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Dr. Mark Brown 205.391.2336 Martin 1817 mbrown@sheltonstate.edu
Lillian Roberts 205.391.2399 Martin 1820 lroberts@sheltonstate.edu
Dr. Elijah Pugh 205.391.2339 Martin 1817 epugh@sheltonstate.edu


Mark Brown

received his Bachelor of Music Education from Auburn University, his Master of Music in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music, and his Doctor of Arts in Vocal Pedagogy from The University of Mississippi. He has been teaching at Shelton State since 1996. He has sung professionally with the Houston Symphony Orchestra Chorus as well as being a tenor soloist with the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra in performance of Mozart’s Mass in c minor. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association where he has served as the two-year college chairman for the State of Alabama. He is also a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing where he is currently serving as the website committee chairman for the State of Alabama.


Lillian Roberts

received her master of music degree in piano pedagogy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the tutelage of Dr. Reid Alexander for pedagogy and Dr. William Heiles for piano. She completed a bachelor of music degree (magna cum laude) in piano performance and pedagogy from Samford University studying under Dr. Kathryn Fouse. As a performer, Ms. Roberts has played in master classes with Gabriela Montero and Libby Larsen and performed internationally in Maccagno, Italy, where she premiered new solo and chamber compositions. She then performed in the Haydn Hall of the Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt, Austria. As a teacher, Ms. Roberts taught weekly piano lessons to twenty undergraduate majors in Unit One, an inclusive educational and residential community for selected students, at the University of Illinois. She also taught weekly private lessons and interactive bi-weekly group lessons through Shades Crest School of the Arts in Hoover, Alabama. She is an active member of MTNA, AMTA, NFMC and other local music organizations. She has been initiated into two national honor societies: Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Kappa Phi. At Shelton State, Ms. Roberts teaches private piano, class piano and music appreciation. She also accompanies the Shelton Singers and the Bach to Rock ensemble.

For more information or to inquire about performing on the Terrific Tuesday Series, please contact Lillian Roberts at lroberts@sheltonstate.edu or 205.391.2399.


Dr. Elijah Pugh

Dr. Pugh heads the instrumental music program at Shelton State Community College. He directs the Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Combo, as well as teaching private applied brass lessons and music theory. Prior to his time at Shelton State, he spent three years as an Instructor of Upper Brass at Stillman College. He maintains a successful studio of private students, teaching middle school, high school, and college-aged players as well as many adult comeback players. Sought after as a pedagogue Dr. Pugh regularly presents masterclasses and clinics at colleges and public schools throughout the southeastern United States. Additionally, he has presented at several conferences including The Trumpet Festival of the Southeast, The American College Trumpet Teacher’s Forum, and the National Association of Collegiate Wind and Percussion Instructors Conference.  Pugh also currently serves as the Orchestra Director at First Baptist Church Tuscaloosa.


Equally adept as a performer he regularly performs with the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, Theatre Tuscaloosa, The Tuscaloosa Big Band where he plays lead trumpet and serves as Associate Music Director, and the Tuskaloosa Brass Quintet of which he is a founding member. Other performance opportunities have taken him across the United States. Internationally Dr. Pugh has performed in Canada, The Bahamas, Brazil, and Greece.


Dr. Pugh is honored to have received the National Defense Medal and the Global War on Terror Medal during his time in the U.S. Navy and to have been commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Stephen L. Beshear. He is an active member of the International Trumpet Guild (ITG), Alabama Trumpet Guild (ATG), Jazz Educators Network (JEN), National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI), and College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA).


As well as completing the course of study at the Armed Forces School of Music Dr. Pugh earned his B.S. of  University Studies in Music from Morehead State University, his M.M. in Trumpet Performance from Eastern Kentucky University, and his D.M.A. in Trumpet Performance from The University of Alabama. He is an XO Brass artist.