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Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
Mike Bell serves as Assistant Director of Bands and Percussion Instructor.
Petra serves an Associate Professor of Art in the University Art program.
Pat serves as a Professor of Art in the University Art program.
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.
Michelle Rutherford serves as Interim 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.
Dr. Steigerwalt serves as associate professor of Theatre and English, and coordinates the UPIKE theatre program. Jenna holds a PhD in English literature from Arizona State University, and an MFA in directing from the Shakespeare in Performance program at Mary Baldwin University in partnership with the American Shakespeare Center.
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.