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      This page saves the important information on UW Oshkosh Music Department Faculty home pages which was deleted when they left, retired or passed away. The first Music Faculty pages were created around May 1998. Every Faculty member who has ever had a page is listed here. For a compact display of photos of most Current and Former Faculty since May 1998, see the UW Oshkosh Music Department Gallery page.

      General assumption: every listed individual started in the Fall Semester of the indicated year. I have no information about anyone who may have started in the Spring Semester. Except for those who passed away while they were still employed, Charles Combe and Carol Winborne, I also have no information about the actual first day or last day of work for anyone else in the Music Department.

      Disclaimer: Note the dates that follow each name for the begin and end years of their time in the Music Department. The biographical information displayed for Former Faculty was extracted verbatim from the most recent update done prior to the page being deleted. It is only as accurate as it was when it was last updated by the Department.

      Lists on this page
Music Department Chairs
Music Department Non-Faculty / Classified Staff Employees
Past Presidents and Chancellors - Degree Abbreviations
      Lists on other pages
UW Oshkosh Campus Directories (Faculty information sources)
UW Oshkosh Undergraduate Bulletins (Faculty information sources)
Research Questions/Problems

Photo Information from deleted UW Oshkosh Music Department Faculty pages
or a link to their current Faculty page
N/A = For unknown reasons the Department never installed a photograph of many Faculty.
 
  Joyce Andrews (1990-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/joyce-andrews-soprano
  Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi (2007-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/jeri-mae-astolfi
  Bruce Atwell (1998-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/bruce-atwell-horn
  Klara Fenyo Bahcall (1988-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/klara-bahcall-violin-viola
N/A Cheryl Bensman-Rowe (1999-2000)
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/bensmanrowe.htm
page not Archived, all information about her permanently lost
Todd Borgerding
1999-200? Todd Borgerding, former UW Oshkosh Music Department Faculty
Todd Borgerding (1999-200?) -- Ph.D., M.A., B.S.; Musicology; teaches courses in music history and directs the UW Oshkosh Early Music Ensemble. Before joining the UW Oshkosh Department of Music in 1999, he taught at Colby College and SUNY StonyBrook. A specialist in Renaissance music, his research centers onearly modern Spain, music and rhetoric, religion and liturgy, and homoeroticism in Renaissance music. His publications include several articles and the books Gender, Sexuality, and Early Music (Routledge, 2002), and The Motet, Rhetoric, and Religion in Renaissance Spain (Univ. of Rochester Press, 2006). He is also conductor of the Madison Chamber Choir.
http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty/borgerding.php
N/A Colin Brown (1996-1998) -- C.P.D., M.M., B.S.M.E.; Elementary Music Methods; vocal music director at Ripon High School. He has performed with the Lyric Opera of Cleveland, Skylight Opera Theatre, Bel Canto Chorus, Washington Opera Chorus. He received his Certificate of Performance and Master of Music degrees from Northwestern University and his B.S. in Music Education from Duquesne University. Mr. Brown is a member of MENC, and ACDA.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/brown.htm [Archive]
N/A Mihoko Burton (2003)
Included in a list of Music Faculty, but a home page was never created
all information about her permanently lost
N/A Rose Chancler (2000-200?) -- D.M.A., M.M., B.M.; Piano; frequent performer throughout the U.S. and Canada equally as both a soloist and collaborative artist. She travels often and has most recently played concerto and recital engagements live and on television and radio throughout the states of Alaska, New York, Texas, and Pennsylvania. Her collaborative performances have included recitals with notable musicians such as violinist Paul Rosenthal, cellist Jeffrey Solow; and saxophonist Harvey Pittel. In addition, she has performed in master classes for Pinchas Zuckerman, Josef Gingold, Janos Starker, Heinz Holliger, Julianne Baird, and many others. She has held teaching positions at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the D'Angelo School of Music, the Baylor School of Music, and the Iowa School of Music in Iowa City, and has been an invited guest artist and teacher at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival and the Fairbanks Fine Arts Camp. Dr. Chancler has also spent numerous summers at the Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York, where she has performed solo and collaborative recitals while working as a faculty accompanist, teacher, and coach. She holds performance degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Rebecca Penneys and received her Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature in 1994.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/chancler.htm [Archive]
  Carl E. Chapman (1981-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/carl-chapman-director-of-choirs-chair-of-music-department
  James Chaudoir (1984-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/james-chaudoir-composition
N/A Marianne Chaudoir (1990-2002) -- M.M., B.M.; Class Piano, Music Appreciation. An active performer on piano, organ and harpsichord, Ms. Chaudoir is organist/choirmaster at Trinity Episcopal Church and accompanies the Oshkosh Chamber Singers and the Children's Honors Chorus of the Green Lake Festival of Music. She holds the Colleague Certificate from the American Guild of Organists (CAGO) and is Immediate Past Dean of the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/people/mchoudoir.html [Archive]
N/A Julia Chybowski (2008-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/julia-chybowski-musicology
N/A Alice Clark (1998-1999)
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/clark.htm
page not Archived, all information about her permanently lost
Charles Combe
1994-2009 Charles Combe, former UW Oshkosh Music Department Faculty
Charles Combe (1994 - 3-04-2009) -- M.M., B.M.: Guitar. Received his degrees from the University of Wisconsin Madison, where he studied with Javier Calderon. He has had master classes with Oscar Ghiglia, Ricardo Iznaola, Gilbert Biberian, Lily Ashfar, and Nicola Hall. He has performed with various ensembles, and continues an active career. Recently, Mr. Combe has undertaken lecture responsibilities at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh within the Music Business division.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/people/combe.html [Archive]

