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At ACCM, our faculty is our most important resource. Their skills, talent, and dedication are the cornerstone of the learning experience for our students. Students benefit from working with staff members who are active as professional performers, conductors, teachers or composers, as well as a wide range of part-time and visiting tutors from the national orchestras and bands.

Students also enjoy informal networking opportunities with faculty members, who often provide recommendations for outside jobs and even invite their students to perform with them. In addition to this students enjoy a comprehensive programme of master classes and workshops, with visiting professionals and distinguished teachers from all over the world. Through the appointment of International educators ACCM offers even more varied learning opportunities. The faculty of Asian Christian College of Music is blessed with musicians from India, USA, UK and other parts of the world.

Featured Faculty

DR. CHRIS MONROE / P.H.D., M.A.
Dr. R. Chris Monroe graduated from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, TN with a Bachelor of Music/Church Music. He received his Master of Church Music degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY and the Degree of Doctor of Worship Studies from the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, FL. He has served churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, and has been at his current post, Vinton Baptist Church in Vinton, VA, nearing twenty years. He serves as a guest soloist, clinician and consultant in area churches and venues throughout the Roanoke Valley and across the world. Dr. Monroe has produced several solo recordings and numerous recordings and videos of worship services and concert events. He is on the board of directors for the Roanoke County Center for Performing Arts where young singers, dancers and actors are encouraged to sharpen their skills and follow their dreams. Dr. Monroe has been active in ministry endeavors in India over the past two decades. He is proud to be an organizational founder/patron of ACCM and currently serves as the college president. He has been married to his wife Mary Beth for 18 years. They travel to India frequently to teach and share in the work that God is doing.

JERRY AMALDEV / M.A., B Phil
Born at Cochin, Kerala. April 15. 1939 He graduated from Papal Athenaeum, Pune with the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy . Then he got trained in North Indian Vocal music under Madhusoondan Patwardhan of Vishnu Digambar Sangeet Vidyalaya, Pune. In 1971 he did his graduation in Music from Xavier University, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. with a degree of Bachelor of Music. In 1975 he Obtained the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Music Composition at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. He then taught at Queens College, Flushing, New York. After his return from United States he became the leading film music director in the country. His first composition for the Malayalam movie, Navodoaya's Manjil Virinja Pookkal, bagged Kerala State Award for excellence in music direction. Later he began composing Hindi songs for CPC, Doordarshan, New Delhi. At the same time he started to teach music at American International School, Chennai, an Institution of the State Dept., Washington D.C., U.S.A. He visited Europe a couple of times pursuing research on Gregorian chant. He did lectures at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria, on the feasibility of combining Indian ragas with Gregorian chant. Mr. Jerry is now the head of department of History and Theory of Music at ACCM.

ABRAHAM SAMUEL GEORGE / M.Com, M.B.A, LLCM (TD)
Abraham is one of the most prominent Piano & Keyboard teachers in the country. Along with his music skills he has proved himself as an administrator & Finance officer for many organizations, currently serving as the Chief Executive of ACCM. He did his Graduation and Masters in Commerce from Kerala University, M.B.A. from Mahathma Gandhi University and the Licentiate in Music teaching from the London College of Music, University of West London. Abraham has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. Also he has Grade 8 s Piano, Electronic keyboard, Popular Vocals and Theory of Music from Royal Schools of Music and London College of Music. Mr. Abraham is a talented television performer, accompanist and a music director. He made extensive travels for music events, demonstrations, trainings and researches all across India, Middle Eastern countries and in the United States of America. Abraham is the Artist Ambassador to CASIO for its Electronic Keyboards in India. He also serves as the Representative to the University of West London.

 
THOMAS VARGHESE / B.Sc, Dip.LCM
Thomas Varghese serves as the chief Instructor to the Centre for Development of Music Studies. He is one of the most qualified Electronic Keyboard teachers in the state. He has begun his career as a Piano – Keyboard teacher to the prominent public schools in the state capital in the 1990s. Later he became the most demanded teacher preparing for International music examinations in the state. Currently he serves as the Representative to the University of West London, London College of Music Examinations.
 
KEVIN BOESIGER / M.Mus
R. Kevin Boesiger received a Bachelor of Music Education from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a Masters of Music in Music Composition from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He is the Creative Arts Pastor at Christ Community Church in Beatrice where he has served since 1990. Boesiger was previously the Choral conductor for Southeast Community College in Beatrice where he directed the choir and served as the musical director for their stage productions for 12 years. Boesiger is published with The Lorenz Corporation, Hope Publishing Company, Pavane Publishing, Lillenas Publishing & Easy ChoirMusic.com. He also has new releases coming out with Shawnee Press, Fred Bock Music, Choristers Guild and Hinshaw Music. Kevin will be a regular contributor of a new online magazine resource with Shawnee Press that will be launching soon.
 
MARY MUSCROFT / B.Mus
Born in London, England, she 1979 - Became a permanent member of the Kingsbury Choir, London, and won awards at the International Eisteddfod folk festival as a solo and choral performer. In1980 she recorded songs for schools on BBC Radio 2 as a solo and choral performer. Gained ABRSM grade 8 in singing, Viola and violin along with guitar and treble and tenor recorder. Became a professional singer in 1988. First performing as a vocal duo in clubs across the UK. In 1989, joined the UK Equity Actors union. In 1991 became the lead singer for UK band Mirage - Commercial band. In 2007 she left the UK and joined vocal duo performing in resorts in Gran Canaria, Canaries. Currently working as the head of Popular Vocals at the Asian Christian College of Music.
 
                       
 
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