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Instructional Faculty

Blue Lake Faculty

Blue Lake annually employs over 700 faculty and staff, who work together to provide a diverse and enriching learning experience for campers.  Our primary goal is to motivate campers with two weeks of intensive instruction, sending them home with an incentive to pursue their art with new enthusiasm.  A well balanced set of values – maturity, citizenship, and appreciation of formal study – is encouraged by all faculty and staff.  Members of the faculty are required to hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and have extensive teaching experience with junior high and/or high school students.  Most of the faculty have completed their Masters and/or Doctorate degrees, and have extensive teaching/performance experience.

Faculty Departments

2019 Art Faculty

Deborah Bailey, M.Ed., Xavier University; Self-Employed Artist, Quiet Heron Studio, Tecumseh, MI
Victoria Beagle, M.A. Curriculum and Teaching, Michigan State University; Art Educator, Sand Creek Community Schools, Sand Creek, MI
Lisa Beams, B.S. Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University; Self-Employed Potter and Chair, Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center Committee, Vicksburg, MI
Alice Birney, B.S. Art Education, Central Michigan University; Self-employed, Holt, MI
Lindsey Borsvold, B.F.A., Siena Heights University; Art Teacher, Les Bois Junior High School, Boise, ID
Dr. Dorothy Brueck, PhD Counseling Education Counseling Psychology, Western Michigan University; Art Teacher, Constantine Public Schools and Psychologist, K2A Counseling, Constantine, MI
Charles Bugelli, M.Ed., Wayne State University; Art Teacher, Oak Park Schools, Oak Park, MI
Alaina Clarke, M.P.A. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Grand Valley State University; Gallery & Exhibitions Manager, Haig's of Rochester, Rochester, MI
Esther Cryderman, M.A., Grand Valley State University; Writer, Illustrator and Guest Teacher, Kentwood Public Schools, Caledonia, MI
Katherine Downie, M.F.A. Painting, Kendall College of Art and Design; Self-employed Artist, Saline, MI
Kimberly Eberstein, M.F.A. Painting, Western Michigan University; Art Teacher, Battle Creek Public Schools, Battle Creek, MI
Debra Ennis, B.A. Visual Arts Education, Eastern Michigan University; Art Teacher, Ann Arbor Open, Ann Arbor, MI
Judith Holcomb, B.F.A. Art, Siena Heights University; Education and Marketing Coordinator, Lenawee Conservation District, Adrian, MI
Stella Johnstone, B.S. Visual Arts Education, Central Michigan University; Visual Arts Teacher, Ferndale High School and Center for Advanced Studies and the Arts, Ferndale, MI
Amara Karapas, B.F.A. Art: Sculpture, Adrian College; Art Teacher, Dexter Middle School, Dexter, MI
Abigail Kemper, M.Ed., University of Minnesota; Art Teacher, Howell Public Schools, Howell, MI
Christine Kern, M.F.A. Fine Arts, University of Cincinnati; Visual Arts Teacher, Watkins Memorial High School, Etna, OH
Kyle Kieliszewski, M.A.T., Marygrove College; Visual Arts Instructor, Alpena Public Schools, Alpena, MI
Soyeon Kim, M.Ed. Educational Leadership, Calvin College; Art Teacher, Huron High School, Ann Arbor, MI
Jesse Moran, B.A. Art Education, Grand Valley State University; Office Manager and Executive Assistant, Grand Rapids, MI
Kathryn Murphy, M.A. Art of Teaching, Marygrove University; Visual Arts Educator, Leland Public Schools, Leland, MI
Gregorio Perez, B.S. Engineering and Applied Science, Western Michigan University; Studio Artist, Quiet Heron Studio, Tecumseh, MI
Salvatore Rimi, M.A. Art Education, Eastern Michigan University; Art Teacher, Lake Orion High School, Lake Orion, MI
Georgina Rutherford, B.F.A. Art, Eastern Michigan University; Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Kathryn Schmidt, B.A., Siena Heights University; Retired, Tecumseh, MI
Mary Ann Severs, M.A. Art Education, Eastern Illinois University; Art Teacher, Macomb Public Schools, Macomb, IL
Rita Shields, Self-employed potter, Comstock Park, MI
Joan Siler, M.A. Education, Western Michigan University; Art Teacher, Bronson, MI
Cassandra Smith, B.F.A. Industrial Design/Product/Crafts, College for Creative Studies; Visual Arts Educator, Ferndale High School and CASA, Ferndale, MI
Elizabeth Sweet, B.F.A., Kendall College of Art and Design
Salena Tabor, B.A. Art, Siena Heights University; Art Teacher, Huron IB High School, Ann Arbor Public Schools, Ann Arbor, MI
Zac Tedrow, Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of Michigan; Resident Artist, Studio JSD, Grand Haven, MI
Jo Woodcock, M.A. Education, St. Scholastica; Art Instructor and District Coordinator for Gifted and Talented, Chilton, WI

