Faculty

Brass and Percussion

Justin Bartels

Justin Bartels

Lecturer, Trumpet
Brass and Percussion
Justin Bartels is proud to call Colorado his home. After a successful audition for the position of principal Trumpet with the Colorado Symphony on May 26, 2008, Bartels began his tenure with the orchestra on July 1, of the same year. Since then, Bartels has continued to put down roots in the Denver area. As well as his continuing duties as principal trumpet with the Colorado Symphony, Bartels currently serves on the Colorado Symphony Board of Trustees and is also a member of the Colorado Symphony Strategic planning committee. He is also the Colorado Symphony musician delegate for the International Conference of Symphony Opera Musicians, a position he has held since 2010.
justin.bartels@colorado.edu     812-391-4658
Carl Dixon

Carl Dixon

Instructor, Percussion
Brass and Percussion
Versatile percussionist Carl Dixon is at home with music spanning multiple genres, continents and instruments. He can be found performing in concert halls, jazz clubs, dance parties, festival stages, and street parades. Dixon plays with the Brazilian music band Ginga. He is the Principal Percussionist of the Fort Collins Symphony and the Cheyenne Symphony, percussionist with Opera Colorado, and has performed with the Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet, Central City Opera, Boulder Philharmonic, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and Greeley Philharmonic Orchestras. As a drumset player and percussionist, he has performed/recorded with Kailin Yong, NuMundo, Swing Je T’aime, Casuarina, Alessandro Penezzi, Paula Santoro, Sambadende, Elevations Jazz Orchestra, Pat Bianchi, Jeff Jenkins, Dexter Payne, many musical theater productions, and the Rio de Janeiro bloco Bangalafumenga.
Michael Dunn

Michael Dunn

Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium
Brass and Percussion
Michael Dunn leads an active life as a performer and educator. His students have won competitions on both national and international stages and hold jobs in various professional ensembles and educational institutions in the United States and abroad. Michael Dunn is associate professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Colorado Boulder. He has held master classes at leading international Universities.
mdunn@colorado.edu     303-735-1598
Terry Sawchuk

Terry Sawchuk

Associate Professor of Trumpet
Brass and Percussion
Terry Sawchuk is Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of Colorado Boulder. As an orchestral musician, Sawchuk has served as Acting Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Colorado Symphony, Principal Trumpet with the Central City Opera Orchestra, the American Chamber Ensemble, the Denver Chamber Orchestra and the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. He has performed and recorded with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Denver Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he was a member of the nationally renowned Dallas Brass, and he recorded with the ensemble on Dallas Brass II. As a soloist, Sawchuk has performed at several International Trumpet Guild Conferences, the National Trumpet Competition and at universities, colleges and high schools throughout the United States. In 2000, he performed as soloist with the Ukrainian National Orchestra in Kyiv, Ukraine. Sawchuk has toured with the national Broadway productions of Carousel and Miss Saigon. He has performed with more than fifty jazz and commercial artists in Detroit, Chicago Kansas City and Denver.
sawchuk@colorado.edu     303-492-8649
William Stanley

William Stanley

Chair, Brass and Percussion Studies • Associate Professor of Trombone
Brass and Percussion
William Stanley is Associate Professor of Trombone at the College of Music. Prior to his appointment at the University of Colorado in 1985, he performed as a member of the Grammy winning (1999) Chestnut Brass Company, a brass quintet which tours nationally and internationally. Stanley performs performs in a wide variety of musical settings, including as a member of the Boulder Brass, the Colorado Brass Quintet, Colorado Ballet Orchestra (principal) and as substitute/extra with the Colorado Symphony.
william.stanley@colorado.edu     303-492-5469

Mike Tetreault

Instructor, Percussion in Bands and Orchestras
Brass and Percussion
Michael Thornton

Michael Thornton

Associate Professor of Horn
Brass and Percussion
Michael Thornton enjoys a distinguished and varied career as an orchestral performer, chamber musician, soloist, and pedagogue. Thornton has performed on five continents with acclaimed ensembles and has presented master classes at prestigious musical institutions, including The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, Rice University, the Royal Northern College of Music (UK) and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (AU).
michael.thornton@colorado.edu     303-492-7721
Douglas Walter

Douglas Walter

Professor of Percussion
Brass and Percussion • Jazz Studies
Professor of Percussion and Jazz, Douglas Walter is the only marimba/vibraphone artist to win First Prize in the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York City. His debut recital in Carnegie Recital Hall received a positive review in the New York Times. He has performed over 350 solo recitals and concerti in 40 states, Canada, Brazil and eight countries in Europe, in addition to conventions of the Percussive Arts Society,...
walterdw@colorado.edu     303-492-8240

Composition

John Drumheller

John Drumheller

Instructor, Composition and Music Technology
Composition
John Drumheller is Instructor of Music Technology and Composition at the University of Colorado College of Music. He received a BME from Montana State University and an MM and DMA from the University of Colorado Boulder. Drumheller has teaching experience in the areas of composition, electronic music and music theory. His performance experience includes classical, jazz, and commercial music. Drumheller’s compositions have won several awards including the 1994 Quinto Maganini Award. His piece Five Landscapes was selected from over 100 compositions from around the country and was premiered by the Norwalk (CT) Symphony Orchestra.
drumhell@colorado.edu     303-735-0272
Hisng-ay Hsu

Hsing-ay Hsu

Director, Pendulum New Music Series
Composition
Hsing-ay Hsu (“Sing-I Shoo”), a Steinway Artist, is the Artistic Director of the Pendulum New Music series at CU Boulder. Born in Beijing, Hsu studied piano with her uncle Fei-Ping Hsu, and graduated from Juilliard and Yale. She has performed at such notable venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and abroad in Asia and Europe. Since her stage debut at age four, Ms. Hsu has been winning international awards and audiences with her imaginative programming and "explosions of energy." (New York Times)
hsing-ay.hsu@colorado.edu     720-240-4883
Daniel Kellogg

