.S.
Christopher Von Volkenburg, M.S.
Instructor of Music Education
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Craig Stevens
Craig Stevens, MA, MT-BC, NMT
Director, Music Therapy, Lecturer
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Gary Viebranz
Gary Viebranz, D.M.A.
Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium
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Hilary Philipp, M.M.
Hilary Philipp, M.M.
Instructor of Oboe
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Jacob Malec
Jacob Malec, M.M.
Instructor of Trumpet
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Jonathan Moser, M.M.
Jonathan Moser, M.M.
Instructor of Music; Violin, Viola, String Techniques, Music History, Chamber Music, Mercyhurst Chamber Orchestra
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Jonathan Nolan, M.S.
Jonathan Nolan, M.S.
Instructor of Guitar
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Joyce Kriner, B.M.
Joyce Kriner, B.M.
Collaborative Pianist
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Katherine Soroka, B.M.
Katherine Soroka, B.M.
Instructor of Voice
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Kent Tucker
Kent Tucker, B.M.
Instructor of Trombone
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Linda Kobler
Linda Kobler, M.M.
Instructor of Music Appreciation (Online)
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Lindsay Riggs, M.A.
Lindsay Riggs, M.A.
Instructor of World Music
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Lisa Brown
Lisa Brown, M.M.
Instructor of Cello
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Louisa Jonason
Louisa Jonason, M.M.
Assistant Professor of Voice, and Director of the Opera Program
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Melany Myers, M.M.
Melany Myers, M.M.
Instructor of Music Education
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Nathan Barber, M.M.
Nathan Barber, M.M.
Instructor of Music Theory
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Nathan Hess
Nathan Hess, D.M.A.
Chair, D'Angelo Department of Music, Assistant Professor of Piano
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Patrick Rose
Patrick Rose
M.M. Instructor of Choral Conducting
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Rebecca Wunch, M.M.
Rebecca Wunch, M.M.
Part-time Instructor of Clarinet, Class Piano, Theory/Aural Skills Lab, Orchestral/Chamber Music, and Woodwind Ensemble
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Sarah Kahl
Sarah Kahl, D.M.A.
Collaborative Pianist
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Scott Meier
Scott Meier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Saxophone and Music Education
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Thomas Brooks
Thomas Brooks, M.M.
Director of Choirs
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Victoria McIlvain
Victoria McIlvain
Music Secretary/Music Admissions Coordinator

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