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DEANS     (back to top)

Dr. Edmund Dawe,  B.Mus. B.Mus.Ed. (Memorial), M.Mus. (Western Ontario), D.M.A. (British Columbia); Professor; Dean

  • As the Dean of the Faculty of Music, Dr. Dawe oversees all aspects of our programming.  He works closely with the Associate Dean and the Business Manager on all matters and approves or offers advice on all financial, academic, musical, artistic, and policy activities.  Dr. Dawe leads our strategic and long-range planning activities, and works closely with the Alumni Association on outreach to our graduates and the Development & Advancement Services office on fundraising activities.  Dr. Dawe acts as the liason between our Faculty and the University's upper administration.

Dr. Karen Jensen, B.Mus., L.Mus. (Saskatchewan), Recital Dip. (Royal Academy of Music), L.R.A.M., Ph.D. (London); Professor, Voice, Vocal Pedagogy; Associate Dean

  • In the role of Associate Dean, Dr. Jensen oversees many aspects of our programming, particularly curriculum, credit-related policies, degree requirements, academic regulations, and all academic issues.  She works closely with the Dean and the Business Manager on budget procedures and strategic and long-range planning matters. She also oversees the work of Faculty committees, plans the course rotation schedule and develops academic teaching loads and faculty and course assignments.

Professors Emeriti     (back to top)

  • Henry Engbrecht, A.R.C.T., B.Mus. (Bethel College), M.Mus. (Southern Methodist), LLD (University of Manitoba)
  • Michael Matthews, B.Mus. (California State University Northridge), M.A. (California State University Sacramento), Ph.D. (North Texas State University)

Senior Scholar

  • Ursula Rempel, Ed.Cert. (UBC), B.Mus. (UBC), M.A. (UCSB)

Academic Faculty     (back to top)

  • Will Bonness, B.Mus. (Manitoba); Assistant Professor, Jazz Piano
  • Mel Braun, B.Mus., M.Mus. (Toronto); Associate Professor; Vocal Area Coordinator; Musical Director of Opera Theatre
  • David Byrne, B.Mus. (UBC), Dip. Wind Conducting (Calgary), M.Mus (Manitoba) Ph.D. (candidate Cincinnati) ; Assistant Professor; Theory
  • Dr. Minna Rose Chung, B.Mus. (Oberlin), M.Mus. (Northwestern), D.M.A. (Stony Brook); Associate Professor, Cello; Orchestra Coordinator
  • Dr. Edmund Dawe, B.Mus. B.Mus.Ed. (Memorial), M. Mus. (Western Ontario), D.M.A. (British Columbia); Professor & Dean
  • Karla Dawe, B.Mus., M.Mus. (Western Ontario); Instructor, Basic Skills, Rudiments, Style & Structure
  • Jacquie Dawson, M. Mus (Manitoba) B. Mus (Newfoundland) B. Mus. Ed (Newfoundland) 
  • Dr. Gordon Fitzell, B.Mus. (Brandon), M.Mus. (Alberta), Ph.D. (British Columbia); Professor, Theory, Composition, Director of eXperimental Improv Ensemble
  • Dr. Elroy Friesen, B.Mus., B.Ed., M.Mus. (Manitoba), D.M.A. (Illinois); Associate Professor; Director of Choral Studies, Director of Choirs (U of M Women's Chorus, U of M Singers, Cantata Singers), Graduate Conducting
  • Derrick Gardner, B.Mus (Hampton), M.Mus (Rutgers); Assistant Professor, Babs Asper Professorship in Jazz Trumpet
  • Dr. Richard Gillis, B.Mus. (Saskatchewan), M.Mus, D.M.A. (Michigan); Professor; Brass Area Coordinator
  • Jon Gordon, BMus, Assistant Professor Jazz Saxophone
  • Allen Harrington, B.Mus. (Saskatchewan), M.Mus. (Northwestern); Associate Professor, Saxophone, Bassoon, Chamber Music
  • Charles Horton, B.Mus. (Redlands), M.Mus. (North Carolina); Associate Professor, Piano, Theory
  • Monica Huisman, B.Ed., (Manitoba), Opera Dipl (Toronto); Instructor, Voice
  • Dr. Karen Jensen, B.Mus., L.Mus. (Saskatchewan), Recital Dip. (Royal Academy of Music), L.R.A.M., Ph.D. (London); Professor, Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Chair of Music Graduate Studies
  • Dr. Judy Kehler Siebert, B.A. (Winnipeg), M.Mus. (Toronto), D.M.A. (Eastman); Associate Professor, Piano, Collaborative Piano, Chamber Music
  • Dr. Laura Loewen, B.Mus. (Brandon), M.Mus. (Montreal), D.M.A. (Minnesota); Associate Professor, Collaborative Piano, Language Studies, Vocal Coach
  • Dr. James V. Maiello, B.Mus. Ed (S.U.N.Y. Fredonia), M.Mus. (Bowling Green State University), PhD. (University of California Santa Barbara); Associate Professor Musicology; Chair of Music Graduate Studies
  • Dr. Kurt Markstrom, B.Mus., M.Mus., M.Lib.Sc. (Alberta), Ph.D. (Toronto); Associate Professor, History, Musicology
  • Dr. David Moroz, B.Mus., M.Mus. (Juilliard), D.Mus. (Montreal); Associate Professor, Piano, Chamber Music; Piano Area Coordinator
  • Dr. Oleg Pokhanovski, D.Mus. (Montreal); Associate Professor, Violin, Chamber Music; String Area Coordinator
  • Dr. Catherine Robbins, B.Mus./B.Ed. (Manitoba), M.Mus. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Toronto) - Assistant Professor, Choral Studies/Music Education
  • Larry Roy, M.Mus. (Manitoba) - Jazz Guitar, Jazz Improv, Jazz Ensemble
  • Örjan Sandred, M.F.A., Diplom i Komposition (Royal College of Music Stockholm); Professor, Composition, Acoustics, Electro-Acoustic Music
  • Jody Stark, B. Éd., M. Ed. (Alberta), Dip. F. A. (Hungary/Calgary), Ph. D. Candidate (Alberta) 
  • Katherine Twaddle, B.Mus. (Toronto), P.G.C.E. Drama (Middlesex); Instructor, Opera Studies Coordinator