The photo was cropped from the 2008 Department Group Photo by the campus New Bureau for their 3-05-2009 "UW Oshkosh Today" Obituary announcement page. Charles' Department home page never had a photo.
  David Cowley (1987-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty/cowley.php
  Cara Davis (2008-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/cara-davis-general-studies
N/A David Dunning (2007-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/david-dunning-jazz-lab-band
N/A Karen Fournier (2002-2004) Ph.D., M.A., B.A. (Music), B.A. (History); Music Theory; Dr. Fournier received her Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario (London, Canada), where she engaged in interdisciplinary research under the supervision of Dr. Richard Parks (Faculty of Music) and Dr. Tom Carmichael (Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism). Dr. Fournier's doctoral research has taken her into such fields as epistemology, the philosophy of science, social constructivism, semeiotics, and feminist theory, to name just a few. She has published some of her most recent research in The Journal of Musicological Research and GAMUT (The Journal of the Georgia Association of Music Theorists), and has presented various papers at national and international music conferences throughout the United States and Canada, and more recently, in Spain. As a second area of interest, Dr. Fournier is engaged in a study of musical and lyrical influence in punk rock and is undertaking a study of two seminal punk bands, the Sex Pistols and the Ramones. She has presented aspects of this research in England and as the Keynote Address to the 2003 Graduate Music Symposium at SUNY University at Buffalo.
      Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Dr. Fournier taught music theory at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Guelph (Guelph, Canada), and Brock University (St. Catharines, Canada). She holds a teaching award from the University of Western Ontario, and was on the teaching honour roll at that institution for four years.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/people/fournier.htm [Archive]
  Kay Gainacopulos (1982-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/kay-gainocopulos-clarinet-saxophone
N/A Kimberly Golden (1998-1999)
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/golden.htm
page not Archived, all information about her permanently lost
N/A Sharon Gray (1992-1997) -- D.M.E., C.P.M., M.A., B.M., B.A.; Coordinator, Music Education Program; holds a Doctor of Musical Education from the College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati. She has pursued graduate studies at the Crane School of Music, and Spalding University, holding degrees in Music Education, Educational Administration and Vocal Performance. A published author and an active clinician, she has focused her music education interests on teacher training, developing strategies for field experiences and investigating the relationship of personality and competence in student teachers. Dr. Gray has studied choral music/performance with Robert Shaw, Brock McElheran, John Leman and Mary Ruth McFarland.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/gray.htm [Archive]
James Grine James Grine, former UW Oshkosh Music Department Faculty James Grine (1966-2003) -- D.M.A., M.M., B.M.; Flute; has held the principal flute position in the Oshkosh Symphony since 1967 and is also principal flutist of the Green Lake Festival Orchestra. In 1975 he was appointed soloist and principal flutist of the Victoria (Texas) Bach Festival and was associated with this professional festival for twenty years, performing numerous concerts with its orchestra. He was also appointed its Principal Guest Conductor, appearing on PBS (Houston) and receiving critical acclaim for his work with orchestra and singers. Engagements include solo performances with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, solo and chamber music performances with the Green Lake Festival (with conductors Sir David Willcocks and Catherine Comet), and solo and chamber performances in live broadcasts over Wisconsin Public Radio. Dr. Grine can be heard performing Yehuda Yannay's extended Duo for Flute and Cello (with colleague David Cowley) on INNOVA CD.
      Nationally known as a successful flute teacher, James Grine's students have won national, regional and state competitions; they have performed with professional orchestras both in the United States and abroad, and frequently perform in the master classes of internationally recognized flutists.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/people/grine.html [Archive]
Andrea Gullickson Andrea Gullickson, former UW Oshkosh Music Department Faculty Andrea Gullickson (1994-2005) -- D.M.A., M.M., B.M.; Oboe, Bassoon, Department of Music Chairperson; is active as a chamber musician, recitalist and concerto soloist. Under professional management with Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates, she maintains an active schedule with concert appearances throughout North America, Europe Asia, and Australia. She has released 6 solo and chamber music compact discs on the CRS, Crystal and Boston Record labels. Her 7th disc, a set of oboe concertos recorded with the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra during July, 2005 is forthcoming. Reviewers find her performance marked by "passages of ghostly beauty played with transparent grace" (Santa Barbara Independent), and that "she plays with a beautiful sense of line and shape" (Journal of the International Double Reed) and a "big colorful sound that she uses to make clear-headed, decisive statements" (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ). Dr. Gullickson's recent concert engagements have included solo and chamber music performances at the Rimsky-Korsakov National Conservatory (St. Petersburg, Russia), National Museum for Women in the Arts (Washington, D.C.), Wuhan Conservatory of Music (Wuhan, China), Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), and Weill Recital Hall At Carnegie Hall. Andrea is a member of the highly acclaimed chamber ensemble, WiZARDS! A Double Reed Consort. She has received grants for her research in 18th century music and the oboe d'amore. In 2004 she was awarded the James McNaughton Rosebush Professorship for excellence in teaching, professional achievement and service.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/people/gullickson.html [Archive]
N/A Michael Hale (19??-1998)
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/hale.htm
page not Archived, all information about him permanently lost
Barbara Harbach
1997-2000 Barbara Harbach, former UW Oshkosh Music Department Faculty
