Music Department

Department Head: Robert Barrett, DMA
Administrator: Becky Kenlon

Department Mailing Address:

Western Colorado University
Quigley Hall 202
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231

Department Phone Numbers:

Phone: 970.943.3093


Robert Barrett, DMA headshot
Chair of Music Department and Professor of Music
B.M., Brigham Young University, Music Education, 1986, M.M., University of North Texas, Music Performance, 1989, DMA, University of Oklahoma, Music Performance, 1996
Phone: 970.943.3023
Office Location: Quigley Hall 208
Alicia Belgiovane, M.A. headshot
Adjunct Lecturer Music Education, Collaborative Pianist
B.M., University of the Arts, Education, Philadelphia, B.M., University of the Arts, Piano, Philadelphia, M.A., Grand Canyon University, Education, Phoenix
Phone: 970.943.2165
Office Location: Quigley Hall 206
Justin  M. Bunting, DMA headshot
Lecturer in Music, Theory & Percussion
B.M., The Ohio State University, Percussion Performance, 2008, M.M., Belmont University, Percussion Performance, 2011, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Music Theory, 2015, DMA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Percussion Performance, 2015
Phone: 970.943.3012
Office Location: Quigley Hall 212
Heather D.  Roberson, DMA headshot
Professor of Music
B.M., Illinois Wesleyan University, Vocal Performance, 1997, M.A., University of Iowa, Choral Conducting, 2000, DMA, University of Kansas, Choral Conducting, 2008
Phone: 970.943.3034
Office Location: Quigley Hall 207
Steven S. Siegel headshot
Assistant Professor of Music
B.M., James Madison University, Music Education, 2009, M.M., West Texas A&M University, Music Performance, 2014, DMA, University of Kentucky, Music Performance, 2017
Phone: 970.943.2201
Office Location: Quigley Hall 204
Sam Smythe headshot
Adjunct Professor of Music Technology
Phone: 970.943.7025
Office Location: Quigley Hall 216
Suzanne Taylor, Ph.D. headshot
Associate Professor of Physics
B.S., Linfield College, Physics, 2002, M.S., University of New Mexico, Physics, 2005, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Physics, 2009
Phone: 970.943.2155
Office Location: Hurst Hall 118
Kenneth Todd, M.M. headshot
Senior Lecturer in Music, Director of Orchestral Activities, Director of Applied String Studios
B.M., University of Nebraska-Omaha, Music Education and Performance, 1987, M.M., University of Texas at Austin, Music Education and String Pedagogy, 1992
Phone: 970.943.2162
Office Location: Quigley Hall 209
Martha Violett, DMA headshot
Emeritus Professor of Music
BME, Illinois Wesleyan University, M.A., University of Iowa, MFA, University of Iowa, DMA, University of Iowa
Phone: 970.943.3054
Office Location: Quigley Hall 210
Shelley Warren headshot
Flute Instructor
B.M., Northwestern University, M.M., Baylor University
Office Location: Quigley Hall 205