Music Department 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
  • Aaron Hansen, M.M., Handbell Choir
  • Alan 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
  • Daniel Kaplunas , D.M.A., Wartburg Community Symphony, conducting
  • Nicki Toliver, D.M.A., Castle Singers and Kantorei
  • Music History/Music Theory

  • Karen Black, D.M.A., 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
  • Brass/Percussion

  • Craig Hancock, D.M.A., trombone, euphonium, tuba
  • Andy Harris, M.M., horn
  • Alan 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
  • Amalie Muntefering, staff pianist
  • 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
  • Daniel Kaplunas, D.M.A., violin, viola
  • Michael Van Ryn, M.M., string bass
  • Voice

  • Elisabeth Bieber, M.M., voice
  • Simon Estes, M.M., Hon. Ph.D., distinguished professor, artist in residence
  • Dan Gast, M.M., voice
  • Rosemary Gast, M.M., voice
  • Michael Jensen, M.M., voice
  • Jennifer Larson, D.M.A., voice, vocal pedagogy, voice class, opera workshop, voice literature, diction (French and Italian)
  • Mark Lehmann, voice
  • Brian Pfaltzgraff, D.M.A., voice, diction (German and English), opera workshop
  • Carita Pfaltzgraff, M.M., voice
  • Woodwinds

  • Dominique Cawley, M.M., flute
  • Jack Graham, M.M., clarinet
  • Gregory Morton, D.M.A., oboe, bassoon
  • James Skretta, M.M., saxophone
  • Eric Wachmann, D.M.A., clarinet
  • Jane Williams, D.M.A., saxophone
  • Administration

  • Eric Wachmann, 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
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