Faculty and Staff

The faculty of the Campbellsville University School of Music is committed to bringing the highest-quality music education to each and every student enrolled in its programs.

Faculty

Dr. Tony Cunha Alcingstone Cunha, Associate Professor of Music
Dean, School of Music
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Dr. Cunha joined the faculty of Campbellsville University in January 2007. He is the coordinator of the Worship Arts and Church Music programs, directs the University Chorale, and teaches graduate courses in conducting. On January 1, 2013, Cunha was appointed Dean of the School of Music after serving as Associate Dean for three years.

Cunha holds degrees from Brazilian academic institutions – the Bachelor of Sacred Music from the North Brazil Baptist Theological Seminary, the Bachelor of Arts with Teacher Licensure from the Federal University of Pernambuco, a Post-baccalaureate Certificate in School Administration from the College of Philosophy – and received the Master of Music (Conducting/Church Music) and Doctor of Philosophy (Musicology/Church Music) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Fort Worth, TX.

Before coming to Campbellsville University, Cunha served fourteen years on the music faculty of North Brazil Baptist Theological Seminary where he taught music history, conducting, church music, and directed the Seminary Choir. He also served as director of choral activities (1994-2006) and Dean of the School of Church Music (2003-2006). Cunha maintained an active presence as guest conductor and guest clinician in Brazil. Under his direction, the Seminary Choir made several appearances on regional, national, and international conventions. Cunha is the recipient of the 2006 “Prêmio Arthur Lakschevitz”, awarded by the Baptist Church Music Association, for his outstanding contributions in teaching, scholarship, and church music.

Cunha has been very active since his arrival at Campbellsville University. He has served as an adjudicator for the Choral Festivals, officer in the KY-American Choral Directors Association (Repertoire and Standard Chair for Ethnic/Multicultural Music and Community Choirs), the Kentucky Music Educators Association District 4 College/University Representative, and president of the Central Kentucky Arts Series. Cunha has been guest conductors of various choral groups and is currently the director of the Kentucky Baptist Men’s Chorale.

Dr. Cunha is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education, the Central Kentucky Arts Series, and the Baptist Church Music Conference. He is serving as Music Minister at Burkesville Baptist Church, Burkesville, KY.

Dr. Mark Bradley  Dr. Mark Bradley, Professor of Voice
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Dr. Bradley is completing his 34th year of teaching voice, opera, and voice science for Campbellsville University.  Dr. Bradley is a regular performer for operas, oratorios, faculty recitals, the school orchestra and numerous other civic and church special occasions.  He has also been a guest lecturer at  three national conventions and at eight colleges and universities on the subject of Vocal Health and Preservation.  He has been the Minister of Music at his church for 26 years.  For 25 years he has served as the ‘Voice of the Tigers’ for CU Football and men’s and women’s basketball.  He is married to Janet Bradley and has three adult children.

Dr. Bill Budai
Dr. William Budai, Associate Professor of Piano
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Dr. William Budai is associate professor of piano at Campbellsville University, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate piano and piano pedagogy classes, as well as class piano and music literature.  Previously, he taught piano at Indiana University/Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) and served as the executive director of the IUPUI Music Academy, a community music school affiliated with IUPUI. He holds degrees from Central Michigan University, Bowling Green State University, and University of Oklahoma, where he studied piano with Dr. Edward Gates and piano pedagogy with Dr. Jane Magrath and Dr. Reid Alexander. Dr. Budai remains active in the field of piano pedagogy with presentations and workshops at numerous conferences, including most recently the College Music Society's National Conference, the Kentucky Music Teachers Association State Conference, the Indiana Music Teachers Association State Conference, and the Metropolitan Detroit Musicians League. He is currently president of the Kentucky Music Teachers Association. Dr. Budai performs frequently as a collaborative artist with the faculty of Campbellsville University and serves as music director and pianist for his local church.

