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Music Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Dr. Cordelia Anderson

Dr. Cordelia Anderson, Assistant Professor
Voice, Voice Class, Diction 
Music Building 221, 334-229-4351, canderson@alasu.edu

Cordelia Anderson holds a BA in Vocal Performance from Alabama State University and a MM in Vocal Performance from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She had the honor to perform for the unveiling of the U.S. stamp of world renowned opera singer, Marian Anderson in 2005.  Ms. Anderson was one of the winners of the 2006 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) in the state of Alabama, won first place for the Cal-Western Region of NATS, and recently placed 2nd in the newly inducted Hall Johnson Spiritual Category of the NATS Competition. She has performed in three major cities in China with the Southern Illinois University Concert Choir, those cities are: Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai. Ms. Anderson has gained a great deal of performance experience while being in Southern Illinois. In the summer of 2011, Ms. Anderson participated in a six week intense music program with The American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS), where she performed in the lovely city of Graz, Austria. Ms. Anderson was a Young Artist for Opera Las Vegas from 2013-2015. Also in fall 2013, Ms. Anderson performed with the University of Nevada Las Vegas Opera Theater program in their production of Suor Angelica as the titled role. She also performed the role of “Marcellina” in their spring 2015 production of Le Nozze di Figaro. Cordelia has studied in the voice studios of Dr. Pamela Burns, Dr. Jeanine Wagner, Dr. Diane Coloton, Dr. Roderick George, and Dr. Alfonse Anderson. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity for Women, The American Choral Directors Association, The National Association of Teachers of Singing, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.


 

Isaac Bell

 

 

Mr. Isaac Bell, Instructor
Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Combo, Low Brass
Music Building 105; 334-229-6953; ibell@alasu.edu

Mr. Isaac Bell, Jr. is a musician with a diverse background of professional musical experience and training. He is a graduate of The Alabama State University School of Music (B.A., M.A.), a veteran of the U.S. Air Force Bands and Music Program and former member of the 151st Army National Guard Band.

Bell enjoys performing a wide variety of musical styles and genres and has performed throughout the continental United States, as well as Russia, Canada, and England. He has shared the stage with such notable artists as Erskine Hawkins, Lou Rawls, Rufus Reid, Kenny Garrett, Carl Allen, Steve Ellington, Cleve Eaton, and numerous others.

Mr. Bell joined the faculty and staff at Alabama State University in 2006. He serves as Assistant Director of Bands, Low-Brass instructor, and Director of the ASU Jazz Ensemble. Mr. Bell has held professional positions at Clark-Atlanta University (Atlanta, GA), Morris Brown College (Atlanta, GA) and Benedict College (Columbia, SC).

Isaac is married to the former Zenzi D. Jones of Atlanta, Georgia. They have two children: Isaac III and Jamillah Mary, ages 18 and 14, respectively.


 

 Dr. Caterina Bristol

Dr. Caterina Bristol, Associate Dean of CVPA and Professor
Double Reeds and Saxophone, Music History, Graduate Faculty
Music Building 103; 334-229-4341; cbristol@alasu.edu

Dr. Caterina Bristol is Associate Professor of Woodwinds in the Department of Music and Associate Dean for the ASU College of Visual and Performing Arts at Alabama State University. A native of Ohio, Dr. Bristol earned degrees in oboe from the Ohio State University and the University of Northern Colorado.  She has performed with Tuscaloosa and Montgomery Symphonies, Greeley Philharmonic, and Grande Ronde Symphony. She can be heard on the CD, Music at St. John’s and on STORMWORKS Chapter 1 Prime: A Wish to the World, the music of composer Stephen Melillo. She has performed and presented at the annual meetings of the International Double Reed Society, College Music Society, New Music Festival, and the National Association of Schools of Music. She has commissioned and premiered chamber music for solo oboe, woodwind trio, oboe and saxophone, as well as oboe and trumpet. Dr. Bristol has presented on diversity issues in music doctoral production and retention in music. Her teaching duties include applied double reeds and saxophone, music history and appreciation, and graduate music history courses. She is a member of the graduate faculty at ASU, served on the campus’ Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Leadership Team, co-chair of the Quality Enhancement Plan, and directed the reaffirmation of accreditation for the Department of Music with the National Association of Schools of Music. Prior to her appointment at ASU Dr. Bristol taught at Eastern Oregon University and Troy University.


