Faculty Directory

Art Faculty

Anne Beffel

  • Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Links of Interest

Terri Frew

  • Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts

Lisa Gordillo

  • Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
Susanne Kilpela
"This above all: To thine own self be true"
—Shakespeare

Music Faculty

Jared Anderson

  • Department Chair, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Director of Choral Activities

Specialties/Activities

  • Choral Singing
  • Contemporary Choral Music
  • Musical Theater
  • Skill Acquisition in the Large Group Rehearsal
  • Ear-Training

Michael Christianson

  • Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Director of Bands
Adam Meckler
"Traveler, there is no road. A road is made by walking."

Adam Meckler

  • Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Director of Jazz Studies

Links of Interest

Libby Meyer

  • Senior Lecturer, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Director, Music Composition Program

Specialties/Activities

  • Classical music composition
  • Violin/viola performance, instruction

Joel Neves

  • Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Links of Interest

Music Lessons Faculty

Patrick Booth

  • Saxophone Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts

Trevor Clark

  • Clarinet and Bassoon Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts

Sidney Dharmavaram

  • Harp Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts

Leslie Dukes

  • Piano and Organ Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts

Jon Ensminger

  • Piano Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts

Marjory Johnston

  • Oboe Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts
Erin Matas

Erin Matas

  • Library Director
  • French Horn Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts

Robert Miller

  • Trumpet Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts

Lara Neves

  • Voice Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts
Sarah Rimkus

Sarah Rimkus

  • Instructor of Composition, Visual and Performing Arts

Links of Interest

Andrew Shaud

  • Cello Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts

James Brian Wall

  • Violin Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts

Sound and Film Faculty

Thom Cadley

  • Sound Mixing Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts

Steven Green

  • Sound Mixing Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts

Kyle Knickerbocker

  • Visiting Lecturer, Visual and Performing Arts

Christopher Plummer

  • Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Specialties/Activities

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

Elliott Sabbagh

  • Sound Mixing Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts

Josh Samuels

  • Sound Mixing Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts
Erin Smith
"Also, you'll find a pair of safety glasses and some earplugs under your seats. Please feel free to use them."
—Max Fischer, Rushmore

Erin Smith

  • Director, Humanities Digital Media Zone
  • Principal Lecturer in Digital Media and Cinema, Humanities
  • Faculty Advisor, Cin/Optic Communication and Media Enterprise

Links of Interest

41 North Film Festival

Specialties

  • Digital Media Production
  • Documentary Production and Theory
  • Film Theory and Criticism
  • Academic Technology Administration
  • British Literature

Kevin Stahl

  • Sound Mixing Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts

Theatre Faculty

Kent Cyr

  • Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Mary Cyr

  • Lecturer, Visual and Performing Arts

Kristy Dodson

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Links of Interest

Specialties/Activities

  • Directing
  • Acting
  • Sensory Performance and Sensitivity Training
  • Movement

Sara Gosses

  • Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Patricia Helsel

  • Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Specialties/Activities

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

Emeriti Faculty

Mary Ann Beckwith
"Artistry is not bounded by the arts. I tell my students that as they become more confident in their own creativity it will make them a better engineer, mathematician, or forester."

Mary Ann Beckwith

  • Professor Emerita

Specialties/Activities

  • Watercolor
  • Watermedia art
  • Experimental texture and media techniques

Mary Carol "M.C." Friedrich

  • Professor Emerita

Specialties/Activities

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

Michael Irish

  • Professor Emeritus

Specialties/Activities

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