• Joe Dieker

    Joe Dieker

    Professor of Music and Dean of the College Emeritus



Biographical Sketch

After serving as Dean of the College for ten years, Joe is now Professor of Music and Music Department Chair at Cornell. 

Academic History

  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Instrumental Music, Arizona State University, 1987
  • Master of Music, Clarinet Performance, University of Oregon, 1980
  • Bachelor of Arts, Applied Music (Clarinet), Warner Pacific College, 1979
  • Post-Doctoral Study: Harvard University, Institute of Educational Management; DePaul University, Music Management; Indiana University, Conducting

Prior Positions

  • Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College, Professor of Music, Cornell College, 2010-2020
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College, Professor of Music, Culver-Stockton College, 2004-2010
  • Chair, Division of Fine Arts, Culver-Stockton College, 2001-2004
  • Associate and Full Professor of Music, Director of Bands,  Culver-Stockton College, 1989-2004
  • Assistant and Associate Professor of Music, Director of Bands, Warner Pacific College, 1980-1989
  • Professional Conductor and Clarinetist, 1980-present

Professional Activity

  • Active in the Dean’s Council of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest serving on the strategic planning committee and the executive committee, 2010-2020

  • Presenter at the Council of Independent College’s annual Workshops for Department and Division Chairs, 2011-2014

  • Active in the Council of Independent College’s Institute for Chief Academic Officers serving frequently as a discussion leader, session chair, and panelist 2006-present

  • Co-presenter, “Governance of Programs and the Curriculum,” Council of Independent College’s Institute for Chief Academic Officers, 2008

  • Principal Clarinetist, Quincy (IL) Symphony Orchestra, 1995-2010

  • Presentation, “Victor Herbert’s Band Marches,” College Band Directors   National Association, National Conference, Kansas City, 1991

  • Article, “An Introduction to the Solo Clarinet Works of Johann Baptist Wanhal,” The Clarinet, July-August 1990

  • Article, “Victor Herbert: American Bandmaster and March Composer,” Journal of Band Research, Spring 1989

  • Article, “Victor Herbert: America’s Forgotten Bandmaster,” The Instrumentalist, February 1989

  • Victor Herbert’s Band Marches:  Historical Notes and Modern Performing   Editions, D.M.A. Dissertation, Arizona State University, 1987

  • Modern band arrangements of marches by Victor Herbert