 

Dr. Doug Bristol

Dr. Doug Bristol, Professor
Music Theory, Aural Skills, Music Technology, Arranging/Composition, Music Computer Lab, Low Brass, Graduate Faculty 
Music Building 301; 334-229-4027; dbristol@alasu.edu

Listen to examples of Dr. Bristol's music on SoundCloud and at bristolnotes.com

While starting out as a jazz performer and writer, having penned music performed and recorded by the One O’Clock Band at the University of North Texas (Escape Velocity, 1986) and the University of Northern Colorado (North Rim, 1997), his output over the last 20 years has concentrated mainly on classical chamber music with a few excursions into larger ensembles. About his Fantasy for euphonium and orchestra, Jerry Young writes, "Every serious euphonium player should find this piece and study it . . . no audience exists that would not fall in love with this work" (International Tuba Euphonium Journal, 2008). Works available on CD include Mpingo for sopranino saxophone and prerecorded media, Conversation for trombone and timpani, Fantasy for euphonium and orchestra, and Five Miniatures for tenor saxophone, trombone, and piano. For a full discography click here. In 2016 he received a Fellowship Grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts in music composition.

Dr. Bristol is an active and versatile trombonist performing in a variety of classical, commercial, and jazz settings. He is a founding member having performed numerous recitals with the trombone quartet, Quatuor du Sud and also with the Alabama Tuba/Euphonium Quartet; concerts with Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Four Tops, Temptations, O'Jays, Shirley Jones, Mary Wilson and with many other commercial and jazz artists; and on over 100 musical theater productions at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. He can be heard on the recording, Got the Spirit by the New South Jazz Orchestra. Dr. Bristol is also a regular performer with the Southeast Trombone Symposium Professors Choir since 2011.

He earned the Doctor of Arts in Theory and Composition from the University of Northern Colorado with a secondary emphasis in Jazz Pedagogy, M.M. in Trombone Performance from Georgia State University, and B.M. in Jazz from the University of Tennessee.

UNC Jazz Press, TAP Music, Cimarron Music Press, Tuba-Euphonium Press, ITA Press,and Warwick Music publish his works.


 

Dr. Gonzalez

Dr. Adonis Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Piano
Piano, Keyboard Class, Fundamentals of Music
Music Building 311; 334-229-4356; agonzalezmatos@alasu.edu

Click here to watch Dr. Gonzalez and the Cuban National Symphony play Prokofiev

Adonis Gonzalez, whose  playing has been described as of inimitable elegance and highest virtuosity by the German Press, is a LATIN GRAMMY Nominee in the category of Best Classical Album  for his solo debut album 'Adios a Cuba'.

He has performed as a soloist with many orchestras around the globe, including the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Kristjan Järvi in Germany, the National Philharmonic of Venezuela, the Vienna Residence Orchestra in Austria, the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, the Junge Süddeutsche Philharmonie Esslingen in Germany, the Masterworks Festival Orchestra in Washington DC, Cuban National Symphony, Sinfonica del Tolima in Colombia, the Mississippi Symphony, the USM Symphony, Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, Central Jersey Symphony, New York City Opera Orchestra, and many others.

An avid chamber musician, Gonzalez has performed for Chamber Music Series of the New York Philharmonic, The Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, The Concert Artist Guild of New York and The New Jersey Chamber Music Society. He collaborated with legendary artists such as mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, violinist Arnold Steinhardt and also with clarinetists/saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera. The latter invited him to record as a guest artist for his CD Jazz-Clazz nominated by the GRAMMY AWARDS for Best Classical Crossover Album.

He has also presented solo recitals, master classes and chamber music performances in Italy, Canada, Poland, Andorra, The Czech Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico, Chile and through the USA. In New York City, Gonzalez has performed at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and at The United Nations. He has been broadcast live by WQXR, The former Classical Radio Station of the New York Times and by several other television and radio stations in the US, Cuba, Spain and Costa Rica.

