Department of Music


Jay Walls

Jay Walls
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of North Texas - Composition
M.M., University of North Texas - Composition
B.M.E., Harding University - vocal emphasis

Teacher of composition, orchestration, counterpoint
Director of the Arts & Life Performance Series

Cynthia Carrell

Cynthia T. Carrell
Associate Professor
D.M.A., University of Illinois - Trumpet Performance
M.S., University of Illinois - Music Education
B.M., University of North Texas - Music Education

Teacher of trumpet, horn, music theory and appreciation

Scott Carrell

Scott Carrell
D.M.A., University of North Texas - Piano Performance
M.M., University of Illinois - Piano Performance
B.M., Southwestern University - Piano
B.A., Southwestern University - Computer Science

Director of Piano Studies
Teacher of piano and music theory, accompanist

Warren Casey

J. Warren Casey
Dean of College of Arts & Humanities

Teacher of music appreciation and music education

Eric Colgrave

Eric Colgrove
M.M., Colorado State - Instrumental Conducting
B.M.E., Harding University - Instrumental

Instrumental Coordinator
Music Education Coordinator
Director of Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, & Thundering Herd Marching Band

Andrew Cook

Andrew Cook
Associate Professor
D.M.A., Boston University - Music Education
M.M., The Boston Conservatory -  Saxophone Performance
B.M., The College of Wooster - Music History

Director of Jazz Band
Teacher of woodwinds, world music, music history

Laura Eads

Laura Eads
Assistant Professor
M.M., University of Mississippi - Voice
B.A., Harding University - Music and English

Coordinator of Vocal Studies
Director of Opera Workshop
Teacher of private voice, music appreciation

Chuck Hicks

Chuck Hicks
Assistant Professor
M.S.E., Harding University - Music
B.A., Harding University - Graphic Design
A.A., Freed-Hardeman University - Liberal Arts

Director of Belles and Beaux and Good News Singers
Teacher of guitar

Alyssa Koay

Alyssa Koay
Assistant Professor
D.M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder - Piano Performance
M.M., University of Colorado at Boulder - Piano Performance
B.A., Harding University - Music, piano

Teacher of piano, accompanying

Susan Shirel

Susan E. Shirel
Assistant Professor
D.A., Ball State University - Music Education & Vocal Performance
M.A., Texas Woman's University - Music Pedagogy
B.M.E., Harding University - Vocal & Instrumental certification

Director of Choral Activities
Director of Concert Choir, Chamber Singers
Teacher of voice, music education

Adjunct Instructors

Michael Chance - D.M.A., University of Memphis; low brass

Micah Donar -  M.M., Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; cello

Joy Durand - M.A., Pensacola Christian College; flute

Lorraine Duso Kits - D.M.A., University of Michigan, double reeds

Chandler Growns - M.M., Oklahoma State University; percussion

Stacey Neely - M.A., Texas Woman's University; music ed., voice

Janine Tiner - M.M., University of Oklahoma; piano

Alicia Walls - M.M.E., University of North Texas; viola, String Quartet

Leigh Wing - B.M., Brigham Young University; violin

Contact Us

Fax: 501-279-4086

Mailing address:
Harding University
Music Department
Box 10767
Searcy, AR 72149-5615