2019 Brass Faculty

Dr. Donald Babcock, D.M.A. Trombone Performance, Michigan State University; Professor of Music, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Dr. Robert Benton, D.M.A. Low Brass Performance, University of Michigan; Assistant Professor of Low Brass, University of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney, NE
Dr. Jon Burgess, D.M.A. Trumpet Performance, Arizona State University; Professor of Trumpet, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
Dr. Charles Calloway, D.M.A. Trumpet Performance, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Artist Affiliate of Trumpet, Berry College, Rome, GA
Dr. Paul Carlson, D.M. Tuba Performance, Indiana University; Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Dr. Andrew Cheetham, D.M.A. Music Performance, Eastman School of Music; Assistant Professor of Trumpet, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Dr. Eduardo de Farias Machado, D.M.A. Trumpet Performance, Michigan State University; Adjunct Professor of Trumpet, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI
Dr. Joshua Ganger, D.M.A. Trumpet Performance, Michigan State University; Adjunct Professor of Music, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
Dr. John Gruber, D.M.A. Music Performance, University of Michigan; Visiting Assistant Professor of Trombone, Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, OH
Dr. Matthew Haislip, D.M.A. Horn Performance, University of Missouri at Kansas City; Assistant Professor of Horn, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Katelyn Halbert, M.M. Horn Performance, The Ohio State University; Horn Instructor, Central College, Pella, IA
Dr. Andrew Harms, D.M.A. Trumpet Performance, University of Cincinnati; Freelance musician and teacher, Boston, MA
Dr. Erika Izaguirre, D.M.A. Trumpet Performance, Eastman School of Music; Private Trumpet Instructor, Everett, MA
Dr. Stephen James, D.M.A. Trumpet Performance, Michigan State University; Orchestra Director, Conway Public Schools, Conway, AR
Dr. John Kilgore, D.M. Trumpet Performance, Florida State University; Principal Trumpet, Boise Philharmonic and Instructor of Trumpet, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS  
Dr. Marc LaChance, D.M.A. Trombone Performance, University of Illinois; Associate Professor of Music, Roanoke College, Salem, VA
Dr. Alexander Lapins, D.M. Tuba Performance, Indiana University; Assistant Professor of Tuba/Euphonium, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Daniel Lewis, M.M. Trumpet Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music; Musician, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Dayton, OH
Dr. Douglas Lindsey, D.M.A. Trumpet Performance, University of Wisconsin; Assistant Professor of Trumpet, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
Dr. Jamie Lipton, D.M.A. Euphonium Performance, University of North Texas; Associate Professor of Low Brass, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
Dr. William Mann, D.M.A. Trombone Performance, University of Texas at Austin; Assistant Professor of Trombone, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Kathryn Marks, M.M. Horn Performance, Temple University; Graduate student, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Clinton McCanless, D.M.A. Tuba Performance, Michigan State University; Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Dr. Brent Shires, D.M.A. Horn Performance and Literature, University of Illinois; Associate Professor of Horn, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
Dr. Daniel Stull, D.M.A. Euphonium Performance, Michigan State University; Adjunct Professor of Tuba/Euphonium, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Dr. Timothy Thompson, D.M.A. Horn Performance, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Professor of Music, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Dr. Matthew Tropman, D.M.A. Tuba Performance, University of Michigan; Professor of Tuba and Euphonium, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ  
Dr. William Waterman, D.M.A. Tuba Performance, Michigan State University; Assistant Professor of Tuba and Assistant Director of Athletic Bands, Boise State University, Boise, ID
Dr. Stephanie Ycaza, D.M.A. Tuba Performance, Shenandoah University; Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

