Music Faculty

Dr. Joseph Van Riper Department Chair
DMA, George Mason University
MM, Illinois State University
BA, Principia College
James Hegarty  
MM, Northern Illinois University
MM, American Conservatory of Music
BA, Principia College
Laura Parker  
AD, Yale University
BMus, MM, University of Hartford
Rose Whitmore  

“Our students who want to go to further music study are very well prepared by the time they graduate. Along with our rigorous music program, majors get a full liberal arts education. That breadth feeds and nurtures an understanding of life they wouldn't get in a music school.”