Department of Music


Wesley Parker

Wesley Parker
Department Chair and Associate Professor
D.M., Florida State University - Percussion Performance
M.M., University of Kentucky - Percussion Performance
B.M., University of Memphis - Percussion Performance

Director of Thundering Herd Marching Band, Bison Pep Band, and Percussion Ensemble
Teacher of percussion

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
Director of Wind Ensemble and Orchestra

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

Laura Eads

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

Director of Opera Workshop
Teacher of private voice, music appreciation

Cliff Ganus

Cliff Ganus
D.M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder - Choral Conducting and Literature
M.M.E., North Texas State University - Music Education
B.A., Harding University - Music

Director of Chorus
Teacher of music history, choral conducting and hymnology

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

Dr. Kelly Neill

Kelly Neill
Associate Professor
D.M.A., University Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory - Vocal Performance
M.M., Baylor University - Choral Conducting
B.M., Abilene Christian University - vocal and instrumental music education

Director of Belle Canto, Chamber Singers and Concert Choir
Teacher of appreciation, conducting and vocal pedagogy

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

Teacher of voice, diction and coordinator of music education

Jay Walls

Jay Walls
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, vocal diction
Director of the Arts & Life Performance Series

Adjunct Instructors

Cheryl Camp - B.A., Harding University; piano

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

Jennifer Henderson - M.E.

Christy Huskey - D.M.A., University of Miami; piano

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

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

Barron Weir - B.M., The Julliard School; Double Bass

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

Bobby Wright - B.B.A., Harding University; guitar

Contact Us

Fax: 501-279-4086

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