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Department of Performing Arts

Catherine Hawkes, D.M.
Assistant Professor
D.M. and M.M. Indiana University, M.Ed. and B.S. Rhode Island College,
Contact Information
x5754
FCAS 156
Areas of Expertise: 
Instrumental Ensemble, Music History, World Cultures through Music

Catherine Hawkes

Catherine
Hawkes
D.M.
Assistant Professor
D.M. and M.M. Indiana University, M.Ed. and B.S. Rhode Island College,
Contact Information
x5754
FCAS 156
Areas of Expertise: 
Instrumental Ensemble, Music History, World Cultures through Music

Catherine playing recorderAssistant Professor Catherine Hawkes has been with the Music Department since 2006.  Her varied interests have led her down a winding career path, including stints in educational evaluation, as executive director of a concert series, and as Assistant Director of Collins LLC, one of the oldest and largest university living-learning centers in the nation. 

Dorisa S. Boggs, M.F.A.
Professor of Theatre
B.A. Mississippi University for Women, M.F.A. California State University, Fullerton
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x3621
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Dorisa S. Boggs

Dorisa S.
Boggs
M.F.A.
Professor of Theatre
B.A. Mississippi University for Women, M.F.A. California State University, Fullerton
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x3621
PAC
William Ayton, D.M.A.
Professor of Music
D.M.A. Boston University, M.M.E. New England Conservatory, B.M.E. Shenandoah Conservatory
Contact Information
x3016
FCAS 158
Areas of Expertise: 
Music Theory & Composition, Music History, Non-Western Music and Culture

William Ayton

William
Ayton
D.M.A.
Professor of Music
D.M.A. Boston University, M.M.E. New England Conservatory, B.M.E. Shenandoah Conservatory
Contact Information
x3016
FCAS 158
Areas of Expertise: 
Music Theory & Composition, Music History, Non-Western Music and Culture

Will Ayton playing viola da gamba.Will Ayton was born in 1948 in Kansu province, China, of missionary parents. He received a BME from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, a MME from New England Conservatory of Music, and a DMA in Music Theory  and Composition from Boston University.  He has taught in public and private schools, and has been a professor of music at Roger Williams University since the late 1970’s.  At Roger Williams, Will is the Music Departmnt’s primary instructor for music theory and composition. He has also taught private lessons, courses in music history, and specializes in courses dealing with non-western culture and music.  Will’s performing  instrument is the viola da gamba and he currently performs with with  “The Greybeards” (a Baroque trio).  He is also a composer and has published music for a variety of musical media.