Mike McFerron is a professor of music and composer-in-residence at Lewis University in the Chicago area. He has been on the faculty of Hong Kong Baptist University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and the Kansas City Kansas Community College, and he has served as resident composer at the Chamber Music Conference of the East/Composers' Forum in Bennington, Vt. McFerron is founder and co-director of Electronic Music Midwest and serves on the board of the directors for the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra and is a past Chair of the Executive Committee for the Society of Composers, Inc.
McFerron's music has received critical acclaim and recognition. His music has been performed by the Remarkable Theater Brigade (Carnegie Hall), the Louisville Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and Cantus among many others. His music has been featured on numerous SCI National Conferences, SEAMUS National Conferences, the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Brooklyn College Conservatory's Electroacoustic Music Festival, the MANTIS (UK) festival, ÉuCue "Plugged Festival" (Montreal), University of Richmond's 3rd Practice Festival, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Denison University TUTTI Festival, Ball State University New Music Festival, Florida State University New Music Festival, Spark Conference, Annual Florida International Electroacoustic Music Festival, Spring in Havanna, the MAVerick Festival, several SCI regional conferences, and concerts and radio broadcasts across the U.S. and throughout Europe. He has written music specifically for Cantus, SUNY-Oswego, GéNIA, Andrew Spencer, Julia Bentley, the Chamber Music Conference of the East/Composers' Forum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Lewis University, Sumner Academy of Arts and Science, and the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra.
McFerron's music can be heard on numerous commercial recordings as well as on his website at http://www.bigcomposer.com.
"The player who left the greatest impression with me was the saxophonist Adrianne Honnold whose sound was so warm and nostalgic in "Il vecchio castello" ("The Old Castle") that I began to question why the instrument isn't standard in a typical orchestra!" (kcmetropolis.org)
Dr. Adrianne Honnold has performed as a saxophonist throughout the United States and Europe including at Royal Albert Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie and the Salle Pleyel in Paris. She is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois where she teaches popular music history and appreciation courses as well as applied saxophone. She received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she was a student of Debra Richtmeyer and Chip McNeill, and she completed the PhD in Ethnomusicology/Popular Music Studies at the University of Birmingham in the UK in 2021. Her research engages with methods from critical organology, ethnography, and autoethnography to explore the contributions of musical instruments to the soundscape of American popular music. Dr. Honnold has performed with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the USAF Band of Mid-America, USAF Heritage of America Band, Sessions Big Band, the St. Louis Jazz Orchestra, and the NATO Jazz Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, she was a founding member and co-Artistic Director of Chamber Project St. Louis and the alto saxophonist with the Missouri Saxophone Quartet from 2007-2015. Dr. Honnold is an Artist-Endorser for the Conn-Selmer Corporation and is proud to perform on Selmer Paris and Yanagisawa saxophones exclusively.
Jeremy Landig received his Bachelors degree in Music Education from Millikin University in Decatur, IL and his M.M. in Choral Conducting from Western Michigan University. He has been fortunate to sing in acclaimed choirs and vocal jazz ensembles under the direction of Brad Holmes, Steve Widenhofer, Joe Miller, and Steve Zegree. He taught high school choir for ten years and frequently serves as Music Director for regional musical theater productions.
In the area of vocal jazz, Mr. Landig has directed five IMEA district ensembles since 2006, accompanied at the state level, and recently completed two terms as chair of Vocal Jazz for the Illinois Choral Directors Association. He stays busy as a frequently commissioned arranger and composer for high school and collegiate jazz, concert, and show choirs throughout the country.
Kimberly Smith was born in Chicago, Il. She has been singing since the age of 3 and playing the piano since the age of 5. She was born into a musical family full of singers and musicians. She was very active in her church growing up. Kimberly became the lead musician at her church for the adult choir at the age of 11 and has been teaching and training voices ever since. She has won vocal competitions in high school and college.
