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, began teaching at the Lawrence Academy of Music in 1987, where she has been graduating students into successful musical pursuits at prestigious colleges and beyond. Mrs. Michelic is also a Lecturer of Music at Lawrence University, teaching oboe for the Woodwind Techniques Course for Music Education Majors.

Mrs. Michelic received her education through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and briefly at Lawrence University. Her principal oboe teachers include Guy Dutra-Silviera, Paul Kramer, Howard Niblock, Ray Still and Martin Woltman. She also studied with Daniel Stolper and participated in the Master Classes of Richard Killmer, Allan Vogel and Richard Woodhams.

Mrs. Michelic has been an active musician in the area, currently playing second oboe and English horn with the Fox Valley Symphony. Previously she has served as principal oboist with the Green Bay Symphony and the Fox Valley Symphony and as English horn/second oboist with Oshkosh Symphony. Mrs. Michelic has collaborated in chamber music concerts with the faculty of Lawrence University and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She has performed in numerous “off-Broadway” productions at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts in Green Bay. Mrs. Michelic has also been guest oboist with many local churches and choral ensembles. In her early career she served as Utility Oboe and English Horn with the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra.

Mrs. Michelic has a passion to help young people explore the beautiful tone of the oboe and develop their own unique “musical voice” as they advance their skills.

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