2019 Choir Faculty

Dr. Johnnie Bankens, D.M.A. Voice Performance, Louisiana State University; Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
Justin Bays, M.M. Vocal Performance, The San Francisco Conservatory of Music; Adjunct Faculty, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Dr. Stephanie Beinlich, D.M.A. Vocal Performance, University of South Carolina; Voice Faculty, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM
Thomas Blue, M.M. Music Education, Michigan State University; Choir Director, Rochester Adams High School and Rochester Van Hoosen Middle School, Rochester Hills, MI
Meredith Bowen, D.M.A. Choral Conducting, Michigan State University; Director of Choral Activities, Radford University, Radford, VA
Ashley Cumings, B.M.E, Wheaton College; Private voice teacher & Accompanist Northwest Community Schools, Jackson, MI
James Cumings, M.M.Ed., Central Michigan University; Choir Teacher, grades 6 - 8, NW Community Schools, Jackson, MI
Jennifer Florip, M.M., Michigan State University; Choir Accompanist, West Ottawa Public Schools and Worship Director, Spring Lake Christian Reformed Church, Grand Haven, MI
Angel Gippert, M.M. Choral Conducting, Michigan State University; Conductor and Vocal Teacher, Power Middle School and Farmington High School, Farmington, MI
Dr. Steven Hankle, Ph.D. Choral Conducting and Music Education, Florida State University; Assistant Professor of Choral Music and Music Education, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Julia Holt, M.M. Choral Conducting, Oakland University; Vocal Music Teacher, Utica Community Schools, Shelby Township, MI
Brandon Johnson, Director of Choral Activities, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Joseph Kemper, M.M. Choral Conducting, Yale University; Graduate Student, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. David Kozisek, D.M.A., University of Minnesota; Voice Faculty, Gustavus Adolphus College and MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis, MN
Leslie Mason, M.M. Vocal Performance, Bowling Green State University; Voice Instructor and Freelance Opera Singer, Livonia, MI
Sarah May, M.M. Piano Performance, Bowling Green State University; Accompanist, Indianapolis Children's Choir, Indianapolis, IN
Dr. Marlayna Maynard, D.M.A. Vocal Performance, University of Memphis; Voice Instructor, Inspiration Vocal Arts, LLC, Nashville, TN
Ashley McHugh, M.M. Classical Voice, New York University; Choir Teacher, Mineral Point Middle School and High School, Mineral Point, WI
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Dr. Andrew Minear, D.M.A. Choral Conducting, Michigan State University; Director of Choral Activities, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Dr. Michael Mitchell, D.M.A. Conducting, University of Missouri at Kansas City; Professor of Music, Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Parks Payton, M.M.Ed., Michigan State University; Vocal Music Teacher, Grand Haven Public Schools, Grand Haven, MI
Dr. Courtney Piercey, D.M.A. Vocal Performance, Arizona State University; Adjunct Music Faculty, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
Carolyn Priebe, M.M. Music Education, University of Michigan; Choir Teacher, Birmingham Public Schools, Beverly Hills, MI
Dr. Susan Ruggiero-Mezzadri, D.M.A. Voice Performance, Louisiana State University; Assistant Professor, William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS
Mark Shepard, M.A. Music Education, Marshall University; Vocal Music Instructor, Byron Center Public Schools, Byron Center, MI
Randi Simons-Miller, B.M.E. Music Education, Valparaiso University; Graduate Student, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Erin Stier, B.M.E., Hope College; Choir Director, West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland, MI
Dr. Samantha Stinson, D.M.A. Vocal Performance, University of Cincinnati--College Conservatory of Music; Director of Education, Ritual, & Music, Beth El Synagogue, Fairfield, CT
Karen TenBrink, M.M. Music Education, University of Michigan; Director, Ann Arbor Civic Chorus and Private Voice and Piano Teacher, Ann Arbor, MI
Sarah Todd, M.M. Piano Performance and Pedagogy, The University of Oklahoma; Pianist and Teacher, Champaign, IL
Dr. Frank Watkins, D.M.A. Choral Conducting, Michigan State University; Director of Choral Activities, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI
Kent Wattleworth, M.M. Choral Conducting, Oakland University; Teacher, Huron High School, Ann Arbor Public Schools, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Jonathan Yarrington, D.M.A. Vocal Performance, University of North Texas; Assistant Professor of Voice,
Kyle Zeuch, D.M.A. Choral Conducting, Michigan State University; Director of Choral Activities, Lebanon Valley College, Cleona, PA

2019 Dance Faculty

Joshua Dreyer, M.M. Percussion Performance, University of Tennessee—Knoxville; Studio Instructor, Grand Rapids, MI
Jennifer Eccher, M.F.A. Dance Performance, Hollins University; Dance Faculty, Bard Early College, Cleveland, OH
Steven Houser, Dancer/Assistant Ballet Master, Grand Rapids Ballet, Grand Rapids, MI
Tassia Johnson, President of P.T.Arts, LLC and Artistic Director for Hearts in Step Dance Ensemble, Grand Rapids, MI
Seyong Kim, M.A. Dance Education, New York University; Assistant Professor of Dance, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Mark Lopez, M.M. Percussion Performance, University of Colorado at Boulder; Accompanist/Instructor, Hope College Department of Dance, Holland, MI
Rachel Miller, M.F.A. Dance, Hollins University; RAD Fest Curator, Wellspring Dance and Adjunct Professor, Grand Valley State University, Kalamazoo, MI 
Dasan Mitchell, B.S. Dance, Wayne State University; Dance Teacher and Dancer, Wellspring, Rootead, EFA, Kalamazoo, MI
Lea-Janell Mitchell, B.F.A. Dance Pedagogy, University of Hartford; Ballet Hartford and Guest Artist with Ballet Theater Company, West Hartford, CT
Michael Parmelee, M.F.A. Dance Choreography, University of Michigan; Dancer/Performer, Amanda + James, Brooklyn, NY
Margaret Peterson, B.M. Vocal Performance, Grand Valley State University; Ballet and Church Musician, Voice Teacher, and Composer/Arranger, Grand Rapids, MI
Lucy Riner, M.Ed., National Louis University; Dance Educator at New Trier Township High School, Winnetka, IL
Micaelina Ritschl, B.F.A. Dance, Butler University; Company Dancer, Grand Rapids Ballet, Grand Rapids, MI
Hannah Sullivan, M.S.W. Clinical Social Work, Wayne State University; Dance Artist, Dance in the Annex and Faculty, Hearts in Step Dance Academy, Grand Rapids, MI
Melanie Swihart, MFA, University of Iowa; Assistant Professor of Dance, Ball State University, Dance Artist, and Yoga Instructor, Muncie, IN
Alissa Tollefson, B. A. Special Education, Hope College; Director/Founder - Lake Michigan Dance Academy, Allendale, MI
Patricia Villanueva, B.A. Dance, Hope College; Dance Educator, Eaton Rapids, MI

