2018 - Spring Music Instructors

Note: Faculty level instructors have their names in purple. The rest of the instructors are UW-Stevens Point student instructors whose names are in black.

Click on the instrument listed to show available instructors. Some instruments may not have instructors listed.

 Banjo

Tom McComb

Tom McComb earned his B.M. in Music Education and M.S. in Natural Resources from UW-Stevens Point. Tom specializes in Jazz and Brazilian music. He performs solo, with his own quartet, and with many other ensembles in the Central Wisconsin area. Tom McComb also teaches at UWSP's Camp COFAC, an annual summer music camp for high school students

 

 Baritone

Jesse Frozene

Jesse is a first semester sophomore at UWSP, double majoring in Music Education. He has played low brass in many ensemble settings throughout his high school and college careers. He has been given many leadership opportunities which have forced him to quickly learn how to communicate with others and provide guidance to classmates of all ages. He says,"Overall, I love teaching and the idea of providing information to those who wish to learn, and I feel that there is just as much for me to learn from my students as there is for me to teach them."

 

 Cello

Katie Victory

Katie earned her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from UW-Stevens Point in 2013. She has been teaching lessons since 2008 and enjoys teaching cello to students of all ages and abilities. She continues to learn new and creative ways to teach techniques and loves sharing her knowledge and passion for cello with her students. She is currently a member of the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra cello section and plays along with other local musicians for weddings and events.

Nayoung Ryoo

Nayoung is a first semester junior with a major in Music Education. She is currently a member of the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra cello section. In South Korea, she was a section leader for six years in her church orchestra. While in music high school, she was a president of the students. Nayoung won several awards as a cellist such as, Most Outstanding Lower Strings Players in Concert Orchestra, Winner of the 2nd KICS and CTS Music Competition, and Student of the Year, to name a few. She has traveled to several voluntary missionary trips to Indonesia, the Philippines, and Cambodia to work as a music area assistant.

Gradon White

Gradon is a music education major who has been playing cello for about 12 years. He also assists with the Central Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Program. Gradon shares, “I love teaching and sharing my musical ideas with aspiring musicians. I also like to go camping, travel the world, and try new food!"

 

 Clarinet

Brenna Ohrmundt

Brenna is a second semester senior with a major in Music Education. Brenna currently assists with the Central Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Program as their Ensemble Manager in addition to being the Woodwind section coach for the students in the program.

 

 English Horn

Arin Lemke   

Arin is a graduate of UW-Stevens Point. She is a Biology major, but music is definitely one of her passions. She began playing oboe 11 years ago. In high school, she was involved in a touring band/choir group that went on tours across the United States. She has taken lessons and studio, been a part of the Concert Band and Orchestra, and played in a woodwind trio. Arin has also studied reed making and English horn. Also offering Oboe music lessons. 

 

 Euphonium

Jesse Frozene

Jesse is a first semester sophomore at UWSP, double majoring in Music Education. He has played low brass in many ensemble settings throughout his high school and college careers. He has been given many leadership opportunities which have forced him to quickly learn how to communicate with others and provide guidance to classmates of all ages. He says,"Overall, I love teaching and the idea of providing information to those who wish to learn, and I feel that there is just as much for me to learn from my students as there is for me to teach them."

Michael Treder

Michael is a sophomore Choral, General, and Instrumental Music Education Major, and has been performing his whole life. He started in Suzuki voice at a very young age, and picked up the euphonium in the seventh grade. He is fluent in both classical music and musical theater, and has even performed professionally in the American Gothic Performing Arts Festival’s production of Little Shop of Horrors as Seymour. He has been directing shows and leading ensembles since the age of 15, and has a large amount of experience working with children. Music has long been his passion, and he cannot wait to share his enthusiasm with his students.

 

 Flute

No instructor available at this time.

 Guitar

Tom McComb

Tom McComb earned his B.M. in Music Education and M.S. in Natural Resources from UW-Stevens Point. Tom specializes in Jazz and Brazilian music. He performs solo, with his own quartet, and with many other ensembles in the Central Wisconsin area. Tom McComb also teaches at UWSP's Camp COFAC, an annual summer music camp for high school students. 

