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Faculty & Staff

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    R. Joseph Dieker

    Professor of Music and Dean of the College Emeritus

    Teaches studio clarinet, and courses in conducting and music theory. He serves as the conductor of the Symphonic Band and Orchestra and is an active as a clarinetist performing in a variety of venues. Dieker’s research interests in Victor Herbert’s role as an American bandmaster and march composer has resulted in his creation of modern band editions of a number of Herbert marches. D.M.A., instrumental music, Arizona 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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    Jama Stilwell

    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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Emeriti Faculty

  • Martin Hearne

    Professor of Music

  • Lisa Hearne

    Professor of Music and Director of Choral Music