Fine Arts Faculty

Ray Harris, Division Head
Ray Harris
Division Head
B.M.E., Mississippi State University; M.M.E., Mississippi State University; D.M.A., Louisiana State University
Dr. Ray Harris became the head of the Division of Fine Arts in 2012 after serving as a member of the music faculty since 1987. In addition to administrative duties, he teaches piano, Music Appreciation, and serves as the primary collaborative pianist for the music department, accompanying the choir, musical theatre productions, and student recital performances. He is also an advisor for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter on campus. He holds the Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees from Mississippi State University and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano from Louisiana State University. He has twice been chosen as Northeast’s Humanities Teacher of the Year, has been named a T.O.P. teacher, and has represented the college at the state capital as a HEADWAE honoree. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists, the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and the Mississippi Music Teachers Association (MMTA), for which he has served as Vice-President for Public Relations. In addition to his duties at the college, Dr. Harris has served as organist for First Presbyterian Church of Tupelo since 1994.
Terry Anderson, Art Instructor
Jason Beghtol, Assistant Director of Bands, Director of Jazz Band, Brass Instructor
Chris Dunn, Director of Campus Country, Commercial Music and Guitar Instructor
Jenna Fincher, Art
Dr. Amy Langley, Assistant Director of Bands, Woodwind Instructor, Color Guard Instructor
Claire Leeke, Director of Choral Activities, Voice Instructor
Bryan Mitchell, Director of Bands and Percussion
Dr. Amanda Murphy Mattox, Music Theory and Woodwind Instructor
Christopher J. Schager, Theater
Melody Shinn, Art