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Kay Hoke Kay Hoke Dean, DePauw University School of Music

kayhoke@depauw.edu (765) 658-4437 GCPA 1130

Kay Hoke earned a B.A. in Music from the University of Kentucky and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. She began her academic career in Indiana, serving on the music faculty at Butler University for twenty years before accepting the position of Chair of the Division of Fine Arts and Professor of Music at Brevard College in North Carolina.

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Caroline Jetton Caroline Jetton Associate Dean for Academics and Advising

cjetton@depauw.edu (765) 658-4503 Green Center 1103

OFFICE HOURS: 8 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M., MONDAY-FRIDAY
HOURS ON-CAMPUS: Working Remotely
PREFERRED METHOD OF CONTACT: EMAIL

Caroline Jetton serves as Associate Dean of Academics and Advising for the School of Music, Director of Music Teacher Education, and Professor of Music. Her teaching responsibilities are in the area of music education and have included elementary and secondary general music, early childhood, diverse needs, foundations of music education, and student teaching supervision.

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Annie Weltz Annie Weltz Administrative Executive Assistant

annieweltz@depauw.edu 765.658.4437 Green Center for Performing Arts room 1129

Annie received her B.A. in English from Marietta College in 1996 and her M.Ed. in 2000 from Indiana Wesleyan University.  She was a public school teacher for 13 years (mainly junior high/middle school English) before making the switch to come work at DePauw.   She started working at DePauw as the secretary of the Women's Center in the fall of 2010, and in the fall of 2013, she began working as the secretary of the English Department.  Annie moved to the School of Music as the Administrative Executive Assistant in October of 2021.

Admission and Recruiting

George Palton George Palton Associate Director of Music Admission

georgepalton@depauw.edu (765) 658-4118 Green Center 1125

OFFICE HOURS: by appointment
Hours On-Campus: by appointment
Preferred Method of Contact: Email

George Palton is currently the Associate Director of Admissions for the School of Music at DePauw University. He holds degrees in Tuba Performance from the University of Kentucky (DMA, MM) and Music Education (BMME, BM) from Bowling Green State University.

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Performing Arts Production Staff

Steven R. Linville Steven R. Linville Director of Productions

slinville@depauw.edu (765) 658-6737 Green Center 1026

OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Hours On Campus: 9 a.m to 5 p.m., M/W/F
Preferred Method of Contact: Email

Click here to review available times via Google Calendar.

Steven Linville received his Bachelor of Music degree from DePauw School of Music and his Master of Music degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.  He has performed in a variety of roles, including "Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec" in the world premiere of Bernard Rands’ opera Vincent (available on Naxos Recordings), "Mayor Upfold" in Albert Herring, and the tenor role in the Midwest premiere of Scott Perkins’ Charon

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Jaye Beetem Jaye Beetem Design and Technical Director

juliebeetem@depauw.edu (484) 707-4669 Green Center 0253 & 1011

OFFICE HOURS/ON Campus: 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M., MONDAY-FRIDAY
PREFERRED METHOD OF CONTACT: EMAIL

Jaye designs scenery/lighting, builds sets for the theatre program and the School of Music, and handles technical needs for Green Guest Artists and other guests. When not in the GCPA Shop, she can be found at Opera in the Ozarks where she has been the Technical Director for the past four summer seasons.

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Matt Johnson Matt Johnson Audio Technician and Assistant Technical Director

matthewjohnson@depauw.edu (765) 658-4506

OFFICE HOURS/On Campus: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Preferred Method of Contact: Email

View available times via Google Calendar 

Matt Johnson began recording and producing music while completing his bachelor's degree in trombone performance at the University of Iowa. After earning his Bachelor of Music degree he spent an additional year in Iowa City working for the University of Iowa recording studio. Now working for DePauw, Matt oversees the recording studio, operates live sound equipment, and also assists the technical director.

Kate Grimm Kate Grimm Event Production Coordinator

katherinegrimm@depauw.edu (765) 658-4254 Green Center 1024

OFFICE HOURS/On Campus: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Preferred Method of Contact: Email

Kate Grimm is a 2015 graduate of DePauw University.  She joined the DePauw team in 2017.

