Faculty

Jon Ailabouni

Adjunct Faculty in Music

Jazz 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

Coordinator of Voice/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

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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Daniel Baldwin

Professor of Music

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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Melanie Batoff

Assistant Professor of 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

Philip Borter

Assistant Professor of Music

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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Michael Chesher

Associate Professor of Music

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

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 M. de Albuquerque

Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music

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

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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Michael Geary

Adjunct Faculty in Music

Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, percussion techniques

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

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Deborah Gover

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

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

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

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Peter Hart

Adjunct Faculty in Music

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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Ann Howard Jones

Visiting Professor of Music

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

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

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

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Miko Kominami

Instructor in Music

Piano, Class Piano and Theory

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

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Carol Kreuscher

Adjunct Faculty in Music

Andrew Last

Assistant Professor of Music

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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Peter Lingen

Teaching Associate in Music

Guitar, lute, class guitar

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Linda Martin

Instructor in Music

Voice, music theory

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

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Spencer Martin

Professor of Music

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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Tara Meade

Adjunct Faculty in Music

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

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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

Associate Professor of Music and College Organist

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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Jill Phillips

Alumni Guest Lecturer in Music

Applied Voice Lessons and Fall Opera Scenes

Education: M.M., University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music; B.A., Luther College

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Lynne Postudensek Hart

Adjunct Faculty in Music

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

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, music history

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

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Jennaya J. Robison

Assistant Professor of Music

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

Visiting Instructor in Music

Education: M.S.M. Organ Performance; Emory University; B.A., Luther College

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Rebecca Boehm Shaffer

Adjunct Faculty in Music

Horn, brass methods

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

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Nicholas Shaneyfelt

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

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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Chad Sonka

Alumni Guest Lecturer in Music

Voice, Introduction to Opera Performance

Education: M.M., Manhattan School of Music; B.A., Music, Luther College

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John F. Strauss

Professor of Music

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

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

Voice

Education: M.M., Northwestern University; B.A., Luther College

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Michael Van Ryn

Adjunct Faculty in Music

Andrew Whitfield

Associate Professor of Music

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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Benjamin Yates

Adjunct Faculty in Music

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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