Music Faculty

Chair, Director of Choral Activities

Dr. J. Porter Stokeschristmas porter 2

  • Barskdale Chair of Music
  • BS & MM, University of SC
  • DMA, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • Office Phone: 833-8468 (8470) pstokes@presby.edu

 

Guitar

Dr. James BucklandBucklandJames

  • BA, University of Toronto
  • MM, University of Akron
  • DMA, University of South Carolina
  • Office Phone: 833-8470 jpbucklan@presby.edu

 

Piano, Class Piano, Music History

Dr. Karen Bucklandbuckland2

  • BM, Mansfield University
  • MM, University of SC
  • DMA, University of SC
  • Office Phone: 833-8467 kbuck@presby.edu

 

Double Reeds

Ms. Sonja Condit CoppenbargerGE DIGITAL CAMERA

  • BM, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
  • MM, New England Conservatory of Music
  • MFA, Converse College
  • Office Phone: 833-8470 sccoppenb@presby.edu

 

Organ, Theory, Handbells, Men’s Chorus

Dr. Ron DavisRonDAtl

  • BM, Ouachita Baptist University
  • MM, University of Kansas
  • DMA, University of Kansas
  • Office Phone: 833-8422 rdavis@presby.edu

 

Horn

Ms. Kerri GearheartKerri PC Bio Photo

  • BM, University of SC
  • MM, University of SC
  • kgearhea@presby.edu

 

Low Brass, Brass Quintet

Mr. P. Neil DuncanNDuncan

  • BM, Limestone College
  • MM (in process), Converse College
  • Office Phone: 833-8470 pnduncan@presby.edu

 

 

Coordinator of Vocal Studies, Voice, Opera, Musical Theater, Music History

Dr. Christian ElserHeadshot2

  • AS, Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts
  • BM, University of Wisconsin
  • MM, Northwestern University
  • DMA, University of Kansas
  • Office Phone: 833-8466 acelser@presby.edu

 

Voice

Ms. Tacy FleuryTacy's professional pics 002

  • BM, Wichita State University
  • MM, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • Office Phone: 833-8470 tgfleury@presby.edu

 

Flute

Ms. Teri Forscher-Miltertforschermilter

  • BM, Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Professional Studies, Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Professional Studies, Indiana University
  •  tforscher@presby.edu

 

Bagpipe

Mr. Gary HippGary Hipp 1

  • BS, University of Florida
  • MA, University of Florida
  • Office Phone: 833-8470 ghipp@presby.edu

 

 

Coordinator Wind Instrumental Program, Wind Ensemble & Pep Band, Music Education

Dr. Richard HouseRichard House-conductor-11-10

  • BM, East Carolina University
  • MM, Arizona State University
  • DMA, Arizona State University
  • Office Phone: 833-8465 rehouse@presby.edu

 

 

Composition, Theory, Music Technology

Dr. Rob Howilerrob-howiler                                    

  • BM, Berklee College of Music
  • MM, University of SC
  • DMA, University of SC
  • Office Phone: 833-8324 rhowiler@presby.edu

 

 

Percussion

Mr. Matthew C. Jonesmathew-jones

  • BM, University of South Carolina
  • Office Phone: 833-8470 (general music offices) mcjones@presby.edu

 

 

Violin

Dr. Pawel KozakPawel Kozak picture

  • BM, Augusta State University
  • MM. University of Georgia
  • DMA, University of Georgia pkkozak@presby.edu

 

 

Voice

Ms. Lucie SvatonovaLUCIESVATONOVA

  • BA, Charles Universty, Prague
  • BM, Academy of Performing Arts, Prague
  • MM, Converse College
  • Office Phone: 833-8577  lasvastono@presby.edu

 

 

Coordinator of String Programs, Cello, Orchestra, Chamber Music

Dr. Richard Thomas01/26/06 faculty music mozart

  • BM, DePauw University
  • MM, University of North Texas
  • DMA, University of SC
  • Office Phone: 833-8469 rthomas@presby.edu

 

 

Single Reeds

Mr. Tom Wheat, Jazzwheat

  • BA Honours Music, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
  • Certificate in Education/Secondary Music, Nottingham Trent University
  • Office Phone: 833-8470 tmwheat@presby.edu

 

 

 

Piedmont Music Program (Pre-college instruction), Accompanying, Private piano instructionCasual Photo

Mr. Alan Rudell

Other faculty, staff, support:

 

Mrs. Beverly Davis

  • Departmental Secretary, Recruiting Coordinator, Auditions Coordinatorbeverly-davis
  • Office Phone: 833-8470 bdavis@presby.edu

 

 

Ms. Brooke Gillespie Black

  • Accompanying
  • BM Converse CollegeBlack