Jonathan Kroeger Jonathan Kroeger Arts Administration Graduate Intern

jonkroeger@depauw.edu (765) 658-4506 Green Center 1022

OFFICE HOURS/ON Campus: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Preferred Method of Contact: Email

Jonathan just graduated from DePauw University as part of the class of 2021 with a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance. He decided to remain at DePauw for a year before pursuing a Masters in Music Composition. In his free time, he writes music, paints, builds furniture, and cooks all different kinds of food.

Jenny Von Gerlachter Jenny Von Gerlachter Grant Writer

After graduating with her B.F.A. degree in Dance Performance from Butler University in 2009, Jennifer Von Gerlachter spent six years working at Louisville Ballet, performing, teaching and managing its outreach programs. Currently, she serves as the grant writer for the DePauw University School of Music and teaches ballet at Fleur-De-Lis Academy of Ballet.

21st Century Musician Initiative

Eliza Brown Eliza Brown 21CM Curriculum Faculty Coordinator

elizabrown@depauw.edu (765) 658-1021 Green Center 1107

OFFICE HOURS: GOOGLE CALENDAR
HOURS ON-CAMPUS: BY APPOINTMENT
PREFERRED METHOD OF CONTACT: EMAIL

Eliza Brown is a composer of concert music, music-theater, and opera. Her works have been performed throughout the Americas and Europe by leading interpreters of new music, including Ensemble Dal Niente, Spektral Quartet, ensemble recherche, International Contemporary Ensemble, Network for New Music, Ensemble SurPlus, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, and Wild Rumpus New Music Collective.

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Steven R. Linville Steven R. Linville 21CM Center

slinville@depauw.edu (765) 658-6737 Green Center 1026

OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Hours On Campus: 9 a.m to 5 p.m., M/W/F
Preferred Method of Contact: Email

Click here to review available times via Google Calendar.

Steven Linville received his Bachelor of Music degree from DePauw School of Music and his Master of Music degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.  He has performed in a variety of roles, including "Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec" in the world premiere of Bernard Rands’ opera Vincent (available on Naxos Recordings), "Mayor Upfold" in Albert Herring, and the tenor role in the Midwest premiere of Scott Perkins’ Charon

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Benjamin Smith Benjamin Smith 21CM Faculty He/Him

benjaminsmith@depauw.edu (765) 658-6736 Green Center 0163

OFFICE HOURS: BY APPOINTMENT
PREFERRED METHOD OF CONTACT: EMAIL

Benjamin Aaron Smith, DM is a dedicated arts advocate, a champion of new music, and a proponent of arts entrepreneurship and career advancement training preparing musicians for a career in the 21st Century. Smith is a teacher, and tenor, receiving his Doctorate of Music in Voice at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana studying with Patricia Havranek and Dr. Brian Horne. At DePauw, Benjamin has taught several 21CM courses, also serving as faculty for the 21st Century Musician Institute on Music Entrepreneurship.

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Cheridan Ross Cheridan Ross 21CM Arts Administration Graduate Intern

cheridanross@depauw.edu (765) 658-6733 Green Center 1128

OFFICE HOURS/ON CAMPUS: 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. MONDAY-FRIDAY
PREFERRED METHOD OF CONTACT: EMAIL

Cheridan graduated from DePauw University with the class of 2021, earning her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance. She plans on pursing a Masters in Violin Performance after her time at DePauw. When not working, Cheridan enjoys teaching, running, and composing. 

Woodwinds

Alistair Howlett Alistair Howlett Flute

alistairhowlett@depauw.edu (765) 658-6736 Green Center 0163

Alistair Howlett was born in Sydney, Australia, and received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He later completed his Masters in Performance at the Hochschule for Music and Theater Munich, Germany, with flute professor András Adorján. From 2006 to 2013, he was Utility Flute with the Opera Australia Orchestra, which performs at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

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Candice Kiser Candice Kiser Clarinet

candicekiser@depauw.edu (765) 658-4392

Candice Kiser joined the DePauw faculty in 2019 and has been a member of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra as Second Clarinet since 2003. She holds the same chair in the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra (Virginia), and has performed with numerous ensembles such as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Erie Philharmonic, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Baton Rouge Symphony and the Evansville Philharmonic, among others. As a studio recording artist, Ms. Kiser has recorded diverse commercial, educational, and religious musical projects at studios in the Indianapolis area, including many projects for the Hal Leonard Corporation.

