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. 


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

Albert Glinsky, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Composition
Allen Zürcher, D.A.
Instructor of Jazz History
Bradley Amidon, M.F.A.
Instructor of Percussion
Brittany Barko, M.M.
Instructor of Music Therapy
Bryan Lewis, M.M.
Instructor of Music Technology
Carolyn Borland, M.M.
Instructor of Bassoon
Christopher Rapier, B.A.
Instructor of French Horn
Christopher Von Volkenburg, M.S.
Instructor of Music Education
Craig Stevens, MA, MT-BC, NMT
Director, Music Therapy, Lecturer
Gary Viebranz, D.M.A.
Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium
Hilary Philipp, M.M.
Instructor of Oboe
James Bobick
Instructor of Voice, Opera, Diction for Singers
Jared Hancock, B.M.
Music Admissions Coordinator
Joelene Games
Jonathan Moser, M.M.
Visiting Instructor of Music; Violin, Viola, String Techniques, Music History, Chamber Music, Mercyhurst Chamber Orchestra
Jonathan Nolan, M.S.
Instructor of Guitar
Josephine Kost, M.M.
Instructor of Flute and Flute Ensemble
Joyce Kriner, B.M.
Collaborative Pianist
Kent Tucker, B.M.
Instructor of Trombone
Linda Kobler, M.M.
Instructor of Music Appreciation (Online)
Lindsay Riggs, M.A.
Instructor of World Music
Louisa Jonason, M.M.
Assistant Professor of Voice, and Director of the Opera Program
Melany Myers, M.M.
Instructor of Music Education
MiKyung Kim, M.M.
Collaborative Pianist
Nathan Barber, M.M.
Instructor of Music Theory
Nathan Hess, D.M.A.
Chair, D'Angelo Department of Music, Assistant Professor of Piano
Nina Bell, M.M.
Instructor of Trumpet
Patrick Rose
M.M. Instructor of Choral Conducting
Rebecca Ryan, B.A.
Lecturer, Director of the Sullivan Conservatory and Director of Choirs
Rebecca Wunch, M.M.
Part-time Instructor of Clarinet, Class Piano, Theory/Aural Skills Lab, Orchestral/Chamber Music, and Woodwind Ensemble
Robin Hasenpflug, M.M.
Instructor of Cello
Sarah Kahl, D.M.A.
Collaborative Pianist
Scott Meier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Saxophone and Music Education

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