Study With Acclaimed Faculty

As a student at the Mary Pappert School of Music, you study with professors internationally acclaimed in their fields. Many of them, including those who are also members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, are GRAMMY Award-winning artists. Others have a variety of other distinguished awards and accolades to their names. Our faculty's diverse musical backgrounds create an exceptional learning environment.

With a 4-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, you're certain to receive the personal attention necessary to truly perfect your talents, whether your career aspirations are to be in front of an audience, in the recording studio, or in a classroom, church, or therapy setting.

Faculty by Department/Applied Area

Music Performance Faculty

Jazz Faculty

Music Technology Faculty

Music Education Faculty

Music Therapy Faculty

Musicianship Faculty

Mary Pappert School of Music Leadership

Dean

David Allen Wehr

Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair & Professor of Piano

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Associate Dean

Dr. Rachel Whitcomb

Associate Professor of Music Education

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Staff

In addition to our extremely talented faculty, the staff of the Mary Pappert School of Music are an extraordinarily dedicated and hard-working group of people who form the backbone of the day-to-day operations of our school.

David Barr

David Barr

Piano Technician

Thomas Carsecka

Thomas Carsecka

Director of Music Admissions & Community Programs

Jane Cubbison

Jane Cubbison

Student Success Coach

David Egyud

David Egyud

Production Coordinator

Steve Groves

Steve Groves

Director of Music Engagement, Events, & Marketing

Tom Haas

Tom Haas

Manager of Academic Support

Barb McCandless

Barb McCandless

Administrative Assistant

Carrie McCormack

Carrie McCormack

Assistant to the Deans

Emma Pearson

Emma Pearson

Student & Alumni Services Coordinator

Karyn Reinhart

Karyn Reinhart

Office Manager

Justin Stag

Justin Stag

Audio/Visual Technician

Amelia Van Howe

Amelia Van Howe

Ensembles Assistant

Colleen Woods

Colleen Woods

Director of Business & Administration

Professors Emeriti

Judith Bowman

Judith Bowman

Professor Emerita

Kenneth Burky

Kenneth Burky

Professor Emeritus

Robert Cameron

Robert Cameron

Professor and Director of Bands Emeritus

Christine Jordanoff

Christine Jordanoff

Professor Emerita

Lynn Emberg Purse

Lynn Emberg Purse

Professor Emerita

William Purse

William Purse

Professor Emeritus

Sr. Carole Riley

Sr. Carole Riley

Professor Emerita

Robert Shankovich

Robert Shankovich

Professor Emeritus

John Wilson

John Wilson

Professor Emeritus