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Music Faculty Directory

For contact and biographical information, please select a faculty member:

Name Title
Donn DeSanto string bass / electric bass
James Hendricks piano, jazz piano, class piano, piano accompaniment, music theory
Tyrone Hines trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, brass methods, woodwind methods
Felton Offard music production group, guitar, jazz and pop music history, music business and technology
William Raynovich music theory, aural skills, composition, orchestration
Mark Smith department chair, percussion, drumset, steel band
Roxanne Stevenson concert band, woodwinds, music education, conducting, jazz methods
Mark Sudeith piano, organ, piano accompaniment
Deborah Williams concert choir, chamber choir, voice, vocal jazz choir, choral methods
Frank Menzies gospel choir
Elizabeth Norman-Sojourner voice, dirtion



Donn DeSanto - Adjunct Lecturer

B.M., DePaul University

Office: 773/995-2155

E-mail: bassdude1@comcast.net

Donn DeSanto holds the B.M. degree from DePaul University in Chicago. His area of specialization is double bass and electric bass.


James Hendricks

James Hendricks - Professor

M.M., Northern Illinois University

Office: 773/995-3811

E-mail: jphendricks@hotmail.com

James Hendricks holds the B.M. and M.M. degrees from Northern Illinois University. His areas of specialization include piano, jazz piano, piano accompaniment, and music theory.
Tyrone Hines - Adjunct Lecturer

M.M., Vandercook College of Music

Office: 773/995-2155

E-mail: hity20@aol.com

Tyrone Hines holds the B.A. degree from Southern Illinois University, and the M.M. degree from Vandercook College of Music. His areas of specialization include trumpet, trombone, french horn, baritone, and tuba, and the woodwind and brass methods for music education majors.
Felton Offard

Felton Offard - Adjunct Lecturer

M.M., Northern Illinois University

Office: 773/995-2146

E-mail: offard@yahoo.com

Felton Offard holds the B.M. and M.M. degrees from Northern Illinois University. His areas of specialization include guitar, jazz and popular music history, music business, music technology, and music appreciation.  He directs the music production group ensemble for commercial music majors.

William Raynovich

William Raynovich - Associate Professor

D.M.A., University of Illinois

Office: 773/995-2107

E-mail: raynovich@ameritech.net

William Raynovich holds the B.M. degree from Syracuse University, the M.M. degree from Syracuse University, and the D.M.A. degree from the University of Illinois. His areas of specialization include music theory, composition, music appreciation, and cello.


Mark Smith

Mark Smith - Professor

M.M., American Conservatory of Music

Office: 773/995-2231

E-mail: msmith23@csu.edu

Mark Smith holds the B.M. and M.M. degrees from the American Conservatory of Music. His areas of specialization include percussion, drumset, steel pan, jazz and popular music history, and music business. He currently serves as chair for the department of music.


Roxanne Stevenson

Roxanne Stevenson - ProfessorM.S.

University of Illinois

Office: 773/995-4459

E-mail: rstevens@csu.edu

Roxanne Stevenson holds the B.S. degree from Bethune-Cookman College, and the M.S. degree from the University of Illinois. Her areas of specialization include secondary education, woodwinds, conducting, jazz methods, and student teacher supervision. She is the conductor for our concert band and serves as director for the community concert and jazz bands.


Mark Sudeith

Mark Sudeith - Professor

D.Mus., Indiana University

Office: 773/995-3567

E-mail: msudeith@csu.edu

Mark Sudeith holds the B.F.A, from the University of Minnesota, the M.M. in piano from Indiana University, the M.M. in organ from the University of Minnesota, and the D.Mus. from Indiana University. His areas of specialization include piano, organ, and piano accompaniment.


Deborah Williams

Deborah Williams - Associate Professor

M.M., University of Oklahoma

Office: 773/995-2120

E-mail: dwilli27@csu.eduDeborah Williams holds the B.M.E. and M.M. degrees from the University of Oklahoma. Her areas of specialization include voice, diction, and choral methods for music education. She is the conductor for our concert choir, and directs our vocal jazz ensemble and chamber choir.


Frank Menzies

Frank Menzies - Adjunct Lecturer

M.E., American College of Education

Office: 773/995-2155

Frank Menzies holds the B.A. in Music Education degree from Chicago State University, and the Master in Education from the American College of Education. He directs the CSU Gospel Choir, and teaches Gospel piano and organ.


  Elizabeth Norman-Sojourner

Adjunct Lecturer

M.M., DePaul University

Office: 73/995-2145

E-mail: liznorman1@msn.com

Elizabeth Norman-Sojourner holds the Master of Music degree from DePaul University.  Her area of specialization is voice and vocal diction.