Kimberly attended the University of Illinois-Urbana and earned her B.A. in Music History. While there, she was an accompanist and Assistant Conductor for two years to the over 200 voice choir. While in college, she traveled to West Virginia, Atlanta, and Chicago to attend workshops and conferences as a musician and conductor.
Kimberly has earned a master's degree in music education from DePaul University in Chicago. She is currently a music educator at South Holland School District 151. Kimberly has served as Music Director for several churches in the Chicagoland area.
Kimberly released her first solo project entitled Garment of Praise in March of 2018 as the gospel artist Kimberly Fullerton-Smith. The CD is meant to encourage the listener through contemporary and traditional gospel styles. It is available on iTunes, Apple music, YouTube, and Spotify.
Kimberly was born with the gift of musical talent. However, she did not take that natural talent for granted and decided to take formal training. Kimberly has studied many genres of music, but gospel music is at her heart. Gospel is not just a genre, but there is a message and need for it like no other kind of music.
Kimberly is married to Marlon Smith, Sr. They have three children and reside in Glenwood, Il.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Leandro Lopez Varaday graduated from the Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) in 1992 as Licentiate in Music, major Composition with a Gold Medal and Awards.
As a pianist, Leandro traveled Asia (Singapore-South Korea-China) from 1997 to 2000 with the Elde Young Quartet (former bassist of the Ramsey Lewis trio). Since 2000, he has lived in Chicago where is active in the Chicago music scene. He has performed in the Green Mill, Jazz Showcase, Andy's Jazz Club among others as well as in several theaters including the Harris Theater at the Millennium Park, Auditorium Theater at Roosevelt University, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, and many others. From 2001 to 2011, Leandro worked in Saint Martin's Episcopal Church as the Music Director. He has also performed at the Chicago Jazz Festival, Taste of Chicago, South Shore Jazz Festival, Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival and the Jazz Bistro in St Louis, MO.
Currently Leandro is the pianist for the Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and teaches Piano and Latin Jazz Ensemble at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL.
Scott McConnell's diverse and eclectic interest in learning many styles of music have led him to a portfolio career that include performances with the Illinois Festival Orchestra, the Harper College Orchestra, South East Steel Orchestra, Starlift Steel Orchestra, and the Carpe Diem String Quartet to name a few. As an advocate and representative of the steelpan, Scott co-founded Pastiche Steel Ensemble, a professional steelband that focuses on sharing the power and versatility of the steelpan through new collaborations and mediums. Pastiche created the Virtual Steelband, a project that brings pannists from around the world together virtually to premiere new steelband music. As a committee member of the Virtual Steelband, Scott helped bring to life Bella Vista and Pan Kingdom, two new steelband compositions with over 300 performers from around the world.
As the Director of Steel Orchestras with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and 4th grade steel ensemble director for the William Hatch Elementary Steelband program Scott is actively working to push the steelpan artform while preserving and teaching the instruments rich history. Scott also serves as associate faculty for the Birch Creek Music Performance Center where he works alongside Liam Teague and Yuko Asada providing intensive steelpan study for the percussion students. In conjunction with Scott's ensemble teaching he maintains a private lesson studio teaching students of all ages. Scott is also an active freelance musician performing in a variety of styles throughout the Chicagoland area. Scott earned both undergraduate and masters degrees in percussion and steel pan performance from Northern Illinois University, studying with world-renowned pedagogues Cliff Alexis, Greg Beyer, Robert Chappell, and Liam Teague. Upon completion of his masters degrees, Scott continued his study with Liam Teague to complete a performer’s certificate in steelpan studies. In May 2014, Scott completed a second masters degree in recording media technology, studying with Grammy-winning recording engineer Dan Nichols. During this time, he worked as the graduate assistant and served as the mastering engineer for the NIU Steelband’s latest CD, Dangerous. For more information, visit www.scottmcconnellmusic.com
Peter Lipari is an acclaimed conductor whose talent and enthusiasm have led to numerous engagements in the United States, Europe, and Australia. His lively styles of conducting and audience interaction win the hearts of concertgoers and reviewers alike.
