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Deans

    • Edward Jurkowski
      Dean
      Professor
      Music theory/musicology
    • Laura Loewen
      Associate professor
      Associate dean, undergraduate programs
      MPS instructor: Collaborative piano
    • James Maiello
      Associate professor
      Associate dean, graduate programs and research
      Music theory/musicology
      Director: Collegium Musicum

Ensemble directors

Brass

  • Classical brass

  • Jazz brass

    • Derrick Gardner
      Assistant professor, Babs Asper Professor of Jazz
      Jazz, Music theory/musicology
      MPS instructor: Jazz Trumpet
      Director: Small Jazz Ensembles, University of Manitoba Jazz Orchestra (UMJO)
    • Joel Green
      MPS instructor: Jazz trombone

Composition

    • Gordon Fitzell
      Professor, composition area head
      Composition
      Director: eXperimental Improv Ensemble

Conducting

  • Choral conducting

    • Elroy Friesen
      Associate professor, choir area head
      Choral studies, conducting
      Director: University Singers, Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus and Cantata Singers (Choral Ensembles)
      MPS Instructor
    • Catherine Robbins
      Assistant professor
      Choral studies, conducting, music education
      Director: Concert Choir
  • Instrumental conducting

    • Jacquie Dawson
      Assistant professor, director of bands
      Conducting
      Conductor: Wind Ensemble and Concert Band
      MPS Instructor
    • Naomi Woo
      Conductor
      Orchestral conducting
      Music director and conductor: University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra

Guitar

  • Classical guitar

  • Jazz guitar

    • Larry Roy
      Instructor
      MPS instructor: Jazz guitar
      Director: Small Jazz Ensembles

Jazz

    • Will Bonness
      Associate professor, jazz area head
      Major practical study: Jazz piano
      Director: Small Jazz Ensembles
    • Karly Epp
      Instructor
      Jury examination and credit recital coordinator (Jazz)
      MPS instructor: Jazz voice
      Director: University of Manitoba Jazz Vocal Ensembles
    • Derrick Gardner
      Associate professor, Babs Asper Professor of Jazz
      Jazz, Music theory/musicology
      MPS instructor: Jazz trumpet
      Director: Small Jazz Ensembles, University of Manitoba Jazz Orchestra (UMJO)
    • Jon Gordon
      Associate professor
      Jazz, music theory/musicology, composition
      MPS instructor: Jazz saxophone
      Director: Small Jazz Ensembles
    • Joel Green
      MPS instructor: Jazz trombone
    • Karl Kohut
      Assistant Professor
      Jazz
      MPS instructor: Jazz bass, electric bass
      Director: Small Jazz Ensembles
    • Bill Kristjanson
      Instructor
      Music education, jazz
    • Fabio Ragnelli
      Assistant professor
      MPS instructor: Jazz drums
      Director: Small Jazz Ensembles
    • Larry Roy
      Instructor
      MPS instructor: Jazz guitar
      Director: Small Jazz Ensembles

Music education

Music theory/musicology

    • David Litke
      Instructor
      Music theory/musicology
    • James Maiello
      Associate professor
      Associate dean, graduate programs and research
      Graduate Chair for Music
      Director: Collegium Musicum
    • Colette Simonot-Maiello
      Assistant professor
      Music theory/musicology
    • Rebecca Simpson-Litke
      Assistant professor
      Music theory/musicology

Percussion/drums

    • Victoria Sparks
      Instructor
      Percussion area head
      MPS instructor: Percussion
      Director: Percussion ensemble
    • Michael Kemp
      MPS instructor: Timpani
    • Fabio Ragnelli
      Assistant professor
      MPS instructor: Jazz drums
      Director: Small Jazz Ensembles

Piano

  • Classical piano

    • David Moroz
      Professor
      Piano area head
      MPS instructor: Piano
    • Darryl Friesen
      Instructor
      Piano, musicianship skills
      MPS instructor: piano
  • Collaborative piano

    • Judy Kehler Siebert
      Associate professor
      Collaborative piano area head
      MPS instructor: Collaborative piano
      Coordinator: Chamber Ensembles
    • Laura Loewen
      Associate professor
      Associate dean, undergraduate programs
      MPS instructor: Collaborative piano
  • Jazz piano

