Undergraduate Faculty


Associate Deans

  • Donavon GrayDonavon Gray, DMA
    Associate Dean and Professor, School of Music; Director of Winds, Brass, and Percussion; Conducting; Director of Graduate Music Education
  • Donald NeufeldDonald Neufeld, M.A.
    Associate Dean and Associate Professor, School of Music


Associate Professors

  • David BeattyDavid Beatty, M.M.
    Director of Commercial Music and Jazz Ensemble; Associate Professor of Trombone Studies
  • Rodney CatheyRodney Cathey, DMA
    Chair, Undergraduate Studies; Director, Vocal Jazz Ensemble; Associate Professor of Conducting
  • Joel ClifftJoel Clifft, DMA
    Associate Professor; Director of Keyboard Studies
  • Harold ClousingHarold Clousing, DMA
    Associate Professor; Conductor, Men's Chorale; Director of Vocal Studies
  • Claire FedorukClaire Fedoruk, DMA
    Associate Professor of Music History
  • Melanie GallowayMelanie Galloway, DMA
    Artistic Director, APU Opera; Associate Professor of Vocal Studies
  • Alexander KoopsAlexander Koops, DMA
    Director of Undergraduate Music Education; Conductor of Symphonic Band; Director of Azusa Conservatory of Music Community Music School; Associate Professor
  • Michael LeeMichael Lee, M.A.
    Director of Music Technology; Associate Professor
  • Christopher RussellChristopher Russell, M.M.
    Associate Professor; Conductor of Symphony Orchestra; Instrumental Conducting
  • John SuttonJohn Sutton, DMA
    Associate Professor; Chair of Choral Activities; Conductor of Oratorio Choir; Conductor of University Choir and Orchestra; Choral Conducting

Assistant Professors



Adjunct Professors

Applied Instructors

“The School of Music’s greatest strength is the Christian faculty who are seasoned professionals. The music faculty serve as excellent models of what it means to be a Christian and a musician in today's world.”

Rod Cathey, DMA
Chair of Undergraduate Studies; Conductor of University Choir and Orchestra; Professor of Conducting

Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.