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Department of Music

Advising Information for Music Majors and Minors

All declared Music majors and minors are assigned a music faculty advisor during the first semester of music study. This advisor assignment remains the same throughout the course of obtaining a music degree. Students are generally assigned to the Faculty Advisor responsible for the student’s degree program area (see list below).If you are unsure of who your assigned music advisor is, contact Christine Devine in the Music Office, [email protected].

Bachelor of Music Education

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Carla Aguilar

Professor - Music Education Area Coordinator

Office Location: AR 286G
On Sabbatical Fall 2021, please contact David Kish

[email protected] 303-615-0105
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David Kish

Professor - Band Area Coordinator, Music Education

Office Location: AR 286B

[email protected] 303-615-0692
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MB Krueger

Professor - Choral Area Coordinator, Conducting

Office Location: AR 277J

[email protected] 303-615-0720
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Gene Roberts

Associate Professor - Classical & Musical Theatre Voice, Opera Area Coordinator

Office Location: AR 284J

[email protected] 303-615-1066

Bachelor of Music in Brass or Percussion Performance

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Michael Hengst

Professor - Trumpet, Brass & Percussion Area Coordinator

Office Location: AR 284F

[email protected] 303-615-0560

Bachelor of Music in Composition

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David Farrell

Assistant Professor - Composition Area Coordinator

Office Location: AR 277L

[email protected] 303-615-0692

Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance

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Alex Komodore

Professor - Classical Guitar Area Coordinator

Office Location: AR 284M

[email protected] 303-615-0710

Bachelor of Music in Jazz & American Improvised Music Performance

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Dawn Clement

Assistant Professor - Jazz Piano, Jazz Voice, Jazz & American Improvised Music Area Coordinator

Office Location: AR 284G

[email protected] 303-605-5872
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Mark Harris

Associate Professor - Saxophone

Office Location: AR 284E

[email protected] 303-615-0540

Bachelor of Music in Classical Piano or Organ Performance

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Jooeun Pak

Associate Professor - Classical Piano Area Coordinator

Office Location: AR 284K

[email protected] 303-615-1608

Bachelor of Music in Strings Performance

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Brandon Matthews

Professor - Orchestra Area Coordinator, Conducting

Office Location: AR 277K

[email protected] 303-615-0823

Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice Performance

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Bradley Thompson

Professor - Classical Voice Area Coordinator

Office Location: AR 284L

[email protected] 303-615-1236

Bachelor of Music in Woodwinds Performance

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Patricia Surman

Associate Professor - Flute, Woodwinds Area Coordinator

Office Location: AR 277F

[email protected] 303-615-1208

Bachelor of Arts in Music

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Elizabeth Macy

Assistant Professor - Ethnomusicology

Office Location: AR 286H

[email protected] 303-605-5873 Schedule Appointment
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Brandon Matthews

Professor - Orchestra Area Coordinator, Conducting

Office Location: AR 277K

[email protected] 303-615-0823
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Peter Schimpf

Professor - Musicology

Office Location: AR 287B

[email protected] 303-615-1124

Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory

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Cherise Leiter

Professor - Music Theory Area Coordinator

Office Location: AR 286F

[email protected] 303-615-0751
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Alex Komodore

Professor - Classical Guitar Area Coordinator

Office Location: AR 284M

[email protected] 303-615-0710
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Jooeun Pak

Associate Professor - Classical Piano Area Coordinator

Office Location: AR 284K

[email protected] 303-615-1608
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Patricia Surman

Associate Professor - Flute, Woodwinds Area Coordinator

Office Location: AR 277F

[email protected] 303-615-1208

Graduation Advising for Music Majors

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Peter Schimpf

Professor - Musicology

Office Location: AR 287B

[email protected] 303-615-1124

General Academic Advising and Advising for Incoming Music Students

College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences Programs

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Teri Slick

Advising and Retention Specialist

Office Location: AR 286A

[email protected] 303-615-0300 Schedule Appointment