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    [Section_Value3] => <p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">Dr. Natalie Adcock Leeson is the Instructor of Horn at Western Kentucky University, a position she has held since 2011. Her responsibilities include teaching applied horn, horn ensemble, brass techniques, and music history courses. Dr. Lesson also serves as Adjunct Instructor of Music at Southern Kentucky Community and Technical College, teaching courses in music appreciation, American music history and the history of Rock and Roll.</span><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">Dr. Leeson maintains a large and active horn studio, both at WKU and privately. Her students have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in horn performance, preform in regional orchestras, and have attended numerous festivals and workshops. Dr. Leeson has served as the final round sight reading judge for the KMEA All-State bands and orchestra for the past 6 years and gives an annual WKU &ldquo;All-State Help Session&rdquo; for high school students across the state.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">An active chamber musician, Dr. Leeson performs regularly with the WKU Faculty Brass Quintet, and with her personal brass quintet, Southern Kentucky Brass. She has been heard internationally, being accepted to and performing in brass festivals including the Jeju International Brass Competition and &ldquo;Exploring Brass in Greece&rdquo; with Millennium Brass. As an orchestral musician, Dr. Leeson plays axillary horn with several regional orchestras, including Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="font-size: medium;">An advocate for new music for horn and new ways to perform music, Dr. Leeson concentrated her doctoral research on the music for horn and piano or electronics by composer Michael Kallstrom. She has performed his works for horn and electronics on several recitals, and recently performed and gave a lecture on these works at the Mid-South Horn Workshop. Dr. Leeson also commissioned a piece for horn and piano from Kallstrom in 2013, which he entitled <em>Share the Light</em></span><span style="font-size: medium;">.</span></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Dr. Leeson holds degrees in horn performance from the University of Alabama (DMA), the University of Florida (MM), and Western Kentucky University (BM). Her teachers include Charles &ldquo;Skip&rdquo; Snead, Paul Basler, and Lorraine Fader. </span><span style="font-size: medium;">She can be heard playing principal horn on the University of Florida&rsquo;s Wind Symphony CD <em>Raise the Roof</em></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> which was released on the Mark label in 2009. Dr. Leeson has also been involved in several recording projects for Carl Fischer Music, Inc.</span></span></p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p><strong>Heidi &Aacute;lvarez</strong> is Professor of Music at Western Kentucky University, where she teaches flute, flute chamber music, and music theory.&nbsp; Additionally, she plays second flute in the Orchestra Kentucky Bowling Green and is a mother of three.&nbsp; She has performed as a flute soloist and has taught masterclasses across the United States as well as in Europe, Central America, and Canada.&nbsp; Dr. &Aacute;lvarez released compact disc recordings that feature commissioned flute chamber music: Flute Chamber Music by Michael Kallstrom; Volume One (CRC 2911) released in 2007 and Volume Two released in 2012, both on the Centaur Records Label; The Light Wraps You on the MSR Classics Label (MS 1217).&nbsp;&nbsp; She served as Treasurer and a board member for the Flute Society of Kentucky from 2005 to 2018, and served as the Site Host and Program Chair for five of these festivals.&nbsp;&nbsp; As an avid supporter of up-and-coming flutists, Dr. &Aacute;lvarez is a member of the Flute Society of Kentucky, the MidSouth Flute Society, and the National Flute Association.&nbsp; Dr. &Aacute;lvarez holds degrees in flute performance from The Oberlin Conservatory of Music (B.M.) and from The Florida State University (M.M. and D.M.).&nbsp; Her former flute teachers include Michel Debost, Kathleen Chastain, and Charles DeLaney.&nbsp; Prior to her appointment in Bowling Green, Dr. &Aacute;lvarez was the Principal Flutist in the North State Symphony and taught flute and numerous courses in music theory and musicology at California State University, Chico. <a href="mailto:heidi.alvarez@wku.edu">heidi.alvarez@wku.edu</a></p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p><span lang="en-US"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman,serif; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Debbie Belcher is in her third year as an adjunct professor teaching Music Appreciation.</span></span><span style="color: #1f497d; font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp; </span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">She is a graduate of WKU, with a BM, MAE, and Rank I.</span></span><span style="color: #1f497d; font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp; Belcher </span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;is currently the Director of Choral Activities at South Warren High School</span></span><span style="color: #1f497d; font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"> in Bowling Green, Kentucky.</span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><br /> </span></span></span></span></span></p>