Maestro Lipari's goal is to guide every aggregation he leads to be the finest ensemble of its kind and to reach as many music lovers in the area as possible. A conductor of initiative and vision, Lipari continues to prove his skills as an orchestra builder and a community leader.
Maestro Lipari is currently Music Director of the West Suburban Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Singers, and Festival Orchestra.
Maestro Lipari has guest conducted a wide range of symphonic and operatic performances with many ensembles including:
Guitarist, educator, and composer, Erik Skov has been living and performing in Chicago for over a decade. A graduate of North Central College in Jazz and Anthropology and a Masters in Jazz from Northwestern University, Skov has established himself as an up-and-coming new jazz guitar voice in a city whit an abundantly rich jazz & blues heritage. An experienced performer on guitar, as well as banjo, Skov has been able to work professionally with top musicians and composers in the jazz and classical worlds including Victor Goines, Ryan Kisor, Jonathan Newman, Derek Bremel, Mallory Thompson, Ben Bolter, Frank Caruso, Charleen Brooks, Chris Madsen, and several others. Skov can be seen performing in several Chicago based ensembles including Gustavo Cortinas Kind Regards, Kitt Lyles Real Talk, Emily Kuhn Quintet, Alvin Cobb Jr. Trio, MCH Trio, Matt Peterson Sextet, Roy McGrath Chi-Town Sounds, Victor Bastidas DePasie Project, and the Paul Windsor Orchestra. He has performed as a leader or sideman at the Green Mill, Andy's Jazz Club, The Jazz Showcase, Room 43, Millennium Park, Skokie Theater, Hemingway's Bistro and in festivals such as the Chicago Jazz Fest, Oak Park Jazz Thaw, and Hey Nonny's Women's Jazz Fest. Skov's most recent project, Liminality, is a six-piece jazz ensemble that features saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, trumpeter Emily Kuhn, trombonist Euan Edmonds, bassist Kitt Lyles, and drummer Gustavo Cortinas. The ensemble's name, Liminality, comes from the anthropological term relating to the middle stages of a ritual or rite. In this stage, the participants have left their previous state and have begun a transformative process that will lead to the desired rewards. Skov's upcoming album aims to celebrate music as the state of liminality, a lifelong musical process aimed at connecting and communicating with others. Skov currently teaches at Lewis University, Morton College, and the College of DuPage. For more information about Mr. Skov, visit https://www.erikskovguitar.com.
Wesley Morgan is a professional bassist, educator and audio engineer in the greater Chicago area. Throughout his performance career, he has collaborated with many great performers from varied musical styles, including Gregory Beyer, Liam Teague, Dan Moore, and Gerald Stephens, and Victor Bastidas.
During his formative years in Kansas, Morgan took an interest in music at an early age. After trying several instruments, he eventually settled on the double bass and electric bass as his primary forms of musical outlet. In 2004 he moved to Memphis, TN in order to pursue a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in recording technology from the University of Memphis. After free-lancing throughout the Mid-South with a variety of musical ensembles, he relocated to Illinois to attended Northern Illinois University as a graduate teaching assistant in the jazz studies department. Prior to receiving his M.M. in 2015, he instructed students in the areas of music history, music technology, and jazz performance.
More information and audio samples of Morgans work can be found on his website: www.wesleymorganmusic.com
Miranda Sprague, is a Multi-Instrumentalist, Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, Producer and the founder of Coffee Jazz Collective. The Collective features several of her original compositions and arrangements. Highlighted members include: Robert Irving III, Ernie Adams, David Boykin, Thaddeus Tukes, Justin Dillard and Larry Brown Jr. In 2011, Miranda moved from Maine to Chicago to study music, specifically Jazz. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and Vocal Performance from Chicago College of Performing Arts in 2016, and was awarded a Luminarts fellowship in 2017. Miranda has performed all over the Chicagoland area, including venues such as The Elbo Room, Martyrs, House of Blues and Emporium.
