Archives: People


  • Sean Woodgett

    Sean is originally from Muncie and is a music media production major.   “I’ve been studying piano for 25 years and was constantly around music growing up. I used to sit on my father’s lap while he played drums in church. My uncle would play keyboard and organ, singing and directing choirs. My favorite memory while […]

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  • Rebekah Weaver

    Rebekah Weaver is a member of the Music Education faculty. “I teach Percussion Techniques and co-teach Brass Techniques and Band Methods with Dr. Hourigan this semester. I also work with the music education practicum students and supervise student teachers. I taught percussion Techniques at Ball State and the University of Michigan when I was a […]

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  • Casey Mitchell

    Senior music education major Casey Mitchell is from Solsberry, Indiana.   “My musical journey began 10 years ago when I picked up the clarinet in the 6th grade. I initially joined band to be with my friends, and while I enjoyed band throughout middle school, it wasn’t until I joined marching band in high school […]

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  • Mark Statler

    Mark is in the second year of his DA in choral conducting and is from Rochester, IN.  “I have been singing in choirs for as long as I can remember, and I have conducted all levels of choirs (elementary, middle school, high school, collegiate, adult/community) since I graduated from Taylor University in 2010. My past […]

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  • Sam Peters

    Sam Peters is a junior performance major from Portage, Indiana.   “I’ve been playing the bassoon for almost 10 years, but have been studying privately and pursing it seriously for 5 years. I was inspired to begin my career as a musician by many people, including my middle and high school band directors, and my high […]

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  • Caroline Nardino

    Doctoral student Caroline Nardino is from Curitiba, Brazil.      “I have been studying voice for 14 years. I always liked music and always spent the afternoons in my bedrooms listening to music. At one point during my high school time, I discovered heavy metal and one of the styles combined heavy instrumental players with a […]

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  • Alan Alder

    Dr. Alan Alder is the director of the University Singers and also teaches MUHI100. “My favorite part of my job is directing the University Singers because it is much more than just the singing and dancing…the other facets such as leadership training and working with the technicians, costumers, and instrumentalists are all very fulfilling. It […]

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  • Caroline Reel

    Caroline Reel is a senior music media production major from Newburgh, Indiana.   “I have been playing trombone for about 10 years. My dad used to teach middle school band, so music has always played a big role in my life. I am not sure what drew me to the trombone specifically, but I know that I never […]

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  • Dulale

    Dulale is a graduate violinist.   “I started playing the violin when I was 7 years old. My mom loves music. She heard there was a new violin studio open in my hometown, so she brought me there and that is where it all started. My previous violin professor introduced me Ball State. I had a lesson with Dr. Yu-Fang […]

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  • Cynthia Smith

    Voice faculty member Dr. Cynthia Smith is in her first year on faculty here at Ball State.   “Currently, I teach 1:1 applied voice lessons at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I love teaching voice lessons. Tailoring each class to the needs of the singer and watching growth in skills and musicianship in my singers […]

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