2019 Guest Artists and Conductors

Gail Brechting, Spring Lake, MI
Dr. Salvador Brotons, Barcelona, Spain
Gregory Christensen, Rockford, MI
Kristin Clark, Ypsilanti, MI
Dr. Rodney Dorsey, Bloomington, IN
Don Flickinger, Big Rapids, MI
Earle Louder, Clearfield, KY
Dr. Joseph Manfredo, Chicago, IL
John Varineau, Grand Rapids, MI
Dr. Myron Welch, Coralville, IA
Michael Wright, Muskegon, MI
Matthew Younglove, Oak Park, MI
Dr. Walter Verdehr, East Lansing, MI

2019 Harp Faculty

Stephanie Gustafson, M.M. Classical Harp Performance, Manhattan School of Music; Principal Harpist, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and Director, Houston Youth Harp Ensemble, Houston, TX
Amy Ley McIntosh, M.M. Harp Performance, University of Michigan; Harpist, Windsor Symphony and Flint Symphony and Faculty, Hillsdale College, Windsor, Ontario
Molly O'Roark, D.M.A. Harp Performance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Harp Teacher with Urban Youth Harp Ensemble, Atlanta, GA
Jacqueline Pollauf, M.M. Harp Performance & Pedagogy, Peabody Conservatory; Self-employed Musician and Harp Instructor, University of Maryland - Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