    • Will Bonness
      Associate professor
      Major practical study: Jazz piano
      Director: Small Jazz Ensembles

Strings

  • Classical strings

    • Oleg Pokhanovski
      Professor
      String area head
      MPS instructor: Violin
    • Minna Rose Chung
      Associate professor, orchestra coordinator
      Major practical study instructor: Cello
      Coordinator: University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra
    • Meredith Johnson
      MPS instructor: Double bass
    • Dan Scholz
      MPS instructor: Viola
  • Jazz bass

    • Karl Kohut
      Assistant Professor
      Jazz
      MPS instructor: Jazz bass, electric bass
      Director: Small Jazz Ensembles

Voice

  • Classical voice

  • Jazz voice

    • Karly Epp
      Instructor
      Jury examination and credit recital coordinator (Jazz)
      MPS instructor: Jazz voice
      Director: University of Manitoba Jazz Vocal Ensembles

Woodwinds

  • Classical woodwinds

    • Allen Harrington
      Associate professor
      Woodwinds area head
      Jury examination and credit recital coordinator (classical)
      MPS instructor: Saxophone, bassoon
    • Naoum Gomon
      MPS instructor: Clarinet
    • Micah Heilbrunn
      MPS instructor: Clarinet
    • Laurel Ridd
      MPS instructor: Flute
    • Layla Roberts
      MPS instructor: Flute
    • Robin MacMillan
      MPS instructor: Oboe
  • Jazz woodwinds

    • Jon Gordon
      Associate professor
      Jazz, music theory/musicology, composition
      MPS instructor: Jazz saxophone
      Director: Small Jazz Ensemble

Desautels Faculty of Music collaborative pianists

The Faculty’s collaborative pianists are available to accompany students for recitals, courses, rehearsals, performances and auditions. Collaborative pianists offer reasonable fees for their services. Students who require the services of a collaborative pianist should contact the collaborative pianists directly to make arrangements.

Professors and Deans emeriti

Administration and support staff

Edward Jurkowski, Dean

Contact Vanessa Perinot to make an appointment to share your feedback on the student experience at the Desautels Faculty of Music.

Laura Loewen, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs

The Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs handles matters involving:

Contact Amanda Wiebe to make an appointment.

James Maiello, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Research

The Associate Dean, Graduate Programs oversees all facets of research and creative works in the Desautels Faculty of Music, and handles matters involving:

Contact Amanda Wiebe to make an appointment.

Vanessa Perinot, Executive Assistant

DFoM.ExecutiveAssistant@umanitoba.ca

The Executive Assistant to the Dean handles meeting requests for the Dean and Associate Deans.

Sarah Boumphrey, Communications Assistant

Sarah.boumphrey@umanitoba.ca

The Communications Assistant handles matters involving:

Carlos Dimawala, Financial Assistant

Carlos.dimawala@umanitoba.ca

The Financial Assistant handles matters involving:

Donnalynn Grills, Preparatory Studies Coordinator

Donnalynn.grills@umanitoba.ca

The Preparatory Studies Coordinator handles matters involving:

Adam Mlodzinski, Recording Studio Technician

Kenneth.Mlodzinski@umanitoba.ca

The Recording Studio Technician handles matters involving:

Sarah Rout, HR Officer

Sarah.rout@umanitoba.ca

The Human Resources Officer handles matters involving:

Kanchana Sankaranarayanan, Business Manager

Kanchana.Sankaranayanan@umanitoba.ca

The Business Manager provides the following services:

Daniel Song, Financial Administrator

Daniel.song@umanitoba.ca

The Financial Administrator handles matters involving:

Sue Stone Scott, Facilities and Events Coordinator

Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca

The Facilities and Events Coordinator handles matters involving:

Jennifer Wang, Student Advisor

jennifer.wang@umanitoba.ca

The Student Advisor handles matters involving:

Amanda Wiebe, Front Office Assistant

Amanda.wiebe@umanitoba.ca

The Front Office Assistant handles matters involving:

Louella Yambot, Admissions Coordinator and Recruitment Lead

Louella.yambot@umanitoba.ca

The Admissions Coordinator and Recruitment Lead handles matters involving: