Faculty Directory

Department of Fine Arts

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Professor of Music (trumpet); Department Chair of Fine Arts
Ford 217

Adam Hayes is an internationally recognized performer, educator, and clinician.

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Associate Professor of Art
Moon 109
Adjunct Instructor of Art
Moon 154
Associate Professor of Theatre
Blackstone Costume Production Studio

Alice Bristow received her MFA in Costume Design from Indiana University and her B.F.A. from Missouri State University. She has produced costumes for various theatres including La Jolla Playhouse, Indiana Repertory Theatre, University of Michigan, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Indianapolis Opera, University of Colorado at Boulder. Nationally and internationally, Alice’s designs have appeared on stage at the Pittsburg Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Central City Opera, Vancouver Opera, Shreveport Opera, and most recently Utah Opera’s production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida.

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Artist Affiliate, cello
Ford 215

Annie Camp holds a B.M. and M.M. from The Juilliard School in New York where she was a student of Leonard Rose and Lorne Munroe. She was previously cellist for LYRA String Quartet, Dal Segno Piano Trio, Da Capo String Quartet, and the all-string jazz ensemble Jazz a Cordes of New York City.

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Professor of Music (piano)
Ford 201

Kris Carlisle is a professional pianist and educator. A native of California, he has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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Associate Professor of Music; Director of Music Education
Ford 218

Dr. Stefanie Cash is Director of Music Education at Berry College. Dr. Cash is responsible for teaching methods and techniques classes, conducting the Berry Women's Choir as well as supervising student teachers.

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Artist-in-residence: Director if Jazz and Percussion Studies
Ford 316
Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education; Director of Wind Studies
Ford 216
Artist Affiliate in Low Brass
Ford 205D.

Dr. J.D. Handshoe joined the faculty of Berry College as Artist Affiliate in Low Brass in the fall of 2019.

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Artist Affiliate, low strings; Director of the Berry College Symphony Orchestra
Ford 206

Eric Hanson has been a member of the Chattanooga Symphony since 1994. Prior to coming to Chattanooga Mr. Hanson served as Principal Bassist with the Huntsville Symphony and was an active musician in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, performing frequently as a substitute with the Milwaukee Symphony.

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A native of coastal Georgia, Ellie Jenkins (horn) has been visiting Berry College since she was seven years old, and joined the faculty in 2009. She is an active performer, playing principal horn in the Carroll Symphony, second horn with the Rome Symphony, and performing frequently with the Chamber Players of the South.

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Associate Professor of Music; Director of Choral Activities
Ford 220
Adjunct Instructor of Music (piano); Director of Kindermusik
Ford 306

Kathryn Nobles holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Berry College, and did graduate studies at Georgia State University in Piano Pedagogy. She has been an Adjunct Lecturer in the Berry music department since August 1986, teaching class piano and private lessons. She also serves as an accompanist for vocal and instrumental students.

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Artist Affiliate, saxophone
Ford 218

Gary Paulo is Artist Affiliate of Saxophones at Berry College. Gary is a D'Addario Reserve Method Artist. He has performed with artists spanning many different genres of music. He is regularly called to play saxophone in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony and Albany Symphony.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance; Director of Dance
Richards 264
Artist Affiliate - Guitar
Ford 205C

Sean Thrower is a guitarist with interest and versatility in an eclectic mix of playing styles and genres, which has led him to perform in a wide variety of settings and venues across the world.

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Professor of Art History
Moon 204B

Virginia Gardner Troy is a scholar of twentieth century art and design. She has a secondary field of expertise in Pre-Columbian art and architecture. She is particularly interested in textiles; her scholarship examines the role and significance of textiles, including non-Western textiles, in shaping modernism.

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Artist Affiliate, organ; Staff Accompanist; Instructor in Music Technology
Ford 215
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