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Faculty and Staff

Dean of Faculty of Music Office

Cynthia Johnston Turner
Dean, Faculty of Music

Kimberly Barber
Associate Dean, Faculty of Music - External
Professor, Voice
Coordinator, Opera

Anna Ferenc
Associate Dean, Faculty of Music
Associate Professor, Music Theory

Kevin Swinden
Associate Dean, Faculty of Music
Associate Professor, Music Theory

Joshua Manuel
Senior Assistant to the Dean's Office
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Staff

Emily Carruthers
Experiential Placements Coordinator
Instructor, Principles of Music Therapy, CM Principles and Practices
Music Therapy Supervisor

Renée Ellis
Senior Administrative Officer

Kathy Gauci
Academic Advisor and Auditions Coordinator

John Hergel
Performance Facilities Manager
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Mieke Kanmacher
Outreach and Student Recruitment Coordinator

Mathew Kensett
Performances Facilities Technical Coordinator
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Peter Lamont
Production Coordinator, Performance Facilities
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Wray Lovi
Piano Technician

Andrew Mellanby
Music Resources Coordinator

Danny McAfee
Piano Technician

Naveed Kanji
Financial Analyst

Coach-Accompanists

Beth Ann de Sousa
Coach-Accompanist, Strings and Winds

Elvera Froese
Coach-Accompanist, Voice
Director, Maureen Forrester Singers

Emily Hamper
Coach-Accompanist, Opera
Music Director, Opera Ensemble

Stephanie Mara
Coach-Accompanist, Strings, Winds and Brass

Anna Ronai
Coach-Accompanist, Voice and Opera
Instructor, Accompaniment and Keyboard Skills

Lorin Shalanko
Coach-Accompanist, Voice and Saxophone

Composition

Barbara Assiginaak
Assistant Professor, Composition
Coordinator, Composition

Colin Labadie
Instructor, Studio Composition, Composition II, Group Guitar, Guitar Techniques, Styles and Structure in Popular Music, Foundations of Popular and Commercial Music, Songwriting & Song Analysis

Kathryn Ladano
Instructor, Improvisation, Musicianship III and Musicianship IV
Director, Improvisation Concerts Ensemble

Cameron McKittrick
Instructor, Music and New Technology, Electro-Acoustic Music, Theory III/IV

Community Music

Emily Carruthers
Experiential Placements Coordinator
Instructor, Principles of Music Therapy, CM Principles and Practices
Music Therapy Supervisor

Brennan Connolly
Instructor, Percussion, Class Drumming, Percussion Techniques
Director, Community Music Ensemble (year 2)
Director, Percussion Ensemble

Maria Kouznetsova
Instructor, Managing an Arts Centred Career

Colin Labadie
Instructor, Studio Composition, Composition II, Group Guitar, Guitar Techniques, Styles and Structure in Popular Music, Foundations of Popular and Commercial Music, Songwriting & Song Analysis

Kathryn Ladano
Instructor, Improvisation, Musicianship III and Musicianship IV
Director, Improvisation Concerts Ensemble

Brandon Leis
Instructor, Voice, Voice Techniques and Class Voice

Christopher Mayo
Instructor, Analysis of Popular Music

Jennifer Moir
Instructor, Class Voice

Terry Paynter
Instructor, Musical Skills I/II, Musicianship I/II, Theory I/II

Matias Recharte
Instructor, Community Music Foundations

Brent Rowan
Director, Community Music Ensemble (years 1, 3 and 4)

Mariette Stephenson
Instructor, Class Guitar

Jason White
Instructor, Class Keyboard

Lee Willingham
Professor, Music Education
Director, Laurier Centre for Music in the Community
Coordinator, Music Education
Coordinator, Master of Arts in Community Music

Deanna Yerichuk
Assistant Professor, Community Music
Coordinator, Bachelor of Music in Community Music

Gerard Yun
Assistant Professor, Community Music

Ensembles

Brennan Connolly
Instructor, Percussion, Class Drumming, Percussion Techniques
Director, Community Music Ensemble (year 2)
Director, Percussion Ensemble

Elvera Froese
Coach-Accompanist, Voice
Director, Maureen Forrester Singers

Jessica Kun
Associate Professor
Director, Wind Orchestra

Kathryn Ladano
Instructor, Improvisation, Musicianship III and Musicianship IV
Director, Improvisation Concerts Ensemble

Patrick Murray
Director, Laurier Singers

Carolyn Neumann VanderBurgh
Director, Concert Choir
Coordinator, Choirs

Kira Omelchenko
Associate Professor
Director, Symphony Orchestra

Brent Rowan
Director, Community Music Ensemble (years 1, 3 and 4)

Keyboard (Piano and Organ)

Anya Alexeyev
Associate Professor, Piano

Leslie De’Ath
Instructor, Piano

Joseph Ferretti
Instructor, Piano

Terry Kroetsch
Instructor, Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Musical Skills Lab I, II, III, IV, V and VI

Elaine Lau
Instructor, Piano

Anna Ronai
Coach-Accompanist, Voice
Instructor, Accompanying II, Vocal Literature, Diction in Singing

Heather Taves
Associate Professor, Piano
Coordinator, Keyboard

Marnie Van Weelden
Instructor, Piano and Piano Pedagogy

Music Education

Josh Hill
Instructor, Methods for Teaching Music at the Intermediate/Senior Levels (Secondary School)

Cynthia Kinnunen
Instructor, Elementary Techniques

Lee Willingham
Professor, Music Education
Director, Laurier Centre for Music in the Community
Coordinator, Music Education
Coordinator, Master of Arts in Community Music

