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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Arthur Hackett

1930 - 1954
Professor of Music (Voice)

Laura Littlefield

1930 - 1934
Assistant Professor of Music (Voice)

Thelma Bertha Lewis

1930 - 1967
Professor of Music

James Hamilton

1933 - 1937
Assistant Professor of Music (Voice)

Hardin Arthur Van Deursen

1937 - 1947
Assistant Professor of Music (Voice)

Harold A. Haugh

1948 - 1976
Professor of Music (Voice)

Josef Blatt

1953 - 1976
Professor of Music
Director of University Orchestras
Director of Opera Productions

Chase Baromeo

1954 - 1962
Professor of Voice

Ralph Eugene Bossart

1954 - 1984
Professor of Music (Vocal and Accompanying)

Frances Greer

1954 - 1962
Associate Professor of Voice

Millard Hyle Cates

1958 - 1968
Professor of Voice

Richard D Miller

1958 - 1962
Associate Professor of Music

Ralph Herbert

1961 - 1980
Professor of Music (Opera)
Director of Opera Staging

John M. McCollum

1962 - 1988
Professor of Music (Voice)

Eva Likova-Baca

1966 - 1983
Professor of Voice

Rosemary Russell

1966 - 2003
Professor of Music (Voice)

Katherine E. Hilgenberg

1968 - 1986
Associate Professor of Music (Voice and Musical Theatre)

Willis C. Patterson

1968 - 1999
Professor of Music
Associate Dean in the School of Music

Leslie W. Guinn

1971 - 2000
Professor of Music (Voice)

Lorna M. Haywood

1982 - 2002
Professor of Voice

George I. Shirley

1987 - 2007
Joseph Edgar Maddy Distinguished University Professor of Music (Voice)

Clarence Earl Coleman Jr.

1988 - 1996
Associate Professor of Music (Voice)

Karen S. Lykes

1989 - 1995
Assistant Professor of Music (Voice)

Randall R. Smith

1999 - 2003
Assistant Professor of Music (Voice)

Shirley Verrett

1999 - 2004
James Earl Jones Distinguished University Professor of Music

Randall Reid-Smith

1999 - 2002
Assistant Professor of Voice

Luretta V. Bybee

2002 - 2004
Assistant Professor of Voice

John C. Pierce

2004 - 2008
Assistant Professor of Voice