Sprague has taught a range of styles including Classical, Jazz, Pop and Rock. She currently teaches Voice, Piano, Bass, Drums, and Ukulele, Songwriting, Arranging, Music Theory and Production. Miranda believes that music is a great way to heal, learn and develop one's character. Her teaching style is fluid and customized to each students learning style and goals. She loves bringing out the best of her students through music education, and a warm hearted approach.
Video and audio samples may be found at: www.magifest.space/music.
Elaine Swearingen is a Chicago native and a classically trained soprano. In August of 1999, Elaine joined the Lewis University Music Department teaching applied voice to both music majors and non-music majors.
Elaine holds a M.A. degree in Vocal Pedagogy (1998) and a B.A. degree in Music Education with High Honors (1987) from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.
As a concert soloist, Mrs. Swearingen's performances have included: Ludvig van Beethoven's Choral Fantasy, Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8 (Mater Glorioso), Modest Mussorgsy's Boris Godunov, and Richard Strauss' Electra with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Elaine's performances have included opera, oratorio and classical concerts with several Midwest orchestras. Some of her solo performances include: Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Cantata, Johann Sebastian Bach's Magnificat in D Major, Johannes Brahms Requiem, Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols, Gabriel Faure's Requiem, George Frideric Handel's Messiah, Joseph Haydn's Creation, Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah, Gioachino Rossini's Petit Missa Solemnis, Franz Schubert's Mass in G, and Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria.
In addition to her work as a soloist, Mrs. Swearingen has appeared in several opera scenes including the following roles: 'Monica' in Menotti's Medium, as 'Annina' in Menotti's The Saint of Bleecker Street, as 'Dido' in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, and as the 'Mother' in Barab's Little Red Riding Hood.
In 2010 and 2014 Mrs. Swearingen was the "Sounds of Christmas' soloist at the Rialto Theatre in Joliet with the Joliet American Legion Band. Since 2007 to the present she is the Veteran's Day soloist with the Joliet American Legion Band.
Her recital appearances with the Downers Grove Choral Society Artist Recital Series include "Songs About Children," and "Love and Life: Great Operatic Arias and Duets" with tenor John Joyner.
One of her most memorable solo recitals was an evening of sacred songs that she personally produced at Lewis University entitled "Sacred Portraits - An Evening of Inspirational Music" with accompanist Dr. Robert Holst, oboist Dean Sayles and violinists Diane Dungca and Caitlin Ondreacek.
Video and audio samples may be found at: elaynamitchellsoprano.com.
Chicago native David Govertsen has been active as a professional singer for fifteen years, portraying a wide variety of opera's low-voiced heroes, villains, and buffoons. An alumnus of the Ryan Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, he has performed ten roles with the company, most recently appearing as Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte and King Priam in Les Troyens. This past season he also appeared at Santa Fe Opera as Frank in Die Fledermaus, and he created the role of Stoever in Stewart Copeland's The Invention of Morel for Chicago Opera Theater.
As a concert soloist Mr. Govertsen has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony, Santa Fe Symphony and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival among many others. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2011 as the Herald in Otello with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti. He is an alumnus of both the Santa Fe Opera and Central City Opera apprentice programs and holds degrees from Northwestern University, Northern Illinois University and the College of DuPage. In addition to teaching private lessons at Lewis University, Mr. Govertsen is also on faculty at Valparaiso University and the College of DuPage.
Since 2007 Christine Lim has been teaching Applied Piano for both music majors and non majors at Lewis University. Christine is a pianist and collaborative artist who frequently performs in the Chicago area. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Music at Ewha Women's University in Seoul, South Korea. She received her Master's Degree and Certificate of Piano Performance at Northwestern University where she studied with David Kaiserman, Alan Chow, and Sylvia Wang. Christine is also a founding member of the Aionios Piano Trio and has participated in the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition. In 2010, she founded and began directing the choir at Church of Bethlehem, located in Mount Prospect, IL. From 2003-present, Christine has been a part of the Red Rose Children's Choir of Lake County, serving as the accompanist. She has had the opportunity to perform in numerous Choir Festivals such as China, Austria, Czech Republic, Canada, Hawaii, Spain, Ireland, and Italy.