2019 Instrumental Conductors

Margaret Babcock, M.M. Music Education, Michigan State University; Band Director, North Farmington High School and Warner Middle School, Farmington Hills, MI
Brian Balch, M.M. Conducting, Sam Houston State University; Band Director, Big Rapids High School, Big Rapids, MI
Dr. Catalina Barraza, D.M.A. Violin Performance, Michigan State University; Freelance Musician and Conductor/Director, Mason Philharmonic, Lansing, MI
Dave Bass, B.M. Music Education, Western Michigan University; Retired Band/Orchestra Director, Irons, MI
Laurie Bitters, M.M. Music Education, Brigham Young University; Orchestra Director, Winter Park High School, Winter Park, FL
Dr. Trae Blanco, D.M.A. Wind Conducting, Arizona State University; Director of Bands, Murray State University, Murray, KY
Russell Branch, M.M. Euphonium Performance, Michigan State University; Band Director, Mendham Twp. Middle School, Brookside, NJ
Lynn Brosnan, M.M.E. Music Education, University of Michigan; Instrumental Teacher, West Bloomfield School District, West Bloomfield, MI
Jane Church, M.M. Saxophone Performance, Michigan State University; Scholarship Representative, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and Retired Band Director, East Lansing, MI
James Cumings, M.M.Ed., Central Michigan University; Choir Teacher, grades 6 - 8, NW Community Schools, Jackson, MI
Kevin Czarnik, M.M. Conducting, Wayne State University; Band Director, Croswell-Lexington Schools, Croswell, MI
Joseph Dobos, M.M. Music Education, University of Michigan; Faculty, Wayne State University Music Dept. and Blue Lake Scholarship Representative, Lapeer, MI
Sarah Dorian, M.M. Cello Performance and Literature, University of Notre Dame; Performing Arts Department Head and Orchestra Director, Wasatch Academy, Mount Pleasant, UT
Michael Eagan, M.M. Music Education, VanderCook College; Retired Band Director, Benzie Central High School, Benzonia, MI
David Farquhar, M.M.Ed., VanderCook College; Orchestra Teacher, Villa Park School District 45, Villa Park, IL
Jessica Fiedorowicz, M.A. Educational Leadership, Western Michigan University; Director of Orchestras, South Haven Public Schools, South Haven, MI
Dr. Rick Fleming, Ph.D. Music Education, Florida State University; Director of Bands, SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY
James Gross, M.M. Conducting, Wayne State University; Orchestra Director, Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Dr. Alexander Jimenez, D.M., Florida State University; Professor of Conducting and Director of Orchestras, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Dr. Raphael Jimenez, D.M.A., Michigan State University; Director of Orchestras and Associate Professor of Conducting, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Rebecca Kilgore, M.M. Music Education, VanderCook College of Music; Director of Bands, East Rockford Middle School, Rockford, MI
Joshua Kimball, B.M.Ed., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Orchestra Director; New Berlin School District, New Berlin, WI
Carl Knipe, M.E. Curriculum and Instruction, Michigan State University; Retired; Blue Lake Scholarship Rep., Mid-Michigan
Bryan Kolk, M.M. Music Performance, University of Michigan; Orchestra Director, Garfield High School, Seattle, WA
Erin Lilliefors, B.M.E. Instrumental, Eastern Michigan University; Band Director, Ann Arbor Public Schools, Ann Arbor, MI
Peter Lograsso, M.Ed. Music, VanderCook College; Orchestra Director, Northbrook School District 27, Northbrook, IL
Willie McAllister Jr., M.M., Wayne State University Retired Director; Detroit Public Schools Community District Office of Fine Arts, Detroit, MI
Kathleen McGrady, M.M.E., VanderCook College of Music; President, Ohio Music Education Association, Ypsilanti, MI
Brian Olian, M.M., Sam Houston State University; Associate Director of Bands, Reeths-Puffer Schools, Muskegon, MI
Rebecca Phillips, D.M.A. Wind Conducting, Louisiana State University; Associate Professor/Director of Bands, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Andrew Pool, M.A. Education, Grand Valley State University; Music Teacher, Forest Hills Public Schools, Grand Rapids, MI
John Riegel, M.A. Music, The Ohio State University; Director of Orchestras, Hilliard Darby High School, Hilliard, OH
James Roach, M.M. Music Education, University of Michigan; Retired Instrumental Music Teacher, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Kalamazoo, MI
James Ross, M.M. Wind Conducting, Michigan State University; Director of Instrumental Music, East Kentwood High School, Kentwood, MI
Sandra Shaw, M.M. Music Education, VanderCook College of Music; Secondary Orchestra Teacher, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Kalamazoo, MI
Cynthia Swan-Eagan, M.M. Music Education, VanderCook College; Retired Director of Bands, Manistee Schools, Manistee, MI
John Taranko, M.A. Music Education, Western Michigan University; Director of Bands, Hart Public Schools, Hart, MI
Roger Weyersberg, B.M.E., Michigan State University; retired, University Center, MI
Nina White, M.S., Hampton University; Orchestra Director, Smart Middle School, Commerce Township, MI
Tavia Zerman, M.M. Tuba Performance, The University of Akron; Band Director, Grand Ledge Public Schools - Hayes Middle School, Grand Ledge, MI
Edward Zunic, M.M. Music Education, Bowling Green State University; Orchestra Director, Upper Arlington City Schools, Upper Arlington, OH

2019 Jazz Faculty

Dr. James Ball, D.M.A., University of Missouri at Kansas City; Professor, Albion College, Albion, MI
Christian Berg, M.A. Theory and Composition, Montclair State College; Adjunct Professor, Otterbein College and University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Dominic Bierenga, B.S. Music, Central Michigan University; Instructor, McCourt's Music, Berkley, MI
Phillip Burkhead, M.Ed., Wright State University; Freelance Musician and Adjunct Professor of Jazz Studies, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
James Cooper, M.M. Jazz Studies, Northern Illinois University; Adjunct Instructor, Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor, MI
Gregory Dudzienski, M.M. Saxophone Performance, University of Rhode Island; Freelance Jazz Saxophonist and Educator, Chicago, IL
Timothy Froncek, Director of Jazz Ensembles, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Samuel Hankins, M.S. Music Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Head Band Director, KanKaKee High School, Kankakee, IL
Walter Harris, M.M. Jazz Studies, Michigan State University; Music Instructor, Harlem Children's Zone, New York, NY
David Jensen, M.M. Trombone Performance, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Teacher, Royal Oak Schools, Royal Oak, MI
Robert Killips, M.M. Performance, Central Michigan University; Adjunct Professor of Trombone, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI
Matthew Matuszek, B.M.E., Western Michigan University; Director of Bands, Parchment School District, Parchment, MI
Kerry Moffit, Retired USAF, Freelance Musician and Music Educator, Newport News, VA
Rocco Popielarski, B.M. Jazz Studies, Wayne State University; Freelance Musician and Rehearsal Director, Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music, Royal Oak, MI
Roxanne Stevenson, M.S. Music Education, University of Illinois; Director of Bands, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL
Allman Todd IV, M.M., Sam Houston State University; Director of Bands, Middle School, Big Rapids Public Schools, Big Rapids, MI

