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Departments and Programs

Dean of Faculty of Music Office

Anna Ferenc
Acting Dean, Faculty of Music

Kimberly Barber
Associate Dean, Faculty of Music - External
Professor, Voice
Coordinator, Opera

Kevin Swinden
Associate Dean, Faculty of Music - Internal
Associate Professor, Music Theory

Joshua Manuel
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Dean's Office
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Staff

Susan Brown (on leave)
Coordinator, Beckett School at Laurier

Emily Carruthers
Experiential Placements Coordinator
Instructor, Music Therapy

Renée Ellis 
Senior Administrative Officer

Kathy Gauci 
Academic Advisor and Auditions Coordinator

John Hergel
Performance Facilities Manager
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Mieke Kanmacher
Outreach and Student Recruitment Coordinator

Mathew Kensett
Performances Facilities Technical Coordinator
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Peter Lamont
Production Coordinator, Performance Facilities
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Wray Lovi
Piano Technician

Andrew Mellanby
Music Resources Coordinator

Danny McAfee 
Piano Technician

Marlin Nagtegaal
Instructor, Organ
Director, Beckett School at Laurier
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Naveed Kanji
Financial Analyst

Composition

Colin Labadie
Assistant Professor, Composition
Foundations of Popular and Commercial Music

Kathryn Ladano
Instructor, Improvisation, Musicianship III and Musicianship IV
Director, Improvisation Concerts Ensemble

Cameron McKittrick
Instructor, Composition and Music and New Technology

Community Music

Brennan Connolly
Instructor, Percussion, Class Drumming, Percussion Techniques, Community Music Foundations and Leadership & Facilitation in CM Contexts
Director, Percussion Ensemble

Colin Labadie
Assistant Professor, Composition
Foundations of Popular and Commercial Music

Kathryn Ladano
Instructor, Improvisation, Musicianship III and Musicianship IV
Director, Improvisation Concerts Ensemble

Brandon Leis
Instructor, Voice, Voice Techniques and Introduction to Community Music

Chad Louwerse
Instructor, Voice and Community Music Class Voice

Stas Omelchenko
Instructor, Songwriting and Song Analysis

Terry Paynter
Instructor, Musicianship I, Musicianship II, Theory I and Theory II

Brent Rowan
Director, Community Music Ensemble

Mariette Stephenson
Instructor, Class Guitar

Jason White
Instructor, Community Music Class Keyboard

Lee Willingham
Professor, Music Education
Director, Laurier Centre for Music in the Community
Coordinator, Music Education
Coordinator, Master of Arts in Community Music

Deanna Yerichuk
Assistant Professor, Community Music
Coordinator, Bachelor of Music in Community Music

Gerard Yun
Assistant Professor, Community Music
Music and its Contexts and Musical Cultures
Director, Community Music Ensemble (year 2)

Ensembles

Brennan Connolly
Instructor, Percussion, Class Drumming, Percussion Techniques, Community Music Foundations and Leadership & Facilitation in CM Contexts
Director, Percussion Ensemble

Elvera Froese
Coach-Accompanist, Voice
Director, Maureen Forrester Singers

Jessica Kun
Associate Professor
Conducting I and Orchestration
Director, Wind Orchestra

Kathryn Ladano
Instructor, Improvisation, Musicianship III and Musicianship IV
Director, Improvisation Concerts Ensemble

Carolyn Neumann VanderBurgh
Instructor, Introduction to Elementary Music Education
Director, Concert Choir
Coordinator, Choirs

Kira Omelchenko
Associate Professor
Conducting II and Orchestral Literature
Director, Symphony Orchestra

Brent Rowan
Director, Community Music Ensemble (years 1, 3 and 4)

Ron Schirm
Director, Jazz Ensemble

John Wiens
Director, Laurier Singers

Music Education

Lee Willingham
Professor, Music Education
Director, Laurier Centre for Music in the Community
Coordinator, Music Education
Coordinator, Master of Arts in Community Music

Carolyn Neumann VanderBurgh
Instructor, Introduction to Elementary Music Education
Director, Concert Choir
Coordinator, Choirs

Music History, Theory and Critical Analysis

Eva Branda
Instructor, Music History I, Music History II and Contemporary Music Since 1975

Annette Chretien
Instructor, Music of the World

Anna Ferenc
Associate Dean, Faculty of Music (internal)
Associate Professor, Music Theory

Brent Hagerman

Instructor, History of Rock Music

Charles Morrison
Professor, Music Theory
Coordinator, Music History, Theory and Critical Analysis (Fall 2020)

Carolyn Mullin
Instructor, Post-tonal Analysis

Terry Paynter
Instructor, Musicianship I, Musicianship II, Theory I and Theory II

Kevin Swinden
Associate Dean, Faculty of Music (internal)
Associate Professor, Music Theory

Kirsten Yri
Associate Professor, Musicology
Coordinator, Music History, Theory and Critical Analysis (Winter 2021)

Gerard Yun
Assistant Professor, Community Music
Music and its Contexts and Musical Cultures
Director, Community Music Ensemble (year 2)

Musical Skills

Carol Bauman
Instructor, Musical Skills Lab I, II, III and IV

Terry Kroetsch
Instructor, Piano, Musical Skills Lab I, II, III, IV, V and VI

Trevor Wagler
Instructor, Musical Skills Lab I, II, III and IV

Music Therapy

Miya Adout
Music Therapy Supervisor

Heidi Ahonen

Professor, Music Therapy
Director, Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research

Carolyn Arnason 
Associate Professor, Music Therapy
Coordinator, Master of Music Therapy

SarahRose Black
Music Therapy Supervisor

Jeffrey Burton
Music Therapy Supervisor

Emily Carruthers
Experiential Placements Coordinator
Music Therapy Supervisor

Erin Clark
Music Therapy Supervisor

Amy Clements-Cortés
Instructor, Principles of Music Therapy, Medical Music Therapy and Qualitative Research Methods in Community Music
Music Therapy Supervisor

Amy Di Nino
Music Therapy Supervisor

Linda Gambell
Music Therapy Supervisor

Rebekah Jordan-Miller
Instructor, Clinical Improvisation II

Sara Klinck
Music Therapy Supervisor

Andrea Lamont
Instructor, Music Psychotherapy Assessment, Foundations of Music Psychotherapy, Music Psychotherapy Techniques and Interventions
Music Therapy Supervisor
Rachel Ntambwe
Music Therapy Supervisor

Elizabeth Mitchell
Assistant Professor, Music Therapy
Coordinator, Bachelor of Music Therapy

Mary Parkinson
Music Therapy Supervisor

Sarah Pearson
Music Therapy Supervisor

Adrienne Pringle
Music Therapy Supervisor

Christina Weldon
Music Therapy Supervisor

Rebecca Worden
Music Therapy Supervisor

Technique Courses

Brennan Connolly
Instructor, Percussion, Class Drumming, Percussion Techniques, Community Music Foundations and Leadership & Facilitation in CM Contexts
Director, Percussion Ensemble

Michael Kearns
Instructor, Trombone Techniques

Brandon Leis
Instructor, Voice, Voice Techniques and Introduction to Community Music

Jane Maness
Instructor, Tuba, Euphonium and Tuba Techniques

Matthew Rait
Instructor, Guitar Techniques

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