The Fine Arts faculty at UT Southern is dedicated to developing the artistic expression and technique of our students. Each brings a wealth of experience and expertise in their respective areas and wants to help you grow, whether you are considering a career in the arts or are simply a life-long lover of art, drama, or music.
Barton Art Gallery Curator
Marina Harris is an Athens State University recent graduate with a major in Fine Arts. Her personal love for the arts began in early childhood and is tempered by her belief in spreading her faith through her art.
Instructor of Art
Instructor of Art
Instructor of Art
Director of the Student Resource Center
Assistant Professor of Piano
Peter Douglas, collaborative pianist, organist, and solo pianist, has established a career as a versatile musician. His performances have taken him throughout the United State and globally to Europe and South America. Dr. Douglas currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music in the Fine Arts Department at the University of Tennessee Southern (Pulaski, TN). He teaches applied piano lessons, class piano, music theory, and accompanies the UT Southern choirs. Previously, Dr. Douglas served as staff pianist for the Ball State University Chamber and Concert Choirs, accompanist for Muncie Masterworks Chorale, and organist/pianist for First Presbyterian Church (Muncie, IN).
As a collaborative pianist, Dr. Douglas is in high demand for performances with both singers and instrumentalists. At Ball State University (Muncie, IN), he was previously employed as a piano graduate assistant serving as répétiteur (rehearsal pianist) for the Ball State Opera Theater and accompanist for advanced ballet classes. He was also frequently engaged as a freelance pianist playing for voice/instrumental studios, auditions, masterclasses, and recitals. Dr. Douglas is also a freelance vocal coach helping singers learn to utilize correct diction and form historically informed interpretation.
Dr. Douglas earned a Doctor of Arts degree in Piano Chamber Music and Accompanying at Ball State University (Muncie, IN); his dissertation topic was “Piano Music for the Ballet Technique Class: An Online Guide.” Dr. Douglas holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Ball State University, and he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music (Berea, OH).
Director of Choral Activities
Coordinator of Fine Arts
Andrew Martin, a choral conductor, clinician, and arranger, is in demand as a choral clinician and adjudicator and his arrangements are performed by high school and university choirs throughout the country. Martin currently serves as Director of Choral Activities and Coordinator of the Fine Arts Department at the University of Tennessee Southern in Pulaski, Tennessee, after previously serving as Director of Choral Activities at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. Martin was also a graduate teaching assistant at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where he conducted the University Choral Union and was the assistant conductor of the Ball State University Singers and served as an adjunct faculty member at Ivy Tech Community College.
From 2006-2016, Martin served as the Director of Choral Activities at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. At Lawrence North, he directed as many as six choirs, including two competitive show choirs and an advanced concert choir. His concert choirs consistently earned Gold ratings, with distinction, in ISSMA Organizational and State Qualification events and his show choirs received numerous awards in competition including Best Vocals, Best Choreography, Best Band, Best Male and Female Soloists, and Grand Champion. Martin also taught courses in music theory, musical theater, music technology, and group piano.
From 2003-2005, Martin was the assistant director for “The First Edition” from Lafayette Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Indiana, where he directed the show choir’s back-up band and arranged music for performances. Under his direction, Andrew’s bands earned numerous Best Band awards at competitions throughout the state.
Andrew holds a doctoral degree in Choral Conducting from Ball State University, where he studied with Andrew Crow and Kerry Glann. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Ball State and a master’s degree in Music Technology from Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis.