Our Faculty is Our Greatest Strength

Instruction with an outstanding teacher is the hallmark of all of our programs. The SNJ Studio of Music Faculty is a consortium of highly regarded, degreed professionals (many with masters and doctoral degrees in their teaching area) who maintain active careers as performers, composers, adjudicators, clinicians and educators. All are passionate about teaching and instilling a love of the performing arts into the lives of others.

We celebrate the musician, actor and dancer in each of us- we believe every one of us has the ability to be creative and share that creativity with others.

Sharon North Jones

Executive Director

Joel Johnston

Artistic Director, Director of Ensembles

Linda Meuret

Marketing Director

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Luke Backhaus

Piano

Ellie Beeson

Spotlight Director

Elizabeth Bennett

Voice

Karina Brazas

Voice

Dr. LeAnne Foust

Voice

Terry Hodges

Voice

Megan Ingram

Voice

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Marilyn Ingram

Voice

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Donovan Johnson

Piano

Kim Clark Kaczmarek

Acting, Musical Theater

Elizabeth Joy Kelly

Voice, Piano

Katie O’Rear

Voice

Ellie Lowderman

Piano

Erinn Machacek

Voice

Debbie Massey-Schneweis

Dance, Musical Theater

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Kelsey McDermott

Show Choir Clinician

Monika Peters

Voice

Jenna McKain

Voice, Musical Theater, Show Choir Clinician

Tyler Meuret

Voice, Show Choir Clinician

Max Meyer

Guitar

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Darren Mill

Guitar, Bass

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Drew Neneman

Voice

Jordan Newhouse

Piano, Voice

Elizabeth Pettinger

Voice

Andres Silva

Piano

Katie Silva

Piano

Kathy Simpson

Voice, Musical Theater

Michelle Staub

Musical Theater

Melanie Walters

Show Choir Clinician, Choreographer

Angela Ferguson

Viola

Axelle Verboon

Viola, Violin

Katelyn Kukoly

Violin, Viola

Rose Rydberg

Violin

Tom Miller

Strings Department Chair, Bass

Andrew Ritchie

Cello

Kylin Pass

Cello

Mindy Dauner

Violin, Viola, Cello

J. Gawf

Voice and Piano

Sara Warner

Voice

Katie Mersch

Voice