Department of Music & Theatre Faculty

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Faculty & Staff

Susan Baker

Susan Baker - 8478

Music & Theatre Department Assistant
Office: Owens Musical Arts Building 201

Thomas Becker - 4578

Instructor of Music
Expertise: guitar, guitar pedagogy
Office: Owens 106

Will Cooper - 4578

Instructor of Music
Expertise: trumpet
Office: Owens 106
Cathy Crispino

Cathy Crispino - 4504

Director of Choral Ensembles
B.M.E. University of Kansas, M.M. University of Missouri at Kansas City
Office: Owens 102

Jim Funkhouser - 4578

Instructor of Music
Expertise: French horn, composition
Office: Owens 106

Patti Heiman - 7859

Instructor of Theatre, Production Manager
B.A., M.A. Northeast Louisiana University
Expertise: stage management, theatre management
Office: Rice Auditorium
Tom Heiman

Tom Heiman - 4513

Associate Professor of Theatre
B.A. Northwestern College, M.F.A. Florida State University
Expertise: design, technical theatre
Office: Rice Auditorium
Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson - 8383

Instructor of Music
B.M. Eastman School of Music, M.M. University of Akron
Expertise: violin, viola
Office: Owens 100
Nanette Kraus

Nanette Kraus - 8496

Staff Accompanist, Instructor of Music, Osborne Chapel Musician
B.A. Bethany College, J.D. University of Kansas
Expertise: accompanying, class piano
Office: Owens 204
Edward Laut

Edward Laut - 8478

Instructor of Music
M.M. Catholic University of America, B.M. Indiana University
Expertise: cello
Office: Owens 100
Robin Liston

Robin Liston - 4508

Coordinator of Academic Advising, Associate Professor of Music
B.M.E. The Ohio State University; M.M., Ph.D. University of Kansas
Expertise: music education, music history
Office: Library 120
Trilla Lyerla

Trilla Lyerla - 4500

Professor of Music, Chair of the Department of Music & Theatre
B.A., B.M. University of Kansas; M.A., D.M.A. University of Iowa
Expertise: piano, music theory, world music
Office: Owens 200
J.D. Parr

J.D. Parr - 4507

Professor of Music, Director of Jazz Ensemble
B.M. Washburn University, M.M. Michigan State University, Ph.D. University of Kansas
Expertise: jazz ensemble, music education, woodwinds, music theory
Office: Owens 202
Frank Perez

Frank Perez - 4579

Director of Bands
B.M., B.M.M.E., M.M.Ed. Thorton School of Music, University of Southern California; D.M.A. University of Kansas
Expertise: wind ensembles, athletic bands, low brass, music technology, music education, electro-acoustic music
Office: Owens 215
Mark Pretzel

Mark Pretzel - 8383

Director of Orchestral Activities
B.M., M.M. University of Cincinnati; M.M. Bowling Green State University; D.M.A University of Missouri at Kansas City
Expertise: orchestra, piano, conducting
Office: Owens 100

Steve Riley - 4578

Instructor of Music
Expertise: percussion, percussion ensemble, percussion pedagogy, composition
Office: Owens 106

Zach Sudbury - 8478

Instructor of Performance Classes
B.A. University of Utah, M.F.A. Pennsylvania State University
Expertise: acting
Office: Rice Auditorium
Marci Ziegler

Marci Ziegler - 8421

Assistant Professor of Music
M.M. University of Kansas
Expertise: applied voice, class voice, vocal pedagogy, opera & musical theatre workshop
Office: Owens 203