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    [Section_Value4] => <p><strong>Dr. Mark Berry</strong> is Professor of Percussion at Western Kentucky University. He is Principal Timpanist with Orchestra Kentucky, a position he has held since 2002. As timpanist and percussionist, he has performed with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Cleveland Baroque Ensemble, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, the Owensboro Symphony, the Cantari Singers of Columbus, the Great Lakes Symphony Orchestra, the Westerville Symphony, the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, and the Adrian Symphony Orchestra.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Dr. Berry's three solo CD recordings can be heard on the Soundset record label.&nbsp; An avid composer, Berry&rsquo;s compositions are published by Bachovich Music Publishing, C-Alan Publications, HoneyRock Publishing, Living Sound Publications, and Tapspace Publications.&nbsp; He has also published several articles in <em>Percussive Notes</em> and is a recognized authority on the triangle&mdash;its history, repertoire, and instrument design.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Through a grant award from the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education, Dr. Berry founded the WKU Steelband in 2004.&nbsp; Also, Dr. Berry has served as percussion writer, arranger, instructor, adjudicator, and consultant with many high school marching band programs throughout the Midwest.</p>
<p>Prior to coming to Western Kentucky University, Dr. Berry taught percussion at West Virginia University and the University of Michigan, Flint.&nbsp; Dr. Berry has earned degrees from the University of Michigan and The Ohio State University.&nbsp; His principal teachers include Michael Udow, Salvatore Rabbio, and James L. Moore, with additional studies with Michael Bump and Fernando Meza.</p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p><strong>Lee K. Blakeman</strong> is a founding member of <a href="http://quaternitytrombones.net/">Quaternity Trombones</a>, Principal Trombone of the <a href="http://www.evansvillephilharmonic.org/">Evansville (IN) Symphony Orchestra</a> and <a href="http://www.orchestrakentucky.com/">Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green</a>, Second/Assistant Principal Trombone of the <a href="http://owensborosymphony.org/">Owensboro (KY) Symphony Orchestra</a>, Adjunct Instructor of Trombone at <a href="http://ww.wku.edu/music">Western Kentucky University</a>, and maintains a private studio.&nbsp; Mr. Blakeman also frequently performs as a substitute trombonist for both the Louisville Orchestra and Nashville Symphony Orchestra.</p>
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<p>Violist Andrew Braddock is currently on the faculty of Western Kentucky University (WKU) and the WKU Pre-College Strings Program.&nbsp; He teaches viola at the university and maintains a full pre-college studio of young violinists and violists. Andrew has given masterclasses throughout the United States and abroad, at institutions such as the Xi&rsquo;an Conservatory (China), the Da&rsquo;an School (Taiwan), the Indiana University Summer String Academy, and Oklahoma University. He has presented pedagogy sessions at the Kentucky and Tennessee Music Educators Association conferences (KMEA and TMEA), and serves as the New Music Editor for the Journal of the American Viola Society. In addition to his many recital performances in the Kentucky area, Andrew has performed in Israel, Austria, Indiana and Colorado.&nbsp; He currently serves as the principal violist of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, and he has been a member of the Evansville Philharmonic and Owensboro Symphony Orchestras. Andrew studied violin and viola pedagogy with Mimi Zweig at Indiana University and has taught in the IU String Academy. He is in the process of completing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Kentucky. He holds a Masters in Viola performance from Indiana University, under the tutelage of Atar Arad, and a Bachelors of Music (<em>summa cum laude</em>) from Vanderbilt University, where he was awarded the Jean Keller Heard Prize for Excellence in string performance.&nbsp; His principal teachers are Atar Arad, Kathryn Plummer, and John Graham.</p>
<p>Visit his personal website for his recordings, writings, and arrangements for viola. <a href="http://www.andybraddock.com">andybraddock.com</a></p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Jennifer Brennan-Hondorp, soprano, maintains an active performing schedule on the concert, opera and musical theatre stage. Highlights of past seasons include appearances with the New England Symphonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Osaka Telemann Chamber Orchestra in Tokyo and Osaka, Oregon Bach Festival Ensemble, Grand Rapids Symphony, Duke Chapel Orchestra, Detroit Civic Symphony Orchestra, Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra, and the Bowling Green Western Symphony Orchestra.</p>