Gonzalez won the First Prize of the Teresa Carreño International Piano Competition in Caracas, Venezuela and the First Prize of the most important Cuban piano competition organized by the National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC), and  He is also a laureate of the International Piano Competition of the Principality of Andorra and the Ernesto Lecuona International Competition of Havana.

He graduated with honors from the Superior Institute of Art of Havana, holds a Master of Music Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Doctoral Degree in Piano Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He also took courses in Orchestral Conducting at The Juilliard School in New York City and is an accomplished composer who has collaborated for the Work and Process Series at the prestigious Guggenheim Museum in New York City. His Symphonic Poem for Piano and Orchestra 'Cimarrón' was premiered by the National Symphony of Costa Rica. He was a composer in residence of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, is currently an Artist in Residence of the Cuban Artist Fund in New York and a Professor of Music at Alabama State University.

Gonzalez is featured in the Rey-Rodriguez-Productions film 'Adios a Cuba', which includes interviews and live performances by the artist. Gonzalez wrote the music for the art film 'Behind the Wall' premiered in New York and Boston.       

For more information visit: http://www.adonisgonzalez.com/


 

Tyrone Hayes

Mr. Tyrone Hayes, Instructor of Voice
Applied Voice, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Opera Workshop, Vocal Pedagogy, Voice Class
Music Building 214; 334-229-4353 ; thayes@alasu.edu

Baritone, Tyrone Hayes is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. Hayes is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in Voice Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Southern Mississippi. He received his Masters degree in Voice Performance from Southeastern Louisiana University and Bachelor's degree in Music from the University of New Orleans. His teachers include Dr. Maryann Kyle, Dr. David Bernard and Dr. Valerie Francis. He has worked with vocal coaches Carol Rausch, Janna Ernst, Wayne Wyman, Dr. Jeffrey Peterson and Jerome Shannon.

Roles that Mr. Hayes has performed include Marcello in La Bohème, Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera, Count Monterone and the title role in Rigoletto, the title role Gianni SchicchiTonio in I Pagliacci, The Wolf in Seymour Barab's Little Red Riding Hood, Frank in Die Fledermaus, Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, and Dr. Bartolo in The Barber of Seville. On the concert stage he has been a soloist in the premiere of Edwin Penhorwood's An American Requiem, Faure'sRequiem, Mozart's Requiem, and Charpentier's Christmas Oratorio.


 

Dr. Gregory Jackson

Dr. Gregory Jackson, Associate Professor of Percussion
Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, Percussion Methods, Music Theory, Composition, Graduate Faculty
Music Building 402; 334-229-4346; gjackson@alasu.edu

Dr. Gregory Jackson is the Associate Professor of Percussion at Alabama State University and a well-recognized percussionist, composer, educator, and author. He is a multi-faceted percussion specialist in many areas. Dr. Jackson has published more than a dozen books sold worldwide and also several recordings. As a composer, Jackson has completed over one hundred compositions and three symphonies for full orchestra. He was a semi-finalist for the American Prize in Chamber Composition.  Dr. Jackson performs across the country on a regular basis as a soloist and with the Basic Element band. Currently, he is a member of the Percussive Arts Society Composition Committee, PAS Website Content, and the PAS Percussion Composition Education sub-committee. In the Percussive Arts Society International Collegiate Snare Competition, he won 3rd Prize performing an original solo. He received a BS in Performance with Composition Specialization at Austin Peay State University, a MM in Music Composition and Theory at The University of Alabama, and a DMA in Percussion Performance at The University of Alabama. Jackson proudly endorses Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Remo Inc., and Pearl Percussion. For more information, please visit www.inner3.com.


 

Dr. Carly Johnson

Dr. Carly Johnson, Chair, Associate Professor
Trumpet, Brass Ensemble, Brass Methods, Graduate Faculty
Music Building 411; 334-229-4345; cjjohnson@alasu.edu

Hear Dr. Johnson perform all the parts to Sound the Charge!

Dr. Johnson earned the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University, the Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Florida, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Trumpet Performance from The Ohio State University. A versatile and active musician, Dr. Johnson has performed with the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Shakespeare Festival Orchestra, Youngstown (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra, Ashland (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra, Springfield (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra, Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra, Columbus (Ohio) ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Columbus (Ohio) Bach Ensemble, and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her continued subbing and extra work with various orchestras, recent activities include a 1st Prize award in the trumpet division at the 2010 Susan B. Slaughter International Solo Brass Competition, clinics and performances at the annual AMEA Professional Conference and various high schools throughout Alabama, regular solo and chamber recitals presented at ASU and other universities, and a brass quintet tour of Latvia, Lithuanian and Estonia.


