Faculty and Staff

At CCM, tomorrow’s arts luminaries work with today’s industry leaders. More than 150 internationally recognized faculty members work with students from around the world. With a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio, CCM students receive personalized mentorship from professors who guide their individual scholarly, creative, musical, performing and teaching growth.

Who are our faculty members? CCM professors are Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning performers and designers, ASCAP and BMI Award-winning songwriters and composers, Fulbright Scholars and more. They are members of major American orchestras, as well as directors and conductors for the world’s leading opera houses and summer festivals. They are researchers, educators, choreographers, filmmakers and playwrights, as well as experts on health and wellness for artists. They have published widely-used textbooks, performed at the White House and produced multimedia for US presidents. They have been featured on major broadcasts like Good Morning America, the Today Show, the Tonight Show, and the BBC Proms, to mention just a few of their accomplishments.

View CCM Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion faculty below, or view our college-wide directory of faculty and staff.

Brass Faculty

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Elizabeth Ann Freimuth

Adjunct Instructor of Horn

513-556-3442

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Molly Norcross

Adjunct Instructor of Horn

513-556-3442

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Margaret Tung

Associate Professor of Horn

513-556-6848

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Timothy Anderson

Associate Professor of Trombone

513-556-9554

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Peter K. Norton

Adjunct Instructor in Trombone

513-556-3442

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Philip R. Collins

Adjunct Associate Professor of Trumpet

513-556-9555

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Ashley Hall

Adjunct Instructor of Trumpet

513-556-3442

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Michael Patrick Mergen

Associate Professor of Trumpet

301-266-4217

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Timothy J. Northcut

Chair of Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion; Professor of Music (Tuba and Euphonium)

513-556-9595

Percussion Faculty

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Russell D. Burge

Professor of Percussion; Chair, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion Department

513-556-9423

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James F. Culley

Professor of Percussion

513-556-9417

Woodwinds Faculty

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Martin Garcia

Adjunct Instructor of Bassoon

513-556-9539

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Christopher Brandon Sales

Adjunct Instructor of Bassoon

513-556-3442

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Ronald G. Aufmann

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clarinet; CCM Prep Master Teacher, Clarinet

513-556-9540

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Ixi Chen

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clarinet

513-886-2436

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Joe Morris

Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet

513-556-3442

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Christopher Pell

Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet

513-556-3442

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Pavel Vinnitsky

Associate Professor of Clarinet

513-556-9540

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Demarre McGill

Associate Professor of Flute

513-556-4476

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Heather D. Verbeck

Adjunct Instructor of Flute/Piccolo

513-556-6638

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Dwight R Parry

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oboe

513-556-3442

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Titus Underwood

Associate Professor of Oboe

513-556-3442

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Craig Bailey

Associate Professor of Music in Jazz Saxophone

513-556-5797

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James Bunte

Interim Co-Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor of Saxophone

513-556-0825

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Carly Hood

Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone Performance

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Rick VanMatre

Adjunct Professor of Jazz Studies and Saxophone; Professor Emeritus

513-559-1134

Staff

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Daniel Weeks

Interim Division Head of Performance Studies; Associate Professor of Voice

513-556-6830

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Sarah Minneman

Chamber Music Coordinator

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Claudia C. Penn

Executive Staff Assistant

513-556-3442