The School of Music will welcome two new faculty members in 2016-17.
Dr. Cayla Bellamy has accepted our Assistant Professor of Bassoon position. Dr. Bellamy has DMA from Indiana University, and both an MM and BM degree from the University of Georgia. She has been serving as Instructor of Bassoon at UNI since 2014. She previously served as Instructor of Record at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and Associate Instructor at Indiana University Student Academic Center. From 2010-2012, Dr. Bellamy appeared as Associate Conductor of the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Bellamy also has experience as a Title I Director of Bands for public school bands in Snellville, Georgia. In addition to her teaching experience, Dr. Bellamy has an extensive performance record. Dr. Bellamy will teach applied music, liberal arts core, music education, etc. courses for our students.
Dr. Ryan Frost has accepted our Instructor of Percussion position. Dr. Frost has DMA from West Virginia University, an MM degree from Middle Tennessee State University, and a BA in music from UNI. He previously served as Instructor of Percussion at Fairmont State University from 2012 -2016, where he taught applied lessons, percussion ensembles and percussion techniques. Dr. Frost also recently taught at Waynesburg University, Washington & Jefferson College, West Virginia University, and appeared as Visiting Instructor of Percussion at UNI for the 2007-08 academic year. Dr. Frost has presented multiple workshops and presentations on African drum and dance, and steel drums, and he has appeared as a performer at the West Form New Music Festival and more.