Faculty Directory

Art Faculty

  • Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Links of Interest

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Associate Chair, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts

Links of Interest

Music Faculty

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

Links of Interest

  • Teaching Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Director, Music Composition Program

Specialties/Activities

  • Classical music composition
  • Violin/viola performance, instruction
  • Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Links of Interest

Music Lessons Faculty

  • Piano & Flute Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Harp Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Piano and Organ Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Piano Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Oboe Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts
Erin Matas

Erin Matas

  • Library Director
  • French Horn Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Trumpet Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Voice Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts
Sarah Rimkus

Sarah Rimkus

  • Instructor of Composition, Visual and Performing Arts

Links of Interest

  • Cello Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Violin Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts

Sound and Film Faculty

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Specialties/Activities

  • Sound Recording & Mixing
  • Synthesizer Programming
  • Sound Effects Creation
  • Open Educational Resource Development
  • Distinguished Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Specialties/Activities

  • Sound Design
  • Sound System Consultation
  • Sound Mixing
  • Sound Studies
  • Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Specialties/Activities

  • Sound Design
  • Music Composition
  • Sound Systems Design and Engineering
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
  • Director, Humanities Digital Media Zone
  • Teaching Professor 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
  • Sound Mixing Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Sound Mixing Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Sound Mixing Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts

Theatre Faculty

  • Adjunct Instructor of Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Adjunct Instructor of Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts
  • 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."
  • Professor Emerita

Specialties/Activities

  • Watercolor
  • Watermedia art
  • Experimental texture and media techniques
  • Professor Emerita

Specialties/Activities

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

Specialties/Activities

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