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Jon Ailabouni
Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: Center for the Arts 220
Phone: 563-387-1265

Jazz Band, Varsity Band, Jazz Combos, Jazz Improvisation, Trumpet

Education: M.M., Jazz Studies, Western Michigan University;
B.A., Music, Luther College

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Edwin Andereck
Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 180
Phone: 563-387-1213

Head of Voice and Opera, vocal literature

Education: D.M.A., Voice Performance, University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music; M.M., Voice Performance, University of Tennessee; B.M., Voice Performance, University of Tennessee

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Heather Armstrong
Associate Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 169, (on Leave Spring 2014)
Phone: 563-387-1214

Oboe, theory, double reeds methods

Education: D.M.A., Oboe Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music; M.M., Oboe Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music; B.M., Oboe Performance, Houghton College

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Eric Ashcraft
Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 191
Phone: 563-387-1203

Voice

Education: M.M., University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music

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Daniel Baldwin
Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 213
Phone: 563-387-1692

Conducting, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra

Education: D.M.A., Instrumental Conducting, University of Texas at Austin; M.M., Cello Performance, University of Texas at Austin; B.M., Cello Performance, Furman University

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Ann Benjamin
Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 176
Phone: 563-387-1792
Jason Britton
Assistant Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 193
Phone: 563-387-1378

Theory, ear training

Education: Ph.D., Music Theory, University of Oregon; M.A., Music Theory, University of Oregon; B.M., Music Performance, University of Arizona

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Maggie Britton
Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 193
Phone: 563-387-1378

Theory, Ear Training

Education: M.M., The University of Texas at Austin

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Michael Chesher
Associate Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 192
Phone: 563-387-1206

Clarinet, saxophone, woodwind methods

Education: D.M.A., Indiana University; M.M., Northwestern University; B.M., Oberlin College

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John Cord
Assistant Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 167
Phone: 563-387-1201

Trumpet, Brass Methods, Brass Chamber Ensembles

Education: D.M.A., University of North Texas; M.M.A., Yale University School of Music; B.M., University of Iowa

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Joan deAlbuquerque
Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 168
Phone: 563-387-1202

Director of Bands

Education: D.M.A., Wind Conducting, University of North Texas; M.M., Wind Conducting, Michigan State University; B.M., Education, Michigan State University

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Amy Engelsdorfer
Assistant Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 194
Phone: 563-387-1399

Theory, ear training

Education: Ph.D., Music Theory, Indiana University; M.A., Music Theory, University of Kentucky; M.M., Flute Performance, University of Kentucky; B.M., Music Education, University of Kentucky

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Rolf Erdahl
Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 176
Phone: 563-387-1792

Bass, string methods

Education: D.M.A., Peabody Conservatory

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Michael Geary
Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 136
Phone: 563-387-1003

Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, percussion techniques

Education: D.M.A. (ABD), M.A., University of Iowa

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Bill D. Fordice
Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
Office: Koren 101
Phone: 563-387-1301

Music Education

Education: A.B.D., Music Education, Boston University; M.A., Music Education, Northern Illinois University; B.A., Music Education, Luther College

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Ronald Fox
Emeritus

Professor Emeritus of Music

Education: D.M., Indiana University

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James Griesheimer
Associate Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 211
Phone: 563-387-1211

Music history, music appreciation, senior paper coordinator

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University; M.M., Arizona State University;B.S., B.M., Ohio State University

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Juan Tony Guzman
Associate Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 163
Phone: 563-387-1354

Music education, ethnomusicology, Jazz Orchestra, Vocal Jazz

Education: Ph.D., M.A., Florida State University; B.A., Luther College

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Carla Hanson
Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 190
Phone: 563-387-1499

Education: M.M., Northern Arizona University, B.M., Northern Arizona University

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Carol Hester
Professor of Music
Office: On Leave (spring 2014)
Phone: 563-387-1200

Flute, flute methods

Education: D.M.A., Flute Performance, Florida State University; M.M., Flute Performance, Florida State University; B.M., Flute and Piano Performance, Samford University

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Allen Hightower III
Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 179
Phone: 563-387-2219

