Theory and History

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst

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 »

Christy Talbott

Christy Talbott

Associate Professor

Education

Ph.D. The Ohio State University, M.M. University of South Florida, B.S. Kent State University, B.A. Hiram College

Dr. Talbott double-majored in religion and music at Hiram College before earning her Bachelor's degree in a third area, education, from Kent State University. She received her Master's degree in Music Theory at the... 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 »

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 »

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, Music History, Woodwind Techniques, Clarinet Ensemble, Mixed Woodwind Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Survey of Western Music, and Video Game... Read more »

Michael Rector

Michael Rector

Assistant Professor
SA 218

Education

D.M.A. Manhattan School of Music; M.M. University of Maryland; Artist Diploma: Vancouver Academy of Music; B.M. and B.A. Oberlin College

Michael Rector is committed to making the language of classical music vivid for people of all ages and backgrounds. As a pianist, he invigorates and expands the repertoire through innovative programming that... Read more »