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  

Lori Barnet

Lecturer in Music, cello

Lori Barnet has been a faculty member at the George Washington University since 1991 where she teaches cello, coaches chamber music, serves as area coordinator for string studies, and appears regularly in faculty performances.
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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.
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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.
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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  

James Levy

Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Music Program

Adjunct Professor Emeritus James Levy is a jazz pianist, composer and educator.
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Kip Lornell

Adjunct Professor of Music, History & Culture

Kip Lornell has been teaching courses in American music and ethnomusicology at GW since 1992. 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.
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Patrick Merrill

Lecturer in Music

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

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David Perkel

Professorial Lecturer in Music, trombone

An active educator, Dr. Perkel is professor of trombone and euphonium at Towson University and professor of trombone at George Washington University.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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