A vibrant and dynamic faculty is the backbone of any esteemed institution, and the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music is thrilled to welcome a group of talented and accomplished new faculty members to the Tiger family.
With their diverse expertise, passion for teaching and dedication to musical excellence, they are sure to enrich our music program and inspire our students. We are thrilled to have such a talented and diverse group of new faculty members joining our School of Music. As the new academic year with us, we look forward to the unique perspectives, inspiring mentorship and exciting opportunities they will bring to our School of Music. Stay tuned for updates on their first year and the impact they will have on our music program. Welcome to our new faculty members, and here’s to a harmonious journey of musical excellence together!
ASHLEY KATE ADAMS – Instructor of Music & Entertainment
Ashley Kate Adams is an award-winning actress, producer, #1 best-selling author, educator, director & co-founder of No Reverse Records. She started her own production company, AKA Studio Productions, and has extensive television, film and voice-over experience. Her book, “#BYOP: Be Your Own Producer,” debuted as Amazon’s #1 best-selling book in the performing arts industry category. Read more about Ashley Kate Adams >>
PAMELA BROWNE – Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice for Music Business
Pamela Browne brings a wide-ranging career in the music and sports industry as an entertainment lawyer, academic, and administrator rooted in real-world experience. Her experience includes artist management and owning a music publishing and production company. She also has extensive experience in academia in student recruitment and fund development. Read more about Pamela Browne >>
JEREMIAH FREDERICK – Assistant Professor of Horn
Jeremiah Frederick was named the assistant professor of horn. Frederick is the second horn of the South Bend Symphony, a regular substitute of the Memphis Symphony, and is a member of the Chicago Philharmonic and IRIS Collective. He brings a wide range of performance experience and excels in mentoring highly talented young musicians. Read more about Jeremiah Frederick >>
ROBERT KATZ – Instructor of Double Bass
A native of Queens, NY, Dr. Robert Katz, has spent his career dedicated to music performance and higher education. Retiring after a 30-year teaching career as a professor of music (history, double bass, music appreciation, popular music) and humanities and as Chair of Undergraduate Research at Tulsa Community College. Combining performance with academic activities, Katz has worked as a professional double bassist for 40 years as part of such ensembles as the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra, Flagstaff Festival of the Arts, Chautauqua Festival, Inspiration Point/Opera in the Ozarks, Alabama Orchestra, Austin Symphony, San Antonio Symphony and Tulsa Symphony. Read more about Robert Katz >>
MARTIN MCCAIN – Assistant Professor of Trombone
Dr. Martin McCain was appointed as assistant professor of trombone. A third-generation musician, McCain’s career spans an impressive range of musical genres. He is a four-time winner of the Global Music Awards and was featured as their “Emerging Artist” in Billboard magazine. Read more about Jeremiah Frederick >>
CARLOS ENRIQUE SANTELLI – Assistant Professor of Voice
Dr. Carlos Enrique Santelli joins the faculty as an assistant professor of voice. As a 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council winner, Santelli brings a vibrancy, experience and passion that will challenge and prepare students for future success as vocal artists. Read more about Carlos Enrique Santelli >>
PATRICK SUTTON – Professor of Practice for Guitar
Dr. Patrick Sutton has been appointed as a professor of practice for guitar. An award-winning guitarist, chamber musician and recording artist, Sutton brings extensive commercial and performance background to the School of Music. Read more about Patrick Sutton >>