Faculty & Staff

Administrative Staff

Ayden Adler Dean of the School of Music

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Dr. Ayden Adler was appointed dean of the School of Music at DePauw University in 2016. With degrees from Princeton University (A.B.), the Juilliard School (M.M.), and the Eastman School of Music (M.A., D.M.A., Ph.D.), her professional background and experience encompasses music performance, scholarship, teaching, and administrative positions at some of the nation’s most esteemed music institutions. Her students teach at top universities and perform in major ensembles.

In her previous role as dean of the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, Dr. Adler redesigned the academic program to address 21st-century needs of music students by providing high-level training in audience engagement, community engagement, and digital engagement, musician health and wellness, entrepreneurship, and leadership development. She also oversaw the creation of NWS’s multi-million dollar digital arm, MUSAIC (www.musaic.nws.edu). This 24/7 online resource shares the insight, artistry, and instruction of leading classical musicians with a global community of musicians and classical music aficionados. Launched in the fall of 2014, MUSAIC has been viewed by over 500,000 music students of all ages and their teachers worldwide.

Before working in higher education administration, Dr. Adler served as Executive Director of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in New York City. As the public face of this fiercely democratic organization where musicians work collaboratively to make artistic decisions, she provided direction and leadership towards the achievement of Orpheus’ artistic and administrative goals. During her tenure, she raised over $9M through individual, corporate, foundation, and government gifts and grants. With support from the Mellon Foundation, she expanded the Orpheus Institute, through which Orpheus musicians mentor the next generation of musicians and business leaders in shared leadership, entrepreneurship, and communication. Dr. Adler has also served as Director of Education and Community Partnerships for the Philadelphia Orchestra and as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Director for Learning Development.

As an orchestral musician, Dr. Adler performed in many countries under esteemed conductors, including Loren Maazel, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Alan Gilbert. She served as a member of the horn sections of the Jerusalem Symphony and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for over a decade. As a chamber musician, she performed with Christoph Eschenbach, Ricardo Morales, Klaus Thunemann, and Mark Inouye, among others. She has recorded for the Harmonia Mundi label and is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy Awards).

While in Rochester, Dr. Adler taught horn, natural horn, music history, and arts leadership at the Eastman School of Music. Her academic research focuses on the history of orchestral institutions and the role of classical music in society. As a thought-leader in the field, she regularly gives presentations at national and international conferences that address issues of civic and economic relevance, diversity, entrepreneurship, and new technologies in the context of historic and current business practices at arts institutions. She is currently writing a book for the University of Illinois Press entitled, “Classical Music for People Who Hate Classical Music”: Serge Koussevitzky, Arthur Fielder, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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Caroline Jetton Associate Dean for Academics and Advising; Director of Music Teacher Education

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Caroline Jetton received her B.M.E from Murray State University, M.M. from the University of Memphis, and Ed.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At UIUC, she was the recipient of the Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Doctoral Fellowship in Music Education. Prior to her appointment at DePauw, Jetton was an Orff Music Specialist with Memphis City Schools, working with students in grades K-6. Jetton has been a presenter at state and national conferences on topics such as diverse learners and children’s literature. She has also presented sessions for pre-service music educators. She is the Chair of the Indiana Society of Music Teacher Education (ISMTE), a member of the Curriculum ASPA of the Society of Music Teacher Education (SMTE), the North Central Division Chair of the Society for Research in Music Education (SRME) Music Teacher Education SRIG, and a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

At DePauw, Jetton serves as Associate Dean of Academics and Advising for the School of Music and Director of Music Teacher Education; her teaching responsibilities are in the area of music education: elementary and secondary general music, early childhood, diverse needs, foundations of music education, field experience, and student teaching supervision.

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Steven R. Linville Music Operations Manager

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A 2006 graduate of the DePauw School of Music, Steven Linville received his Master of Music degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.  He has performed in a variety of roles, including Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in the world premiere of Bernard Rands' opera Vincent, Mayor Upfold in Albert Herring, and the tenor role in the Midwest premiere of Scott Perkins's Charon. He has performed in a variety of musicals, including The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Bazzard), Sweeney Todd (Pirelli), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Barfée). As a concert soloist he has performed works including Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, and has performed Shakespearean works such as Twelfth Night (Sir Toby Belch) and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). Steven has also served as a director, musical director, and vocal coach, working on productions such as Bat Boy: The Musical, Our Town, Venus, Urinetown: The Musical, The Who’s: Tommy, Children of Eden, Into the Woods, Parade, and Spamalot. Previously a member of the Indianapolis Opera Chorus, he now serves as executive producer for Intimate Opera of Indianapolis, works with Classical Music Indy, performs and directs with Buck Creek Players, and maintains a private voice and acting studio.

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Mark Rabideau Director, 21st-Century Musician Initiative

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Mark Rabideau is a cultural entrepreneur, busy re-imagining how we must prepare musicians to thrive within the shifting marketplace and cultural landscape of the contemporary moment. Mark's entrepreneurial spirit has led to serving as producer/host of Live from Smoke (NYC); founder and executive/artistic director for Artists Now (Highland Park, NJ); producer of Worlds End, an original work with the American Repertory Ballet; and founder of Art in Unlikely Places, a project fueled by the belief that art’s transformative powers must be made accessible to the underserved. Mark’s bravest moments were spent performing with "the world’s most dangerous orchestra" (Juárez, Mexico), proudest as artist/faculty for three International Trombone Festivals, and most cherished while commissioning, performing, and recording chamber music with his quartet, CTQ. A compelling arts advocate, he has served on the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium, College Music Society, and the National Association for Schools of Music. Scholarly work includes lectures at Cambridge and Brandeis Universities, membership on the editorial board of Artivate, and the post of publisher for 21CM.org. Mark’s current book project is "Why Practice? Embracing 'the joy of the struggle.' ”

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Toni Robinson Associate Director of Music Admission

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Toni Robinson is originally from Louisville, Kentucky, and attended the University of Louisville where she received a bachelor’s degree in music with a minor in political science. After completing her undergraduate studies, she obtained a law degree from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in arts administration from Indiana University. After completing her educational pursuits, Toni started her career in orchestra management and worked with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Louisville Orchestra. Before arriving at DePauw in August 2015, Toni spent approximately six years in higher education working in music and law admissions.

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Suzanne Hassler Coordinator for Music Marketing and Publications

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Prior to her appointment at DePauw, Suzanne served as the development liaison and communications director at the UT-Austin School of Music and editor-in-chief and coordinator of alumni relations and development for the University of Illinois School of Music at Urbana-Champaign. She received her B.F.A. degree from UIUC in Art+Design and master’s degree in Theatre History and Criticism with an emphasis in opera from UT-Austin, where she studied with the eminent historian Oscar G. Brockett. While undertaking graduate thesis research at the American Repertoire Theatre at Harvard University, she concurrently completed a professional internship at A.R.T. in marketing and public relations. Following graduate study, Suzanne served as producer and artistic director for The Horse I Ride Has Wings, an historical recording project featuring pianist David Garvey, longtime artistic partner to Leontyne Price. She has been recognized with an Outstanding Service Award by UT-Austin; named the National Critics Association’s Southwest Regional Winner; a City of Austin Cultural Contractor; first runner-up in the national finals of the theatre criticism competition at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Washington, D.C.; and a two-time recipient of Illinois Arts Council Grassroots Regrants. In 2010, she received a NEA Fellowship to participate in the national arts journalism program, which she completed at Columbia University in New York City under the artistic direction of cultural historian Joseph Horowitz.

