Teaching Staff

Patricia Bulber

Conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra

 

  • Bachelor of Music from Louisiana State University
  • Masters of Music from Louisiana State University
  • Additional studies at Florida State University and University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Associate Professor of Piano at McNeese State University (retired)
  • National officer in Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity

 

Dr. Jay Kacherski

Head Guitar Instructor

  • Masters in Guitar Performance and Literature from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Texas at Austin
  • Fulbright Scholar
  • Visiting Lecturer in Music Theory at McNeese State University
  • Private tutor of guitar
  • Performs solo and ensemble guitar throughout the United States, Mexico, and Brazil
  • Guitar Instructor: Loyola, University of New Orleans, McNeese State University, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
  • Associate Artistic Director, "Classical Minds" Guitar Festival and Competition  
  • Associate Editor, Soundboard Magazine

Jean English

Beginner Strings Instructor

  • Bachelor of Music Education with instrumental certification from McNeese State University
  • Vocal certification from Kodaly Institute at McNeese State University
  • Director of Strings Study at Oak Park Middle School (retired)
  • Teacher of Strings, band, and choir in Calcasieu Parish Schools (retired)

 

Kathleen Evans

Intermediate and Ensemble Strings Instructor

  • Bachelor of Music Education from McNeese State University, Magna Cum Laude
  • Director of Strings program at Oak Park Middle School
  • Graduate of Francis G. Bulber Youth Orchestra
  • Church cantor
  • Private tutor in instrumental and vocal music