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Music Education Faculty

The Music Education faculty at APSU are among the top researchers, educators, and conductors in their fields. They are truly devoted to music education, and ensuring that all APSU music education majors are prepared for careers marked by excellence.

Dr. Eric Branscome, Coordinator of Music Education
Dr. Korre Foster, Choral Music Education
John P. Schnettler, Instrumental Music Education
Dr. Gregory Wolynec, Director of Bands and Orchestral Activities
Janice Bowling, Adjunct Instructor of Music



Dr. Eric E. Branscome        
Coordinator of Music Education, Associate Professor of Music   
Ph.D. Music Education, University of North Texas
M.M. Horn Performance, Northwestern University
B.M. Stephen F. Austin State University (Summa Cum Laude)

Courses taught:                               
MUS 2240 Foundations of Music Education
MUS 3255 Elementary Music Methods
MUS 4500 Music Curriculum and Assessment
MUS 5050 Contemporary Issues in Music Education
MUS 5055 History and Philosophy of Music Education
MUS 5360 Elementary Music Literature
MUS 5265 Instrumental Methods for Children’s Music
Music Clinical Teacher Supervision

Dr. Korre D. Foster
Director of Choral Activities, Associate Professor of Music
D.M.A. Choral Conducting, University of Miami
M.M. Choral Conducting, University of Arizona
B.A. French Education, Millikin University
B.M. Music Education, Millikin University               

Courses taught:               
MUS 4380 Choral Methods
MUS 4390 Choral Literature
Undergraduate and graduate choral conducting
Music Clinical Teacher Supervision

Ensembles:        
University Choir, Chamber Singers, Governors Singers


John P. Schnettler
Associate Director of Bands, Associate Professor of Music
D.M.A. (in progress) Music Education, University of Georgia
M.M. Conducting, University of South Florida
M.A. Music Education, University of South Florida
B.M.E. Music Education, University of Central Florida 

Courses taught:               
MUS 4240 Marching Band Techniques
MUS 4260 Secondary Instrumental Methods    
Music Clinical Teacher Supervision

Ensembles:
Governors Own Marching Band, Pep Band, Symphonic Band     

Dr. Gregory Wolynec            
Director of Bands and Orchestras, Professor of Music
D.M.A. Instrumental Conducting, Michigan State University
M.M. Instrumental Conducting, Michigan State University
B.M. Music Education & Clarinet Performance, SUNY Potsdam

Courses taught:                               
Graduate and undergraduate conducting, orchestration, and Instrumental music education

Ensembles:        
Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Gateway Chamber Orchestra 


Janice Bowling                
Adjunct Instructor of Music
MM in Music Education, Murray State University
MS in Special Education, Old Dominion University

Courses taught:                               
MUS 5210 Music in Special Education
MUS 3080 Music for Classroom Teachers
MUS 1030 Music Appreciation
Music Clinical Teaching Supervision