Our People

Faculty | Retired Faculty | Artist-in-Residence | Ensemble directors | Adjunct instructors | Staff


Faculty

Laura J. Gray, Associate Professor.  
BMus (Western Ontario), MA (UBC), PhD (Yale).

Kate Kennedy Steiner, Assistant Professor, Director of Church Music and Worship, Noon Hour Concert Coordinator. 
BMus (Wheaton), MA (Yale), PhD (Princeton).

Maisie Sum, Associate Professor.
MA, PhD (UBC).

Karen Sunabacka, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advisor (as of July 1, 2021).
PhD (California).

Mark Vuorinen, Associate Professor, Chair.  
BMus (Wilfrid Laurier), MMus (Yale), DMA (Toronto).

Retired Faculty

Leonard J. Enns, Professor Emeritus.
ARCT (Toronto), BSM (Canadian Mennonite Bible College), BMus (Wilfrid Laurier), MMus, PhD (Northwestern).

Kenneth Hull, Professor Emeritus.
ARCT (Toronto), BA (Waterloo), BMus, MMus (Western Ontario), MA (General Theological Seminary), PhD (Princeton).

Carol Ann Weaver, Professor Emerita.
BMus, MMus, DMus (Indiana).

Artist-in-Residence

I Dewa Made Suparta, Balinese Gamelan, composition - S Sen (The Arts Institute of Indonesia).

Ensemble directors

Ben Bolt-Martin, Instrumental Chamber Ensembles - MMus (Western Ontario). 

Stephanie Kramer, Vocal Techniques - BMus (Wilfrid Laurier).

Katherine Steiner, Chapel Choir - PhD (Princeton)

Maisie Sum and I Dewa Made Suparta, Gamelan Ensemble - S Sen (The Arts Institute of Indonesia)

Mark Vuorinen, Chamber Choir - DMA (Toronto).  

Daniel Warren, Orchestra

Michael E. Wood, Jazz Ensemble.

Liska JetchickUniversity Choir (Westminster Choir School)

Adjunct instructors

Ben Bolt-Martin, cello - MMus (Western Ontario).

Patricia Bonnie Brett, Introduction to Jazz - MA (York)

John Brownell, Music Cognition, Understanding Music - PhD (York).

TBA, trombone

Judith Davenport, viola, BMus (Wilfrid Laurier).

TAB, double bass.

TBA, harpsichord.

Stephanie Kramer, voice, Art Song - BMus (Wilfrid Laurier).

Debra Lacoste, trumpet, Music History, Understanding Music - PhD (Western Ontario).

Kathryn Ladano, bass clarinet - PhD (York).

Faith Levene, oboe.

Jane Maness, tuba - BMus (Toronto).

Cam McKittrick, Music & Technology - MMus (UBC).

Willem Moolenbeek, saxophone - MSc (Guelph).

TBA,  organ 

Lance Ouellette, violin - Associate concert master HPO, KWS.

Terry Paynter, Music Theory - PhD (SUNY).

Kevin Ramessar, guitar - BMus (Wilfrid Laurier).

Anna Ronaipiano - MMus (Vienna)

Deborah Stroh, french horn - BMus (Wilfrid Laurier).

Elaine Sweeney, clarinet - MMus (Toronto).

Laurel Swinden, flute - DMA (Toronto)

Trevor Wagler, Fundamentals of Music Theory - MMus (Western Ontario).

Michael E. Wood, percussion.

Simon Wood, Popular Music & Culture, Soundtracks: Music and Film - MA (McMaster), BEd (Brock).

Members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra are available for studio instruction in all orchestral instruments.

Staff

Claudia Van Decker, Undergraduate Academic and Administrative Coordinator.

Angelica AllenMusic Ensemble and Concert Coordinator.


Faculty | Retired Faculty | Artist-in-Residence | Ensemble directors | Adjunct instructors | Staff