Sewanee's resident Music faculty encompass a wide range of performing, compositional, scholarly, and music technology expertise. Please reach out to individual faculty to determine if Sewanee may be the right college choice for you.

Erik Gustafson

Visiting Instructor - Voice

GU 130

Mario Torres

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Conductor of the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra

Guerry Hall 121 / Ext. 1445

Prakash C. Wright

Teaching Professor of Music
Guerry Hall 124 / Ext. 3216



Lessons for academic credit are available on most classical and jazz instruments, guitar, and voice. Sewanee's gifted teacher-performers offer both introductory and advanced lessons, corresponding with courses numbered at the 200-and 300-levels. In addition to the resident Music Department faculty above, the following adjunct faculty also teach Sewanee students.

Adrian Barnett

Visiting Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Clarinet

Guerry Hall 205B

David Bethea

Visiting Associate Professor of Trumpet

Greg Danner

Visiting Professor of French Horn


Julie Williams Ditzel

Visiting Instructor of Flute/Piccolo

Nate Felty

Visiting Instructor of Jazz Drumming

Chris Nelsen

Visiting Instructor of Percussion


Andrew Uhe

Visiting Instructor of Violin

Guerry Hall 204B

Rebecca Van de Ven

Instructor of Woodwinds


Kaitlyn Vest

Visiting Instructor of Cello


William Yelverton

Visiting Professor of Guitar