School of Music Faculty


School of Music faculty exemplify superior teaching in classrooms, rehearsals halls, studios and performance venues. Faculty employ traditional practices, contemporary theories and emerging technologies to provide instruction to varied constituencies. Developing instructional competencies and a desire for further learning is an especially important component of our mission.


Band

Photo of Paul Popiel
Director of Bands
785-864-3367
Murphy Hall, Rm. 124 B
Photo of Matthew O. Smith
Associate Director of Bands, Director of Marching Jayhawks
785-864-3367
Murphy Hall, Rm. 124 D
Sharon Toulouse
Assistant Director of Bands
785-864-4460
Murphy Hall, Rm. 124 C

 

Applied Wind and Percussion Faculty

Sarah Frisof, flute
Dr. Margret Marco, oboe
Dr. Eric Stromberg, bassoon
Dr. Stephanie Zelnick, clarinet
Vince Gnojek, saxophone
Steve Leisring, trumpet
Dr. Paul Stevens, horn
Dr. Michael Davidson, trombone
Scott Watson, tuba and euphonium
Ji Hye Jung, percussion

Administrative Assistant
Leslie O'Neil, Administrative Associate Sr.

Graduate Conducting Associates
Michael Mapp
Chad Simons

Graduate Teaching Assistants
Eric Olesiak
Von Hansen
John Brabant
Patrick Timmis
Stephen Preisner
Anna Scott
Jason Tacker
Megan Hipp

Student Office Staff
Chris Agnew
Marsha Hanenberger
Kyle Stringer
Debera Thompson

Brass & Percussion

Photo of Michael Davidson
Associate Professor of Trombone, Division Director of Brass & Percussion
785-864-9699
Murphy Hall, Rm. 320
Photo of Ji Hye Jung
Assistant Professor of Percussion
785-864-4558
Murphy Hall, Rm. 113
Photo of Steve Leisring
Associate Professor of Trumpet
785-864-4457
Murphy Hall, Rm. 128
Photo of Paul Stevens
Associate Professor of Horn, Associate Dean for Facilities and Infrastructure
785-864-4525
Murphy Hall, Rm. 314
Photo of Scott Watson
Professor of Tuba-Euphonium
785-864-9738
Murphy Hall, Rm. 120

Choral

Photo of Mariana Farah
Associate Director of Choral Activities
785-864-9723
Murphy Hall, Rm. 326
Photo of Paul Tucker
Director of Choral Activities
785-864-9739
Murphy Hall, Rm. 336

Jazz

Photo of Dan Gailey
Professor of Music, Division Director of Jazz
785-864-4389
Murphy Hall, Rm. 122
Photo of Brandon Draper
Lecturer in Jazz Studies
Murphy Hall, Rm. 115
KU Placeholder card
Lecturer in Jazz Studies
Murphy Hall, Rm. 115
Photo of Jeff Harshbarger
Lecturer in Jazz Studies
785-864-3436
Murphy Hall, Rm. 115
KU Placeholder card
Lecturer in Jazz Studies
785-864-3436
Murphy Hall, Rm. 115

Music Education & Music Therapy

Photo of Martin Bergee
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Music Education and Music Therapy, Emphasis: Instrumental Music Education
785-864-9746
Murphy Hall, Rm. 400
Photo of Cynthia Colwell
Professor of Music Education & Music Therapy, Director of Music Therapy
785-864-9635
Murphy Hall, Rm. 432
Photo of Jacob Dakon
Assistant Professor of Music Education & Music Therapy, Emphasis: String Music Education
785-864-4518
Murphy Hall, Rm. 218
Photo of James Daugherty
Associate Professor of Music Education & Music Therapy, Director of Graduate Studies in Music Education & Music Therapy, Emphasis: Choral/Vocal Pedagogy Music Education
785-864-9637
Murphy Hall, Rm. 448 D
Photo of Abbey Dvorak
Assistant Professor of Music Education & Music Therapy, Emphasis: Music Therapy
785-864-9636
Murphy Hall, Rm. 448 C
Robert Foster
Professor of Music Education & Music Therapy, Emphasis: Instrumental Music Education
785-864-3326
Murphy Hall, Rm. 408
Photo of Deanna Hanson-Abromeit
Assistant Professor of Music Education & Music Therapy, Emphasis: Music Therapy
785-864-9632
Murphy Hall, Rm. 448 A
Photo of Debra Hedden
Associate Professor of Music Education & Music Therapy, Director of Music Education, Emphasis: General Music Education
785-864-9638
Murphy Hall, Rm. 448 J
Photo of Christopher Johnson
Professor of Music Education & Music Therapy, Division Director of Music Education & Music Therapy, Emphasis: Instrumental Music Education
785-864-9633
Murphy Hall, Rm. 410
Photo of Dena Register
Associate Professor of Music Education & Music Therapy, Emphasis: Music Therapy
785-864-9634
Murphy Hall, Rm. 448 B

