Greetings from the Deparment Head

Cindy Dewey Headshot

Welcome to the USU Music Department!

We are excited to welcome our new freshmen, transfer, and graduate students to the department, and to welcome back our continuing and returning students. Our faculty of highly-qualified musicians, educators, and therapists are committed to providing the very best educational and creative experiences for our students, including working with the many guest artists who will be visiting our campus this year.

In addition to providing exciting performance opportunities for our music majors, the USU Music Department also provides many opportunities for non-majors and community members to participate in music making (choirs, bands, orchestra, individual instruction, etc.) and to learn more about music in courses like Global Perspectives in Music, History of African-American Music, Fundamentals of Music, Intro to Music, Masterpieces of Music, History of Jazz, Rock and Roll: Catalyst for Social Change.

If you just want to sit back and relax and enjoy the music, that is okay too. The Music Department offers over 100 concerts, shows, recitals, and guest artist events each academic year. Look for our events in the USU Music Department Events Calendar.


Cindy Dewey


Sara Bakker

Sara Bakker

Assistant Department Head & Associate Professor

Music (Music Theory)

Office Location: UR 111
Cindy Dewey

Cindy Dewey

Department Head & Professor of Voice


Phone: (435) 797-3036
Office Location: FA 107
Braun Khan

Braun Khan

Assistant Department Head, Professional Practice Assistant Professor

Music (Bass)

Phone: (435) 797-5521
Office Location: FA 217A
Nicholas Morrison

Nicholas Morrison

Professor, Dean

Music (Clarinet)

Phone: (435) 797-3506
Office Location: CCA Dean's Office
Cahill Smith

Cahill Smith

Director of Graduate Studies & Associate Professor

Music (Piano)

Office Location: FA 201