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David Cutler

Dean

GCPA 1130 | (765) 658 - 4437

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One of the world’s leading voices on arts entrepreneurship and innovation, Dr. David Cutler is an author, speaker, educator, consultant, thought leader, and multi-genre musician. As Dean of DePauw’s renowned School of Music, his vision is to build an unparalleled program for cultivating creative, curious, collaborative, community-engaged 21st Century Musicians.

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Caroline Jetton

Associate Dean

 GCPA 1103 | (765) 658 - 4503

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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

Executive Administrative Assistant

 GCPA 1129 | (765) 658 - 4437

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Annie was a public school teacher for 13 years 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.

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Joe Novak

Director of Production

 GCPA 1128 | (765) 658 - 6733

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Joe Novak manages the production elements for the presentations and productions at the Green Center for the Performing Arts. Joe's career in theatre has been as a lighting designer, tour manager, production designer, and general problem solver for theatre over three decades.

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Kate Grimm

Associate Director of Production

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

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Jaye Beetem

Technical Director

GCPA 0253 | (484) 707 - 4669

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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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Ming-Hui Kuo

Community Engagement Coordinator

 GCPA 1111 | (765) 658 - 4118

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Ming-Hui Kuo is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, coordinator of the Community Music Program, coordinator of activities at Music on the Square, and is also a member of the Production team.

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Matt Johnson

Audio Technician

 GCPA 1038 | (765) 658 - 4506

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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.

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Jonathan D. Kroeger

Media Coordinator

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Jonathan D. Kroeger is a composer, performer, programmer, and designer who dabbles in a variety of projects at the same time. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Music in Composition and a Masters of Business Administration while assisting the DePauw University School of Music with its digital and print media.

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Jenny Von Gerlacther

Grant Writer

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Jennifer Von Gerlachter is a member of the Production Team for the School of Music. Her responsibilities include researching and writing grant applications and final reports.

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Benjamin Collins

Arts Administration Intern

 GCPA 1026 | (765) 658 - 4571

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Benjamin Collins is a flautist who graduated from the DePauw School of Music in 2022. He joined the production staff as the Arts Administration Graduate Intern and is excited to see what the year brings. He really likes dogs and would be elated to receive photos of any dogs in your life!

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Conner Nicoson

Technical Theater Intern

 GCPA 1022 | (765) 658 - 4506

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Conner Nicoson is a composer and tubist who graduated from the DePauw in 2022. They can be found pitching increasingly more elaborate concepts for pieces in all corners of the Green Center. They are most frequently heard before they are seen.

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Sean Cook

Music Admissions

(765) 658 - 4540

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Sean Cook is currently the Assistant Director of Admissions and Music and Creative Arts Specialist. As a former educator, Sean’s groups have participated in organizations such as BOA, ISSMA, IPA, WGI, and Drumline Battle through DCI and PASIC. As a performer, Sean is a former member of the High Octane Drumline and is currently an Innovative Percussion Education Artist.

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Lynn Hohenstein

Music Library Manager

 GCPA 1150 | (765) 658 - 4309

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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. She has taught music classes, ensembles and individuals.

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Sylvia Yang

Music Librarian

 GCPA 1149 | (765) 658 - 4442

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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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Veronica Pejril

Coordinator, Music Instructional Technology

GCPA 1148 | (765) 658 - 4389 

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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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