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Jacob Peterman Event Coordinator, School of Music

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Jacob Peterman returns to DePauw as the School of Music Event Coordinator after holding positions with the IndyFringe Theatre, Indianapolis Children's Museum, and Indiana Repertory Theatre.  Jacob received his B.M.A. in string bass from the DePauw School of Music in 2015.  He performs in Indianapolis with various theatres and performing organizations.

Jennifer Soster Special Projects Liaison; Assistant to the Dean

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Jennifer C. Soster serves as the Special Projects Liaison and Assistant to the Dean of the DePauw University School of Music. She previously served as the Executive Director of Alumni Relations (2004-2013); Associate Director and Operations Manager for Admissions (1999-2004); Director of the Parents' Fund and Associate Director of the Annual Fund; and Assistant/Associate Director of Alumni Relations for DePauw University. Prior to joining the University staff, she worked as a child welfare caseworker for Putnam County. She is the immediate past president of the Rotary Club of Greencastle, Indiana, and serves as a member of its Board of Directors. She serves on the Hendricks Regional Health and DePauw Health Partnership team as well as the Putnam County Bicentennial Planning Committee. Past University and community service include: DePauw's 175th Anniversary Steering and the Presidential Inauguration Steering Committees; the DePauw Process Innovation Team and Business Processing Task Force; Chairperson of DePauw Sexual Misconduct Hearing Board; officer of the Jones and Deer Meadow PTOs; member, the P.I.E. Coalition Board of Directors; and member, Greencastle Civic League.

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Sheree Custis Secretary to the Faculty

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Sheree Custis joined the DePauw University School of Music staff in 2007.  She works closely with the School of Music faculty to support courses and initiatives within the School of Music.

Kristin Champa Director of Development, School of Music

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Kristin Champa currently serves as the Director of Development for the DePauw University School of Music and Executive Director of Annual Giving at DePauw. She brings 15 years of operations, fundraising and program development experience with non-profit organizations to the School of Music. Prior to returning to DePauw in 2012, Kristin worked in the office of the executive and artistic director of Carnegie Hall, and in 2001, became the Assistant Director of Midori & Friends, a music education outreach organization founded by the violinist Midori. As a development consultant for the arts she has a proven track record of securing funding on local, state and national levels.

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Chris Flegal Manager of Music on the Square

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A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Chris Flegal earned a B.S. degree in music business and a minor in music from Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois. Upon graduation, Flegal moved to Nashville, Tennessee, for an internship in arts administration at the Nashville Symphony. Shadowing then Vice President Mark Blakeman, Flegal developed an interest in arts administration and a deeper love for orchestral music. After completion of the internship, he moved back to Harrisburg to be involved in the growing art scene. It was there that he created Top Hat Artist Agency, LLC, which would provide management, booking, and consultation services to regional and national performing artists. With a focus on working with musicians who display hard work, creative songwriting, and courageous music making, Flegal helped guide the artist’s passion into marketable business plans. As a performing musician himself, Flegal has been privileged to participate in a wide variety of musical projects.

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Woodwinds

Anne B. Reynolds Flute

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Anne Reynolds is the principal flutist of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, a solo recitalist and chamber musician. She has also performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra. An active freelance musician, she plays in orchestras for Broadway touring shows and is also a studio musician. She is a graduate of Indiana University and has studied with William Kincaid and James Pellerite. Appointed 1971.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Flute | Flute Choir

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Randy Salman Clarinet | Woodwind Area Coordinator

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Randy Salman is principal clarinetist with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra and has worked professionally with the Indianapolis Symphony and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestras, David Baker, Gunther Schuller, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, and many others. Professor Salman is the Jazz Editor for The Clarinet Journal where he contributes CD reviews and articles on a regular basis. He has an extensive performance background which includes programs at the International Clarinet Association, Clarinetfest, University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, International Association for Jazz Education Conference, and Indiana University Clarinet Symposium. An active freelance musician, Salman performs for many famous touring ensembles and shows. He is an active studio musician on a wide variety of educational recordings for various music publishing companies. An accomplished performer of both jazz and classical music, he has been a faculty member of the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops since the late 1980s. Salman has performed, toured, and recorded extensively with both the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and Chicago Jazz Orchestra, among others. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, with additional studies in New York and Chicago. His mentors include Howard Klug, Leon Russianoff, Larry Combs, and Eli Eban. Appointed 1979.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Clarinet | Woodwind Ensemble

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Leonid Sirotkin Oboe

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As an orchestral performer, Leonid Sirotkin is a member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Des Moines Metro Opera. A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, he served for almost a decade as principal English horn with the Kirov Opera and Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater under Maestro Valery Gergiev. In the U.S., Sirotkin has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and toured with the CSO to Japan and Europe. He has also performed with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. An active chamber musician, he has appeared at numerous festivals including the Kuhmo International Chamber Music Festival, Finland; Kostamuksha Music Festival and Togliatti International Music Festival, Russia; and the Lucca Music Festival in Italy. He has also given many master classes, throughout Russia and the United States. In 2010, he was featured in performance on the American Public Media radio program Performance Today. In 2000, Professor Sirotkin published the book Orchestral Excerpts for Oboe and English Horn from Operas and Ballets by Tchaikovsky. He studied under Dr. Valery Sobolev and Dr. Mark Ostoich.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Oboe | Reed Making

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Scotty Stepp Saxophone

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During 2001-2003 Scotty Stepp was granted a Fulbright Fellowship and a Harriet Hale Wooley scholarship to study in Paris, France, under the direction of acclaimed saxophonist Jean-Yves Fourmeau. Stepp has performed throughout the United States, Europe and China. Most notable are performances at the United States Embassy in Paris, France; selected performer at the German-American Fulbright Program’s 50th anniversary conference in Berlin, Germany; and performances in Greece, Cyprus and Italy. A proponent of new music, Stepp regularly commissions and performs compositions both as a soloist and member of the Solaire Quartet. He was recently selected as the Indiana representative to the Global Première Consortium Commissioning Project. Other saxophone experiences include first prize winner at the 1998 National Saxophone Competition of the North American Saxophone Alliance in Evanston, Illinois; semi-finalist at the 1998 2nd International Adolphe Sax Competition in Dinant, Belgium; finalist in the 1999 Crane Festival of NEWMUSIC competition in Potsdam, New York; and prize winner as a member of the Millennium Saxophone Quartet at the Fischoff 2000 National Chamber Music Competition. He performs with several local orchestras including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Saxophone | Saxophone Ensemble | Instrument Repair

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Kara Stolle Bassoon

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Kara Stolle is principal bassoonist with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. An active recording studio and chamber ensemble musician, Kara has also performed as a baroque bassoonist with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and as an extra musician with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. She received her bachelor’s degree in music performance from Butler University and her master’s degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington. Her teachers have included Homer Pence, Charles Rader and Kim Walker on modern bassoon and Michael McCraw on baroque bassoon. Appointed 2002.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Bassoon | Reed Making

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Brass

Robert Danforth Horn

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The principal horn of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Danforth has been a member of the symphony orchestras of Grand Rapids, Toledo, and Omaha, and has performed with the Detroit and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras. He has also been a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, has participated in numerous music festivals and was selected as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. Danforth received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and has studied with Dale Clevenger, Michael Hatfield, Charles Weaver, Lowell Greer and Arnold Jacobs. Appointed 1991.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Horn | Horn Ensemble

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Leonard Foy Trumpet

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In addition to DePauw University School of Music, Leonard Foy serves as artist/faculty at Birch Creek Academy and the Interlochen Arts Camp. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees and also the performer’s certificate at the Eastman School of Music. He completed extensive post-graduate study at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His trumpet teachers include Charles Gorham, Barbara Butler, Vincent DiMartino, Louis Davidson, and Stanley Friedman. His jazz instructors include David Baker, Rayburn Wright, Bill Dobbins, and Raymond Ricker.

