Music Faculty & Staff

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    Julie Adams
    MA, BME
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts
    Julie Adams has a broad spectrum of teaching and directing e...
    Send Email | Phone: 701.552.1006701.552.1006
    Office: CA 109
    Laurie Blunsom
    PhD, MFA, MM, BM
    Professor
    School of Performing Arts
    Laurie Blunsom received her Ph.D. in musicology at Brandeis...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4606218.477.4606
    Office: CA 102
    Stephanie Carlson
    BMUS
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts
    Send Email | Phone: 701.477.2101701.477.2101
    Office: CA 102D
    Allen Carter
    DA, MM, BM
    Professor
    School of Performing Arts
    Allen Carter has a diverse background as a composer, arrange...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4098218.477.4098
    Office: CA 140
    Jenny Dufault
    PhD, MM, BS
    Professor
    School of Performing Arts
    Dr. Jenny Dufault is a Professor who has taught applied voic...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2101218.477.2101
    Office: CA 110
    Elizabeth Evert-Karnes
    Managing Director for the Center of the Arts
    College of Arts & Humanities
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2267218.477.2267
    Office: CA 156A
    David Ferreira
    DMA, MM, BM
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts
    Dr. David Ferreira is Professor Emeritus at Minnesota State...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4095218.477.4095
    Office: CA 103
    Nikolas Gruber
    BM, MA
    Adjunct
    School of Performing Arts
    At age 14, Nik Gruber began teaching guitar at Lidgett Music...
    Laura Kellogg
    BM, MM, DMA
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts
    Laura, Professor of Flute, graduated with a Doctor of Musica...
    Jeehyun Kim
    DMA, MM, BM
    Adjunct
    School of Performing Arts
    DMA, Voice Performance, Boston University MM, Voice Perform...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.227.9689218.227.9689
    Office: CA 108
    Conor Lee
    BM
    Adjunct
    School of Performing Arts
    Conor Lee earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studie...
    Paul Liversage
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts
    Paul Liversage received his Masters of Music Education degre...
    Amy Mercer
    BM, MM, DMA
    Assistant Professor
    School of Performing Arts
    Amy Mercer earned her doctorate in piano performance at Nort...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2101218.477.2101
    Office: CA 106
    Erynn Millard
    PhD
    Associate Professor
    School of Performing Arts
    Erynn Millard holds a Ph.D. in choral music education and co...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2101218.477.2101
    Office: CA 107
    Douglas Neill
    BS
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts
    Doug Neill is currently the adjunct bass and tuba instructor...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2101218.477.2101
    Office: CA 022
    Elise Nelson
    MM, BM
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts
    Cellist Elise Buffat Nelson currently teaches at NDSU and MS...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2101218.477.2101
    Office: CA 136
    Thomas Strait
    DA, MM, BME
    Professor
    School of Performing Arts
    Dr. Tom Strait is has been a faculty member at MSUM since 20...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4096218.477.4096
    Office: CA 141
    Jessica Vines
    BM
    Adjunct
    School of Performing Arts
    Jessica Vines has been performing live since 2007 and teachi...
    Kenyon Williams
    DMA
    Professor
    School of Performing Arts
    Dr. Kenyon Williams has worked throughout the United States...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4610218.477.4610
    Office: CA 102E