Faculty and Staff

Academic Faculty

Sessional Instructors

Administration & Support Staff


Dean

Edward Jurkowski, Ph.D.

As the Dean of the Faculty of Music, Dr. Jurkowski oversees all aspects of our programming. He works closely with the Associate Dean and admin staff on all matters and approves or offers advice on all financial, academic, musical, artistic, and policy activities. Dr. Jurkowski 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. Jurkowski acts as the liaison between our Faculty and the University's upper administration.

Associate Dean
Charles Horton
, B.Mus. (Redlands), M.Mus. (North Carolina);  Piano, Theory

In the role of Associate Dean, Professor Horton oversees many aspects of our programming, particularly curriculum, credit-related policies, degree requirements, academic regulations, and all academic issues. He works closely with the Dean and the Business Manager on budget procedures and strategic and long-range planning matters. He 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

Edmund Dawe - B.Mus. B.Mus.Ed. (Memorial), M.Mus. (Western Ontario), D.M.A. (British Columbia)

Henry Engbrecht -  A.R.C.T., B.Mus. (Bethel College), M.Mus. (Southern Methodist), LLD (University of Manitoba)

Karen Jensen -  B.Mus., L.Mus. (Saskatchewan), Recital Dip. (Royal Academy of Music), L.R.A.M., Ph.D. (London) 

Michael Matthews - B.Mus. (California State University Northridge), M.A. (California State University Sacramento), Ph.D. (North Texas State University), Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC)

Robert Turner - B.Mus. (McGill), M.Mus. (Vanderbilt), D.Mus. (McGill)


Area Heads and Coordinators back to top

Brass - Richard Gillis, D.M.A.

Choir - Elroy Friesen, D.M.A.

Collaborative Piano - Judy Kehler Siebert, D.M.A.

Composition - Örjan Sandred, M.F.A. and Gordon Fitzell, Ph.D.

Education - Jody Stark, Ph.D.

Jazz - Will Bonness, M.Mus

Percussion - Victoria Sparks, M.Mus.

Piano - David Moroz, D.Mus.

Strings - Oleg Pokhanovski, D.Mus.

Voice - Mel Braun, M.Mus

Bands - Jacquie Dawson, M.Mus.

Woodwinds - Allen Harrington, M.Mus.

 

Jury Examination and Credit Recital Coordinator (Classical)Allen Harrington, M.Mus.

Jury Examination and Credit Recital Coordinator (Jazz)Karly Epp, M.Mus.


 Academic Faculty      back to top

Will Bonness, B. Mus. (Manitoba), M.Mus. (Southern Utah University); 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. (Cincinnati) ; Assistant Professor; Theory 

Minna Rose Chung, B.Mus. (Oberlin), M.Mus. (Northwestern), D.M.A. (Stony Brook); Associate Professor, Cello; Orchestra Coordinator

Tracy Dahl, Instructor, Voice, Opera Role Studies, Advanced Opera Studies

Jacquie Dawson, M. Mus (Manitoba) B. Mus (Newfoundland) B. Mus. Ed (Newfoundland), Director of Bands (Concert Band and Wind Ensemble), Instrumental Music Methods, Graduate Wind Conducting

Karly Epp, B.Mus (Manitoba), B.Ed. (Manitoba), M.Mus (Manhattan School of Music); Instructor, Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Musicianship (Jazz), Jury Examination and Credit Recital Coordinator (Jazz)

Gordon Fitzell, B.Mus. (Brandon), M.Mus. (Alberta), Ph.D. (British Columbia); Professor, Theory, Composition, Director of eXperimental Improv Ensemble

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

Richard Gillis, B.Mus. (Saskatchewan), M.Mus, D.M.A. (Michigan); Professor; Brass Area Coordinator

Jon Gordon, B.Mus. (Manhattan School of Music), M.Mus. (SUNY); Assistant Professor Jazz Saxophone

Allen Harrington, B.Mus. (Saskatchewan), M.Mus. (Northwestern); Associate Professor, Saxophone, Bassoon, Chamber Music, Jury Examination and Credit Recital Coordinator (Classical)

Charles Horton, B.Mus. (Redlands), M.Mus. (North Carolina); Associate Professor, Piano, Theory