Director of Choral Activities, Nordic Choir, choral methods, conducting

Education: D.M.A., Conducting, University of California; M.M., Orchestral Conducting, Baylor University; M.M., Choral Conducting, Eastman School of Music; B.M., Music Education, Sam Houston State University 

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Kristin Hightower
Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 179
Phone: 563-387-1224

Voice

Education: D.M.A., University of California

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Xiao Hu
Assistant Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 173
Phone: 563-387-1056

Piano, class piano

Education: D.M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook; M.M., University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music; B.M., University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music

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Du Huang
Associate Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 173
Phone: 563-387-1056

Piano, chamber music, class piano

Education: D.M.A., Piano Performance, State University of New York at Stony Brook; M.M., Piano Performance, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music; B.M., University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music

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Helen James
Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 176
Phone: 563-387-1792

Bassoon

Education: D.M.A., Bassoon Performance and Pedagogy, University of Oregon; M.M., Music Education, University of Oregon; B.A., Instrumental Music Education, Luther College

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Brooke Joyce
Associate Professor of Music and Composer-In-Residence
Office: Jenson-Noble 214
Phone: 563-387-1386

Composer-in-Residence

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University; M.M., Composition, Cleveland Institute of Music; B.M., Theory/ Composition, Lawrence University

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David Judisch
Emeritus
Office: Jenson-Noble 178
Phone: 563-387-1224

Voice, vocal methods, Dorian Music Camp Director

Education: D.M.A., University of Iowa

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Karen Kanakis
Associate Professor of Music
Office: On Leave (spring 2014)
Phone: 563-387-1795

Voice, opera

Education: D.M.A., Vocal Performance, University of North Texas; M.M., Vocal Performance, Stephen F. Austin State University; B.M., Vocal Performance, Missouri State University

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Miko Kominami
Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 161
Phone: 563-387-1220

Piano

Education: M.M., The Juilliard School

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William Kuhlman
Emeritus

Professor Emeritus of Music

Education: M.M., Syracuse University

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Eric Kutz
Associate Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 161
Phone: 563-387-1220

Cello, string methods

Education: D.M.A., The Juilliard School; M. Music, The Juilliard School; B.M., Rice University-Shepherd School of Music, B.M., Oberlin College Conservatory of Music

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Jacob Lassetter
Assistant Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 164
Phone: 563-387-1367

Voice

Education: D.M.A., Vocal Performance, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; M.M., Vocal Performance, University of North Texas; B.M., Vocal Performance,Louisiana State University

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Andrew Last
Assistant Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 212
Phone: 563-387-1817

Collegiate Chorale, Norsemen, Voice

Education: D.M.A., Choral Conducting, University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music; M.M., Choral Conducting, Northern Arizona University; B.A., Music Education, K-12 Vocal, Luther College

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Hannah Leffler
Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 121
Phone: 563-387-1562

Applied Flute and Flute Seminar

Education: M.M., Flute Performance, University of Northern Iowa; B.M., Flute Performance, Oklahoma City University

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Peter Lingen
Teaching Associate in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 195
Phone: 563-387-2140

Guitar, lute, class guitar

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Linda Martin
Instructor in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 200B
Phone: 563-387-2148

Voice, Cantorei, music theory

Education: M.M.E., University of St. Thomas

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Spencer Martin
Associate Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 160
Phone: 563-387-2424

Viola, Philharmonia, conducting

Education: D.M.A., Viola Performance, University of Minnesota; M.M., Viola Performance, Wichita State University; B.M., Voice Performance, Butler University

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Maurice Monhardt
Emeritus

Professor Emeritus of Music

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Gary Moss
Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 121
Phone: 563-387-1562

Voice

Education: D.M.A., University of Michigan

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Weston Noble
Emeritus

Professor Emeritus of Music

Education: M.M., University of Michigan

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Frederick Nyline
Emeritus

Professor Emeritus of Music

Education: M.A., University of Minnesota

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Michael O'Brien
ACM-Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethnomusicology
Office: Koren 210
Phone: 563-387-1621

