School of Performing Arts Faculty & Staff

MSUM's School of Performing Arts dedicated faculty members are seasoned professionals who are deeply connected to the arts community. They are focused on helping students reach their dreams and aspirations and offer extensive professional expertise and networks. The school is extremely influential in the Fargo-Moorhead arts community, through active faculty involvement in professional music and theatre groups. Every year the department sponsors exceptional student performances, nationally recognized visiting artists and several community outreach events.

Julie Adams
MA, BME
Adjunct Faculty
School of Performing Arts
Julie Adams has a broad spectrum of teaching and directing e...
Send Email | Phone: 701.552.1006701.552.1006
CA 109
Laurie Blunsom
PhD, MFA, MM, BM
Professor
School of Performing Arts
Laurie Blunsom received her Ph.D. in musicology at Brandeis ...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4606218.477.4606
CA 102
Stephanie Carlson
BMUS
Adjunct Faculty
School of Performing Arts
Send Email | Phone: 701.477.2101701.477.2101
CA 102D
Patrick Carriere
PhD, MA, BA, BS, AA
Professor
School of Performing Arts
Patrick’s studies of performance have taken him (among other...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4616218.477.4616
CA 116C
Allen Carter
DA, MM, BM
Professor
School of Performing Arts
Allen Carter has a diverse background as a composer, arrange...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4098218.477.4098
CA 140
Jenny Dufault
PhD, MM, BS
Professor
School of Performing Arts
Dr. Jenny Dufault is a Professor who has taught applied voic...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2101218.477.2101
CA 110
Craig Ellingson
MFA, BFA,
Professor, Department Co-Chair
School of Performing Arts
Craig A. Ellingson is the Director of Theatre Arts at Minnes...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4617218.477.4617
CA 116A
David Ferreira
DMA, MM, BM
Adjunct Faculty
School of Performing Arts
Dr. David Ferreira is Professor Emeritus at Minnesota State ...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4095218.477.4095
CA 103
Ricky Greenwell
MFA, BS
Associate Professor
School of Performing Arts
Ricky Greenwell is proud to serve as the Head of Design and ...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5038218.477.5038
CA 116B
Nikolas Gruber
BM, MA
Adjunct
School of Performing Arts
At age 14, Nik Gruber began teaching guitar at Lidgett Music...
Laura Kellogg
BM, MM, DMA
Adjunct Faculty
School of Performing Arts
Laura, Professor of Flute, graduated with a Doctor of Musica...
Jeehyun Kim
DMA, MM, BM
Adjunct
School of Performing Arts
DMA, Voice Performance, Boston University MM, Voice Perform...
Send Email | Phone: 218.227.9689218.227.9689
CA 108
Conor Lee
BM
Adjunct
School of Performing Arts
Conor Lee earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studie...
Sherry Linnerooth
BA
Adjunct Faculty
School of Performing Arts
Send Email | Office: 218-477-2126218-477-2126
CA 137
Paul Liversage
Adjunct Faculty
School of Performing Arts
Paul Liversage received his Masters of Music Education degre...
Elizabeth Maleki
OAS Intermediate
School of Performing Arts
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2124218.477.2124
CA 102
Eric Martens
Adjunct
School of Performing Arts
Amy Mercer
BM, MM, DMA
Assistant Professor
School of Performing Arts
Amy Mercer earned her doctorate in piano performance at Nort...
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CA 106
Erynn Millard
PhD
Associate Professor
School of Performing Arts
Erynn Millard holds a Ph.D. in choral music education and co...
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CA 107
Douglas Neill
BS
Adjunct Faculty
School of Performing Arts
Doug Neill is currently the adjunct bass and tuba instructor...
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CA 022
Elise Nelson
MM, BM
Adjunct Faculty
School of Performing Arts
Cellist Elise Buffat Nelson currently teaches at NDSU and MS...
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CA 136
James Stenger
Technical Director | Adjunct Faculty
College of Arts & Humanities | School of Performing Arts
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4620218.477.4620
CA 176A
Thomas Strait
DA, MM, BME
Professor
School of Performing Arts
Dr. Tom Strait is has been a faculty member at MSUM since 20...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4096218.477.4096
CA 141
Jessica Vines
BM
Adjunct
School of Performing Arts
Jessica Vines has been performing live since 2007 and teachi...
Kenyon Williams
DMA
Professor
School of Performing Arts
Dr. Kenyon Williams has worked throughout the United States ...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4610218.477.4610
CA 102E
Hailey Wilmer
BS
Head Dance Coach | Adjunct Faculty
Athletics | School of Performing Arts
Send Email | Office: 218-477-2126218-477-2126
CA 116

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