Monica Huisman, B.Ed. (Manitoba), Opera Dip. (Toronto); Instructor, Voice

Dr. Edward Jurkowski, B. Mus. (Manitoba), M.A. (Eastman School of Music), Ph.D. (Rochester); Professor, Music Theory

Judy Kehler Siebert, B.A. (Winnipeg), M.Mus. (Toronto), D.M.A. (Eastman); Associate Professor, Piano, Collaborative Piano, Chamber Music

Karl Kohut, B.Mus. (Manitoba), M.Mus. Performance (Manitoba), M.Musc Jazz Studies (Juilliard);  Assistant Professor, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Performance  

Laura Loewen, B.Mus. (Brandon), M.Mus. (Montreal), D.M.A. (Minnesota); Associate Professor, Collaborative Piano, Language Studies, Vocal Coach

James V. Maiello, B.Mus. Ed (S.U.N.Y. Fredonia), M.Mus. (Bowling Green State University), Ph.D. (University of California Santa Barbara); Associate Professor Musicology; Chair of Music Graduate Studies

Kurt Markstrom, B.Mus., M.Mus., M.Lib.Sc. (Alberta), Ph.D. (Toronto); Associate Professor, History, Musicology

David Moroz, B.Mus., M.Mus. (Juilliard), D.Mus. (Montreal); Professor, Piano, Chamber Music; Piano Area Coordinator

Oleg Pokhanovski, D.Mus. (Montreal); Professor, Violin, Chamber Music; String Area Coordinator

Fabio Ragnelli, B.Mus. (Humber); Jazz Drumset

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 

Colette Simonot-Maiello,  B.Mus. (Saskatchewan), M.A. Ethnomusicology (York), Ph.D. Musicology (McGill), Assistant Profssor of Musicology.

Rebecca Simpson-Litke, Assistant Professor, Theory

Victoria Sparks - B. Mus./B. Ed (Manitoba) M.Mus (Butler) - Percussion & Percussion Ensemble

Jody Stark, B. Éd., M. Ed. (Alberta), Dip. F. A. (Hungary/Calgary), Ph. D. (Alberta); Assistant Professor of Music Education

Katherine Twaddle, B.Mus. (Toronto), P.G.C.E. Drama (Middlesex); Instructor, Opera Studies Coordinator

Naomi Woo, BA (Yale College), MMus. (Yale School of Music), DéPA (Université de Montreal), Ph.D. (University of Cambridge)


2019-2020 Sessional Instructors      back to top

Valdine Anderson, B.Mus (Manitoba), Opera Dip. (Toronto), B.Ed. (Manitoba)

Steve Dyer, B.Mus. (McGill), M.Mus. (DePaul) - Trombone

Patty Evans, Lic. Dip. (McGill) - French Horn

Bobbie Fast - Tuba

Donna Fletcher, B.Mus. (Manitoba), M.Mus. (Toronto), Dip. Music Theatre (Banff Centre) - Voice, Musical Theatre

Darryl Friesen, B.Mus., M.Mus. (Manitoba), D.M.A. (Illinois) - Piano

Naoum Gomon, M.Mus. (Moscow) - Clarinet

Micah Heilbrunn, Clarinet

Meredith Johnson, Classic Double Bass

David Klassen, B.Mus. (Manitoba), M.Mus. (Minnesota) - Voice

David Litke - Composition and Music Theory (winter term)

Ken MacDonald - French Horn

Robin MacMillan - B.Mus. (Western Ontario), M.Mus. (Michigan), D.M.A. (Eastman) - Oboe

Jamie McLennan - Voice

Laurel Ridd - Flute

Layla Roberts - B.Mus. (Memorial), M.Mus. (Ottawa) - Flute

Brad Shigeta - Jazz Trombone

Stewart Smith, B.Mus. Ed. (Saskatchewan), M.M. (Northwestern) - Euphonium

Ryszard Tyborowski, M.F. (Wroclaw), Guitar

Shannon Unger, Voice

Neil Watson, Jazz Pedagogy

 


Desautels Faculty of Music Collaborative Pianists

Megan Dufrat

Deena Grier

Lisa Rumpel


   

Administrative and Support Staff  back to top

Academic Faculty
 Sessional Instructors
 
Administration & Support Staff
 



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Dean

Edward Jurkowski, Ph.D.

