Performing Arts Faculty

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Jeremy Meier
Department Chair

Jeremy Meier is the Chair of Fine and Performing Arts and has directed nineteen student theatre productions at the college, including “Tartuffe”, “American Salvage” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”. Meier completed a Master of Fine Arts in Acting at The Ohio State University in 2002 and a Bachelor Degree in Theatre at Central Michigan University in 1999. He has also developed original one-man shows on the lives of Steve Jobs, Robert F. Kennedy, Oliver Hazard Perry and John Dillinger.

Robert Ticherich
Professor of Music Technology

Robert Ticherich is an Instructor in the Music Business Technology Program. He has been a freelance performer and instructor of percussion in the Cleveland area for 25 years. He is currently principal timpanist with the Lutheran Wind Ensemble, primary drummer for the Cleveland-based band Oasis. In addition, he records, performs and tours with several local and national acts including Noah Budin and Tangled Blue. Rob has also performed in many professional theatres including Cain Park, Porthouse Theatre, and Playhouse Square — notably performing in more than 800 performances of Tony n Tina’s Wedding. Rob attended Baldwin Wallace College, Berklee College of Music, Bowling Green State University, and Cleveland State University earning both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music performance with a minor in Music Technology.

Eric Wallack
Professor of Music

Eric Wallack has been teaching Owens since 1990. He teaches courses in music, including courses in the appreciation and performance of jazz and popular music. Wallack regularly records and performs original music ranging from American roots to improvised jazz and avant garde.