UAH

String, Harp, & Guitar Faculty

Charles Hogue, Instructor

Charles Hogue, Instructor

Violin, Viola   Charles Hogue serves as Principal Violist with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and is the founder and Musical Director of the Hogue Sinfonietta, a chamber orchestra based at UAHuntsville. The Hogue Sinfonietta performs several varied concerts each year, many with guest artists. Mr. Hogue is a highly- sought- after violist...

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Jim Cavendar, Instructor

Jim Cavendar, Instructor

Jazz Combo, Jazz Guitar, Jazz Bass   Jim Cavender teaches guitar and bass and directs two jazz combo classes at UAH. He has performed with rock 'n' roll legend Bo Diddley, soul great Percy Sledge and salsa star Chocolate Armenteros, and has studied with the late r&b session guitarists Tippy Armstrong and...

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Joseph Lee, Instructor

Joseph Lee, Instructor

Orchestra Joseph Lee, conductor, is currently the Music Director of the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra, Resident Conductor of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the University Orchestra at Sewanee: The University of the South, and Music Director of the Huntsville Youth Orchestra.  Mr. Lee has appeared with a diverse group of...

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Katherine Newman, Instructor

Katherine Newman, Instructor

Harp   Katherine Newman graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Music-Applied Harp, under renown harpist Marjorie Tyre.  While at Auburn, she was a member of the Tyre Harp Ensemble which concertized in the southeast, including a performance at the Citadel! She was Principal Harpist of the Columbus (GA) Symphony for...

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Mark Huff, Instructor

Mark Huff, Instructor

Double Bass   In addition to teaching double bass at UAH, Dr. Mark Huff is a member of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and has played with many other groups in the area including the Chattanooga and Alabama (Birmingham) Symphonies, and Moondust Big Band. Dr. Huff teaches bass and violin privately at the Smith...

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Phil Weaver, Adjunct Instructor

Phil Weaver, Adjunct Instructor

Classical Guitar   Classical guitarist Phil Weaver has been performing for over 30 years, in the United States and abroad.  He was the first guitarist to be awarded an individual artist's fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, and is one of the few classical musicians on the Music...

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Veneta Billmayer, Instructor

Veneta Billmayer, Instructor

Cello, Chamber Ensembles   Veneta Billmayer has been associated with the Music department at the University of Huntsville since 1991. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Ms. Billmayer received a Bachelor of Music degree in cello, and a minor in piano. She has studied cello with Margaret Christy, University of Alabama;...

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