Music Theory & Music Composition

Photo of James Barnes
Professor of Music Theory & Music Composition
785-864-4514
Murphy Hall, room 222
Photo of Bryan Haaheim
Associate Professor of Music Theory & Music Composition
785-864-9743
Murphy Hall, Rm. 424
Photo of Scott Murphy
Associate Professor of Music Theory, Division Director of Music Theory & Music Composition
785-864-2229
Murphy Hall, Rm. 220
Photo of Brad Osborn
Assistant Professor of Music Theory
785-864-9586
Murphy Hall, Rm. 332
Photo of Forrest Pierce
Associate Professor of Music Composition
785-864-9688
Murphy Hall, Rm. 436
Photo of David Alan Street
Assistant Professor of Music Theory
785-864-9748
Murphy Hall, Rm. 226

Musicology

Photo of Roberta Freund Schwartz
Associate Professor of Musicology, Division Director of Musicology
785-864-9737
Murphy Hall, Rm. 434
Photo of Paul Laird
Professor of Musicology
785-864-9716
Murphy Hall, Rm. 334
Photo of Alicia Levin
Assistant Professor of Musicology
785-864-9578
Murphy Hall, Rm. 216
Photo of Ketty Wong-Cruz
Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology
785-864-9747
Murphy Hall, Rm. 438

Orchestra

Director of Orchestral Activities
785-864-4499
Murphy Hall, Rm. 126

Organ & Church Music

Photo of Michael Bauer
Professor of Organ & Church Music, Division Director of Organ & Church Music
785-864-9744
Murphy Hall, room 346
Photo of Elizabeth Egber-Berghout
Associate Professor of Carillon and Organ, University Carillonneur
785-864-4464
Murphy Hall, Rm. 344
Photo of James Higdon
Dane and Polly Bales Professor of Organ
785-864-2797
Bales Recital Hall

Photo of Anna Myeong
Lecturer, Organ & Church Music
785-864-3436
Photo of Kevin Vogt
Lecturer, Organ & Church Music
785-864-3436

 

 

 

Piano

Photo of Ellen Bottorff
Lecturer in Piano
785-864-9088
Murphy Hall, Rm. 318
Photo of Richard Reber
Professor of Piano
785-864-9643
Murphy Hall, Rm. 310
Photo of Scott McBride Smith
Cordelia Brown Murphy Professor of Piano Pedagogy
785-864-1470
Murphy Hall, Rm. 304
Steven Spooner
Associate Professor of Piano
785-864-9707
Murphy Hall, Rm. 312
Photo of Jack Winerock
Professor of Piano, Division Director of Piano
785-864-9644
Murphy Hall, Rm. 308

Strings

Photo of Peter Chun
Associate Professor of Viola
785-864-9735
Murphy Hall, Rm. 342
Photo of Edward Laut
Professor of Violoncello, Division Director of Strings
785-864-9659
Murphy Hall, Rm. 316
Photo of Véronique Mathieu
Assistant Professor of Violin
785-864-9757
Murphy Hall, Rm. 422
Richard Ryan
Lecturer in Double Bass
Photo of Erin Wood
Lecturer in Harp
785-760-2973
Murphy Hall, Rm. 119

Voice & Opera

Photo of Julia Broxholm
Associate Professor of Voice, Division Director of Voice
785-864-9447
Murphy Hall, Rm. 414
Photo of Joyce Castle
Professor of Voice
785-864-9741
Murphy Hall, Rm. 420
KU Placeholder card
Associate Professor of Music, Musical Director of KU Opera
785-864-9745
Murphy Hall, Rm. 214 A
Photo of Maria Kanyova
Assistant Professor of Voice
785-864-9718
Murphy Hall, Rm. 338
Photo of Genaro Mendez
Associate Professor of Voice
785-864-9730
Murphy Hall, Rm. 416
 Photo of John Stephens
Professor of Voice
785-864-9617
Murphy Hall, Rm. 306

Woodwinds

Photo of Sarah Frisof
Assistant Professor of Flute
785-864-9618
Murphy Hall, Rm. 204
Photo of Vince Gnojek
Professor of Saxophone
785-864-4476
Murphy Hall, Rm. 202
Photo of Margret Marco
Associate Professor of Oboe, Division Director of Woodwinds
785-864-9719
Murphy Hall, Rm. 340
Photo of Eric Stomberg
Associate Dean for Performance Activities, Associate Professor of Bassoon
785-864-9717
Murphy Hall, Rm. 224
Photo of Stephanie Zelnick
Associate Professor of Clarinet
785-864-9740
Murphy Hall, Rm. 418

Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually