Jeffrey Phelps, Chair,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank"> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.t, is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, earning degrees in both cello performance and orchestral conducting. And Jeff is a 1995 alumnus of the Instrumental Music Department at The Governor's School. Jeff has performs regularly with the Norfolk Chamber Consort, the Virginia Symphony, Virginia Musical Theater and myriad chamber music recitals throughout the region.  Jeff is currently Instrumental Music department Chair at The Governor’s School for the Arts, Music Director of the GSA Orchestra, and Artist in Residence at aLatte Café.  Together, Jeff and GSA musicians have performed at Carnegie Hall, Davies Symphony Hall and venues throughout Europe and Japan.  Jeff is a SURDNA Arts Teacher Fellow and three-time recipient of Stiftung Thyll-Dürr grants.  Jeff enjoys reading bios about artists in printed programs and has an aversion to wicker furniture and overhead lighting.
Steve Coxe
Dr. Stephen Coxe, Artistic Director
, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.t, Stephen Coxe received degrees from Swarthmore College and Yale University, where his principal teachers in music composition were Martin Bresnick, Jacob Druckman, Ezra Laderman, and Gerald Levinson. He has received several awards, among them an Aaron Copland Award, ASCAP Award, Belgian-American Educational Foundation Fellowship, Composers Guild Award, Friends and Enemies of New Music Prize, and Meet the Composer grants.  Currently he resides in Norfolk, Virginia, where teaches music theory and composition at Old Dominion University, and serves as Artistic Director at the Governor's School for the Arts. In the summer months he is a resident composer and faculty member at the Yellow Barn Music School and Festival in Vermont. Stephen has also taught at Yale, Peabody, Mannes (extension), and Loyola College in Maryland. He is Artistic Co-Director, with Nansi Carroll, of the Jubilus Festival. 
 
  

Mike Obedorfer,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Director of Jazz Studies - A native of Hampton Roads, Michael Oberdorfer graduated Magna Cum Laude from Old Dominion University with a degree in Music. Michael dramatically expanded the guitar program at Norfolk Academy while also teaching for The Governor’s School for the Arts. He is a frequent performer throughout Virginia and is the Jazz Coordinator for GSA as well as the band director for Norfolk Christian Schools. His guitar work has been featured in programs on HGTV, A&E, and the CW network. 

Rob DeDominick, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Director of Big Band

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Instrumental Music Department Faculty

VIOLIN
Allegra Havens
 
VIOLA
Stacey Migliozzi
Dr. Laura Seay
 
CELLO 
Leslie Frittelli
Dionne Smith
Jeff Phelps
 
BASS
Christopher White
 
ELECTRIC BASS
Michael Oberdorfer
 
FLUTE
Joanne White
 
OBOE / ENGLISH HORN
George Corbett
 
CLARINET
Cathy Ogram
 
BASSOON
James Nesbit
 
SAXOPHONE
James Nesbit
 
HORN
Rebecca Peppard
 
TRUMPET
Rob DeDominick
Doug Forziati
Roy Muth
 
TROMBONE
Dr. Michael Hall
 
TUBA
Peter DuBeau
 
GUITAR
Eldon Sully 
 
PIANO
Dr. Stephen Coxe
Lee Jordan-Anders
Oksana Lutsyshyn
Jeanette Winsor
 
PERCUSSION
Ralph Copley 
David Longfellow
Dennis Northerner
David Walker
 
THEORY / AURAL SKILLS / KEYBOARD SKILLS
Dr. Stephen Coxe
Jason Gregory
Michael Kaiser
Roy Muth
Michael Oberdorfer
Kelly Vaughan
Jeanette Winsor
 
PILATES
Jen Heable
 
EURHYTHMICS
Jeff Phelps
 
VOCAL TRAINING FOR INSTRUMENTALISTS
Suzanne Oberdorfer
 
LITERATURE
Dr. Stephen Coxe
Lee Jordan-Anders
 
AUDIO ENGINEERING 
Roy Muth

 
 
  

  

  

  
 
 
 
 

  

 

 



  

 

  

 

 
 
 
 
 

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