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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Departments and Programs

Dean of Faculty of Music Office

Glen Carruthers
Dean, Faculty of Music

Kimberly Barber
Associate Dean, Faculty of Music (external)

Anna Ferenc
Associate Dean, Faculty of Music (internal)

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

Susan Brown
Coordinator, Beckett School at Laurier
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Emily Carruthers
Experiential Placements Coordinator
Instructor, Music Therapy
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Renée Ellis 
Senior Administrative Officer
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Kathy Gauci 
Academic Advisor and Auditions Coordinator
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John Hergel
Performance Facilities Manager
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Mieke Kanmacher
Outreach and Student Recruitment Coordinator
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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
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Danny McAfee 
Piano Technician

Marlin Nagtegaal
Instructor, Organ
Director, Beckett School at Laurier
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Rebecca Walther
Financial Analyst
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Composition

Glenn Buhr
Professor, Composition

Colin Labadie
Instructor, Composition, Musical Skills and Community Music Class Guitar

Kathryn Ladano
Instructor, Improvisation
Director, Improvisation Concerts Ensemble

Cameron McKittrick
Instructor, Composition

Linda Catlin Smith
Assistant Professor, Composition
Coordinator, Composition

Community Music

Carol Bauman
Instructor, Musical Skills
Coordinator, Musical Skills

Amanda Brunk
Instructor, Voice

Brennan Connolly

Director, Percussion Ensemble
Instructor, Percussion and Community Music Class Drumming

Colin Labadie
Instructor, Composition, Musical Skills and Community Music Class Guitar

Chad Louwerse
Instructor, Voice and Community Music Class Voice

Matthew Rait
Instructor, Community Music Class Guitar

Brent Rowan
Director, Community Music Ensemble

Jason White
Instructor, Community Music Class Keyboard

Gerard Yun
Assistant Professor, Community Music

Deanna Yerichuk
Assistant Professor, Community Music

Ensembles

Brennan Connolly
Director, Percussion Ensemble

Elvera Froese
Director, Maureen Forrester Singers

Jessica Kun
Associate Professor
Conductor, Wind Orchestra

Kathryn Ladano
Director, Improvisation Concerts Ensemble
Instructor, Improvisation

Carolyn Neumann VanderBurgh
Director, Concert Choir

Kira Omelchenko
Director, Laurier Symphony Orchestra

Brent Rowan
Director, Community Music Ensemble

Ron Schirm
Director, Jazz Ensemble

Lee Willingham
Director, Laurier Singers

Music Education

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

Carolyn Neumann VanderBurgh
Instructor, Music Education
Director, Concert Choir

Music History, Theory and Critical Analysis

Eva Branda
Instructor 

Cintia Christia
Instructor 

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

Brent Hagerman

Instructor

Charles Morrison
Professor, Music Theory
Coordinator, Music History, Theory and Critical Analysis

Terry Paynter
Instructor

Alma Santosuosso (retired)
Professor, Music History

Ron Schirm
Director, Jazz Ensemble
Instructor 

Kevin Swinden
Associate Professor, Music Theory

Kirsten Yri
Associate Professor, Musicology

Gerard Yun
Assistant Professor, Community Music

Musical Skills

Carol Bauman
Instructor 
Coordinator, Musical Skills

Terry Kroetsch
Instructor

Colin Labadie
Instructor

Terry Paynter
Instructor 

Trevor Wagler
Instructor 

Music Therapy

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

Emily Carruthers
Music Therapy Placements Coordinator
Instructor 

Cheryl Jones
Instructor

Sara Klinck
Instructor

Andrea Lamont
Instructor

Colin Andrew Lee
Professor, Music Therapy
Coordinator, Bachelor of Music Therapy

Elizabeth Mitchell
Music Therapist-in-Residence

 

Technique Courses

Brennan Connolly
Instructor, Percussion Techniques

Judith Davenport
Instructor, Violin/Viola Techniques

Brandon Leis
Instructor, Voice Techniques

Jane Maness
Instructor, Tuba and Tuba Techniques

Terry McKenna
Instructor, Guitar and Guitar Techniques

Ron Schirm
Instructor, Trombone Techniques 

 

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