Foy has been featured in both jazz and classical performance arts throughout the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Finland, Argentina, England, and Russia. His career includes performances with a variety of celebrity artists and extensive engagement with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Grammy Award winning Nashville Symphony Orchestra, recording and touring internationally since 1991 with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra acclaimed “the best Jazz Repertory Band in the country” (The New Yorker), and performing cornet since 2003 with the Brass Band of Battle Creek admired as the “Rolls Royce of Brass Bands” (Brass Band World). Recent featured soloist CD recordings include Smack Dab In The Middle with the Hal Leonard Jazz Orchestra conducted by John Clayton. Memorable CD recordings include Beethoven Symphony No. 7 with the Nashville Symphony; Live 3 BBBC, Music for Battle Creek, and A Christmas Festival with the Brass Band of Battle Creek; Big Band Treasures Live, Tribute to a Generation and the DVD Live at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Foy maintains active as soloist and clinician.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Trumpet | Jazz Improvisation

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James Beckel Trombone and Euphonium

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James Beckel is the principal trombonist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and is also a member of the Carmel Chamber Brass Choir. He has appeared as a soloist on many occasions, including with the Indianapolis Symphony. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University and has studied with Lewis Van Haney, Jay Friedman, Arnold Jacobs, Henry Charles Smith, and David Baker. Beckel is also a well-known composer who has written many works that have been performed by orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. His horn concerto, The Glass Bead Game, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1997, and he was one of 50 composers selected nationwide by Continental Harmony to write a new work to celebrate the Millennium. He has also composed concert works commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony and a consortium of other orchestras. Appointed 1971.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Trombone | Trombone Choir

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Orcenith Smith Tuba | Brass Area Coordinator

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The New York Times headline read, "One Who Dares to Reveal a Tuba’s Discreet Charms," when describing Orcenith Smith’s recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in October of 1997. National Public Radio’s Performance Today featured Smith on a live, nationally broadcast solo recital performance from NPR's Washington, D.C. studios in January of 1998. Smith has recorded with Dave Brubeck, Sandi Patty, and his own CD with DePauw faculty harpist, Harriet Thompson Moore. He has played with many symphony orchestras, including the major orchestras of Cincinnati and Indianapolis, and has been a soloist with orchestras in Oklahoma, Ohio, and Indiana. Winner of several solo competitions, he has also received numerous awards and has composed solo and ensemble works for tuba. Smith received a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Performance (Tuba) and Conducting (Honors Program) and a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He studied tuba with Samuel Green, Rex Conner, Albert Buswell and Harry Haines. Appointed 1974.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Tuba | Orchestration | Conducting | University Orchestra

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Percussion

Ming-Hui Kuo Percussion

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Ming-Hui Kuo studied percussion with Dr. Pei-Ching Wu and Mr. Tzong-Ching Ju and was an intern member of Ju Percussion Group from 1993 to 2002. During her time with JPG, she performed in over 500 concerts and hundreds of music-related activities. Her international appearances include performances with JPG in Taiwan, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong-Kong, Macao, Spain, Hungary, Australia, Canada, and the United States. Kuo was a co-founder of the Butterfly Percussion Quartet with Pei-Ching Wu in 1999 and the XPlorium Chamber Ensemble with Nathan Nabb in 2011. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance degree in 2012 at the University of Kentucky as a student of Jim Campbell. Prior to her appointment to the music faculty at DePauw University, Kuo was adjunct Professor of Percussion at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, from 2007 to 2014.

Examples of course taught at DePauw: Fundamentals of Theory | Music Appreciation | Percussion

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Strings

Tarn Travers Violin

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Noted for his “polished, atmospheric performances,” Tarn Travers has performed throughout the Unites States, Europe, and Japan. Equally comfortable in all different aspects of the violin repertoire, he was a prizewinner at the Heifetz Guarneri auditions in 2001, which led to a performance on the historic “ex-David” Guarneri, the favored violin of Jascha Heifetz. Travers spent three years in the New World Symphony, where he often led the orchestra as concertmaster and also appeared three times as a soloist. He is a member of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony and was Principal Second Violin of the International Beethoven Festival Orchestra in Chicago in 2012 and 2013, where he also performed chamber music live on WFMT. Recent highlights include a performance of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in Vienna’s Konzerthaus, a residency at Harvard with Ensemble Dal Niente, and performance at the Library of Congress with the same group. Currently on the faculty of DePauw University, Travers’ love of teaching has taken him to such far flung locations as Haiti and Austria, where he joined the faculty of AlpenKammerMusik in 2014 and 2015. His primary teachers include Camilla Wicks, William Preucil, Axel Strauss, and Philip Setzer.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Violin | Chamber Music

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Nicole Brockmann Viola

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Nicole M. Brockmann enjoys a multifaceted career of performance, teaching, and scholarship. She received her Bacholer of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University and her Master of Music, Artist Diploma, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Yale University. Her viola teachers include Jesse Levine, Paul Silver, and Isaias Zelkowicz. Brockmann is a four-time winner of the Yale Chamber Music Competition and has studied chamber music with members of the Tokyo, Vermeer, and Orion String Quartets and with Joan Panetti, Erick Friedman, Syoko Aki, Ransom Wilson, Ronald Roseman, Boris Berman, Gordon Gottlieb, and Nancy Allen. She has been a member of professional chamber ensembles including the Brooklyn Chamber Players, the Lumina String Quartet, and the West Virginia Piano Quartet, and has performed at venues across the country and abroad, including Merkin Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall in NYC, SUNY Stony Brook, Brooklyn College, Ohio University, Emory & Henry College, Montana State University, and the Penn Alps (MD) Summer Festival. She has taught and performed professionally at summer festivals including the Blue Mountain Festival (NJ), Point Counterpoint Chamber Music Camp (VT), and the Lumina String Quartet Summer Festival (CT), and is an alumna of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, The Quartet Program, and Encore School for Strings. Her orchestral experience includes three years as principal viola of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra (CT) under Gustav Meier, as well as extensive and varied work in the New York City metropolitan orchestral and studio recording scene. Brockmann is trained in the field of Dalcroze Eurhythmics. She holds the Dalcroze License from Carnegie Mellon University and is the immediate past president of the Dalcroze Society of America.  She is the author of From Sight to Sound: Improvisational Games for Classical Musicians, published by Indiana University Press in 2009.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Viola | Chamber Music | Musicianship
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Eric Edberg Cello | String Area Coordinator

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Classical and improvising cellist Eric Edberg has been heralded by the Washington Post for an “excellent solo performance,” and for “playing both faultless and effortless, a pleasure to observe and enjoy” by the Appleton Post-Crescent. A concert organizer, workshop leader, and drum circle facilitator committed to enlivening and connecting people through music, he is the founder and artistic director of the Greencastle (Indiana) Summer Music Festival, which has “brought the community together with friends making music for friends” since 2005. He has performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician with artists including Grammy-winning pianist/composer Fernando Otero; pianists Claude Cymerman, Taka Kigawa, and May Phang; cellist David Darling; and flutist Paul Horn. Dedicated to music as a healing force and to bringing classical music “everywhere,” Edberg has played in nursing homes, schools, hospitals, prisons and even the New York City subways. Edberg attended high school at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and also studied at Juilliard, Peabody, SUNY Stony Brook, and Florida State University. His cello teachers included Denis Brott, Bernard Greenhouse, Gary Hoffman, Stephen Kates, and Leonard Rose.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Classical Improvisation | Applied Cello | State of the Art | Improvised Chamber Music

