UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Faculty and Staff


The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has 28 outstanding faculty and staff members who are dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences.  On the current page, you will find an alphabetized listing of the faculty and staff in the Music Department, including links to detailed information about each member of the music team.  In addition, faculty members are listed according to their areas of emphases in order to provide an overview of the Music Department as a whole.   

Department Chair

DavidMilneHeadshot David Milne

Phone: 715-425-3183
Email: david.a.l.milne@uwrf.edumail

Department Program Associate

Jenny Hansen

Phone: 715-425-3183
Email: s.jenny.hansen@uwrf.edumail


Faculty List - Alphabetical

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Joy Killough Amel - Lecturer of Music 

Applied Voice, Foreign Language Diction, Voice for the Actor, Opera Techniques

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Thomas Barnett - Professor of Music 

Applied Trumpet, River Falls Brass, Music Theory, Brass Pedagogy

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Peter Benson - Lecturer of Music 

Men's Choir, Women's Choir, Applied Voice Introduction to Music

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Gary Bird - Lecturer of Music 

University Band, Applied Tuba

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Paul Budde - Assistant Professor of Music 

Music Education I, Music Education II, Music For Elementary Teachers, World Music, and Student Teacher Supervision

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Patti Cudd - Senior Lecturer of Music 

Applied Percussion, Percussion Techniques, 20th Century Music, Percussion Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Intro to Music.

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Laura Edman - Lecturer of Music 

Applied Organ

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Deborah Fristad - Lecturer of Music 

Women's Choir, University Community Choir, Choral Literature, Vocal Pedagogy

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Rick Gaynor - Lecturer of Music 

Applied Trombone and Euphonium, Trombone Choir, Brass Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Music Appreciation

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Eric Graham - Lecturer of Music 

Applied Electric Bass

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Joseph Hagedorn - Lecturer of Music 

Applied Guitar, Class Guitar, Guitar Ensemble

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Craig Hara - Lecturer of Music 

Falcon Band, American Music, Recording Technology, History of Jazz, Applied Percussion-Drumset, Applied Trumpet, River Falls Brass


Greg Keel - Lecturer of Music 

Applied Saxophone, Saxophone Ensemble, Improvisation 3

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Stanley King - Lecturer of Music 

Applied Oboe

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Ivan Konev - Lecturer of Music 

Applied Piano, Piano Studies, Music Appreciation

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Carole Mason Smith - Lecturer of Music 

Applied Bassoon


Alicia McQuerrey - Lecturer of Music 

Applied Flute, Flute Choir

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David Milne - Professor of Music 

Department Chair, Applied Saxophone, Jazz Studies, Woodwind Pedagogy

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Natalia Moiseeva - Lecturer of Music 

Applied Violin and Viola, Chamber String Ensemble, String Techniques

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Melissa Morey - Lecturer of Music 

Applied Horn

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Patrick O'Keefe - Lecturer of Music 

Applied Clarinet, Clarinet Ensemble, Music Appreciation

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Gail Olszewski - Lecturer of Music 

Applied Piano, Class Piano, Accompanying Techniques, Applied Harpsichord, Piano Ensemble

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Krista Palmquist - Lecturer of Music 

Applied Voice, Class Voice, Vocal Choral Pedagogy

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J. W. Park - Professor of Music 

Choral Conducting, Vocal Pedagogy, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Applied Voice

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 J. Michael Roy - Professor of Music 

Music Theory, Composition, Orchestration


Jann Stein - Lecturer of Music 

Applied Harp

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Kristin Tjornehoj - Professor of Music 

Music Education, Instrumental Conducting, Instrumental Literature, Symphonic Wind Band, St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra, St. Croix Valley Community Band




Faculty List - By Area

Department Chair

  • David Milne

Music Theory and Composition

  • J. Michael Roy
  • Thomas Barnett

Music History and 20th Century Music

  • Eric Graham
  • Patti Cudd

Music Education

  • Paul Budde
  • Kristin Tjornehoj

Conducting

  • J.W. Park, choral
  • Kristin Tjornehoj, instrumental

Applied Voice

  • J.W. Park
  • Joy Amel
  • Peter Benson
  • Krista Palmquist

Applied Keyboard

  • Ivan Konev, piano
  • Gail Olszewski, piano, harpsichord
  • Laura Edman, organ

Applied Strings

  • Joe Hagedorn, guitar
  • Natalia Moiseeva, violin and viola
  • Kirsten Whitsen, cello
  • Eric Graham, bass
  • Jann Stein, harp

Applied Woodwinds

  • Alicia McQuerrey, flute
  • Pat O’Keefe, clarinet
  • Stanley King, oboe
  • David Milne, saxophone
  • Carole Mason Smith, bassoon

Applied Brass

  • Thomas Barnett, trumpet
  • Rick Gaynor, trombone/euphonium
  • Melissa Morey, horn
  • Gary Bird, tuba

Applied Percussion

  • Patti Cudd, multiple percussion
  • Craig Hara, drumset

UWRF Commissioned Composer Project

  • Patti Cudd, adviser

Choral Ensembles

  • Concert Choir, J.W. Park
  • Chamber Singers, J.W. Park
  • Women’s Choir, Deborah Fristad
  • Men’s Chorus, Peter Benson
  • Opera Workshop, Joy Amel
  • University Community Choir, Deborah Fristad

Instrumental Ensembles

  • Symphony Band, Kristin Tjornehoj
  • Jazz Ensemble, David Milne
  • University Community Band, Gary Bird
  • Symphony Orchestra, Kristin Tjornehoj
  • New Music Ensemble, Patti Cudd
  • Falcon Band, Craig Hara,
  • Chamber String Ensemble, Natalia Moiseeva
  • Guitar Ensemble, Joe Hagedorn
  • Flute Choir, Alicia McQuerrey
  • Saxophone Ensemble, David Milne
  • Clarinet Ensemble, Patrick O’Keefe
  • River Falls Brass, Thomas Barnett
  • Brass Ensembles, Rick Gaynor
  • Piano Ensemble, Ivan Konev and Gail Olszewski
  • Percussion Ensemble, Patti Cudd

Contact Us

Department of Music
music@uwrf.edu
715-425-3183
B46 Kleinpell Fine Arts

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