Organ, Piano, Music Theory
Dr. Melody Meadows is Professor of Organ and Music Theory at West Virginia Wesleyan College. She has performed throughout the US, Europe, and Seoul, Korea, with her most recent performances at Yale University. In addition, she has also appeared with Today’s Brass, the Toledo Symphony Brass Quintet, The American Boychoir, Larry Groce of Mountain Stage, The West Virginia Symphony and the Larry Parsons Chorale. Dr. Meadows holds a Master’s degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a DMA in Organ Performance from The University of Michigan and is Director of Music at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elkins, West Virginia.
Brass, Jazz Ensembles
James H. Moore, PhD, is Director of Jazz Ensembles and Associate Professor of Music at West Virginia Wesleyan College. He has been a member of the faculty since 2006. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra and has performed with Jimmy Heath, Bob Mintzer, Benny Golson, Phil Woods, and many other internationally recognized jazz artists.
Choral Activities, Voice
Dr. R. Daniel Hughes is currently Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities at West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he directs the Concert Chorale, Concentus Vocum and the Wesleyan Singers. He also teaches courses in choral conducting, applied voice and a first-year-seminar, and acts as the liaison between the Department of Music and the Department of Theatre & Dance. He is also Artistic Director for the Chanticleer Children’s Chorus of West Virginia. Dr. Hughes is active as adjudicator and clinician. In conjunction with the American Choral Director’s Association, he has presented several reading and interest sessions, and prepared and conducted choirs and singers for national, regional and state conferences. He wrote the article on Dominick Argento for the second edition of the Grove Dictionary of American Music. Dr. Hughes received his Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Otterbein College, Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from the Eastman School of Music and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Music at the University of Illinois.
Voice, Music Theater
Dr. Usilton brings a wide range of musical experience to her teaching and performance, often highlighting the vast American musical landscape: music theater, art song, contemporary and commercial styles, and the areas in between. Her research focuses on issues of vocal production and performance in music theater and contemporary commercial music, specifically the female belt/mix voice. She holds the B.A. in music from Salisbury University, the M.A. in vocal performance (music theater concentration) from New York University, and the DMA in vocal pedagogy and performance from West Virginia University. Prior to joining the faculty at WV Wesleyan, Dr. Usilton held teaching positions at West Virginia University, Salisbury University, New York University, and Wor-Wic Community College (MD).
Director of Bands, Tuba and Euphonium
Logan Lindsey is currently the Director of Bands and tuba/euphonium professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College. He started in this position in January of 2014 to restart the Marching Band program and take over the concert band program. Each Fall since has shown a great deal of success with the Bobcat Marching Band, which has quickly become one of the hardest grooving bands in the region. Logan performs frequently as a soloist and conductor throughout the United States. As a performer, he is rooted in both classical and jazz. In various orchestras, quintets, and other ensembles, Logan has performed with Plácido Domingo, Doc Severinson, Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Sir James Galloway and many others. On a different type of stage, he has also performed with The Dirty Dozen, Bonerama, did a world premiere of a trio with world-renowned jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, and performs in the Modern Jazz Tuba Project. Logan is also an avid composer, arranger and drill writer for regional marching bands.
Percussion, Music Theory, Music History, Jazz Ensembles
Jazz musician, drummer and educator Kyle Andrews began playing in his hometown of Shepherdstown, WV and has since performed in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, New York City, and the greater North-Central WV area. He holds a BME from WV Wesleyan and a MM in Jazz Studies from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He has served as a clinician and adjudicator in and around the state of West Virginia. His articles and reviews have been published in Modern Drummer Magazine. With interests and pursuits in both performance and scholarship, Andrews hopes to help students to not only perform at their highest possible level, but also to think critically about their relationship with music and the world around them.