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<p>John Cipolla was elected and served for eight years on the International Clarinet Association Board of Directors in the leadership positions of president and secretary. He has held leadership positions with a variety of other professional organizations and strives to balance these leadership positions with a performing and teaching career. Of his teaching, a former student said, &ldquo;<em>Dr. Cipolla is very good about leading me out of my comfort zone and pushing me to transcend the limits I place on myself.&rdquo; </em>John is currently Professor of Music at Western Kentucky University (USA). He has been awarded the University of North Carolina at Greensboro&rsquo;s Distinguished Alumni award, the Kentucky Music Educator&rsquo;s &ldquo;Teacher of the Year&rdquo; District Three award three times and the state award once. John created a play-along instructional recording of much of the Carl Baermann Method for Clarinet, published on Music Minus One records. He is regularly invited to serve on juries for competitions, internationally and in the US. He has performed solo and chamber music recitals throughout the United States of America, Europe and South America. He has recorded on Sony, ECM New Series, Centaur, Nonesuch, Dance Vision Records, NBC television, and numerous radio broadcasts and has released three solo recordings. John has also had a varied career as a multiple woodwind player (clarinets, saxophones, flute, piccolo) in New York City prior to teaching full time. While in NYC, he performed and/or recorded with an eclectic array of artists and ensembles including The New York City Opera, St. Luke&rsquo;s Chamber Orchestra, Meredith Monk, Aretha Franklin, Liberace, Johnny Mathis, Dizzy Gillespie, Mario Bauza&rsquo;s Latin Jazz Ensemble, as well as being a tenured member of the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra and one of the longest running Broadway shows, <em>CATS. </em>John currently focuses his professional energies on teaching, recording contemporary solo and chamber clarinet music, and commissioning clarinet quartet music for <em>The International Clarinet Quartet</em>&ndash;a quartet he co-founded with clarinetist/composer, Osvaldo Listen (Argentina), clarinetist/bass clarinetist, Sauro Berti and clarinetist, Piero Vincenti (Italy). Their recent recording, <em>Ritmo Nuovo </em>is available through CDBaby.com. He is a Selmer Paris, Gonzalez Reed and Silverstein Works clarinet artist. John was a scholarship student of Joe Allard at The Juilliard School in New York City. He holds the Bachelor of Music in saxophone performance from The Eastman School of Music, studying with William Osseck, the Master of Music degree in clarinet performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, studying with Dr. George Jones, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in clarinet performance from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, studying with Dr. Kelly Burke.</p>
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    [Section_Value4] => <p>KMEA Allstate Clarinet (fast): <a href="https://youtu.be/bwFrKMP4g-c">https://youtu.be/bwFrKMP4g-c</a></p>
<p>KMEA Allstate Clarinet (slow): <a href="https://youtu.be/3xZ32jh4tEU">https://youtu.be/3xZ32jh4tEU</a></p>
<p>KMEA Allstate Bass Clarinet (slow): <a href="https://youtu.be/sWyxxo8rxic">https://youtu.be/sWyxxo8rxic</a></p>
<p>KMEA Allstate Alto Saxophone (fast): <a href="https://youtu.be/JuXtabl12og">https://youtu.be/JuXtabl12og</a></p>
<p>KMEA Allstate Alto Saxophone (slow): <a href="https://youtu.be/sCXeRukmI1g">https://youtu.be/sCXeRukmI1g</a></p>
<p>Fixing Clarinet Undertones: <a href="https://youtu.be/xBPU-ruhe24">https://youtu.be/xBPU-ruhe24</a></p>
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<p><strong>2011:&nbsp; University Distinguished Professor (5 year appointment with emeritus status)</strong></p>
<p>2011:&nbsp; WKU Kelly Autism Program Altoria Award: Highest award presented</p>
<p>2010:&nbsp; WKU Kelly Autism Program Faculty Contribution Award</p>
<p>2008:&nbsp; KMEA College/University Teacher of the Year</p>
<p>2008:&nbsp; WKU Faculty Fellow (4 selected from the WKU faculty)</p>
<p>2007:&nbsp; WKU Teaching Scholar</p>
<p>2006;&nbsp; WKU Potter College Award for Teaching</p>
<p>2006:&nbsp; Kentucky Colonel Award presented by Ernie Fletcher, Kentucky Arts Awards Luncheon, February 9, 2006</p>
<p>2005:&nbsp; Empire Who&rsquo;s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals</p>
<p>2005:&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Music Education Association (KMEA) Distinguished Leadership/Service Award: State-level award for the teaching and advancement of music education across the Commonwealth and nation. (Highest award, presented only upon meritorious achievement in music education.)</p>
<p>2004:&nbsp; Third District Music Educators Association (TDMEA) Citation for Service</p>
<p>2001:&nbsp; WKU Potter College Faculty Award for Public Service</p>
<p>2001:&nbsp; KMEA Citation for Service: State-level award for the advancement of music teaching across the Commonwealth.</p>
<p>1998:&nbsp; Recognized by President Bill Clinton at the National Awards in the Arts ceremony at the White House, Washington, DC&nbsp; for outstanding&nbsp; contributions to Kentucky Arts Education (November)</p>
<p>Professional Memberships include Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Kappa Lambda, Mu Phi Epsilon, International Society for Music Education, National Association for Music Education, Kentucky Music Educators Association and Third District Music Educators Association.</p>
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Department of Music


