Faculty & Staff

Administrative staff

Main office
music@music.wisc.edu
608.263.1900

Susan C. Cook Director director@music.wisc.edu 608.263.1900
Anne Brutosky Department Administrator administrator@music.wisc.edu 608.263.4734
Wendy Johnson Assistant Director assistantdirector@music.wisc.edu 608.263.4018
Cheryl Bensman-Rowe Madison Early Music Festival Co-Artistic Director cbensmanrowe@wisc.edu
Martha Fischer Associate Director mafische@wisc.edu 608.263.1911

Holly Anderson Curriculum Specialist curriculum@music.wisc.edu
Gary Barnes 
Accountant gary.barnes@wisc.edu 608.263.1901
Dan Brice Instrument Technician dan.brice@wisc.edu 608.263.3096
Brian Heller Facilities Director facilities@music.wisc.edu 608.263.1893
Lance Ketterer Recording Engineer ketterer@wisc.edu 608.263.1888
Baoli Liu Piano Technician baoliliu@wisc.edu 608.263.1887
Shelby Miller Community Music Lessons Coordinator cml@music.wisc.edu 
John Mitten Financial Specialist mitten@wisc.edu
Kerry O’Neill Shipping & Mail Associate koneill5@wisc.edu 608.263.2038
Dann Petersen Music Engagement & Outreach Coordinator meo@music.wisc.edu 608. 265.2173
Greg Silver Production Manager gcsilver@wisc.edu
Mark Ultsch Piano Repair & Tuning Specialist ultsch@music.wisc.edu 608.263.1887
Andrew Vaudt Payroll & Benefits Specialist vaudt@wisc.edu

Admissions & Advising

James Doing, Jr. Graduate Admissions Coordinator gradadmissions@music.wisc.edu 608.263.3220
Marina Drake Graduate Student Coordinator msdrake@wisc.edu 608.263.5016
Jared Jellison Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator admissions@music.wisc.edu 608.263.5986
John C. Stowe Director of Graduate Studies dgs@music.wisc.edu 608.262.9295
Todd Reck Undergraduate Advisor ugradadvisor@music.wisc.edu 608.263.1918

Communications/media contact

Eric Murtaugh Communications Manager ebmurtaugh@wisc.edu 608.263.5615

Ensemble Coordinators

Aaron Levine Ensemble Coordinator performingorgs@music.wisc.edu 608.263.1770
Liz Root
Ensemble Coordinator performingorgs@music.wisc.edu 608.263.1770
Melanie Wulfekuhle Ensemble Coordinator performingorgs@music.wisc.edu 608.263.1770

Tom Curry

Tom Curry

Adjunct Professor of Tuba and Euphonium

A native of Appleton, Wisconsin, Tom Curry has served on the Mead Witter School of Music faculty since 2014. He is currently the tubist in the Wisconsin Brass Quintet.

Daniel Grabois

Daniel Grabois

Associate Professor of Horn

Daniel Grabois plays with the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, a faculty ensemble-in-residence, and teaches a studio of undergraduate and graduate students.

Mark Hetzler

Mark Hetzler

Professor of Trombone

Mark Hetzler began playing his father’s trombone at the age of twelve. He went on to receive a B.M. from Boston University and an M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music.

Jean Laurenz

Jean Laurenz

Assistant Professor of Trumpet

Jean Laurenz is an eclectic musician who loves variety and collaboration. As a performer, Jean has enjoyed appearances with Adele, The Hanson Brothers, The Boston Pops, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.

Laura Schwendinger

Laura Schwendinger

Professor of Composition

The first composer to win the Berlin Prize, Laura Schwendinger’s music has been championed by artists Dawn Upshaw, Matt Haimovitz, Miranda Cuckson, and many more.