 

 Harmonica

Tom McComb

Tom McComb earned his B.M. in Music Education and M.S. in Natural Resources from UW-Stevens Point. Tom specializes in Jazz and Brazilian music. He performs solo, with his own quartet, and with many other ensembles in the Central Wisconsin area. Tom McComb also teaches at UWSP's Camp COFAC, an annual summer music camp for high school students.

 

 Mandolin

Tom McComb

Tom McComb earned his B.M. in Music Education and M.S. in Natural Resources from UW-Stevens Point. Tom specializes in Jazz and Brazilian music. He performs solo, with his own quartet, and with many other ensembles in the Central Wisconsin area. Tom McComb also teaches at UWSP's Camp COFAC, an annual summer music camp for high school students.

 

 Oboe

Arin Lemke  

Arin is a graduate of UW-Stevens Point. She is a Biology major, but music is definitely one of her passions. She began playing oboe 11 years ago. In high school, she was involved in a touring band/choir group that went on tours across the United States. She has taken lessons and studio, been a part of the Concert Band and Orchestra, and played in a woodwind trio. Arin has also studied reed making and English horn. Also offering English horn music lessons.

 

Alexandra Gordon

Alexandra is a sophomore at the University of Stevens Point studying instrumental music education and oboe performance. She currently participates in UWSP’s wind ensemble, orchestra, and chamber groups. She has been playing oboe for nine years and has had experience teaching oboists, especially beginners, throughout high school and her summer experiences in her hometown. Alexandra has the pleasure of studying under Professor Stacey Berk and is excited to share her knowledge and experiences with her students.

 

Tabitha Hanson

Tabitha is a first semester sophmore with a major in Music Education. Her primary instrument is Oboe and comes highly recommended by Stacey Berk, Professor of Oboe at UW-Stevens Point. Tabitha also made the Dean's List for Fall 2016.

 

Brenna Ohrmundt

Brenna is a second semester senior with a major in Music Education. Brenna currently assists with the Central Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Program as their Ensemble Manager in addition to being the Woodwind section coach for the students in the program.

 

 Percussion

Curtis Hanson

Curtis Hanson is a second semester junior, majoring in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Music Education.He has performed with UWSP's Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra, and has played drum set with Jazz Combos. In addition to UWSP's ensembles, he has been a substitute percussionist with the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, and has played in the pit orchestra with Central Wisconsin Community Theatre. Curtis has had the pleasure of being the Percussion Coach with the Central Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra, as well as a Percussion Tech with Chippewa Falls High School Marching Band.

 

 Piano

Zach Finnegan (Beginning Piano)

Zach is entering his fifth year pursuing degrees in both Jazz Studies Performance and Music Education-Instrumental. Zach grew up in a musical family, and has been around music and the band room for the majority of his life. Zach has taught in the public schools, and has been on faculty at the DC Everest Summer Jazz Camp as well as the Madison Music Clinic. He has plenty of experience teaching in many different settings. Teaching is one of his passions, and he is highly recommended by many teachers around the Central Wisconsin area. Zach performs consistently around the entire state, and enjoys sharing experiences and new knowledge with eager students. Zach has in-depth knowledge in music theory, jazz theory, jazz piano, beginner piano, and trumpet technique.


Faith Hatch

Faith is a junior at UW Stevens Point pursuing vocal performance with a jazz emphasis. She has been involved in music for her whole life, beginning piano lessons at age four and performing vocally by age eight. She also participated in many different programs in high school including show choir, honors choir, band, Madison Youth Choirs, and earned first and exemplary awards at District and State Solo and Ensemble. In February she had the privilege of singing with the Honors Performance Choir at Carnegie Hall in New York. She taught piano and voice lessons all throughout high school to students middle-school age and younger, although she is eager to pursue teaching students of all ages! She is excited to share the gift of music with anyone wanting to pursue it. Also offering voice lessons.

Thomas McCurdy

Thomas is a sophomore currently double majoring in Music Education and Data Analytics for a Bachelor Arts degree. He has been playing piano for over a decade, and has experience in accompanying many various ensembles. Thomas also has been playing percussion since middle school, and continues to perform percussion throughout college. Thomas has won multiple awards for solo and ensemble performances in both piano and percussion, and has been performing at the state level for piano since his freshmen year of high school. While not pursuing a degree in Music Education, Thomas wishes to spread the gift of music to as many people as possible, and hopes to enrich the lives of any eager musical students willing to learn the piano.