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Peter Seymour String Bass

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Double bassist Peter Seymour has performed with many of the world’s most highly acclaimed artists and ensembles, including the Cleveland Orchestra, New World Symphony, Houston Symphony, New York City Ballet, Iris Orchestra and the Colorado Music Festival. He was the recipient of the Downbeat Magazine Award for Best Jazz Soloist and has shared the stage with such luminaries as Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove and Bobby McFerrin. He now currently performs full time with PROJECT Trio, a high energy chamber music ensemble. Since the inception of PROJECT Trio, Peter has taken on many roles, including CEO, manager, and community engagement director. He is especially passionate about education and outreach and has organized events for the Trio benefiting over 350,000 students on three continents in eleven countries and over 40 states. Peter also serves as the director of PROJECT: The Camp, a unique summer music festival founded in 2012 that focuses on modern chamber music, with an emphasis on ensemble, improvisation, composition, memorization, performance, and extended techniques. He is always active writing music for the Trio. His recent compositions include two pieces for trio and orchestra: Dr. Nick and an arrangement of Rossini’s William Tell Overture. Peter received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a master's degree in bass performance from Rice University where he was a student of Paul Ellison. He lives with his wife and daughter in Brooklyn, NY.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied String Bass

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Harriet Moore Harp and Folk Guitar

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Harriet Thompson Moore has performed solo and symphonic works with many orchestras throughout the United States, including the North Carolina, Duke University, University of North Carolina, and Indiana University symphony orchestras. She has recorded numerous CDs with DePauw and Indiana State University faculty. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Harp Performance from Indiana University, while studying with Susann McDonald. She also studied with Nancy Allen at the Aspen Music Festival and with Odette LeDentu at the Schola Cantorum in Paris. An active freelance performer, she is Principal Harpist with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra. Moore joined the School of Music faculty in 1989.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Harp | Folk Guitar

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Organ and Harpsichord

Carla Edwards Organ and Harpsichord

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Carla Edwards, Professor of Organ at DePauw University School of Music, has studied organ with Larry Smith, Delores Bruch, James Moeser, Catharine Crozier, Robert Noehren, Michael Schneider, Mary Lou Nowicki, and Warren Hutton. Edwards has performed in the United States, England, Finland, and Italy, and her performances have been broadcast on the nationally syndicated radio program Pipedreams. In the fall 2007, she was featured as a soloist with the Virginia Symphony, and in summer 2007 performed for the National Organ Historical Society Convention in Indianapolis. She appeared as a convention artist at the 1993 AGO Regional Convention in Indianapolis (IN), the 1994 National AGO convention in Dallas (TX), the 1997 AGO Regional Convention in Evansville (IN), and the 2001 AGO Regional convention in Ft. Wayne (IN); as a solo artist at the 2008 AGO National Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul (MN); and as a solo artist at the 2011 AGO Region V convention in Lexington (KY). Edwards has recorded two CDs for Calcante Recordings, Ltd., two recordings with the DePauw University Band and a CD of works for soprano and organ with Prof. Caroline Smith from DePauw University. Her 2011 solo CD (Raven Label), titled Homage, was recorded on the DePauw University Kresge Auditorium organ built by Wolff & Associées Ltée. from Laval, Quebec Canada.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Organ | Music from c. 1900 to Present

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Piano | Performance

May Phang Piano

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May Phang performs regularly as soloist and chamber musician, in venues such as the Goethe Institute in Bangkok, Tianjin Conservatory Concert Hall in China, Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, Place-des-Arts in Montreal, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington D.C., Chicago Cultural Center, Detroit Institute of Art, and at festivals such as the Singapore Festival of Arts, Montreal International Piano Festival, Karol Szymanowski Festival, Poland, and Festival de música de cámara de Aguascalientes, Mexico. A prizewinner of several competitions, Phang has performed with orchestras such as the Banff Chamber Players, Singapore Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, and has also been featured on radio and television in Canada, Singapore, and the United States. She frequently presents masterclasses and adjudicates competitions nationally and internationally. Her debut solo CD, Travels Through Time, inspired by Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, was praised as being “imaginative” and “enchanted.”

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Piano | Chamber Music

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Piano | Accompanist/Vocal Coach, Piano

Laura Brumbaugh Staff Accompanist | Vocal Coach

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Laura Brumbaugh is a vocal coach and staff accompanist at DePauw University and is on the faculty of the Savannah Voice Festival. She also serves as music director for the Centerstage Theatre Company’s summer productions in Boulder, Colorado. Brumbaugh has appeared at numerous festivals, including the Savannah Voice Festival, V.O.I.C.Experience-Sherrill Milnes and friends, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, and the Oberlin in Italy Festival. She received her Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2012. In 2010, she graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory’s double-degree program with a B.A. in Russian and East European Studies and a B.M. in Piano Performance. Her principal teachers include Margaret McDonald, Mutsumi Moteki, Monique Duphil, and James Howsmon.

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Amanda Hopson Piano | Vocal Coach | Senior Staff Accompanist | Coordinator of Keyboard Studies

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Amanda Hopson is a summa cum laude graduate of Augustana College, where she earned her bachelor's degree in piano with Sharon Kleinhuizen Jensen. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees at The University of Texas at Austin, studying with Danielle Martin. Hopson began accompanying at the age of ten and has always been drawn to song accompaniment. She has performed as master class accompanist for Elly Ameling, Adam Guettel, Jake Heggie and Nathan Gunn; has concertized with former King's Singer vocalist Gabriel Crouch and famed soprano Lise Lindstrom; and in 2013, she released a Centaur Records recording with Kerry Jennings entitled In My Memory: American Songs and Song Cycles, featuring works by Libby Larsen, Tom Cipullo, Lori Laitman, and Richard Pearson Thomas. The CD was favorably reviewed, with Hopson described as, "an equally fine musician, finding the character of the various accompaniments to perfection," and the CD itself as "not to be missed." Libby Larsen chose this performance of her cycle My Antonía as the reference recording on her website. Appointed in 1998.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Class Piano | Applied Piano

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Tony Weinstein Piano | Staff Accompanist

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Tony Weinstein's principal teachers have included the eminent Luba Edlina-Dubinsky at Indiana University, Sedmara Rutstein and Haewon Song at Oberlin, and Derison Duarte at Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts. In addition to his activities as a solo recitalist, he is an avid collaborative pianist and chamber music partner. He is in demand as accompanist and vocal coach, with special emphasis on Russian lyric diction, and he performs in piano duo with his wife Karina Avanesian as well as piano-cello duo with Israeli cellist Yotam Baruch. He is currently involved, along with his sister, mezzo-soprano Yana Weinstein, in a project of performances, translations, and IPA transcriptions of the songs of Nicolai Medtner.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Piano Pedagogy | Piano Literature | Advanced Keyboard Skills

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Piano | Accompanist, Elective Piano

Natalia Rachford Part-time Piano | Part-time Staff Accompanist

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Russian born pianist Natalia Rachford started her music education at the age of seven in the music school of her native city Rostov-on-Don. She studied under Vera Klyachko, student of the famous Russian pianist Vladimir Sofronitsky, who was a student and friend of Alexander Scriabin. During this time Natalia participated successfully in several competitions, and at the age of thirteen performed the Grieg piano concerto with the Rostov Philharmonic Symphony orchestra. At sixteen she became a student at the Music College at Moscow Conservatory. While in Moscow, she performed recitals in numerous concert halls as a solo and chamber music performer, and later graduated with honors in piano performance and pedagogy from the Moscow Music Academy.  In 1989, she received honorable mention at the All-Russian Instrumentalist Competition held in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). She also performed as soloist and chamber musician in cities throughout Russia including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov, Taganrog, and Novgorod. In 1992, she came to the United States as an exchange program specialist at Oklahoma City University. In 1993, she received honorable mention at the Bartók-Kabalevsky International Piano Competition and completed a master's degree in music in 1995.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Class Piano | Applied Piano