Saulo DeAlmeida Saulo DeAlmeida, Cello & Jazz
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Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saulo DeAlmeida began his music journey early in life. At seven years old he started on piano and at thirteen on cello. Only eight years later Saulo was playing violoncello at the National Symphony Orchestra in Brazil. Saulo was also highly interested in popular music since very early in his life and growing up in Rio de Janeiro was a great opportunity to listen, to record and to play with some of the finest bossa-nova and samba musicians, as well as with musicians from other Brazilian genres. Saulo came to America to further his studies in cello and earning a masters degree in cello performance from Florida International University under the instruction of professor Keith Robinson, from the famous Miami String Quartet. In 2008 Saulo was awarded a full scholarship  to study jazz at the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Program at the University of Louisville. He completed his second masters degree in jazz bass in the spring of 2010. At UofL, Saulo played with the Mixolegion Jazz Quintet recording a complete album sponsored by the University and performing concerts in America and in Russia. Currently Saulo teaches cello and jazz studies at Campbellsville University and performs around the world with the Almeida Duo.

Dr. Chad Floyd
Dr. Chad Floyd, Assistant Professor of Percussion
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Dr. Chad Floyd currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music/Percussion at Campbellsville University. He holds degrees from Campbellsville University (BME), Belmont University (MM), Eastern Kentucky University (MAED), and the University of Kentucky (DMA). He has performed with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Kentucky, Sacred Winds Ensemble, and the Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra. He has also served as drummer for the award winning band, Stoik Oak, served as drummer for the Grammy-nominated members of Sojourn Fare, and has performed internationally as drummer for the Brazilian-based group, Almeida Duo. Dr. Floyd’s original compositions for solo percussion and percussion ensemble are published by Innovative Percussion Inc. and Row-Loff Publications. He is a contributing author to both the Kentucky and New Jersey official music education journals.

Dr. J. Robert Gaddis Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, Professor of Conducting & Tuba
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Dr. J. Robert Gaddis holds the rank of Professor of Music in the School of Music at Campbellsville University. Dr. Gaddis served as head of the music department for 25 years until July, 2012 at which time he moved back to a full-time faculty position in the School of Music. Gaddis currently serves as conductor of the University Orchestra and the University String Chamber Ensemble and teaches applied tuba, applied and class conducting.

Dr. Gaddis has been listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Gaddis was named Distinguished Professor at Campbellsville University in 1999. In 1999-2001 Gaddis served as President of the Kentucky Music Educators Association. In his second year as president of KMEA, Kentucky hosted the Southern Division of Music Educators National Conference. In 2003, Dr. Gaddis was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from Kentucky Music Educators Association. Dr. Gaddis was the Guest Conductor of the Busan (Korea) Symphony Orchestra in June of 2005 and has served as guest conductor of various honor bands and choirs in Kentucky. In 2011, he also served as guest conductor of the first International Youth Music Camp Wind Ensemble in Tainan, Taiwan. Gaddis has presented conducting clinics and workshops at universities in Brazil, Taiwan, and South Korea. Dr. Gaddis is an evaluator in the accrediting process for National Association of Schools of Music.

The University Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Gaddis, was selected to perform at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Professional In-Service Conference in February of 2004, making it the first college or university orchestra to be invited to perform at the conference in 20 years. In February, 2007, the String Chamber Ensemble performed at the Kentucky Music Educators Association conference. Dr. Gaddis has taken the University Jazz Band on four concert tours of Brazil and has managed and co-organized four concert tours of Europe for the University Chorale. Gaddis currently serves as Coordinator for the Kentucky Intercollegiate Orchestra which performs at the KMEA conference in February.

Through the efforts of Dr. Gaddis, educational partnerships have been established with The Korean Baptist Seminary/University, Daegeon, South Korea; Tainan University of Technology, Tainan, Taiwan; and three Federal Universities in Brazil. Partnerships have also been established with several other Baptist institutions in South America.

Dr. Gaddis has served as minister of music in various churches across Kentucky for over thirty years and is currently the Minister of Music at the Lebanon Baptist Church. Professional affiliations in which Dr. Gaddis is involved include membership in the College Orchestra Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha, and Phi Beta Mu Band Fraternity. Dr. Gaddis is married to Jeanne Berry Gaddis and has three adult children, John, Nathan and Jessica. He and Jeanne also have seven grandchildren.

Dr. David Hedrick
Dr. David Hedrick, Assistant Professor of Voice
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Dr. David Hedrick is assistant professor of voice at Campbellsville University where he teaches applied graduate and undergraduate voice. He is director of the CU Concert Chorus, CU Handbell Choir, and teaches choral arranging. He retired from public schools in 2005 after completing 28 years and has been on the CU School of Music faculty for eight years. He received his BS degree with a music area (K-12 certification) from Campbellsville (College) University, his MME from Eastern Kentucky University, and holds a doctorate in education from the University of Sarasota (FL).