2019 Percussion Faculty

Dr. Kurt Gartner, D.A. Percussion Performance, University of Northern Colorado; Professor of Percussion, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Joe Lane, M.A. Ministry Leadership, Cornerstone University; PBIS Consultant, Reeths-Puffer Schools, Muskegon, MI
Alexander Monroe, M.M. Percussion Performance, Northwestern University; Self-employed Instructor and Percussion Ensemble Coach, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Chicago, IL
Dr. Daniel Pate, D.M.A. Percussion Performance, Stony Brook University; Percussion Department Coordinator, The Juilliard School, New York, NY
Dr. Matthew Timman, D.M.A. Percussion Performance, University of Arizona; Freelance Percussionist, Western US  
Seth Wexler, M.M. Percussion Performance, University of Miami; Percussion Instructor, Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL

2019 Piano Faculty

Dr. Yoshiko Arahata, D.M.A.  Piano Performance, Eastman School of Music; Piano Instructor, Eastman Community Music School, Rochester, NY
Marie Blair, Artist Diploma, Royal Northern College of Music; Adjunct Faculty Accompanist, New York University, New York City, NY
David Brickle, M.M. Piano Performance, Florida State University; Doctoral Student/Graduate Assistant, Florida State University and Adjunct Professor of Piano, Wallace Community College, Dothan, AL
Dr. Chia-Ying Chan, D.M.A. Piano Performance and Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Illinois Music Academy, Urbana, IL
Dr. Wan-Chin Chang, D.M.A. Piano Performance, University of Southern California; Adjunct Professor of Music, Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA
Dr. Hye Jin Cho, D.M.A. Piano Performance, University of Michigan; Teaching Assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Sung-Soo Cho, D.M.A. Piano Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music; Piano Faculty, Kaufman Music Center and Collaborative Pianist Fellow, Bard Conservatory of Music, New York, NY
Dr. Sookkyung Cho, D.M.A. Piano Performance, The Juilliard School; Assistant Professor of Piano, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Dr. Benjamin Downs, Ph.D. Music Theory and History of Music, Stony Brook University; Director and Faculty, Shattuck-St. Mary's Pre-Conservatory Department, Faribault, MN
Dr. Rose Grace, D.M.A. Piano Performance, Eastman School of Music; Associate Professor of Piano, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL
Jun-Hee Han, M.M. Piano Performance, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Partner, Author-Contributor, OMF Music Resources, Baileyville, IL
Dr. Jooyoung Kim, D.M.A. Piano Performance, Ball State University; Lecturer of Piano, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville, TX
Dr. Hajin Kim, D.M.A. Piano Performance, Michigan State University; Piano Instructor, MSU Community Music School, East Lansing, MI
Dr. Solee Lee-Clark, D.M.A. Piano Performance, West Virginia University; Music Faculty, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL
Dr. Marcelo Lian, D.M.A.  Piano Performance, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Piano Accompanist, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE
Dr. Meng-Hua Lin, D.M.A. Piano Performance and Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Piano Faculty, Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View, CA
Dr. Arunesh Nadgir, D.M.A.  Piano Performance, Eastman School of Music; Associate Professor, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Dr. Lawrence Quinnett, D.M. Piano Performance, Florida State University; Assistant Professor of Piano and Music Theory, Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC
Dr. Nicholas Reynolds, D.M.A. Piano Performance, The University of Texas at Austin; Instructor of Music in Piano, Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, TN
Dr. Christopher Ruggiero, D.A. Piano Performance, Ball State University; Piano Instructor, Levine Music, Arlington, VA
Clark Stevenson, B.S. Psychology, Calvin College; Piano Technician, Grand Rapids, MI
Dr. Nicholas Susi, D.M.A.  Piano Performance, University of Michigan; Assistant Professor of Music, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
Dr. Zhao Wang, D.M.A.  Piano Performance, Michigan State University; Lecturer in Music – Collaborative Piano, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Mong-Yi Wu, M.M. Music, University of Georgia; Freelance Musician, Pianist, and Instructor, Los Angeles, CA

