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Release date: September 4

Wayland Division of Fine Arts welcomes Mosteller to faculty

Sandra MostellerSandra Mosteller has joined the faculty at Wayland Baptist University as assistant professor of music in the Division of Fine Arts.

Mosteller is a clarinetist who comes to Wayland from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she served as a graduate teaching assistant for clarinet, woodwind methods and clarinet pedagogy while working toward a Doctorate in Musical Arts in Clarinet Performance. She also served as an adjunct music instructor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Prior to that, Mosteller was an adjunct instructor at Radford University in Virginia and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also served as a woodwind instructor for the Shades Mountain Baptist Church Performing Arts Center and the Lakeside Baptist Church School of the Performing Arts, both in Birmingham.

Mosteller has a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Arts in Music Education from Truman State University in Missouri. She also has a Master of Music in Solo Performance from Arizona State University and is near completion on a doctorate from UNCG. Besides her academic ties, she is a freelance musician and instructor, performing in solo and orchestral engagements in woodwinds, including the flute, clarinet and saxophone, and teaching private woodwind lessons. She has appeared with the Greensboro Symphony, the Winston-Salem Symphony, Twentieth Century Players at UNCG, the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra and the Magic City Orchestra. She also has done arranging and transcribing of parts and scores for church orchestras, high school bands, drum and bugle corps and individual composers throughout the years.

Mosteller holds various professional affiliations, including the Music Educator's National Conference and the College Music Society, and has made several presentations and publications dealing with the clarinet. Music department chairperson Dr. Ann Stutes said Mosteller will be a good fit for the department as she helps with the instrumental program under Tim Kelley.

"Sandra is first and foremost passionate about music and passionate about teaching," Stutes said. "This combination will serve us well in the music department."