Faculty


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.


Marques Graham, Band Director
(904) 470-8131 | mgraham@ewc.edu


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.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 February 2013 12:23