Mariana Farah

Mariana Farah

Director of Choral Studies

Born in Brazil, Mariana Farah received her Bachelor of Music from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Master’s degree from the University of Iowa, and her DMA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Bruce Gladstone

Bruce Gladstone

Senior Lecturer in Choral Conducting

Bruce Gladstone conducts the 40-member Chorale and the 25-member Madrigal Singers, as well as teaching the graduate Choral Literature and Performance Practice course and undergraduate Conducting.

Alexander Gonzalez

Alexander Gonzalez

Assistant Director of Bands

Alexander Gonzalez conducts the Tuesday Night University Band, assists the University of Wisconsin Marching Band, directs the Men’s Hockey Band, and teaches courses in conducting.

Corey Pompey

Corey Pompey

Associate Director of Bands

Corey Pompey holds the bachelor of science degree in music education and the master of arts degree in music education from The University of Alabama. He earned his doctor of musical arts degree in wind conducting at The University of Texas.

Oriol Sans

Oriol Sans

Assistant Professor & Director of Orchestral Activities

Oriol Sans directs the University of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, conducts opera productions and teaches graduate students in conducting.

Scott Teeple

Scott Teeple

Professor of Music & Director of Bands

Scott Teeple oversees the UW–Madison Band program, conducts the wind ensemble, and teaches graduate conducting.

Peter Dominguez

Peter Dominguez

Professor of Double Bass and Jazz

Peter Dominguez grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin participating in the Music for Youth Orchestras, and performing with his father, pianist and singer Frank DeMiles.

Matthew Endres

Matthew Endres

Associate Faculty of Drum Set, Jazz History, and the UW Marching Band Percussion Coordinator

Born in Sauk City, Wisconsin, Matthew Endres is the adjunct professor of drum set and jazz history at the Mead Witter School of Music. In addition, he adjudicates music festivals and competitions extensively throughout the United States.

Mark Hetzler

Mark Hetzler

Professor of Trombone

Mark Hetzler began playing his father’s trombone at the age of twelve. He went on to receive a B.M. from Boston University and an M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music.

Chad McCullough

Chad McCullough

Lecturer of Jazz Trumpet

Chad McCullough frequently records and tours internationally. Based in Chicago, he is an active composer, performer, and educator.

Lucille Mok

Lucille Mok

Lecturer of Musicology

Lucille Mok is a PhD graduate of Harvard University. In addition to her research on experimental animation at the National Film Board of Canada, she has research interests in piano performance, sound and visual technologies, and jazz criticism.

Louka Patenaude

Louka Patenaude

Instructor of Jazz Guitar

Louka Patenaude, a veteran of the Madison music scene, is a performing guitarist, teacher, recording studio artist, songwriter and composer. As a professional teacher, his career goes back almost 20 years.

Les Thimmig

Les Thimmig

Professor of Saxophone

Les Thimmig’s career has included performances with the orchestras of Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, Oliver Nelson, and Duke Ellington. His compositions have been performed in North and South America, Europe, and Africa.

Johannes Wallmann

Johannes Wallmann

Director of Jazz Studies & Associate Professor of Music

Johannes Wallmann is a veteran of the New York and San Francisco Bay Area jazz scenes, and he has performed extensively as a bandleader and as a sideman in local, national, and international venues.

Martha Fischer

Martha Fischer

Professor of Piano and Collaborative Piano, Associate Director

Martha Fischer is professor of piano at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music, where she heads the collaborative piano program.

Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson

Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy

Jessica Johnson serves on the piano faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy.

John Chappell Stowe

John Chappell Stowe

Professor of Organ and Harpsichord

In addition to teaching, John Chappell Stowe is the Director of Graduate Studies at the School of Music.

Christopher Taylor

Christopher Taylor

Professor of Piano

Hailed by critics as “frighteningly talented” (The New York Times) and “a great pianist” (The Los Angeles Times), Christopher Taylor has distinguished himself throughout his career as an innovative musician with a diverse array of talents and interests.

Johannes Wallmann

Johannes Wallmann

Director of Jazz Studies & Associate Professor of Music

Johannes Wallmann is a pianist and composer, recording artist on Fresh Sound New Talent Records and Shifting Paradigm Records, and Director of Jazz Studies at the School of Music.

