Below you will find information on the Music Department Faculty along with their contact information. 

Select the Faculty members name for more information on each faculty member.

 
 

Brass

Jeff Manley, Adjunct
Tuba

Cheryl Pierce, Adjunct
Horn
ARTS 368
clpierce2@uaa.alaska.edu

Dr. Christopher Sweeney, Associate Professor of Music, & Music Department Chair
Trombone, Euphonium
ARTS 363
(907) 786-1699
crsweeney@uaa.alaska.edu
*Contact Dr. Sweeney to set up a brass instrument audition outside of the three scheduled audition dates.

Linn Weeda, Adjunct
Trumpet
ARTS 334
lweeda@uaa.alaska.edu

 

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Conducting

Dr. Grant Cochran, Assistant Professor of Music
Choral Conducting
ARTS 358
(907) 786-1523
grcochran@uaa.alaska.edu

Dr. Mark Wolbers, Professor of Music
Instrumental Conducting
ARTS 359
(907) 786-1508
mewolbers@uaa.alaska.edu

 

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Ensembles

*To find out more about each ensemble, visit their individual ensemble webpage.

Dr. Armin Abdihodzic, Assistant Professor of Music
Guitar Ensemble
ARTS 368
(907) 786-1554
aabdihodzic@uaa.alaska.edu

Dr. Grant Cochran, Assistant Professor of Music
University Singers
ARTS 358
(907) 786-1523
grcochran@uaa.alaska.edu

John Damberg, Adjunct
Percussion Ensemble
jbdamberg@uaa.alaska.edu

Dr. Mari Hahn, Associate Professor of Music
Opera Ensemble
ARTS 355
(907) 786-1009
mhahn6@uaa.alaska.edu

Karen Strid-Chadwick, Professor of Music
Jazz Ensemble
ARTS 367
(907) 786-1684
ksstridchadwick@uaa.alaska.edu

Dr. Lee Wilkins, Term Assistant Professor of Music
University Symphonia
ARTS 352
(907) 786-5411
lmwilkins@uaa.alaska.edu

Dr. Mark Wolbers, Professor of Music
Wind Ensemble
ARTS 359
(907) 786-1508
mewolbers@uaa.alaska.edu

 

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Ethnomusicology

Dr. Maria Williams, Associate Professor of Music, Director of Alaska Native Studies
SSB 378
(907) 786-6136
mariaw@uaa.alaska.edu

 

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Guitar

Dr. Armin Abdihodzic, Assistant Professor of Music
ARTS 368
(907) 786-1554
aabdihodzic@uaa.alaska.edu
*Contact Dr. Abdihodzic to set up a guitar audition outside of the three scheduled audition dates.

Shawn Lyons, Adjunct
ARTS 370
srlyons@uaa.alaska.edu

Kiel Schweizer, Adjunct

 

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Jazz

Karen Strid-Chadwick, Professor of Music
Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Jazz Piano
ARTS 367
(907) 786-1684
ksstridchadwick@uaa.alaska.edu

Brenda Vulgamore, Adjunct
Jazz Voice
bvulgamo@uaa.alaska.edu

 

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Music Appreciation

Phil Munger, Adjunct
ARTS 371
pamunger@uaa.alaska.edu

Walter Olivares, Associate Professor of Music
ARTS 366
(907) 786-4711
wgolivares@uaa.alaska.edu

Dr. Lee Wilkins, Term Assistant Professor of Music
ARTS 352
(907) 786-5411
lmwilkins@uaa.alaska.edu

 

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Music Education

Dr. Grant Cochran, Assistant Professor of Music
Voice Methods
ARTS 358
(907)786-1523
grcochran@uaa.alaska.edu

John Damberg, Adjunct
Percussion Methods
jbdamberg@uaa.alaska.edu

Kathryn Hoffer, Adjunct
String Methods

Ingrid Lindberg, Adjunct
Elementary Music Methods

Darrel Kincade, Adjunct
Brass Methods

Dr. Christopher Sweeney, Associate Professor of Music, and Music Department Chair
Music Methods K-12, Music Intern Supervisor
ARTS 363
(907) 786-1699
crsweeney@uaa.alaska.edu

Dr. Mark Wolbers, Professor of Music
Woodwind Methods
ARTS 359
(907) 786-1508
mewolbers@uaa.alaska.edu

 

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Music History

Dr. Laura Koenig, Adjunct
ARTS 344
ljkoenig@uaa.alaska.edu

 

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Music Theory/Aural Skills

Dean Epperson, Adjunct
ARTS 370
(907) 786-1631
daepperson@uaa.alaska.edu

Dr. John Lutterman, Assistant Professor of Music
Music Theory, Orchestration, Counterpoint
ARTS 361
(907) 786-1698
jlutterman@uaa.alaska.edu

Phil Munger, Adjunct
Music Theory
ARTS 371
pamunger@uaa.alaska.edu

Linn Weeda, Adjunct
Aural Skills
ARTS 334
lweeda@uaa.alaska.edu

 

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Percussion

John Damberg, Adjunct
jbdamberg@uaa.alaska.edu
*Contact Mr. Damberg to set up a percussion audition outside of the three scheduled audition dates.

 

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Piano

Dean Epperson, Adjunct
ARTS 370
(907) 786-1631
daepperson@uaa.alaska.edu

Rumi Smith, Adjunct

Dr. Timothy Smith, Associate Dean for the Performing & Fine Arts; Professor of Music
ARTS 357
(907) 786-1524
tcsmith@uaa.alaska.edu

Janet Stiles, Department Accompanist

Karen Strid-Chadwick, Professor of Music
ARTS 367
(907) 786-1684
ksstridchadwick@uaa.alaska.edu
*Contact Prof. Strid-Chadwick to set up a piano audition outside of the three scheduled audition dates.

