Music Department

Faculty and Staff

Contact

Phone: 585-389-2700

Email: music@naz.edu

Department Chair

Beverly A. Smoker

Beverly A. Smoker

Professor & Chair of Music
585-389-2701
bsmoker5@naz.edu
Music House 3
Bio

Education: D.M.A. and M.F.M., University of Iowa; B.M. University of Texas-Austin

Teaching and Research Interests: Keyboard studies, applied piano, and piano pedagogy/literature.

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Areas

Piano/Harpsichord/Organ
Voice
Opera Workshop
Woodwinds
Brass
Percussion
Strings
Guitar
Conducting
Jazz Studies
Composition / Film Scoring
Theory / History
Music Business
Music Education
Music Therapy
Ensembles
Collaborative Pianists

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News
July 1st
Kristen Shiner McGuire, Coordinator of Percussion Studies, has a new publication that has been released from Kendor Music - Baroque for Marimba, edited by Nazareth recent Master's of Music Education graduate Victoria Valente, who now has a full time music…
March 31st
Dr. Jacob Ertl recently served as Artist-in-Residence for PianoArts in Milwaukee, WI from Feb. 26 to March 3.  As part of the residency, he performed six interactive outreach concerts for youth and communities.  The outreach concerts were part o…
March 27th
John Musto for five-day residency. Public events to include Vocal Master Class, Composer's Forum, and live performance of Musto's comic opera, "Bastianello!"The Nazareth College Music Department and Rochester Lyric Opera (RLO) will welcome composer and pi…