Barbara Harbach (1997-2000) -- Visiting Professor of Music; tours extensively as both a concert organist and harpsichordist. Her appearances include recitals throughout North America, Korea, Japan, Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Eastern European countries, as well as solo and continuo roles with symphony orchestras. She holds degrees from Pennsylvania State University, Yale University, and the Eastman School of Music (D.M.A.). An accomplished composer, Harbach has written musicals, choral anthems, works for organ, harpsichord, and string orchestra, as well as many arrangements and transcriptions for brass and organ of various baroque works. She is involved in research, editing, and publication of manuscripts of 18th century keyboard composers. Her work is available in both recorded and published form through Gasparo Records, Kingdom Records, Albany Records, Northeastern Records, Hester Park, Robert King Music, Elkan-Vogel, Augsburg Publishing, Agape Music, and Vivace Press. Ms. Harbach is a prolific recording artist (solo & ensemble). She is editor of Women of Note Quarterly and has been the Director of three Women in Music Symposia at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/harbach.htm [Archive]
N/A Amy Hartman (2008-2009)
http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty/hartman.php
Beverly Hassel
1965-2005 Beverly Hassel, former UW Oshkosh Music Department Faculty
Beverly Hassel (1965-2005) -- M.M., B.M.; Piano, Class Piano; holds degrees in piano performance from the University of Wisconsin Madison and has engaged in additional study at Indiana University and in Europe. Her principal teachers have been Leon Iltis, Carroll Chilton, Paul Badura-Skoda and Gyorgy Sebok. Ms. Hassel is active as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician and has performed throughout the U.S., Switzerland, and on Wisconsin Public Radio and Television. Her research interests include the mature violin and piano sonatas of W. A. Mozart and the song settings of Emily Dickinson poetry, which have been presented at the national conventions of the Music Teachers National Association in Salt Lake City and Cincinnati and the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. She can be heard with Joyce Andrews on a CD of Emily Dickinson Songs recently released by Capstone Records. Holding national certification from the Music Teachers National Association, Ms. Hassel is a member of the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association and an active adjudicator. She is the faculty advisor to the Students for Music and the university's Chamber Arts Series.
http://www.uwosh.edu/music/people/hassel.html [Archive]
  Emily Helvering (2006-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/emily-helvering-oboe
  Frank Hoffmeister (1987-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/frank-hoffmeister-tenor
N/A John Imobersteg (1999-)
Is listed in the 2001-2 - 2008-9 Campus Directories, but is not listed
with the rest of the Music Faculty, and has no home page.
  Charles Isaacson (1978-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty/isaacson.php
N/A Eloise "Ellie" Jenkins (1997-1998)
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/jenkins.htm
page not Archived, all information about her permanently lost
  Eli Kalman (2006-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/eli-kalman-piano
N/A Soo-Jin Kwoun (2003-2004) -- M.A.., B.A.; Music Therapy. Ms. Kwoun has been a Board certified Music Therapist since 1999 following the completion of her Masters degree in Music Education and equivalency in Music Therapy at the University of Iowa. Ms. Kwoun's clinical experience has included work in chronic psychiatry, children with special needs, preschoolers and older adults in residential institution. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Music Therapy at the University of Iowa.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/people/kwoun.htm [Archive]
  Leigh-Ann Lethco (1999-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/leigh-ann-lethco
  Kenneth Liske (1999-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/kenneth-l.-liske-music-education
N/A Nancy M. Lloyd (1974-2000) -- MME, RMT, WMTR; Director of Music Therapy; holds degrees from Indiana University School of Music. Mrs. Lloyd has clinical experience with clients diagnosed as cognitively or developmentally disabled, children, adolescents, and adults with mental disorders; elderly and persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Member--AMTA, GLR, WCMT Executive Board, and Wisconsin Alzheimer's Association Chapter Network. Frequent presenter (juried) for music therapy/allied health conferences: Atlanta, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Chicago, San Diego, St. Louis, Waterloo, ON, Green Bay, Madison, Houston, Stevens Point, La Crosse, and Cleveland. Appointed to AMTA's National Speaker's Bureau; serves as writing consultant, Very Special Arts clinician/music coordinator and music ministry volunteer.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/Lloyd.htm [Archive]
N/A Timothy Lovelace (1998-2000)
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/lovelace.htm
page not Archived, all information about him permanently lost
David W. Luce
2001-2002 David W. Luce, former UW Oshkosh Music Department Faculty
David W. Luce (2002-200?) -- Ph.D., MT-BC; Coordinator of Music Therapy program; received his Ph. D. in August 2001 from Michigan State University where he studied with Dr. Ted Tims and Roger Smeltekop. His doctoral research focused on the education and self-development of music therapists. Dr. Luce has been a Board Certified Music Therapist since 1992 following the completion of his undergraduate equivalency and Master of Music Therapy degrees at Southern Methodist University where he studied with Drs. Charles Eagle and Mark Rider. Dr. Luce's clinical experience has included work in acute and chronic psychiatry, chemical dependency, and sub-acute medical rehabilitation settings, as well as work with children and adults with special needs, older adults in skilled nursing and residential environments, and palliative care and hospice.
      Dr. Luce has served the American Music Therapy Association as a member of the Assembly of Delegates, as Government Relations Representative for the Western Region, and currently represents the Great Lakes Region on the AMTA Research Committee and is a member of the AMTA Ethics Board.
      Additionally, Dr. Luce frequently presents at national and regional conferences, as well as local in-services and presentations.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/luce.htm [Archive 2002]
