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Applied Music Associate: Flute and Director of the Grinnell College Fresh Flutes Ensemble

Claudia Anderson is known for her originality and brilliance as a solo and chamber music performer across the U.S. She is a founding member of the innovative flute duo ZAWA! and of New... See full profile

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Associate Professor
Director of Collegium Musicum

Jennifer Williams Brown (musicology) is a specialist in the history and performance of Baroque music, particularly 17th-century Italian opera. In 2008 she received the Claude V. Palisca... See full profile

Associate Professor

Jee-Weon Cha is a music theorist with interests in analysis and interpretation of 19th- and 20th-century music, music perception and cognition, music aesthetics and semiotics, and the... See full profile

Applied Music Associate: Jazz Voice and Director of Latin American Jazz Ensemble

Gabriel Espinosa was born in Merida, Mexico. His love of music began at a very young age. With the help of his mother he began playing the guitar at the age of six.          

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Nancy Gaub
Applied Music Associate: Violin and Director of Chamber Ensembles

Violinist Nancy McFarland Gaub has had a varied career as soloist, recitalist, chamber player, and orchestral musician on three continents. She is a Lecturer in Music at Grinnell College... See full profile

Marlys Grimm

Marlys Grimm attended Sheldon High School and Central College, where she studied piano with Donald Gren. She has collaborated at Dordt, Northwestern, Grinnell and Central colleges in... See full profile

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Associate Professor, Emerita
Barry Jones
Director of the Young, Gifted, and Black Gospel Choir

Barry Jones has been the full-time director for the Young, Gifted, and Black (YGB) Gospel Choir since the fall of 2006.  He served the roles of guest director and interim director during... See full profile

Laver Mark
Assistant Professor
Director of Jazz Ensemble

Saxophonist and ethnomusicologist Mark Laver is an Assistant Professor of Music at Grinnell College, where he directs the jazz band and teaches classes on jazz and popular music. As a... See full profile

M Lutch

In addition to serving as adjunct instructor of the Grinnell College Symphonic Band, Mitchell Lutch is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Central College in Pella,... See full profile

Eric McIntyre
Director of Grinnell Symphony Orchestra

Eric McIntyre maintains careers as a conductor, composer, instrumental performer, and educator.  At Grinnell College he teaches music composition courses and directs the Grinnell... See full profile

Music Technical Assistant
Tony Perman of Grinnell College wearing a hat
Assistant Professor
Director of Zimbabwean Mbira Ensemble

Tony Perman (ethnomusicology) is a specialist in the music of Zimbabwe and the semiotics of music and emotion. He has received degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (... See full profile

Bostwick, Stacey
Applied Music Associate: Percussion

Stacey Bostwick-Ramirez is currently a faculty member at Grinnell College and Des Moines Area Community College. She has presented clinics for the Percussive Arts Society and the... See full profile

Blanche Johnson Professor of Music

John Rommereim is Blanche Johnson Professor of Music at Grinnell College, where he conducts the Grinnell Singers and the Grinnell Oratorio Society, and teaches composition. His choral... See full profile

Ivy VanErsvelde
Academic Support Assistant II
Professor, Senior Faculty

Javanese gamelan music is Vetter's primary research area. He has published articles on this subject in journals such as Ethnomusicology and Asian Music, and authored a website... See full profile

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Applied Music Associate: Piano

Dr. Melinda Westphalen received her Bachelor or Music degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, where she studied with Professor Robert Lawrence.  She went on to receive both her Master of... See full profile

Applied Music Associates

Bryant Linda
Applied Music Associate
Where are you from? (Grew up – hometown?)

I grew up in St. Joseph, Mo.

What do you like best about Grinnell College?

I love the wonderful students I am privileged to get to know,... See full profile

Fred Buck
Applied Music Associate

Fred Buck is currently a AMA of Music at Grinnell College, where he currently teaches banjo, resphonic guitar (Dobro) and mandolin. He played piano and accordion in his youth and became... See full profile

Yoo-Jung Chang
Applied Music Associate

Yoo-Jung Chang, cello, is an active performer, teacher, and orchestra player. Chang featured as a soloist with the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra as the second prize of the Gail... See full profile

Rob Clower
Applied Music Associate

Rob Clower has been teaching Highland bagpipes for more than 40 years. His students play in pipe bands throughout that U.S. and abroad, many also competing successfully as soloists. In... See full profile

Robert Dunn
Applied Music Associate

Robert Dunn is an adjunct professor of classical and jazz guitar at the UNI School of Music. He is also a member of the UNI Suzuki School, teaching guitar. In addition, he teaches... See full profile

Ashley Eidbo
Applied Music Associate

A native of Fargo, North Dakota, Ashley Eidbo began playing the bass at age ten. She earned a bachelor of music degree from the University of Minnesota as a student of Chris Brown, and... See full profile

Applied Music Associate

Lisa Henderson has taught private voice at Grinnell College since 1992 and taught at Drake University for many years. She holds a M.A. in vocal performance and pedagogy from the... See full profile

Kristin Maahs standing with her harp against a black background
Applied Music Associate

Harpist Kristin Maahs performs with Des Moines Metro Opera, Des Moines Symphony, Ames Children's Choirs, and Mason City's Una Vocis Choir. In 2003 she was invited to perform with the... See full profile

Zo Manfredi
Applied Music Associate

Zo Manfredi has enjoyed much success as a performer and teacher in Canada and across the United States. She is currently Teaching Artist of Violin and Viola at Drake University in Des... See full profile

Guinevere McIntyre with her horn in front of a red barn
Applied Music Associate
GGuinevere McIntyre has led an active horn studio at Grinnell College since 2005. Her students have been accepted for further studies at institutions such as Indiana University-Bloomington... See full profile
Nicolas Miguel
Applied Music Associate

Nicholas Miguel, baritone, is a versatile singer who has performed on the operatic stage, in the concert hall, and in choral ensembles. Stage credits include Don Alhambra in The... See full profile

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Applied Music Associate
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Applied Music Associate
Barbara Rivadeneira
Applied Music Associate

Barbara Rivadeneira received her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Conservatory of Music at Baldwin-Wallace College, now Baldwin University, in Ohio.  Her piano... See full profile

Pat Smith
Applied Music Associate

Pat Smith started playing guitar in 1969 and began teaching in 1974. Growing up in the Chicago area he has always been deeply in to Blues and R&B music. Attended two years at Coe... See full profile

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Applied Music Associate
Jennifer Wohlenhaus
Applied Music Associate

Jennifer Wohlenhaus is the Principal Oboist of the Des Moines Symphony.  She recently completed her Doctor of Music Arts degree at the University of Iowa and holds a Master of Music... See full profile

Colin Young
Applied Music Associate

Colin Young is a concert saxophonist and educator living near Des Moines, Iowa. An active solo and chamber musician, Colin performs regularly with the piano trio Tres.  He also performs... See full profile