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Directors

Dr. Jay Dean

Dr. Jay Dean

Acting Director

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

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Dr. Douglas Rust

Dr. Douglas Rust

Associate Director

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

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Undergraduate Coordinator

J Hightower

Dr. J Taylor Hightower

Undergraduate Coordinator

College: Arts and Sciences 
School: School of Music

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Graduate Coordinator

Kimberley Davis

Dr. Kimberley Davis

Graduate Coordinator

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

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Laurie Rinko

Assistant to the Director

Areas of Expertise

Student Services Coordinator

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

601.266.5366

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Belinda Taft

Finance Manager

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

601.266.5543

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Jackie Moore

Accountant

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

601.266.5543

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Lonnie Young

Piano Technician; Property Management

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

601.270.6844

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Michelle Chandler

Administrative Specialist

Areas of Expertise

University Bands/Symphony

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

601.266.4990

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Tracy Ott-Smith

Director

Areas of Expertise

Dixie Darlings

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

601.307.4795

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Jennifer Knue

Administrative Specialist

Areas of Expertise

Choral Activities

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

601.266.4092

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Yumi Nomato

Staff Accompanist

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

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Xei Lee

Xie Lei

Staff Accompanist

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

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Zhaolei.XieFREEMississippi

 

Elizabeth Anglin

Adjunct

Areas of Expertise

Diction-French

College: Arts and Sciences 
School: School of Music

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Ivan Del Prado

Adjunct

Areas of Expertise

Conducting

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

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Mark Malone

Adjunct

Areas of Expertise

Music Ed

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

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Patricia Malone

Adjunct

Areas of Expertise

Music Theory

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

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Anthony Miceli

Adjunct

Areas of Expertise

Percussion

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

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Luigi Zaninelli

Adjunct

Areas of Expertise

Composition

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

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Eric Merchant

Adjunct

Areas of Expertise

 Jazz

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

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Mike Lopinto

Adjunct

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

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Mike.Lopinto@usm.edu

Olivia Handley

Adjunct

Areas of Expertise

Music Theory

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

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Olivia.MaynardFREEMississippi

John Smith

Adjunct

Areas of Expertise

Music Theory

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

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Tyson LaDona

Adjunct

Areas of Expertise

Music Ed

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

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David Pellow

Adjunct

Areas of Expertise

 Jazz

College: Arts and Sciences
School: School of Music

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David.PellowFREEMississippi

 

 

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School of Music

115 Mannoni Performing Arts Center

Campus Hattiesburg

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Laurie.RinkoFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.5543