Joshua Manchester is originally from Morrison, IL. He earned a bachelors degree from Luther College and went on to receive a Masters Degree in percussion performance from the University of Illinois-Urbana on assistantship. After a couple years teaching in Alaska, he moved to Chicago and began performing with orchestras and many modern music groups while teaching at St. Xavier University and Sherwood Conservatory. As a composer and improviser, Joshua says, "The physical world creates many rhythms that would be regular if the system they existed in were not so complex. As humans, we lack the competency to make creations that will adapt to complex systems, only simple ones. Our only recourse has been to attempt to define the parameters of the system to suit. I seek to make music that explores this issue."
Don Smith has taught Music Business and coordinated music internships at Lewis University since 2006. In addition to his teaching career, he is a Regional Sales Manager for the Pro Music Division of Yamaha (musical instrument manufacturer). He has a degree in Business Administration from North Central College where he also minored in music and studied saxophone. Prior to working for Yamaha, he was the General Manager at Brookdale Music in Naperville, IL for several years. His expertise in the music industry comes from many years as a sales manager, audio engineer, music director, saxophonist, clinician and teacher. During his career at Yamaha, Don has worked with many of the largest music industry retailers in the country and has been recognized with numerous awards including a two-time recipient of the prestigious "President's Club" honor.
Laurel Tempas is the flute instructor at Lewis University and at several area junior high and senior high schools. She is principal flute of the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest, and also performs with the Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra and the Wheaton Symphony. She is a former principal flute of the Wheaton Municipal Band.
Laurel has been an adjudicator for several area music contests, competitions and festivals. A graduate of Northwestern University, she studied flute and piccolo with Walfrid Kujala and received degrees in Music Education and Flute Performance.
Laurel and her husband are fervently involved in competitive amateur ballroom dancing. They recently have made finals in their dance categories at the USA Dance National Championships.
Mary L. Payne holds a master's degree in clarinet performance from Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington and a bachelor's degree in clarinet performance from Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory of Music, Cleveland. She is principal clarinet with New Philharmonic and the DuPage Opera Theatre Orchestra. Mary has been a featured soloist with New Philharmonic, the Fox Valley Symphony, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and the Wheaton Band. She is a clarinet instructor at Lewis University and maintains active private teaching studios, for woodwind instruction, in Wheaton and Romeoville. Mary is a member of the International Clarinet Association and the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors. She is listed in Who's Who in America. Mary's principal teachers include Dr. Alan P. Squire, Henry Gulick, Robert Marcellus, former principal clarinet of the Cleveland Orchestra and J. Laurie Bloom, bass clarinetist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Violinist Jennifer Leckie is a member of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Grant Street String Quartet, and she is a frequent substitute with the Promusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio, and with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. She formerly served as concertmaster of the Danville Symphony Orchestra, and as a member of the Maverick Ensemble. Dr. Leckie has performed as soloist with the Elgin Symphony, the Danville Symphony and the College of DuPage Symphony. She was Third Prize winner of the Crane New Music Festival Solo Competition, and winner of the Rutgers University Award for Excellence in Performance and Scholarly Writing.
As a founding member of the Grant Street String Quartet, Dr. Leckie has performed throughout the Chicago area. The quartet has collaborated with Chicago area composers to perform and record new works for string quartet, and has worked with Chicago area high school music students through chamber music workshops and summer clinics. In 2018, Dr. Leckie helped to found a new chamber music program for all advanced music students in the Downers Grove High School orchestras, and works as a coach with the student ensembles there. Dr. Leckie is an active proponent and performer of contemporary music, and has performed many world and U.S. premieres. She has worked closely with composers Charles Wuorinen, Lukas Foss, George Crumb, and Ornette Coleman and many others. She has been hailed by the Chicago and New York media for her excellent interpretations of twentieth century compositions.
