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Torrey Lawrence

Director, Professor of Music

205 Music

208-885-6231

torreyl@uidaho.edu

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Bathurst, Pamela

Associate Professor of Voice

Pamela Bathurst joined the faculty in 2000. Her teaching duties include the voice studio, Vocal Pedagogy and MusH 330: History of Musical Theatre.

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Bilderback, Barry

Associate Professor

Barry T. Bilderback joined the faculty 2008. His teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate history courses.

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Bjur, Dave

Instructor of Jazz Bass

Dave Bjur is a professional bassist and teacher. His performing career began in 1977 when he joined the U.S. Air Force Band, playing a variety of styles while performing throughout the western United States, Hawaii, Guam, Japan, Korea and the Philippines. Bjur has taught jazz bass since 2006.

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Bukvich, Daniel

Professor of Percussion and Theory, Director of Jazz Choir

Daniel Bukvich joined the faculty in 1977. His teaching duties include the percussion studio, first year music theory and aural skills and jazz choirs.

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Butterfield, Sean

Instructor of Trumpet and Theory

Instructor of trumpet and theory Sean Butterfield joined the faculty in 2010. His teaching responsibilities include the trumpet studio, trumpet ensemble, and coordinating and teaching undergraduate music appreciation.

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Cline, Eugene

Coach Accompanist

Eugene Cline joined the faculty in 2008. His teaching duties include freshman voice studio, diction and and vocal repertoire, in addition to serving as the vocal coach accompanist.

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Copeland, Shawn

Assistant Professor of Clarinet

Shawn Copeland joined the faculty in 2014. His teaching duties include the clarinet studio.

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Cseszko, Ferenc

Associate Professor of Violin and Viola, University Symphony Director

Ferenc Cseszko joined the faculty in 2003. His teaching duties include the violin/viola studio and university symphony orchestra.

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De Pedro, Jovanni-Rey

Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy

Jovanni-Rey V. de Pedro joined the faculty in 2014.

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Dupree, Mary

Emerita Professor of Music History and Musicology

Mary DuPree is founder and director of the Auditorium Chamber Music Series.

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Espenschade, Cari

Administrative Assistant

Cari Espenschade joined the staff in 2014. She works in the music office serving the faculty and students.

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Fulton, Ruby

Assistant Professor of Theory & Composition

Baltimore-based musician and composer Ruby Fulton writes music which invites listeners to explore non-musical ideas through sound. Her musical portfolio includes explorations of mental illness, Buddhism, philosophy, psychedelic drugs, addiction, and chess strategy; and profiles of iconic popular figures like the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and musicians Syd Barrett and Ringo Starr. Fulton is a multi-instrumentalist, performing on and writing for violin, flugelhorn, and keys. Much of her work falls into the category of concert music, written for ensembles ranging from duos and trios to full orchestras, choirs, and wind ensembles. Fulton also writes music that she performs herself, using loops and samples to become a one-person orchestra. Whatever musical genre or instruments Fulton chooses; her music reflects the rhythms and pulses of daily life, and the world around her. In addition to composing, Fulton works as co-artistic director of the experimental vocal collective Rhymes With Opera, a 5-piece vocal/composer ensemble now in their sixth season. She also performs in a variety of Baltimore bands, and teaches music at the Waldorf School of Baltimore, Baltimore School of Rock, and privately. She holds a doctorate from the Peabody Conservatory, with additional degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Boston University. She has taught undergraduate and graduate composition and music theory at the Shenandoah Conservatory, the Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University, and Towson University.

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Garrison, Leonard

Associate Director, Associate Professor of Flute

Leonard Garrison joined the faculty in 2006. His teaching duties include the flute studio and MusX 101: Orientation for Music Majors.

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Gemberling, Alan

Professor of Trombone and Director of Wind Ensemble and Jazz Bands

Alan Gemberling joined the faculty in 1986. His teaching duties include the trombone studio, wind ensemble, jazz bands and conducting.

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Heath, Patti

Administrative Coordinator

Patti Heath joined the staff in 2015. She works in the music office serving the faculty and students.

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Johnston, Jason

Assistant Professor of Horn

Jason Johnston joined the faculty in 2015. His teaching duties include the horn studio.

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Kersten, Vicki

Financial Technician

Vickie Kersten joined the staff in 2015. She works in the music office serving the faculty and students.

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Krone, Claudia

Instructor of Voice

Claudia Krone is an adjunct assistant professor of voice. She is an instructor of voice for non-music majors.

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Lawrence, Torrey

Director, Professor of Music

Torrey Lawrence joined the faculty in 1998 and became director in 2013.

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Martin, Spencer

Director of Athletic Bands

Spencer Martin is the director of athletic bands at the University of Idaho.

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McVey, Roger

Assistant Professor of Piano

Roger McVey joined the faculty in 2013.

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Murphy, Michael

Director of Choral Activities

Michael Murphy joined the faculty in 2008. His teaching duties include the freshman voice studio, Vandaleers concert choir, university chorus and a variety of choral conducting and techniques courses.

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Padgham Albrecht, Carol

Associate Professor of Oboe and Music History

Carol Padgham Albrecht joined the faculty in 1989. Her teaching duties include the oboe studio, and undergraduate and graduate music history courses.

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Pfund, Christopher

Assistant Professor of Voice

Christopher Pfund joined the faculty in the fall of 2014. He teaches lessons, opera workshop and men's chorus.

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Pfund, Lynette

Instructor

Lynette Pfund joined the faculty in 2015. She assists in opera productions.

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Reid, James

Professor of Guitar and Music History

James Reid joined the faculty in 1978. His teaching duties include the guitar studio and MusH 201: History of Rock and Roll.

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Rodriguez, Javier

Assistant Professor of Bassoon

Javier Rodriguez joined the faculty in 2014.

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Sielert, Vanessa

Associate Director, Associate Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Bands

Vanessa Sielert joined the faculty in 2006. Her teaching duties include the saxophone studio, jazz band II, saxophone quartets and jazz band rehearsal techniques.

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Sielert, Vern

Professor, Trumpet and Director of Jazz Studies

Vern Sielert joined the faculty in 2006. His teaching duties include the trumpet studio, jazz improvisation, jazz bands, studies in jazz history and advanced jazz methods.

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Wilson, Miranda

Associate Professor of Cello, Bass and Theory

Miranda Wilson joined the faculty in 2010. Her teaching duties include the cello/double bass studio, cello/bass choir, MusC 239: Aural Skills III and MusT 256: String Techniques and Orchestral Literature.

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Yang, Rajung

Associate Professor of Piano

Rajung Yang joined the faculty in 2010. Her teaching duties include the piano studio and collaborative piano.

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Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Phone: 208-885-6231

Fax: 208-885-7254

Email: music@uidaho.edu

Web: Lionel Hampton School of Music

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