Faculty & Staff Directory

Our faculty are more than just highly skilled and dedicated teachers; they are celebrated artists and scholars. They know how to prepare you for a successful career as a performing artist, educator, entrepreneur, and more, because they have first-hand experience. It’s not unusual for our faculty to grace stages, release albums, and conduct and play in internationally renowned orchestras—all while providing students with thoughtful instruction and unparalleled knowledge about what it truly takes to become world-class performing artists and leading arts scholars.

Liz Ames

Collaborative Pianist for Winds & Percussion and Voice & Opera

Freda Herseth

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Music
Applied Voice, Vocal Pedagogy

Scott Piper

Associate Professor of Music; Norma L. Heyde Faculty Development Professorship
Applied Voice

George I. Shirley

Joseph Edgar Maddy Distinguished University Emeritus Professor of Voice
Applied Voice