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Conducting & Ensembles

  • Dr. Eric Barnum, Professor of Music & Director of Choral Activities (The Drake Choir & spēro)
  • Robert Meunier, Professor of Percussion & Director of Bands (Wind Symphony)
  • Dr. Vincent Kenney, Associate Professor of Low Brass & Assistant Director of Bands (Symphonic Band, Marching Band, & Bulldog Brass)
  • Dr. Héctor Agüero, Associate Professor of Music & Director of Orchestral Studies (Symphony Orchestra)
  • Ted Brimeyer, Teaching Artist of Choirs (Borealis)
  • Greg Sojka, Teaching Associate of Voice & Choirs (Drake University Community Chorus)

Jazz Studies

  • Seth Hedquist, Teaching Artist of Jazz Guitar
  • Andrew Classen, Professor of Trumpet & Fred & Patty Turner Professor of Jazz Studies (Jazz I Director)
  • Dr. James Romain, Assistant Director of Jazz Studies
  • Dave Altemeier, Teaching Artist of Jazz Bass
  • Jackson Churchill, Teaching Artist of Jazz Trombone
  • Mark Grimm, Teaching Artist of Jazz Percussion
  • Chad Jacobsen, Teaching Artist of Jazz Recording Techniques
  • Nick Leo, Teaching Artist of Jazz Piano

Musicology & Music Theory

Music Business

  • Thomas Kutz, Teaching Artist of Music Business

Music Education


  • Robert Meunier, Professor of Percussion
  • Mark Grimm, Teaching Artist of Percussion

Piano & Organ




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