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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

George R. Cavender

1952 - 1990
Professor of Conducting

Josef Blatt

1953 - 1976
Professor of Music
Director of University Orchestras
Director of Opera Productions

Thomas Hilbish

1965 - 1988
Professor of Music (Conducting)
Director of University Choirs

H. Roberts Reynolds

1975 - 2002
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Music (Conducting)
Director of University Bands

Gustav Meier

1976 - 1996
Professor of Music (Conducting)
Director of University Orchestras
Director of Opera Productions

Eric Becher

1981 - 1989
Assistant Professor of Music

Donald J. Schleicher

1986 - 1995
Assistant Professor of Music (Conducting)

Theodore Morrison

1987 - 2005
Associate Professor of Music (Conducting)

Richard Mark Rosenberg

1987 - 1990
Assistant Professor of Conducting

Dennis R. Gloke

1990 - 1996
Assistant Professor of Conducting and Music Education

Gary J. Lewis

1990 - 1995
Donald R. Shepherd Assistant Professor of Conducting

Pier G. Calabria

1995 - 1999
Assistant Professor of Music (Conducting)

Kevin L. Sedatole

1996 - 1999
Donald R. Shepherd Assistant Professor of Music (Conducting and Music Education)

James R. Tapia

1998 - 2001
Donald R. Shepherd Chair in Conducting
Assistant Professor of Music (Conducting)

Rossen I. Milanov

1999 - 2000
Assistant Professor of Music (Conducting)

James L. Nix

2001 - 2007
Donald R. Shepherd Chair in Conducting
Clinical Assistant Professor of Music (Conducting)