2013 Jazz Faculty

Christian Berg--M.A. Theory and Composition, Montclair State College; Adjunct Professor, Otterbein College and Central State University, Wilberforce, OH
Phillip Burkhead--M.Ed., Wright State University; Adjunct Professor of Jazz Studies, Northern Kentucky University & University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Max Colley, III--B.M.E., Central Michigan University; Self-employed Musician, Grandville, MI
James Cooper--M.M. Jazz Studies, Northern Illinois University; Jazz Vibraphonist, Teacher and Composer, Fennville, MI
Dr. Richard Fanning--D.M. Brass Pedagogy, Indiana University; Director of Instrumental Music, Moravian Academy, Bethlehem, PA
Timothy Froncek--Jazz Director, Grand Valley State University and Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, MI
Daniel Giacobassi--B.A., Western Michigan University; Freelance Saxophone and Flute Performer, Muskegon, MI
Walter Harris--M.M. Jazz Studies, Michigan State University; Freelance Musician, New York, NY
James Hughes--M.M., Wayne State University; Self-employed musician, Berkley, MI
Michael Hunter--B.M. Music Composition, Central Michigan University; Jazz Ensembles Director and Music Technology Instructor, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI
Daniel Karlsberg--M.M. Jazz Studies Piano, College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati; Freelance Musician, Composer, Private Studio Instructor, Cincinnati, OH
Joel Klamer--M.M. Jazz Studies, Youngstown State University; Band Director, Forest Hills Public Schools, Grand Rapids, MI
Eric Koppa--B.F.A. Saxophone Performance, Western Michigan University; Search Consultant, Dieck Executive Search, Madison, WI
Christopher Lawrence--M.A. Music Education, Michigan State University; Freelance Musician and Educator, Grand Rapids, MI
Gordon Lewis--M.M. Jazz Studies, DePaul University; Instructor of Jazz Bass/Double Bass, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Gary McCourry, M.M. Jazz Studies and Woodwinds, Indiana University; Freelance Performer and Private Instructor, Wayland, MI
Michael McLeod--B.M.E., Michigan State University; Freelance Musician, Grand Rapids, MI
Joseph Oprea--M.M. Bass Performance, Western Michigan University; Instrument Technician, Aaron's Instruments, Grand Rapids, MI
Dr. James Sawyer--Ed. D Curriculum & Instruction - Music Education, University of Nebraska--Lincoln; Band Director, East Kentwood High School and Pinewood Middle School, Kentwood, MI
Jeffrey Uban--M.M. Jazz Trumpet Performance, University of Denver; Doctoral Student, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Steven Whipple--B.A. Music, University of Cincinnati; Freelance Musician, New York, NY
Glenn Williams--M.M.E., Northwestern University; Fine Arts Department Chairperson/Music Teacher, South High School, Downers Grove, IL