Daniel Kellogg

Chair, Composition Studies • Associate Professor of Composition • Erismann Faculty Fellow
Composition
“The sheer polish and profundity of Daniel Kellogg’s writing commands attention,” wrote the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. His busy career has been highlighted by numerous awards and a growing list of commissions. Born in Wilton, CT in 1976, Kellogg received his Bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute and Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the Yale School of Music. He has studied at Indiana University among other places.
daniel.kellogg@colorado.edu     303-735-1751
Jeffrey Nytch

Jeffrey Nytch

Director, Entrepreneurship Center for Music • Associate Professor of Composition
Composition
Jeffrey Nytch has built a diverse career as a composer, educator, arts administrator, and consultant. His compositions have been performed by major artists here and abroad, and he is a leading figure in the emerging field of arts entrepreneurship, speaking and giving workshops at major conferences, conservatories, and universities nationwide. He has been at CU since 2009.
jeff.nytch@colorado.edu     303-735-1272
Carter Pann

Carter Pann

Associate Professor of Composition
Composition
Composer/pianist Carter Pann (2016 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Music) has written for and worked with musicians around the world, garnering performances by ensembles such as the London Symphony and City of Birmingham Symphony, the Tchaikovsky Symphony in Moscow, many radio symphonies around Europe, the Seattle Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, the youth orchestras of New York and Chicago, and countless wind ensembles.
carter.pann@colorado.edu     303-492-2173
Michael Theodore

Michael Theodore

Associate Professor of Composition
Composition
Michael Theodore is on the faculty of the University of Colorado Boulder, where he teaches music composition and technology, and interactive media. Theodore was born in 1968 and raised in New York City. Theodore's technology-­informed work with sound, visual media or both has been presented across the United States, and in Mexico, Trinidad y Tobago, Greece, Spain, Germany, Sweden, France, Australia, Japan, and China.
michael.theodore@colorado.edu     303-492-8523

Conducting

Matthew Dockendorf

Matthew Dockendorf

Assistant Director of Bands • Instructor, Conducting and Music Education
Conducting • Music Education
Matthew Dockendorf is Assistant Director of Bands and Instructor of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to his appointment at CU Boulder, Dockendorf studied at Michigan State University where he wrote drill and arranged music for the Spartan Marching Band and Spartan Brass. He served as conductor of the Campus Band and guest conducted the Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Concert Band, and Musique 21.
matthew.dockendorf@colorado.edu     303-492-5004
Gregory Gentry

Gregory Gentry

Director, Choral Studies • Associate Professor of Choral Studies • Lynn Whitten Choral Music Faculty Fellow
Conducting
Gregory Gentry’s collegiate choirs have performed for conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, National Collegiate Choral Organization, Music Educators National Conference, Society for American Music and College Music Society. Gentry made his Phoenix Symphony conducting debut in 2009 to sold-out audiences with Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms.
gregory.gentry@colorado.edu     303-492-8714
Gary Lewis

Gary Lewis

Chair, Conducting Studies • Director, Orchestral Studies • Professor of Conducting • Bob and Judy Charles Endowed Chair in Music
Conducting
Gary Lewis is the Director of Orchestras and Professor of Music in the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he conducts the University Symphony Orchestra and oversees the entire orchestra program. He is also Music Director and Conductor of the Midland-Odessa (TX) Symphony Orchestra.
gary.lewis@colorado.edu     303-492-5510
Donald J. McKinney

Donald J. McKinney

Director of Bands • Associate Professor of Conducting
Conducting
Donald J. McKinney is Director of Bands and Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. He conducts the CU Wind Symphony, guides the graduate wind-conducting program and oversees the university band program. Prior to his appointment at CU Boulder, McKinney was the Director of Wind Ensembles and Associate Professor at Louisiana State University.
donald.mckinney@colorado.edu     303-492-7258
Andrea Ramsey

Andrea Ramsey

Associate Director of Choral Studies • Assistant Professor of Conducting
Conducting
Conductor, teacher and composer, Dr. Andrea Ramsey serves as the associate director of choral studies and assistant professor of conducting at the University of Colorado Boulder. She conducts the University Choir and Men’s Chorus and teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting. Prior to university teaching, Dr. Ramsey enjoyed considerable public school and children’s choir teaching experience.
Matthew Roeder

Matthew Roeder

Associate Director of Bands • Director, Golden Buffalo Marching Band • Associate Professor of Conducting and Music Education
Conducting • Music Education
Matthew Roeder is in his fourteenth year as Associate Director of Bands and Director of the “Golden Buffalo” Marching Band at the University of Colorado, Boulder. An Associate Professor of Music, Dr. Roeder is the artistic conductor of the Symphonic Band and teaches instrumental conducting as well as music education courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
roeder@colorado.edu     303-492-6585

Jazz Studies

Bijoux Barbosa

Bijoux Barbosa

Instructor, Jazz Studies (Double Bass)
Jazz Studies
Eduardo “Bijoux” Barbosa was born in Sao Paulo-Brazil where he studied music theory and electric bass with Prof. Nadir Dos Santos. In Brazil he played with pop bands and Jazz Fusion oriented bands. He then moved to Caracas- Venezuela in 1991 where he worked with many well known artists.He then moved to Denver-Colorado-USA in 1997 where besides staying busy with live performances, he is also one of the top studio musicians that can be heard on over 300 recordings.
David Corbus

David Corbus

Instructor, Jazz Studies (Guitar)
Jazz Studies
Dave Corbus, instructor of jazz guitar, has over 30 years of professional experience in music. This experience includes playing on the New York City music scene for 12 years with artists such as Chico Hamilton and in trio settings with New York bass players Ira Coleman and Essiet Essiet, as well as in New York blues/funk/jazz band Business of Blues.
dave.corbus@colorado.edu     303-492-6126
John Davis

