Faculty

Jon Ailabouni

Adjunct Faculty in Music

Jazz Band and 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

Coordinator of Voice, voice, vocal literature, opera

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

Oboe, theory, double reed 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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Daniel Baldwin

Professor of Music

Department Head, Director of Orchestral Activities, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, conducting

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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Melanie Batoff

Assistant Professor of Music

Music history, Coordinator for Senior Projects in Music

Education: Ph.D. in Musicology, University of Michigan; M.A. in Musicology, University of Western Ontario; B.Mus., Queen's University

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Kat Beane Hanson

Adjunct Faculty in Music

Voice, music history

Andrea Beckendorf

Associate Professor in Library and Information Studies

Music liaison librarian, Double Bass, music library internships

Philip Borter

Assistant Professor of Music

Cello, string methods, conducting

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Rachel Brandwein

Adjunct Faculty in Music

Harp

Education: D.M.A., Stony Brook University; M.M., The Julliard School; B.M., University of Michigan

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Jason Britton

Assistant Professor of Music

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

Theory, ear training

Michael Chesher

Associate Professor of Music

Clarinet, 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

Trumpet, brass methods, brass chamber groups

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 M. de Albuquerque

Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music

Director of Bands, Concert Band, Wind & Percussion Ensemble, Varsity Band

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

Theory, ear training, music history

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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Michael Geary

Adjunct Faculty in Music

Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, percussion methods

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

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Deborah Gover

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Voice, opera

Juan Tony Guzman

Professor of Music

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

Instructor in Music

Voice, opera

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

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Peter Hart

Adjunct Faculty in Music

Saxophone

Carol Hester

Professor of Music

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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Xiao Hu

Associate Professor of Music

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

Professor of Music

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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Brooke Joyce

Associate Professor of Music and Composer-In-Residence

Composer-in-Residence, theory, ear training, composition, electronic music

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

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Igor Kalnin

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Violin, string methods

Education: D.M.A., Michigan State University; Artist Diploma, Yale University; Graduate Diploma, Glinka State Conservatory; B.M. Balakirev Music College

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Brian Knox

Keyboard Technician

Miko Kominami

Instructor in Music

Theory, class piano, piano

Education: M.M., The Juilliard School; B.M., The Juilliard School

Learn more about Miko Kominami

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Carol Kreuscher

Adjunct Faculty in Music

Voice, opera

Andrew Last

Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music

Director of Choral Activities, Nordic Choir, conducting, Artistic Director of Christmas at Luther, Dorian Music Camp Director

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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Peter Lingen

Teaching Associate in Music

Guitar, lute, class guitar

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Linda Martin

Instructor in Music

Theory, ear training, music education

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

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Spencer Martin

Professor of Music

Coordinator of Strings, viola, Philharmonia, Collegium Musicum

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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Tara Meade

Adjunct Faculty in Music

Flute

Education: M.M., Flute Performance, University of Northern Iowa; B.A., Flute Performance and Music Education, Luther College

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Evan Mitchell

Alumni Guest Lecturer in Music

Voice

Robert Morton

Adjunct Faculty in Music

Gary Moss

Adjunct Faculty in Music

Voice

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

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Gregory Peterson

Professor of Music and College Organist

College Organist, organ, church music, Luther Ringers

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

Saxophone, clarinet

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

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Mark Potvin

Visiting Instructor in Music

Norsemen, Cathedral Choir, conducting, choral methods

Education: Final coursework stage toward D.M.A., Music Education, Boston University; M.M., St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN); B.A., Luther College


Beth Ray Westlund

Associate Professor of Music

Associate Department Head, 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

Piano, harpsichord, Collegium Musicum, ear training [Nottingham '17-18, Co-Director]

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

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Jennaya J. Robison

Assistant Professor of Music

Aurora, Collegiate Chorale, choral conducting, vocal pedagogy

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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Rebecca Boehm Shaffer

Adjunct Faculty in Music

Horn, ear training, brass methods

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

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Nicholas Shaneyfelt

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Vocal coach, collaborative arts, vocal and instrumental accompanying

Education: B.A. Music, B.S. Computer Science, University of Notre Dame; M.M., University of Massachusetts-Amherst; D.M.A., University of Michigan

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Michael Smith

Associate Professor of Music

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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Rachel Storlie

Alumni Guest Lecturer in Music

John F. Strauss

Professor of Music

Coordinator of Keyboard, 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

Learn more about John F. Strauss

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Virginia Strauss

Professor of Music

Violin, 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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Jonathon Struve

Adjunct Faculty in Music

Voice, opera

Education: D.M.A., Vocal Literature, The University of Iowa; M.M., Northwestern University; B.A., Luther College

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Andrew Whitfield

Associate Professor of Music

Coordinator of Opera, 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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Jill Wilson

Asst. Prof. of Education and Coordinator for Music Education

Cantorei, clinical experiences in Music Education, Elementary general music methods, Middle school general music methods, Music Education curriculum and strategies, Music Education internship, advisor for the Future Music Educators Association (FMEA)

Education: D.M.A., Music Education, Boston University; M.M.E., Music Education, University of Northern Iowa; B.M., Music Education, St. Olaf College

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