As the Dean of the Faculty of Music, Dr. Jurkowski oversees all aspects of our programming. He works closely with the Associate Dean and admin staff on all matters and approves or offers advice on all financial, academic, musical, artistic, and policy activities. Dr. Jurkowski 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. Jurkowski acts as the liaison between our Faculty and the University's upper administration.

Associate Dean
Charles Horton, B.Mus. (Redlands), M.Mus. (North Carolina);  Piano, Theory

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

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Professors Emeriti back to top

Edmund Dawe - B.Mus. B.Mus.Ed. (Memorial), M.Mus. (Western Ontario), D.M.A. (British Columbia)

Henry Engbrecht -  A.R.C.T., B.Mus. (Bethel College), M.Mus. (Southern Methodist), LLD (University of Manitoba)

Karen Jensen -  B.Mus., L.Mus. (Saskatchewan), Recital Dip. (Royal Academy of Music), L.R.A.M., Ph.D. (London)

Michael Matthews - B.Mus. (California State University Northridge), M.A. (California State University Sacramento), Ph.D. (North Texas State University), Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC)

Robert Turner - B.Mus. (McGill), M.Mus. (Vanderbilt), D.Mus. (McGill)

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Area Heads and Coordinators back to top

Brass - Richard Gillis, D.M.A.

Choir - Elroy Friesen, D.M.A.

Collaborative Piano - Judy Kehler Siebert, D.M.A.

Composition - Örjan Sandred, M.F.A. and Gordon Fitzell, Ph.D.

Education - Jody Stark, Ph.D.

Jazz - Will Bonness, M.Mus

Percussion - Victoria Sparks, M.Mus.

Piano - David Moroz, D.Mus.

Strings - Oleg Pokhanovski, D.Mus.

Voice - Mel Braun, M.Mus

Bands - Jacquie Dawson, M.Mus.

Woodwinds - Allen Harrington, M.Mus.



Jury Examination and Credit Recital Coordinator (Classical) - Allen Harrington, M.Mus.

Jury Examination and Credit Recital Coordinator (Jazz) - Karly Epp, M.Mus.

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 Academic Faculty      back to top

Will Bonness, B. Mus. (Manitoba), M.Mus. (Southern Utah University); 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. (Cincinnati) ; Assistant Professor; Theory 

Minna Rose Chung, B.Mus. (Oberlin), M.Mus. (Northwestern), D.M.A. (Stony Brook); Associate Professor, Cello; Orchestra Coordinator

Tracy Dahl, Instructor, Voice, Opera Role Studies, Advanced Opera Studies

Jacquie Dawson, M. Mus (Manitoba) B. Mus (Newfoundland) B. Mus. Ed (Newfoundland), Director of Bands (Concert Band and Wind Ensemble), Instrumental Music Methods, Graduate Wind Conducting

Karly Epp, B.Mus (Manitoba), B.Ed. (Manitoba), M.Mus (Manhattan School of Music); Instructor, Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Musicianship (Jazz), Jury Examination and Credit Recital Coordinator (Jazz)

Gordon Fitzell, B.Mus. (Brandon), M.Mus. (Alberta), Ph.D. (British Columbia); Professor, Theory, Composition, Director of eXperimental Improv Ensemble

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

Richard Gillis, B.Mus. (Saskatchewan), M.Mus, D.M.A. (Michigan); Professor; Brass Area Coordinator

Jon Gordon, B.Mus. (Manhattan School of Music), M.Mus. (SUNY); Assistant Professor Jazz Saxophone

Allen Harrington, B.Mus. (Saskatchewan), M.Mus. (Northwestern); Associate Professor, Saxophone, Bassoon, Chamber Music, Jury Examination and Credit Recital Coordinator (Classical)

Charles Horton, B.Mus. (Redlands), M.Mus. (North Carolina); Associate Professor, Piano, Theory

Monica Huisman, B.Ed. (Manitoba), Opera Dip. (Toronto); Instructor, Voice

Dr. Edward Jurkowski, B. Mus. (Manitoba), M.A. (Eastman School of Music), Ph.D. (Rochester); Professor, Music Theory

Judy Kehler Siebert, B.A. (Winnipeg), M.Mus. (Toronto), D.M.A. (Eastman); Associate Professor, Piano, Collaborative Piano, Chamber Music

Karl Kohut, B.Mus. (Manitoba), M.Mus. Performance (Manitoba), M.Musc Jazz Studies (Juilliard);  Assistant Professor, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Performance  

