Faculty

All great musicians had someone inspiring them to be better.

Faculty in the Collinsworth School of Music understand that, in order to become a great musician, you must have instructors who are both technically proficient and intellectually present; teachers who care about your development as a musician, as a person and as a Christian; instructors who will challenge, support and inspire you to reach your full potential.

Lucky for you, you’ll interact closely with all of your professors, whether in the studio, in the classroom or as part of one of our various performance groups.

Introducing the Collinsworth School of Music's New Faculty

Dr. Gene Peterson, Director of Choral Studies

Gene Peterson, Director of Choral Studies, Collinsworth School of Music at California Baptist University

It is with great enthusiasm that the Collinsworth School of Music welcomes Dr. Gene Peterson as Director of Choral Studies, effective fall 2018.

Dr. Peterson is an internationally recognized choral conductor and clinician, whose recent appointments include Director of Choral Studies at Bethel University and Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Peterson previously held posts as music director and conductor for college, high school, church, and community choirs in California and Washington. Ensembles under his leadership have performed in venues throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, including the Sistine Chapel, the Sydney Opera House, and Chicago Symphony Hall.

Dr. Gene Moon, Director of Orchestral Studies

The Collinsworth School of Music is excited to announce that internationally acclaimed conductor Dr. Gene Moon will join the CBU music faculty as Director of Orchestral Studies effective August 2018.

Dr. Moon comes to CBU from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX, where he served as Director of Orchestral Studies for twelve years. In addition, he currently holds positions as artistic director of the East Texas Youth Orchestras and music director and conductor of the Longview Symphony Orchestra.

Known both nationally and internationally for his expressive musicianship and skilled conducting, maestro Moon has conducted performances with orchestras including Orquesta Filarmónica de Medellín, Gangnam Symphony Orchestra, the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Arkansas and Louisiana All State orchestras and the orchestras of the University of Macau and Hong Kong Baptist University.

Gene Moon, Director of Orchestral Studies, Collinsworth School of Music at California Baptist University
Gene Moon, Director of Orchestral Studies, Collinsworth School of Music at California Baptist University

Mr. Dan St. Marseille, Associate Director of Bands and Director of Jazz Studies

Mr. Dan St. Marseille, Associate Director of Bands and Director of Jazz Studies
Mr. Dan St. Marseille, Associate Director of Bands and Director of Jazz Studies

The Collinsworth School of Music is pleased to announce the hiring of international jazz artist, director, and educator Dan St. Marseille as Associate Director of Bands/Director of Jazz Studies. This move is part of an aggressive initiative to develop a comprehensive jazz studies program at California Baptist University.

Mr. St. Marseille is a renowned Jazz saxophonist/clarinetist who plays in the tradition of all the jazz legends. Employing a warm tone and melodic approach, he has won praise from jazz critics worldwide and has worked with many major jazz and commercial artists and bands.

Dan's recordings are heard internationally on jazz radio and have been the subject of articles in such publications as Downbeat, JazzTimes, Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, Japan's Jazz Critic magazine, France’s International Herald Tribune, among others. St. Marseille's recordings have received four-star ratings in the third edition of the All Music Guide to Jazz; The Experts Guide to the Best Jazz.

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