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Church Music Faculty

Karen Bartz - Adjunct Professor of Piano and Class Piano (1988-). B.S.Ed., Concordia College, Seward; M.F.A. University of Minnesota

Abbie Betinis - Adjunct Professor of Composition (2011-). B.M., St. Olaf College; M.M. University of Minnesota

Tim Bradley - Adjunct Professor of French Horn (2012-). B.M., St. Olaf College; M.M., Southern Methodist University

Ewa Bujak - Adjunct Professor of Violin and Viola (2001-). M.A., Academy of Music, Warsaw, Poland; M.M. University of Minnesota

Jerome Elsbernd - Adjunct Professor of Voice (2011-). B.M., M.M., North Dakota State University

Robin Gehl - Adjunct Professor of Music History (2013-.) B.M., St. Olaf College; M.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.

Keith Hilson - Adjunct Professor of Low Brass (2012-). B.M.E., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.M., University of Minnesota

Aaron Isakson - Adjunct Professor of Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble (2008-). B.M., University of Nebraska; M.M., University of Minnesota; Music Education Licensure, Concordia University, St. Paul

Jennifer Kennard - Adjunct Professor of Flute (2010-). B.M., Crane School of Music, SUNY-Potsdam; M.M., D.M.A., Michigan State University

Nathan Kennedy - Term Professor of Music (2012-). B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.M., University of Wisconsin; M.M., D.M.A., University of Minnesota. Musicianship, Coordinator of Piano Instruction, private piano, accompanying.

Paula Lammers - Adjunct Professor of Contemporary Singing Styles (2010-). B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.M., University of Minnesota

Kristina Langlois - Adjunct Professor of Organ (2011-). B.A., M.C.M. Concordia College, River Forest; D.M. in Church Music, Northwestern University

Oleg Levin - Adjunct Professor of Piano (2011-). Diploma, College of Music, Belorussia; B.M., D.M.A., University of Minnesota

Don Livingston - Adjunct Professor of Harpsichord (2009-). B.A., Kansas State University; J.D., William Mitchell College of Law; D.M.A. candidate, Indiana University

Carolynne Mathis - Adjunct Professor of Handbells (1998-). B.A., Frostburg State University; M.M., University of Illinois

David Mennicke - Professor of Music (1989-). B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Mus., D.M.A., University of Arizona. Music Department Chair, Director of Choral Studies, Coordinator of DPM Program, Chapel Cantor, Coordinator of Choral Arts Finale. Teaches classes/lessons in choir, conducting, choral methods, church music and music education.

Monica Murray - Associate Professor of Music (1988-). B.M., St. Olaf College; M.M., Indiana University; D.M.A., University of Minnesota; J.D., William Mitchell College of Law. Voice Coordinator, vocal pedagogy, private voice, diction, musicianship, music appreciation. Arts & Letters/Department Assessment Coordinator, past Regional Governor and past President of Minnesota Chapter of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).

Jeana Ogren - Staff Accompanist (2003-). B.M., University of Wyoming; M.M., University of Wisconsin

Nancy Parker - Adjunct Professor of Choral Literature, Music Appreciation (2007-). B.A., Bethel University; M.S.T., Portland State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Adam Rossmiller - Adjunct Professor of Jazz Ensemble, Improvisation (2009-). B.M., University of Denver; M.M., D.M.A., University of Minnesota

John Roth - Adjunct Professor of Guitar, Electronic Music, Guitar Ensemble, Chapel Band (1984-). B.A., St. Olaf College; M.F.A., University of Minnesota

Jennifer Rubin - Adjunct Professor of String Bass (2004-). B.M., M.M., Juilliard School of Music

Paul Schimming - Adjunct Professor of Clarinet, Saxophone and Woodwind Methods (2010-). B.M., Kansas State University; M.M., Arizona State; D.M.A., University of Minnesota

Mark Seerup - Adjunct Professor of Oboe (1997-). B.F.A., University of Minnesota. Graduate study at Aspen School of Music

Takako Seimiya Senn - Adjunct Professor of Trumpet (2003-). B.M., Musashino Acedemia Musicae, Tokyo; M.M., D.M.A., University of Minnesota

Shari Speer - Term Professor of Music (1997-). B.M.E., Augustana College; M.M., Westminster Choir College; additional graduate study, University of Minnesota. Department website coordinator, recital coordinator, private voice, opera workshop, Jubilate choir. Regional Governor and past President of Minnesota Chapter of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

Hong Wang - Adjunct Professor of Cello (2001-). B.M., Shanghai Conservatory of Music; M.M., University of Kansas; D.M.A., University of Minnesota

Bill White - Adjunct Professor of Vocal Jazz (2007-). B.A., University of St. Thomas; B.A., M.M., University of Minnesota

Kim White - Adjunct Professor of Music Education (2008-). B.A., Hamline University; Music Education Licensure, Concordia University, St. Paul; M.M.Ed., University of St. Thomas

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