Faculty /  Staff

Administrative Team

Summer Music Festival

Julian Taylor

Former Program Director & Violin Faculty

Since 2010, Julian Taylor has been a part of the Coda community as a resident violin faculty member at the Summer Music Festival. His creative outlets in music have helped bring about the fresh and unique musical atmosphere that Coda represents: the exploration of many musical genres and a pioneering spirit, always searching for innovation. For the fourth year, inspired to continue reaching out to West Virginia’s talented youth and broaden the scope of Coda’s impact, he and his wife Marilyn Taylor, have taken on the role as Program Directors over the Summer Music Festival.

Robert Nicholson

Assistant Director & Cello Faculty

Robert Nicholson is the epitome of a true artist through and through. His musical outlets are many and he is well established in each one. He is not only a member of the avant-garde trio Time Canvas, an ensemble exploring the genres of early music, new music, and improvisation, but he is also the cellist of the recently formed, Brahms Ghost Trio. He also performs with many Cleveland-area orchestras and maintains an avid private teaching studio. He loves Baroque music, classic novels, and a dark, rich cup of coffee, bringing a high level of sophistication, quality, and depth to the Coda experience.

Laura Randall

Associate Director & Flute Faculty

Flutist, Laura Randall, became a faculty member at Coda in the summer of 2016. She is returning to the Summer Music Festival as an Associate Director.

Sarah Lee

Associate Director & Bassoon Faculty

Sarah Lee joined the faculty of the Summer Music Festival in 2016. She will be returning to the Summer Music Festival as an Associate Director and Head of Enrollment.

Marilyn Taylor

Former Program Director & Violin Faculty

Marilyn Taylor joined the Coda faculty in the summer of 2015 and immediately fell in love with the mission of Coda and the youth it serves. For the fourth year, her buoyant spirit and organizational skills will be used to continue in her role as a Program Director of the Summer Music Festival, along with her husband, Julian Taylor.

Zack Stanton

Associate Director, Composition Faculty, & Orchestra Director

Composer, Zack Stanton, joined the Coda faculty in 2017 as head of the Composition Department and Orchestra Director. Zack returns to Coda this summer as an Associate Director.

Aiden Wilhere


Coda Community, Coda Excel

Brennan Schmuck


Coda Inspire

Claire McGrew

AmeriCorps Volunteer

Dennis Brown

Teacher & Instrument Repairer

Coda Community, Coda Inspire

Eric Snuffer

General Coordinator

Jimmy Crabtree

Guitar Teacher

Kiera Lesher

Americorp Volunteer​

Pamela Gross

Music & Voice Teacher

Coda Community

Rebecca Morgan

Teacher, Program Manager

SADD, Robotics, Coda Excel

Savannah Peters

Communications, Teacher

Azaleah Davis

General Program Coordinator

Admin, Fine Arts

Christa Bowens


Crystal Bennett

Program Development, Teacher

Emily Taylor


Coda Inspire, Coda Fine Artz, Coda Kidz

Esther Morey

Executive Director

John Mudcat Peters

Bluegrass Teacher

Coda Inspire, Coda Community

Liberty Morgan


Robotics, Coda Excel, SADD

Perri Kiser

Enrichment Program Coordinator

Admin, Fine Arts

Robert Gross

Drum Teacher

Azaleah Davis

Database Coordinator, Teacher

Claire McGrew

AmeriCorps Volunteer

Debbie Peters

Teacher, Coda Center Custodian

Coda Inspire

Emma Villebrun


Coda Community

Gracey Benentt


Kathy Claywell

Teacher, Robotics Coach, Office Assistant


Michael Micucci


Perri Kiser

Enrichment Program Coordinator, Teacher

Savannah Peters

Administrative Assistant

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P.O. Box 615 Fayetteville, WV

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