Dr. Leckie holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rutgers University where she studied privately with Arnold Steinhardt, of the Guarneri String Quartet. She holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Mannes College of Music and has also studied with Todd Phillips, Ani Kavafian, David Taylor and Sally Thomas.
Timothy Archbold was raised in Regional Australia in the small town of Castlemaine, Central Victoria. He graduated from the Castlemaine Secondary College in 1998 having studied with Anna Daniel and Megon Smithies, and he received a Bachelor of Music Performance with Honours from the University of Melbourne in 2002 under the guidance of Nelson Cooke and Phillip Green. He was a teacher of strings and assistant conductor of the orchestra at Girton Grammar school in Bendigo, Victoria, 1999-2003.
Timothy has been a principal cellist of the Australian National Music Camp Orchestra, the Melbourne Youth Orchestra, the Geminiani Orchestra (Melbourne), the Melbourne University Orchestra, the Victorian College of the Arts Orchestra, the Bremen Hochschule Orchestra, the Launders Bremen Jungen Orchestra; and has played with Australian Youth Orchestra, the Oldenburg City Orchestra in Germany, Orchestra Victoria, and has participated in professional development with Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. His ensemble work includes performing with the Orenda Ensemble; he also is a founding member of the Berkeley Ensemble, both based in Melbourne. Timothy has appeared as a soloist with several Victorian groups, performed many solo recitals throughout Victoria, and won numerous awards and Eisteddfods.
In December 2007, Timothy completed his studies at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, Germany, where he studied with Professor Alexander Baillie. During his time in Germany, Timothy also studied at the Hannover Hochschule for Music and Theater under Hatto Beyele and the Karol Szymanowski Quartet studying Chamber music with the Aquila Quartet. He has recently completed his Masters Degree at Wichita State University, playing with the Bloomfield String Quartet and the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and moved to the Chicago area where he is teaching and freelancing with several orchestras. He is the assistant principal of the Northwest Indiana and Peoria Symphony Orchestra. Tim is on the teaching faculty at Bradley University, Peoria. He and his wife Karen play and perform together in the Duo Striata. They are available for weddings, concerts, and other special events.
Amanda Karwoske has been teaching and performing French Horn in greater Chicagoland area for over 15 years. Amanda is a teacher at Lewis University and Hinsdale Central High School, in addition to private students.
Amanda received a bachelor's from Indiana University, and her Masters in Horn Performance from De Paul University.
Amanda can be found often performing at Christ Church of Oakbrook and is a member of Monarch Winds Woodwind Quintet and Windy City Quintet. Amanda has performed with several local orchestras including Elgin Symphony, Illinois Philharmonic, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Dubuque Orchestra, New Philharmonic Orchestra, and South Bend Symphony.
In addition to teaching and playing French horn, Amanda has a beautiful daughter, and several pets. When not working Amanda and her husband enjoy taking on home projects to fix up their house.
Dr. Lawrence Sisk is professor of music, and from 1988 to 2017 he served as Chair of the Department of Music. Sisk studied voice and bassoon at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and holds a Bachelor's degree in music history from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He went on to earn MM and PhD in historical musicology at Northwestern University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Italy. Since 1991 he has conducted the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra. He also conducts the Lewis University Choir and has held posts as choirmaster in churches of every denomination. His wide-ranging scholarly interests comprise the Homeric epics and Dante's Divine Comedy as well as other literature that has inspired composers.
Christy Jones is an alumna of Lewis University earning her BS in mathematics. Even with a science-minded degree she is no stranger to the Fine Arts. While a student at Lewis, she worked in the Theatre Department helping with sets and productions. Shortly after graduating, she became the administrative assistant for the departments of Art and Design, Music, and Theatre. In 2008 she became the administrative assistant for the Arts & Ideas program.
Christy's skills in organization, communication, and coordination make her a great fit for the Department of Music. She enjoys creating the flyers, concert programs, and promotional materials for the departments in the Fine Arts building.
When not working Christy enjoys movies, books, and spending time with her extended family.