 

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Strings

Dr. John Lutterman, Assistant Professor of Music
Cello and String Bass
ARTS 361
(907) 786-1698
jlutterman@uaa.alaska.edu

Walter Olivares, Associate Professor of Music
Violin and Viola
ARTS 366
(907) 786-4711
wgolivares@uaa.alaska.edu
*Contact Prof. Olivares to set up a string audition outside of the three scheduled audition dates.

Dr. Lee Wilkins, Term Assistant Professor of Music
Violin and Viola
ARTS 352
(907) 786-5411
lmwilkins@uaa.alaska.edu

 

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Voice

Dr. Grant Cochran,
ARTS 358
(907) 786-1523
grcochran@uaa.alaska.edu

Kate Egan, Adjunct
eganquimby@aol.com

Dr. Mari Hahn,
ARTS 355
(907) 786-1009
mhahn6@uaa.alaska.edu
*Contact Dr. Hahn to set up a voice audition outside of the three scheduled audition dates.

Christine Keene, Adjunct
christenereneekeene@gmail.com

Brenda Vulgamore, Adjunct
bvulgamo@uaa.alaska.edu

 

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Woodwinds

Dr. Laura Koenig, Adjunct
Flute
ARTS 344
ljkoenig@uaa.alaska.edu

Hall Nonnerman, Adjunct
Double Reeds
hwn@alaska.net

Dr. Mark Wolbers, Professor of Music
Woodwinds, Clarinet
ARTS 359
(907) 786-1508
mewolbers@uaa.alaska.edu
*Contact Dr. Wolbers to set up a woodwinds audition outside of the three scheduled audition dates.

Rick Zelinsky, Adjunct
Saxophone
zelinsky@gci.net

 

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Alphabetical Faculty Listing

Faculty are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

Dr. Armin Abdidhodzic, Assistant Professor of Music
Guitar
ARTS 368
(907) 786-1554
aabdihodzic@uaa.alaska.edu

Dr. Grant Cochran, Assistant Professor of Music
Voice, Choral
ARTS 358
(907) 786-1523
grcochran@uaa.alaska.edu

John Damberg, Adjunct
Percussion
jbdamberg@uaa.alaska.edu

Kate Egan, Adjunct
Voice
eganquimby@aol.com

Dean Epperson, Adjunct
Piano, & Music Theory
ARTS 370
(907) 786-1631
daepperson@uaa.alaska.edu

John Giedosh, Adjunct
Guitar

Dr. Mari Hahn, Associate Professor of Music
Voice
ARTS 355
(907) 786-1631
mhahn6@uaa.alaska.edu

Christine Keene, Adjunct
Voice
ARTS 355
christinereneekeene@gmail.com

Dr. Laura Koenig, Adjunct
Flute, & Music History
ARTS 344
ljkoenig@uaa.alaska.edu

Ingrid Lindberg, Adjunct
Music Education

Dr. John Lutterman, Assistant Professor of Music
Low Strings: Cello & String Bass; Music Theory
ARTS 361
(907) 786-1698
jlutterman@uaa.alaska.edu

Shawn Lyons, Adjunct
Guitar
ARTS 370
srlyons@uaa.alaska.edu

Jeff Manley, Adjunct
Tuba

Marie Mead, Adjunct
Yup'ik Music and Dance

Marie Meehleis, Adjunct
Music Appreciation

Zachary Milliman, Adjunct
Voice and Music Appreciation

Phil Munger, Adjunct
Music Appreciation, & Theory
ARTS 371
pamunger@uaa.alaska.edu

Hal Nonnerman, Adjunct
Bassoon
hwn@alaska.net

Walter Olivares, Associate Professor of Music
High Strings, & Music Appreciation
ARTS 366
(907) 786-4711
wgolivares@uaa.alaska.edu

Cheryl Pierce, Adjunct
French Horn
ARTS 368
clpierce2@uaa.alaska.edu

Kiel Schweizer, Adjunct
Guitar
(907) 786-1698
kschweizer@gmail.com

Heidi Senugetuk, Adjunct
Music of Alaska Natives and Indigenous Peoples of Northern Regions

Rumi Smith, Adjunct
Piano

Dr. Timothy Smith, Associate Dean for the Performing & Fine Arts
Piano
ARTS 357
(907) 786-1524
tcsmith@uaa.alaska.edu

Janet Stiles, Accompanist
ARTS 336/362
Students: To request Ms. Stiles as an Accompanist, visit her calendar at http://my.calendars.net/accompaniment. Click on the date, and enter your name/time/phone number.

Karen Strid-Chadwick, Professor of Music
Piano, & Jazz
ARTS 367
(907) 786-1684
ksstridchadwick@uaa.alaska.edu

Dr. Christopher Sweeney, Associate Professor of Music & Music Department Chair
Low Brass: Trombone, Euphonium; & Music Education
ARTS 363
(907) 786-1699
crsweeney@uaa.alaska.edu

Brenda Vulgamore, Adjunct
Voice
bvulgamo@uaa.alaska.edu

Linn Weeda, Adjunct
Trumpet, & Aural Skills
ARTS 344
lweeda@uaa.alaska.edu

Dr. Lee Wilkins, Term Assistant Professor of Music
High Strings
ARTS 352
(907) 786-5411
lmwilkins@uaa.alaska.edu

Dr. Maria Williams, Associate Professor of Music & Director of Alaska Native Studies
Ethnomusicology
SSB 378
(907) 786-6136
mariaw@uaa.alaska.edu

Dr. Mark Wolbers, Professor of Music
Woodwinds
ARTS 359
(907) 786-1508
mewolbers@uaa.alaska.edu

Rick Zelinksky, Adjunct
Saxophone
zelinsky@gci.net

 

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