N/A Joan Luce (1969-1998) -- Ph.D., M.M., B.M.; Department of Music Chairperson, holds degrees from the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati and the University of Michigan. Dr. Luce, a violist, has performed throughout the Midwest, in Europe, and on Wisconsin Public Radio and Television. She has been principal violist of the Oshkosh Symphony, the Haydn Festival Orchestra in Eisenstadt, Austria, the International Chamber Orchestra at Roehampton Music Festival in England, and the Green Lake Festival Orchestra. Grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Aston Magna Academy have enabled her to pursue her interest in music's history and literature. She is violist with the Collegium Chamber Players.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/luce.htm [Archive 1998]
  Ed Martin (2007-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/ed-martin-music-theory-electronic-music-and-composition
Lucia Matos
2003-2007 Lucia Matos, former UW Oshkosh Music Department Faculty
Lucia Matos (2003-2007) -- D.M.A., M.M., B.M. Conductor of University Orchestra.
      Brazilian conductor, Lucia Matos has appeared with numerous orchestras in the US and abroad, including the Symphony Orchestra of Moldova National Philharmonic, Bloomington Symphony, MN, Des Moines Symphony, Orquestra Sinfonica Municipal de Campinas and Orquestra Sinfonica de Americana. Her first CD with Andrea Gullickson, oboe and the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra was released in 2006 by Cala Records (CALA CACD1037). It has received excellent reviews and has been featured by radio stations in more than 15 states throughout the US, Canada and Australia.
      Also intensively involved with opera, Lucia Matos was the conductor for Cosi fan tutte and Mad about Mozart (Gala Concert) at Opera Illinois. Her repertoire also includes the operas La Traviata, Tosca, L’Elisir d’Amore, Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflote, Rigoletto and Samson et Dalilah.
      Lucia Matos studied conducting with Henrique Gregori at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas and after graduating she became assistant conductor for two professional orchestras in Brazil (Orquestra da UNICAMP and Sinfonica Municipal de Campinas). In 1998 she was awarded a fellowship to continue her studies in the United States. She received the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Iowa, as student of Dr. William LaRue Jones.
http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty/matos.php
Payton MacDonald
2001-2005 Payton MacDonald, former UW Oshkosh Music Department Faculty
Payton MacDonald (2001-2005) -- DMA, MM, BFA; percussion, world music. Payton MacDonald currently performs with Alarm Will Sound, a professional new-music group based in New York City and Verederos, a flute and percussion duo. With Verederos, Dr. MacDonald has performed concerts nationwide and recently recorded a CD under the Equilibrium label. He also performed professionally for two years with the Pangaia steel band and is currently directing the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Steel Band. Dr. MacDonald earned his BFA from the University of Michigan, where he studied percussion with Michael Udow and Judy Spencer. He earned his MM, DMA, and the Performers' Certificate from the Eastman School of Music where he studied percussion with John Beck and composition with Sydney Hodkinson, Robert Morris and Augusta Read Thomas. Further studies include tabla with Pandit Sharda Sahai and Bob Becker. Dr. MacDonald has published articles and interviews in Percussive Notes, Twenty First Century Music, and American Record Guide. He is also an artist/clinician for Encore Mallets. His music has been performed by various professional and academic ensembles.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/people/macdonald.html [Archive]
  Heather McWilliams (2004-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/heather-mcwilliams-euphonium-tuba
  Rob McWilliams (1996-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/rob-mcwilliams-director-of-bands
N/A Wally Messner (1976-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/wally-messner-recording-technology
N/A Jeffery Meyer (2002) -- M.M.; BM; Conductor of University Orchestra; Piano. Born in Chicago, began his musical studies as a pianist, and shortly thereafter continued on to study composition and conducting. He has led such ensembles as the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Filharmonie Hradec Kralove, the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, the New Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria) and the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, and is currently the Director of the University Orchestra at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. In the last year, he has conducted in the United States and Russia, performed as a soloist and chamber musician in New York, Canada and Germany, and written incidental music to David Mamet's Duck Variations, which was performed throughout Berlin by the theater group Heimspieltheater.
      An active participant in the music of our time, he has collaborated with many composers, and commissioned and premiered many new works. As a pianist, Jeff has been in residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and in residence at the Aspen Festival as part of the Furious Band, a New York-based group dedicated to contemporary music. He has been broadcast on CBC Newfoundland, has recorded and performed with the Philadelphia Virtuosi, and has been heard as a soloist at the Aspen Festival. During the 2001-2002 academic year he lived and studied in Berlin and Leipzig as the recipient of a DAAD grant in music.
      Jeff has performed in master classes for such artists as Richard Goode, John Perry, Gyorgy Sebok, Robert McDonald and Leon Fleischer, studied chamber music with Julius Levine, Charles Neidich, and Timothy Eddy, and is currently completing his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance with Gilbert Kalish at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/people/meyer.htm [Archive]
N/A Andrew Naumann (1995-1997)
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/naumann.htm
page not Archived, all information about him permanently lost
