Academic Faculty

Joseph E. Bolin, DMA

Dean, Collinsworth School of Music
Assistant Professor

Blake Aaron, BM

Adjunct Professor

David Bartle

Adjunct Professor

Lance Beaumont, DMA

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Program Development
Associate Professor

Emily Benford

Adjunct Professor

Angela Brand-Butler, DMA


Tom Brooks

Director of Commercial Music Program
Assistant Professor

Orlando Calzada

Adjunct Professor

Juan Castaneda, MM

Adjunct Professor

Jennifer Cruz, DMA

Director of Keyboard Studies
Assistant Professor

Steven Dahlgren, MM

Assistant Professor

Tobin Davis, MA

Adjunct Professor

Karen Garrett, MM

Adjunct Professor

Guy Holliday, DMA

Director of Bands
Assistant Professor

I-Ting Huang, DMA

Adjunct Professor

Andres Jaramillo, DMA


Hector Jimenez, MM

Assistant Professor

JinHee Kim, DMA

Adjunct Professor

Erin Kirk, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Travis Maclay, MA

Director of Operations
Assistant Professor

Matthew McConnell

Adjunct Professor

Justin McWhorter

Adjunct Professor

Stefan Miller, MM

Adjunct Professor

Charles Mitchell

Adjunct Faculty

Gene Moon, DMA

Director of Orchestral Studies and Opera Theater

Cody Noriega, MM

Adjunct Professor

J. Michael O’Neal, MM

Adjunct Professor

Mary Oppermann, MM

Adjunct Professor

Kristopher Parish, MM

Adjunct Professor

John Parker

Adjunct Faculty

Gene Peterson, DMA

Director of Choral and Vocal Studies

Glenn Pickett, DMA


Stephen Posegate, DMA


Elizabeth Rebozo, DMA

Adjunct Professor

John Reinebach, DMA


Aristides Rivas

Adjunct Professor

Joshua Rodriguez, PhD

Assistant Professor

Braden Sapp, MM

Adjunct Professor

Soohyun Son, MM

Adjunct Professor

Dan St. Marseille, MM

Program Director, Commercial Music Division
Director of Jazz Studies
Assistant Professor

James Toland, BM

Adjunct Professor

David Toledo, PhD

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Program Director, Worship Studies Division
Assistant Professor

Mary Vanhoozer, DMA

Adjunct Professor

Tyler Walton, MM

Adjunct Professor

Ruth Noemy Wheeler, MM


Commercial Music Board Members

Vinnie Colaiuta

Grammy Award-winning drummer
Frank Zappa, Sting, & many others

Philippe DePallens

Vice-President & General Manager
Ultimate Ears

Sheila E

Percussionist, singer, author, and actress
Prince, Madonna, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Cyndi Lauper, and many others

Nathan East

American jazz, R&B, and rock bass player
Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder, and many others

Paul Jackson, Jr

American composer, arranger, producer and guitarist
Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Chicago, The Temptations, Daft Punk, and many others

Alan Parsons

Grammy Award-winning audio engineer, songwriter, musician, and record producer
The Alan Parsons Project, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, and many others

Adam Watts

American rock and pop artist, singer, songwriter, producer, engineer, and visual artist
Colton Dixon, Switchfoot, Kelly Clarkson, Jeremy Camp, High School Musical, and many others

Worship Arts Board Members

Nia Allen

Worship leader, recording artist, and teacher
Worship leader with the Women of Faith Conference

Meredith Andrews

Two-time Dove Award winner, worship artist, musician, and songwriter

John Bolin

Worship Pastor, Kingsland Baptist Church, Katy, Texas
Prolific songwriter and two-time graduate of CBU

Travis Cottrell

Prolific writer, recording artist, and arranger
Worship leader for Beth Moore’s “Living Proof Live” conferences

Cliff Duren

Worship Pastor, First Baptist Church, Woodstock, Georgia
Dove Award nominated arranger, orchestrator, & producer

Anthony Evans

Anthony Evans Entertainment/Sherman James Productions

Mike Harland

Worship Pastor, First Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi
Former Director of Lifeway Worship, composer, and author

D.A. Horton

Director of Intercultural Studies, California Baptist University
Noted speaker and author of eight books on the topic of faith, culture, and evangelism

Hector Jimenez, MM

Don Koch

Producer for every major Christian Record Label over the last 25 years and three-time Dove Award winner

Charlin Neal

Travis Ryan

Tommy Walker


Courtney Ladd

Administrative Assistant

Matthew McConnell

Technical Director

Johna Taylor

Performance and Events Coordinator