Staff

Admissions & Student Services Staff

Name Contact Areas of Responsibility
Front Desk Front Desk
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (M–F)
Email: music@umn.edu
General admissions and advising questions, practice rooms and locker rentals, elective and secondary lesson requests, chamber ensemble requests, Ferguson Hall room reservations
Rachel Hest
Student Services and Operations Specialist
hestx004@umn.edu (preferred contact method)
100A Ferguson Hall
612-626-7944
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (M–F)

Ultan Recital Hall scheduling, recital grade, program and recording collection, elective and secondary lessons: instructor assignments and student permission entry, chamber ensembles: student permission entry, juries, syllabi collection, office supply requests for faculty and staff

Undergraduate Advising undergrad-music@umn.edu
 
Undergraduate student advising for admitted music majors and minors, new student orientation, curriculum management (including course proposals and course scheduling), career services, and study abroad
David Hanzal
Graduate Program Coordinator

grad-music@umn.edu (general graduate student advising)
612-624-0071
hanza016@umn.edu
100C Ferguson Hall

Prospective and current graduate student advising meetings, graduate admissions and audition questions, graduate funding support fellowships and teaching assistantship assignments and offers, directed study requests and assignments, administrative support for Director of Graduate Studies
     

Administrative Services Staff

Name Contact Areas of Responsibility
Gwendolyn Freed
Director

free0303@umn.edu
200E Ferguson Hall
612-624-7060

Faculty leadership outlined in School of Music Constitution
Kelley Harness
Director of Graduate Studies/Associate Director

harne005@umn.edu
168 Ferguson Hall
612-624-0298

Faculty leadership outlined in School of Music Constitution
Matthew Mehaffey
Director of Undergraduate Studies
118 Ferguson Hall
612-624-0093
Faculty leadership outlined in School of Music Constitution
Missy Collins
Administrative Chief of Staff
200 Ferguson Hall
612-625-4870
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Primary unit expert and resource for policies and procedures, including faculty promotion and tenure; award dossiers; faculty and staff searches; sabbaticals and leaves; FMLA; annual review of probationary faculty; annual report of outside professional activities and business procedures; employment contracts, teaching loads, salary and fringe; Department HR contact
Brian Jacoby
Executive Office & Administrative Specialist
bjacoby@umn.edu (preferred contact method)
200 Ferguson Hall
612-626-1882
Scheduling meetings with Interim Director Gwendolyn Freed; key requests and distribution for faculty, grad instructors, and staff; Chrome River/T-cards, P-cards, Professional Services Contracts; Honorariums, check requests, purchase orders, check deposits
Kimberly Meisten
Accountant, School of Music
meist058@umn.edu
580 Rarig Center
612-626-6612
Research/creative activity account balance inquiries and periodic updates for faculty/staff, budgeting for grants, and other activities.

Marketing & Communications Staff

Name Contact Areas of Responsibility
Share Your News Share Your News Form
mus-ppr@umn.edu
Student, faculty, alumni, and staff news-sharing submissions for distribution over department news channels.
     
Akemi Graves
Marketing & Communications Manager

graves@umn.edu
200A Ferguson Hall 
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (M–F)

 
Clancy Theade
Social Media & Content Associate
thead005@umn.edu
200B Ferguson Hall
612-301-1585
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (M–F)
 

Music Library Staff

Name Contact Areas of Responsibility
Jessica Abbazio
Music Librarian
jabbazio@umn.edu
70C Ferguson Hall
612-624-8552
Course reserves; library orientation, research support, classroom presentations
Bill Pederson
Circulation Desk Supervisor
Reserve Coordinator
pede0055@umn.edu
70D Ferguson Hall
612-624-0373
N/A

Operations and Performances Staff

Name Contact Areas of Responsibility

Facilities Management / Public Safety Emergency Communications Center 

 

24/7 Phone: 612-624-2900 Call for Ferguson Hall Lock-outs (after hours), custodial emergencies, and building emergencies such as flooding
Sari Baker
Production/Technical Coordinator
mille149@umn.edu
M60 Ted Mann Concert Hall
612-626-1892
TMCH Rental Requests, TMCH Production Planning
Sarah Salisbury
Assistant Stage Manager
Art Resource Studio Technician
ssalisbu@umn.edu
M64 Ted Mann Concert Hall 
612-626-9256
Please direct production support requests to Sari Baker
Ashley Raper
Assistant Stage Manager
Art Resource Studio Technician
raper005@umn.edu
M64 Ted Mann Concert Hall 
612-626-9256
Please direct production support requests to Sari Baker
Michael Duffy
Music Technology
Media Lab and Studios Specialist
maduffy@umn.edu
113 Ferguson Hall
612-624-4075 (office)
952-381-2303 (cell)
Music technology academic support; Ferguson Hall classroom technology support, For Information Technology support contact help@umn.edu or dial 1-HELP
John Marks
Audio and Video Production Coordinator
marks@umn.edu
183 Ferguson Hall
612-625-6369
Please direct production support requests to Sari Baker
Peter Remiger
Facilities and Operations Manager
premiger@umn.edu
2 Ferguson Hall
612-626-2030
Ferguson Hall and TMCH facility-related requests, SoM instrument and asset requests, Ferguson Hall Rental Requests
Benjamin Eng
Audience Services Manager
bceng@umn.edu
MS12 Ted Mann Concert Hall
612-626-9269
TMCH audience and event support. Please direct production support requests to Sari Baker.
Ben Kent
Assistant Technical Coordinator & Master Electrician
kent0188@umn.edu
M64 Ted Mann Concert Hall
612-626-9256
Please direct production support requests to Sari Baker

University Ensembles Staff

Name Contact Areas of Responsibility
Nicole Radotich
Ensemble Operations Manager
rado0045@umn.edu
194 Ferguson Hall
612-624-6873
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Concert bands, marching band; ensemble financials and guest artist payment; ensemble concerts, events, and symposia; ensemble office coordinator
Max Frank
Ensemble Librarian and Coordinator
ensemble@umn.edu
10 Ferguson Hall 
612-624-5056
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ensemble auditions; ensemble course permissions; ensemble music; Jazz, Orchestras, Choirs; 
JoAnne Hartfiel 
Office Support Assistant
hart0467@umn.edu
G060C TCF Bank Stadium
Hours: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. (M–F)
Marching Band and Pep Band Office Support
Minnesota Marching Band mnmarch@umn.edu
G060C TCF Bank Stadium
Hours: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. (M–F)
Marching Band general inquiries
Minnesota Pep Bands pepband@umn.edu
G060C TCF Bank Stadium
Hours: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. (M–F)
Pep Band general inquiries
University Bands ubands@umn.edu
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (M–F)
Concert Bands general support

Financial Staff

Name Contact
Corissa Arko
Payroll Specialist
arkox014@umn.edu
208 Johnston Hall
612-625-8082
Rochelle Emmel
Team Lead
emmel001@umn.edu
580E Rarig Center
612-625-1875
Heidi Hatchell
Principal Accounts Specialist
hatchell@umn.edu
510A Rarig Center
612-626-3733
Kimberly Meisten
Accountant, School of Music
meist058@umn.edu
580 Rarig Center