N/A Dmitri Novgorodsky (2000-2001) -- BM., MM., MM., MMA; Piano Performance, Piano Literature; holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Piano Performance from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory; Master's and Master of Musical Arts (residency degree for DMA) in Piano Performance from Yale University. Among his principal and chamber music teachers - Boris Berman, Harvey Wedeen, Claude Frank, Lambert Orkis and Victor Merzhanov. Awards include Gold Medals at National Competitions in the former U.S.S.R., the "Extraordinary Pianist" grant in Israel and the "Extraordinary Abilities in the Arts" permanent US residence. During three years at Yale School of Music, Mr. Novgorodsky received five Distinguished Honorary Prizes to the outstanding pianist. Mr. Novgorodsky is a member of the National Musicians' Honor Society. He has performed in Russia, Ukraine, Byelorussia, Kazakhstan, Canada, France, Israel, and Turkey as a recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist and has appeared at such venues in the United States as Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Kennedy Center. His collaborative activities include a three-year affiliation with the violinist Sarah Chang, recitals with cellists Kenneth Kuo, Ole Akahoshi and Yamaha performing artist, Professor Arthur Campbell. During the 2000- 2001 season, the Campbell-Novgorodsky duo gave Canadian and American premieres to "Prophesies from 47 Ursae Majoris" by Andrew Paul MacDonald; the recording of this work is currently available on CD "Premieres" (Catalog No. GSCD-341 2001, Gasparo Records, Inc.). Under the prestigious U.S. Department of State Artist Abroad Award, the duo went on an extended concert tour to Turkey, where Dmitri Novgorodsky also presented a series of piano master classes at Istanbul Center for Advanced Musical Research. In 2001, Mr. Novgorodsky appeared at Carnegie Recital Hall and Steinway Hall (at the Scriabin Society of America's invitation). He also performed Chopin's Piano Concerto # 1 with the link to critical acclaim. In collaboration with Andrea Gullickson, he has most recently given an American premiere to the "Unremembered wings" for oboe and piano at the International Double Reed Conference in West Virginia. Mr. Novgorodsky's upcoming engagements comprise solo, collaborative, orchestra performances, as well as master classes, lectures, workshops and a live radio broadcast in the United States, Taiwan, Israel, Kazakhstan and Russia.
      In spring 2000, Mr. Novgorodsky was Visiting Professor of Piano at Grand Valley State University, Michigan. In fall 2000, he joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh as Assistant Professor of Piano.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/novgorod.htm [Archive]
N/A Kathleen Otterson (1995-2000) -- Mezzo-Soprano: M.M.; B.M.E. (UW Madison) has been a member of the UW Oshkosh voice faculty since 1995. She makes her home in Madison, where she also teaches at Edgewood College and maintains a successful private voice studio. Ms. Otterson appears frequently as a guest artist with choruses and chamber groups around Wisconsin, specializing in oratorio and art song. Recent solo appearances have been with the Madison Festival Choir, Oakwood Chamber Players, the Oshkosh Symphony, Edgewood Chamber Symphony, and the UW Choral Union. Opera credits include principal roles in the UW Opera productions of Turn of the Screw, Die Walkure, Semele, and La Cenerentola, as well as appearances with the Madison Opera and Madison Savoyards. In August of 2000, Ms. Otterson created the role of Mrs. Salazar in the world premiere of David Bishop's new opera Esperanza in Madison. An enthusiastic proponent of the song recital and of American art song in particular, Ms. Otterson performs frequently in Madison and elsewhere with Chicago-based pianist Jamie Schmidt. Upcoming engagements include solo recitals in Oshkosh, Madison, Fond du Lac, and Bayfield, WI.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/otterson.htm [Archive]
N/A Joanne Peterson (1976-2001) -- M.S.T., B.A.; Organ; Music Education; has held public school teaching and supervision positions in Nebraska and Wisconsin. Her principal organ studies were with Paul Jones and Miriam Duncan. Mrs. Peterson is very active as a performer and is church organist/choir director with First Congregational Church, Oshkosh. She maintains a private piano and organ studio,and teaches organ for the Northeastern Wisconsin American Guild of Organists - AGO - Outreach Project. Ms. Peterson was heard most recently in UW Oshkosh faculty recital, the Appleton Noon Organist Series, and as soloist with the UW Oshkosh Symphony.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/peterson.htm [Archive]
N/A Bryan Post (2001)
Included in a list of Music Faculty, but a home page was never created
all information about him permanently lost
N/A Susan Powell (1999)
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/powell.htm
page not Archived, all information about her permanently lost
N/A Elizabeth Pupeter (1997-1998) -- RMT-BC, B.M.; Music Therapy Practicum Supervisor. A graduate from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, she is currently a member of the National Association for Music Therapy, the Great Lakes Region, and the Wisconsin Chapter of Music Therapy. Ms. Pupeter is a full-time Registered Music Therapist and has clinical experience working with a wide variety of adults and children with various disabilities. In addition, Ms. Pupeter contracts with Very Special Arts Wisconsin in which she is the choral director of the Fond du Lac Choir. She has also completed Artist-In-Residence programs and delivered workshops in music and movement.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/pupeter.htm [Archive]
  Marty Robinson (2004-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/faculty/marty-robinson-trumpet-jazz-ensembles
N/A Jacob Roseman (2000) -- B. M., Philadelphia College of the Arts; M. M., Eastman School of Music; D. M., Florida State University; certificate, Mozarteum International Summer Academy (Salzburg, Austria). He has concertized throughout the United States and Europe, as well as Japan as solo recitalist and as a chamber musician and has also performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and the Savannah Symphony Orchestra; currently, he is Principal Flutist of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra. Full fellowships to music festivals include the National Orchestral Institute, the New College Music Festival, the Salzburg Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival. His former teachers include William Hebert, Charles DeLaney, Peter-Lukas Graf, Bonita Boyd, Samuel Baron, Robert Bloom, and Julius Baker. During the Fall of 1999 he served as Visiting Lecturer of Flute at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Currently, he is artist/instructor of flute at the Wausau Conservatory of Music and flute/music appreciation instructor for the University of Wisconsin-Marathon Center.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/roseman.htm [Archive]
  Carol Rosing (2006-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/carol-rosing-bassoon
N/A George W. "Sandy" Schaefer (1983-1987, 1992-1998)
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/schaefer.htm
page not Archived, all information about him permanently lost
N/A Steve Schani (2007-)

