Professor of Music
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
local: (727) 864-8459
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Joan O. Epstein
Professor of Music
M.M., Yale University
Professor Epstein is a composer and scholar with a special interest in American music and in connections between music and other fields including environmental studies. She teaches courses in western music history, World Music, American Music, and composition as well as in interdisciplinary humanities. Epstein is also a trumpeter and an active member of the Florida Composers' Forum.
Professor of Music and Director of Choral Music
Ph.D., Washington University
Professor Smith conducts the Eckerd Concert Choir, the Eckerd Ringers and small vocal ensembles, groups that concertize frequently and tour here and abroad. He also teaches courses in music history and theory and a popular Winter Term course set in Austria and the Czech Republic.
Director of Instrumental Music and Adjunct Professor of Music
M.M., Yale University
Professor Irwin conducts the Eckerd Community Band, the Eckerd College Orchestra and the Eckerd Jazz Band. He also teaches clarinet and saxophone lessons and a course in music fundamentals. Irwin is one of the region's finest clarinetists and frequently performs chamber music and jazz with other area musicians. He also teaches clarinet at St. Petersburg College and directs an adult band that is part of a national program called New Horizons founded at the Eastman School of Music.
Artist in Residence
Artist's Diploma, Indiana University
Rebecca Penneys is a renowned piano soloist and chamber performer, also a long-time faculty member at the Eastman School in Music and director of the piano program at the Chautauqua Institute. Pennys gives regular masterclasses, lecture recitals and private instruction for the benefit of Eckerd College piano students.
Instructor in French Horn
M. E. and B.S, University of South Florida
Instructor Bygrave is a respected performer and teacher on horn on Florida's West Coast as well as the band director at Azalea Middle School in St. Petersburg. He assists with the New Horizons adult band program that rehearses at Eckerd College.
Instructor in Oboe
B.A., University of South Florida
Instructor Collins is an accomplished teacher and performer who plays English horn with the Florida West Coast Symphony and teaches at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts, St. Petersburg College and the University of Tampa as well as at Eckerd.
Instructor in Cello
M.M., Eastman School of Music
Instructor Eidelman is an exceptional teacher of students young and old on the west coast of Florida. She was a driving force in the establishment of a string program at the Pinellas Country Center for the Arts and continues to nurture young musicians throughout the region.
Instructor in Percussion
B.A., University of South Florida, Ed. Cert., Florida Southern College
Instructor Glaister teaches music courses and directs the band at Shorecrest Preparatory School in addition to teaching at Eckerd.
Instructor in Violin and Viola
B.M., The Curtis Institute of Music
Instructor Goodwin performs viola with the Naples Philharmonic, the Florida Orchestra and Musical Reflections. Active as a teacher, he maintains a private studio in Tampa and teaches at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts as well as at Eckerd.
Instructor in Piano
B.M. in Piano, CSU-Sacramento, M.M. in Piano, the Eastman School of Music and D.M.A in Piano and M.M. in Musicology, University of Kansas
Instructor Hall accompanies the Eckerd College Concert Choir and teaches piano. He is a specialist in the music of Bach but also performs contemporary music with special skill, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Hall also teaches piano and humanities at St. Petersburg College and is a church musician.
Instructor in Bassoon
B.M., The Harid Conservatory (now Lynn University)
Instructor Harris holds the position of principle bassoon with the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her adjunct faculty position with Eckerd, she also teaches at Clearwater Christian College and Blake High School. She has performed and taught around the globe from the Cayman Islands to Russia.
Instructor in Classical Guitar
Instructor King is a frequent Florida recitalist and a superb teacher who studied with Michael Lormer and Pepe Romero.
Instructor in Low Brass
D.M.A., College Conservatory, University of Cincinnati
Instructor Manson teaches and coaches at St. Petersburg College and other area institutions. He is also a composer and a well known performer of avant garde and jazz trombone music.
D.M.A., Indiana University
Linda Pointer performs regularly on Eckerd's Flentrop organs and gives private organ instruction. She also maintains an active piano studio and choral conducting career.
Instructor in Flute
B.M., University of Wisconsin
Instructor Prescott is previous principal flutist of the Chicago Civic Orchestra, is an acclaimed area soloist, ensemblist, chamber music coach and teacher. She teaches at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts, St. Petersburg College and Clearwater Christian College in addition to Eckerd.
Instructor in Voice
B.M., Florida State University
Instructor Eubanks teaches Eckerd's student singers in both class and one-on-one formats. Sanchez is a respected soprano soloist who has appeared in regional operatic performances and as a regular performer at First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg and other local congregations.