John Davis

Associate Dean for Administration • Professor of Jazz Studies (Trumpet)
Jazz Studies
John Davis is Professor of Jazz Studies and Associate Dean for Administration. He is an active clinician, performer and guest conductor throughout the United States and Canada. He joined the University of Colorado faculty in 1999 and has taught courses in jazz history, jazz administration and pedagogy, big band, combo, vocal jazz, and jazz techniques.
john.s.davis@colorado.edu     303-492-6176

Brad Goode

Associate Professor of Jazz Studies (Trumpet)
Jazz Studies
Brad Goode earned a BM degree in trumpet at the University of Kentucky and an MM degree in bass at DePaul University. He was named one of the most influential Chicagoans of the 1980s by the Chicago Tribune, who credited him as a “major catalyst in the revitalization of the Chicago jazz scene. ”He studied bass with Larry Gray, Donald “Rafael” Garrett and Carroll Crouch.
brad.goode@colorado.edu     303-735-2970
John Gunther

John Gunther

Director, Thompson Jazz Studies Program • Associate Professor of Jazz Studies (Saxophones, Clarinet and Flute)
Jazz Studies
John Gunther is a composer and multi-instrumentalist playing Saxophones, Clarinet, and Flute. With a restless musical spirit, he enjoys exploring all forms of jazz from traditional to avant-garde as well as classical music, world music and experimental electronic music. John is an Associate Professor in Jazz Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he directs the Thompson Jazz Studies Program
john.gunther@colorado.edu     303-735-1492

Jeff Jenkins

Instructor, Jazz Studies (Piano)
Jazz Studies
Jeff Jenkins has released four CD’s in the last 15 years. The most recent on Capri Records entitled “Cique”, is an eclectic exciting blend of jazz and funk. He attended the University of North Texas, where he led his own groups.When not playing the piano, Jeff is busy mixing and producing in his recording studio Mile High Music. Currently he is living in Denver, where he is busy playing clubs and concerts, writing and producing, and being a dad to his son Ellington.
jeff.jenkins@colorado.edu     303-735-5270
paul mckee

Paul McKee

Associate Professor of Jazz Studies (Trombone and Arranging/Composition)
Jazz Studies
Paul McKee, newly appointed Associate Professor of Jazz Trombone and Arranging/Composition at the University of Colorado at Boulder, received a BME from the University of Northern Iowa and an MM in Composition form the University of Texas at Austin. In 1984 he joined Woody Herman’s Thundering Herd and appeared on several Grammy-nominated recordings.
Tom Myer

Tom Myer

Associate Professor of Saxophone
Woodwinds • Jazz Studies
Tom Myer is the Professor of Saxophone at the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder and has served as the Director of Jazz Studies at CU from 1988-95.He received his MM degree in woodwind performance and jazz studies from North Texas State University. He earned his undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
myert@colorado.edu     303-492-4204

Joshua Quinlan

Instructor, Jazz Studies (Saxophone)
Jazz Studies
Josh Quinlan is a saxophonist, composer and educator based out of the state of Colorado. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Colorado. As well, he is a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (BM) and DePaul University (MMA). In the spring of 2012, he produced a music festival that featured over twenty bands from the Dazzle Recordings jazz record label in Denver, Colorado.
joshua.quinlan@colorado.edu     303-492-5299
Paul Romaine

Paul Romaine

Instructor, Jazz Studies (Drum Set)
Jazz Studies
Paul Romaine, Drum Set, felt drawn to music from the depth of his being throughout his childhood. He began playing drums professionally at age 14. In between gigs, he studied jazz composition at the Lamont School of Music and, in 1991 received a degree in recording engineering from the University of Colorado. He serves as a mentor musician/clinician in several Denver area school districts.
paul.romaine@colorado.edu     303-735-6817
Douglas Walter

Douglas Walter

Professor of Percussion
Brass and Percussion • Jazz Studies
Professor of Percussion and Jazz, Douglas Walter is the only marimba/vibraphone artist to win First Prize in the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York City. His debut recital in Carnegie Recital Hall received a positive review in the New York Times. He has performed over 350 solo recitals and concerti in 40 states, Canada, Brazil and eight countries in Europe, in addition to conventions of the Percussive Arts Society,...
walterdw@colorado.edu     303-492-8240

Keyboard

Andrew Cooperstock

Andrew Cooperstock

Professor of Piano
Keyboard
Pianist Andrew Cooperstock performs widely as soloist and chamber musician and has appeared throughout six continents and in most of the fifty states. Cooperstock is currently Chair of the keyboard departments at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Rocky Ridge Music Center, artist-teacher at the Vianden International Music Festival in Luxembourg, and an honorary faculty member at Guangxi Arts Institute in southern China.
cooperstock@colorado.edu     303-492-3300
Alejandro Cremaschi

Alejandro Cremaschi

Chair, Keyboard Studies • Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy
Keyboard
Alejandro Cremaschi received his MM and DMA degrees from the University of Minnesota. He has been a presenter at national and international conferences including numerous Music Teachers National Association annual conferences. Cremaschi teaches piano pedagogy, applied piano, class piano and keyboard harmony, and coordinates the class piano area at CU. He was the President of the Colorado State Music Teachers Association between 2012 and 2014.
 Elizabeth Farr

Elizabeth Farr

Director, Historical Performance Studies • Professor of Organ and Harpsichord
Keyboard
Elizabeth Farr specializes in the performance of keyboard music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. She has performed solo recitals on the harpsichord, organ and pedal harpsichord to critical acclaim throughout the United States and in Germany. Professor of harpsichord and organ at the University of Colorado, Farr also conducts the Early Music Ensemble, and teaches classes in Baroque performance practices, keyboard literature, and basso-continuo playing.
farre@colorado.edu     303-492-4802
Jennifer Hayghe