 

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Dr. Brenda Luchsinger, Assistant Professor
French Horn, Fundamentals of Music, Music Appreciation
Music Building 311; bluchsinger@alasu.edu

Dr. Brenda Luchsinger teaches applied horn, music appreciation and string methods at ASU. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2004 with Bachelor of Music degrees in Applied Horn and Instrumental Music Education from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, and earned her Master of Music degree in Horn Performance from the University of Florida in 2006. She recently completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Horn Performance from the University of Alabama. Her document, The Horn Quartets of Michael Kallstrom – A Performance Guide was presented at the 2010 International Horn Symposium in Brisbane, Australia.

Professionally, Dr. Luchsinger is a member of the Tuscaloosa, Montgomery and Macon (GA) Symphonies, and has performed with many orchestras throughout the southeast and midwest. Internationally, she has performed in concerts, solo recitals and chamber recitals in Australia, Japan, Singapore, Russia, Spain, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. As a member of the American Wind Symphony in 2007, she appeared on CBS’s The Early Show and was an artist at the Festival of Arts and Ideas at Yale University.

Dr. Luchsinger has presented lectures and lecture recitals regionally and internationally on topics including Michael Kallstrom’s horn quartets, unaccompanied horn literature, extended techniques for the horn, and teaching and performing techniques for musicians with temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders.

She can be heard on the University of Florida Wind Symphony’s CDs Durian Music and Stravinsky & Friends, on the American Wind Symphony’s Music of the Americas, and has recorded with the Trade Winds for Carl Fischer Music. She is a member of the National Assiciation for Music Education, the International Women's Brass Conference, The College Music Society and the International Horn Society, where she currently serves as the IHS representative for the state of Alabama. Dr. Luchsinger’s principal horn teachers include Charles “Skip” Snead, Paul Basler, Patrick Miles and Michael J. Arendt.


 

 

Ms. Alma Brooks-Lyle, Assistant Professor
Flute, Music Theory, Music History
Music Building 217; 334-229-4175

Ms. Lyle received a Bachelor’s degree from Xavier University and a Master’s degree from Indiana University. Subsequently, she earned seventy-two (72) credit hours in graduate music courses primarily in Music Theory and Composition, Form and Analysis, Applied Flute, and Music Literature.

In addition, she has taught the following undergraduate courses: Theory, Sightsinging and Ear Training, Composition, Counterpoint, and Aesthetics of Music. Also, she has taught graduate courses in Symphonic Literature, Aesthetics of Music, and Music History.


 

 Dr. Katrina Phillips

Dr. Katrina Phillips, Assistant Professor
Clarinet, Music Appreciation
Music Building 303; krphillips@alasu.edu

Dr. Katrina Phillips is Assistant Professor of Music at Alabama State University where she teaches applied clarinet, music appreciation, aural skills, fundamentals and the woodwind ensemble. She has also taught at Troy University. She has performed as co-principal clarinetist with the Northwest Florida Symphony and as soloist with Concerto Avenna (Warsaw, Poland), Alabama State University Wind Ensemble, Troy University Symphony Band, Kansas City Symphony (MO), and Independence Symphony (MO). As winner of the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, she performed Carl Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57 in 2005. She performed at ClarinetFest in Assisi, Italy; Austin, Texas and Lawrence, Kansas. She has appeared as soloist and director of the woodwind ensemble from ASU numerous times at the Alabama Music Educators Conference. She is currently serving as the Secretary-Treasurer for the Higher Education Division of AMEA. She holds doctoral and master’s degrees in clarinet performance and literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she studied with J. David Harris and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she studied with Daniel Silver and Bil Jackson.