2019 String Faculty

James Berezney, M.M. Music Performance, Boston University; Director of Orchestras, Oxford Middle School, Oxford, MI
Linda Blakemore, M.M. Music Education, Michigan State University; Orchestra Teacher, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids, MI
Dr. Marianna Brickle, D.M. Violin Performance, Florida State University; Private Violin Teacher and Violinist, Tallahassee Symphony, Tallahassee, FL
Dr. Elaine De Azevedo Bastos, D.M. Violin Performance, Florida State University; Violin Instructor, Texas Northwest School District
Rebeccah Downs, Artist Diploma, Cello Performance, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music; Instructor, McPhail Center for Music and St. Joseph School of Music, St. Paul, MN
Dr. Luis Fernandez, D.M.A. Violin Performance, University of Miami; Assistant Professor of Violin, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
Dr. Jordan Galvarino, D.M. Cello Performance, Florida State University; Adjunct Instructor of Cello, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton, GA
Dr. Jia-Rong Gan, D.M. Violin Performance, Florida State University; Artist in Residence, University of Evansville and Principal Second, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Evansville, IN
Alexander Goodin, M.M. Bass Performance, Boston University; Bassist, Fifth House Ensemble and Instructor/Freelance Musician, Chicago, IL
Dong Hee Han, M.M. Viola Performance, Northern Illinois University; Teaching Assistant, University of Iowa and Viola Faculty, Marion Music Academy, Marion, IA
Dr. Nicholas Hatt, D.M. Violin Performance, Florida State University; Freelance Violinist, Tallahassee, FL
Wesley Hornpetrie, M.M. Cello Performance and Chamber Music, University of Michigan; Cellist, Ann Arbor, MI
Chris Hornung, M.M. String Bass Performance, Michigan State University; Adjunct Faculty, Chaffey College and Coastline College, CA
Dr. Yawen Hsu, D.M.A. Cello Performance, Michigan State University; Private Studio Instructor and Principal Cello, Dearborn Symphony Orchestra, Detroit, MI
Monika Idasiak, M.M. Viola Performance, Fryderyk Chopin University of Music; Teaching Assistant, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Wei Jia, M.M. Violin Performance, University of Central Oklahoma; Doctoral student, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Dr. Robert Johnson, D.M.A. Double Bass Performance, Michigan State University; Freelance musician, Red Wing, MN
Sungho Jung, M.A. Violin Performance, Boston University, Doctoral student, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Dr. Igor Kalnin, D.M.A., Michigan State University; Assistant Professor of Music, Luther College, Decorah, IA
Dr. Ji Myung Kim, D.M. Violin Performance, Indiana University; Violin Faculty, New York School of Music and Art, Forest Hills, NY
Yuliya Kim, M.M. Cello Performance, Lynn University; Cello Instructor, Flint School of Music, Flint, MI
Dr. Roman Kosarev, D.M.A. Viola Performance, Michigan State University; Principal Viola, Windsor Symphony and Viola Professor, Oakland University, Windsor, Ontario  
Josquin Larsen, M.M., The Boston Conservatory; Lecturer of Viola, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Dr. Tod Leavitt, D.M.A. Double Bass Performance, The Ohio State University; Senior Lecturer in Contrabass, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
Dr. Suren Petrosyan, D.M.A. Cello Performance, Michigan State University; Instructor of Cello, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
Dr. Nathaniel Pierce, D.M.A. Cello Performance, University of Michigan; Cellist and Artistic Director, Anchorage Chamber Music Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
David Rezits, M.M. Cello Performance, Indiana University; Cellist, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Fort Wayne, IN
Maria Romero Ramos, M.M. Violin Performance, Indiana University; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Violin, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen, D.M.A. Cello Performance, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Professor, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
Christopher Smith, M.M. Conducting, Wichita State University; Orchestra Director, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE
Daniela Soares da Cruz, M.M. Viola Performance, Valdosta State University; Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Chi Young Song, M.M. Violin Performance, The Boston Conservatory; Assistant Professor of Violin/Coordinator of Strings, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
Jeff Spaniola, M.M. Double Bass Performance, Chicago College of Performing Arts; Freelance musician, Ludington, MI
Duoli Sun, M.M. Violin Performance, Michigan State University; Doctoral Candidate, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Heewon Uhm, D.M.A. Violin Performance, University of Michigan; Associate Principal Second Violin, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Toledo, OH
Dr. Amanda Wilton, D.M.A., Moores School of Music, University of Houston; Lecturer of Violin, Viola, and Orchestra, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Dr. Jackie Wogick, D.M.A. Music Performance and Pedagogy, University of Iowa; Orchestra Director, Dripping Springs Independent School District and Music Director, Arts Alliance of Central Texas, Dripping Springs, TX

2019 Theater Faculty

Andrew Anglin, M.A. Theatre, Michigan State University; Theatre and English Teacher, Byron Center High School, Byron Center, MI
Angela Boyle, M.F.A. Shakespeare and Performance, Mary Baldwin University; Freelance Theatre Artist and Teacher, Liberty Township, OH
Francis Boyle, M.F.A. Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, Mary Baldwin College; Director, Actor, and Fight Choreographer, Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, Grand Haven, MI
Renee Carpenter, Accompanist, Reeths-Puffer Middle School, Muskegon, MI
Dr. Po-Chuan Chiang, D.M.A. Piano Performance, University of Illinois; Staff Pianist at Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Dr. Matthew Gladden, D.M.A. Accompanying, University of Illinois; Freelance Accompanist, Champaign, IL
Jessica Humphrey, M.F.A. Musical Theatre, San Diego State University; Instructor, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
Josh Inmon, M.A. Theatre, Missouri State University; Faculty, Drury University, Springfield, MO
Jennifer Little, M.A. Applied Theatre, City University of New York; Adjunct Theatre Professor/Director, The College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, NJ
David Little, M.F.A. Theatre Direction, The New School for Drama; Theatre Instructor, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Katherine Mayberry, M.F.A. Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, Mary Baldwin College (in partnership with American Shakespeare Center); Adjunct Professor, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Robert Smith, M.F.A. Theatre Performance, University of Florida, Freelance actor/director, Astoria, NY
Mariya Sumner, M.M. Piano Performance, Lviv National Music Academy; Accompanist and Piano Teacher, Muskegon, MI
Christopher Vidal, M.F.A. Theatre Pedagogy, Virginia Commonwealth University; Associate Professor, Ball State University, Munice, IN
Jennifer Wester, M.M. Vocal Performance, DePaul University; Teaching Artist, Chicago High School for the Arts, Chicago, IL