Teryl Dobbs

Teryl Dobbs

Professor of Music Education

Teryl (Teri) L. Dobbs holds affiliate faculty positions in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (School of Education), Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA), Disabilities Studies Initiative, and the Division of the Arts.

Walter Rich

Walter Rich

Music Education Teacher Education Program Coordinator

Dr. Walter Rich holds an undergraduate degree in music education from UW-Madison and a master’s degree in music performance from Northwestern University, where he studied with Mr. Arnold Jacobs, legendary principal tuba player of the Chicago Symphony. He earned his PhD in curriculum and instruction at UW-Madison.

Leslie Blasius

Leslie Blasius

Professor of Music Theory

Leslie David Blasius is professor of music theory. He received his PhD from Princeton University before arriving at UW-Madison in 1996.

Brian Hyer

Brian Hyer

Professor of Music Theory

Brian Hyer came to the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990 after teaching at Colorado College and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Margaret Butler

Margaret Butler

Associate Professor of Musicology

Margaret Butler’s research focuses on European opera in the eighteenth century and American musical theater. She teaches courses on musical theater and opera, and is an affiliate of the Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies Program.

Nadia Chana

Nadia Chana

Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology

Nadia Chana’s current research focuses on listening as a critical practice for cultivating deeply felt relationships with a more-than-human world.

Susan C. Cook

Susan C. Cook

Pamela O. Hamel/Music Board of Advisors Director of the School of Music, Professor of Musicology

Susan C. Cook is a professor of musicology and was formerly the academic associate dean for the Arts and Humanities in the Graduate School.

David Crook

David Crook

Professor of Musicology

As a writer and editor, David Crook focuses on European music of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries and the religious and political institutions that shaped its production and reception.

Lucille Mok

Lucille Mok

Lecturer of Musicology

Lucille Mok is a PhD graduate of Harvard University. In addition to her research on experimental animation at the National Film Board of Canada, she has research interests in piano performance, sound and visual technologies, and jazz criticism.

Jeanne Swack

Jeanne Swack

Professor of Musicology

Jeanne Swack received the B.M. and M.M. degrees in flute performance from the University of Southern California and the M.Phil. and Ph.D. in musicology from Yale University.

Anthony Di Sanza

Anthony Di Sanza

Professor of Percussion

Anthony Di Sanza, a recognized international performer and educator, has performed, presented master classes, and held residencies in North America, Europe and Asia.

Todd Hammes

Todd Hammes

Percussion Faculty Assistant

Through his music – a fascinating, eclectic blend of classical, world and improvisational styles – Todd Hammes presents to the world his own unique inner vision of sound and music.

Tom Ross

Tom Ross

Percussion Faculty Assistant

A native of Wisconsin, Thomas Ross has spent his young career exploring many styles of percussion.

Suzanne Beia

Suzanne Beia

Artist in Residence, Violin

Suzanne Beia is second violinist of the Pro Arte Quartet, artist in residence, and chamber music coach for the School of Music

Javier Calderon

Javier Calderon

Professor of Guitar

When Javier Calderon played his solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall, The New York Times called him “…a virtuoso with poetic sensibility.” Since then, many composers have been writing and dedicating guitar concertos and solo pieces to Calderon.

Sally Chisholm

Sally Chisholm

Professor of Viola/Artist in Residence

Sally Chisholm, violist of the Pro Arte Quartet, and Professor of Viola, has had an extensive career in chamber music.

Peter Dominguez

Peter Dominguez

Professor of Double Bass and Jazz

Peter Dominguez grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin participating in the Music for Youth Orchestras, and performing with his father, pianist and singer Frank DeMiles.

Parry Karp

Parry Karp

Professor of Cello/Artist in Residence

Cellist Parry Karp is Artist-in Residence, and the Robert and Linda Graebner Professor of Chamber Music and Cello, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is director of the string chamber music program.

