MUSIC

Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa to offer the music therapy major. Completion of the Bachelor of Music Education or the Bachelor of Music Education/Music Therapy degree leads to licensure in education in the state of Iowa.

Degrees and Majors

The Bachelor of Music Education degree meets the requirements of the Iowa Department of Education for K-12 music certification. This entitles students to teach in the elementary general music classroom, or teach in a band, choir or orchestral setting at the middle school or high school level.

The Bachelor of Music Education/Music Therapy dual degree is offered for those who wish to qualify for K-12 licensure through the state department of education and as a Board-Certified Music Therapists through the Certification Board for Music Therapy. Coursework meets the requirements of the Iowa Department of Education for K-12 music licensure to include a semester of student teaching in fulfillment of the education license. Those in the dual degree program then also complete a six month music therapy internship as a requirement established by the American Music Therapy Association prior to sitting for the board certification exam.

The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree is offered for those who wish to complete the coursework aligned with the requirements set by the American Music Therapy Association to qualify for becoming a Board-Certified Music Therapist. A six month internship post coursework is required before sitting for the board certification exam.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree provides you with a variety of career options in the music field. You may choose the general music major, which allows you to combine a music major with another major or minor field. Or you may choose the Church Music track, which combines course work in music and religion to prepare you for leading music programs in churches or for further study in graduate school.

The Bachelor of Music in Performance degree prepares you for further study leading to professional performance, studio teaching, or work in church music.

Music Department Fast Facts

Wartburg offers four-year majors/degrees. This means one year less tuition and one more year of salary when compared with a state university.

The college offers the only B.A. in church music in Iowa.

Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa with a music therapy degree.

The music department boasts a 100 percent job/graduate school placement rate for ALL graduates.

Wartburg is one of only three colleges in Iowa to be certified by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education).

The college is the only Iowa school that offers ethnomusicology as an active part of the music curriculum.

Music education students start field experience in their first year.

FACILITIES

The Bachman Fine Arts Center has facilities for rehearsal and practice, 50 grand and upright pianos, 22 practice rooms, and 16 music studios.

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FACULTY

Ensembles/Conducting
Karen Black, D.M., St. Elizabeth Chorale
Dominique Cawley, M.M., Flute Choir
Craig A. Hancock, D.M.A., Wind Ensemble, conducting
Allan Jacobson, M.M., Knightliters Jazz Band
Scott Muntefering, D.M.A., Symphonic Band, Brass Choir, Trumpet Choir
Lee Nelson, D.M.A., Wartburg Choir and Ritterchor, conducting
Gail Sexton, Handbell Choir
Jacob Tews, D.M.A., Wartburg Community Symphony, Chamber Orchestra
Nicki Toliver, D.M.A., Castle Singers and Kantorei

Music History/Music Theory
Karen Black, D.M., church music, theory
Ted Reuter, D.M.A., music history
Pat Reuter-Riddle, M.M.
Maria Paula Survilla, Ph.D., ethnomusicology, musicology, music theory
Suzanne Torkelson, D.M.A., listening to music, form and analysis
Eric Wachmann, D.M.A., music theory

Music Education/Music Therapy
Kara Groen, music therapy clinical instructor and supervisor
Scott Muntefering, D.M.A., music education, orchestration, arranging
Melanie Harms, Ph.D., music therapy
Nicki Toliver, D.M.A., music education, voice methods

Brass/Percussion
Craig Hancock, D.M.A., trombone, euphonium, tuba
Andy Harris, M.M., horn
Allan Jacobson, M.M., percussion
Bard Mackey, M.M., low brass
Scott Muntefering, D.M.A., trumpet
Rich Scheffel, M.M., low brass
Jim Vaux, M.M., trumpet

Keyboard
Diane Beane, M. M., piano
Karen Black, D.M., organ
Laurie Braaten-Reuter, M. M., piano
Elizabeth Dolter, M.M., piano
Ted Reuter, D.M.A., piano
Pat Reuter-Riddle, M. M., piano, piano literature
Suzanne Torkelson, D.M.A., piano, piano pedagogy, collaborative piano

Strings
Suzanne Bullard, D.M.A., cello
Gretchen Brumwell, M.M., harp
Jeff Burak, M.M., guitar
Jacob Tews, D.M.A., violin, viola
Michael Van Ryn, M.M., string bass

Voice
Katherine Beane, M.M., voice
Dan Gast, M.M., voice
Rosemary Gast, M.M., voice
Michael Jensen, M.M., voice
Jennifer Larson, D.M.A., voice, voice pedagogy, opera workshop, diction (English, Italian, and French)
Mark Lehmann, voice
Brian Pfaltzgraff, D.M.A., voice, diction (German), opera workshop, voice literature
Carita Pfaltzgraff, M.M., voice

Woodwinds
Dominique Cawley, M.M., flute
Gregory Morton, D.M.A., oboe, bassoon
Meghan Schumacker, M.M., saxophone
Eric Wachmann, D.M.A., clarinet

Administration
Karen Black, D.M., and Brian Pfaltzgraff, D.M.A., department chair
Kara Groen, music therapy clinical instructor and supervisor
Stephanie Klemetson, music tours, camps, and promotions manager
Marcia Haugen, office coordinator

Emeriti Faculty
Jean M. Abramson, A.M.D.
Maynard C. Anderson, Ed.D.
Robert E. Lee, Ph.D.
Warren F. Schmidt, Ph.D.
Paul A. Torkelson, D.M.A.
Janice Wade, D.M.A.
Franklin E. Williams