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Leonid Sirotkin Leonid Sirotkin Oboe

leonidsirotkin@depauw.edu (765) 658-6757 Green Center 1110

As an orchestral performer, Leonid Sirotkin is a member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Des Moines Metro Opera. A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, he served for almost a decade as principal English horn with the Kirov Opera and Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater under Maestro Valery Gergiev.

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Scotty Stepp Scotty Stepp Saxophone

scottystepp@depauw.edu (765) 658-6798

During 2001-2003 Scotty Stepp was granted a Fulbright Fellowship and a Harriet Hale Wooley scholarship to study in Paris, France, under the direction of acclaimed saxophonist Jean-Yves Fourmeau. Stepp has performed throughout the United States, Europe and China.

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Kara Stolle Kara Stolle Bassoon

kstolle@depauw.edu (765) 658-6757

Kara Stolle is principal bassoonist with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. An active recording studio and chamber ensemble musician, Kara has also performed as a baroque bassoonist with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and as an extra musician with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. 

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Brass

Leonard Foy Leonard Foy Trumpet

lfoy@depauw.edu (765) 658-4399 Green Center 0164

Leonard (Lennie) Foy is Professor of Trumpet at the DePauw University School of Music. A native of the “City of Arts and Innovation”, Winston-Salem, NC, he was born to both a musically dedicated community and musically gifted family. His mother, Elsie Griffin Foy, is a retired soprano and distinguished music educator while his father, the late Bernard T. Foy, Sr., was a renowned pianist and former Supervisor of Music for the Winston-Salem and Forsyth County schools. In 2017, his alma mater R. J. Reynolds Senior High School––a nationally celebrated arts magnet for the past decade––honored the first of its most creative alumni by inducting Lennie as an inaugural member of the Arts Hall of Fame.

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James Beckel James Beckel Trombone and Euphonium

jbeckel@depauw.edu (765) 658-6798 Green Center 0161

James Beckel is the principal trombonist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and is also a member of the Carmel Chamber Brass Choir. He has appeared as a soloist on many occasions, including with the Indianapolis Symphony. 

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Robert Danforth Robert Danforth Horn

rdanforth@depauw.edu (765) 658-4392 Green Center 0162

The principal horn of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Danforth has been a member of the symphony orchestras of Grand Rapids, Toledo, and Omaha, and has performed with the Detroit and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras.


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William Rabun William Rabun Trumpet

williamrabun@depauw.edu (765) 658-6735 Green Center 0107

Mr. Rabun is the former principal trumpet of the Artic Chamber Orchestra, Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Fairbanks. Opera Fairbanks is under the direction of Gregory Buchalter- Maestro di Banda for the Metropolitan Opera. As a guest artist, he has performed with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Wind Symphony, and the Mat-Su concert band, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Jazz Festival, and the Valley Jazz Festival in Palmer, Alaska. He has also had the opportunity to play lead trumpet in jazz big bands behind jazz legends such as Bill Watrous, and Tom “Bones” Malone. As a member of the United States Army, Mr. Rabun performed in the brass quintets for the First Cavalry Division Band, and the Artic Warrior Band and served as the brass quintet leader in the Arctic Warrior Band.


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Orcenith Smith Orcenith Smith Tuba | Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Area Coordinator

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

OFFICE HOURS: 1:30-2:00 M,T,W,TH AND 3:00-3:15 M,W,TH
PREFERRED METHOD OF CONTACT: EMAIL

The New York Times headline read, “One Who Dares to Reveal a Tuba’s Discreet Charms,” when describing Orcenith Smith’s recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in October of 1997.

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Percussion

Ming-Hui Kuo Ming-Hui Kuo Percussion

ming-huikuo@depauw.edu (765) 658-6638 Green Center 1111

Ming-Hui Kuo studied percussion with Dr. Pei-Ching Wu and Mr. Tzong-Ching Ju and was an intern member of Ju Percussion Group from 1993 to 2002. During her time with JPG, she performed in over 500 concerts and hundreds of music-related activities. Her international appearances with JPG include performances in Taiwan, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong-Kong, Macao, Spain, Hungary, Australia, Canada, and the United States.

