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.
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
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
Nell Buchman , M.Mus., Music for the Very Young
Sara Devine, M.S.W., (Music Therapy) Music for Special Needs
Ann Boeckman '79, M.A.
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.