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Boyer Welcomes New Faculty in Fall 2014


Boyer welcomes four new full time faculty this fall:


Dr. Marcus DeLoach: Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera.

Dr. DeLoach completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in Vocal Performance from the Juilliard School, and a DMA in Voice from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.  In addition, Mr DeLoach has completed extensive study in music composition and acting, opera coaching (San Francisco Opera, Britten-Pears School, UK, Opera Theater of St. Louis) and chamber music (Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center).


DeLoach has sung important roles with the Kansas City Lyric Opera (Schaunard, La Bohème, 2014), Utah Opera (Slim, Of Mice and Men, 2012), Seattle Opera (Kurwenal cover Tristan und Isolde, and Schaunard, La Bohème,  2007-2010), New York City Opera (Count Almaviva, Le Nozze di Figaro, Slim, Of Mice and Men, Schaunard, La Bohème, Don Alvaro, Il Viaggio a Reims, Satyr and  Citheron, Platèe, Son, Lillith 2000-2009).


Dr. Elizabeth Parker: Assistant Professor of Music Education.

Dr. Parker has served as assistant professor of music at Columbus State University in Georgia since 2009.  She has taught varied array of undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, and aural skills, choral literature, methods, and conducting.  In addition, she has served as artistic director and conductor of the Voices of the Valley Youth Choir in Columbus, Georgia, working closely with the university prep division and community board members and families. 


Parker completed her PhD at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She also studied at NYU under the guidance of David Elliott, a renowned musician and writer in the philosophy and psychology of music.  Parker’s Baccalaureate and Masters degrees were completed at the Oberlin Conservatory.


Parker’s is commited to lifelong learning.  She augmented her graduate study with summer institute training in Chicago, Scotland, British Columbia and has completed 3 levels of training in Orff-Shulwerk training.


Dr. Shana Goldin-Perschbacher:  Assistant Professor of Music History.

Dr. Goldin-Perschbacher’s background is eclectic and interdisciplinary, with studies in viola performance, English literature, and studio art at the undergraduate level, doctoral study in critical and comparative studies in music, teaching in LGBT Studies at Yale, and two prestigious postdoctoral fellowships at Stanford, one a Mellon Fellowship in Humanities, and the other in Queer Studies.


Goldin-Perschbacher’s research interests are popular music and related media, American music, cultural studies and critical theory in enhnomusicology and musicology, 20th-21st century music, performance studies, gender and sexuality studies, race and ethnicity studies.  Previously she has taught at the University of Virginia (2003-2008), Yale University (2008-2009), and Stanford University (2009-2014).


Dr. Barbara Wheeler: Professor of Music Therapy.

Dr. Wheeler served as Professor and Director of Music Therapy at the University of Louisville from 2000-2011.  She is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar in music therapy who has taught at SUNY New Paltz, Molloy College (NY), University of Zagreb (Croatia), Marywood University (Scranton, PA), Montclair State University (NJ), Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music (Katowice, Poland) and the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia).  She brings a wealth of clinical experience to her teaching and has a well-established record of publication in refereed journals in addition to 21 published books or book chapters in the last 10 years.