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Strings

Nicole Brockmann Nicole Brockmann Viola | String and Chamber Ensembles Area Coordinator

nicolebrockmann@depauw.edu (765) 658-6351 Green Center 0117

Nicole M. Brockmann enjoys a multifaceted career of performance, teaching, and scholarship. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University and her Master of Music, Artist Diploma, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Yale University. Her viola teachers include Jesse Levine, Paul Silver, and Isaias Zelkowicz. 

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Andre Gaskins Andre Gaskins Violoncello

andregaskins@depauw.edu (765) 658-4384 Green Center 0119

Principal Cellist of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Andre J. Gaskins enjoys a diverse musical career as cellist, conductor, composer and music educator. Maintaining an active schedule as a performing cellist, his recording of Martinu’s Concertino for the Summit Records label was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Awards, in the category of "Best Performance by a small ensemble (with or without conductor)".

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Davis Brooks Davis Brooks Violin He/Him

davisbrooks@depauw.edu (765) 658-4390 Green Center 0118

Davis Brooks comes from a diverse musical background as soloist, pedagogue, orchestral musician, studio musician, concertmaster on Broadway, conductor, and chamber musician. His teaching experience has included faculty appointments at Baylor University, Wayne State University, the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, Bucknell University, and Butler University, where he is Professor of Violin Emeritus. Dr. Brooks also held the 2015-2016 University of Alabama School of Music Endowed Chair in Music Composition.

 

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Harriet Moore Harriet Moore Harp and Folk Guitar

hmoore@depauw.edu (765) 658-6643 Green Center 0116

Harriet Thompson Moore has performed solo and symphonic works with many orchestras throughout the United States, including the North Carolina, Duke University, University of North Carolina, and Indiana University symphony orchestras. She has recorded numerous CDs with DePauw and Indiana State University faculty. 

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Piano Performance

May Phang May Phang Piano | Keyboard Area Coordinator

mphang@depauw.edu (765) 658-4403 Green Center 0108

May Phang performs regularly as soloist and chamber musician, in venues such as the Goethe Institute in Bangkok, Tianjin Conservatory Concert Hall in China, Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, Place-des-Arts in Montreal, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington D.C., Chicago Cultural Center, Detroit Institute of Art, and at festivals such as the Singapore Festival of Arts, Montreal International Piano Festival, Karol Szymanowski Festival, Poland, and Festival de música de cámara de Aguascalientes, Mexico. 

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Secondary Piano & Staff Accompanist

Laura Brumbaugh Laura Brumbaugh Staff Accompanist | Vocal Coach

laurabrumbaugh@depauw.edu (765) 658-4400 Green Center 0106

OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Hours On-Campus: As Needed
Preferred Method of Contact: Email

 Laura Brumbaugh is a vocal coach and staff accompanist at DePauw University School of Music. She is also on the faculty of the Savannah Voice Festival and serves as music director for the Centerstage Theatre Company’s summer productions in Boulder, Colorado.

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Sean Cavanaugh Sean Cavanaugh Staff Accompanist

seancavanaugh@depauw.edu (765) 658-4642

Pianist Sean Cavanaugh has been recognized for his electric and engaging interpretations of music across a wide range of musical styles. He has performed numerous solo and chamber music recitals across the United States, as well as a number of concerto performances.

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Amanda Hopson Amanda Hopson Secondary Piano | Vocal Coach | Senior Staff Accompanist | Accompanying and Secondary Piano Coordinator

ahopson@depauw.edu (765) 658-6546

Amanda Hopson is a summa cum laude graduate of Augustana College, where she earned her bachelor's degree in piano with Sharon Kleinhuizen Jensen. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees at The University of Texas at Austin, studying with Danielle Martin.

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Natalia Rachford Natalia Rachford Secondary Piano | Staff Accompanist

nataliarachford@depauw.edu (765) 658-6735 Green Center 0107

Russian born pianist Natalia Rachford started her music education at the age of seven in the music school of her native city Rostov-on-Don. She studied under Vera Klyachko, student of the famous Russian pianist Vladimir Sofronitsky, who was a student and friend of Alexander Scriabin.

