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Faculty - Conducting (M.M.)

Conducting Faculty

All courses, whether online or in the classroom, are taught by experienced faculty from the Messiah University Department of Music who, as performers in their own right, bring a wealth of experience to their teaching and will mentor you in your education and career. Messiah’s music faculty is renowned and sought-after regionally and nationally in their areas of performance and expertise and is a hallmark of our master’s in conducting program.

Messiah's faculty in the conducting program have been nothing short of excellent in terms of their musical preparation, their background and experience, and what they bring to the program.

Ed Vaughen - Graduate, M.M. in Conducting

What our students have to say

A graduate's perspective on Messiah's conducting faculty as teachers, mentors, and colleagues.
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Timothy Dixon, D.M.A.
Timothy Dixon, D.M.A.

Director of Orchestral Studies / Professor of Music / Co-Chair

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William Stowman, D.M.A.
William Stowman, D.M.A.

Professor of Music, Department Co-Chair

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James Colonna, D.M.A.
James Colonna, D.M.A.

Director of Bands/Graduate Studies in Instrumental Conducting

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Rachel Cornacchio, Ph.D.
Rachel Cornacchio, Ph.D.

Professor of Music; Director, Graduate Program in Music Conducting

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Dr. Erik M. Forst
Dr. Erik M. Forst

Associate Professor of Music, Director of Percussion

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Todd Goranson, D.M.A.
Todd Goranson, D.M.A.

Associate Professor

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Travis J. Weller, Ph.D.
Travis J. Weller, Ph.D.

Director of Music Education

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Lynn Sanders
Lynn Sanders

Administrative Assistant

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Damian Savarino, D.M.A.
Damian Savarino, D.M.A.

Associate Professor

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Adjunct Faculty

Michele Adams, M.M.
Michele Adams, M.M.

Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Choral Conducting

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Dr. Ben Blasko
Dr. Ben Blasko

Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Wind Conducting

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Yoon Soo Lim, M.M.
Yoon Soo Lim, M.M.

Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Choral Conducting

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