Faculty

The Department of Music Faculty Bios and Contact


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Sheila Dunn

  • Position: Chair, Associate Professor, Director of Voice
  • Department: Department of Music
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 212

Dr. Sheila Dunn, soprano, is an associate professor of voice and chair of music, who teaches applied voice, vocal pedagogy, vocal literature, opera workshop and women in popular music.

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Richard Glaze

  • Position: Associate Professor, Clarinet; Director of Bands, Music Education
  • Department: Department of Music
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 138

Richard T. Glaze, professor of clarinet, associate professor of music and director of bands, teaches film music, conducting, instrumental techniques and applied clarinet.

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Corey McKern

  • Position: Visiting Instructor
  • Department: Department of Music
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 215

Corey McKern, visiting instructor, teaches applied voice, voice studio, and other classes in music and theater departments.

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Blake Riley

  • Position: Assistant Professor, Director of Collaborative Piano
  • Department: Department of Music
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 135

Blake Riley, assistant professor and director of collaborative piano, teaches class piano, applied piano and foreign language lyric diction.

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Hedi Salanki-Rubardt

  • Position: Distinguished University Professor; Director of Chamber Music, Piano Program and Harpsichord
  • Department: Department of Music
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 104

Dr. Hedi Salanki-Rubardt, Distinguished University Professor and director of piano and chamber music, teaches piano and harpsichord performance, keyboard interpretation, musical structure and style, and chamber music. She is also recognized as a Yamaha Artist.

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Joseph T. Spaniola

  • Position: Professor, Brass; Director of Jazz Studies and Music Theory
  • Department: Department of Music
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 216

Dr. Joseph T. Spaniola, professor and director of music theory and jazz studies, teaches composition, arranging, orchestration and music analysis.

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Peter Steenblik

  • Position: Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Activities
  • Department: Department of Music
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 217

Dr. Peter Steenblik, director of choral activities, conducts two ensembles, teaches aural skills, choral literature, and teaching methods courses.

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Leonid Yanovskiy

  • Position: Professor, Director of Strings
  • Department: Department of Music
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 218

Dr. Leonid Yanovskiy, professor and director of strings and orchestra.

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Larry Reed

  • Position: Faculty Associate, Music Education
  • Department: Department of Music
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 201B

Dr. Larry Reed, faculty associate, teaches music education.


Adjunct Faculty

The Department of Music Adjunct Faculty Contact Information


  • Joshua Bledsoe

    • Position: Adjunct
    • Department: Department of Music
    • Office Location: Building 82, Room 211
    • jbledsoe@uwf.edu
    • 8504742147
    • Courses: Trombone, Euphonium
    • Short Bio: Described by Samuel Pilafian as a "great young brass virtuoso," Joshua Bledsoe has established himself as one of the premier performers amongst a new generation of musicians. Bledsoe received his Master of Music in trombone performance at Arizona State University.
  • Boyan Bonev

    • Position: Adjunct
    • Department: Department of Music
    • Office Location: Building 82, Room 211
    • bbonev@uwf.edu
    • 8504742147
    • Courses: Cello
    • Short Bio: Award winning cellist Boyan Bonev is a native of Bulgaria. He holds a Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Florida State University, and Bachelor of Music degree from the National Music Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Michael Coleman

    • Position: Adjunct
    • Department: Department of Music
    • Office Location: Building 82, Room 211
    • mcoleman@uwf.edu
    • 8504742174
    • Courses: Music Theory
    • Short Bio: Dr. Coleman has participated as composer/pianist in numerous new music programs and festivals in the U.S and Russia and has also had works performed in France, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.
  • Anna Farley

    • Position: Adjunct
    • Department: Department of Music
    • Office Location: Building 82, Room 211
    • afarley@uwf.edu
    • 8504742147
    • Courses: Voice
    • Short Bio: Anna Farley received her Master of Music in vocal performance at Florida State University.
  • Molly Hollingsworth

