Music Faculty Directory

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

 Name 
Donn DeSanto string bass / electric bass
James Hendricks piano, jazz piano, class piano
Tyrone Hines trombone, tuba, woodwind methods, brass methods
Elizabeth Norman voice, opera workshop
Felton Offard guitar, jazz and popular music history, music business
William Raynovich music theory, aural skills, composition, orchestration
Mark Smith steel band, percussion, drumset
Roxanne Stevenson concert band, woodwinds, music education, conducting
Mark Sudeith piano, organ, piano accompaniment, class piano
Pharez Whitted jazz band, trumpet, jazz trumpet, jazz improvisation
Deborah Williams concert choir, chamber choir,voice, vocal jazz choir
 

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.

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 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.

Elizabeth Norman
Lecturer
M.M., DePaul University

Office: 773/995-2145
E-mail: lnorman1@msn.com

Elizabeth Norman teaches voice and opera workshop.

Felton Offard

Felton Offard
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, and music appreciation.

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.

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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
Associate 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.