Jennifer Hayghe

Associate Professor of Piano
Keyboard
Jennifer Hayghe has performed in solo recitals and made orchestral appearances throughout the world, including the United States, Europe and Asia. Hayghe received her bachelors, masters degrees and doctorate degree in piano performance from The Juilliard School, where she was the last student of the legendary artist-teacher Adele Marcus. Hayghe won every award possible for a Juilliard pianist to receive, including the William Petschek Debut Award, resulting in her New York City recital debut at Alice Tully Hall.
Suyeon Kim

Suyeon Kim

Lecturer, Collaborative Piano
Keyboard
Korean pianist Suyeon Kim is a Lecturer in Collaborative Piano at the University of Colorado, Boulder, joining the faculty in 2013. Kim is an experienced and versatile collaborator, with significant instrumental and vocal accompanying experience. Kim has performed for a wide variety of master clinicians, including Gil Shaham, Glenn Dicterow, Steven Doane, Emmanuel Pahud, Jeanne Baxtresser and Warren Jones, among many others.
suyeon.kim@colorado.edu     303-492-7468
David Korevaar

David Korevaar

Professor of Piano • Helen and Peter Weil Faculty Fellow
Keyboard
David Korevaar’s mastery of the piano is joined with a large and varied repertoire, and enhanced by his work with living composers and his own experience writing music. He successfully balances an active performing career as a soloist and chamber musician with teaching at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he is Professor of Piano.
korevaar@colorado.edu     303-492-6256
Hsiao-Ling Lin

Hsiao-Ling Lin

Instructor, Collaborative Piano
Keyboard
Pianist Hsiao-Ling Lin, a native of Taiwan, joined the keyboard department faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder in fall of 2011. Lin enjoys an active performing career as a collaborative pianist throughout the world in such prestigious halls as the Weill Hall at Carnegie in New York and the Rachmaninoff Hall in Moscow. Her performances have been broadcasted live over the radio, and she has collaborated with many distinguished artists.
Margaret Mcdonald

Margaret McDonald

Associate Professor Collaborative Piano
Keyboard
Pianist Margaret McDonald, a native of Minnesota, is an Associate Professor of Collaborative Piano at the University of Colorado Boulder. She joined the College of Music keyboard faculty in the fall of 2004. She helped to develop the College’s new graduate degree program in Collaborative Piano and directed the undergraduate collaborative curriculum.
margaret.mcdonald@colorado.edu     303-735-1360
Ted Mulcahey

Ted Mulcahey

Senior Piano Technician
Keyboard
At the College of Music, Mulcahey services the fleet of pianos including tuning, voicing, regulation, rebuilding and repair. He is the point of contact for anything related to piano and harpsichord maintenance as well as moving. Ted Mulcahey holds 16 years of experience servicing fine concert pianos. He received his advanced training from Steinway and Sons in New York City where he became a Concert Technician and head of the Steinway Hall Selection Room.
ted.mulcahey@colorado.edu     303-492-7126
Alexandra Nguyen

Alexandra Nguyen

Associate Professor Collaborative Piano
Keyboard
As Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Nguyen co-directs the graduate programs in collaborative piano and coordinates accompanying services at the College of Music. She was formerly the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at the Eastman School of Music, where she also held part-time faculty appointments in the piano and chamber music departments.
Alexandra.nguyen@colorado.edu     303-492-6512
Daniel Sher

Daniel Sher

Professor of Piano
Keyboard
Professor of Piano Daniel Sher served as Dean from 1993 to 2013. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin Conservatory, the master’s degree from the Juilliard School, and the EdD from the Teachers College of Columbia University.He is a past president of Pi Kappa Lambda, the national honor society for music, and currently serves on that group’s Board of Regents. He is currently serving as President of the National Association of Schools of Music.
daniel.sher@colorado.edu     303-817-3102

Music Education

James Austin

James Austin

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies • Professor of Music Education
Music Education
James Austin is Professor of Music Education and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. He currently teaches graduate courses and directs dissertations and theses.
james.austin@colorado.edu     303-492-6353
Margaret Haefner Berg

Margaret Haefner Berg

Chair, Music Education • Associate Professor of Music Education
Music Education
Margaret Haefner Berg, Associate Professor of Instrumental/String Music Education, received her BS in music education from Case Western Reserve University, BM in violin from the Cleveland Institute of Music, MEd from the University of Cincinnati, and PhD from Northwestern University.
Margaret.Berg@colorado.edu     303-735-5301
Matthew Dockendorf

Matthew Dockendorf

Assistant Director of Bands • Instructor, Conducting and Music Education
Conducting • Music Education
Matthew Dockendorf is Assistant Director of Bands and Instructor of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to his appointment at CU Boulder, Dockendorf studied at Michigan State University where he wrote drill and arranged music for the Spartan Marching Band and Spartan Brass. He served as conductor of the Campus Band and guest conducted the Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Concert Band, and Musique 21.
matthew.dockendorf@colorado.edu     303-492-5004

Leila Heil

Assistant Professor of Music Education
Music Education
Dr. Leila Heil was appointed in 2011 as Assistant Professor of Music at University of Colorado. Prior to this appointment, she served on the music education faculty at The Ohio State University and Colorado State University.
leila.heil@colorado.edu     303-735-2879

Martina Miranda

Associate Professor of Music Education
Music Education
Martina Miranda received graduate degrees from San Francisco State University (MA) and Arizona State University (DMA). She joined the College of Music faculty with over 16 years of teaching experience in elementary general music and chorus in California and Arizona. Prior university service includes positions at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, and Auburn University. Her areas of specialization include elementary general music pedagogy, early childhood music, Orff-Schülwerk methodology, and children’s folk song literature.
Martina.Miranda@colorado.edu     303-492-5498
David Rickels