2019 Woodwind Faculty

Dr. Ann Bingham, D.M.A. Clarinet Performance, University of Kentucky; Professor of Music, Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Dr. William Bingham, D.M.A. Saxophone Performance, University of Kentucky; Professor of Saxophone, Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Jennifer Branch, M.M. Clarinet Performance, University of Michigan; Adjunct Professor, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Dr. Adam Briggs, D.M.A. Saxophone Performance, Michigan State University; Private Studio Instructor and Saxophone Instructor, Albion College, Albion, MI
Dr. David Cook, D.M.A. Clarinet Performance, University of Oklahoma; Assistant Professor of Clarinet, Millikin University and Principal Clarinet, Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra, Decatur, IL
Dr. Ian Davidson, D.M.A. Oboe Performance, University of Texas at Austin; Regents' Professor, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Dr. Leonard Garrison, D.M. Flute Performance, Northwestern University; Professor of Flute, University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Moscow, ID
Dr. Stanislav Golovin, D.M.A. Clarinet Performance, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Assistant Professor of Clarinet, The University of Akron School of Music, Akron, OH
Derek Granger, M.M. Saxophone Performance, Indiana University; Associate Instructor of Saxophone, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Stephanie Hancock, M.S. Music Education, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign; Band Director, Memphis University School/Presbyterian Day School, Memphis, TN
Emily Hart, M.M. Oboe Performance, Eastman School of Music; Assistant Professor of Oboe, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Dr. Susan Hayes, D.M.A. Flute Performance, University of Maryland; Self-employed musician and teacher, Alexandria, VA
Amy Humberd, M.M. Clarinet Performance, Indiana University; Graduate Assistant, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Dr. James Jeter, D.M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook; Freelance Bassoonist, New York, NY
Dr. Gary June, D.M.A. Clarinet Performance and Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Part-time Clarinet Professor, Grand Valley State University and Adjunct Professor, Saginaw Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Elissa Kana, M.M. Saxophone Performance, Bowling Green State University; Graduate Student, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Dr. Galit Kaunitz, D.M. Oboe Performance, Florida State University; Assistant Professor of Oboe, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Dr. Rita Linard, D.M.A. Flute Performance, University of Texas; Professor of Flute, University of Texas-San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Dr. Michael Lippard, D.M.A. Clarinet Performance and Pedagogy, University of Colorado; Adjunct Professor of Clarinet, York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA
Dr. Laura McLaughlin, D.M.A. Clarinet Performance, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Instructor of Clarinet, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI
Dr. Danilo Mezzadri, D.M.A. Flute Performance, Michigan State University; Professor of Flute, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Rene Miska, M.M. Flute Performance, New England Conservatory; Musician, Miami Symphony and Flute Professor, Broward College and New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL
Leslie Nicholas, M.M., Northwestern University; Guest Artist and Clinician, Wichita, KS
Dr. James Parr, Ph.D. Music Education, University of Kansas; Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Music, Baker University, Baldwin City, KS
Dr. Spencer Prewitt, D.M.A, Bowling Green State University; Assistant Professor of Clarinet, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Dr. Brian Rodesch, D.A. Saxophone Performance, University of Northern Colorado; Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies, Simpson College, Indianola, IA
Dr. Samuel Schreiber, D.M.A. Clarinet Performance, Louisiana State University; Teaching Artist, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philadelphia, PA
Dr. James Skretta, D.M.A. Saxophone Performance and Pedagogy, University of Iowa; PhD Student, Music Theory, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Dr. Andrew Sprung, D.M.A. Clarinet Performance, Michigan State University; Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI
Dr. Michael Torres, D.M.A. Saxophone Performance, The Ohio State University; Lecturer of Saxophone, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Dr. Erin Torres, D.M.A. Flute Pedagogy/Performance, The Ohio State University; Instructor of Flute, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
Dr. Evelyn Tunison, D.M.A. Clarinet Performance and Literature, University of Illinois; Adjunct Professor of Clarinet, University of Illinois, Springfield, Springfield, IL
Dr. Jamie Yoo, D.M.A. Flute Performance and Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Musician, Symphony Nova, Boston, MA
Dr. Sarah Jane Young, D.M. Flute Performance, Florida State University; Adjunct Professor of Flute, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL