Administration & Support Staff

It takes a village to operate a fine arts department. The Department of Music team includes sharp-as-tacks administrators, passionate librarians, dedicated technicians, and communications and marketing experts. Please consult the list below to access one of our talented staff members.

Departmental Chair

William H. Street
Professor of Winds & Percussion, Chair | (780) 492.1320


Morgan Gauthier
Assistant Chair, Administration | (780) 492.0606
Contact Morgan for: Faculty and instructor (ATS) general inquiries including contracts, master performance scheduling, budget administration and area allocations; financial reporting, purchasing and invoicing; facilities, supervisory and PeopleSoft access concerns; human resources and central U of A liaison (HR, Advancement, Fine Arts Communications, etc.).

Kimberly Arndt
Graduate Advisor | (780) 492.0603
Contact Kimberly for: Graduate student and FGSR inquiries or concerns; graduate admissions, scholarship and research opportunity information; graduate payroll and course timetabling; graduate program completion paperwork; FOIPP Liaison Officer.

Stephen Tchir
Undergraduate Advisor | (780) 492.0602
Contact Stephen for: Undergraduate student inquiries or concerns; undergraduate scholarship and audition schedules information; open house initiatives; undergraduate course timetabling and course/calendar change information; issues with online grades.

Mathew Walton
Executive Assistant to the Chair | (780) 492.1320
Contact Mathew for: Chair's calendar and appointments and FEC questions; departmental special event planning; bi-weekly/visiting artist/casual employee payments; faculty web resources and general website updates.

Satoko Nemoto
Administrative Assistant | (780) 492.0601
Contact Satoko for: Student services such as keys and card access, classroom and practice room bookings; general inquiries, photocopying and printing requisitions; cash/cheque/credit handling and float preparation; choral library rentals and band/choral library orders.


Technical & Support Staff

Russell Baker Production Coordinator/Technician | (780) 492.2247
Contact Russell for: Technical aspects of audio and video recording of recitals, auditions and events; production coordination in Convocation Hall and/or Studio 27; Convocation Hall staffing; technical consultation for digital audio/video recording and production systems, procurement assistance, and technology coaching.

Patrick Strain
Electronics Technician | (780) 492.2247
Contact Patrick for: Audio and video recording for recitals, auditions, exams, self-study and library archives; audio and video support for Convocation Hall, Studio 27 and FAB classrooms including equipment maintenance; space bookings for non-Music Department users and community groups; recording/editing/duplicating and transferring of audio and visual materials.

Calvin Wong
Piano Technician and Tuner | (780) 492.2788

Lucinda Johnston
Music Librarian
Contact Lucinda for: help with finding scores or recordings, and also for supporting developing search strategies and finding research articles

Media and Communications

Pamela Osborne
Marketing & Communications Advisor | (780) 248.5617

Erik Einsiedel
Communications Associate | (780) 248.2079

Kyle Ireland
Fine Arts Recruitment Coordinator | (780) 492.8840