Dean's Office

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).

Elise Campbell

Travel and Guest Artist Coordinator
Alex George

Alexander George

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Special Assistant to the Dean
david mallett

David Mallett

Assistant Dean for Budget and Finance

Arianne Powell

HR & Accounting Technician
Katie Skayhan

Katie Skayhan

Community Engagement & Social Innovation Coordinator

Academic Services

James Austin

James Austin

Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Undergraduate Studies • Professor of Music Education
Music Education
James Austin is Professor of Music Education and Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Undergraduate Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. He currently teaches graduate courses, and directs master’s theses and doctoral dissertations.
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.

Veronica Greuel

Director, Admissions and Recruitment

Felicia Hamilton

Academic Service and Admission Assistant
Victoria Ibarra

Victoria Ibarra

Undergraduate Staff Advisor
Chris Martin

Chris Martin

Graduate Studies Coordinator
Leah Smith

Leah Smith

Undergraduate Studies Student Services Assistant

Advancement

Courtney Rowe

Courtney Rowe

Assistant Dean for Advancement
Courtney Rowe joined the College of Music Advancement Team in May 2015. She is thrilled to work with donors in support of the exemplary programs offered through the College of Music and is focused on music+ , the college’s $50 million campaign. She also enjoys working with donors who are passionate about the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Prior to joining CU, Courtney held several programmatic and fundraising positions with organizations in...
emily chesnic

Emily Chesnic

Senior Development Assistant
madison munn

Madison Munn

Program Manager for Strategy and Stewardship
Kaite Hayes

Katie Neal

Senior Events Manager
Colleen Reese

Colleen Reese

Assistant Director of Development
jeni webster

Jeni M. Webster

Manager of Annual Giving

American Music Research Center

Susan Thomas

Susan Thomas

Director, American Music Research Center • Professor of Musicology
Musicology
Prior to coming to the University of Colorado, Susan Thomas was at the University of Georgia, where she was professor of musicology and women’s studies. At UGA, she co-directed the Athens Music Project, a research, curriculum and outreach initiative that explores the multiple music histories for which the Athens region is renowned.

Concerts and Communications

joan mclean braun

Joan McLean Braun

Assistant Dean for Concerts & Communications • Executive Director of CU Presents • Lecturer, Entrepreneurship
She provides leadership and direction for the College of Music's concerts and strategic communications team. Together, they market and promote the College's performances as well as bring visibility and attention to its activities and accomplishments. Joan McLean Braun also curates the Artist Series and serve as executive director of CU Presents.
jessie bauters

Jessie Bauters

Associate Director of Communications

Michael Casey

Box Office Services Coordinator
Sabrina Green

Sabrina Green

Publications Specialist
Laima Haley

Laima Haley

Director of Marketing & Public Relations
becca vaclavik

Becca Vaclavik

Public Relations Manager

Eklund Opera Program

Leigh Holman

Leigh Holman

Director, Eklund Opera Program • Associate Professor 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.
Christie Conover

Christie Conover

Opera Production Assistant
Ron Mueller

Ron Mueller

Technical Director

Tom Robbins

Costume Designer
Jeff Rusnak

Jeff Rusnak

Assistant Technical Director

Howard B. Waltz Music Library

Stephanie Bonjack

Stephanie Bonjack

Head, Howard B. Waltz Music Library
Bonjack provides leadership and direction for the services, collections and personnel at the Howard B. Waltz Music Library. She also directly engages the College of Music community through outreach efforts, research assistance and classroom instruction.

Linda Bagley

Music Cataloging Specialist
Clara Burns

Clara Burns

Music Copy Cataloger

Ryan Seward

Acting/Interim Branch Operations Manager • Outreach Specialist

Macky Auditorium

rudy betancourt

Rudy Betancourt

Director of Macky Audtiorium
Betancourt oversees the operations, finances, bookings and personnel management at Macky Auditorium.

Matthew Arrington

Assistant Director, Patron Services

Richard Barrett

Production Manager, Lighting and AV

Trevor Isetts

Production Manager, Sound and Rigging
Sara Krumwiede

Sara Krumwiede

Assistant Director, Administration

JP Osnes

Assistant Director, Production

Operations

john davis

John Davis

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Operations • Professor of Jazz Studies
Jazz Studies
John Davis is Professor of Jazz Studies and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Operations. 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.
Ted Mulcahey

Ted Mulcahey

Senior Piano Technician
Piano and Keyboard
At the College of Music, Ted 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. Mulcahey 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.

Mark Mikkelsen

Piano Technician
Piano and Keyboard
Mark Mikkelsen assists Ted Mulcahey in servicing the College of Music’s piano fleet.
laura graham

Laura Graham

Ensembles and Summer Programs Assistant
Kevin Harbison

Kevin Harbison

Recording Engineer • Instructor, Music Technology
Peggy Hinton

Peggy Hinton

Facilities and Operations Coordinator

Devin Welch

Scheduling and Operations Coordinator