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Faculty Biographies


Instructors in the Academy of the Arts are professional musicians. Some are graduates of UAFS and many have advanced degrees. Academy faculty members have trained with professional musicians from around the world. They perform regularly as soloists, accompanists, or with ensembles. Most are active members of professional music organizations at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Jennifer Woodside Anderson, Dance/Choreographer, Musical Theatre Dance
  • Mollie Armour, Musical Theater Director & Children's Choir Director, Voice, Acting
  • Connie Bailey, Accompanist
  • Brooke Bates, Children's Choir Director
  • Amanda Elkins, Acting
  • Lori Fay, Strings, Youth Honor Symphony Orchestra, Strings
  • Stephanie Gean, Art
  • Barbara Godette, Youth Honor Symphony Orchestra, Strings
  • Lindsay Hobbs, Musikgarten, Piano, Accompanist
  • Josh Floyd, Trumpet
  • David Holland, Guitar
  • Barrett Johnson, Music Theory
  • Gini Law, Piano, Children's Choir & Show Choir Kidz Director, Accompanist
  • Gretchen Maertens, Children's Choir Director
  • Dan Mays, Orchestra Conductor, Strings
  • Krista Mays, Strings, Piano
  • Amy Medlock, Xtreme Teens Musical Director, Woodwinds
  • Evan Mino, Brass, Youth Honor Symphony Orchestra
  • Holly Murphy, Percussion, World Drum Ensemble
  • William Reyes, Guitar
  • Alice Sanders, Piano, Musikgarten
  • Shannon Stoddard, Theatre Director, Musical Theatre Dance
  • Rebekah Stoltz, Acting
  • Dr. Rosilee Walker Russell, Executive Director
  • Dr. Katherine White, Voice
  • Tim Yarbrough,  Guitar
  • Hillary Yerton, Dance

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