Faculty by Area


Rebecca Boehm Shaffer, horn
John Cord, trumpet
Michael Smith, low brass

Composition/Music Theory/Ear Training

Heather Armstrong, music theory
Jason Britton, music theory, ear training
Kacy Clopton
, Intro. to Musical Styles
Brooke Joyce, Composer-In-Residence, music theory, ear training
Miko Kominami, music theory, ear training
Adrianna Tam, music theory


Daniel Baldwin, orchestra
Andrew Last, choral
Spencer Martin, orchestra
Cory Near, instrumental


Daniel Baldwin, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra
Rebecca Boehm Shaffer, Brass Ensembles
John Cord, Brass Ensembles
Juan Tony Guzman, Jazz Band, Jazz Orchestra
Andrew Last, Nordic Choir
Spencer Martin, Philharmonia
Cory Near, Concert Band, Symphonic Band
Greg Peterson, Luther Ringers
Mark Potvin, Cathedral Choir, Norskkor
Michael Smith, Brass Ensembles
Adrianna Tam, Collegiate Chorale, Aurora

Jazz Studies

Juan Tony Guzman, Director of Jazz Studies, vocal jazz, history of jazz
Lynne Postudensek Hart, jazz saxophone, jazz improv
Matthew Luke Sanders, jazz guitar and electric bass


John Strauss, Coordinator of Keyboard, piano
Xiao Hu, piano
Du Huang, piano
Miko Kominami, piano
Gregory Peterson, organ
Kathy Reed
, harpsichord
Nicholas Shaneyfelt, collaborative pianist
Corey Silberstein, staff collaborative pianist

Music Education

Jill Wilson, Coordinator of Music Education
Heather Armstrong, double reeds methods
Andi Beckendorf, string methods
Rebecca Boehm Shaffer, brass methods
Michael Chesher, woodwinds methods
Kacy Clopton, string methods
John Cord, brass methods
Ryan Frost, percussion methods
Juan Tony Guzman, orchestra methods
Carol Hester, woodwinds methods
Igor Kalnin, string methods
Cory Near, marching band methods
Mark Potvin, choral methods
Michael Smith, brass methods
Andrew Whitfield, vocal pedagogy

Music History

Melanie Batoff
Gregory Peterson


Ryan Frost


Andi Beckendorf, double bass, music librarianship
Rachel Brandwein, harp
Kacy Clopton, cello
Igor Kalnin, violin
Spencer Martin, viola
Matthew Luke Sanders, guitar and electric bass

Voice and Opera

Beth Ray, Coordinator of Voice, voice, opera, diction for singers
Andrew Whitfield, Coordinator of Opera, voice, opera
Ed Andereck, voice, opera, vocal literature
Emily Dirks, voice
Deborah Gover, voice, opera
Carla Hanson, voice, opera
Carol Kreuscher, voice, opera
Jill Phillips, voice
Lynne Rothrock, voice
Nicholas Shaneyfelt, voice, opera
Rachel Storlie, voice, opera
Jonathon Struve, voice, opera


Heather Armstrong, oboe
Micheal Chesher, clarinet, saxophone
Thea Groth, bassoon
Carol Hester, flute
Lynne Postudensek Hart, clarinet, saxophone