 

Mr. Bryan Reeves

Dr. Bryan Reeves, Assistant Professor
Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Applied Trumpet, Conducting
Music Building 401; 334-229-4421mreeves@alasu.edu 

Dr. Bryan Reeves earned the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in Trumpet Performance from the University of Alabama, as well as the Bachelor of Music Education degree from the John M. Long School of Music at Troy University, where he was named the 2005 Outstanding Graduate in Music. While in residence at the University of Alabama School of Music, he served as principal trumpet for both the Alabama Wind Ensemble and the Huxford Symphony, and he was the second trumpet player in the Faculty Brass Quintet. Bryan also held a Graduate Teaching Assistantship at UA where he was on the teaching staff of the Million Dollar Band, UA’s Sudler Trophy awarded marching band, and conductor of the basketball pep bands.

Dr. Reeves serves as director of the University Wind Ensemble and of the Symphonic Band at ASU in addition to teaching applied trumpet and various classes in the music curricula. He is also an active performer including frequent performances with the Montgomery and Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestras, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Orchestra, and the Capitol Sounds Concert Band as well as solo and chamber recitals. Bryan recently completed his first solo album, Russian Trumpet Concertos as the final project for his doctoral degree.


 

Michael Zelenak

Dr. Michael S. Zelenak, Assistant Professor
Music Education, Music Appreciation, Accompanist
Music Building 208; 334-229-4141; mzelenak@alasu.edu

Dr. Michael S. Zelenak earned a Bachelor of Music degree in music history/musicology from the University of Michigan, a Master of Arts degree in music education from the University of South Florida, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in music education from the University of South Florida. He is a National Board Certified Teacher of choral music for early adolescence through young adulthood.

Dr. Zelenak is an experienced educator having taught chorus, string orchestra, guitar, keyboard, and general music at the middle and high school levels in Pinellas County, FL. His choral and orchestral ensembles received Excellent and Superior ratings from the Florida Vocal Association and Florida Orchestra Association. At the elementary level, he was active with the Pinellas Elementary All-County Choir and mentored elementary teachers in the district. In addition, he taught undergraduate and graduate level courses at the University of South Florida where he was awarded the Outstanding Merit Award in Music Education from the USF School of Music, the Distinguished Graduate Achievement Award from the USF College of The Arts, and recognition from the USF provost for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant.

Dr. Zelenak is an active researcher in music education. His dissertation Self-efficacy in music performance: Measuring the sources among secondary school music students has be cited in numerous publications and translated into the Turkish and Portuguese languages. His articles have been published in Music Education Research International, Research Perspectives in Music Education, and the Florida Music Director. He contributed a chapter titled Methodological Trends in Music Education Research to the book Music education: Navigating the future and co-authored an article with C. Victor Fung on research methods in the Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. He is a member of the advisory committee for the National Association for Music Education’s Music Educator’s Journal and the Florida Music Educators Association’s research committee. His work has been presented at events including the NAfME Research Symposium in Washington D.C., the Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium in Tampa, FL, and the Florida Music Educators’ Association Conference.

Along with his academic activities, Dr. Zelenak performs popular music styles ranging from jazz and blues to rock and country as a vocalist and keyboardist.


 

Staff

 

Ms. Jamesetta Adams, Administrative Assistant 
Music Building 103; 334-229-4341; jadams@alasu.edu


 Mr. James Oliver

Dr. James Oliver, Director of Bands
Marching Band, Pep Band
Music Building 109; 334-229-4349; joliver@alasu.edu

Dr. James B. Oliver is the Director of Bands at Alabama State University. A strong advocate for music programs, his 35-year career in music education includes positions as band instructor in the Dayton, Ohio Public School System and director of bands at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. Oliver holds a bachelor’s in music education from Alabama State University, a master’s of education from Wright State University, and a doctorate in education, Northcentral University.

Since his arrival at Alabama State University in 2000, Oliver has built a solid band program which includes The Mighty Marching Hornets, ASU Concert Band and Pep Bands. Under his leadership, the program from Ohio to Alabama has garnered countless competitive awards including Outstanding Symphonic Band Award, Outstanding Jazz Band Award, 2002 City of Montgomery Certificate of Recognition, and the 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award given by National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education.