David Rickels

Assistant Professor of Music Education
Music Education
David A. Rickels, Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education, was appointed to the faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2012. He teaches music education courses in foundational studies, instrumental music methods, and graduate research. Rickels holds degrees including Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education from Arizona State University.
david.rickels@colorado.edu     303-492-1782
Matthew Roeder

Matthew Roeder

Associate Director of Bands • Director, Golden Buffalo Marching Band • Associate Professor of Conducting and Music Education
Conducting • Music Education
Matthew Roeder is in his fourteenth year as Associate Director of Bands and Director of the “Golden Buffalo” Marching Band at the University of Colorado, Boulder. An Associate Professor of Music, Dr. Roeder is the artistic conductor of the Symphonic Band and teaches instrumental conducting as well as music education courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
roeder@colorado.edu     303-492-6585

Musicology

Michael Barnett

Mike Barnett

Lecturer, Musicology
Musicology
Mike Barnett balances an active career as a composer, drummer, recording artist, producer and educator. He currently teaches songwriting, and courses in Rock and American Popular music at CU. His eclectic creative output and non-traditional background distinguish him among his peers.
Carlo Caballero

Carlo Caballero

Chair, Musicology • Associate Professor of Musicology • Erma Mantey Faculty Fellow
Musicology
Carlo Caballero, Associate Professor and Erma Mantey Faculty Fellow, received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, at Pomona College. He teaches courses on the history of 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century music. His research has focused on music in France between 1870 and 1940, and he is particularly interested in aesthetics, dance history, hermeneutics, and historiography.
thyrsus@colorado.edu     303-492-8315

Alexandra Eddy

Lecturer, Musicology
Musicology
alexandra.eddy@Colorado.EDU     303-492-1327
elissa guralnick

Elissa Guralnick

Professor Emerita
Musicology
Elissa Guralnick, Professor Emerita, Musicology, received her PhD in English from Yale University, and her AM and AB from the University of Pennsylvania. In the College of Music, she has worked closely with graduate students on papers required for their degrees. Her publications include Sight Unseen: Beckett, Pinter, Stoppard, and Other Contemporary Dramatists on Radio and “ ‘Ah, Clara, I Am Not Worthy of Your Love’; Re-Reading Frauenliebe und Leben, the Poetry and the Music.”
Jay Keister

Jay Keister

Co-Director, Japanese Traditional Music Ensemble • Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology
Musicology
Jay Keister, Associate Professor, is an Ethnomusicologist and scholar of Japanese music. Keister received the MA and PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of California, Los Angeles. His research concerns individual agency in music, embodiment of music traditions, aesthetics of music and traditional social structures in contemporary musical practice.
keister@colorado.edu     303-492-5496

Rebecca Maloy

Associate Professor of Musicology
Musicology
Rebecca Maloy specializes in early Medieval music. Her primary interests include plainsong, liturgy and ritual, and the theory and analysis of early music. She is the author of Inside the Offertory: Aspects of Chronology and Transmission (Oxford, 2010), and the co-author, with Emma Hornby, of Music and Meaning in Old Hispanic Lenten Chants (Boydell and Brewer, 2013).
maloy@colorado.edu     303-492-8219
Austin Okigbo

Austin Okigbo

Director, World Vocal Ensemble • Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
Musicology
Austin Okigbo is an assistant professor of ethnomusicology at CU-Boulder. He holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology and African Studies from Indiana University; a master of music (MM) from Westminster Choir College where he studied with Joseph Flummerfelt, James Jordan, Robin Leaver, and Frank Abrahams, specializing in sacred music and music education, with performance tracks in vocal performance and choral conducting.
austin.okigbo@colorado.edu     303-492-6439
 Thomas Riis

Thomas Riis

Director, American Music Research Center • Professor of Musicology • Joseph Negler Endowed Chair in Music
Musicology
Thomas L. Riis, the Joseph Negler Endowed Chair in Music, Professor of Musicology and the Director of the American Music Research Center at the College of Music, earned his degrees from Oberlin College (1973) the University of Michigan (1976, 1981). Riis is a specialist in Musical Theater and writes and lectures frequently on many topics in 19th and 20th-century American music.
riis@colorado.edu     303-492-7540
Brenda M. Romero

Brenda M. Romero

Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology
Musicology
Brenda M. Romero is associate professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Colorado in Boulder, serving as Chair of Musicology from 2004-2007. She holds a PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Theory and Composition from the University of New Mexico.
romerob@colorado.edu     303-492-7421
Laurie Sampsel

Laurie Sampsel

Professor of Musicology • Music Librarian
Musicology
Sampsel earned her doctorate in historical musicology with a focus on American music studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She holds master’s degrees in library science (Kent State University) and flute performance (Dana School of Music). Her bachelor’s degree is in music education (Dana School of Music). The second edition of her textbook, Music Research: A Handbook, was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. She has a joint appointment between the College of Music and Waltz Music Library.
laurie.sampsel@colorado.edu     303-492-3929
Robert Shay

Robert Shay

Dean, College of Music • Professor of Musicology
Musicology
Robert Shay became Dean of the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder in August 2014, having previously served as Director of the School of Music at the University of Missouri (from 2008 to 2014) and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Conservatory at the Longy School of Music, in Cambridge, Massachusetts (from 2000 to 2008).
Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith

Associate Professor of Musicology
Musicology
Jeremy L. Smith, Associate Professor of Musicology, is a specialist on the English Renaissance with a secondary interest in Progressive Rock. Jeremy L. Smith, Associate Professor of Musicology, is a specialist on the English Renaissance with a secondary interest in Progressive Rock. He has published articles in Journal of American Musicological Society, Music & Letters, Computing in Musicology, Notes, Fontes Artis Musicae, New Dictionary of National Biography, MGG and New Grove and has presented scholarly papers at annual meetings of the American Musicological Society and the Medieval and Renaissance Music Society, among others.
jeremy.smith@colorado.edu     303-492-8249
benjamin teitelbaum

Benjamin R. Teitelbaum

Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology • Coordinator of Non-Major Studies
Musicology
Benjamin R. Teitelbaum is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology and Affiliate Faculty in International Affairs. He earned a Ph.D. from Brown University with auxiliary studies at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm and Harvard University, and a B.M., summa cum lade, in nyckelharpa performance from Bethany College.

