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Music Department

Our Music Department, with a rich history and tradition of training top-notch talent, will bring out the best in your musical abilities.


We offer many vibrant degree programs in music, each carefully designed to ensure that you build strong musical skills, gain professional training, and experience a wide range of musical activities.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), our comprehensive music programs will challenge you and encourage you to build upon your natural talent to become a successful professional musician or music educator.

You will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of musical activities, including music ensembles, choirs, orchestras, and the EU marching band. Guided coursework and mentorship from our professional team of instructors will ensure you receive a well-rounded educational experience while pursuing your vocational calling.

Music Department Program List

Points of Interest

Informational Video

Student Testimonial

Photo of Kathryn Byrd

I was given opportunities, through chapel and traveling worship team participation, to cultivate my God-given gifts and obtain real-life, hands-on ministerial experience. My education at EU prepared me to jump into ministry with full confidence as I follow God’s calling on my life.

Kathryn Byrd



Department Chair

Tom Matrone, DMA

Music Department Chair, Director of Choral Activities

Full Time Faculty

Larry Dissmore, D.M.A

Professor of Music, Director of Orchestra Activities

Bonnie L. Jenkins, Ph.D.

Chair of University Assessment and Professor of Music

Kevin Andrew Hawkins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Music, Music Education Program Coordinator

Greg Morris, D.M.A.

Professor of Music (Piano)

Matthew Moore, M.A.

Director of Bands, Recording Technology Program Coordinator

Jason Salazar, PhD

Associate Professor of Music, Worship Leadership Program Coordinator

Justin Stanton

Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Bands

Adjunct Faculty

Starla Blair

Adjunct Professor

Mark A. Bowdidge, D.M.A.

Adjunct Professor of Music

Jane Munson-Berg

Adjunct Professor

Kathleen Cowens

Adjunct Professor

Sheri Slater, D.M.A.

Adjunct Professor

Ryan J. Hurn

Percussion Studies

Eric Jackson

Applied Horn Instructor

Timothy Wootton

Adjunct Professor of Music (Trumpet)

Dwight Davis

Applied Area - Euphonium, Tuba

Darren Eddington

Assistant Band Director

Angela Holland

Adjunct Professor

Jane Harris

Adjunct Professor

Susan Smith

Adjunct Associate Professor of Music

Dodi Petersen

Adjunct Professor

Robert Terry

Adjunct Professor

Daniel "Riley" Robison

Adjunct Professor

Robert Baker

Adjunct Professor

Carly Wingfield

Adjunct Professor

Traci Pritchard

Adjunct Professor

Department Admin

Kristin DeGarmo

Office Manager/Admin Assistant