Laura Loewen, B.Mus. (Brandon), M.Mus. (Montreal), D.M.A. (Minnesota); Associate Professor, Collaborative Piano, Language Studies, Vocal Coach

James V. Maiello, B.Mus. Ed (S.U.N.Y. Fredonia), M.Mus. (Bowling Green State University), Ph.D. (University of California Santa Barbara); Associate Professor Musicology; Chair of Music Graduate Studies

Kurt Markstrom, B.Mus., M.Mus., M.Lib.Sc. (Alberta), Ph.D. (Toronto); Associate Professor, History, Musicology

David Moroz, B.Mus., M.Mus. (Juilliard), D.Mus. (Montreal); Professor, Piano, Chamber Music; Piano Area Coordinator

Oleg Pokhanovski, D.Mus. (Montreal); Professor, Violin, Chamber Music; String Area Coordinator

Fabio Ragnelli, B.Mus. (Humber); Jazz Drumset

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 

Colette Simonot-Maiello,  B.Mus. (Saskatchewan), M.A. Ethnomusicology (York), Ph.D. Musicology (McGill), Assistant Profssor of Musicology.

Rebecca Simpson-Litke, Assistant Professor, Theory

Victoria Sparks - B. Mus./B. Ed (Manitoba) M.Mus (Butler) - Percussion & Percussion Ensemble

Jody Stark, B. Éd., M. Ed. (Alberta), Dip. F. A. (Hungary/Calgary), Ph. D. (Alberta); Assistant Professor of Music Education

Katherine Twaddle, B.Mus. (Toronto), P.G.C.E. Drama (Middlesex); Instructor, Opera Studies Coordinator

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2019-2020 Sessional Instructors      back to top

Valdine Anderson, B.Mus (Manitoba), Opera Dip. (Toronto), B.Ed. (Manitoba)

Steve Dyer, B.Mus. (McGill), M.Mus. (DePaul) - Trombone

Patty Evans, Lic. Dip. (McGill) - French Horn

Bobbie Fast - Tuba

Donna Fletcher, B.Mus. (Manitoba), M.Mus. (Toronto), Dip. Music Theatre (Banff Centre) - Voice, Musical Theatre

Darryl Friesen, B.Mus., M.Mus. (Manitoba), D.M.A. (Illinois) - Piano

Naoum Gomon, M.Mus. (Moscow) - Clarinet

Micah Heilbrunn, Clarinet

Meredith Johnson, Classic Double Bass

David Klassen, B.Mus. (Manitoba), M.Mus. (Minnesota) - Voice

David Litke - Composition and Music Theory (winter term)

Ken MacDonald - French Horn

Robin MacMillan - B.Mus. (Western Ontario), M.Mus. (Michigan), D.M.A. (Eastman) - Oboe

Jamie McLennan - Voice

Laurel Ridd - Flute

Layla Roberts - B.Mus. (Memorial), M.Mus. (Ottawa) - Flute

Brad Shigeta - Jazz Trombone

Stewart Smith, B.Mus. Ed. (Saskatchewan), M.M. (Northwestern) - Euphonium

Ryszard Tyborowski, M.F. (Wroclaw), Guitar

Shannon Unger, Voice

Neil Watson, Jazz Pedagogy



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Desautels Faculty of Music Collaborative Pianists

Megan Dufrat

Deena Grier

Lisa Rumpel

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Administrative and Support Staff  back to top

Edward Jurkowski, Dean
• Contact Sarah Rout if you’d like to make an appointment to share any feedback on the student experience at the Desautels Faculty of Music

Charles Horton, Associate Dean
The Associate Dean handles matters involving:
• Academic standing
• Major Practical Study lessons
• Academic timetable
• Student advocacy
• Feedback on the student experience at the Desautels Faculty of Music
• Contact Amanda Wiebe if you’d like to make an appointment

Kanchana Sankaranarayanan, Business Manager
Kanchana.Sankaranayanan@umanitoba.ca
The Business Manager provides the following services:
• Provides overall guidance and strategic direction on all Finance, Administrative and Facilities matters for both the DFOM and the SOA
• Projects financial commitments for the Faculty/School budgets
• Manages the financial forecasts for the DFOM and SOA
• Oversees all Desautels Concert Hall Endowment funds within the Desautels Faculty of Music to ensure projects stay on track and on budget
• Oversees all financial operations SOA Gallery and the Prep studies program for DFOM

