Music Faculty & Staff

  • MSUM’s School of Performing Arts talented faculty and staff are dedicated to your success and eager to share their professional experience with you.

  • Julie Adams
    MA, BME
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts
    Julie Adams has a broad spectrum of teaching and directing e...
    adamsju@mnstate.edu | Phone: 701.552.1006
    Office: CA 109
    Laurie Blunsom
    PhD, MFA, MM, BM
    Professor
    School of Performing Arts
    Laurie Blunsom received her Ph.D. in musicology at Brandeis...
    blunsom@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4606
    Office: CA 106
    Stephanie Carlson
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts
    stephanie.carlson@mnstate.edu | Phone: 701.477.2101
    Allen Carter
    DA, MM, BM
    Professor
    School of Performing Arts
    Allen Carter has a diverse background as a composer, arrange...
    carter@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4098
    Office: CA 140
    Brian Cole
    MM, BM
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts
    brian.cole@mnstate.edu | Office: 218-477-4603
    Office: CA 051
    Jenny Dufault
    PhD, MM, BS
    Professor
    School of Performing Arts
    Dr. Jenny Dufault is a Professor who has taught applied voic...
    dufault@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2101
    Office: CA 110
    Elizabeth Evert-Karnes
    Managing Director for the Center of the Arts
    College of Arts, Media, and Communication
    evertel@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2267
    Office: CA 156A
    David Ferreira
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts
    Dr. David Ferreira is Professor Emeritus at Minnesota State...
    david.ferreira@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4095
    Office: CA 105
    Monte Grise
    DMA, MM, BME
    Associate Professor
    School of Performing Arts
    Monte C. Grisé is the conductor of the MSUM Wind Symphony, S...
    monte.grise@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2103
    Office: CA 107
    Tiana Grise
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts
    tiana.grise@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2101
    Office: CA 102
    Frederic Heringes
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts
    Michael Krajewski
    DMA, MM, BM
    Assistant Professor
    School of Entertainment Industries and Technology
    Guitar, Jazz Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Improvisation, Aur...
    michael.krajewski@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4092
    Office: CA 139
    Jonathan Larson
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts
    Orchestra, Violin
    larson@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2101
    Terrie Manno
    DMA
    Professor
    School of Performing Arts
    Terrie Manno is a native of southern California and is curre...
    manno@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4094
    Office: CA 104
    Amy Mercer
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts
    amy.mercer@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2101
    Office: CA 102
    Erynn Millard
    PhD
    Assistant Professor
    School of Performing Arts
    Erynn Millard holds a Ph.D. in choral music education and co...
    erynn.millard@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2101
    Office: CA 106
    Douglas Neill
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts
    Doug Neill is currently the adjunct electric bass and tuba i...
    neill@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2101
    Office: CA 102
    Elise Nelson
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts
    Cello
    elise.nelson@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2101
    Maisi Pedersen
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts
    maisi.pedersen@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2101
    Office: CA 102
    Thomas Strait
    DA, MM, BME
    Professor
    School of Performing Arts
    Dr. Tom Strait is currently in his twelfth year on the facul...
    straitth@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4096
    Office: CA 102C
    Catherine Tesch
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts
    Clarinet
    teschca@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4095
    Office: CA 105
    Todd Wawers
    Technicial Assistant
    School of Entertainment Industries and Technology
    Kenyon Williams
    DMA
    Professor
    School of Performing Arts
    Dr. Kenyon Williams has worked throughout the United States...
    willdrum@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4610
    Office: CA 102E