Faculty by Area


Conducting and Ensembles

  • Dr. Aimee Beckmann-Collier, The Ellis & Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Conducting, Director of Vocal Studies
  • Brooke Humfeld, Assistant Director of Bands
  • Robert Meunier, Director of Bands
  • Akira Mori, Associate Professor, Director of Orchestral Studies (Fall sabbatical)
  • Christian Schrock, Teaching Artist, Cello, Director of Orchestral Studies
  • Linda Vanderpool, Teaching Artist, Drake Chorale

Jazz Studies

Musicology & Music Theory

Music Business

  • Brandon Clark, Lecturer of Music Business

Music Education


Piano & Organ




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Fine Arts News
May 20, 2016
Zenith Chamber Music Festival returns August 16-20 with free concerts in venues including the Salisbury House, Jasper Winery, Des Moines Art Center, and Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium.