Music Faculty

John Albertson

Professor Emeritus of Music in Residence, Music Program

John Albertson, Professor Emeritus of Music at George Washington University, is an applied music instructor in Classical and Jazz Guitar. Read More  

Robert Baker

Associate Professor, Performance Director of Performance Studies Producer, Corcoran Events

Robert Baker has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Music for 25 years. A singer who performs with the Metropolitan Opera, the Washington National Opera, the National Symphony and with choral organizations across the country, he focuses on new music and new ways of thinking about and presenting the traditional repertoire. He teaches voice lessons and in the classroom. Read More  

Carrie Bean Stute

Professorial Lecturer in Music (Cello)

Cellist Carrie Bean Stute is co-founder and co-artistic director of the Capitol Hill-based Chiarina Chamber Players, a chamber music series and flexible ensemble that has won critical acclaim for its artistry and innovative programming. Read More  

Douglas Boyce

Professor, Composition

Douglas Boyce writes chamber music that draws on Renaissance traditions and modernist aesthetics, building rich rhythmic structures that shift between order, fragmentation, elegance, and ferocity. Read More  

Joseph Connell

Lecturer in Music

Joseph Connell teaches percussion lessons and directs the GW Percussion Ensemble. Read More  

Andrew Donlon

Lecturer in Music

Andrew Donlon is one of the United States’ premier competitive bagpipers, having extensive experience in top level solo competitions and as a key member in top tier bands. Read More  

Elizabeth Field

Lecturer in Music

Elizabeth Field teaches violin and chamber music in the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Music Program.
Read More  

Mary Findley

Adjunct Professor of Music, Music Program

Mary Findley has been featured as a violin soloist with many orchestras, including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Schippers.
Read More  

Erin R. Freeman

Director of Choral Activities, Program of Music

Conductor, artistic leader, and pedagogue Erin Freeman serves in multiple positions throughout the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia and maintains an international presence through guest conducting engagementsRead More  

Loren Kajikawa

Program Head & Associate Professor, History & Culture

Loren Kajikawa is an associate professor of music. His main area of research and teaching is American music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with special attention to the dynamics of race and politics. Read More  

Fred Marcellus

Lecturer in Music, Trumpet, Music Program

Fred Marcellus is an active teacher, clinician, adjudicator, soloist, freelance trumpet player and D.C. native. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Wichita State University.
Read More  

Dr. Shana Mashego

Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Music

As an avid researcher, Dr. Mashego's work probes into the origin story of African Americans, as well as their contributions, struggles, triumphs, and disparities while living inside of the United States of America. Dr. Mashego’s research includes sharp focus upon the contributions of the African American musician while studying the ever evolving African American cultural narrative. Read More  

Patrick Merrill

Lecturer in Music

Patrick Merrill is a pianist, organist, and harpsichordist with degrees from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
Read More  

Eugene Montague

Associate Professor, Musicianship & Theory Undergraduate Advisor, Music

Eugene Montague joined the faculty at the George Washington University in the fall of 2009, having previously taught for several years at the University of Central Florida. Professor Montague's research focuses on many of the ways in which music interacts with movement, including music and dance, theories of performance, and links between musical experience and human consciousness.
Read More  

Toby Mountain

Professorial Lecturer in Music, History & Culture

Toby is an educator and an audio mastering engineer with credits ranging from David Bowie to Alison Krauss.
Read More  

Dumisani (aka Dumi Right) Ndlovu

Lecturer in Music

Dumisani Ndlovu aka Dumi Right, is a performing artist, MC, songwriter, and cultural ambassador who has been recognized as a standard bearer in global and progressive hip hop circles for many years. Read More  

Lauren Onkey

Director, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Professor, History and Culture, Music Program

Lauren Onkey is the director of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University. Dr. Onkey, a longtime educator, scholar, producer and museum professional, leads the school’s combination of programs across its diverse fields of art and study, in the context of the school's tradition of community engagement. Read More  

Molly Orlando

Lecturer in Music

Pianist Molly Orlando is recognized as a soloist, collaborator, and teacher throughout the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area.
Read More  

Jon Ozment

Lecturer in Music

Jon Ozment is a jazz piano instructor. He has over 30 years of experience in performance, teaching, improvisation, theory, and jazz history. Read More  

Malinee Peris

Professor Emeritus of Piano, Music Program

Sri Lankan–born Malinee Jayasinghe-Peris teaches piano at the George Washington University as Professor Emeritus of Music.

Read More  

Amy Reiff

Lecturer in Music

Amy Reiff is a lecturer of voice in the Music Program of the George Washington University's Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.
Read More  

Millicent Scarlett

Adjunct Professor of Voice, Music Program

Millicent Scarlett is an adjunct professor of voice and vocal facilitator in the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design's Music Program. She has been the winner of numerous awards, and scholarships, most notably the Luciano Pavarotti International Competition as a winner and a National Semi-finalist at The Met.
Read More  

Michael J. Schmitz

Lecturer in Music, bands

A native of Dyersville, Iowa, Professor Schmitz began his musical studies on trumpet under instruction from his father at age ten and switched to trombone two years later.
Read More  

Mara Sherman

Academic Program Administrator for Music

Mara administers the day to day operations of the Music program, working with faculty and other Corcoran staff to plan events, schedule courses and help students succeed. They play the bass clarinet poorly, but with great enthusiasm..
Read More  

Stephani Stang

Lecturer in Music, flute

Stephani Stang has been a member of the George Washington University Music faculty since 1997. She previously held the position of Lecturer in Flute at both Howard University and Catholic University.

Read More  

Heather Stebbins

Assistant Professor, Electronic & Computer Music

Heather Stebbins is a composer, technologist, synthesist, and educator based in Washington, DC, where she is Assistant Professor of Electronic and Computer Music at George Washington University.Read More  

Andrew Toy

Lecturer in Music

Andrew Toy uses percussion as a starting point for composition and sonic exploration. In the studio and on stage, Andrew twists, distorts, and re-arranges the sound of the drums to create soundscapes that are both intense and atmospheric. Read More  

Michaela Trnkova

Lecturer in Music

Michaela Trnkova, international harpist, is Lecturer in Harp at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design’s Music Program. She is an honor graduate of the Prague Conservatory and holds a Bachelors in Music, and Masters in Music from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.
Read More  

Jessica Warren

Lecturer in Music

Dr. Jessica Warren teaches oboe as Lecturer in Music at George Washington University. She is an in-demand orchestral performer, chamber musician, and teacher throughout the United States.
Read More  

Uri Wassertzug

Lecturer in Music

Violist Uri Wassertzug has performed around the world in locations including Alaska, the UK, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand. He is a member of the National Chamber Ensemble and appears frequently on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Concerts series.

Read More  

Stephen Wellman

Adjunct Professor of Voice, Music Program

Bachelor of Music, MDiv, PhD (ABD). US Navy veteran, served 24 years as a vocalist with the Navy Band Sea Chanters.

Read More  

Colin Wise

Lecturer in Music (Low Brass)

Colin Wise is an active trombonist and educator in the Washington, DC area. He holds a dual Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in Trombone Performance and Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media, along with a Master of Music degree from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. Read More  

A. Scott Wood

Director of Orchestral Activities, Music Program

A. Scott Wood is director of orchestral activities at the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of Arts and Design.

Read More  

Ning Yu

Assistant Professor, Performance Director, Chamber Ensembles

Praised for her "taut and impassioned performance" by the New York Times, pianist Ning Yu performs with vigor and dedication for traditional and avant-garde repertoire of the 20th and 21st century on stages across the United States, Europe and Asia.
Read More