Julayne HughesAdministrative Assistant to Master of Religious Education, Institutional Research and School of Business
Adjunct Instructor of Music

M.M., Oakland University
B.S. Music, Rochester College
B.A. Math Education, Adrian College

School: School of Humanities
Office: Muirhead Center 103
Phone: (248) 218-2200
Email: jhughes1@rc.edu



  • Class Piano
  • Keyboard Harmony
  • Music Foundations
  • Advanced Keyboard Harmony
  • Ear Training
  • Applied Piano
  • Appreciation of the Arts



  • Mensa, 2001 – 2011
  • Outstanding Music Major, Rochester College, 2003
  • Adrian College Alumni Board of Directors, 2000-2009
  • Math Department Award, Adrian College, 1985, 1986



Teaching experience:

  • Rochester College, 2000 – present
  • Private piano, 1994-1998

Additional professional experience:

  • Director of Music, Auburn Hills Presbyterian Church, 2010 – 2014
  • Pianist, Auburn Hills Presbyterian Church, 1990 – 2014
  • Organist, Auburn Hills Presbyterian Church, 2010 – 2014
  • Freelance editor, 1995 – present
  • Accompanist, Avondale School Choirs, 2007 – 2012
  • Accompanist, Solo & Ensemble for many districts, 2002 – 2013
  • Oakland Choral Society, 1987 – 2008
  • Rochester Community Chorus, accompanist and vocalist



In Julayne’s family, music is a way of life. She grew up under the influence of parents who sang in gospel quartets, the church choir, and various bands. Music at home was everything from the Beatles to Rush to Tchaikovsky to Chet Atkins.  She began taking piano lessons at age six and starting singing in choirs at age eight. Since graduating from Adrian College in 1986, she’s held a variety of jobs (including EDS, Kelly Services, and a financial services company), but music and Jesus Christ were the common threads running through it all.

Julayne is married to Keith and they have one adult daughter. She enjoys reading, traveling, major league baseball, pro and college football, NASCAR racing, crunching numbers, and making everything the best it can be.



  • Music and the Golden Mean
  • The Bible and Handel’s Messiah
  • Numerous concerts and performances

Selected Significant Performances:

  • Many cantatas for Auburn Hills Presbyterian Church
  • Rochester Area Christmas Community Choral concert , St. Andrew Catholic Church
  • Carmina Burana, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 2007