 

Nicole Phelan (not available)

Nicole is a first semester junior at UWSP and studying music performance with an emphasis on piano, which she has been playing for nine years. Other than piano, her other main passions are art, singing in choirs, and discovering new music. She cannot wait to teach and share her love for music with her students as well as use her creativity to make teaching specific to each individual. In the future, she hope to get her PhD so that she can teach piano at the collegiate level. (Nicole's schedule has been filled and she is no longer available to new students.)

 

Casey Urbanek

Casey Urbanek is a senior pursing a degree in Instrumental and General Music Education at UW-Stevens Point. She has played saxophone for 10 years and has performed in the UWSP Wind Ensemble, Concert Band,and Jazz Band. Casey also had the opportunity to play in the 2013 National FFA Honors Band and was part of the State FFA Honors Band for 4 years. Casey's latest musical pursuit is playing saxophone in a contemporary reed quintet. In addition to saxophone, Casey has taken private lessons on clarinet and piano and has performed WSMA Class A level pieces on both secondary instruments. 

 

 Saxophone

Casey Urbanek

Casey Urbanek is a senior pursing a degree in Instrumental and General Music Education at UW-Stevens Point. She has played saxophone for 10 years and has performed in the UWSP Wind Ensemble, Concert Band,and Jazz Band. Casey also had the opportunity to play in the 2013 National FFA Honors Band and was part of the State FFA Honors Band for 4 years. Casey's latest musical pursuit is playing saxophone in a contemporary reed quintet. In addition to saxophone, Casey has taken private lessons on clarinet and piano and has performed WSMA Class A level pieces on both secondary instruments. 

 Trombone

Jesse Frozene (Beginning Trombone)

Jesse is a first semester sophomore at UWSP, double majoring in Music Education. He has played low brass in many ensemble settings throughout his high school and college careers. He has been given many leadership opportunities which have forced him to quickly learn how to communicate with others and provide guidance to classmates of all ages. He says,"Overall, I love teaching and the idea of providing information to those who wish to learn, and I feel that there is just as much for me to learn from my students as there is for me to teach them." 

 

 Trumpet

Adam Warnke

Adam is currently a sophomore pursuing a degree in Trumpet Performance at UWSP. Adam began playing trumpet in the 5th grade, and has had a passion for music ever since. He believes in a solid foundation of the fundamental basics when first learning the instrument. Adam has a wide knowledge of music theory along with many genres of music including Classical, Jazz, and Church Music. He is currently studying under, and comes highly recommended by Brent Turney, Professor of Trumpet at UWSP. Adam also performs regularly throughout the Central and Northeastern Wisconsin Area. Adam loves teaching private lessons and hopes to bring the same musical passion he has to his students.

 

Zach Finnegan

Zach is entering his fifth year pursuing degrees in both Jazz Studies Performance and Music Education-Instrumental. Zach grew up in a musical family, and has been around music and the band room for the majority of his life. Zach has taught in the public schools, and has been on faculty at the DC Everest Summer Jazz Camp as well as the Madison Music Clinic. He has plenty of experience teaching in many different settings. Teaching is one of his passions, and he is highly recommended by many teachers around the Central Wisconsin area. Zach performs consistently around the entire state, and enjoys sharing experiences and new knowledge with eager students. Zach has in-depth knowledge in music theory, jazz theory, jazz piano, beginner piano, and trumpet technique.

 Tuba

Jesse Frozene

Jesse is a first semester sophomore at UWSP, double majoring in Music Education. He has played low brass in many ensemble settings throughout his high school and college careers. He has been given many leadership opportunities which have forced him to quickly learn how to communicate with others and provide guidance to classmates of all ages. He says,"Overall, I love teaching and the idea of providing information to those who wish to learn, and I feel that there is just as much for me to learn from my students as there is for me to teach them."

 Ukulele

Tom McComb

Tom McComb earned his B.M. in Music Education and M.S. in Natural Resources from UW-Stevens Point. Tom specializes in Jazz and Brazilian music. He performs solo, with his own quartet, and with many other ensembles in the Central Wisconsin area. Tom McComb also teaches at UWSP's Camp COFAC, an annual summer music camp for high school students.

 Viola

No instructor available at this time.

