Faculty by Area


Conducting and Ensembles

  • Dr. Aimee Beckmann-Collier, The Ellis & Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Conducting, Director of Vocal Studies
  • 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


  • Akira Mori, Associate Professor, Director of Orchestral Studies 
  • Dr. Sarah Plum, Associate Professor, Violin & Viola
  • Dr. Ashley Sandor Sidon, Associate Professor, The Briggs Endowed Professor of Cello 
  • David CrabbsTeaching Artist, Guitar
  • Zo Manfredi, Teaching Artist, Violin
  • Christian Schrock, Teaching Artist, Cello
  • Dr. Patricia SilvaTeaching Artist, Double Bass (Spring only)



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May 27, 2016
Any way you interpret it, the Drake community gave in record numbers this year.