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Nicholas Reynolds Part-time Piano | Part-time Staff Accompanist

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In addition to the DePauw University School of Music, Nicholas Reynolds is on faculty at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan and the Austin Chamber Music Center in Texas. Reynolds has performed in the United States, Austria, Germany, and Russia, and is a prizewinner at the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, the San Francisco Young Artist Competition, and the Sidney Wright Piano Accompanying Competition. He has presented his research at international and regional College Music Society conferences, and performed with Grammy-winning violinist Mark O’Connor. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Reynolds received his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and a Graduate Certificate in Arts and Cultural Management and Entrepreneurship from The University of Texas at Austin. He completed his Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he was awarded the Piano Department Award, and obtained his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. His primary teachers include Anton Nel, Mack McCray, Paul Barnes, and Shirley Brendlinger.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Beginning Class Piano | Applied Piano

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Piano | Elective Piano

Maureen Carkeek Part-time Piano

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Maureen Carkeek received her degrees from DePauw University as an organ major and a SMM from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She held positions at St. George's Episcopal Chapel and the Dutch Reformed Church in Jersey City. Upon returning to DePauw, she taught organ and piano. She served as organist and choirmaster at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and as assistant organist at Gobin Methodist Church where she conducted a children's choir, which also participated in oratorio and opera performances at DePauw. In 1971, she started extensive piano study with Natasha Magg and now teaches piano exclusively. She and her husband traveled in Europe frequently to study historic organs in Germany, the Netherlands, France and Italy. They were directors of two Freiberg, Germany DePauw student programs and also programs in Vienna and Budapest (where she taught piano). Carkeek has served as adjudicator for IMTA and MTNA and many of her students have won awards and competition including the ISO Young Musicians Contest. After writing and sending a tape of her 10-year-old student to the White House (during the Clinton Administration) about concert possibilities for talented young artists playing there, she was called to send two students for the yearly Christmas party. She has published Three Short Carols with H.W. Gray Co. and is currently working on an album for young piano students.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Piano

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Voice

Pamela Coburn Soprano

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Pamela Coburn, lyric soprano, studied voice at DePauw University, the Eastman School of Music and the American Opera Center of the Juilliard School, and studied German Lieder with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. Her international career in opera, oratorio and recital has taken her to the world’s most renowned opera houses and concert halls and has led her back to her alma mater as the James B. Stewart Distinguished Visiting Professor of Music. Among the most prominent conductors Coburn has worked with are Carlos Kleiber, Sir Colin Davis, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Carlo Maria Giulini, Lorin Maazel, Christoph von Eschenbach, Riccardo Muti, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir Georg Solti, Guiseppe Sinopoli, Helmuth Rilling, Erich Leinsdorf, James Conlon, Bernhard Haitink Christian Thielemann, Charles Dutoit, Ken Nagano and Isaac Karabichevsky. Her exceptionally wide opera repertory ranges from the works of Monteverdi to Penderecki. Especially worth mentioning are the roles of the Countess in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni; Cleopatra in Händel’s Giulio Cesare and Nitocris in Belshazzar; Alice in Verdi’s Falstaff; Strauss's Arabella, the Countess in Capriccio and the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier; Ellen Orford in Britten’s Peter Grimes; Freia in Wagner’s Das Rheingold, as well as Queen Rosamunde in Penderecki’s Ubu Rex and the widow in the Merry Widow. Her concert repertory includes nearly all the works of the respective musical literature starting from Bach (Passions, Cantatas) through Beethoven (e.g. Missa Solemnis, Ninth Symphony), Schumann (e.g. Paradise and Peri), Mahler (symphonies), Britten (War Requiem) to Szymanowsky (Stabat Mater) and contemporary works (e.g., Udo Zimmermann).

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Voice

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Kerry Jennings Tenor

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Tenor Kerry Lee Jennings enjoys a career that encompasses opera, oratorio, recital, and chamber works. On the operatic stage, performance highlights include over forty lead and supporting roles comprised of early, standard and contemporary repertoire, recently singing the role of Ernesto in Sankt Anton, Austria. His recording with pianist Amanda Hopson, In My Memory: American Songs and Song Cycles, was released by Centaur Records in 2013 and has been met with acclaim from both the composers and critics alike. The recording features works by Libby Larsen, Tom Cipullo, Lori Laitman, and Richard Pearson Thomas. Libby Larsen has called Kerry’s recording of her cycle My Àntonia “the definitive reference performance for future performances.” Jennings was also a District Winner and Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Jennings's students are regularly winners at the state and regional levels of the Student NATS Auditions. They have also won awards from the Metropolitan National Council, Classical Singer, the Orpheus Competition and others. He is also a respected clinician and adjudicator, having judged competitions such as Classical Singer and NATSAA.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Voice | Diction for Singers | Performing Opera

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Thomas King Vocal Literature and Diction

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Thomas King, tenor, is Professor Emeritus of Voice at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. He sang professionally in Germany for five years, performing over 400 times on various opera house stages. Dr. King taught at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria for 25 years and was the Artistic Director for seven years, retiring in 2010. He has been a Visiting Professor of Voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and in 2015 joined the music faculty of DePauw University.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Vocal Literature I and II | Diction for Singers

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Steven R. Linville Opera and Musical Theatre Scenes

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A 2006 graduate of the DePauw School of Music, Steven Linville received his Master of Music degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.  He has been featured in a variety of operatic roles, including Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in the world premiere of Bernard Rands' Vincent, Mayor Upfold in Albert Herring, and the tenor role in the Midwest premiere of Scott Perkins's Charon. His musical theatre credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Bazzard), Sweeney Todd (Pirelli), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Barfée), and he has also appeared in such dramatic and comedic productions as Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (Sir Toby Belch) and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). As a concert soloist, Linville has been featured in performances of Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. Among his credits as a stage director, music director and vocal coach are such works as Bat Boy: The Musical, Our Town, Venus, Urinetown: The Musical, The Who’s: Tommy, Children of Eden, Into the Woods, Parade, and Spamalot. Previously a member of the Indianapolis Opera Chorus, he now serves as executive producer for Intimate Opera of Indianapolis, works with Classical Music Indy, performs and directs with Buck Creek Players, and maintains a private voice and acting studio.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Performing Musical Theatre | Performing Opera | Character Development for Singers

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Barbara Paré Soprano

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Barbara Paré has extensive singing experience in opera, oratorio, and recital repertoire. She has sung with nationally known opera companies and orchestras and recorded Bernard Gilmore's Five Folksongs for Soprano and Band, for the Klavier Label, with the Cincinnati Wind Symphony under the direction of Eugene Migliaro Corporon. She is also an adjudicator and clinician for the Indiana State School of Music Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing, and Indiana Music Teachers Association. An active member of the Greencastle community, Paré teaches voice in the DePauw Community Music Program to students ranging in age from 16 to 60, is Director of Music at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, and is a regular performer in the Greencastle Summer Music Series.

