Music Faculty

Gustavus Symphony Orchestra


Name Title Phone
Gregory Aune Young Distinguished Chair 507-933-7347
Michael Jorgensen Professor 507-933-7362
Brandon Dean Assistant Professor 507-933-7370
Rebecca McConnaughey Adjunct Assistant Professor 507-933-7371
Christina Smith Adjunct Instructor, Voice 507-933-7371
Patricia Snapp The Voice Area Coordinator 507-933-7359


Name Title Phone
Steve Wright Director of Jazz Ensembles and Trumpet Instructor 507-933-7439
Douglas Nimmo Professor 507-933-7340
Rick Orpen Professor 507-933-7348 web
Justin Knoepfel Assistant Professor 507-933-7360
Ruth Lin Assistant Professor 507-933-7248
Karrin Meffert-Nelson Assistant Professor 507-933-7316
Scott Moore Assistant Professor of Trombone 507-933-6260
Phala Tracy Adjunct Professor 507-933-7364
Rolf Erdahl Bass Instructor 507-933-7364
Conor O'Brien Adjunct Assistant Professor 507-933-7364
James DeVoll Adjunct Instructor 507-933-7364
John Engebretson ’91 Adjunct Instructor 507-933-7364
Sarah Erickson-Lume Visiting Instructor 507-933-7364
Paul Hill Adjunct Instructor 507-933-7364
Barbara Leibundguth Adjunct Instructor 507-933-7364
James McGuire Adjunct Instructor 507-933-7341
Matthew Wilson Adjunct Instructor 507-933-7364
Chad Winterfeldt 507-933-6005
Sharon Mautner-Rodgers chamber music coach 507-933-7364


Name Title Phone
Esther Wang Associate Professor/Student Supervisor 507-933-7361
Yumiko Oshima-Ryan Keyboard Area Coordinator 507-933-7303
Rebekah Richards Adjunct Instructor 507-933-7364 web
Chad Winterfeldt Interim College Organist 507-933-6005


Name Title Phone
Jeffrey Hess Adjunct Assistant Professor 507-933-7364
Kevin Hobbs Adjunct Assistant Professor 507-933-7303
Seth Keeton Adjunct Assistant Professor 507-933-7364
Rena Kraut Adjunct Assistant Professor
Jill Olson Moser Adjunct Assistant Professor 507-933-7364
Douglas Opel Visiting Assistant Professor and Visiting Assistant Professor 507-933-7303
Paul Budde Adjunct Instructor 507-933-7364
Molly Clinefelter Adjunct Instructor 507-933-7364
Lauren Studt-Shoemaker Visiting Instructor 507-933-7364
Michael Asmus ’13 Professional Accompanist 507-933-6254
David Fienen Emeritus Professor of Music web