Department of Music

Faculty and Staff

The Department of Music at Cleveland State is proud of its reputation for personal, individualized attention to the academic and musical needs of its students. Many of the more than fifty faculty members either perform or conduct with the region’s most notable professional ensembles, including the Cleveland Orchestra, while the award-winning composition faculty guides one of the most complete programs of contemporary music study in the nation. The Department of Music is also proud of its professional support staff of specialists, guiding and assisting students and faculty throughout the academic year. Along with musical opportunities that can only be found in a great artistic city, outstanding instruction and support by an engaged faculty and staff has provided Cleveland State students with the educational foundation needed to distinguish themselves as performers, composers, teachers and scholars throughout the world.

Administrative Staff
Composition & Theory
Jazz Studies
Music Education
Music History / Ethnomusicology / Jazz History / Roots of Rock & Soul
Music Therapy
  • Deborah L. Layman, MM, MT-BC – College Lecturer, Music Therapy
  • Carol Olszewski, MM, MT-BC – Adjunct Instructor, Music Therapy
  • Marcia Humpal, MMEd, MT-BC – Adjunct Supervisor, Music Therapy
  • Brenda Calovini, MMEd, MT-BC – Adjunct Supervisor, Music Therapy
  • Sarah Maxwell, MA, MT-BC – Adjunct Supervisor, Music Therapy
  • Lalene DyShere Kay, ACC, MT-BC – Director of the Cleveland Music Therapy Consortium

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Piano / Organ / Harpsichord
Strings & Guitar
Voice / Choral / Opera
Emeritus & Emerita


engaged learning
Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Department of Music
2121 Euclid Avenue, MU 332
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Music and Communication
Building, Room 332
2001 Euclid Avenue
Kate Bill
Phone: 216.687.5039
Fax: 216.687.9279
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