Strings

Edward Dusinberre

Edward Dusinberre

Artist-in-Residence (Violin), Takács Quartet • Ralph E. and Barbara L. Christoffersen Faculty Fellow
Strings
Edward Dusinberre is the first violinist of the internationally renowned Takács Quartet. The Takács Quartet has been in residence at the University of Colorado since 1983 and, in collaboration with other String Faculty, has developed a program geared toward students who relish the chance to develop their artistry with a special emphasis on chamber music, in a small tightly knit community where students will not be lost in the crowd.
Edward.Dusinberre@colorado.edu     303-492-5311
erika eckert

Erika Eckert

Chair, String Studies • Associate Professor of Viola
Strings
Violist Erika Eckert is currently Associate Professor of Viola at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has also been a faculty member of the Brevard Music Center since 2011. Previously, Eckert served on the faculties of The Cleveland Institute of Music, Baldwin Wallace College, and the Chautauqua Institution in New York where she served as the coordinator of the chamber music program for the Music School Festival Orchestra for three summers.
erika.eckert@colorado.edu     303-492-1198
Paul Erhard

Paul Erhard

Professor of Double Bass
Strings
Dr. Erhard has been the Double Bass Professor in the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music since 1986. In addition to double bass teaching, Dr. Erhard teaches “Improvisation for String Players,” drawing upon his experiences with Indian music and Jazz, and the “Orchestral Audition Class.”
paul.erhard@colorado.edu     303-492-4918
Andras Fejér

András Fejér

Artist-In-Residence (Cello), Takács Quartet • Ralph E. and Barbara L. Christoffersen Faculty Fellow
Strings
András Fejér is the cellist of the internationally renowned Takács Quartet. The Takács Quartet has been in residence at the University of Colorado since 1983 and, in collaboration with other String Faculty, has developed a program geared toward students who relish the chance to develop their artistry with a special emphasis on chamber music, in a small tightly knit community where students will not be lost in the crowd.
afejer@sprynet.com     303-492-5311

Judith Glyde

Professor Emerita
Strings
Judith Glyde, cellist professor emeriti of the String faculty, studied with Bernard Greenhouse, formerly of the Beaux Arts Trio. Receiving a Bachelors degree at the Hartt College of Music, she received a Masters degree at the Manhattan School of Music in 1969. A founding member of the Manhattan String Quartet in 1970, she left the Quartet at the end of the 1991-92 season to be Professor of Cello and Director of the String Quartet Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Janet Harriman

Janet Harriman

Lecturer, Harp
Strings
Janet Harriman began her harp studies with her mother, Jean Harriman. She continued her harp studies with Alice Chalifoux while she attended the College of Wooster, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Salzedo harp Colony. She is currently principal harpist with the Central City Opera Festival, a position she has held since 1993, and performs regularly with Opera Colorado.
David Requiro

David Requiro

Assistant Professor of Cello
Strings
First Prize Winner of the 2008 Naumburg International Violoncello Competition, David Requiro (pronounced Re-keer-oh) has emerged as one of today’s finest American cellists. After winning First Prize in both the Washington International and Irving M. Klein International String Competitions, he also captured a top prize at the Gaspar Cassadó International Violoncello Competition in Hachioji, Japan, coupled with the prize for the best performances of works by Cassadó.
Harumi Rhodes

Harumi Rhodes

Assistant Professor of Violin
Strings
A graduate of The Juilliard School and the New England Conservatory, her principal teachers have been Shirley Givens, Earl Carlyss, Ronald Copes and Donald Weilerstein. Rhodes has served as Head of Strings and Chamber Music at Syracuse University, as well as Assistant Violin Faculty at the Juilliard School. Most recently, Rhodes has been appointed Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of Colorado Boulder starting in the fall of 2015.
Károly Schranz

Károly Schranz

Artist in Residence (Violin), Takács Quartet • Ralph E. and Barbara L. Christoffersen Faculty Fellow
Strings
Károly Schranz (second violin) was born in 1952 in Budapest, Hungary. His first musical experiences were listening to the Gypsy bands in restaurants, which he has always admired for their virtuosity and musicianship. Schranz began playing the violin at the age of four under the very strict supervision of his mother who often resorted to unconventional methods of teaching and encouraging practice.
kschranz@earthnet.net     303-492-5311
Nicolò  Spera

Nicolò Spera

Director, Ritter Family Classical Guitar Program • Assistant Professor of Guitar
Strings
In 2011, Spera was appointed to the faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he is Assistant Professor in the Ritter Family Classical Guitar Program. He is also on the faculty of the International Studies Institute at Palazzo Rucellai in Florence, Italy. In 2013, he founded the University of Colorado International Guitar Festival and Competition, an unprecedented event that attracts prestigious guests, guitar performers, and students from all over the world.
nicolo.spera@colorado.edu     303-492-3790
Geraldine Walther

Geraldine Walther

Artist in Residence (Viola), Takács Quartet • Ralph E. and Barbara L. Christoffersen Faculty Fellow
Strings
Before joining the Takács Quartet at the University of Colorado, Geraldine Walther was Principal Violist of the San Francisco Symphony for 29 years. Early in her career she served as assistant principal of the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Miami Philharmonic, and the Baltimore Symphony. Geraldine Walther’s recordings include Hindemith’s Trauermusik and Der Schwanendreher with the San Francisco Symphony (both on London/Decca), Paul Chihara’s Golden Slumbers with the San Francisco Chamber Singers (Albany), and Lou Harrison’s Threnody (New Albion).
gewiz722@aol.com     303-492-5311
Charles Wetherbee

