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Music

Meet the Faculty

Music Faculty

Ensemble Directors

John Bell – Director of Bands, Music Education
Joel Knapp – Director of Choral Activities
John Korak – Trumpet, Director of Concert Band
Michael Mishra – Director of Orchestra
Marc Schapman – Graduate Studies Director, Opera Theatre Director, Voice
Garrett Schmidt – Jazz Trumpet, Director of Concert Jazz Band
Dan Smithiger – Percussion, Director of Basketball Band
Jason Swagler – Director of Jazz Studies, Jazz Saxophone


Photo Name Area Contact
John Bell Director of Bands, Music Education

jbell@siue.edu

(618)650-2015

Joel Knapp Director of Choral Activities

jknapp@siue.edu

John Korak III Trumpet, Director of Concert Band

jkorak@siue.edu

(618)650‑5989

Michael Mishra Photo Michael Mishra Department Chair, Director of Orchestra

mmishra@siue.edu

(618)650-5014

Marc Schapmann Photo Marc Schapman Voice, Director of Opera Theatre 

maschap@siue.edu

(618)650‑2034

Garrett Schmidt  Jazz Trumpet, Director of Concert Jazz Band

gschmid@siue.edu

Dan Smithiger Daniel Smithiger Percussion, Director of E-Band

dsmithi@siue.edu

(618)650-3913

Jason Swagler Photo Jason Swagler Director of Jazz Studies, Jazz Saxophone

jswagle@siue.edu

(618)650‑2355

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