Example of classes taught at DePauw: Class Voice | Applied Voice

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Caroline B. Smith Mezzo-soprano | Voice Area Coordinator

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Caroline B. Smith is an active recitalist, master class clinician (8 Classical Singer National Conventions, IAA, NATS, Kentucky Governor's School, and throughout the United States) and adjudicator (Classical Singer Nationals/Regionals, NATS, MTNA, NSAL ISSMA, Prelude, Overture). As one of twelve invited professors, she adjudicated and gave master classes at Beijing’s Conservatory for Classical Singer’s Inaugural International Vocal 2015 Competition/Master Class Series. Having performed on NPR and PBS with extensive operatic and chamber music experience, her highlighted recent performances include Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Corigliano’s Fern Hill, Libby Larsen’s Eleanor Roosevelt, Chen Yi’s Meditation, George Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children, Debussy's La Damoiselle Élue, Tania León's Oh Yemanja, Kapilow’s Green Eggs and Ham – a Midwest Première. Her students win many scholarships to major schools such as Rice, University of Maryland Opera Studio, New England Conservatory, Peabody, Indiana University, Florida State University, Eastman, BU, BoCo, CCM, San Francisco Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, Roosevelt, University of Michigan, Manhattan, Northwestern, and NYU. They also have won/placed in national competitions such as MET Regional Auditions; Orpheus; Charles A. Lynam; NOA; MTNA State, Regional and National; FAVA Grand Concours de France; Dayton Opera; Harold Haugh National Comp; NSAL; and NATS.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Voice | Diction for Singers (Italian, English, French and German)

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Jazz Studies

Leonard Foy Trumpet

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In addition to DePauw University School of Music, Leonard Foy serves as artist/faculty at Birch Creek Academy and the Interlochen Arts Camp. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees and also the performer’s certificate at the Eastman School of Music. He completed extensive post-graduate study at the Indiana University School of Music. His trumpet teachers include Charles Gorham, Barbara Butler, Vincent DiMartino, Louis Davidson, and Stanley Friedman. His jazz instructors include David Baker, Rayburn Wright, Bill Dobbins, and Raymond Ricker.

Foy has been featured in both jazz and classical performance arts throughout the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Finland, Argentina, England, and Russia. His career includes performances with a variety of celebrity artists and extensive engagement with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Grammy Award winning Nashville Symphony Orchestra, recording and touring internationally since 1991 with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra acclaimed “the best Jazz Repertory Band in the country” (The New Yorker), and performing cornet since 2003 with the Brass Band of Battle Creek admired as the “Rolls Royce of Brass Bands” (Brass Band World). Recent featured soloist CD recordings include Smack Dab In The Middle with the Hal Leonard Jazz Orchestra conducted by John Clayton. Memorable CD recordings include Beethoven Symphony No. 7 with the Nashville Symphony; Live 3 BBBC, Music for Battle Creek, and A Christmas Festival with the Brass Band of Battle Creek; Big Band Treasures Live, Tribute to a Generation and the DVD Live at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Foy maintains active as soloist and clinician.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Trumpet | Jazz Improvisation

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Steven Snyder Jazz Piano

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Steven Snyder is a pianist and organist who maintains an active playing schedule locally, nationally and internationally. Snyder was selected as one of 66 pianists from all over the world to compete in the Martial Solal International Jazz Piano Competition, which was held in Paris, France, in October 2002. He has performed in France, Portugal, Brazil, Sweden, Taiwan, throughout the U.S. and Canada. Performance credits include having played with artists such as Randy Brecker, Jerry Bergonzi, Victor Goines, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., Dick Sisto, Eric Alexander, Brad Goode, Robben Ford, Chris Maresh, and many others. The Austin Chronicle has called his work “superb.” Seemagazine.com says, “incredible solos … particularly from the not-so-surprisingly sensational Steven Snyder.” gapplegatemusicreview.blogspot notes that his work “goes beyond the Jimmie Smith, et al, mode into a post-middle-period-Larry-Young sort of feel.” Noted organ impresario Pete Fallico says Snyder can “get around those keyboards nicely and solo magnificently at both at slow and quick tempos.” He has contributed articles to the Teaching Music Through Performance series, and JazzEd magazine, as well as presented clinics nationally and internationally.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Jazz Piano | Jazz Ensemble | Jazz Combos

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Sandy Williams Jazz Guitar

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Sandy Williams has been a fixture on the Indiana music scene for several decades. His live performance credits span performing with Idina Menzel, John Waters, Liza Mennelli, Marvin Hamlisch, alt-country rocker Steve Earle, Michael Feinstein’s live PBS special, the Steve Allee Big Band, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. He has performed in the pit orchestra for a number of touring Broadway shows, including, The Lion King, Chicago, and Legally Blonde. As a studio musician his credits include The Rounder Records box-set (with Carrie Newcomer), jazz arranger John Clayton, John Mellencamp’s movie soundtrack Falling From Grace (with Larry Crane), Hal Leonard publications’ Essential Elements series, hundreds of jingles, and gospel singers Sandi Patti and Bill Gaither. He is the author of Live Sound For Guitar (pub. Cengage Learning) and technical editor for many of the Guitar for Dummies series. In November 2014, he performed four concerts in Guangzhou, China, with jazz pianist Steve Allee. He has been on the faculty of the DePauw School of Music since 1996.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Jazz Guitar | Jazz Improvisation

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Dance

Deborah Grammel Dance

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Under the direction of George Verdak, Deobrah Grammel has performed in the following classical ballets: Les Sylphides, Swan Lake, Raymonda, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. In conjunction with her studies at Butler University, she also trained in Michigan City, New York City, Houston, Chicago, and Miami. She has created and designed costumes for Butler, Indianapolis Ballet Theatre, and Dance Kaleidoscope. Grammel holds both a Bachelor and a Master of Arts degree in performing arts from Butler University. Appointed 1979.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Ballroom Dancing | Beginning Tap | Beginning Jazz Dance

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Core Musicianship

Matthew Balensuela Music History

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Matthew Balensuela’s books include Music Theory from Boethius to Zarlino (co-authored with David Russell Williams, Pendragon Press, 2007) and the critical edition of the Ars cantus mensurabilis mensurata per modos iuris (Nebraska, 1994). His articles and reviews on music history and theory have appeared in The New Grove Dictionary of Music, Acta Musicologica, and The Journal of Musicological Research. His research on jazz in Indianapolis includes articles in the Journal of Jazz Studies and Fontes artis musicae. He served as the initial editor-in-chief of The Journal of Music History Pedagogy (2010–2014) and his articles on pedagogy have appeared in Vitalizing Music History Teaching (2010) and Musica Docta. His pedagogy work is detailed in Scott Dirkse, “Music History Pedagogy in the Twenty-First Century” (Ph.D. diss., University of California Santa Barbara, 2015). He has presented papers to the American Musicological Society, the College Music Society, the Medieval Academy of America, and the International Musicological Society. He earned the Duckles Award from the Music Library Association (best book-length bibliography, 2009) and he has been named an Accomplished Graduate of Bowling Green State University.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: History of Western Music | Mozart – Life, Times, and Works | Senior Seminar
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Carla Edwards Music History Topics | Music from c. 1900 to Present

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Carla Edwards, Professor of Organ at DePauw University School of Music, has studied organ with Larry Smith, Delores Bruch, James Moeser, Catharine Crozier, Robert Noehren, Michael Schneider, Mary Lou Nowicki, and Warren Hutton. Edwards has performed in the United States, England, Finland, and Italy, and her performances have been broadcast on the nationally syndicated radio program Pipedreams. In the fall 2007, she was featured as a soloist with the Virginia Symphony, and in summer 2007 performed for the National Organ Historical Society Convention in Indianapolis. She appeared as a convention artist at the 1993 AGO Regional Convention in Indianapolis (IN), the 1994 National AGO convention in Dallas (TX), the 1997 AGO Regional Convention in Evansville (IN), and the 2001 AGO Regional convention in Ft. Wayne (IN); as a solo artist at the 2008 AGO National Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul (MN); and as a solo artist at the 2011 AGO Region V convention in Lexington (KY). Edwards has recorded two CDs for Calcante Recordings, Ltd., two recordings with the DePauw University Band and a CD of works for soprano and organ with Prof. Caroline Smith from DePauw University. Her 2011 solo CD (Raven Label), titled Homage, was recorded on the DePauw University Kresge Auditorium organ built by Wolff & Associées Ltée. from Laval, Quebec Canada.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Organ | Music from c. 1900 to Present

