Academy of Music teachers number approximately 50; most of them hold advanced degrees, certificates or diplomas in music education or pedagogy. Two-thirds of the Academy's teachers hold masters or doctoral degrees; well over half have taught in the Academy for more than 10 years. In addition to teaching, many maintain active performance careers. Lawrence University Conservatory of Music faculty members teach, by audition only, a number of highly motivated and accomplished students. Approximately 20 Conservatory of Music student teachers offer private lessons. They are teachers in training under the supervision of the Academy. Guest teaching artists augment Academy instruction with master classes and recitals.


Ensembles

I Dewa Ketut Alit Adnyana, Gamelan
Janet Bond Sutter, D.Mus.A., String Orchestra conductor
Carrie Gray, M.Mus., String Project lead teacher
David Hamilton, B.Mus, Symphonic Band conductor
Carol Leybourn, M.Mus., Chamber Music Ensembles
Michael Ross, M.Mus., Wind Ensemble conductor
 


Girl Choir Conductors

Karrie Been, M.Mus., Girl Choir conductor
Karen Bruno, M.Mus., Girl Choir coordinator and conductor
Amber Evey Schmidt, '05, M.Mus.,Girl Choir conductor
Jaclyn Kottman, '12, B.Mus., Girl Choir conductor
Debbie Lind, B.Mus.Ed., Girl Choir conductor
Patricia Merrifield , M.Mus., Girl Choir conductor
Cheryl Meyer, B.Mus.Ed., Girl Choir conductor


Early Childhood Music

Nell Buchman ,  M.Mus., Music for the Very Young


Special Needs Music

Sara Devine, M.S.W., (Music Therapy) Music for Special Needs


Theory and Aural Skills

Ann Boeckman '79, M.A.


Lawrence Conservatory Faculty

Placement of Academy students with conservatory faculty is by audition only.


Lawrence Student Teachers

Lawrence student teachers are music majors at the Conservatory of Music. All are teachers in training under the supervision of the Academy of Music. Student teachers are recommended by Conservatory faculty and have successfully completed a rigorous pedagogy class.

Brass

Robert Levy, M.Mus., trumpet
Keith Powell, M.Mus., French horn
Anne Witherell, Ph.D., low brass


Percussion

Michael Ratsch, '71, M.Mus.


Piano

Nell Jorgensen Buchman, M.Mus., piano
Anna Reiser, '11, M.Mus., piano
Michael Rivers, M.Mus., piano
Larisa Topolkaraeva, D.Mus.A., piano
Mary Van De Loo, '89, M.Mus., piano
Catherine Walby, M.Mus., piano


Strings

Philip Baruth, '96, B.Mus., classical guitar
Barbara Beechey, D.Mus.A., violin, viola
Janet Bond Sutter, D. Mus. A., violin
Roza Borisova, D.Mus.A., cello
Caroline Brandenberger, A.B., violin
Kin Chau, M.Mus., viola and violin
Miyoko Grine-Fisher,M.Mus., cello
Nori Kalman, B.Mus., violin
Laura Kenney, M.Mus., cello
Leila Ramagopal Pertl, '87, M.Mus., harp
Yuliya Smead, D.Mus.A., violin
Susan Sullivan, B.Mus., string bass
Carrie Willer, Ph.D., cello


Voice

Philip Baruth, '96, B. Mus.
Carol Jegen, '70, M. Mus.
Jaclyn Kottman, '12 B. Mus.


Woodwinds

Kelley Carpenter, '89, B.Mus., saxophone
Ramona Emrick, B.S. (Music Education), saxophone
Suzanne Jordheim, M.Mus., flute
Jerry Koleske, M.Mus., clarinet
Susan Lawrence McCardell, B.Mus., bassoon
Jon Meyer, D.Mus.A., clarinet and saxophone
Leslie Michelic, oboe

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