Meet the Conservatory Office team!

Our rockstar staff can help you with anything you need. Seriously.

If your need doesn’t fall neatly into any of our roles, feel free to email and we’ll get you taken care of!

Audio engineer adjusting a recording console

Brent T. Hauer (He/Him/His)

Director of Recording and Technology and Lecturer in Recording Arts

Brent Hauer has held an interest in music ever since he first picked up a trombone in his hometown of Hudson, Wisconsin.  In 2005, after graduating from Hudson Senior High School, he toured as a baritone instrumentalist with the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps.  He began his formal musical journe

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Claire standing in a field of sunflowers.

Claire Schmidt (she/her)

Conservatory Logistics Coordinator

Claire Schmidt joined the Con Office in January 2024 and her main duty is scheduling the Con spaces. She grew up in the Appleton area and spent her childhood singing in the Girl Choir program through LCMS. Schmidt holds a B.A. in Theater from Millikin University.

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Heather, a middle-aged woman with glasses and gray hair, holding a tuba and taking a mirror selfie

Heather M. Urness (she/her)

Conservatory Logistics Coordinator

Heather joined the Con Office team in the spring of 2023.  Two of her primary responsibilities are supporting the Music Education students and faculty and coordinating the lending of instruments.  She has a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Iowa and makes lovely oatmeal cookies.

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