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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., choral conducting, University of Iowa.

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    Martin Hearne

    Professor of Music

    Teaches 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., music education, conducting emphasis, Louisiana State University.

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    James Martin

    Professor of Music

    Teaches Opera, Piano Pedagogy, History of Western Music, and The Ring Cycle of Wagner. Research interests include piano, music history, opera, Beethoven, Wagner, John Cage, and the history of avant-garde. He has been a faculty fellow at Columbia, Princeton, and Stanford, and he is a former director of the Newberry Library ACM Program in the Humanities. He was a Fulbright Scholar Specialist at Freie Universität Berlin in 2017. D.M., piano performance, Northwestern University.

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    Aaron Perrine

    Composer in Residence and Lecturer in Music

    Teaches Music Theory, Music Education Methods and Materials, and Composition. Perrine 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. Ph.D., music composition, University of Iowa.

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    Jama Stilwell

    Associate Professor of Music

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

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    Cathy Schonhorst

    Academic Program Assistant