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The UNF School of Music offers students an opportunity to work with world-class faculty. Graduates hold positions in all aspects of the music industry, including performing in the nation’s top professional ensembles, performing as the industry’s leading artists, touring internationally and serving as leading pedagogues in music education. Click each heading to discover our internationally known faculty by area of teaching.


Name Position Department Area
Randall Tinnin  Professor & Director of the UNF School of Music Brass
Tristan Clarke  Professor Brass
 Marc Dickman  Associate Professor Brass
 James Jenkins  Adjunct Professor Brass
Casey Maday  Adjunct Professor Brass
 Kevin Reid  Adjunct Professor Brass


Name Position Department Name
 Erin Bodnar  Assistant Professor Conducting
 Simon Shiao  Associate Professor Conducting
 Cara Tasher  Professor & Director of Choral Activities Conducting

Jazz Studies

Name Position Department Areas
 J.B. Scott  Associate Professor & Area Coordinator  Trumpet /Artistic Director of Great American Jazz Series
 Lynne Arriale  Professor Jazz Studies & Piano
 Todd DelGiudice  Assistant Professor Jazz Studies & Saxophone
 Marc Dickman  Associate Professor Jazz Studies & Low Brass: Trombone/Euphonium/Tuba
 Michael Emmert  Adjunct Professor Jazz Studies & Saxophone
 Scott Giddens  Adjunct Professor Jazz Studies & Piano/Combo 
 Danny Gottlieb  Adjunct Professor Jazz Studies & Drumset
 Bunky Green  Professor Emeritus & Director of Jazz Studies Emeritus Jazz Studies
 Barry Greene Professor Jazz Studies & Guitar 
 Clarence Hines Associate Professor Jazz Studies & Trombone/Arranging
James Hogan Adjunct Professor Jazz Studies & Guitar
Dennis Marks  Associate Professor Jazz Studies & Bass
William Prince Professor Emeritus  Jazz Studies
Dave Steinmeyer Adjunct Professor Jazz Studies & Trombone

 Music Education

Name Position Department Area
 Timothy J. Groulx  Associate Professor & Area Coordinator Music Education
Rose Francis  Adjunct Professor Music Education
 Jane Palmer  Adjunct Professor Music Education


Name Position Department Area
 Andrea Venet  Assistant Professor & Area Coordinator Percussion
 Kevin Garry  Adjunct Professor Percussion
 Mike Taylor Adjunct Professor Percussion
 Charlotte Mabrey  Professor Emeritus  Percussion


Name Position Department Area
 Erin K. Bennett  Assistant Professor & Area Coordinator Piano/Pedagogy
 Sarah Hartley  Adjunct Professor Class Piano
 Michael Mastronicola  Adjunct Professor Piano
 Lynne Radcliffe  Adjunct Professor Piano
 Gary Smart  Adjunct Professor Piano/Composition/Improvisation
 Chad Spears  Adjunct Professor Class Piano


Name Position Department Area
 Nick Curry  Associate Professor Strings/Cello
 Melissa Barrett  Adjunct Professor Strings/Violin
 Grace Bahng Gavin  Adjunct Professor Strings/Cello
 Christopher Chappell  Adjunct Professor Strings/Violin
 DJ Cheek  Adjunct Professor Strings/Viola
 Simon Shiao  Associate Professor Strings/Violin/Viola
 John Voss Adjunct Professor  Strings/String Techniques/Pedagogy
 John Wieland Adjunct Professor Strings/Bass




Name Position Department Area
 Stephen Gosden  Assistant Professor & Area Coordinator Theory/History
 Stephanie Magnus  Adjunct Professor & Musicology & Area Coordinator  Theory/History
 Sarah Caissie Provost  Assistant Professor Theory/History
 Scott Swan  Adjunct Professor Theory/History


Name Position Department Area
James Hall Associate Professor, Tenor, & Area Coordinator Voice
Dina Barone Adjunct Professor & Contralto Voice
Krzysztof Biernacki Professor, Baritone, & Head of Applied Voice Voice
Brittany Fouché Adjunct Professor & Soprano Voice
Tommy Shapard Adjunct Professor & Sacred Music Voice
Cara Tasher Professor, Soprano, & Director of Choral Activities Voice
Adina Pavlesich Adjunct Professor & Voice Voice
Marilyn Smart Adjunct Professor & Soprano Voice


Name      Position Department Area
Michael Bovenzi  Associate Professor, Saxophone, & Area Coordinator  Woodwinds
Ann Adams  Adjunct Professor, Applied Oboe, & Chamber Music Woodwinds
Erin Bodnar  Assistant Professor & Director of Bands Woodwinds
Gordon R. Brock  Professor Emeritus Woodwinds
Rhonda Cassano  Adjunct Professor & Flute Woodwinds
Conrad Cornelison  Adjunct Professor & Bassoon Woodwinds
Gia Sastre  Adjunct Professor & Flute Woodwinds
Sunshine Simmons  Assistant Professor & Clarinet Woodwinds
Peter Wright Assistant Professor & Clarinet Woodwinds







Gordon R. Brock, Professor Emeritus

Contact: (904) 620-3832 -


Rhonda Cassano, Adjunct Professor, Flute 

Contact: (904) 620-5862 -


Conrad Cornelison, Adjunct Professor, Bassoon

Contact: (904) 620-2961 -


Gia Sastre, Adjunct Professor, Flute

Contact: (904) 620-2961 -


Sunshine Simmons, Assistant Professor, Clarinet

Contact: (904) 620-1757 -


Peter Wright, Adjunct Professor, Clarinet

Contact: (904) 620-2961 -