All of the full-time music faculty members at USAO have the terminal degree in their field.  In addition to four full-time faculty members USAO has adjunct instructors in guitar, accompanying, brass and woodwinds.


Full-Time Faculty


Dr. Jan Hanson, Professor of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas.  Director of Choral Studies and Choral Ensembles: Music History, Music Education, Instrumental and Choral Conducting, Concert Choir, Music Fundamentals, Music Theatre, Survey of World Music.





Dr. Dan Hanson, Professor of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas. Director of Instrumental Studies: Music Theory, Instrumental Music Methods, Percussion, USAO Key Players, Concert Band, Composition, Survey of American Popular Music.





Dr. Kenneth Bohannon, Associate Professor of Music, Coordinator of the Music Department, Doctor of Music from Indiana University.  Director of Vocal Studies: Applied Voice, Opera Scenes, Vocal Pedagogy and Diction, Music Business, Class Voice, USAO Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Coordinator of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series.






Dr. Stephen WeberChair of the Division of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Music, Ph.D. in Fine Arts from Texas Tech University:  Applied Piano, Accompanying, Class Piano, Music Technology, Senior Seminar, World Thought and Culture III, Composition






Part-Time Faculty

Kent Barker, brass

Rhenada Finch, accompanist, class piano, Festival of Arts and Ideas Coordinator

Lori Jech, woodwinds

Hannah Murray, strings

Kate Sekula, choral accompanist, class piano, music theory

Joe Settlemires, guitar, USAO Showband Director