University of Pikeville

147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
(606) 218-5251

Arts Faculty

Trevor Bailey

Trevor Bailey currently serves as Director of Bands at the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, KY. He also serves as the sponsor of UPIKE’s Black Student Union, sits on the university’s Honors Program Committee, and serves as the Faculty-in-Residence Honors Program Supervisor.


Mike Bell

Mike Bell serves as Assistant Director of Bands and Percussion Instructor.

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Petra Carroll

Petra serves an Associate Professor of Art in the University Art program.

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Pat Kowalok

Pat serves as a Professor of Art in the University Art program.

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Eric Rutherford

Dr. John Eric Rutherford, Associate Professor of Music, serves as Director of Choral Music at the University of Pikeville. He teaches Music Theory, Music. Appreciate, and offer private voice instruction in addition to conducting the Concert Choir.

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Michelle Rutherford

Michelle Rutherford serves as Assistant Director of Bands, Michelle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Otterbein University and Master’s degree in Music from Kansas State University.

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Phillip Westgate

Dr. Phillip Todd Westgate is Professor of Music and Program Coordinator for Music at the University of Pikeville. Dr. Westgate has taught and performed in higher education for 30 years as a professor, conductor, concert organist, pianist and collaborative pianist.

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Kimberly Willard

Kim serves as an Associate Professor of Theatre and director of the UPIKE Theatre program.


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