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Faculty and Staff

Dean

Anne Amis

Anne AmisAnne Amis is the dean of Arts, English, Communications, & Languages Divsions. She joined LSC-Kingwood in 2007. Amis earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Hendrix College and a Master of Arts in Teaching ESOL from the SIT Graduate Institute.

Amis has presented two papers: "Activities to Energize Academic Writing" at the Texas of English of Other Languages (TESOL) conference in 2011. In addition, she presented "Applying Appreciative Inquiry in an ESOL Writing Class."

In 2012, she was the recipient of the Faculty International Education Grant, Vietnam. She was also honored with the 2011 LSC-Kingwood Faculty Excellence Award.

Amis is a member of the college's Intercultural Student Organization, The Academy and the Behavioral Intervention Team.

"I teach ESOL because it gives me the opportunity to work alongside immigrants and international visitors who are exploring the life-changing gifts and challenges mastering another language provides. As a second-language learner myself, I find the process extremely rich and rewarding," Amis explained. "During my time at LSC-Kingwood, I have always been offered opportunities for personal and professional growth; I love teaching and working here because I am always learning something new, be that a new course I teach a diverse and international student population or professional development activities."

Email: Anne.E.Amis@lonestar.edu
Phone: 281.312.1737
Office: APA 109I
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Department Chair

Dr. Todd Miller, Professor of Music, Chair of Visual and Performing Arts, Director of Choirs

Dr. Todd MillerTodd R. Miller, professor of music and chair of the visual and performing arts, joined LSC-Kingwood in 1994. Miller earned a Bachelor of Music degree in voice performance from the University of Louisville. He also obtained a Master of Music degree in voice performance from the University of Arizona. In addition, he holds a doctoral degree in voice performance and conducting from the University of Houston.

Miller has presented a number of papers. He presented, "Carlisle Floyd and Susannah" at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005. He has also performed with the Houston Symphony, the Houston Choral Society, Houston Chamber Choir, Greenbriar Consortium, the San Antonio Symphony, and Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera in the Heights, and three Carnegie Hall performances.

In 2003, he was honored with the LSC-Kingwood Faculty Excellence Award. Miller has also been nominated twice for the Piper Professor Award.

"I have a passion for music and its importance in human society and I have a passion for students who want to make music their life's vocation," Miller explained. "Kingwood has been very supportive of my dreams as an educator and as a performer, and the students have benefitted from that support."

Email: Todd.R.Miller@lonestar.edu
Phone: 281.312.1485
Office: MUS 115
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Faculty

Dr. Robert Hunt, Professor of Music, (Theory, Piano, Kingwood Pops Orchestra, Opera Workshop)

Dr. Robert HuntAs the new associate professor of music at LSC-Kingwood, Dr. Robert Hunt will utilize his wealth of experience to teach and cultivate talented students. In addition to serving as the college’s collaborative pianist, he will teach classes in piano, music theory and music appreciation.

Prior to LSC-Kingwood, Hunt served for eight years as music director of Sam Houston State University Opera. He worked 13 years as conductor/music director of the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale and five years as director of commercial music studies at Midland College. He was also the conductor/music director for Ray Price; music director at American Cabaret Theatre in New York; arranger for New York Pops at Carnegie Hall; and conductor and pianist with Willie Nelson, the Moody Blues, the Lettermen, Susan Graham, and Vic Damon.

“The best part of my job is drawing on a lifetime of musical experiences to help young musicians prepare for a career in music performance or teaching,” he said.

Hunt earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Southern Methodist University; a Master of Music degree from Texas Christian University; a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Houston; and completed post graduate study at Indiana University. He is affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association, American Federation of Musicians, Texas Music Educators Association, and Pi Kappa Lambda.

“LSC-Kingwood’s emphasis on students is refreshing. The friendliness and helpfulness of everyone I’ve encountered creates an impression of an unusually collegial academic environment — of which I’m pleased to be a part!” Hunt said.

Email: Robert.E.Hunt@LoneStar.edu  
Phone: 281-312-1746
Office: MUS 112

Adjunct Faculty

Band Director

  • Dennis Eichler

Brass

  • Kenneth Easton, Trumpet, French Horn
  • Paul Garza, Low Brass

Guitar

  • Chase DeMaster

Piano/Class Piano/Organ

  • Barbara Butler
  • Paul (Jackson) Hearn
  • Dr. Rob Hunt
  • Dr. Nell Matthews
  • Bryan (Heath) Vercher

Percussion

  • Marvin Sparks

Strings

  • Aaron Bielish (Violin, Viola)
  • Stephen Martin (Cello, Bass)

Voice/Diction/Opera

  • Kristin Briggs, mezzo-soprano
  • Jan Cornelius, soprano
  • Ben LeClair, bass-baritone
  • Dr. Todd Miller, tenor
  • Dr. Marion Russell-Dickson, soprano
  • Dr. Rob Hunt, summer opera director
  • Juan Garza, Voice

Woodwinds

  • Amy Wiggs, Flute
  • Ernesto Vega-Perez, Clarinet and Saxophone

Theory/Aural Skills

  • Kristen Briggs
  • Dr. John Crabtree
  • Dr. Rob Hunt
  • Bryan (Heath) Vercher

American Music, Music Appreciation, Music Literature

  • Kristin Briggs
  • Patrick Brink
  • Dr. John Crabtree
  • Kelli Estes
  • Eric Fisher
  • John Gearhart
  • Paul (Jackson) Hearn
  • Marvin Sparks
  • Bryan (Heath) Vercher

Music Office Suite

Mail: MUS 109

Staff

Name Phone Office
Tracheal Freeman
Division Operations Manager
281.312.1620 Tracheal.M.Freeman@lonestar.edu FTC 100C
Terri Salazar-Rodriguez
Division Specialist
281.312.1501 Terri.L.Salazar-Rodriguez@lonestar.edu APA 109
Angie Spargur
Fine Arts Coordinator
281.312.1709 Mary.A.Spargur@lonestar.edu MUS 110
Melissa Stoltz
Music Librarian, Staff Assistant
281.312.1778 Melissa.L.Stoltz@lonestar.edu MUS 103

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