Faculty


NAME
TEACHING
AREA

CREDENTIALS
Jessica Anderson piano BA in Piano, University of Northern Iowa
Christine Blanner voice BM in Vocal Performance, Drake University
MM in Vocal Performance, New England Conservatory 
Lucy Prusman-Gitelman  piano  BM, The Far East Institute of Arts, Vladivostok, Russia (classical piano and voice)
MM, Conservatory of St. Petersburg, Russia 
Cynthia Giunta piano BM in Music Education, University of Northern Iowa
MM in Piano Performance, University of Northern Iowa
Ruth Harris organ BM in Organ and Church Music, Northwestern University
MM in Organ and Church Music, Northwestern University
Fulbright in organ performance, Paris, France
Amanda Jones piano BM in Piano Performance, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music
NCTM (Nationally Certified Teacher of Music)
Sarah Jorgenson voice
show choir
BM in Vocal Performance, University of Nebraska Lincoln
AEA (Actors' Equity Association) 
John Morgan saxophone BM in Music Education, Drake University
BM in Jazz Performance, Drake University
MM in Saxophone Performance, Drake University
Post Masters work, Northwestern University
Jorie O'Leary voice BM in Music Education, Drake University
Christa Pearson piano BM in Piano Pedagogy, Drake University
MM in Music Theory, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Julie Purscell voice BM in Music Education, Westminster Choir College
MM in Vocal Performance, Arizona State University
Tim Robinson voice BA in Music, Drake University
MS in Elementary Education, Drake University 
Andrew Ryker voice BA in Music, Millikin University
MM in Vocal Performance, New England Conservatory
M. Christine Schneider flute
theory
BM in Flute Performance,University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
MM in Theory, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Athena Shepard violin BS in Violin Performance, University Wisconsin, Madison
Judith Veeder piano BA in Psychology, University of Minnesota
BFA in Art Education with certificate in Creative Arts Therapy, Drake University
MS in Counseling with specialization in Creative Arts Therapy, Drake University
BA in Piano, Drake University
Taubman Institute of Piano
Jeanne Witt flute
guitar
BM in Flute Performance, Drake University
MM in Flute Performance, Drake University
Rick Wynant  percussion  BM in Music Education, Berklee College of Music
Additional studies with Joe Morello
Colin Young saxophone BM in Saxophone Performance with Teacher Certification, University of Iowa
MM in Saxophone Performance, University of Minnesota
Fine Arts News
November 17, 2014
Five Drake piano students will showcase their talents on a world-renowned concert grand piano during a free concert at Drake University next month. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, December 1, in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.
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