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Elissa Harbert Music History

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Elissa Harbert is a musicologist specializing in music of the United States, focusing especially on cultural memory and historical representation in dramatic productions for stage and screen. She previously taught at Northwestern University and as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Macalester College. Harbert completed her Ph.D. in Musicology at Northwestern University with honors and was awarded the American Musicological Society’s Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship for her dissertation, “Remembering the Revolution: Music in Stage and Screen Representations of Early America During the Bicentennial Years.” Research interests include musical theater, film and TV music, Leonard Bernstein, transatlantic musical cultures of 18th- and 19th-century America, reception history, and historiography. She has presented research at numerous conferences, including the Society for American Music, Public Musicology, the British Association for American Studies, and Music and the Moving Image. Harbert graduated with a B.M., magna cum laude, in oboe performance from Lawrence University and an M.M. in oboe performance from Wichita State University, where she played second oboe with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. Appointed 2015.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: History of American Musical Theater | Nineteenth-Century Music and Culture | Senior Seminar

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Eliza Brown Theory and Musicianship | Composition

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Eliza Brown is a composer of concert music, music-theater, and opera. Her works have been performed throughout the Americas and Europe by leading interpreters of new music, including Ensemble Dal Niente, Spektral Quartet, ensemble recherche, International Contemporary Ensemble, Network for New Music, Ensemble SurPlus, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, and Wild Rumpus New Music Collective. Eliza’s music reflects her interest in the broader arts and humanities, frequently engaging musical quotation, allusions to historical styles, theatrical elements, text, and ideas drawn from history, literature, and philosophy. Her music can be heard on the Navona, ParlourTapes+, and FonoSax labels, among others.

Eliza is a dedicated teacher who enjoys helping students strengthen their creative voices and engage complex ideas with confidence. She has spent several summers on the faculty and administration of the Walden School Young Musicians Program, where she contributed to increased integration of the program’s composition and musicianship curricula. Eliza holds a B.Mus. in composition summa cum laude from University of Michigan and a D.M.A. in composition from Northwestern University. Her dissertation, A Narratological Analysis of ‘Pnima…ins Innere” by Chaya Czernowin, applies recent developments in narrative theory to the analysis of a contemporary opera. 

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Theory | Musicianship | Composition

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Scott Spiegelberg Theory and Musicianship

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Scott Spiegelberg is interested in the perception of timbre, theory pedagogy, improvisation, and popular music analysis. He is researching how much average listeners are aware of timbre, what timbral sources they can identify, and how much information about timbral sources and qualities affect music enjoyment. He continues to work on incorporating improvisation into the aural skills classroom and has begun thinking of ways to incorporate it into the theory classroom. Additionally, he is working on ways to best teach universal concepts of music, regardless of genre, so students will be prepared to focus on various genres. He continues working on incorporating more sophisticated theoretical concepts into popular music criticism. Spiegelberg holds two degrees in trumpet performance and has experience as a Baroque cornettist, with additional background in science, which he utilizes through incorporating psychology and music theory.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Psychology and Music | Theory | Musicianship

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Music Education

Caroline Jetton Director of Music Teacher Education; General Music and Vocal Music Education

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Caroline Jetton received her B.M.E from Murray State University, M.M. from the University of Memphis, and Ed.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At UIUC, she was the recipient of the Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Doctoral Fellowship in Music Education. Prior to her appointment at DePauw, Jetton was an Orff Music Specialist with Memphis City Schools, working with students in grades K-6. Jetton has been a presenter at state and national conferences on topics such as diverse learners and children’s literature. She has also presented sessions for pre-service music educators. She is the Chair of the Indiana Society of Music Teacher Education, a member of the Curriculum ASPA of the Society of Music Teacher Education, the North Central Division Chair of the Society for Research in Music Education Music Teacher Education SRIG, and a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission.

At DePauw, Jetton serves as Associate Dean of Academics and Advising for the School of Music; her teaching responsibilities are in the area of music education: elementary and secondary general music, early childhood, diverse needs, foundations of music education, field experience, and student teaching supervision.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Music in Early Childhood | Elementary General Music: Methods, Materials, and Curricula | Music for Students with Diverse Needs

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Craig Paré Instrumental Music Education

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Appointed to the School of Music faculty in 1993, Craig Paré directs the University Band as well as teaches conducting. In addition, he is a faculty advisor for the DePauw chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Under his direction, the University Band has produced nine critically acclaimed compact discs through its CD Recording Project, issued commercially on the Mark Masters label. The ensemble has been host to world-renowned composers including Joseph Schwantner, John Corigliano, Augusta Read Thomas, Libby Larsen, Roberto Sierra, and Chen Yi. Paré’s teaching at DePauw has been recognized through receipt of the John Price Durban John Distinguished Professorship, the DePauw University/United Methodist Church Exemplary Teaching Award, and the Joan Westmen Battey Distinguished Teaching Award. As a writer, he is a contributor to the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series of wind music texts. Prior to his appointment at DePauw, Dr. Paré served as Director of Bands at Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Elementary and Secondary Music Methods | University Band | Conducting I

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Ensembles

Kristina Boerger University Choir | Chamber Singers

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Kristina Boerger received her formative training from pianist Annie Sherter. She has directed the choral programs at the University of Illinois and Carroll University, also having served the Manhattan School of Music, Barnard College, and others. While directing several NYC ensembles, she premiered works by composers such as Lisa Bielawa, Matthew Harris, and David Lang; collaborated with Danspace and Dancing in the Streets; and recorded on John Zorn’s Tzadik label. The NY Times has acclaimed her groups’ presentations of early music, contemporary chamber music, opera, and oratorio. As a singer she has toured and recorded with Pomerium, The Rose Ensemble, Western Wind, and Bobby McFerrin, and also appeared at BAM in Sir Jonathan Miller’s semi-staged production of J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion. She is published by Boosey & Hawkes and has received commissions from the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus and The X24 (York, UK). She conducts the orchestra and chorus of the Madison Early Music Festival; other guest directorships include the Kalamazoo Bach Festival, the Syracuse Schola Cantorum, and Chanticleer. Her work in the '90s as founding director of AMASONG: Champaign-Urbana’s Premiere Lesbian/Feminist Chorus is the subject of a 2004 PBS documentary by Jay Rosenstein.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: University Chorus | Chamber Singers

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Craig Paré University Band

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Appointed to the School of Music faculty in 1993, Craig Paré directs the University Band as well as teaches conducting, and he serves as coordinator of the music education program, which includes teaching music education courses and supervising music student teachers. In addition, he is a faculty advisor for the DePauw chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Under his direction, the University Band has produced nine critically acclaimed compact discs through its CD Recording Project, issued commercially on the Mark Masters label. The ensemble has been host to world-renowned composers including Joseph Schwantner, John Corigliano, Augusta Read Thomas, Libby Larsen, Roberto Sierra, and Chen Yi. Paré’s teaching at DePauw has been recognized through receipt of the John Price Durban John Distinguished Professorship, the DePauw University/United Methodist Church Exemplary Teaching Award, and the Joan Westmen Battey Distinguished Teaching Award. As a writer, he is a contributor to the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series of wind music texts. Prior to his appointment at DePauw, Dr. Paré served as Director of Bands at Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Elementary and Secondary Music Methods | University Band | Conducting I

