Applied Music Lessons


The Shepherd University Department of Music provides the opportunity for area music students to take applied lessons through a preparatory music program offered at the college. Local music students in elementary, middle and high school as well as adult students have the opportunity to receive private instruction from qualified music students, adjunct faculty or full time faculty members.

Instructors include:

     Anne Munro - flute
     Gregory Shook - oboe
     David Drosinos - clarinet
     Brian Cambrel - clarinet/composition/theory
     Jeremy Koch - saxophone
     Richard Polonchak - bassoon
     Dan Carter - horn
     Wayne Cameron - trumpet
     James Ryon - trombone
     Chris Quade - tuba
     Michelle Humphreys - percussion
     Ronnie Shaw - drum set
     Heather Austin Stone - violin/viola
     Jeffry Newberger - violin/viola
     Stephen Czarkowski - cello
     Edward Leaf - double bass
     Scott Hippensteel - trombone
     Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis - composition/theory/jazz piano
     Brooke Evers - voice
     Emily Santy - voice/piano
     Adam Booth - piano
     Susan Carpenter - piano
     Yu-hsuan Liao - piano
     Gary Mullenax - piano
     William Feasley - guitar

Student instructors are also available for all instruments and for theory, composition, and improvisation lessons.

Students may study voice, wind, percussion, string and piano on a weekly basis throughout the school year. Students also have the opportunity to study music theory, composition or improvisation with a private instructor through this program. Recitals are presented for the public at the end of each semester.

Preparatory Lesson Registration Form

Preparatory Lesson Policies and Procedures

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