Faculty in the Music Department

Ohio Christian University is committed to three areas of excellence: learning environment, curricular content, and spiritual environment. Our faculty have carefully planned the curricula of the university so that it carries out our mission. The thrust of our mission is to prepare students to succeed in their ministries and careers, thus serving both the church and society. Our education programs are planned for students to be able to take with them significant learning experiences gained in the classrooms under the instruction of Christian professors and through spiritual experiences that become defining moments for their lives.

Dr. Rebecca Johnson

Affiliate Professor of Music Theory

B.M. Capital University
M.A. The Ohio State University
Ph.D. The Ohio State University

Dr. Rodney Sones

University Registrar, Associate Professor of Music, Director of Worship Leadership Program

B.S.M God's Bible School and College
M.M. Miami University
D.M.M. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. John Anthony

Chair - Department of Music; Professor of Trumpet

B.A., Hobe Sound Bible College
M.M., Penn State University
D.M.A., University of Georgia

Willie Barthel, Jr.

Adjunct Professor of Worship Keyboard

Pat Beathard

Adjunct Professor of Music Education

BA in Music Education, Capital University
MA, College of Mount St. Joseph

Dr. Dione Bennett

Adjunct Professor of Voice

BA University of Akron
MM University of Akron
DMA University of Illinois

Mary Jane Dean

Adjunct Professor of Piano and Organ

B. Mus. University of Cincinati
M.A. The Ohio State University

Lorna Frank

Professor of Voice

B.A., Music, The Ohio State University
Graduate Studies, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music

Marty Hayes

Professor of Guitar

B.A.

Dr. Adrienne Marshall

Adjunct Professor of Clarinet and Woodwinds