Contact Us

Music Department Staff

Sandra Lien portrait
Administrative Assistant

Office: Jenson-Noble 200A

Phone: 563-387-1462


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Piano Technician

Office: JN 189

Phone: 563-387-1204


Music Outreach & Marketing

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Director of Music Outreach and Marketing

Office: Jenson-Noble 208

Phone: 563-387-1267


Susan serves as production manager and budget director for Christmas at Luther, tour planner and manager for the six music ensembles that tour annually, and is a liaison to the music department and wider campus through membership in various committees.
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Associate Director of Music Outreach and Marketing and Dorian Coordinator

Office: Jenson-Noble 205B

Phone: 563-387-1389


Ella serves as the coordinator for all of the prospective student Dorian music festivals throughout the academic year, as well as the two weeks of middle school and high school summer music camp in June of each year.

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Coordinator of Music Outreach and Marketing

Office: Jenson-Noble 205A

Phone: 563-387-1737


Nicholas oversees all music department related social media accounts, manages music licensing for YouTube and other platforms, and organizes advertisements placed in conference programs. He also over sees a few student workers who help with the above.

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Digital Media Producer

Office: JN 203

Phone: 563-387-2068


Brian is responsible for: recording and streaming student recitals and faculty recitals; providing support for performances and other events in the Noble Recital Hall as well as music department events throughout campus; producing audio and visual media to help showcase the abundance of talent found within the Luther College Music Department; and lastly,  overseeing student-workers who assist with all of the above.