Dr. Hedrick completed his 40th season with “The Stephen Foster Story” this past summer (2012) where he serves as musical director and plays a character role. He is a member of the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA), and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) where his voice students have previously made the finals. He received the 2010 and 2011 college/university teacher of the year from the fourth district music association and continues. He continues to perform professionally and frequently adjudicates choral festivals and solo/ensemble events. He is a published composer and arranger for Lorenz Music Publishers and Broadman Press and the textbook, Humanities for High School Students, co-authored by Dr. Hedrick, has been very popular across the state of Kentucky.

Dr. Reese Land

Dr. Reese Land, Associate Professor of Trumpet
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Dr. Reese Land hails from Taylorsville, NC and serves as associate professor of trumpet at Campbellsville University where he teaches trumpet and a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including Methods of Music Research, Brass Methods, and Music Appreciation. He holds music degrees from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, NC, the University of Louisville and the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. An avid performer, he performs regularly in a large variety of venues as a soloist and with ensembles such as Orchestra Kentucky Bowling Green, the Derby City Brass Band, the Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, the Don Kreckel Jazz Orchestra, and a host of others. Dr. Land has performed with such artists as Doc Severinsen, Mannheim Steamroller, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and Joshua Bell. Dr. Land is married to Paola Manrique-Land, a professional violinist and string orchestra director at Bardstown City Schools, KY.
Dr. Lisa McArthur Dr. Lisa McArthur, Professor of Music Theory & Flute
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Dr. Lisa McArthur teaches flute, music theory, and graduate courses in music history and music education.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the Crane  School of Music (SUNY Potsdam College), Masters degrees in Performance and Music Theory from Kent State University, and a Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of Kentucky.  She performs, teaches, and adjudicates regularly throughout KY and surrounding states and is the director of the award-winning Quarteto Gracioso (flute quartet).  Her arrangements for flute ensemble are published by Falls House Press.




Dr. Jim Moore, Professor of Music Theory
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A native of New Orleans, Dr. Jim Moore earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Music Theory from the Florida State University. He joined the faculty at Campbellsville University in 1980 and serves at the Full Professor rank, teaching music theory and composition. One of his chief contributions has been to lead the music faculty in achieving and retaining membership in the National Association of Schools of Music by serving as the Coordinator/Editor of the NASM Self-Study in 1988, 1994, 1999, and 2010. Honors include: Kentucky Music Educators Association, Fourth District College/University Teacher of the Year, 2007; Kentucky Music Teachers Association, Composer of the Year, 1995; Kentucky Arts Council, Al Smith Fellowship for Musical Composition, 1988; and included in Who's Who in American Education.
Juliana Moura Juliana Moura, Assistant Professor of Voice
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Juliana Moura is assitant professor of voice and assistant director of the Opera Workshop at Campbellsville University where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate voice students. Born Rio de Janeiro, she started her musical studies at a young age playing violin, piano and flute but her great passion was singing. Before coming to Kentucky Moura taught for five years Suzuki violin in Miami, Fla. at the Alexander Montesorri School. She holds a bachelor degree in church music from South Brazil Baptist Seminary in Rio de Janeiro, an MA from Campbellsville University and an MM Performance from University of Louisville. She is currently in doctoral studies at the University of Kentucky.

Moura had her professional debut as Desdemona in "Otelo" as part of the apprentice artist program at the Kentucky Opera. In that program, she studied under John McMaster, Donnie Ray, and maestro Steven Crawford. Moura has performed operatic roles in Roma Summer 2012 as Countess, First Lady, and scenes as Desdemona, Mimi and Liu. In the United States she performed the roles of Lauretta, The Mother in "Amahl and the Night Visitors", Sister Genevieve, La Ciesca, Despina, Dido, Menotti’s Lucy, Michaela and Frasquita

Moura has participated in master classes given by Mathew Latha as well as the concerts of two major American composers: Jake Heggie and Ben Moore. She has studied with George Darden, Lisa Hasson, Kelly Kuo, Mee Hee Kim and worked with conductors Bob Bernhardt, Joseph Mechavich, Kimcherie Lloyd, Carol Nijes. Directors. She has been under the direction of Garnett Bruce, Thomson Smillie, Michael Ramach, and Kristine McIntyre. Moura received awards as finalist of the famous Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, was a  top seven finalist in the Czech Competion –Montreal, Canada, and received the Gail Robinson Musicianship award. Moura remains active in the field of opera and voice recitals.