Although he is pictured in the Department Group Photos for 2007, 2008 and 2009, he is not listed on the Current Faculty page, and has no Department home page.

N/A Nancy Schmalz (1999-2001) -- B.M.; Flute; is active as an independent teach of flute, accompanist, and chamber musician.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/schmalz.htm [Archive]
  Alison Shaw (2004-) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty-1/alison-shaw-percussion
N/A Carmen Shaw (1978-2004) -- M.M., B.M.; Class Piano; an ad hoc member of the Music Department faculty, Ms. Shaw maintains an independent piano studio and is active in the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association. She performs frequently as accompanist and chamber player.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/people/shaw.html [Archive]
Randall Sorensen
1998-2003 Randall Sorensen, former UW Oshkosh Music Department Faculty
Randall Sorensen (1999-2004) -- Dr. Sorensen's education includes degrees from St. Cloud State University, the University of Wisconsin Madison, and Ball State University. He has studied trumpet with Dr. Albert Moore, John Aley, and Paul Everett. While a doctoral assistant at Ball State, Dr. Sorensen taught trumpet, conducted the trumpet ensemble, and performed with the faculty brass quintet. His performances with the brass quintet were often broadcast on Indiana Public Radio and the group was featured at the 27th annual conference of the Society of Composers, Inc. From 1990-1994 Dr. Sorensen was a member of the Muncie Symphony and Marion Philharmonic Orchestras.
      In 1994 Dr. Sorensen joined the Army and performed with the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band at Ft. Gordon, Georgia (1994-96) and the Army Ground Forces Touring Band at Atlanta, Georgia (1996-98). As a member of the Army Ground Forces Band he performed in the concert band, jazz ensemble, and brass quintet and was principal trumpet for several selections included on a compact disc recorded by the band in June 1998.
      In addition to teaching trumpet lessons, Dr. Sorensen is the director of the UW Oshkosh Jazz Ensemble.
      Dr. Sorensen is principal trumpet in the Oshkosh Symphony, is a member of the Faculty Brass Ensemble, and an active performer in the Fox Valley area.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/people/sorensen.html [Archive]
N/A Sarah Thrush (2005-2006)
      Although she had a Music Department home page, nothing was ever installed on it except her name, campus telephone number and campus E-Mail address.
http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty/thrush.php
N/A Esther Wang (1997-1998)
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/wange.htm
page not Archived, all information about her permanently lost
N/A Jun Wang (1995-2001) -- G.P.D., M.M., B.A.; Conductor of the University Orchestra. Jun Wang is from the People's Republic of China. He received his B.A. in conducting from Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 1986 and his M.M. in conducting from Western Michigan University in 1993. Two years later, he earned his G.P.D. in conducting from the Peabody Conservatory of Music under the guidance of Maestro Frederik Prausnitz. Before coming to the United States, Mr. Wang was a conductor of the Central Philharmonic Society and Hubei Opera-House for six years. In 1995, he joined the UW Oshkosh Department of Music faculty. While teaching orchestral conducting and other musical courses at UW Oshkosh, he currently serves as the Music Director of Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Wang often appears as a guest conductor for symphony orchestras both in China and the United States.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/wang.htm [Archive]
  Mihoko Watanabe (2003-2007) - http://www.uwosh.edu/music/faculty/watanabe.php
N/A Christina Wilkes-Walton (2000-2001) -- is currently Lecturer in Percussion at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Having, completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance at The University of Arizona, Dr. Walton's educational background includes a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from West Texas State University and a Masters of Music in Percussion Performance from Florida State University.
      She has performed professionally in several symphony orchestras, including Principal Timpanist with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, Lafayette, LA, Principal Percussionist with the Lake Charles Symphony and Rapids Symphony, Amarillo Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and Tucson Symphony Orchestra. She is also past Principal Percussionist with the Arizona Opera Company and has several percussion clinics, solo concerts an recitals throughout the southwest to her credit.
      Dr. Walton's teaching credentials include working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Arizona and Florida State, teaching private lessons and conducting the percussion ensembles. Dr. Walton has taught percussion at the elementary, secondary, high school, and college levels. She is proficient in rudimental and concert style percussion, percussion keyboards, timpani, drumset, multiple percussion and steel drums.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/walton.htm [Archive]
N/A Carol Winborne (1971 - 9-08-2002) -- M.M., B.M.; Class Piano; has had wide experience teaching studio and group piano for all ages and levels of students. Ms. Winborne is active in professional organizations, is past president of the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association, past national chair of the Independent Music Teachers Forum of Music Teachers National Association, serves on the National Executive Board of MTNA, and on a committee of the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy. She is active as performer, clinician, adjudicator, and pedagogy consultant.
http://www.uwosh.edu/departments/music/winborne.htm [Archive]


