The Bailey School of Music is comprised of over 80 faculty and professional staff
members devoted to the development of music education, performance, and scholarship
within our students and community. Our faculty is well represented on the rosters
of the region's top performing arts organizations, including many in principal and
leadership positions with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and The Atlanta Opera.
Audra Boyd joined the Bailey School of Music as Operations Manager in January 2021.
She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education
where she studied violin with Dr. Michael Heald. She has a Master of Instructional
Design and Technology degree from Georgia State University. She previously taught
orchestra in public and private schools in the metro Atlanta area before coming to
Kennesaw State University. Audra has been at KSU since 2015 and has previously worked
for UITS and the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Collin Derrick has been writing, recording and performing music for over 20 years.
From humble beginnings of layering tracks with a dual-tape-deck boombox in his bedroom
to playing hundreds of shows across the Southeast to recording/mixing/producing/song
writing with independent and major label artists in a variety of genres, Collin has
always brought passion and excellence to his work in the music industry. In addition
to his work as an engineer, Collin is an accomplished songwriter, producer and educator.
Collin has a BM from Anderson University and an MFA in Recording Arts Technologies from MTSU. Before assuming the role of Technical Manager for the Bailey Performance Center, he was a professor of audio production for 11 years and built a reputation as a hard but fair instructor who is committed to helping his students achieve success. In his role as professor he oversaw the design and build-out of several studios and classrooms in Atlanta and Houston; launched an annual Beat Battle competition with multi-platinum and Grammy-winning judges and sponsors like Ableton, Universal Audio and Waves; and developed and designed innovative advising and grading tools.
Collin lives in Decatur, GA with his wife Amy their two children Mac and Eveleen.
Lynn Kunkel joined the staff of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey School of Music in June of 2021.
She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Voice),
in 2007. Lynn has served the KSU community since 2009 in various operational roles
in both AV and IT. She is currently working toward a Master of Business Administration
degree through the Coles College of Business.
Brooke Marier joined the Bailey School of Music as the Communications and Outreach Manager in September 2021. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and New Media with a Minor in Music. She has held several Communications and Marketing roles in the Metro Atlanta area and has a passion for singing.
Brittany Morris joined the Bailey School of Music as Office Manager in November 2022. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 2008. She has held several administrative positions and is happy to use her skills to serve the KSU community.
Matt SouthernAssistant Director, Production & Technology