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Tony Weinstein Tony Weinstein Secondary Piano | Vocal Coach | Staff Accompanist

tonyweinstein@depauw.edu (765) 658-5363 Green Center 0103

OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Hours On-Campus: Mondays only
Preferred Method of Contact: Email

 Tony Weinstein's principal teachers have included the eminent Luba Edlina-Dubinsky at Indiana University, Sedmara Rutstein and Haewon Song at Oberlin, and Derison Duarte at Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts.

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Secondary Piano

Maureen Carkeek Maureen Carkeek Secondary Piano

mcarkeek@depauw.edu (765) 658-5363

Maureen Carkeek received her degrees from DePauw University as an organ major and a SMM from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She held positions at St. George's Episcopal Chapel and the Dutch Reformed Church in Jersey City. 

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Voice

Thomas King Thomas King Tenor

thomasking@depauw.edu (765) 658-4383 Green Center 0113

PREFERRED METHOD OF CONTACT: EMAIL

Thomas King, tenor, has performed over 50 roles in opera, operetta and musicals from 1969 to 2021, including the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, The Conferencier in Cabaret, Old Deuteronomy in Cats, and Pedrillo in The Abduction from the Seraglio. He was often engaged as soloist for oratorios. He has presented solo recitals in over 15 states and Germany and Austria. He was a faculty member and later the Artistic Director of the American institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. He has been engaged as a voice professor at Austin Peay State University, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and DePauw University School of Music.

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André Campelo André Campelo Baritone

andrecampelo@depauw.edu (765) 658-4393 Green Center 0115

Brazilian baritone André Campelo is increasingly recognized for his abilities—as both a singer and as an actor—in a wide range of musical genres, from madrigal to opera, and art song to oratorio.

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Mary Martin Mary Martin Soprano She/Her

marymartin@depauw.edu (765) 658-4368 Green Center 0111

OFFICE HOURS: Thursdays 12:30-1:30 and BY APPOINTMENT
PREFERRED METHOD OF CONTACT: EMAIL

Ms. Martin earned her B.M. and M.M. Vocal Performance degrees from the University of Michigan, where she had the honor of singing the Star-Spangled Banner for President Obama in the Michigan Football Stadium. She is currently completing her doctorate degree at Indiana University, where she studies with Carol Vaness and was a recent recipient of the Sarah Joan Tuccelli-Gilbert Memorial Fellowship.

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Jessica Usherwood Jessica Usherwood Soprano

Soprano Jessica Usherwood is an active performer and soloist. As a recitalist, she has performed works including Messiaen’s Chants de terre et de ciel, William Bolcom’s Let Evening Come, André Previn’s Honey and Rue, and Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs. She serves as the soprano of the International Chamber Artists (ICA) of Chicago. With ICA, Jessica has performed on Chicago’s “Live from WFMT” recital series and presented works such as Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Requiem, Britten’s Les Illuminations, Ginastera’s Cantos Del Tucumán, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, and Morton Feldman’s Journey To The End Of Night.

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Jazz Studies

Leonard Foy Leonard Foy Trumpet

lfoy@depauw.edu (765) 658-4399 Green Center 0164

Leonard (Lennie) Foy is Professor of Trumpet at the DePauw University School of Music. A native of the “City of Arts and Innovation,” Winston-Salem, NC, he was born to both a musically dedicated community and musically gifted family. His mother, Elsie Griffin Foy, is a retired soprano and distinguished music educator while his father, the late Bernard T. Foy, Sr., was a renowned pianist and former Supervisor of Music for the Winston-Salem and Forsyth County schools. In 2017, his alma mater R. J. Reynolds Senior High School––a nationally celebrated arts magnet for the past decade––honored the first of its most creative alumni by inducting Lennie as an inaugural member of the Arts Hall of Fame.

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Steven Snyder Steven Snyder Director of University Jazz Ensembles | Jazz Piano

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

Steven Snyder is a pianist and organist who maintains an active playing schedule locally, nationally and internationally. Snyder was selected as one of 66 pianists from all over the world to compete in the Martial Solal International Jazz Piano Competition, which was held in Paris, France, in October 2002.  