Charles Wetherbee

Assistant Professor of Violin
Strings
Violinist Charles Wetherbee brings to the CU College of Music a wealth of experience and expertise from his varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral concertmaster and teacher. He has performed throughout the world, including Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. A devoted chamber musician, Charles is the first violinist of the Carpe Diem String Quartet, with whom he tours and performs regularly.
charles.wetherbee@colorado.edu     303-492-3601

Theory

Mark Arnett

Lecturer, Music Theory
Theory
mark.arnett@colorado.edu     303-735-0393
Steven Bruns

Steven Bruns

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies • Associate Professor of Music Theory
Theory
Steven Bruns is an associate professor of music and currently serves as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music. He also teaches courses in music theory and analysis. He holds a BME magna cum laude from Northern State College, SD and received his MM and PhD in music theory from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
steven.bruns@colorado.edu     303-492-2207
Philip Chang

Philip Chang

Instructor, Music Theory
Theory
Philip Chang began his music theory studies at Florida State University and earned his doctorate in the field at the Eastman School of Music. His principal instrument is the harpsichord, and his instructors include Karyl Louwenaar and Arthur Haas. He has co-edited two issues of Intégral, the music theory journal published by Eastman graduate music theory students, and has also published articles in Indiana Theory Reviewand Pi Kappa Phi Forum.
philip.chang@colorado.edu     303-492-1081
Daphne Leong

Daphne Leong

Associate Professor of Music Theory
Theory
Daphne Leong is Associate Professor of Music Theory. Her research interests include rhythm, analysis and performance, and the music of 20th- and 21st-century composers, particularly Béla Bartók. Leong holds a Ph.D (music theory), M.A. (music theory), and M.Mus. (piano performance) from the Eastman School of Music. Leong is also an active pianist and chamber musician, performing in recent years in the United States, Canada, England, Romania, and Hong Kong.
daphne.leong@colorado.edu     303-492-4337
Yonatan Malin

Yonatan Malin

Chair, Music Theory • Associate Professor of Music Theory
Theory
Yonatan Malin is Associate Professor of Music Theory. His areas of research include the German Lied, music-text relations, theories of rhythm and meter, and liturgical music in Jewish traditions. His book Songs in Motion: Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied was published by Oxford University Press in 2010, and he has published articles Music Theory Spectrum, Music Analysis, and Expressive Intersections in Brahms.

Kris Shaffer

Instructor, Music Theory
Theory
Kris Shaffer (Ph.D., Yale University, 2011), is Instructor of Music Theory at the University of Colorado–Boulder and Contributing Editor for the journal Hybrid Pedagogy. He previously held the position of Assistant Professor of Music at Charleston Southern University. Shaffer holds a Master of Philosophy and a Master of Arts in music theory from Yale University, a Master of Music in orchestral performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, and a Bachelor of Music in performance (with an honors thesis in music theory) from Lawrence University in Wisconsin.
Keith Waters

Keith Waters

Professor of Music Theory
Theory
Keith Waters is Professor of Music Theory. His book, The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet 1965-68, was published by Oxford University Press in 2011. He received a PhD in Music Theory from the Eastman School of Music, and a Masters degree in jazz piano from the New England Conservatory of Music. As a jazz pianist, he has performed with James Moody, Eddie Harris, Bobby Hutcherson, Sheila Jordan, and Chris Connor, and has recorded and performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Russia.
watersk@colorado.edu     303-492-8417

Voice and Opera

Jennifer Bird

Jennifer Bird

Assistant Professor of Voice (Soprano)
Voice and Opera
American soprano Jennifer Bird enjoys a busy and varied singing career in the US and Europe, having built a reputation as a charismatic, intelligent and versatile performer of more than 50 roles in opera, operetta and musical theater, as well as much of the standard oratorio and concert literature. Jennifer has been a prizewinner in several international competitions, including First Prizes in the Sylvia Geszty Competition, Elisa Meyer Competition, and the Robert Stolz Competition.
jennifer.bird@colorado.edu     303-735-0936
Nicholas Carthy

Nicholas Carthy

Music Director, Eklund Opera Program • Associate Professor of Opera
Voice and Opera
Nicholas Carthy, Opera Music Director, studied at the Guildhall School of Music in London with Mary Peppin and John York, and in 1981 won an Austrian government scholarship to study at the Mozarteum Salzburg with Hans Leygraf. After completing his studies he was offered a post as Kapellmeister at the Landestheater in Salzburg where he made his operatic debut conducting Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro.
nicholas.carthy@colorado.edu     303-735-1276
Matthew Chellis

Matthew Chellis

Assistant Professor of Voice (Tenor)
Voice and Opera
Matthew Chellis is considered one of America’s most versatile singing actors. He has appeared with opera companies, orchestras and theatre companies in North and South America and Europe. Chellis has sung over twenty principal roles with New York City Opera and sung with Washington National Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Atlanta Opera, Opera Bogata, and Calgary Opera to name a few.
Leigh Holman

Leigh Holman

Director, Eklund Opera Program • Assistant Director of Opera
Voice and Opera
Leigh Holman is an established stage director in the fields of Opera and Musical Theatre. As director of the Opera Colorado Ensemble Artists, she has directed two touring productions per season, concerts and other presentations to promote Opera Colorado and the young artists that are contracted into the program. In summer 2010, she served as founder, Artistic Director, and Stage Director of CU NOW premiering new operatic works by Robert Aldridge, Herschel Garfein, Dan Kellogg, and J. Michael Martinez.
leigh.holman@colorado.edu     303-492-6576
Patrick Mason

