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New School of Music Faculty Members


Stephen Beus

Assistant Professor
Piano Performance


Matthew Coleman

Assistant Professor
Percussion Performance


Jared Pierce

Assistant Professor
Piano Performance


Samuel Tsugawa

Associate Professor
Music Education

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Leslie Odom Jr. Replaces Kristin Chenoweth for BRAVO! Season Opener

Kristin Chenoweth, originally scheduled to open the BRAVO! Series, has been rescheduled for May 19-20, 2017 due to an unexpected scheduling conflict with her film schedule. All tickets will be honored for the new dates.    “We understand going into these things that these people have busy schedules and have a lot of commitments to juggle,” said […]

BYU Synthesis saxophone section plays at the Origo Outdoor Stage.

Historic Encore for Synthesis at Saulkrasti Jazz Festival

Synthesis ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA. Synthesis members pose for a photo in front of the new LDS chapel in Riga, Latvia. Parker Speirs jams on the Saulkrasti Jazz Festival main stage. It was a very memorable week for Synthesis as they travelled and performed in the Baltics. As the headline act on Friday night at the […]

Joseph Hoffman with student

SCHOOL OF MUSIC ALUMNUS: A Piano Teacher with 40,000 Students

Rookie entrepreneurs Joseph M. (BA ’00, MM ’05) and Kelly Gagalis-Hoffman (MS ’04, MS ’06) did a lot of homework before choosing Portland, Ore., as a place to settle and establish a piano academy. They differentiated their business from others by providing high-caliber teachers and approaching piano in a way that was both fun and […]

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