 Violin

Kelsie Menzia

Kelsie is a first semester senior at UWSP majoring in Instrumental Music Education. She has played violin for 11 years and has been teaching lessons for 4 years. She was a part of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra for 5 years and was asked to join them for their 2015 Vienna-Budapest Tour. She has also had the pleasure of playing with the UWSP Symphony Orchestra and Campus Orchestra. Outside of orchestra, Kelsie has played in various pit orchestras for both Wausau Community Theatre and Central Wisconsin Area Community Theatre.

 Voice

Lisa Gold

Lisa is a voice instructor and accompanist in the UWSP Music Theatre Department. She is devoted to building confidence and musical theatre/classical vocal technique in students at all levels of ability! Her resume includes professional performance as both an opera singer and an actor (Equity EMC); music direction for various small theatres and colleges; church music ministry; and the accomplishments of her voice students. She holds a MM in Vocal Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Graduates of Lisa's voice studio include three recipients of the Kohler Foundation Scholarship: they received 35-40k EACH for collegiate vocal study. Other students are members of the Florentine Opera Chorus (pro), the Wisconsin Singers, and various small summer revues; and have been admitted to schools including Westminster Choir College, Interlochen, Emerson, Lawrence Conservatory, Viterbo, AMDA, Berklee, St. Norbert's Choir College, and UW-SP. Lisa also worked in Chicago for many years as a teaching artist focused on social emotional learning and literacy through arts-integrated projects for Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education and Chicago Opera Theatre. She has also provided training for the TAs of Chicago Symphony, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Ravinia Music Festival. http://www.lisagolda.com/  
(Lisa is only available for hour long lessons.)


Andrea Franklin

Andrea Andrea Franklin is a senior studying Choral and General Music Education with a minor in piano. She has been playing piano since she was six, studying with Julie Jorgensen and Stijn De Cock, Ph.D. Although she has spent a lot of time with the piano, Andrea's main instrument is voice. She has been singing since she could talk, and has spent four years studying voice at the collegiate level with Matthew Markham, Ph.D. She has also worked with Professor Susan Bender and Professor Chelsea Betz in master classes. In high school, she participated in musicals, concert choir, show choir, and chapel accompaniment. She also participated in Solo and Ensemble for three years in many events, receiving an Exemplary Award for her classical voice solo in 2014. Andrea is also an avid composer, having studied with Charles Young, Ph.D, Jonah Elrod, and Matthew Buchman. She has had seven pieces premiere on the UWSP campus and has participated in the Very Young Composers Program for two years. Andrea loves teaching music, and is always excited to help her students reach their full potential as a person and musician.

 

Faith Hatch

Faith is a junior at UW Stevens Point pursuing vocal performance with a jazz emphasis. She has been involved in music for her whole life, beginning piano lessons at age four and performing vocally by age eight. She also participated in many different programs in high school including show choir, honors choir, band, Madison Youth Choirs, and earned first and exemplary awards at District and State Solo and Ensemble. In February she had the privilege of singing with the Honors Performance Choir at Carnegie Hall in New York.  She taught piano and voice lessons all throughout high school to students middle-school age and younger, although she is eager to pursue teaching students of all ages! She is excited to share the gift of music with anyone wanting to pursue it. Also offering piano lessons. 

 

Michael Treder

Michael is a sophomore Choral, General, and Instrumental Music Education Major, and has been performing his whole life. He started in Suzuki voice at a very young age, and picked up the euphonium in the seventh grade. He is fluent in both classical music and musical theater, and has even performed professionally in the American Gothic Performing Arts Festival’s production of Little Shop of Horrors as Seymour. He has been directing shows and leading ensembles since the age of 15, and has a large amount of experience working with children. Music has long been his passion, and he cannot wait to share his enthusiasm with his students.


 

 

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​To Register

Spring registrations available December 1, 2017.


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To cancel your registration, your request must be done in writing by emailing us at uwspce-aco@uwsp.edu. Cancellation request made to your music instructor will not be accepted.
 
Full refunds are available if cancelled before the first lesson. Make-up lessons for cancelled lessons may be scheduled in advance with the instructor. Students who miss a lesson without prior notice will be charged for that lesson. Lessons must be completed by the end of the term, lessons do not carryover into the new term. Any other arrangments must be approved by the instructor and the program manager.