Music Department


Cliff Ganus

Cliff Ganus
Department Chair and Professor
D.M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder - Choral Conducting and Literature
M.M.E., North Texas State University - Music Education
B.A., Harding University - Music

Director of Chorus
Teacher of music history, choral conducting and hymnology

Cynthia Carrell

Cynthia T. Carrell
Associate Professor
D.M.A., University of Illinois - Trumpet Performance
M.S., University of Illinois - Music Education
B.M., University of North Texas - Music Education

Teacher of trumpet, horn, music theory and appreciation

Scott Carrell

Scott Carrell
D.M.A., University of North Texas - Piano Performance
M.M., University of Illinois - Piano Performance
B.M., Southwestern University - Piano
B.A., Southwestern University - Computer Science

Director of Piano Studies
Teacher of piano and music theory

Warren Casey

J. Warren Casey
Professor of Music

Dean of College of Arts & Humanities
Teacher of music appreciation and music education

Mike Chance

Mike Chance
Associate Professor
D.M.A., University of Memphis - Conducting
M.M., Midwestern State University - Trombone Performance
B.A., Lubbock Christian University - Music

Director of Instrumental Activities
Director of Bands and Orchestra
Teacher of low brass, conducting

Andrew Cook

Andrew Cook
Associate Professor
B.M., The College of Wooster - Music History
M.M., The Boston Conservatory -  Saxophone Performance
D.M.A., Boston University
- Music Education

Director of Jazz Band
Teacher of woodwinds, music appreciation

Laura Eads

Laura Eads
M.M., University of Mississippi - Voice
B.A., Harding University - Music & English

Teacher of private voice, voice class and music appreciation, Director of Opera Workshop

Chuck Hicks

Chuck Hicks
Assistant Professor
M.S.E., Harding University - Music
B.A., Harding University - Graphic Design
A.A., Freed-Hardeman University - Liberal Arts

Director of Belles and Beaux and Good News Singers
Teacher of guitar

Jeffrey Hopper

Jeffrey Hopper
Distinguished Professor of Music
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Dean of International Programs

Lisbeth Jones

Lisbeth Jones
Assistant Professor
M.M., University of Central Arkansas - Piano Performance
B.A., Harding University - piano emphasis

Teacher of private and class piano, accompanist

Kelly Neill

Kelly Neill
Associate Professor
D.M.A., University Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory - Vocal Performance
M.M., Baylor University - Choral Conducting
B.M., Abilene Christian University - vocal and instrumental music education
Director of Chamber Singers and Concert Choir
Teacher of voice, conducting and vocal pedagogy

Wesley Parker

Wesley Parker
Assistant Professor
D.M., Florida State University - Percussion Performance
M.M., University of Kentucky - Percussion Performance
B.M., University of Kentucky - Percussion Performance

Director of Thundering Herd Marching Band, Bison Pep Band, and Percussion Ensemble
Teacher of percussion and music appreciation

Susan Shirel

Susan Shirel - on leave 2015-2018
M.A., Texas Woman's University - Music Pedagogy
B.M.E., Harding University - vocal and instrumental certification

Director of Belle Canto Women's Choir
Teacher of voice, diction and coordinator of music education

Jay Walls

Jay Walls
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of North Texas - Composition
M.M., University of North Texas - Composition
B.M.E., Harding University - vocal emphasis

Teacher of appreciation, composition, theory and voice

Adjunct Instructors

Susan Antonetti - M.M., University of Arkansas; flute

Cheryl Camp - B.A., Harding University; piano

Grant Cooper - M.M., Baylor University; appreciation, piano

Jennifer Henderson - M.E., Harding University; music ed, piano

Donna Jo Miller - B.S., Abilene Christian University; piano

Stacey Neely - M.A., Texas Woman's University; Belle Canto, music ed, voice

Kristin Smith - M.M., Indiana University; cello

Priscilla Tsai - A.D., University of Memphis; violin

Alicia Walls - M.M.E., University of North Texas; String Quartet

Bobby Wright - B.B.A., Harding University; guitar





Contact Us

Fax: 501-279-4086

Mailing address:
Harding University
Music Department
Box 10767
Searcy, AR 72149-5615