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Sandy Williams Sandy Williams Jazz Guitar

swilliams@depauw.edu (765) 658-6736 Green Center 0114

OFFICE HOURS: By appointment
hours on campus: by Appointment
Preferred Method of Contact: Email

 Sandy Williams has been a fixture on the Indiana music scene for several decades. His live performance credits span performing with Idina Menzel, John Waters, Liza Mennelli, Marvin Hamlisch, alt-country rocker Steve Earle, Michael Feinstein’s live PBS special, the Steve Allee Big Band, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.

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Dance

Deborah Grammel Deborah Grammel Dance

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

Under the direction of George Verdak, Deborah Grammel has performed in the following classical ballets: Les Sylphides, Swan Lake, Raymonda, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. In conjunction with her studies at Butler University, she also trained in Michigan City, New York City, Houston, Chicago, and Miami.

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Core Musicianship

Matthew Balensuela Matthew Balensuela Music History

balensue@depauw.edu (765) 658-4398 Green Center 1105

OFFICE HOURS: by appointment
Hours On-Campus: by appointment
Preferred Method of Contact: Email

 Matthew Balensuela’s books include Music Theory from Boethius to Zarlino (co-authored with David Russell Williams, Pendragon Press, 2007) and the critical edition of the Ars cantus mensurabilis mensurata per modos iuris (Nebraska, 1994).

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Nicole Brockmann Nicole Brockmann Musicianship

nicolebrockmann@depauw.edu (765) 658-6351 Green Center 0117

Nicole M. Brockmann enjoys a multifaceted career of performance, teaching, and scholarship. She received her Bacholer of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University and her Master of Music, Artist Diploma, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Yale University. Her viola teachers include Jesse Levine, Paul Silver, and Isaias Zelkowicz. 

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Eliza Brown Eliza Brown Theory and Musicianship | Composition | Composition Area Coordinator

elizabrown@depauw.edu (765) 658-1021 Green Center 1107

OFFICE HOURS: google calendar
Hours On-Campus: by appointment
Preferred Method of Contact: Email

Eliza Brown is a composer of concert music, music-theater, and opera. Her works have been performed throughout the Americas and Europe by leading interpreters of new music, including Ensemble Dal Niente, Spektral Quartet, ensemble recherche, International Contemporary Ensemble, Network for New Music, Ensemble SurPlus, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, and Wild Rumpus New Music Collective.

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Elissa Harbert Elissa Harbert Music History

elissaharbert@depauw.edu (765) 658-4396 Green Center 1104

OFFICE HOURS: by appointment
Preferred Method of Contact: Email

Elissa Harbert is a musicologist specializing in music of the United States, focusing especially on cultural memory and historical representation in dramatic productions for stage and screen. She previously taught at Northwestern University and as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Macalester College. 

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Will Pearson Will Pearson Musicianship

williampearson@depauw.edu (765) 658-1059 Green Center 1109

OFFICE HOURS: by appointment - Google calendar
Hours On-Campus: As Needed
Preferred Method of Contact: Email

 William Pearson, a composer and organist, studied composition at SUNY Purchase with Suzanne Farrin, Du Yun and Huang Ruo, and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Erik Lund and Erin Gee. He also briefly studied organ and harpsichord with David Higgs and Bill Porter at the Eastman School of Music.

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Scott Spiegelberg Scott Spiegelberg Theory and Musicianship | Core Music Studies Area Coordinator

spiegelberg@depauw.edu (765) 658-4359 Green Center 1106

Scott Spiegelberg is interested in the perception of timbre, theory pedagogy, improvisation, and popular music analysis. He is researching how much average listeners are aware of timbre, what timbral sources they can identify, and how much information about timbral sources and qualities affect music enjoyment. 

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Music Education

Caroline Jetton Caroline Jetton Director of Music Teacher Education | Music Education Area Coordinator

cjetton@depauw.edu (765) 658-4503 Green Center 1103

Caroline Jetton received her B.M.E from Murray State University, M.M. from the University of Memphis, and Ed.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At UIUC, she was the recipient of the Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Doctoral Fellowship in Music Education.

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Amy Mougey Amy Mougey

Amy S. Mougey is a member of the music education division teaching the Brass Techniques course.  Prior to joining DePauw in 2020, she taught at the University of Indianapolis, Wartburg College, and grades K-12 in the Ohio public schools in instrumental music and general music. 

