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

Nathan Hess, D.M.A.
Chair, D'Angelo Department of Music, Associate Professor of Piano
Louisa Jonason, M.M.
Assistant Professor of Voice, and Director of the Opera Program
Scott Meier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Saxophone and Music Education
Jonathan Moser, M.M.
Instructor of Music; Violin, Viola, String Techniques, Music History, Chamber Music, Mercyhurst Chamber Orchestra
Craig Stevens, MA, MT-BC, NMT
Director, Music Therapy, Lecturer
Rebecca Wunch, M.M.
Director of the Sullivan Conservatory of Music; Instructor of Music in Clarinet, Theory/Aural Skills, Woodwind Ensemble, Orchestral/Chamber Music
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Colleen Shah
Colleen Shah
Music Secretary/Music Admissions Coordinator
Brittany Barko, M.M.
Instructor of Music Therapy
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C. Thomas Brooks
C. Thomas Brooks, M.M.
Director of Choirs
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Kellen Degnan, M.M.
Kellen Degnan, M.M.
Instructor of Cello
Bradley Amidon, M.F.A.
Instructor of Percussion
Elizabeth Etter, D.M.A.
Collaborative Pianist
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Gino Faraci. M.M.
Gino Faraci. M.M.
Instructor of Double Bass
Albert Glinsky, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Composition
Linda Kobler, M.M.
Instructor of Music Appreciation (Online)
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Joyce Kriner, B.M.
Joyce Kriner, B.M.
Collaborative Pianist
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Charles Lute, M.M.
Charles Lute, M.M.
Instructor of Music
Melany Myers, M.M.
Instructor of Music Education
Lindsay Riggs, M.A.
Instructor of World Music
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Patrick Rose
Patrick Rose
M.M. Instructor of Choral Conducting
Amanda Sage, M.M.
Instructor of Flute
Katherine Soroka
Adjunct Voice Faculty
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Royce Strider, M.M.
Royce Strider, M.M.
Instuctor of Voice
Kent Tucker, B.M.
Instructor of Trombone
Christopher Von Volkenburg, M.S.
Instructor of Music Education
Allen Zürcher, D.A.
Instructor of Jazz History