Dr. Wesley Roberts Dr. Wesley Roberts, Professor of Musicology, Piano & Organ
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Dr. Wesley Roberts is professor of music at Campbellsville University, where he teaches courses in piano, organ, and musicology, and has been a member of the faculty since 1982. He has presented concerts as pianist and organist throughout the United States, in Europe and in Asia, including premieres of works by the Dutch composers Hans Osieck, Johan van Kempen, and Kees Weggelaar, and the American composers Tom Johnson and James W. Moore. Dr. Roberts was a guest speaker at the 2002 Conference of the Music Teachers National Association in Cincinnati, where he spoke on the topic "Bridging the Gap: Tools and Incentives for Pianists Turned Organists." He is the author of articles and reviews in British, Dutch, and American journals, and co-author with Maurice Hinson of The Piano in Chamber Ensemble, 2nd Edition, published in 2006. His revision of Dr. Hinson's encyclopedic Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire is currently at press.

Dr. Roberts has served as a visiting professor at the French Piano Institute in Paris and at Shanghai Normal University, and as organist at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Ky. and First Baptist Church in Somerset, Ky. for nearly a decade each. He has organized concert tours across Kentucky for international artists from France, Holland, Denmark, England, and China, and has served additionally as President of three professional organizations, including the Kentucky Music Teachers Association, which granted him its' 2005 Distinguished Service Award and 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award.

Dr. April Stephens

Dr. April Sholty, Assistant Professor of Music Education
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Dr. April Sholty graduated with a B.M.E. from Oklahoma Christian University in 2004. She spent three years teaching pre-k through 5th grade general music, middle school band and high school choir in San Antonio, TX. She completed her M.M. in music history and literature from Texas State University in 2008 and went on to complete her Ph.D. in Music Education at the University of Arizona (2012). Her research interests include historical research in music education, arts integration, and the use of children’s literature in music education. Currently, Dr. Sholty serves as Assistant Professor of Music Education and Music Education area coordinator at Campbellsville University.

Russell Thompson Russ Thompson, Assistant Director of Bands/Instructor of Music
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Russ Thompson join the Campbellsville University School of Music in 2012 as Assistant Director of Bands/Instructor of Music at Campbellsville University. His primary responsibilities are assisting with the Tiger Marching Band and CU Basketball Pep Bands as well as conducting the CU Concert Band and CU Chamber Winds. Mr. Thompson also teaches Marching Band Techniques, Secondary Instrumental Methods, Understanding Music, Basic Conducting and applied conducting lessons in the CU School of Music.

Immediately prior to his appointment at Campbellsville University, Mr. Thompson completed the Master’s of Music in Wind Band Conducting at Georgia State University. As a graduate conducting major he conducted the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Wind Orchestra, University Band, Brass Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble. Mr. Thompson was also very active teaching the GSU Marching Band and Basketball Pep Bands, including drill design for the 2011 Panther Marching Band.

Mr. Thompson received the Bachelor’s of Music degree in music education from the University of North Alabama and a Master’s of Education degree in music education from Auburn University. His principal teachers have been; Robert J. Ambrose, Chester Phillips, Rick Good, Corey Spurlin and Lloyd Jones. In addition he has attended conducting classes with Mallory Thompson, H. Robert Reynolds, Alan McMurray, Jerry Junkin, Gary Green, Mark Scatterday, Kevin Sedatole, John Lynch and Jamie Nix.

As a high school band director in Georgia and Alabama his marching bands received numerous superior ratings and awards in all captions. His concert ensembles received superior ratings at the district, state and national levels. With over 15 years of marching band experience, Mr. Thompson is well versed in the marching arts activity. He has served as a drill writer, instructor, and consultant with high schools band throughout Georgia and Alabama. From 1999-2002, he marched with Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps from Lexington, Ky.

