Faculty and Staff

The Department of Music full-time and part-time faculty has backgrounds in varied areas of specialization. Many members of the faculty have national and international reputations as performing artists and teachers. Others are well known for their scholarly research, articles, and books. They are all dedicated to providing students with the best music education possible both in their classes and studios.

Administration

darling

Matthew Darling
Department Chair
MB 134
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henriques

Donald Henriques
Graduate Program Coordinator
MB 242
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Woodwind

Meghan Bennett

Meghan Bennett
Flute
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Durst

Alan Durst
Saxophone
MB 142
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gardner

Larry Gardner
Bassoon, President's Quintet
MB 174
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Aaron Luna holding a clarinet

Aaron Luna
Clarinet
MB 174
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Brass

Hiebert

Thomas Hiebert
Horn and Theory
MB 240
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ivany

Stephen Ivany
Trombone, Euphonium
MB 244
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Percussion

 

 

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Strings

Bransby

Bruce Bransby
String Bass
MB 165
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giddens jr

Richard Giddens Jr
Jazz String Bass/Jazz Studies
MB 115
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Lowenheim

Thomas Loewenheim
Cello
Symphony Orchestra
MB 165
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Laura Porter with her harp.

Laura Porter
Strings and Harp
MB 134
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Voice

briggs

Maria Briggs
Voice/Opera, Area Coordinator
MB 173
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Earnhart

Cari Earnhart
Director of Choral Activities/Chamber Singers/Concert Choir/Masterworks Chorus
MB 148
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mason

Emily Mason
Director of the Fresno State University Singers
MB 218
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radford

Anthony P. Radford
Director of Fresno State Opera Theatre, Voice
MB 163
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Elizabeth Moulton

Elizabeth Moulton
Voice
MB 134
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Keyboard

Hiebert

Lenore Hiebert
Piano/Ensemble
MB 155
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Theory and Composition

Boone

Benjamin Boone
Theory and Composition
MB 248
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Cannell

Bryce Cannell
Music Theory
MB 137
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froelich

Kenneth Froelich
Theory and Composition
MB 250
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Hiebert

Thomas Hiebert
Horn and Theory
MB 240
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 Jazz Studies

Durst

Alan Durst
Jazz Woodwinds
MB 142
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giddens jr

Richard Giddens Jr
Director Jazz Orchestra/Jazz Combos
MB 115
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max

Max Hembd
Trumpet/Brass
MB 174
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sawyer

Jaz Sawyer
Jazz Drumset
MB 134
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vonberg

Craig VonBerg
Jazz Piano/Jazz Ensemble
MB 172
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Pop/Rock/Jazz

vonberg

Craig VonBerg 
Jazz Piano/Jazz Ensemble
MB 172
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Music Education

Giersch

Sandra Giersch
Music Ed
MB 137
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mason

Emily Mason
Music Ed Coordinator, Music Minor Advisor
MB 218
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Mowrer

Tony Mowrer
Music Ed Coordinator, Advising Coordinator
MB 246
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Music History and Ethnomusicology

henriques

Donald Henriques
Ethnomusicology
MB 242
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hooshmandrad

Partow Hooshmandrad
Ethnomusicology
MB 216
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karr

John Karr
Music History and
Ethnomusicology
MB 238
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Ensemble Directors

darling

Matthew Darling
Director of Percussion Ensemble
MB 144
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Earnhart

Cari Earnhart
Director of Choral Activities/Chamber Singers/Concert Choir/Masterworks Chorus
MB 148
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gardner

Larry Gardner
Director President's Quintet
MB 174
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giddens jr

Richard Giddens Jr
Jazz String Bass/Jazz Combo
MB 115
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gilroy

Gary P. Gilroy
Director of Bands/
Wind Orchestra
MB 140
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henriques

Donald Henriques
Director of Mariachi Ensemble
MB 242
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Hiebert

Thomas Hiebert
Director Clendenin Brass Quintet
MB 240
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Lowenheim

Thomas Loewenheim
Director of Orchestra/
String Quartet
MB 165
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mason

Emily Mason
Director of University Singers
MB 218
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McKeithen

Steven McKeithen
Associate Director of Bands/Athletic Bands
MB 139
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radford

Anthony P. Radford
Director of Opera Theater
MB 163
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whitehead

Corey Whitehead
Director of Guitar Ensemble
MB 150
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liao

Shing-Ming Liao
Collaborative Pianist
MB 220
559.278.5090
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andrew

Andrew Quiring
Collaborative Pianist
MB 222
559.278.7495
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Teaching Associates

Name Email Office Location Office Hours
Darien Marquez Rivera mockmare@mailfresnostate.edu MB 134  
Sarine Topaldjikian sarinemt@mail.fresnostate.edu MB 134  

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Graduate Assistants

 Name Email Office Location Office Hours
Amanda Steinhauer  (Athletic Bands GA) amanda529@mail.fresnostate.edu MB 134  
Charles Wanderscheid (Athletic Bands) wanch159@mail.fresnostate.edu MB 134  

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Main Office Hours: M-F: 8-5pm

Music Support Staff

Name  Email Phone Office Location Office Hours
Audrey Rodriguez
(Administrative Support Cordinator II)
aurodriguez@csufresno.edu 559.278.2654 MB 134 8-5 pm
Jose M. ElaGarza
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Recording Arts Technician)
elagarza@mail.fresnostate.edu 559.278.2917 MB 228 By Appointment
Andrew Quiring
(Collaborative Pianist)
dquiring@csufresno.edu 559.278.7495 MB 222  
Shing-Ming Liao
(Collaborative Pianist)
liao@mail.fresnostate.edu 559.278.5090 MB 220  
Terry Barrett
(Piano/Instrument Technician)
terrybarrett@csufresno.edu 559.278.6941 MB 191 9-3 pm and By Appointment
Upkar Singh
(Web Developer/ TicketSource)
upkarsingh@mail.fresnostate.edu 559.278.2654 MB 134 Tues 2-4pm and By Appointment

Gena Chambers 
(Student Assistant)

musicoffice@mail.fresnostate.edu 559.278.2654 MB 134 Tues/ Thus 8-11pm
Music Office musicoffice@mail.fresnostate.edu 559.278.2654 MB 134 8-5 pm

Music Shop musicshop@mail.fresnostate.edu 559.278.6941 MB 191  

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Marching Band Support Staff

Name Email Phone Office Location Office Hours

Rachel Stratton 
(Administrative Support Assistant - Marching Band)

rachelstratton@mail.fresnostate.edu 559.278.5086 MB 138 M-F 8-5 pm