Music History, Theory and Critical Analysis

Eva Branda
Instructor, Music History I, Music History II and Contemporary Music Since 1975

Charles Cacioppo
Instructor, Counterpoint

Cintia Cristia
Instructor, Women in Music and Music, Culture and Technology

Brian de Lima
Instructor, Music and its Contexts

Anna Ferenc
Associate Dean, Faculty of Music (internal)
Associate Professor, Music Theory

Brent Hagerman
Instructor, History of Rock Music

Cameron McKittrick
Instructor, Music and New Technology, Electro-Acoustic Music, Theory III/IV

Carolyn Mullin
Instructor, Post-tonal Analysis

Terry Paynter
Instructor, Musical Skills I/II, Musicianship I/II, Theory I/II

Eric Smialek
Instructor, Music in Popular Culture

Kevin Swinden
Associate Dean, Faculty of Music (planning and curriculum)
Associate Professor, Music Theory

Katie Walshaw
Instructor, Theory I,II,III,IV

Kirsten Yri
Associate Professor, Musicology
Coordinator, Music History, Theory and Critical Analysis (Winter 2021)

Musical Skills

Terry Kroetsch
Instructor, Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Musical Skills Lab I, II, III, IV, V and VI

Terry Paynter
Instructor, Musical Skills Lab I/II, Musicianship I/II, Theory I/II

Trevor Wagler
Instructor, Musical Skills Lab I, II, III and IV, French Horn Techniques

Music Therapy

Heidi Ahonen
Professor, Music Therapy
Coordinator, Master of Music Therapy
Director, Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research

Emily Carruthers
Experiential Placements Coordinator
Instructor, Principles of Music Therapy, CM Principles and Practices
Music Therapy Supervisor

Erin Clark
Music Therapy Supervisor

Amy Clements-Cortés
Instructor, Qualitative Research Methods in Community Music
Music Therapy Supervisor

Amy Di Nino
Music Therapy Supervisor

Linda Gambell
Music Therapy Supervisor

Rebekah Jordan-Miller
Instructor, Clinical Improvisation II

Eunice Kang
Instructor, Medical Music Therapy

Sara Klinck
Music Therapy Supervisor

Andrea Lamont
Instructor, Music Psychotherapy Assessment, Foundations of Music Psychotherapy, Case Studies in Music Psychotherapy
Music Therapy Supervisor

Elizabeth Mitchell
Assistant Professor, Music Therapy
Coordinator, Bachelor of Music Therapy

Adrienne Pringle
Music Therapy Supervisor

Christina Weldon
Music Therapy Supervisor

Strings

Jeremy Bell
Artist-in-Residence, Violin, Strings and Chamber Music
Member of the Penderecki String Quartet

Lori Gemmell
Instructor, Harp

Jerzy Kaplanek
Associate Professor, Violin, Strings and Chamber Music
Member of the Penderecki String Quartet
Coordinator, Strings and QuartetFest

Kevin Ramessar
Instructor, Guitar

Daniel Ramjattan
Instructor, Guitar

Katie Schlaikjer
Artist-in-Residence, Cello, Strings and Chamber Music
Member of the Penderecki String Quartet

Christine Vlajk
Artist-in-Residence, Viola, Violin, Strings and Chamber Music
Member of the Penderecki String Quartet
Coordinator, Chamber Music

Sharlene Wallace
Instructor, Harp

Ian Whitman
Instructor, Double Bass

Technique Courses

Brennan Connolly
Instructor, Percussion, Class Drumming, Percussion Techniques
Director, Community Music Ensemble (year 2)
Director, Percussion Ensemble

Guy Few
Instructor, Trumpet and Trumpet Techniques

Colin Labadie
Instructor, Studio Composition, Composition II, Group Guitar, Guitar Techniques, Styles and Structure in Popular Music, Foundations of Popular and Commercial Music, Songwriting & Song Analysis

Brandon Leis
Instructor, Voice, Voice Techniques and Class Voice

Jane Maness
Instructor, Tuba, Euphonium and Tuba Techniques

Laurel Swinden
Instructor, Flute and Flute Techniques

Trevor Wagler
Instructor, Musical Skills Lab I, II, III and IV, French Horn Techniques

Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion

Dave Campion
Instructor, Percussion

Simion Ciobanu
Instructor, Bassoon

Ron Cohen Mann
Instructor, Oboe

Brennan Connolly
Instructor, Percussion, Class Drumming, Percussion Techniques
Director, Community Music Ensemble (year 2)
Director, Percussion Ensemble

Derek Conrod
Instructor, French Horn

Ross Edwards
Instructor, Clarinet

Guy Few
Instructor, Trumpet and Trumpet Techniques

Samuel Fraser
Instructor, Bassoon

Jane Maness
Instructor, Tuba, Euphonium and Tuba Techniques

Leslie Newman
Instructor, Flute

Katherine Robertson
Instructor, French Horn

Peter Shackleton
Coordinator, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion
Instructor, Clarinet

Laurel Swinden
Instructor, Flute and Flute Techniques

Rachel Thomas
Instructor, Trombone

Dave Wiffen
Instructor, Saxophone

Voice

Kimberly Barber
Associate Dean, Faculty of Music (external)
Professor, Voice
Coordinator, Opera

Amanda Brunk
Instructor, Contemporary Voice

Marianne Bindig
Instructor, Voice

Daniel Cabena
Instructor, Voice 

Leslie Fagan
Assistant Professor, Voice
Coordinator, Voice

Brandon Leis
Instructor, Voice, Voice Techniques and Class Voice

James McLean
Instructor, Voice

Jennie Such
Instructor, Voice