Dr. Whitley is currently scholarship for the summer of 2009 includes publication of a series of Boomwhacker arrangements for Macie Publishing Company, and a series of Orchestral Arrangements for the Celebrating Grace Hymnal, The Corporation of Mercer University.
Dr. McKee has presented lectures and lecture-recitals to various groups, including professional music organizations. His topics of recent research include applying Christian Worldviews to music interpretation, as well as exploring the influence of Modernism and Postmodernism to music performance. In recent years he has performed as piano soloist with the Campbell University String Ensemble and the Campbell University Wind Ensemble. He also performed at Campbell with his wife, Renee, in duo-piano recitals.
Dr. Thomas has done research on music by American composers and by women composers. In keeping with her interest in American music, she did her dissertation on Moravian music in collaboration with the Moravian Music Foundation in Winston-Salem, NC. The result was a modern performance edition of three songs by Johann Daniel Grimm for soprano, string quartet, and organ, transcribed and edited from original manuscripts. Currently, Dr. Thomas is completing preparation for a faculty recital of 20th century American music for voice, violin, and piano.
Dr. Dwayne Wilson’s research focus includes the study of Leadership and Mentoring. Dr. Wilson is an active member of NCMEA, NCBA, MENC, CBDNA, and ACSI and he serves as guest conductor/clinician, workshop/ seminar speaker, and instrumental adjudicator for the Public, Private, and Independent Schools in the state as well as throughout the southeast.
Dr. Morrow has co-written grants for support from the North Carolina Arts Council. Additionally, he continues to research program notes for major works presented by the CU Choral Society and contributes periodically to church music print forums.