Advising—Current Students

Art

Susanne Kilpela
"This above all: To thine own self be true"
—Shakespeare

Audio and Sound

Josh Loar

Professor of Practice, Visual and Performing Arts

906-487-1714
jloar@mtu.edu
Rozsa 112

Specialties/Activities

  • Sound Systems Design and Engineering
  • Multimedia Production and Control Systems Design and Consultation
  • Production Management, Technical Direction
  • Stage Direction
  • Film and Video Production and Post-Production
  • Lighting Design
  • Video/Projection Design
  • Drums/Percussion
  • Acoustics and Acoustic/Soundsystem Modeling
  • Technical Drawing

Christopher Plummer

Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Specialties/Activities

  • Sound Design
  • Sound System Consultation
  • Sound Mixing
  • Sound Studies

Bands

Michael Christianson

Visiting Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Director of Bands

Jazz and Music

Michael Irish

Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Specialties/Activities

  • Jazz Studies
  • Jazz Guitar
  • Composer/Arranger
  • Clinician/Adjudicator/Performer
  • Rhythm Section Specialist

Orchestra

Joel Neves

Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

906-487-2859
jbneves@mtu.edu
Rozsa 205

Links of Interest

Theatre and Electronic Media Performance

Patricia Helsel

Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

906-487-3283
helsel@mtu.edu
Walker 209E

Links of Interest

Specialties/Activities

  • Acting
  • Voice and Articulation
  • Musical Theatre
  • Audition Techniques
  • Vocal Techniques for Media and Theatre
  • Presentation

Theatre and Entertainment Technology

Mary Carol "M.C." Friedrich

Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Specialties/Activities

  • Costume Design & Construction
  • Lighting Design
  • Scene Design
  • Color Science for Designers in Theatre

Kalen Larson

Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Specialties/Activities

  • Technical Theatre Production
  • Scenic Design
  • Stage Mechanics
  • Rigging
  • Metal Working