The Source of all this information is the annual UW Oshkosh Campus Directories.

Music Department Chairs

  1. 1965 and before - Unknown
  2. 1966-1975 (10) - - Roger P. Dennis
  3. 1976-1979 (4) - - John M. Minniear
  4. 1980-1983 (4) - - Alvin J. Curtis
  5. 1984 (1) - - Bruce Wise
  6. 1985-1989 (5) - Charles F. Isaacson
  7. 1990-1991 (2) - - John M. Minniear (2nd time)
  8. 1992-1994 (3) - - James D. Kohn
  9. 1995-1997 (3) - - Joan Luce
  10. 1998-2000 (3) - James L. Grine
  11. 2001-2005 (5) - Andrea J. Gullickson
  12. 2006-2008 (3) - Charles F. Isaacson (2nd time)
  13. 2009-2010 (1) - Carl E. Chapman


The Source of all this information is the annual UW Oshkosh Campus Directories.

Music Department Non-Faculty / Classified Staff Employees (in job title reverse chronological order)

      All Staff - 1965 and before - Unknown

Academic Department Associate (2005-):

University Services Associate (2005-): Suzuki Program (1993-1995): Program Assistant (1987-2004): Typist (1985-1986): Music Librarian (1977-): Secretary (1966-1986): Note: "Music Library" and "Suzuki Program" were listed many other years with a phone number, but with no individual Staff contact name.


Oshkosh Past Presidents and Chancellors (including all known Acting-Presidents and Acting-Chancellors)
      Interim-Chancellor - another term found in my research. It has not been seen in any of the sources that the four known Acting-Presidents / Acting-Chancellors were ever officially called Interim-Chancellor.

      The on-line History of UW Oshkosh does not yet include a complete list of all past Presidents and Chancellors. The following list was created from on-line searches, the printed resources listed on my UW Oshkosh Music Department Sources page, and finally, for details I could find nowhere else, the ten photographs displayed on the walls on the second floor of Dempsey Hall. [[4-08-2009: The photos have been taken down and put in safe storage while renovations are being done in the hall. They will be remounted soon.]] A complete list of all the various names of our School are listed on my UW Oshkosh Discography page.
    Additional Sources:
The First Half Century of the Oshkosh Normal School
Here to Serve: The First Hundred Years of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
    And thanks to considerable research done by Joshua Ranger, Archivist, Polk Library 3rd Floor Archives

1. 1871-1898 President George S. Albee
   1898-1899 Acting-President Lyndon W. Briggs
2. 1899-1907 President Rufus H. Halsey
3. 1907-1917 President Dr. John A.H. Keith
4. 1917-1930 President Harry A. Brown
   1930-1931 Acting-President Earl A. Clemens
5. 1931-1959 President Forrest R. Polk
  6. 1959-1973 President Roger E. Guiles
    1974-1974 Acting-Chancellor Robert R. Polk
  7. 1974-1978 Chancellor Robert Birnbaum
  8. 1978-1989 Chancellor Edward M. Penson
    1989-1990 Acting-Chancellor David J. Ward
  9. 1990-2000 Chancellor John E. Kerrigan
10. 2000-date Chancellor Richard H. Wells

  1. 6-07-1871 - 9-04-1898 -- President George S. Albee (George Sumner Albee)
        b. 5-23-1837, Hume, Allegany County, NY; d. 9-04-1898 Oshkosh, WI
        degree?, University of Michigan 1864
        Who's Who in America - (not in 1906-07 or later, I have not seen any earlier editions.)

    1.5.   ?-??-1898 - ?-??-1899 Acting-President Lyndon W. Briggs (middle name?)
        b. date?; d. date?
        degree(s)?, school(s)? year(s)?
        degree?, University of Michigan 1864
        Who's Who in America - (not in 1906-07 or later, I have not seen any earlier editions.)

  2. 1-31-1899 - 7-25-1907 -- President Rufus H. Halsey (Rufus Henry Halsey)
        b. ?-??-1856, Blooming Grove, Orange County, NY; d. 7-25-1907
        degree?, Williams College 1877
        degree?, University of Michigan 1864
        Who's Who in America - (not in 1906-07 or later, I have not seen any earlier editions.)

