Wind and Percussion

Kevin Collins

Kevin Collins

Associate Professor
SA 151

Education

Master’s degree University of Texas-Austin (Wind Conducting); Bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan (Low Brass/Trombone Performance/Music Education)

Kevin Collins has been a member of the UW-Green Bay faculty since 1988. He was appointed Director of Bands in 1995, and served as Chair of the Music Program from 1998-2003, and again from... Read more »

Nancy Collins

Nancy Collins

Associate Lecturer
SA 115

Education

M.M. Colorado; B.A. UW Oshkosh

Nancy Collins has been adjunct flute instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay since 1986. She has a masters degree in flute pedagogy from the University of Colorado Boulder, where she studied with Karen Yonovitz. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where her principal teacher was James... Read more »

Adam Gaines

Adam Gaines

Associate Professor
SA 119

Education

D.A., M.M. Ball State University; B.M. University of Louisville

Adam Gaines is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. In addition to teaching the trumpet studio, Dr. Gaines directs jazz ensembles, teaches jazz history courses and works with music technology. Dr. Gaines has performed as a soloist in his native Kentucky, as... Read more »

Andrea Hixon

Andrea Hixon

Associate Lecturer
SA 157

Andrea Gross Hixon began teaching oboe at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in the fall of 2015. Dr. Hixon is a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and was principal oboist of the Green Bay Symphony for its final ten years. She has been a member since 2005 of the summer Woodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra in Woodstock, Illinois, and in 2015 was invited to join the New Hampshire Festival... Read more »

Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen

Associate Professor
SA 153

Education

M.M. in Clarinet Performance (University of Kentucky); B.M. in Music Education (Arizona State University); B.M. in Clarinet Performance (Arizona State University)

Courses Taught

Applied Clarinet, Music Theory, Woodwind Techniques, Woodwind Ensemble, Survey of Western Music, Video Game Music (a Freshman Seminar course), and Director of the UW-Green... Read more »

Susan McCardell

Susan McCardell

Associate Lecturer
SA 157

Susan Lawrence McCardell, teacher of bassoon, joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in the fall of 2015. She received a Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in French Literature from Lawrence University, where she studied bassoon with Fred Schroeder and Carl Rath. Her post-graduate work includes summer studies in Quebec, Canada, with Frank... Read more »

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst

Associate Professor
SA 213

Education

Ph.D. University of Chicago; A.M. University of Chicago; B.M. Ithaca College

She has taught at the University of Chicago, Oberlin Conservatory and Concordia University (River Forest, IL) and Daley College in Chicago

Michelle was a founding member of the Chicago Miniaturist Ensemble and has received the ASCAPlus Grant for four consecutive years. Her... Read more »

John Salerno

John Salerno

Associate Professor
SA 121

Education

D.A., Northern Colorado; MEAS, B.A. UW-Green Bay

Professor Salerno teaches saxophone, composition, jazz ensemble and other jazz related classes. Under his direction, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble has performed at both the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals in Europe. As a saxophonist he has worked with a variety of notable groups and... Read more »

Bill Sallak

Bill Sallak

Assistant Professor
SA 155

Education

D.M.A., Arizona State University; M.M., The University of Akron; B.M., B.S. SUNY College at Fredonia

As a performer, conductor, composer, technologist, and researcher, Bill Sallak’s work has appeared at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Fifth International Conference on Minimalist Music (Turku and Helsinki, Finland), the Blurred Edges Festival (Hamburg,... Read more »