David Perry

David Perry

Professor of Violin/Artist in Residence

Violinist David Perry enjoys an international career as chamber musician, soloist, and teacher. Mr. Perry has performed in Carnegie Hall, most of the major cultural centers of North and South America, Europe, and the Far East.

Eugene Purdue

Eugene Purdue

Adjunct Professor of Strings

Eugene Purdue was the founding first violinist of the Thouvenel String Quartet, a group that toured internationally performing in many of the leading concert halls of the United States and Europe.

Uri Vardi

Uri Vardi

Professor of Cello

Uri Vardi has performed as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber player across the United States, Europe, South America, Asia, and his native Israel.

Johanna Wienholts

Johanna Wienholts

Harp Instructor

Johanna Wienholts is a harpist and educator known for her enthusiasm about the harp and all the versatility the instrument offers.

Dawn Dongeun Wohn

Dawn Dongeun Wohn

Violin Instructor

Praised as having "warmth and crystal-clear tone" by Whole Note Magazine, violinist Dawn Dongeun Wohn, has performed in concert halls in North and South America, Asia and Europe

James Doing

James Doing

Professor of Voice

James Doing’s current and former students have sung with The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera, Opéra National de Paris (Bastille), Opéra de Nice, Teatro Real Madrid, Los Angeles Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Seattle Opera, and other regional opera companies.

Mimmi Fulmer

Mimmi Fulmer

Professor of Voice and Opera

American soprano Mimmi Fulmer performs repertoire ranging from early music to premieres of works written for her. Her distinguished career in new music includes premieres of nine roles in eight operas.

David Ronis

David Ronis

Associate Professor and Director of University Opera

David Ronis, the Karen K. Bishop Director of University Opera, has maintained an active schedule in a multi-faceted career. Previously, he taught at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College/CUNY, Hofstra University, and Wagner College.

Julia Rottmayer

Julia Rottmayer

Faculty Associate of Voice and Opera

Soprano Julia Rottmayer, faculty associate of voice and opera, is active in the stage, concert, and teaching arenas. Along with her interpretation of standard repertoire, Dr. Rottmayer is an avid performer and champion of contemporary and early music.

Paul Rowe

Paul Rowe

Professor of Voice

Baritone Paul Rowe has maintained a wide ranging performing career throughout the United States for the past 20 years. He has performed with many of the leading American musical organizations including the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa at Symphony Hall in Boston and Carnegie Hall in New York.

Lindsay Flowers

Lindsay Flowers

Faculty Associate of Oboe

Lindsay Flowers is the Principal Oboist of the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra and English Hornist of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra.

Matthew Koester

Matthew Koester

Classical Saxophone Instructor

Celebrated for his “commitment to stellar sound and control” by Quebec’s La Tribune and “gorgeous sonority” by the South Florida Classical Review, saxophonist Matthew Koester enjoys a vibrant career as an educator, chamber musician, and soloist across North America.

Alicia Lee

Alicia Lee

Assistant Professor of Clarinet

Before her appointment at the School of Music, Alicia Lee was a resident of New York City for over a decade where she performed and toured regularly with a variety of groups including The Knights, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, and NOVUS NY.

Conor Nelson

Conor Nelson

Assistant Professor of Flute

Praised for his “long-breathed phrases and luscious tone” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Canadian flutist Conor Nelson is established as a leading flutist and pedagogue of his generation.

Les Thimmig

Les Thimmig

Professor of Saxophone

Les Thimmig’s numerous appearances as soloist include those with Parnassus, New England Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, Boston Musica Viva, Dayton Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Orquesta Nacional de Venezuela, and New York Philharmonic.c.

Marc Vallon

Marc Vallon

Professor of Bassoon

In addition to his teaching responsibilities as Professor of Music, Bassoon, Marc Vallon is bassoonist for the Wingra Wind Quintet in residence at the School of Music.

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