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Joachim Schamberger DePauw Opera

joachimschamberger@depauw.edu (765) 658-4542 Green Center 1017

­Joachim Schamberger works internationally as a Stage Director and Video Designer. His productions have appeared throughout the United States, Germany, Italy, France, the Czech Republic, Norway, Israel, Brazil, Japan and China. He also frequently teaches at music festivals and training programs throughout the world. A graduate of the Musikhochschule in Würzburg, and the Merola Opera Program of the San Francisco Opera, Mr. Schamberger studied digital film production and 3-D animation at the New York Film Academy. For more information please visit: www.joachimschamberger.com

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Orcenith Smith University Orchestra

osmith@depauw.edu (765) 658-4388 Green Center 1117

Named “Outstanding Professor of Music” three times at DePauw, Orcenith Smith was also the inaugural recipient of the Cassel Grubb University Professorship in Music from 1999 to 2003. He has conducted over 800 performances of orchestral, operatic, and choral/orchestral repertoire for which critical acclaim has come both here and abroad. The Chicago Tribune called Smith "a gifted conductor," able to take an orchestra to "remarkable technical and artistic heights!" In Europe, critics cited his "brilliant achievement," "perfect temperament," his "sure technique" and that his "music-making was infectious!" He has led the DePauw Chamber Symphony on domestic and international concert tours in Japan, Austria, The Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy, the Southeastern, Northeast and Midwest United States, and in performances at The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. While teaching at DePauw, he has held several other artistic posts simultaneously, including the music directorship of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, during which time that orchestra rose to national recognition being featured in articles in Musical America and Symphony magazine. In 1998, he was named American Artistic Director and to the jury of the Vienna International Youth and Music Festival (Jugend und Musik in Wien). He has conducted multiple performances of the Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Louisville Orchestra and with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, including its New Music "Music in Mind," Family Concert Series, “Side-by-Side,” and the yearly Yuletide Celebration performances. He has been the invited guest conductor for All-State High School Orchestras in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, and British Columbia in Canada, and at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. He has conducted the West Berlin Radio Orchestra, the Guildhall Orchestra and the BBC Symphony (London) in international competitions and has also conducted the Dayton Philharmonic, the Lafayette Symphony, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Springfield (OH) Symphony, the Carmel Symphony, and the Orange County (California) Philharmonic Society, many in education-oriented concerts. His opera conducting at DePauw includes full productions of such operas as Albert Herring, Le Nozze di Figaro, La Bohème, Die Fledermaus, and more.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Applied Tuba | Orchestration | Conducting | University Orchestra

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Steven Snyder Jazz Ensemble

stevensnyder@depauw.edu (765) 658-4382 Green Center 0109

Steven Snyder is a pianist and organist who maintains an active playing schedule locally, nationally and internationally. Snyder was selected as one of 66 pianists from all over the world to compete in the Martial Solal International Jazz Piano Competition, which was held in Paris, France, in October 2002. He has performed in France, Portugal, Brazil, Sweden, Taiwan, throughout the U.S. and Canada. Performance credits include having played with artists such as Randy Brecker, Jerry Bergonzi, Victor Goines, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., Dick Sisto, Eric Alexander, Brad Goode, Robben Ford, Chris Maresh, and many others. The Austin Chronicle has called his work “superb.” Seemagazine.com says, “incredible solos … particularly from the not-so-surprisingly sensational Steven Snyder.” gapplegatemusicreview.blogspot notes that his work “goes beyond the Jimmie Smith, et al, mode into a post-middle-period-Larry-Young sort of feel.” Noted organ impresario Pete Fallico says Snyder can “get around those keyboards nicely and solo magnificently at both at slow and quick tempos.” He has contributed articles to the Teaching Music Through Performance series, and JazzEd magazine, as well as presented clinics nationally and internationally.

Example of courses taught at DePauw: Jazz Piano | Jazz Ensemble | Jazz Combos

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Music Library and Technology

Matthew Champagne Recording Arts Specialist

matthewchampagne@depauw.edu (765) 658-4303 Green Center 1136

After receiving the degrees of Bachelor of Music (Louisiana State University) in composition and Master of Music (University of Louisiana) in composition and theory, Matthew Champagne engaged in further graduate study in musicology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he studied primarily experimental and electronic music of the period 1965–75. A trained bass-baritone, Matthew's performance work is divided between early and baroque music, on one hand, and twentieth-century music on the other. Prior to coming to DePauw, he spent a year teaching music technology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and administering its recording studio, and seven years as a freelance classical recording engineer, primarily in the San Francisco Bay area. Champagne's recording work focuses on the interplay of performance and space. He is interested most of all in creating natural-sounding recordings which do not assert their artificiality, but instead become transparent portals to the performances they represent. He is a voting member of the Audio Engineering Society, and his work appears in the Centaur Records catalog.

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Terry Noble Music Library Manager

tnoble@depauw.edu (765) 658-4309 Green Center 1150

Originally from the Philadelphia area, Terry Noble has lived in Greencastle since 1982. She began working at DePauw in 1986, and for the last 29 years has held several positions in the Library and Information Services department. In 2003, Noble graduated from DePauw University, summa cum laude, with majors in geography and in anthropology, and was selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa. Noble stays active musically, studying voice and as a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church choir in Greencastle. She plays Native American flutes and has performed as a soloist vocally and with the flutes.

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Veronica Pejril Coordinator of the Music Instructional Technology Center (mitc) | Part-time Instructor of Music

veronicapejril@depauw.edu (765) 658-4389 Green Center 1148

Veronica Pejril composes new and experimental music and teaches methods in contemporary music making with digital tools. An alumna of the Experimental Music Studios at the University of Illinois and the Computer Music Center at Princeton, she studied composition with Paul Lansky, Steven Mackey and Milton Babbitt. Her music has been featured in events and venues including the Midwest Electro-Music Fest and the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Pejril plays an active role in DePauw’s musical life. In 2014, she composed and performed an all-digital score for Bluebird, a programmatic modern dance production at DePauw. She was the ensemble director for DePauw’s production of The Who’s Tommy, and performs regularly on jazz piano as part of the house band for open-jams at Jazz at the Duck. An enthusiastic supporter of local musicianship, she plays an important role in Greencastle’s musical culture. She performs regionally with rock, jazz and blues groups, including The Hauskatz and War Radio. She is a summer instrumentalist at Gobin United Methodist Church and teaches piano privately to Greencastle residents. Pejril’s music is distributed digitally through iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Music.

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Duane Skoog Green Center Technical Director

gdskoog@depauw.edu (765) 658-4829 Green center 0253

After learning all the truly important things he would ever need to know growing up on a farm in Benton County, Indiana, Duane Skoog has spent the last thirty-five years sketching, designing, rendering, tweaking, building, painting, loading-in, loading-out, and repairing the scenery and lighting of various live productions. His experiences include stage, television, and industrial productions. He has taught production design and technical direction at the university level for many years. Skoog has designed over eighty theatrical stage productions for academic and professional theater companies. He also spent an accumulative six years working with Miss Universe Inc./CBS Television. Skoog began his association as Scenic Artist, progressing to Technical Stage Supervisor and culminating as Assistant Art Director to Robert Rappaport for the Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, and Miss Universe Pageants in Los Angeles. He traveled to New York City and joined the production design staff of Castrigno & Co. Ltd. in 1998. He was the Associate Designer on many large-scale corporate events and exhibits for companies such as Vanity Fair, IBM Global Golden Circle Awards, and Xerox Hall at Drupa 2000.

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