Graduate Music Faculty Committees
The Graduate Faculty of the School of Music is charged with maintaining the academic integrity of graduate music programs, requirements, and procedures. To facilitate governance of the graduate program, the graduate faculty is assigned to several standing committees:
Curriculum & Policy Committee
Concerns itself with matters related to the various curricular areas of graduate music study, requirements, procedures, and standards.
Melinda Boyd, chair (ex-officio)
Daniel Swilley, Graduate Music Core (2022)
Sean Botkin, keyboard (2022)
Steve Koh, strings (2022)
Kevin Droe, music education (2021)
John Hines, voice (2020)
Amanda McCandless, woodwind/percussion (2022)
Tina Su, brass (2022)
John Wiles, large ensembles (2020)
Michael Conrad, jazz (2021)
Monitors admission policies and procedures.
Julia Bullard, chair (ex-officio - voting)Melinda Boyd, music historyHannah Porter Occeña, woodwinds/percussionDanny Galyen, music education/ensemblesRandy Grabowski, brassRobin Guy, keyboardJulia Bullard, stringsJean McDonald, voiceMike Conrad, theory/jazz
Involves itself with matters pertaining to diagnostic (taken upon entrance) and final comprehensive (written and oral) examinations, and any other matters in the general area of examinations.
Melinda Boyd, chair/music historyKorey Barrett, voice/keyboardJulia Bullard, strings/music educationAnthony Williams, brassAmanda McCandless, woodwinds/percussionJohn Wiles, ensemblesJonathan Schwabe, music theory
Thesis/Recital/Research Paper Committee
Sets standards and procedures for the Thesis, Graduate Recital, and Research Paper.
Julia Bullard, chair/stringsAlison Altstatt, music historyAnn Bradfield, woodwinds/percussionAmy Kotsonis, music educationChris Merz, jazz/music educationSuzanne Hendrix-Case, voice/operaHeather Peyton, theoryRandall Harlow, keyboardJohn Wiles, ensembles
Anthony Williams, brass
Student Outcomes Assessment Committee
Oversees Student Outcomes Assessment Goals and Objectives. Prepares Annual SOA Report.
Melinda Boyd, chairAndrea JohnsonAnn BradfieldKevin DroeDanny Galyen- 1 seat vacant (2020) -