Dr. Timothy Root, DepartmentDr. Tim Root Chair
(904) 470-8267
| timothy.root@ewc.edu

DMA, University of Washington
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
B.A., Eastern Washington University
B.A., University of Michigan

Dr. Root has extensive teaching experience, both at the public school and secondary levels. In Washington State, he was Band Director at West Seattle High School, Elementary Music Specialist in Auburn, and Adjunct Professor in music at Trinity Lutheran College in Everett. In addition to his teaching experience, Dr. Root has served churches in Illinois, Texas, Washington, and Florida as associate pastor and minister of music. He has served as accompanist and director for Seattle Girls’ Choir and Tahoma Girls’ Choir. Dr. Root’s passion for musical theater has led him to serve as music director for summer stock and church productions, including The Sound of Music, Grease, Oliver, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Children of Eden, and Fiddler on the Roof. At Edward Waters College, Dr. Root teaches Introduction to Music Theory and sacred music courses.

Thomas BrownMr. Thomas P. Brown, Instructor
(904) 470-8380 | tpbrown@ewc.edu

M.M., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
B.S., Music Education, Florida A&M University

Mr. Brown has been a member of The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, The Jacksonville University Orchestra (guest performer), The Daytona Beach Seaside Theatre, Daytona Beach Children’s Music Theatre and The Clay County Community Band. He has also completed all courses for a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of North Texas. Additionally, Mr. Brown has taught at several institutions including Mississippi Valley State University, Prairie View A&M University, Bethune-Cookman University, Paul Quinn College and Florida State College-Jacksonville.

Mr. Brown has performed works such as Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique, Ginstera’s La Danza, Duke Ellington’s Celebration, The Mikado, and Bells are Ringing. He is also pursuing an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership through Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Michelle Huang, Assistant Professor - Piano
(904) 470-8268 | m.huang@ewc.edu

Dr. Huang has served as adjunct faculty at Walters State Community College in Sevierville, Tennessee and at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. At Florida State University, she held a graduate teaching assistantship in applied piano teaching. An advocate of mind and body wellness, Dr. Huang has conducted numerous performance anxiety workshops at Florida State University to help students cope with performance anxiety. 

As a performer, Dr. Huang has performed widely as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative artist throughout the U.S. as well as in the Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, and Taiwan. An avid chamber musician, Dr. Huang has collaborated with numerous instrumentalists and vocalists at the University of Tennessee and Florida State University as well as abroad in Morges, Switzerland.

Mrs. Barbara McNeely-Bouie, Choir Director
(904) 470-8391 | b.mcneelybo0908@ewc.edu

M.M., Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
B.A., Spelman College

Barbara McNeely-Bouie is the Director of the Edward Waters Concert Choir.  Prior to her appointment, Mrs. Bouie taught in the public schools of Orange County, Fla., was an instructor at Bethune-Cookman University, and was chairperson of the Music Department at Morris Brown College in Atlanta. While in Atlanta, she also served as Assistant Choir Director at Morris Brown and taught Church Music courses at the Interdenominational Theological Center.

Her expertise in Church Music is recognized at local, state, and connectional levels.  She has served as Minister of Worship and Liturgy, Minister of Music, and Director of Music in many churches and denominations.  On the Connectional level of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, she is the Immediate Past Connectional Worship Director for the Women’s Missionary Society. She has also served as Assistant Director of Music for Keyboards of the Connectional Music Committee, now known as Music and Christian Arts Ministries. Currently, she serves as Assistant Director of Music for Choirs for the MCAM and is pursuing a DWS through the Robert E. Webber Institute of Worship Studies.


Mr. Kedrick Redding, Director of Bands
(904) 470-8381 | k.redding@ewc.edu

Mr. Kedrick Redding is the Director of Bands at Edward Waters College. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Director of Band at Charles Drew High School in Riverdale,Georgia. Before moving to the Metro Atlanta area he taught in the Orange County School System for 8 years. Mr. Kedrick Redding is native of Orlando, Florida born and raised. Mr. Kedrick Redding is graduate of Bethune- Cookman University where received his Bachelors degree. After receiving his Bachelors he decided to pursue his Masters Degree from the University of Central Florida.

Mr. Redding is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America in 2002. GMEA-Georgia Music Educators Association, FMEA- Florida Music Educators Association, NEA-National Educators Association, FBA- Florida Bandmasters Association, and ITA- International Trombone Association.

Mr. Redding has mentored many students at various schools in Orange County, such as, Jones HS, Oak Ridge HS, Evans HS, Edgewater HS, Carver MS, Meadowbrook MS, and Memorial MS. Mr. Redding spent countless hours helping students to become better musicians with structure and discipline. His personal professional goal is to become an effective band director, teaching students to become pillars in their various communities and to build musical students, to develop an appreciation and a deep rooted love for music. Mr. Redding believes through education, time, and commitment, great leaders are born. A resilient leader also possesses strong principles, courage, and dedication to a clear vision while guiding young minds towards greatness.


Last Updated on Saturday, 08 August 2015 12:01