Mr. Thompson's professional affiliations include; Kentucky Music Educators Association, National Band Association, College Band Director’s National Association and the College Music Society.

Jennifer Tinnell Jennifer Tinnell, Director of Bands
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Ms. Tinnell was appointed as assistant director of bands in 2001 after her tenure at Marion County High School.  At Marion County she lead her band to a 1A KMEA state championship and many distinguished ratings with her concert band.  In 2005 she moved to head director of the Campbellsville University Tiger Marching Band, and then took over as Director of Bands in 2008.  Currently, she teaches marching band, jazz ensemble, pep band, concert band, wind ensemble, and applied trombone.  Ms. Tinnell is an alumni of Campbellsville University, earning both her bachelor's and master's degree in music education here.
   
   
   
   

Adjunct Faculty

Judith Chen Davis Judith Chen Davis, Piano
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Judith Chen Davis is an adjunct instructor of piano and an independent piano teacher. She has been active as both a solo and ensemble pianist, and frequently accompanies both undergraduate and graduate students of Campbellsville University. She holds the Permanent Certified Teacher of Music in Piano certification from the Music Teachers National Association. Prof. Davis's degrees include a Master of Music degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; Honor Certificates from both Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada and Royal Schools of Music from London, England. She is currently teaching as an adjunct faculty member in class piano and applied piano at Campbellsville University. Her philosophy of teaching is published in the Kentucky Music Teachers Association journal. In 2011, she gave a presentation at the annual Kentucky Music Teachers Association Conference on a "Comparative Study between Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada and Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in London, England

Priscila Dickson Priscila Dickson, Accompanist
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Originally from Vitoria, Brazil, Priscila Dickson has served as an accompanist at Campbellsville University since 2001. Prior to coming to the United States, she worked as a music teacher at FAMES for about seven years. She completed her degree in Piano Performance at FAMES in Brazil and Bachelor in Church Music at Theological Baptist Seminary in Vitoria, Brazil. She received a Master of Music Education degree in 2004, Master of Arts in Music and Master in Piano Pedagogy in 2008 from Campbellsville University. She is a member of Lebanon Baptist Church where she serves as Associate Music Minister, leading worship as the pianist and organist.

Eldia Carla Farias, Piano
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A former resident of Joao Pessoa, Brazil, Eldia Carla Farias has instructed piano for the past 20 years, having been Professor of Piano in Brazil both at the Federal University of Paraiba and at the Conservatory of Music Antenor Navarro. An accomplished performer and active collaborator, she has studied piano in Brazil and United States; received national prizes in Brazilian piano competitions and was soloist of Symphonic Orchestras of Joao Pessoa, Recife, Natal, Londrina and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She performed recitals at Musical Festival in Londrina, Brasilia, at Summer Piano Institute at Yale University by invitation of the director pianist Boris Berman. She was recipient of awards in recognition for exceptional achievement in Piano Performance in both Campbellsville University (2009) and University of Kentucky (2010). In her training years the instructors have included Drs. Irina Voro, Wesley Roberts, Boris Berman, Donald Zent and J.A. Kaplan. Master Classes with Drs. James Nalley, Eugene Pridonoff, Nelson Freire, Boris Berman, Ursula Oppens, Donald Currier, Dora Castro and lessons with Drs. Eugene Pridonoff, Elisabeth Pridonoff, William Budai and Luiz de Moura Castro. She has served as a church pianist at Our Lady of Perpetual Help and pianist/choir director at Fannie Chapel Methodist Church, both in Campbellsville, KY. Eldia Farias is a member of Golden Key International Honour Society, Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society and KMTA – Kentucky Music Teachers Association. Ms. Farias is currently a DMA candidate in Piano Performance at the University of Kentucky. Currently she serves as an intensive collaborator and as an adjunct instructor in Piano at Campbellsville University. She has two sons, Daniel Farias and David Farias.

Joni Farmer


Jonie Farmer, Horn
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Joni Farmer serves as Adjunct Professor of Applied Horn at Campbellsville University. Since 1988, she has worked as Middle School Band Director in the Marion County (Kentucky) School System. Prior to this appointment, she served as Assistant Band Director and Middle School Band Director in the Corbin Independent School System for six years. Mrs. Farmer is a 1988 graduate of the University of Kentucky, earning a Bachelor of Music Education degree. In 1995, she received her Master’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Secondary Guidance Counseling. In 2004, Mrs. Farmer completed her Rank One degree in Educational Leadership from EKU.

