Cumberland Valley School of Music Faculty

CVSM has a long-standing, professional faculty, many of which have advanced degrees in music or the fine arts. Frequent feedback from students and parents reflect the dedication and commitment demonstrated by the CVSM faculty as they train, inspire and encourage their students.

We pride ourselves on the individual attention we give to placing students with the best instructor to help the student meet their goals and aspirations. To start the process of placing a student with an instructor, please contact our Registrar, Valerie Merriman, by phone (717-261-1220 x1) or using the form at the bottom of this page.

Select a category below to read our instructor biographies

Alphabetical List of Current Faculty (use links above to access biographies)

Gillian Austin, voice

Marlin Barnes, percussion

Amanda Bietsch, flute & violin

Mark Bryson, guitar

Michael Cameron, cello

Julie Emig, piano

Jaranell Fritts, piano

Tim Gotwald, flute, saxophone & community band

Paul Grane, clarinet & saxophone

Jerod Harris, piano

Brian Helman, piano

Paula Hepfer, voice

Marie Hershey, piano

Herm Hopple, string bass

Danielle Karppala, cello

Heather Kline, Musikgarten & voice

Nathaniel Lease, trombone & low brass

Susan Matson, suzuki piano & Music Together

Gloria McCauley, trumpet & piano

Heather McEndree, flute & Musikgarten

Pat McNamee, clarinet & saxophone

Valerie Merriman, piano

Mark Miller, guitar

Edgar Myers, drum set

Joel Newman, voice & guitar

Jeff Noll, piano & choir

Richard Overcash, voice

Lindsay Owen, musical

Stephen Pastena, french horn & piano

Jane Peatling, cello

Michael Quinlivan, guitar & violin

Diana Reinert, piano

Corey Rotz, voice

Cindy Scanzello, violin & viola

David Shearer, piano & voice

Marsha Stine, piano

Deb Stotelmyer, violin & viola

Suzanne Sweigart, voice & piano

Suzanne Thierry, flute

Michelle Trefren, elementary music

Elisabeth Turchi, voice

Autumn Turner, voice

Ashley Wyrick, violin & clarinet

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