Kelley Carpenter '89 - Saxophone

Kelley Carpenter, saxophone instructor, received her Bachelor of Music degree in education from Lawrence University, and has been teaching at the Academy of Music over 20 years. Currently a band director in the Kimberly Area School District, she also is a member of Wisconsin Symphonic Winds. She teaches saxophone in a fun and positive atmosphere using a variety of teaching techniques and materials to reach every child's learning style and help them succeed to the best of their ability.

Ramona Emrick - Saxophone

Suzanne Jordheim - Flute

Suzanne Bunker Jordheim was a winner of the National Flute Association Professional Performers Competition and has performed in recitals at the National Flute Association Convention and Carnegie Recital Hall. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance magna cum laude from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Jordheim was a graduate assistant at Northwestern University where she graduated with a Master of Music degree in flute performance. She has studied flute with Walfrid Kujala, William Bennett, Robert Aiken and Jean Pierre Rampal.

Ms. Jordheim has performed as soloist with the Oregon, Seattle, Fox Valley, Oshkosh and Lanzhou-China Symphony orchestras and toured throughout forty-four states as flute soloist with the "Fred Waring Show". She has performed for "Young Audiences", Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem" on Wisconsin Public Radio, and in Dave Brubeck's cantata "Beloved Son", which was broadcast on Wisconsin Public Television. Most recently, Ms. Jordheim performed at the Electronic Music Midwest conference as well as for the College Music Society, Great Lakes Region conference.

Since 1993, Ms. Jordheim has taught flute, music education and conducted the flute choir at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. An active performer and teacher, Suzanne has presented numerous flute master-classes throughout the mid-west and in China. She has served on the national advisory board of the Gemeinhardt Flute Company and plays flute and piccolo in the Fox Valley Symphony.

Susan Lawrence McCardell - Bassoon

smiling teacher, wearing black, holding bassoon, in front of wood backgroundSusan Lawrence McCardell, bassoon instructor, received a Bachelor of Music in bassoon performance and a Bachelor of Arts in French literature from Lawrence University, where she studied bassoon with Fred Schroeder and Carl Rath. Her post-graduate work includes summer studies in Quebec, Canada, with Frank Morelli of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at the Orford Arts Centre, and with Stephen Maxym, former principal bassoon of the Metropolitan Opera, at the Domaine Forget Music and Dance Academy. During the summers of 2002 and 2004, Ms. McCardell was an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, where she studied with Stéphane Lévesque, principal bassoon of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

Mrs. McCardell has performed with various orchestras in northeastern Wisconsin, including the Fox Valley Symphony, Civic Symphony of Green Bay, Green Bay Symphony, Oshkosh Symphony, Central Wisconsin Symphony, Madison Symphony Orchestra, and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and frequently performs as a soloist and in chamber ensembles, including the Water Street Chamber Players, an ensemble of wind quintet and piano formed in 2014.

From 2000 to 2014, she served as lecturer of music at the Lawrence University Conservatory in teaching bassoon techniques to music education majors and, since 2001, has been teaching private bassoon lessons to middle school and high school students in the Fox Valley and surrounding areas. She has coached young woodwind players in various chamber ensembles and enjoys teaching musicians of all ages.

Mrs. McCardell has been teacher of bassoon at the Lawrence Academy of Music since the summer of 2009 and teacher of bassoon at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay since the fall of 2015.

Jon Meyer - Clarinet

black and white photo of smiling conductor with baton, hands up in airJon Meyer, clarinet instructor, enjoys sharing the love and knowledge of music with students of all ages. At Lawrence Academy of Music, he teaches clarinet lessons and is the director of the summer residential Band Camp. He holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Northwestern University. Dr. Meyer has served on the faculty of Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and the Wautoma Area School District. Director of the Kiel Municipal Band, he has performed as a clarinet and saxophone soloist with bands and orchestras throughout Wisconsin.

Leslie Outland Michelic - Oboe

teacher dressed in black, holding oboe, in front of wood backgroundLeslie Outland Michelic, oboe instructor, enjoys a fulfilling and varied musical career as artist-teacher of the oboe and English horn. Leslie has served as Principal Oboe of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra and solo English horn of the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra.  Currently she holds titled positions in both the Fox Valley Symphony and Oshkosh Symphony orchestras. A founding member of the Water Street Chamber Players, Leslie is also active as a chamber musician and free-lance artist.

As a teacher, Leslie is passionate to empower each student to fully realize their gifts and to develop their own musical voice.  Leslie serves as teacher of oboe at the Lawrence University Academy of Music and instructor of music at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. Her principal teachers have included Paul Kramer, Howard Niblock and Ray Still of the Chicago Symphony. She brings all of these important schools of oboe pedagogy to her teaching and performing artistry and melds them to individualize the guidance for each student.

Leslie filled several important roles at the June 2017 convention of the International Double Reed Society. As a performer on English horn, she presented the world premiere of Stephen McCardell’s Poéme and as oboist, joined the Water Street Chamber Players in presenting a convention-opening recital.  She also presented a master class for young artists at the convention and served as co-director of the IDRS Teen Camp Adventure. Leslie’s future plans include performances of works written for her by composers such as David Canfield, Elaine Fine and Stephen McCardell.

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