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Strings and Guitar

Luis Fernandez

Luis Fernandez

Assistant Professor
SA-211

Luis Fernandez, violinist, teacher, chamber musician, concertmaster, and conductor, was born in Caracas, Venezuela, where he began violin studies through the El Sistema music program and the Latin-American Violin Academy.
 
After immigrating to the United States, he earned his Master of Music degree at the University of Florida, where he served as first violin of the Nuevo... Read more »

Michael Dewhirst

Michael Dewhirst

Associate Lecturer
SA 221

Cellist Michael Dewhirst serves as Principal Cello of the Weidner Philharmonic at UW Green Bay, and was Principal Cellist for over a decade with the Civic Symphony of Green Bay. He also performs with the Weidner Philharmonic Quartet and chamber ensembles, Manitowoc Symphony Trio (chamber outreach), the Manitowoc Symphony, and the Birder Chorale Orchestra. He was a co-founder of the Chicago... Read more »

Craig Hanke

Craig Hanke

Associate Professor
LS 403

Education

Ph.D. Medical College of Wisconsin; Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Music at Lawrence University in Appleton WI

Dr. Craig Hanke completed his bachelor’s degree in Biology and Music at Lawrence University in Appleton WI in 1991. After completing college he worked as a research technologist for 3 years before attending graduate school. He enrolled in... Read more »

Daniel Weaver

Daniel Weaver

Assoc Lecturer
SA 221

Education

Graduate work at Washington University, St. Louis; Bachelor's of Art - UWGB

Dan Weaver teaches classical guitar and Elementary guitar. He also teaches guitar full time at his home studio. In 2015 he was entrusted to revise the WSMA classical guitar competition list for the state. He has been on the staff of the Total Guitarist summer guitar camp as a... Read more »