Faculty and Staff


Department Chair

DavidMilneHeadshot David Milne
Professor of Music

Music Department Chair
Applied Saxophone, Jazz
Studies, Woodwind Pedagogy

Department Program Associate

Jenny Hansen
Email:  s.jenny.hansen@uwrf.edumail

Joy AmelJoy Killough Amel
Lecturer of Music
Applied Voice, Foreign Language Diction,
Voice for the Actor, Opera Techniques

Barnett, TomThomas Barnett
Professor of Music
Applied Trumpet, River Falls Brass, Music Theory,
Brass Pedagogy

benson Peter Benson
Lecturer of Music

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

Gary BirdGary Bird
Lecturer of Music

University Band, Applied Tuba

updated Patti Cudd Patti Cudd
Senior Lecturer of Music
Applied Percussion, Percussion Techniques, 20th Century Music, Percussion Ensemble, New Music Ensemble and Introduction to Music

Laura EdmanLaura Edman
Lecturer of Music
Applied Organ

Rick GaynorRick Gaynor
Lecturer of Music
Applied Trombone and Euphonium, Trombone Choir,
Brass Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Music Appreciation

EricGraham Eric Graham
Lecturer of Music
Applied Electric Bass

JoeHagedornJoseph Hagedorn
Lecturer of Music
Applied Guitar, Class Guitar and Guitar Ensemble

Craig HaraCraig Hara
Lecturer of Music
Falcon Band, American Music, Recording Technology, History of Jazz, Applied Percussion-Drumset,
Applied Trumpet and River Falls Brass

HorneCamillaCamilla Horne
Lecturer of Music
Music Education, World Music, Piano for Non-Majors,
University Community Chorus

Lesa Jacobsen-05Lesa Jacobsen
Assistant Professor of Music
Women's Chorus, Vocal Choral Pedagogy,
Applied Voice

Stanley KingStanley King
Lecturer of Music
Applied Oboe

Ivan KonevIvan Konev
Lecturer of Music
Applied Piano, Piano Studies, Music Appreciation

Carole SmithCarole Mason Smith
Lecturer of Music
Applied Bassoon

PollyMeyerdingPolly Meyerding
Lecturer of Music

Applied Flute, Woodwind Ensemble

Natalia MoiseevaNatalia Moiseeva
Lecturer of Music
Applied Violin and Viola, Chamber String Ensemble, String Techniques

Melissa MoreyMelissa Morey
Lecturer of Music
Applied Horn



Patrick O'Keefe
Lecturer of Music
Applied Clarinet, Clarinet Ensemble, Music Appreciation

Gail OlszewskGail Olszewski
Lecturer of Music

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


Krista Palmquist
Lecturer of Music
Applied Voice, Class Voice, Vocal Choral Pedagogy

JWPark new J. W. Park
Professor of Music
Choral Conducting, Vocal Pedagogy, Concert Choir,
Chamber Singers, Applied Voice

 Roy_J-MichaelJ. Michael Roy
Professor of Music
Music Theory, Composition, Orchestration

Kris TjornehojKristin Tjornehoj
Professor of Music
Music Education, Instrumental Conducting, Instrumental Literature, Symphonic Wind Band, St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra, St. Croix Valley Community Band

Faculty and Staff By Area

Music Theory and Composition
  • Michael Roy, Music Theory and Composition
  • Thomas Barnett, Music Theory
Music History and 20th Century Music
  • Patti Cudd
Music Education
  • Kristin Tjornehoj
  • Camilla Horne
  • Lesa Jacobsen
  • J.W. Park, Choral
  • Kristin Tjornehoj, Instrumental
Applied Voice
  • J.W. Park
  • Lesa Jacobsen
  • Joy Killough Amel
  • Krista Palmquist
  • Peter Benson
 Applied Keyboard
  • Laura Edman, organ
  • Ivan Konev, piano
  • Gail Olszewski, piano and harpsichord
Applied Strings
  • Natalia Moiseeva, violin and viola
  • Joe Hagedorn, guitar
  • Eric Graham, electric/jazz bass
Applied Woodwinds
  • Polly Meyerding, flute
  • Stanley King, oboe
  • Pat O'Keefe, clarinet
  • David Milne, saxophone
  • Carol Mason Smith, bassoon
Applied Brass
  • Thomas Barnett, trumpet
  • Craig Hara, 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, Coordinator
Choral Ensembles
  • Concert Choir, J.W. Park
  • Chamber Singers, J.W. Park
  • Women's Choir, Lesa Jacobsen
  • Men's Chorus, Peter Benson
  • Opera Techniques, Joy Killough Amel
Instrumental Ensembles
  • Brass Ensembles, Rick Gaynor
  • Chamber Strings, Giselle Hillyer
  • Clarinet Ensemble, Patrick O'Keefe
  • Flute Choir, Polly Meyerding
  • Guitar Ensemble, Joe Hagedorn
  • Jazz Ensemble, David Milne
  • New Music Ensemble, Patti Cudd
  • Orchestra, Kristin Tjornehoj
  • Falcon Band, Craig Hara
  • Percussion Ensemble, Patti Cudd
  • Piano Ensemble, Gail Olszewski
  • Saxophone Ensemble, David Milne
  • Symphony Band, Kristin Tjornehoj
  • University Band, Gary Bird

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