Faculty and Staff

Alexander Carpenter, Associate Professor (Music); Chair, Department of Fine Arts and Humanities

B.Mus., Brock University
M.A., McMaster University
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Alex was hired in 2006 and instructs in Musicology, Music Criticism, and Popular Music.

Phone: 780.679.1571

Kathleen Corcoran, Associate Professor (Music)

B.Mus., University of Alberta
M.Mus. University of Alberta.

Kathleen was hired in 1993. She teaches voice, vocal pedagogy, vocal literature, music for the theatre, and chamber music/art song.

Portrait of Ardelle RiesArdelle Ries, Associate Professor (Music)

B.Mus., University of Alberta
B.Ed. Dip., University of Alberta
M.Mus., University of Alberta
D.Mus., University of Alberta

Hired in 2004, Ardelle teaches music theory, conducting, choral literature and pedagogy, and aural and sight singing skills.

Milton Schlosser, Professor of Music; Director of Music

B.Mus., University of Alberta
M.Mus., University of Alberta
D.Mus., University of Alberta

Milton Schlosser teaches courses in the areas of applied music and contemporary perspectives in music. His creative work focuses on live and recorded performances, with his research currently being in the area of neuroscience, video recordings, and pianists.


Sessional Instructors

Roger Admiral, D.Mus. (Alberta), music theory.

Iain Gillis, M.A. (musicology), doctoral studies (Victoria), music history.

John Wiebe, D.Mus. (Alberta), Director of Choral Activities.

Applied Music Sessional Instructors

Doug Berner, private studies in trumpet, Brass.

Charlene Brown, B.Mus. (Alberta), Voice.

Mary Fearon, B.Mus. (Toronto), French Horn.

Janet Scott Hoyt, Professor Emerita (Alberta), Piano.

Inna Luzanac, Diploma (Lviv State Conservatory), Piano.

Joy-Anne Murphy, M.Mus. (Alberta), Voice.

Tova Olson, B.A. [music] (Alberta - Augustana Faculty), Contemporary Piano.

Dennis Rusinak, M. Ed. (Victoria), Flute.

Trevor Sanders, M.Mus. (Alberta), Guitar.

Thomas Schoen, B.Mus. (British Columbia), Violin.

Susan Ward, M.Mus (Alberta), Piano.

Harold Wiens, Professor Emeritus (Alberta), Voice.

Jei Yin, M.Mus., doctoral studies (Arizona), Clarinet, Saxophone.


Adjunct Instructors

Michael Massey, B.Mus. (Alberta). Director, Edmonton Youth Orchestra.

Tom Spila, B. Ed. (Alberta). Director, Camrose & District Community Band.


Professor Emeritus

James Neff. B.Mus (Concordia, Moorhead) M.A. (Denver), graduate studies (Iowa). Taught from 1959-1993. Numerous teaching and administrative roles, including director of the Camrose Lutheran Choir, historical musicology, music theory and composition, Academic Dean and Chair of Fine Arts.

Departmental Staff

Valerie Bailey, B.A. (Alberta). Administrative Assistant of Fine Arts for the Department of Fine Arts and Humanities.

Charlene Brown, Music Conservatory (Community) Administrator.

Rick Wiens, B.Mus. (Alberta) of R.W. Piano Service. Piano technician and keyboard consultant.

Jim Hough, of Camrose Piano and Organ (1992) Ltd. Piano tuner/technician.

Staff accompanists: Roger AdmiralCarolyn OlsonTova Olson.