Sessional Instructors     (back to top)

  • Valdine Anderson, B.Mus (Manitoba), Opera Dip. (Toronto), B.Ed. (Manitoba)
  • Karin Carlson - Jazz Trombone
  • Tracy Dahl, B.Ed. (Manitoba) - Voice, Artist-in-Residence 2016-17
  • Steve Dyer, B.Mus. (McGill), M.Mus. (DePaul) - Trombone
  • Patty Evans, Lic. Dip. (McGill) - French Horn
  • Donna Fletcher, B.Mus. (Manitoba), M.Mus. (Toronto), Dip. Music Theatre (Banff Centre) - Voice, Musical Theatre
  • Dr. Darryl Friesen, B.Mus., M.Mus. (Manitoba), D.M.A. (Illinois) - Piano
  • Naoum Gomon, M.Mus. (Moscow) - Clarinet
  • Micah Heilbrunn - Clarinet
  • Julie Husband, B.Mus. (Brandon) - Woodwind Techniques
  • Paul Jeffrey, - B.Mus. (Curtis Institute of Music), M.Mus. (Cleavland) - Trumpet
  • Anna-Lisa Kirby - Jazz Voice
  • David Klassen, B.Mus. (Manitoba), M.Mus. (Minnesota) - Voice
  • Jeff Kula, B.Mus, B.Ed. (Manitoba) - Percussion Techniques
  • Chris Lee, B.Mus. (McGill), M.M. (Indiana) - Tuba
  • Ken MacDonald - French Horn
  • Robert MacLaren - B.A., Ed. Dip. (McGill) - Voice
  • Robin MacMillan - B.Mus. (Western Ontario), M.Mus. (Michigan), D.M.A. (Eastman) - Oboe
  • Laurel Ridd - Flute
  • Layla Roberts - B.Mus. (Memorial), M.Mus. (Ottawa) - Flute
  • James Robertson - French Horn
  • Dan Scholz, B.Mus.Ed. (Regina), Artist Dip. (McGill) - Viola
  • Stewart Smith, B.Mus. Ed. (Saskatchewan), M.M. (Northwestern) - Euphonium
  • Victoria Sparks - B. Mus./B. Ed (Manitoba) Percussion
  • Ryszard Tyborowski, M.F.A. (Wroclaw) - Guitar
  • Lois Watson-Lyons, A.M.M. and A.R.C.T. (Manitoba), Concert Dip. (McGill) - Voice


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