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Edward Jurkowski, Dean

Contact Sarah Rout if you'd like 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 Shannon Ralkie to make an appointment with the Associate Dean, Undergraduate.

James Maiello, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Research

The Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Research 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.


For questions regarding brass, please contact brass area head Richard Gillis.


For questions regarding composition, please contact composition area head Gordon Fitzell.


For questions regarding choral conducting, please contact Director of Choral Studies Elroy Friesen.

For questions about instrumental conducting, please contact Director of Bands Jacquie Dawson.


For questions regarding guitar, please contact guitar area head Minna Rose Chung.


For questions regarding jazz, please contact jazz area head Karly Epp

Music Education

For questions regarding music education, please contact music education area head Jody Stark.

Musicianship Skills

Music Research

For questions regarding music research, please contact music research area head David Byrne.


For questions regarding percussion, please contact percussion area head Victoria Sparks.


For questions regarding classical piano, please contact classical piano area head David Moroz.

For questions regarding collaborative piano, please contact collaborative piano area head Judy Kehler Siebert.


For questions regarding strings, please contact strings area head Minna Rose Chung.


For questions regarding voice, please contact voice area head Mel Braun.


For questions regarding woodwinds, please contact woodwinds area head Allen Harrington.

Ensemble Directors

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

Senior Scholars

Administration and support staff

Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator, Louella Yambot


The Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator handles matters involving:

Business Manager, Kanchana Sankaranarayanan


The Business Manager provides the following services:

Communications Assistant, Cailyn Harrison (Temporary)


The Communications Assistant handles matters involving:

Dean's Office Assistant, Shannon Ralkie


Facilities and Events Coordinator, Sue Stone Scott


The Facilities and Events Coordinator handles matters involving:

Financial Administrator, Easha Meryum


The Financial Administrator handles matters involving:

Financial Assistant, Carlos Dimawala


The Financial Assistant handles matters involving:

Front Office Assistant

The Front Office Assistant handles matters involving:

Graduate Program Assistant, Amanda Wiebe


The Graduate Program Assistant handles matters involving:


Executive Assistant to the Dean/HR Officer, Sarah Rout


The HR Officer and Executive Assistant handles:

LAN Coordinator, Franc Fernandez

The LAN Coordinator handles matters involving:

Preparatory Studies Coordinator, Donnalynn Grills


The Preparatory Studies Coordinator handles matters involving:

Recording Studio Technician, Adam Mlodzinski


The Recording Studio Technician handles matters involving:

Undergraduate Student Advisor, Jennifer Wang


The Student Advisor handles matters involving: