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Faculty & Staff

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    Lisa Hearne

    Professor of Music and Director of Choral Music

    Teaches studio voice and related courses: vocal diction, vocal pedagogy, and song literature. She directs Concert Choir and Chamber Singers and has led Cornell's choral ensembles on tours in Europe and the United States. She is also an active soprano soloist, adjudicator, and guest choral conductor. D.M.A. in choral conducting, University of Iowa; Master of Music in vocal performance/pedagogy, Arizona State University; Bachelor of Music in piano and voice, Eastern Illinois University

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    Martin Hearne

    Professor of Music

    Teaches courses in music education and conducting. He serves as conductor of the Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Steel Drum Ensembles at Cornell, and he has led groups on tours in Europe and the United States. He also serves as conductor for the Palisades Ensemble, which he founded, comprising some of the best instrumentalists in the region. Ph.D., Louisiana State University; B.M.Ed., Northeast Louisiana State University; M.M.Ed., Louisiana State University

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    James Martin

    Professor of Music

    Teaches and performs research in piano, music history from 1660 to the present, opera, Beethoven, Wagner, John Cage, and the history of the avant garde. During Wagner and Wagnerism, he introduces students to historical research at Chicago's Newberry Library, as well as to live performances, lectures, museums, and other music-oriented venues. He has been a faculty fellow at Columbia, Princeton, and Stanford, and he was the Director of the Newberry Library ACM Program in the Humanities in 1999-2000. D.Mus., Northwestern University; M.Mus., University of Illinois; B.Mus., Butler University

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    Aaron Perrine

    Assistant Professor of Music

    Our newest faculty member brings a high profile presence in the field of music education and composition. He is an award-winning composer of works commissioned for colleges, high school, and middle school ensembles and is well regarded as a clinician and educator. His latest activities are outlined at www.aaronperrine.com. Ph.D. in music composition from the University of Iowa; Minnesota teaching licensure in music from the University of Minnesota, Morris; a M.Ed. in music from the University of Minnesota; B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

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    Jama Stilwell

    Associate Professor of Music

    Teaches applied flute lessons, core courses in music theory and history, and topics courses such as Women and Music and Musical Borrowing. Stilwell’s recent research was honored with the 2011 Einstein Award of the American Musicological Society. Ph.D. in musicology, University of Iowa; M.M. in musicology, Northwestern University; B.M. in flute performance, University of Iowa

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    Joe Dieker

    Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of College, and Professor of Music

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    Jonathon Thull

    Music Instructor - Voice

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    Cathy Schonhorst

    Academic Program Assistant

Instrument & Vocal Instructors

Michelle Bennett, viola
Nathan Bogert, saxophone
Abbie Brewer, piano/accompanist
Elliot Czaplewski, oboe
R. Joseph Dieker, clarinet
Mary Dieker, accompanist
Matt Driscoll, low brass
James Ellis, cello
Miera Kim, violin
Peter Kortenkamp, French horn
Alan Lawrence, percussion
Greg Morton, bassoon
Tony Nickle, accompanist
Laura Saylor, trumpet
Pat Smith, guitar
Joyce Strabala, piano/choral accompanist
Jonathon Thull, voice
Mike White, double bass
Brett Wolgast, organ/college organist
Zachariah Zubow, music composition