Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education
B.A., Hartwick College; Ph.D., Rutgers University
Address: Humanities 107
Director of the Master of Music Education Program. Adjunct Professor of Music
B.M., Arizona State University; M.M., University of Arizona; Ph.D., Northwestern University.
Dr. Dura has over 30 years of experience in music education. She has taught strings and general music in grades preK-8, and a wide variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her previous faculty appointments have included Clarion University, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University, Texas Tech University, Illinois State University, and Northwestern University. She holds memberships in the College Music Society, MENC, ASTA/NSOA, and AOSA. Dr. Dura is a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda Honorary Music Society and an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma (National Chapter and Delta Omicron Chapter).
Address: Blair 108
Chair and Clark and Edna Carmean Distinguished Professor of Music
B.M., University of Utah; M.M., University of Utah; D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor Mecham's doctorate is in choral music, and he has experience in choral conducting, music education, and voice. Conductor of the LVC Concert Choir and Chamber Choir, Dr. Mecham also serves as an adjudicator, clinician, and consultant.
Address: Blair 114
Professor of Music; Director of Music Education
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ed.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Coordinator of music education, Dr. Lemons teaches music education methods courses, arranges and supervises music student teaching, and advises the campus MENC: The National Association for Music Education student chapter.
Address: Blair 110
Assistant Professor of Music
B.M., Western Kentucky University; M.M., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Florida
Christopher J. Heffner taught initially at Todd County Central High School in Elkton, KY and currently serves as Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education at Lebanon Valley College. He directs the "Pride of the Valley" marching band, LVC symphonic band, and wind ensemble. Dr. Heffner also supervises student teachers, and teaches instrumental literature, fundamentals of conducting, and brass techniques. He remains active as a guest conductor and clinician working with groups from Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Florida. Dr. Heffner is a member of Music Educators National Conference, College Band Directors National Association, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. He is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, and an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi, and Tau Beta Sigma.
Address: Blair 209
Professor of Music; Director of Music Recording Technology
B.S., University of North Carolina at Asheville; M.M., New York University; D.Ed., The Pennsylvania State University
A member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Audio Engineering Society, Hill is responsible for developing curriculum, maintaining the on-campus recording studios, and teaching courses in the MRT program. As a recording engineer, he has a long list of album credits, including several national chart-placing singles; his knowledge of music technology has been employed in recording production, concert performances, theater sound design, theme park shows, system installations, workshops, and seminars. For fun, he teaches a graduate course, entitled Psychology of Music Teaching and Learning, for the Master of Music Education Program at LVC.
Address: Blair 113
Professor of Music; Director of Music Business
A.A., Pensacola Junior College; B.A., University of West Florida; M.S., Kutztown University.
Snyder is the Director of the Music Industry Program, as well as the Internship Director for both the Music Business and Music Recording programs. He coordinates the Music Industry Conference held at LVC each fall (LVCMIC). He served for 7 years on the board of directors for the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association, 3 years as Vice President. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Capital Area School for the Arts in Harrisburg, as well as a coordinator of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI). Snyder specializes in digital audio, electronic music, music industry, and graduate level music technology classes. He is a songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist, and before coming to LVC, he played and traveled with numerous bands of all styles. He also worked as a manager in music retail, played on multiple recordings, and composed soundtracks for videos.
Address: Blair 112