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Being 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.


Glen Carruthers
Dean, Faculty of Music

Composition

Glenn Buhr
Professor, Composition

Colin Labadie
Instructor, Composition

Kathryn Ladano
Instructor, Improvisation
Director, Improvisation Concerts Ensemble

Cameron McKittrick
Instructor, Composition

Linda Catlin Smith
Assistant Professor, Composition
Coodinator, Composition

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

Music History, Theory and Critical Analysis

Brent Hagerman
Instructor, Music History

Alma Santosuosso
Professor, Musicology
Coordinator, Music History

Kirsten Yri
Associate Professor, Musicology

Gerard Yun
Instructor, Music 

History and Community Music

Anna Ferenc
Associate Professor, Music Theory

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

Terry Paynter
Instructor, Music Theory and Musical Skills

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

Strings

Jeremy Bell
Artist-in-Residence, Violin and Chamber Music

Jerzy Kaplanek
Associate Professor, Violin, Strings and Chamber Music
Coordinator, String Program and QuartetFest

Katie Schlaikjer
Artist-in-Residence, Cello

Christine Vlajk
Artist-in-Residence, Viola, Strings and Chamber Music
Coordinator, Chamber Music

Ian Whitman
Instructor, Double Bass

Keyboard (Piano and Organ)

Anya Alexeyev (on leave until June 30, 2018)
Associate Professor, Piano

Leslie De’Ath
Professor, Piano, Vocal Diction, Coaching and Keyboard Literature
Music Director, Opera Program
Coach Accompanist, Opera Diploma
Coordinator, Keyboard

Joseph Ferretti
Instructor, Piano

Terry Kroetsch
Instructor, Musical Skills and Piano

Elaine Lau
Instructor, Piano

Marlin Nagtegaal
Instructor, Organ
Director, Beckett School at Laurier

Heather Taves
Associate Professor, Piano

Marnie Van Weelden
Instructor, Piano

Voice

Kimberly Barber
Associate Professor, Voice
Associate Deam, Faculty of Music (external)
Administrative Coordinator, Opera

Marianne Bindig
Instructor, Voice

Amanda Brunk
Instructor, Voice

Leslie Fagan
Assistant Professor, Voice
Coordinator, Voice

Brandon Leis
Instructor, Voice

James McLean
Instructor, Voice

Lynda Mieske
Instructor, Voice

Coach Accompanists

Beth Ann de Sousa
Coach Accompanist, Strings and Winds

Leslie De’Ath
Professor, Piano, Vocal Diction, Coaching and Keyboard Literature
Music Director, Opera Program
Coach Accompanist, Opera Diploma
Coordinator, Keyboard

Elvera Froese
Coach Accompanist, Voice
Director, Maureen Forrester Singers

Stephanie Mara
Coach Accompanist, Strings, Winds and Brass

Anna Ronai
Coach Accompanist, Voice

Lorin Shalanko
Coach Accompanist, Voice and Saxophone

Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion

Nina Brickman
Instructor, French Horn

Dave Campion
Instructor, Percussion

Joseph Castello
Instructor, Trombone

Derek Conrod
Instructor, French Horn

Dick Dorsey
Instructor, Oboe

Ross Edwards
Instructor, Clarinet

Guy Few
Instructor, Trumpet

Eric Hall
Instructor, Bassoon

Amy Hamilton
Professor, Flute
Coordinator of Winds, Brass and Percussion

Graham Mackenzie
Instructor, Oboe

Jane Maness
Instructor, Tuba and Euphonium

Katherine Robertson
Instructor, French Horn

Peter Shackleton
Instructor, Clarinet

Rachel Thomas
Instructor, Trombone

Dave Wiffen
Instructor, Saxophone

Guitar, Lute and Harp

Lori Gemmell
Instructor, Harp

Terry McKenna
Instructor, Guitar

Sharlene Wallace
Instructor, Harp

Ensembles

Brennan Connolly
Director, Percussion Ensemble
Instructor, Community Music


Elvera Froese
Coach Accompanist, Voice
Director, Maureen Forrester Singers

Jessica Kun
Associate Professor
Conductor, Wind Orchestra

Kathryn Ladano
Instructor, Improvisation
Director, Improvisation Concerts Ensemble

Ron Schirm
Director, Jazz Ensemble
Instructor, Jazz Harmony

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

Musical Skills and Music Techniques

Carol Bauman
Instructor, Musical Skills
Coordinator, Musical Skills

Terry Kroetsch
Instructor, Musical Skills and Piano

Terry Paynter
Instructor, Music Theory and Musical Skills

Trevor Wagler
Instructor, Musical Skills

Music Therapy

Heidi Ahonen
Professor, Music Therapy
Director, Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research
Acting Coordinator, Master of Music Therapy (until June 30, 2018)

Carolyn Arnason (on Sabbatical leave until June 30, 2018)
Associate Professor, Music Therapy
Coordinator, Master of Music Therapy

Amy Clements-Cortes
Instructor, Music Therapy
Supervisor, Music Therapy

Andrea Lamont
Instructor, Music Therapy

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

Elizabeth Mitchell
Music Therapist-in-Residence

Emily Carruthers
Music Therapy Placement Coordinator
Instructor, Music Therapy

Staff

Mieke Barette
Outreach and Student Recruitment Coordinator

Emily Carruthers
Music Therapy Placement Coordinator

Renée Ellis
Senior Administrative Officer

Kathy Gauci
Academic Advisor and Auditions Coordinator

John Hergel
Performance Facilities Manager

Wray Lovi
Piano Technician

Joshua Manuel
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Dean's Office

Danny McAfee
Piano Technician

Rebecca Skillman
Financial Analyst

Peter Lamont
Production Coordinator, Performance Facilities

Susan Brown
Coordinator, Beckett School of Laurier

Marlin Nagtegaal
Instructor, Organ
Director, Beckett School of Laurier

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