Music history, ethnomusicology

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

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Jessica Paul
Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 157
Phone: 563-387-1147

Vocal coach, accompanying, former Artistic Director of Dorian Opera Theatre

Education: D.M.A., M.M.,  University of Illinois; B.M., Northwestern University

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Gregory Peterson
Associate Professor of Music and College Organist
Office: Jenson-Noble 206
Phone: 563-387-1205

Department Head, Organ, church music

Education: D.M.A., University of Iowa; M.M., Yale Institute of Sacred Music; B.A., Luther College

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Lynne Postudensek Hart
Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 121
Phone: 563-387-1562

Saxophone

Education: M.F.A., Woodwind Performance, University of Iowa; B.M., Music Theory/ Composition, University of Minnesota

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Beth Ray Westlund
Associate Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 181
Phone: 563-387-2132

Voice, diction

Education: D.M.A, Vocal Performance, University of Texas; M.M., Vocal Performance, University of Texas; B.A., Music/ Music Education, Luther College; B.A., Psychology, Luther College, 1989

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Kathryn Reed
Instructor in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 171
Phone: 563-387-1315

Piano, harpsichord, Collegium Musicum, ear training, music history

Education: A.B.D., Musicology, University of Michigan; B.M., Lawrence University

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Aliyah Richling
Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 195
Phone: 563-387-2140

Education: M.M., Wichita State University; B.A., Luther College

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Jennaya J. Robison
Assistant Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 159
Phone: 563-387-2208

Education: D.M.A., Choral Conducting,University of Arizona; M.M., Conducting and Voice, University of New Mexico; B.A., Music, Luther College

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Brad Schultz
Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: CFL Organ Balcony
Phone: 563-387-1141

Education: M.S.M. Organ Performance; Emory University

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Rebecca Boehm Shaffer
Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 185
Phone: 563-387-1006

Horn, brass methods

Education: D.M.A., University of Northern Colorado

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Michael Smith
Associate Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 166
Phone: 563-387-1179

Low Brass, Brass Ensembles, Brass Methods

Education: D.M.A., Trombone Performance and Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.M.E., McNeese State University; B.M., Trombone Performance, Stephen F. Austin State University

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Steve Smith
Web Programmer Analyst
Office: Main 12C
Phone: 563-387-1450

Composition, Electronic Music

Education: M.M.,University of North Texas

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John F. Strauss
Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 177
Phone: 563-387-1210

Piano

Education: D.M.A., Piano, University of Texas at Austin; M.M., Piano, State University of New York at Stony Brook; B.A., Music and English Literature, Oberlin College

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Virginia Strauss
Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 162
Phone: 563-387-1266

Violin, advanced ear training

Education: D.M.A., Violin, University of Texas at Austin; M.M., Violin, State University of New York at Stony Brook; B.A., Music, University of California at Berkeley

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Jon Struve
Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: Koren 207
Phone: 563-387-2137

Voice

Education: M.M., Northwestern University

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Kylie Toomer
Alumni Guest Lecturer in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 186
Phone: 563-387-1209

Voice

Education: MM in Vocal Performance, University of North Texas    

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Tarn Travers
Office: Former Faculty
Phone: Former Faculty

Violin, string methods

Education: M.M, Cleveland Institute of Music

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Andrew Wannigman
Alumni Guest Lecturer in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 187
Phone: 563-387-1215

Voice

Education: M.M., New England Conservatory 

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Marjorie Wharton
Associate Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 172
Phone: 563-387-1364

Piano, class piano, French

Education: D.M.A. University of Iowa; M.A., French, Tulane University; B.A., French and Music, Luther College

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Andrew Whitfield
Associate Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 165
Phone: 563-387-1764

Voice, opera

Education: D.M.A., Vocal Performance, Louisiana State University; M.M., Vocal Performance, Wichita State University; B.M., Vocal Performance, Butler University

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Benjamin Yates
Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 121 (fall), Jenson-Noble 166 (spring)
Phone: 563-387-1179

Low Brass lessons, Tuba/Euphonium Choir, Trombone Choir, Faculty Brass Quintet

Education: M.M., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; B.A., Luther College

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