Faculty & Staff


Gale Odom
email 318-869-5235
Dean of the School of Music; Professor of Music

Candace Maynard
email 318-869-5235
Music Secretary
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Vocal Music

Gale Odom
email 318-869-5235
Dean of the School of Music; Professor of Music
Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Language Diction, Senior Assessment
B.M., North Texas State University, 1975. M.M., Indiana University, 1978. D.M.A., University of North Texas, 1991.
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Twyla Robinson
email 318-869-5174
Artist in Residence
Voice, Singers' Performance Workshop, Class Voice
B.M., Centenary College, 1993. M.M., Indiana University, (pending). Adler Fellow, San Francisco Opera, 2002.
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Janice Aiken
email 318-869-5235
Lecturer in Music, Voice
B.M., Conservatory of Music Cincinnati, 1978. M.Mus., Conservatory of Cincinnati, 2003.
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Ron Bermingham
Lecturer in Music, Voice, Music Theatre
M.A. Arizona State University; M.M. Université de Montréal; Ph.D. McGill University
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Choral Music

David Hobson
email 318-869-5200
A.C. "Cheesy" Voran Choir Director; Director of Choral Activities; Lecturer in Music
Centenary College Choir, Sacred Music, Music History
B.M., Centenary College of LA, 1998. M.S.M., Emory University, 2003. D.M.A., Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge, 2010.
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Cory Wikan
email 318-869-5175
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
Camerata, Conducting, Music Education
B.A., Luther College, 1999; M.M., Northwestern University, 2002; D.M.A., Boston University, 2014.
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Keyboard Music

Ross Smith
email 318-869-5071
Associate Professor of Music
Piano, Class Piano, Music History and Literature
B.M., Brigham Young University, 1992. M.M., University of Michigan, 1994. D.M.A., University of Michigan, 1997.
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Cathy DeRousse
email 318-841-7239
Lecturer in Music, Piano, Music theory, Collaborative Piano
B.M., Oklahoma Baptist University, 1975. M.M., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1979.
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Hollice Watson
email 318-869-5235
Lecturer in Music, Organ
B.M., Birmingham-Southern College, 1983. M.M., Eastman School of Music, 1984. D.M.A., Eastman School of Music, 1987.
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Joy Ratcliff
email 318-869-5235
Lecturer in Music, Director of the Piano Preparatory Program
B.M., Centenary College, 1977. M.A., San Jose State University, 1981.

Daniel Ley
email 318-294-5072
Staff Coach/Accompanist, Piano
B.M., Centenary College, 2007.
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Instrumental Music

Todd Gabriel
email 318-869-5403
Associate Professor of Music
Hurley Orchestra, Composition, Music Theory, Music History
B.M., The Juilliard School, 1980. M.M., Louisiana State University, 1984. D.M.A., University of Arizona, 2003.
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Tom Hundemer
email 318-869-5247
Director of Music Library; Lecturer in Music
Music Technology, French Horn, Music Literature
B.M., University of Southern Mississippi, 1976. M.A., University of Iowa, 1979.
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Christopher Allen
Lecturer in Music, String Bass
B.M., Webster University, 1984.
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Leon Brown
email 318-869-5235
Lecturer in Music, Guitar
A.B., Stanford University, 1979. M.A., San Jose State at California, 1992.
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Laura Crawford
email 318-869-5639
Lecturer in Music, Violin, Director of the Centenary Suzuki School
B.M., University of Texas, 1975. M.M., University of Texas, 1976.
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Adrienne Gabriel
Lecturer in Music, Viola
B.M., New England Conservatory, 1979.
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Terry Hopkins
email 318-869-5235
Lecturer in Music, Instrumental Music Education, Technology advisor
B.M.E., Northwestern State University, 1977. M.M. Northwestern State University 1989.
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Sally Horak
email 318-869-5235
Lecturer in Music, Flute
B.M., Cleveland Institute of Music, 1971.
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Robert Maynard
email 318-869-5235
Lecturer in Music, Saxophone
B.M.E, Northeast Louisiana University, 1980.
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Thomas Phillips
email 318-869-5235
Lecturer in Music, Clarinet
B.M., University of Missouri, 1972. M.A., University of Iowa, 1975. M.F.A., University of Iowa, 1983.
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Michael Scarlato
email 318-869-5235
Lecturer in Music, Trumpet
B.M., Centenary College, 1977. M.M., University of Miami, 1982.
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Chandler Teague
email 318-869-5235
Lecturer in Music, Percussion, Percussion ensemble
B.M., Centenary College, 1974.
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Kristina Vaska-Haas
email 318-869-5235
Lecturer in Music, Cello
B.M., SUNY Potsdam, 1982. M.M., Northern Illinois University, 1984.
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Theresa Zale Bridges
email 318-869-5235
Lecturer in Music, Oboe
B.M., Northwestern University, 1985. M.M., Eastman School of Music, 1988.
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