  3. 10-16-1907 - 9-01-1917 -- President Dr. John A.H. Keith (John Alexander Hull Keith)
    According to Who's Who in America, 1918-19, page 1498, and all subsequent entries, he became President on 11-01-1907, not 10-16-1907. He moved to Indiana, PA on 9-01-1917.
        b. 11-28-1869 Homer, IL; 2-22-1931 Harrisburg, PA
        M.A., Harvard University 1900; B.A., Harvard University 1899; degree?, Illinois State Normal University 1894
        Who's Who in America (year/page) - 1910-11/1051, 1912-13/1145, 1914-15/1290, 1916-17/1347, 1918-19/1498, 1920-21/1559, 1922-23/1742, 1924-25/1804, 1926-27/1089, 1928-29/1183-4, 1930-31/1249, 1932-33/1290 **

  4. ?-??-1917 - ?-??-1930 -- President Harry A. Brown (Harry Alvin Brown)
        b. 8-18-1869 Liberty, ME; d. 7-05-1949 Needham, MA
        Ed.D., Bates College 1925; Ed.D., Miami University 1925; A.M. in Educational Administration, University of Colorado 1923; A.B. in Education, University of Colorado 1907; diploma, Maine Central Institute 1899
        Who's Who in America (year/page) - 1920-21/375, 1922-23/510, 1924-25/537, 1926-27/353, 1928-29/376, 1930-31/395-6, 1932-33/400, 1934-35/408, 1936-37/408*, 1938-39/420*, 1940-41/435*, 1942-43/no entry
        * = "see Vol. 18 (1934-35)", i.e. no changes, reference to his previous entry. Listed in 1942-43, p. 122, "Index of Discontinued Biographies" ... "dropped for reasons other than death", i.e. they never listed his 1949 death date. He may be listed in the proposed new (as of 1942) "Who Was Who", which I have not seen.

    4.5.   6-09-1930 - 8-30-1931 Acting-President Earl A. Clemens (Earl Amos Clemens)
        b. 12-26-1874 Clemensville, Vinland Township, Winnebago County, WI; d. 4-23-1970 Winnebago, WI
        A.B., University of Michigan 1901
        degree?, University of Michigan 1864
        Who's Who in America - (not in any edition)

  5. 9-01-1931 - 6-30-1959 -- President Forrest R. Polk (Forrest Raymond Polk)
        b. 10-12-1888, Tobinsport, IN; d. 9-09-1965 Oshkosh, WI
        B.S. in Civil Engineering, Purdue University 1914; B.S., Valparaiso University 1909
        Who's Who in America (year/page) - 1932-33/1851, 1934-35/1908-9, 1936-37/1961, 1938-39/2003, 1940-41/2079, 1942-43/1766, 1944-45/1689, 1946-47/1882, 1948-49/1971

  6. 7-01-1959 - 12-31-1973 -- President Roger E. Guiles (Roger Earl Guiles)
        b. 12-24-1907 LaVella, WI; d. 10-13-1989 Oshkosh, WI
        Ph.D., UW-Madison 1949; Ph.M., UW-Madison 1939; B.E., Platteville State Teachers College 1930

    6.5.   1-01-1974 - 1-31-1974 Acting-Chancellor Robert R. Polk (Robert Raymond Polk)
        b. 8-09-1921 Oshkosh, WI
        M.S., UW-Madison 1950; B.S., U.S. Naval Academy 1944

  7. 2-01-1974 - 8-22-1978 -- Chancellor Robert Birnbaum (he has no middle name)
        b. 8-06-1936 New York, NY - Biography
        Ed.D., school? 1967; M.A., Columbia University 1964; B.A., University of Rochester 1958

  8. 9-01-1978 - 8-30-1989 -- Chancellor Edward M. Penson (Edward Martin Penson)
        b. 8-30-1927 New York, NY - Biography
        Ph.D., University of Florida 1955; M.A., Ohio University, Athens, OH 1951; B.A., University of Florida 1950

    8.5.   9-01-1989 - 7-10-1990 Acting-Chancellor David J. Ward (middle name?)
        b. 3-21-1943, Green Bay, WI - Biography - Chancellor UW-Green Bay 7-01-2008 - date
        Ph.D. in Finance, UW-Madison 1972; M.B.A., UW-Madison 1967; B.B.A., UW-Green Bay Center Campus 1965

  9. 8/1990 - 8/2000 -- Chancellor John E. Kerrigan (middle name?)
        b. date? - Biography - Biography
        Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Colorado year?; M.A., in Political Science, University of Iowa year?; B.S., in Civil Engineering, University of Iowa year?; B.A. in Pre-Engineering and Liberal Arts, Loras College year?

  10. 10-01-2000 - date -- Chancellor Richard H. Wells (middle name?)
        b. 10-09-1947 - Biography
    Ph.D. in Sociology, Texas A & M University 1979; M.A., University of Arkansas 1970; B.A., William Penn College 1969

Known President/Chancellor lists for Wisconsin campuses

      Interesting Trivia: A Google search of "Who's Who in Wisconsin" finds many people who are supposedly listed in that book, however, an Amazon search finds no such book exists. The only books found that were somewhat related were "Who's Who in Sports in Wisconsin", "Who's Who in the Midwest", Who's Who in the Central States (1929 and 1947 editions), one copy of each are only in the Milwaukee Public Library, UW-Madison and Carroll College (aka Carroll University) libraries, and the 1960 Moore's Who is Who in Wisconsin below, which I have, and, according to WISCAT, about 40 other Libraries in Wisconsin also have. Unfortunately, it lists no Educators.

Moore, John M., Moore's Who is Who in Wisconsin, 1960 - from page iii, "Outstanding men and women representative of Wisconsin's business, economic, and professional life are named."

      Has the much quoted "Who's Who in Wisconsin" book ever existed or not?


Degrees earned by Oshkosh Presidents, Acting-Presidents, Chancellors, Acting-Chancellors and Music Faculty listed at this site.
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