Patrick Mason

Chair, Voice and Opera • Professor of Voice (Baritone) • Berton Coffin Faculty Fellow
Voice and Opera
The distinguished American baritone, Patrick Mason, has performed and recorded an astonishingly wide range of music spanning the last 10 centuries. In the fall of 2007 he premiered a major new work by Pulitzer Prize winning composer George Crumb, Voices from a Forgotten World, with Orchestra 2001 in Philadelphia, and he was a Grammy finalist in the category of Solo Vocal Performance in 2006 for his recording Songs of Amy Beach on Bridge Records.
patrick.mason@colorado.edu     303-492-5935
Mutsumi Moteki

Mutsumi Moteki

Associate Professor of Voice and Opera (Vocal Coach)
Voice and Opera
Since her college years in Tokyo, Japan, Mutsumi Moteki has been active as a vocal coach/accompanist. She is currently an associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she teaches singing diction, vocal repertoire, heads the musical staff of CU Opera, and is a member of newly formed Collaborative Piano Faculty.
moteki@colorado.edu     303-492-4095
Abigail Nims

Abigail Nims

Assistant Professor of Voice (Mezzo-soprano)
Voice and Opera
Mezzo-soprano Abigail Nims has established herself as a musician of integrity and versatility, continuing to garner praise for her committed performances of repertoire spanning from the Baroque to contemporary premieres. Nims has received awards from distinguished foundations and institutions including the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation Competition, Santa Fe Opera, the Carmel Bach Festival, Yale School of Music, and the American Bach Society/Bach Choir of Bethlehem Competition.
abigail.nims@Colorado.EDU     303-492-8650
Patti Peterson

Patti Peterson

Associate Professor of Voice (Soprano) • Berton Coffin Faculty Fellow
Voice and Opera
Patti Peterson has been on the faculty of the College of Music at the University of Colorado at Boulder for 22 years, has served as chair of the voice area, presently teaches studio voice and graduate courses in vocal pedagogy, and supervises a vibrant Graduate Assistant teaching program. She has made recent presentations on the aging voice and the teenage voice for the Colorado Chapter of MTNA.
Patti.Peterson@colorado.edu     303-492-5866
Jeremy Reger

Jeremy Reger

Senior Instructor, Vocal Coach
Voice and Opera
Jeremy Reger comes to the voice department as vocal coach at the senior instructor level after holding the position of director of keyboard studies and collaborative arts at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. The international performer and educator says although the natural beauty of the region was a big draw, in the end it was the passion of the students and faculty at the College of Music that led him here.

Woodwinds

James Brody

James Brody

Director, Musicians' Wellness Program • Associate Professor of Oboe
Woodwinds
James Brody’s oboe playing has been praised by the New York Times for its “wonderfully euphonious spirit.” While a member of the Camerata Woodwind Quintet, he performed concerts in Carnegie Recital Hall and in the Far East. Brody’s major teachers include John Mack, Jerry Sirucek, and William Baker. He also studied the Baroque oboe with Grant Moore and James Caldwell and chamber music with Marcel Moyse.
brody@colorado.edu     303-492-1641
Peter Cooper

Peter Cooper

Senior Instructor, Oboe
Woodwinds
A CU Boulder faculty member since 2004, Principal Oboist of the Colorado Symphony Peter Cooper has taught and performed as soloist with orchestras in Asia, Europe and the United States. He previously held positions in the San Francisco Symphony and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. A graduate of Northwestern University, he studied with Ray Still and Gladys Elliot.
peter.cooper@colorado.edu     303-492-0349 x2
Yoshi Ishikawa

Yoshiyuki (Yoshi) Ishikawa

Chair, Woodwind Studies • Professor of Bassoon
Woodwinds
In demand as a soloist, chamber musician and a pedagogue, Ishikawa has performed and taught throughout the U.S. and in Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania. Ishikawa has been the professor of bassoon at the University of Colorado at Boulder College of Music since 1991. He often serves as an advisor for international competitions and has served as a judge for the most prestigious international competitions.
ishikawa@colorado.edu     303-492-7297
Christina Jennings

Christina Jennings

Associate Professor of Flute
Woodwinds
In great demand as a teacher, Jennings is Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Colorado Boulder, and on the summer faculties of Greenwood Music Camp and ARIA. She has also taught at Texas and Sarasota Music Festivals. She is the director of the Panoramic Flutist Seminar and the upcoming Once a Flutist Festival.
christina.jennings@colorado.edu     303-492-7150
Tom Myer

Tom Myer

Associate Professor of Saxophone
Woodwinds • Jazz Studies
Tom Myer is the Professor of Saxophone at the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder and has served as the Director of Jazz Studies at CU from 1988-95.He received his MM degree in woodwind performance and jazz studies from North Texas State University. He earned his undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
myert@colorado.edu     303-492-4204
Daniel Silver

Daniel Silver

Associate Professor of Clarinet
Woodwinds
Clarinetist Daniel Silver is active as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer, clinician and teacher. He has served as principal clarinet of the Baltimore Opera Orchestra, the Washington Chamber Symphony (Kennedy Center) and the National Gallery Orchestra. A graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Michigan, his teachers have included Thomas Peterson, Robert Marcellus and Deborah Chodacki.
daniel.silver@colorado.edu     303-492-7101

World Music Ensembles

Mami Itasaka-Keister

Co-Director, Japanese Traditional Music Ensemble
World Music Ensembles
mamiitasaka@yahoo.com     303-492-5496

I Made Lasamawan

Director, Balinese Gamelan Ensemble
World Music Ensembles

Maputo Mensah

Director, West African Highlife Ensemble
World Music Ensembles
maputo.mensah@Colorado.EDU     303-492-7682

Francisco (Chino) Rodriquez

Director, Mexican Mariachi Ensemble
World Music Ensembles