Music Faculty Directory

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

Steven Butters
Donn DeSanto;
Jukube Felton
Jane L. Florine
Dave Gessner
Kathleen Haefliger 
James Hendricks
Tyrone Hines
Ben LeClair
Michael Manson
Todd Matthews
Felton Offard
William Raynovich
Blanche Schulz
Mark Smith
Roxanne Stevenson
Mark Sudeith
Pharez Whitted
Deborah William
Naomi Copeland
percussion, percussion methods
string bass / electric bass
piano, jazz piano, elementary music education
music history, world music, ethnomusicology
piano, jazz piano, class piano
music librarian
piano, jazz piano, class piano
trombone, tuba, woodwind methods, brass methods
voice, opera workshop
electric bass
violin, viola, string methods
guitar, jazz and popular music history, music business
music theory, aural skills, composition, orchestration
voice, voice class, diction
steel band, percussion, drumset
concert band, woodwinds, secondary education, conducting piano, organ, piano accompaniment, class piano
jazz band, trumpet, jazz trumpet, jazz improvisation concert choir, voice, diction, vocal jazz ensemble, chamber choir general music education, choral education, and neuromusical research

Steven Butters

Steven Butters Lecturer M.M., University of Illinois
Office: 773/995-2180
E-mail: steveb89@sbcglobal.net

Steven Butters holds a B.M. degree from the University of Iowa, and the M.M. degree from the University of Illinois-Urbana / Champaign. His areas of specialization include percussion, steel pan, and percussion methods for music education.

Donn DeSanto
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.

Jukube Felton

Jukube Felton
Lecturer
M.A., Governors State University

Office: 773/995-2155
E-mail: cooby412@sbcglobal.net

Jukube Felton holds the B.A. in music education from Chicago State University, and the M.A. in music education degree from Governors State University. His areas of specialization include elementary music education, piano, jazz piano, and music appreciation.

Dave Gessner

Dave Gessner
Lecturer
B.M.E., Northern Illinois University

Office: 773/995-2155
E-mail: afo0078@sbcglobal.net

Dave Gessner holds the B.M.E. from Northern Illinois University. His areas of specialization include piano and jazz piano.

Kathleen Haefliger
Associate Professor

Office: 773/995-2277
E-mail: khaeflig@csu.edu

Kathleen Haefliger is our music librarian.

James Hendricks

James Hendricks
Associate 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 and jazz piano.

Tyrone Hines
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 trombone, tuba, and the woodwind and brass methods for music education majors. Mr. Hines is the assistant director of the Jazz Harvest Jazz Band, and After School Matters high school program.

Ben LeClair
Lecturer
M.M., Northwestern University

Office: 773/995-2155
E-mail: leclair_ban@yahoo.com

Ben LeClair holds the B.M. degree from Wartburg College, and the M.M. degree from Northwestern University. His areas of specialization include voice and opera workshop.

Michael Manson

Michael Manson
Lecturer
M.M.E., Northwestern University

Office: 773/995-2155
E-mail: n/a

Michael Manson holds the B.A. degree from Chicago State University, and the M.M.E. degree from Northwestern University. His area of specialization is double bass and electric bass.

Todd Matthews
Lecturer
B.M., Roosevelt University

Office: 773/995-2155
E-mail: metag@attglobal.net

Todd Matthews holds the B.M. degree from Roosevelt University. His areas of specialization include violin, viola, and string methods for music education.

Felton Offard

Felton Offard
Lecturer Full Time
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, and music appreciation.

William Raynovich

William Raynovich
Assistant 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.

Blanche Schultz

Blanche Schulz
Lecturer
M.M., American Conservatory of Music

Office: 773/995-2145
E-mail: bschulz@csu.edu

Blanche Schulz holds the B.F.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin, and the M.M. degree from the American Conservatory of Music. Her areas of specialization include voice, voice class and diction.

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.

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Roxanne Stevenson
Professor
M.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, 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, class piano, and piano accompaniment.

Pharez Whitted

Pharez Whitted
Assistant Professor
M.M., Indiana University

Office: 773/995-4416
E-mail: pwhitted@csu.edu

Pharez Whitted holds the B.M. degree from Depauw University, and the M.M. degree from Indiana University. His areas of specialization include trumpet, jazz trumpet, jazz improvisation, and jazz methods for music education. He serves as our conductor for our jazz band and combos, and is the director for the Jazz Harvest Jazz Band, and After School Matters high school jazz program.

Deborah Williams

Deborah Williams
Associate Professor
M.M., University of Oklahoma

Office: 773/995-2120
E-mail: dwilli27@csu.edu

Deborah 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.

William Wilson
Lecturer
M.M., Northwestern University

Office: 773/995-2155
E-mail: n/a

William Wilson holds the B.A. from Morehouse College, the M.S.Ed. degree from Chicago State University, and the M.M. degree from Northwestern University. His area of specialization is choir. He is currently serving as interim director of the concert choir, and directs our community concert choir.


Naomi Copeland
Naomi Copeland
Associate Professor
PhD, University of Illinois
Office: 773-995-2121
E-mail: ncopeland@csu.edu

Naomi Copeland holds the BME, MME, and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois. Her areas of specialty include General Music Education, Choral Education, and Neuromusical Research.