Natalie Adcock Leeson

Natalie Adcock Leeson
-

Heidi Alvarez

Heidi Alvarez
-

  • Email: heidi.alvarez@wku.edu
  • Office: FAC 321
  • Phone Number: (270) 745-4696
  • Woodwinds Flute
  • Music Theory and Composition
Debbie Belcher

Debbie Belcher
-

Mark Berry

Mark Berry
-

  • Email: mark.berry@wku.edu
  • Office: FAC 166
  • Phone Number: (270) 745-5894
  • Brass and Percussion Percussion
Sarah Berry

Sarah Berry
-

Lee Blakeman

Lee Blakeman
-

  • Email: lee.blakeman@wku.edu
  • Office: FAC 346
  • Phone Number: (270) 745-3751
  • Brass and Percussion Trombone
Andrew Braddock

Andrew Braddock
-

Jennifer Brennan-Hondorp

Jennifer Brennan-Hondorp
-

John Cipolla

John Cipolla
-

Regina Daugherty

Regina Daugherty
- Office Associate

Darryl Dockery

Darryl Dockery
- Music Adjunct Faculty

Scott Harris

Scott Harris
- Department Head

Matthew Herman

Matthew Herman
-

Paul Hondorp

Paul Hondorp
-

  • Email: paul.hondorp@wku.edu
  • Office: MH 208
  • Phone Number: (270) 745-5923
  • Ensembles and Conductors Choirs
Lisa Hussung

Lisa Hussung
-

Jeremy Kelly

Jeremy Kelly
-

Liza Kelly

Liza Kelly
-

Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee
- Office Assciate

Ching-Yi Lin

Ching-Yi Lin
-

Leslie Lloyd

Leslie Lloyd
- Music Adjunct

Zachary Lopes

Zachary Lopes
-

John Martin

John Martin
-

  • Email: john.martin@wku.edu
  • Office: FAC 325
  • Phone Number: (270) 745-6890
  • Strings Guitar
  • Ensembles and Conductors Guitar Ensemble/Jazz
Marilyn Nije

Marilyn Nije
-

Beth Pope

Beth Pope
-

Wayne Pope

Wayne Pope
-

Clay Powell

Clay Powell
- Music Adjunct

Gary Schallert

Gary Schallert
-

Bill Scott

Bill Scott
-

  • Email: bill.scott@wku.edu
  • Office: MH 209
  • Phone Number: (270) 745-6521
  • Music History and Appreciation
Marshall Scott

Marshall Scott
-

Keith Sorrels

Keith Sorrels
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Alesia Speer

Alesia Speer
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Donald Speer

Donald Speer
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Dr. Brian St. John

Dr. Brian St. John
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  • Email: brian.stjohn@wku.edu
  • Office: MRH 209
  • Phone Number: 270-745-8744
  • Ensembles and Conductors Orchestra
  • Music Theory and Composition
Kenneth Stein

Kenneth Stein
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Joseph Stites

Joseph Stites
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  • Email: joe.stites@wku.edu
  • Office: FAC 335
  • Phone Number: (270) 745-4388
  • Brass and Percussion Tuba and Euphonium
Robyn Swanson

Robyn Swanson
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Lauren Whitham

Lauren Whitham
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Dr. Catherine Wilson

Dr. Catherine Wilson
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Mary Wolinski

Mary Wolinski
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  • Email: mary.wolinski@wku.edu
  • Office: FAC 323
  • Phone Number: (270) 745-5059
  • Music History and Appreciation
Todd Woodward

Todd Woodward
- Music Adjunct

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