Sarah Rout, Executive Assistant to the Dean
Sarah.rout@umanitoba.ca
The Executive Assistant to the Dean handles matters involving:
• Meeting requests for the Dean
• Appointment specifics
• Research Assistant hiring
• TA, Grader/Marker hiring
• Dean’s Office staff Supervisor

Amanda Wiebe, Front Office Assistant
Amanda.wiebe@umanitoba.ca
The Front Office Assistant handles matters involving:
• Competition applications and deadlines
• Sessional room bookings
• Student and faculty forms
• Concert Credits
• Recital programs
• Ensemble performance tickets
• Keys
• Photocopy machine codes/use
• Student Evaluations of Educational Quality (SEEQ).
• Textbook orders

Jennifer Wang, Student Advisor
jennifer.wang@umanitoba.ca
The Student Advisor handles matters involving:
• Academic standings
• Degree requirements for B. Mus., B. Jazz Studies, Post Bacc., M. Mus. (What courses you should be registered in this year)
• Important deadlines: voluntary withdrawal, add/drop deadline, etc.
• Student registration
• Independent Study information
• Final exam conflicts
• Jury Exam Process
• Credit Recital Exam Process
• Major Practical Study requirements
• Forms for Faculty of Graduate Studies
• Student registration
• Music Minor Program
• Graduation verification and UM Achieve (Degree Audit)
• First year Orientation

Louella Yambot, Admissions Coordinator & Recruitment Lead
Louella.yambot@umanitoba.ca
The Admissions Coordinator & Recruitment Lead handles matters involving:
• Applications
• Ensemble Auditions
• Music Theory entrance exam
• Recruitment activities
• Desautels Faculty of Music scholarships, awards, endowment and bursaries

Sue Stone Scott, Facilities and Events Coordinator
Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca
The Facilities and Events Coordinator handles matters involving:
• Room bookings (during and after office hours)
• Midday recital booking
• Event booking
• Maintenance and caretaking concerns
• 4th floor access
• Student Tech Supervisor
• Key loans and requests
• Equipment/instrument loans
• Equipment maintenance
• Credit Recital equipment requests

Sarah Boumphrey, Communications Assistant
Sarah.boumphrey@umanitoba.ca
The Communications Assistant handles matters involving:
• Changes/additions/corrections to the website
• News stories/events to advertise
• Weekly events poster
• Ensemble performance programs and posters
• Social media

Adam Mlodzinski, Recording Studio Technician
Kenneth.Mlodzinski@umanitoba.ca
The Recording Studio Technician handles matters involving:
• Recording requests in the Desautels Faculty of Music Recording Studio

Donnalynn Grills, Preparatory Studies Coordinator
Donnalynn.grills@umanitoba.ca
The Preparatory Studies Coordinator handles matters involving:
• Individual Lesson Registration in DFOM Preparatory Studies programs
• Group Classes Registration (Early Childhood, Musical Theatre)
• Desautels Faculty of Music Theory Prep Class Registration (TEEP Sessions 1 & 2) – required for admission into DFOM
• Student Teaching Positions – Individual Lessons

Daniel Song, Financial Administrator
Daniel.song@umanitoba.ca
The Financial Administrator handles matters involving:
• Monthly reconciliations for DFOM and SOA
• Budget transfers
• Monitors budgets
• Grant administration by providing support to faculty members and Business Manager, SOA/DFOM
• Manages faculty members’ Travel and Expense Allocations
• In coordination with the Business Manager, SOA/DFOM assists Area Heads in the budget administration of Ensemble, Masterclass and Eckhardt-Gramatte funds.
• Processes payments to individuals
• Processes non-employment payment to employees
• Maintains reports on all DFOM Ensemble Concert ticket sales

Carlos Dimawala, Financial Assistant
Carlos.dimawala@umanitoba.ca  
The Financial Assistant handles matters involving:
• Payroll for SOA and DFOM
• Reconciles start up research fund accounts for new faculty members
• Coordinates processing of airfare bookings, expense reports and accountable advances for all faculty and staff
• Processes purchase requisitions and VISA orders for supplies, equipment and endowment fund purchases
• Processing journal entries reconciliation
• Processing P-Card and Travel card reconciliations for faculty and staff