UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Music Department

Faculty and Staff


The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Music Department is on the move. We have outstanding people who are dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences that impact the entire region. Our collective vision, student-centered planning, and robust concert season have a positive impact on UWRF students and faculty, as well as musicians and music educators in the greater Twin Cities area and beyond. 

On this page, you will find a list of our talented and dedicated Music Department faculty and staff, including links to information about each member of the music team. In addition, faculty are listed according to their areas of emphases to provide an overview of the department. Finally, we recognize that our department has benefited from outstanding emeriti faculty, who have paved the way for our current music team at UWRF.
 

Department Chair

David Milne

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

David Milne - Headshot-BW

Department Program Associate

Jenny Hansen

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

 

Faculty List - Alphabetical

Mike Alexander 

Mike Alexander - Lecturer of Music  

Applied French Horn

Joy-Amel.jpg

Joy Killough Amel - Lecturer of Music

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

Charles Asch

Charles Asch - Lecturer of Music

Applied Cello

TomBarnett_2.jpg

Thomas Barnett - Professor of Music

Applied Trumpet, Music Theory, Brass Techniques, Music Appreciation, River Falls Brass

Peter Benson

Peter Benson - Lecturer of Music

Men's Choir, Applied Voice, Vocal Jazz

Berndt2018

Alexandra Berndt - Lecturer of Music

Applied Bassoon, Woodwind Techniques

Gary-Bird.jpg

Gary Bird - Lecturer of Music

University Band, River Falls Brass

Paul Budde

Paul Budde - Assistant Professor of Music

Introduction to Music Education, General Music Methods, Elementary Music Methods, Secondary Music Methods, Music For Elementary Teachers, Popular Music, World Music, Student Teacher Supervision, Applied Tuba

Cold 2018

Benjamin Cold - Lecturer of Music 

Classical Saxophone, Saxophone Ensemble

pdated-Patti-Cudd_1.jpg

Patti Cudd - Senior Lecturer of Music

Applied Percussion, Percussion Techniques, 20th Century Music, Percussion Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Music Appreciation

Laura-Edman_2.jpg

Laura Edman - Lecturer of Music

Applied Organ

Deborah Fristad

Deborah Fristad - Lecturer of Music

University Community Choir, Choral Literature, Vocal Pedagogy, Class Piano

rick-gaynor.png

Rick Gaynor - Lecturer of Music

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

Eric_Graham.jpg

Eric Graham - Lecturer of Music

Music History, Applied Bass

JoeHagedorn.jpg

Joseph Hagedorn - Lecturer of Music

Applied Guitar, Class Guitar, Guitar Ensemble

CraigHara_3.png

Craig Hara - Lecturer of Music

Falcon Band, American Music History, Live Sound Recording Technology, Applied Percussion (Drumset), River Falls Brass

Layton Skip James

Layton "Skip" James - Lecturer of Music

Harpsichord

James

Tina James - Lecturer of Music

Applied Oboe

IvanKonev.jpg

Ivan Konev - Lecturer of Music

Applied Piano, Piano Ensemble, Music Theory

Alicia McQuerrey

Alicia McQuerrey - Lecturer of Music

Applied Flute, Flute Choir

David Milne - Headshot-BW1

David Milne - Professor of Music

Department Chair, Applied Saxophone, Saxophone Ensembles, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz History, Jazz Improvisation, Music Business

Moiseeva

Natalia Moiseeva - Lecturer of Music

Applied Violin and Viola, Chamber String Ensemble, String Techniques

PatOKeefe_web.png

Patrick O'Keefe - Lecturer of Music

Applied Clarinet, Clarinet Ensemble, First Year Adventures, Music Appreciation, Woodwind Techniques, World Music

Olson2018

Chris Olson - Lecturer of Music

Jazz Guitar

Palbicki2018

Casey Palbicki - Lecturer of Music

Music Theory, Music Composition

Park2018 

J. W. Park - Professor of Music

Choral Conducting, Vocal Pedagogy, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Applied Voice, Women's Chorus

Roy_J-Michael.png

J. Michael Roy - Lecturer of Music

Composition

Kris Tjornehoj 2017

Kristin Tjornehoj - Professor of Music
Bio
Instrumental Conducting, Instrumental Literature, Symphonic Wind Band, St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra, St. Croix Valley Community Band

Whitman2018

Pete Whitman - Lecturer of Music 

Jazz Saxophone, Jazz Improvisation

Faculty List - By Area


Applied Brass

  • Thomas Barnett, trumpet
  • Mike Alexander, horn
  • Rick Gaynor, trombone and euphonium
  • Paul Budde, euphonium and tuba

Applied Keyboard

  • Laura Edman, organ
  • Ivan Konev, piano

Applied Percussion

  • Patti Cudd, multiple percussion
  • Craig Hara, drumset

Applied Strings

  • Natalia Moiseeva, violin and viola
  • Charles Asch, cello
  • Joe Hagedorn, guitar
  • Eric Graham, bass (jazz/electric)
  • Charles Block, bass (classical)

Applied Voice

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

Applied Woodwinds

  • Alicia McQuerrey, flute
  • Patrick O'Keefe, clarinet
  • Tina James, oboe
  • Ben Cold, saxophone (classical)
  • Pete Whitman, saxophone (jazz)
  • Alexandra Berndt, bassoon

Choral Ensembles

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

Composition

  • Casey Palbicki
  • J. Michael Roy

Conducting

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

Instrumental Ensembles - Large Group

  • Symphony Band, Kristin Tjornehoj
  • University Community Band, Gary Bird
  • St. Croix Valley Community Band, Kristin Tjornehoj
  • St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra, Kristin Tjornehoj
  • Jazz Ensemble, David Milne

Instrumental Ensembles - Specialty 

  • Chamber String Ensemble, Natalia Moiseeva
  • Piano Ensemble, Ivan Konev
  • Brass Ensemble, Rick Gaynor
  • Trumpet Ensemble, Tom Barnett
  • Trombone Choir, Rick Gaynor
  • Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, Paul Budde
  • Flute Choir, Alicia McQuerrey
  • Clarinet Ensemble, Patrick O'Keefe
  • Saxophone Ensemble, David Milne
  • Guitar Ensemble, Joe Hagedorn
  • Percussion Ensemble, Patti Cudd
  • New Music Ensemble, Patti Cudd
  • Falcon Band, Craig Hara

Music Business

  • Craig Hara
  • David Milne

Music Education

  • Paul Budde
  • Deborah Fristad
  • J.W. Park
  • Kristin Tjornehoj

Music History

  • Patti Cudd
  • Eric Graham

Music Theory

  • Thomas Barnett
  • Ivan Konev
  • Casey Palbicki

Music Appreciation 

  • Thomas Barnett (Understanding Music)
  • Paul Budde (Popular Music)
  • Patti Cudd (Understanding Music)
  • Rick Gaynor (Understanding Music)
  • Patrick O'Keefe (First Year Adventure)

World Music 

  • Paul Budde
  • Patrick O'Keefe
  • Kristin Tjornehoj

Contact Us

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

Facebook IconTwitter Icon