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Faculty & Staff of The Music Institute

The Music Institute and the Music Department of Howard Community College share their wonderful faculty. Most of our instructors have a master's degree, while many have doctoral degrees, and they perform locally, nationally, and internationally. Our faculty is highly trained, experienced, motivated, and, most importantly, they are dedicated teachers who love what they do.

The Music Institute Departments

To get started, click through to each department to find out more about our faculty and their approaches.

If you'd like to go ahead and initiate the registration process, contact the Coordinator below.


Music Therapy
Coordinator: Rita Mayhew, MT-BC

Jazz Studies
Coordinator: Dr. Kyle Coughlin

Coordinator: Dr. Kristina Suter

Coordinator: Dr. Deborah Kent

Winds, Brass, Percussion
Coordinator: Dr. Kyle Coughlin


The Music Institute Staff

Dr. Hsien-Ann Meng, Director
James Bailey, Program Manager
Rebeka Dias-Ribeiro, Office Assistant