The band has performed around the country including the Georgia Dome, the Ellen Degeneres Show, most recently, the City of Montgomery, Alabama, Office of the Mayor Proclamation, September 25, Director James Oliver Day, Honda Invitational Battle of the Bands Showcase, the MTV Awards and Robin Thicke’s,“Give it to you” video, A&E / Lifetime  Network Realty Show “Bama State Style” and Sony Picture “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” Motion Picture, Tri Star Film coming 2016.


 

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Mr. Ronald Handy, Music Media Technician 
Music Building 201; 334-229-4347; rhandy@alasu.edu


 

 

Mr. Ernest Harris, Band Technician and Band Assistant 
Music Building 107; 334-229-4348; eharris@alasu.edu


 

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Mrs. Marcelle J. Glenn, Marching Band Secretary
Music Building 104; 334-229-4289; mglenn@alasu.edu


 

Adjunct Faculty 

Akilah

Ms. Akilah Bryant, Adjunct Instructor
Flute, Music Appreciation
Music Building 313; 334-229-5870; akidd@alasu.edu

Flutist, Akilah Bryant is on the music faculties of the University of Montevallo and Alabama State University. She teaches private flute lessons, theory, and group woodwind classes for Scrollworks, the El Sistema-based program of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestras of Central Alabama. Akilah is also Scrollworks' Very Special Arts (VSA) Program Manager. The VSA Program serves as a partnership with the Kennedy Center to provide arts programs with adequate resources to create inclusive enrichment programs for special needs students.

In addition to extensive performing throughout Alabama and the Midwest, Akilah's passion for music education has led her to serve as a guest instructor at the prestigious Alabama School of Fine Arts, a former guest clinician for the University of Alabama's Honor Band Festival, and to maintain private flute studios in Central Alabama and Michigan. While in Michigan, she also served as a flute instructor for the Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts and a mentor for the Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra. 

Akilah's professional memberships include the Mid-South Flute Society, the National Flute Association, and the College Music Society. Ms. Bryant holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Alabama. She is also an alumna of the Alabama School of Fine Arts. Her primary teachers include Amy Porter, Diane Boyd Schultz and Kimberly Felder Scott.


 

Crystal Hanna

Ms. Crystal Hanna
Music Appreciation, Music Education

Mrs. Crystal Q. Hanna received her B.M.E. with honors in instrumental music from Alabama State University and M.A. in music education from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa where she was a graduate teaching assistant. She taught in Selma, Al for four years as an elementary music teacher, moved on to serve as band director at Johnnie Carr Middle School in the Montgomery Public Schools system for three years, and then went back to Selma, Al, where she is currently the band director at R.B. Hudson Middle School. She holds professional memberships in MENC, and the Alabama Band Masters Association. Ms. Hanna joined the Alabama State University Music Department as an adjunct in 2007. She currently teaches Music Appreciation, and has also taught Foundations in Music Education.


 

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Ms. Delyana Lazarova, Adjunct Instructor
Violin, String Methods, Orchestra Ensemble
Music Building 313; 334-229-4340; dlazarova@alasu.edu 

Ms. Delyana Lazarova currently serves as concert master and Artist in Residence (violin) for the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. She completed undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. An active recitalist, Ms. Lazarova has performed extensively in Europe, including concerts in Bulgaria, Romania, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, and the Czech Republic, in addition to giving concerts across the United States and Canada. Recently, she made her debut at the prestigious Steinway Hall in New York, where she performed a joint recital with pianists Anna Petrova and Josu De Solaun.


 

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Ms. Christine W. Moore
Music Education

Christine W. Moore, has been an elementary music specialist and choral director for 24 years. She received her B.S. Degree in Music Education from Alabama A&M University in Normal, Al in 1982 and earned her Master of Music Education from Alabama State University in 1996. In 2010, she completed post graduate work from Boston University in Boston, Ma. Currently, Mrs. Moore is the choral director and department chair at Johnnie Carr Middle School. She holds professional memberships in MENC, Alabama Vocal Association and is a board member of the Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts. Mrs. Moore recently completed training as a DANA Teaching Artists through the Kennedy Arts Center of which many of her integrated lesson plans have been recognized. Mrs. Moore currently serves as a music facilitator for the Alabama Arts Institute , develops professional development in-services for Montgomery Public Schools choral teachers and present arts education workshops in conjunction with the Alabama Black Belt Initiative.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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