Music: FacultyMusic: Faculty

Music: Faculty

Our talented music faculty has taught and worked in the musical field all across the country. They are dedicated teachers as well as established musicians who continue to pursue performance and research opportunities. As teachers, their goal is to establish an environment that will enhance the development of creative expression both in the classroom and in production. Click on each of their profiles below to learn more about their experience, publications, awards and contact information.

Department Chair

  • Dr. Yugo Ikach

    Associate Professor and Director of University Choir

    Dr. Ikach, a native of McKeesport, Pa., is a frequent recitalist as well as stage performer More

Faculty

  • Greg Davis

    Instructor

    Mr. Greg Davis holds a B.M. degree in music technology and music composition from Duquesne More

  • Jan Fung

    Private Instructor, Percussio

    Jan Fung is Principal Percussionist with the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, and percussionist with  More

  • William Gesin

    Private Instructor, Piano

    William Gesin is the choral accompanist and teaches private piano at Cal U. The California More

  • Ken Karsh

    Private Instructor, Guitar

    Ken Karsh began playing guitar at the age of 9 and has been deeply involved in music and music More

  • Garnett Livingston

    Private Instructor, Low Brass

    A native of Dallas Texas, bass trombonist Garnett Livingston received graduate diploma from The More

  • Nancy Lonich

    Private Instructor, Piano

    Nancy Lonich attended Seton Hill University where she earned her B.S. in Music Education and also More

  • Margaret "Greta" Schottman

    Private Instructor, String

    Margaret ‘Greta’ Schottman completed her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at More

  • Dr. Marty Sharer

    Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Bands

    Dr. Sharer is a versatile music performer, educator, conductor, clinician and adjudicator in More

  • Dr. Kathryn Shaw Sacco

    Private Instructor, Piano

    Dr. Kathryn Shaw Sacco is well known in the Ohio Valley area as an organist, choral director, More

  • Edward "Dane" Shultz

    Private Instructor, Woodwind

      1978-7: Music Educator, Connellsville Area School District, Connellsville, Pa. More

  • Brian Stahurski

    Private instructor, bass guitar

    Brian Stahurski received his formal education at Duquesne University, earning a bachelor’s More

  • Dr. Randy Tillmutt

    Instructor

    Dr. Randy Tillmutt is a native of Kingston, Jamaica, and is a music educator, pianist, songwriter More

  • Joseph "Jay" Weaver

    Private Instructor, Electric Guitar

    Joseph ‘Jay’ Weaver is a guitarist who is originally from Cumberland, Md. Jay had been More

  • Chad Winkler

    Instructor

    Chad Winkler joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as fourth/utility trumpet in November 2008.  More