Mrs. Farmer maintains an active Horn Studio, teaching beginning through college level horn performance. She performs with the Campbellsville University Orchestra.

In 1998 and 2002, Mrs. Farmer was honored by being selected as Fourth District Middle School Teacher of the Year. She has served as Conductor and Clinician for various Honor’s Bands around the state. Mrs. Farmer is a member of the Music Educator’s National Conference, Kentucky Music Educator’s Association, International Horn Society, Kentucky Educator’s Association and Phi Beta Mu.

Todd Farmer, Saxophone
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Todd Farmer has been involved in the field of education since 1985. His career started in Instrumental Music Education, and was a Band Director for 20 years. Mr. Farmer has received many honors and awards in the music field. His musical talents are evident in both his marching and concert bands, and under his direction, his bands have earned numerous state and national recognitions. Currently, Mr. Farmer serves as Principal at Lebanon Middle School in the Marion County School District.

Mr. Farmer received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of Kentucky, his Master's Degree in Music Education from Western Kentucky University and his Rank I degree in School Administration from Eastern Kentucky University.

Mr. Farmer has served as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the state of Kentucky and is very active with the Kentucky Music Educator's Association. Mr. Farmer was twice selected as Music Teacher of the Year within the Music Educator's Association. He is currently a member of KASA, NMSA, KMEA, MENC, Phi Beta Mu and the International Clarinet Society.

Andrea Levine
Andrea Levine, Clarinet
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A native of New York City, Andrea Levine was appointed Principal Clarinet of the Louisville Orchestra in 2003, and has been on the adjunct faculty of Campbellsville University since 2005. Prior to coming to Louisville, she spent a year as a member of the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida. Before joining New World, Andrea held the position of Interim Principal Clarinet of the Akron Symphony, while completing graduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She completed her undergraduate degree at the Eastman School of Music, and joined the Eastman Wind Ensemble as principal on its 1998 tour of Japan.  Andrea also played principal clarinet of the Eastman Philharmonia during two summer residencies in Heidelberg, Germany, and was featured as a soloist of that ensemble. She served as interim assistant principal/eflat clarinet of the Colorado Symphony for the 2011-12 season. She also won the position of interim second clarinet for the Cleveland Orchestra for the 2007-08 season, and joined them on two European tours. Music festivals in which she has participated include Tanglewood, Sarasota, Kent-Blossom, and Chatauqua. She has been featured as a soloist with the Louisville Orchestra on several occasions, performing  the works of Mozart, Rossini, Debussy, and Weber.

Denis Santos

Denis Santos, Flute
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Denis Santos is from Ceará, Brazil. He began playing the flute at the age of 11 and began his formal flute instruction in 1998. In 2002, he completed the degree of Bachelor of Music from the University of Ceará and in 2008, he completed the degree of Master of Music form Campbellsville University. During the 2008-2009 academic year, he served as a sabbatical replacement for Dr. McArthur at Campbellsville University, teaching undergraduate flute and music theory, as well as directing the University Flute Ensemble. Professor Santos is currently pursuing a DMA in flute performance at the University of Kentucky. In addition to playing the flute, he also teaches Music Theory, plays viola in the Campbellsville University Orchestra, and directs the University Flute Ensemble.

Dong-Yun Shankle

Dong-Yun Kwon Shankle, Bassoon
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Dong-Yun Kwon Shankle is the principal bassoonist with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, also a member of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra and the Nashville Double Reed Ensemble.She holds a Bachelor and Master degrees in bassoon performance from Catholic University in Korea and a Soloist degree from Rotterdam Royal Conservatorium in Holland.She was the winner of the Dong-A International Competition and latter was asked to become a judge for the competition. Mrs. Shankle served as principal bassoonist with Pusan Philharmonic and the KBS Symphony Orchestra in Korea and Fukuoka Symphony Orchestra in Japan.She is well known internationally as a recording artists, soloist, and teacher.

Staff

Anne Gibbs, Secretary
Larry Cundiff, Piano Tuner