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Abby Means Abby Means

abbymeans@depauw.edu (765) 658-6350 Green Center 0110

OFFICE HOURS: MF, 8-10AM
HOURS ON-CAMPUS: mf, 8-11:30AM
PREFERRED METHOD OF CONTACT: EMAIL

Abby Means is a new adjunct faculty member serving in the field of music teacher education. She has taught courses at several universities in the area of music teacher education, including courses centered on elementary general music, early childhood music methods (for both early childhood education majors and music education majors), special music education, and student teaching supervision. 

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Jodi Lach Jodi Lach Program Coordinator for the Music Teacher Education Program

After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from Cedarville University, Jodi spent several years in the field of education, including classroom teaching, overseeing an after-school learning center, and working with individuals with dyslexia. She now serves as the Program Coordinator for the Music Teacher Education Program.

Ensembles

Craig Paré Craig Paré Director of University Bands; Large Ensemble Area Coordinator

cpare@depauw.edu (765) 658-4385 Green Center 1116

Appointed to the School of Music faculty in 1993, Craig Paré directs the University Band and Symphonic Band, as well as teaches conducting, Percussion Techniques, Brass Techniques, and Music Education Lab. Under his direction, the DePauw University Band has produced ten critically acclaimed compact discs through its CD Recording Project, issued commercially on the Mark Masters label. 

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Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt Director of University Choirs

ericschmidt@depauw.edu (765) 658-4391 Green Center 0112

OFFICE HOURS: by appointment
Hours On-Campus: 3-4PM, M,W & by appointment
Preferred Method of Contact: Email

 Hailing from Germany, Eric Schmidt went to Salt Lake City in 2012 to study choral conducting at the University of Utah. Since then, he has performed with numerous groups on the choral landscape in Utah and served as both the associate conductor of Utah Chamber Artists and as the assistant conductor of the Utah Symphony Chorus. In 2016, he made his debut with the Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall.

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Orcenith Smith Orcenith Smith Director of University Orchestras

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

OFFICE HOURS: 1:30-2:00 M,T,W,Th and 3:00-3:15 M,W,Th
Preferred Method of Contact: Email

Named “Outstanding Professor of Music” three times at DePauw, Orcenith Smith also was the inaugural recipient of the Cassel Grubb University Professorship in Music from 1999 to 2003. He has conducted over 800 performances of orchestral, operatic, and choral/orchestral repertoire for which critical acclaim has come both here and abroad.

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Steven Snyder Steven Snyder Director of University Jazz Ensembles

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

Steven Snyder is a pianist and organist who maintains an active playing schedule locally, nationally and internationally. Snyder was selected as one of 66 pianists from all over the world to compete in the Martial Solal International Jazz Piano Competition, which was held in Paris, France, in October 2002. 

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Music Library and Technology

Lynn Rodriguez Hohenstein Lynn Rodriguez Hohenstein Music Library Manager

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

Lynn Rodriguez Hohenstein was classically trained on piano, performed with obscure rock bands on the East Coast in the ’80s, studied jazz at Berklee College of Music, and studied history at Thomas Edison State University. While raising her children, she taught music classes, ensembles and individuals. After living in all of the major urban areas along the East Coast, she now enjoys a quieter life living on a small farm in Indiana—except when she cruises around on her noisy Harley-Davidson or is practicing her bagpipes!

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Veronica Pejril Veronica Pejril Coordinator of the Music Instructional Technology Center (mitc)

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

OFFICE HOURS: Google calendar
Hours On-Campus: as needed
Preferred Method of Contact: Email

 Veronica Pejril composes new and experimental music and teaches methods in contemporary music making with digital tools. An alumna of the Experimental Music Studios at the University of Illinois and the Computer Music Center at Princeton, she studied composition with Paul Lansky, Steven Mackey and Milton Babbitt.

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Z. Sylvia Yang Z. Sylvia Yang Music and Performing Arts Librarian

zouayang@depauw.edu (765) 658-4442 Music Library

OFFICE HOURS: By appointment
music library hours: 9am-6pm M,T,W,TH, 9AM-5PM F, 12PM-5PM SUN
Preferred Method of Contact: Email

 Zoua Sylvia Yang joined the DePauw community in 2016 as the Music and Performing Arts Librarian. She holds master’s degrees in Library and Information Science and in Music History and Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has served as an Association of Research Libraries/Music Library Association Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Fellow.

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