    • Position: Adjunct
    • Department: Department of Music
    • Office Location: Building 82, Room 211
    • mhollingsworth@uwf.edu
    • 8504742147
    • Courses: Violin, Viola
    • Short Bio: Molly Hollingsworth received her Master of Music in violin performance at the University of Maryland College Park.
  • Taylor Hollyer

    • Position: Adjunct
    • Department: Department of Music
    • Office Location: Building 82, Room 211
    • thollyer@uwf.edu
    • 8504742147
    • Courses: Bass
    • Short Bio: Taylor Hollyer is a film composer, double bassist, and educator from New York City. As a faculty member at The Juilliard School, Taylor taught Scoring to Picture and Music Technology.
  • Jonathan Martin

    • Position: Adjunct
    • Department: Department of Music
    • Office Location: Building 82, Room 211
    • jmartin2@uwf.edu
    • 8504742147
    • Personal Website
    • Courses: Trumpet
    • Short Bio: Jonathan Martin has been a professional trumpet player since 1984. With degrees from L.S.U., U.T.S.A., and the University of Iowa, Jonathan has spent time as a member of many orchestras, commercial & jazz groups, as well as four years with the United States Air Force “Band of the West.”
  • Corey McKern

    • Position: Adjunct
    • Department: Department of Music
    • Office Location: Building 82, Room 215
    • cmckern@uwf.edu
    • 8504742483
    • Website
    • Short Bio: Corey McKern teaches applied voice, voice studio, and other classes in music and theater departments.
  • Laura Noah

    • Position: Adjunct
    • Department: Department of Music
    • Office Location: Building 82, Room 211
    • lnoah@uwf.edu
    • 8504742147
    • Personal Website
    • Courses: Percussion
    • Short Bio: Laura Noah is a freelance musician residing in Mobile, Alabama performing with orchestras along the Gulf Coast.
  • Alton Savage

    • Position: Adjunct
    • Department: Department of Music
    • Office Location: Building 82, Room 211
    • asavage@uwf.edu
    • 8504742147
    • Courses: Trumpet
    • Short Bio: He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Salisbury State University in 1988. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Music Performance from Pensacola Christian College.
  • Sandy Spivey

    • Position: Adjunct
    • Department: Department of Music
    • Office Location: Building 82, Room 211
    • gspivey@uwf.edu
    • 8504742147
    • Personal Website
    • Courses: Saxophone
    • Short Bio: Mr. Gary Spivey has over 35 years of teaching and performance experience. He currently teaches applied music at UWF and Northwest Florida State College. Mr. Spivey was a member of the highly acclaimed 502nd USAF Band where he served for 4 years as a featured soloist on both clarinet and saxophone. He also served as director of Small Ensembles and Combos.
  • Joe Stallings

    • Position: Adjunct
    • Department: Department of Music
    • Office Location: Building 82, Room 211
    • jstallings1@uwf.edu
    • 8504742147
    • Courses: Guitar
    • Short Bio: Dr. Joe Stallings is the founder and director of the guitar programs at the University of West Florida.
  • Abigail Walker

    • Position: Adjunct
    • Department: Department of Music
    • Office Location: Building 82, Room 208
    • awalker@uwf.edu
    • 8504742147
    • Courses: Basson, Music History
    • Short Bio: Abigail Walker graduated with her Master of Music Degree in bassoon performance in 2007 from The Shepherd's School of Music, where she was a student of Benjamin Kamins.
  • Bethany Wood

    • Position: Adjunct
    • Department: Department of Music
    • Office Location: Building 82, Room 211
    • bwood@uwf.edu
    • 8504742147
    • Courses: Flute
    • Short Bio: Bethany Wood studied with Ann Leffard while at UWF, and Eva Amsler at FSU. She plays 2nd flute and piccolo in the Pensacola Opera and Pensacola Symphony, where she has contracted since the age of 16.
  • Jodi Wood

    • Position: Adjunct
    • Department: Department of Music
    • Office Location: Building 82, Room 211
    • jwood@uwf.edu
    • 8504742147
    • Courses: French Horn
    • Short Bio: Jodi Wood received her Master of Music in horn performance at Indiana University and is a member of the Pensacola Symphony and Mobile Symphony.
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