Composition Faculty

Glenn Smith

Director: Dr. Glenn Smith


  • Robert Gillam

    Director of MUSIC TECHNOLOGY and COMPOSITION, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Dr. Gillam is an active educator, having taught at several higher-education institutions across the United States. His primary areas of interest are in music technology, composition, sound design, commercial music and music for media.
  • Jesse Guessford

    Founding Director of MUSIC TECHNOLOGY and COMPOSITION, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Jesse Guessford received a BS in music education from West Chester University, a Master of Music in music composition from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, and a DMA in music composition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 
  • John Jansen

    Adjunct Professor, MUSIC TECHNOLOGY, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    John C.L. Jansen is an active composer, multi-instrumentalist, luthier, author, recording engineer, and teacher of music technology and music theory, based in Takoma Park, Maryland.
  • Michael Nickens

    Director of ATHLETIC BANDS, TUBA, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Serving as Director of Campus Life Ensembles and Collaborative Arts, and as an Associate Professor of Music, Dr. Michael W. Nickens (a.k.a. Doc Nix) is most recognized as the leader of the “Green Machine”, which in 2015 was named the #1 pep band in college basketball by the NCAA and commended by the Senate and House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Adam Rothenberg

    Adjunct Faculty, MUSIC IN COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY and MUSIC THEORY, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Prof. Adam Rothernburg is an adjunct faculty in Music in Computer Technology and Music Theory & Composition
  • Glenn Smith

    Director of COMPOSITION and Director of MUSIC AND WELL-BEING Programs, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Glenn Smith is a composer, teacher, performance-artist, and sound healer. He has written more than 500 pieces, including choral, chamber and orchestral works, as well as jazz and electronic music for concert, dance, video, film and television.