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Fine Arts Division adds four lecturers Dr. Christy Lee has joined the Fine Arts faculty as a lecturer in collaborative piano and orchestra conductor. Lee earned a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from the University of Alabama and a master of music degree in accompanying from the Cleveland Institute of Music. She received her doctor of music degree in piano performance (chamber music and accompanying) from Florida State University. In her role as orchestra conductor, she will lead the Orchestra at Maryville College, a college and community ensemble that brings live symphonic performances to the public stage four times per season. Previously, Lee was an assistant professor of music at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise and an assistant professor of music at the College of the Bahamas, where she was the director of the COB Concert and Chamber Choir. She was music director of UT Opera Theater and Knoxville Opera Studio, and she has worked with several opera companies, including Knoxville Opera, Opera Memphis, Chattanooga Opera and Cleveland Opera. As a recitalist and chamber musician, she has appeared in concert throughout the United States. Dr. Alicia Massie-Legg has joined the faculty as a lecturer in music. She earned a bachelor of music degree with an emphasis in voice from Radford University. She earned two master of music degrees from Ohio University at Athens: music history and vocal performance with an emphasis in vocal pedagogy. She holds a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Kentucky. Massie-Legg has taught voice as an adjunct instructor at Maryville College since 2002, and she began as full-time teaching staff in 2013. At MC, she has taught voice, vocal pedagogy, song literature, diction for singing, the history of Western Fine Arts music for music majors and a general education class on a survey of the arts. She has an extensive background in performing, teaching and academic research. In addition to private voice and classroom teaching, she has performed all musical genres in both professional and amateur engagements. She also has experience as a performer in opera workshops and on the stage in theater performance and solo musical performances. Dr. Eric Simpson has joined the faculty as a lecturer in music education and director of bands. He earned a bachelor of music education from Stetson University and a master of music degree in music education from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. He received a Ph.D. in music education from Florida State University. As director of bands, Simpson will lead the Maryville College-Community Concert Band, which was established in 1992 and includes working musicians, educators, high school and college students, business professionals and retirees from the local community. Previously, he was an assistant professor of music education at Texas Christian University, where he was also coordinator of instrumental music education and associate conductor of the university’s concert band. His primary research interests include temporal aspects of musical evaluation, teacher misconduct and sociological influences on music education. He has been published in the Journal of Music Teacher Education, The Instrumentalist and The Florida Music Director. He has also served as conductor and clinician for a number of bands throughout the southern United States. Stacey Murphy Wilner, who has served as director of choral music at Maryville College since 1999, has joined the faculty as lecturer in music. In addition to her faculty appointment, she will continue her role as director of the Maryville College Concert Choir and Off Kilter, the College’s select vocal ensemble. She will also teach conducting courses and supervise music education senior theses. A graduate of Concord College and the University of Tennessee, Wilner has degrees in music education and choral conducting. Active as a guest conductor and clinician at festivals in the South, she is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Tennessee Music Education Association and the East Tennessee Vocal Association, serving as college representative for the board of directors. In 2007, Wilner was the recipient of Maryville College’s Administrator of the Year Award. During her tenure at Maryville College, Wilner doubled the number of students in the Concert Choir and added chamber ensembles Off Kilter, Lads & Lassies to the curriculum. She expanded the Concert Choir’s domestic touring schedule and facilitated both international performances and alumni tours for the college. She has hosted numerous benefit choral festivals for local non-profit agencies and has expanded the community choral music offerings to include three youth choirs. In January 2013, Wilner and MC alumna and renowned opera singer Delores Ziegler ’73 worked together to create an opera scenes program for the College.