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Admissions & Student Services Staff

Name Contact Areas of Responsibility
Virtual Front Desk Hours: 9 am - 4 pm, Monday-Friday
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)
100 Ferguson Hall
612-624-7944
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, M-F
Ultan Recital Hall scheduling (via intranet form), recital grade collection, elective and secondary lessons: instructor assignments and student permission numbers, chamber ensembles: coach assignments and student permission numbers, directed study grade entry, juries, office supply requests for faculty and staff, student listserv moderation
Natalie Wilson
Recruitment & Events Coordinator
wils1509@umn.edu (preferred contact method)
100 Ferguson Hall
612-624-2847
Hours*: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, M-F
*same-day advising by appointment
Prospective undergraduate student meetings and tours; undergraduate admissions, application, and audition questions; K-12 school and community outreach and events, audition day scheduling and coordination, faculty support for viewing applicant files and studio recruitment, applicant reports
Erica Evilla
Undergraduate Advisor & Course Scheduler
evill001@umn.edu (preferred contact method)
100 Ferguson Hall
612-624-4028
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm M-F
View drop-in advising calendar (UMN students only)
Undergraduate student advising for admitted music majors and minors, new student orientation, curriculum management (including course proposals and course scheduling), career services, study abroad, Arts House LLC questions
Adam Rappel
Graduate Program Coordinator
rapp0056@umn.edu (preferred contact method)
100 Ferguson Hall
612-624-0071
Hours*: 8 am - 5:30 pm (M, T, Th, F); 8 - 10 am (W)
*same-day advising by appointment
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
Anabel Njoes
Marketing & Enrollment Manager
anabel@umn.edu
100 Ferguson Hall
612-624-5502
Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, M-F
Admissions and awarding process oversight, admissions policy, program marketing and publicity

Administrative Services Staff

Name Contact Areas of Responsibility
Michael Kim
Director
musicdir@umn.edu
200E Ferguson Hall
612-626-1882
Faculty leadership outlined in School of Music Constitution
Michael Silverman
Director of Graduate Studies/Associate Director
silvermj@umn.edu
156 Ferguson Hall
612-624-6873
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
Jean Kucera
Chief of Staff/Administrative Manager
200D Ferguson Hall
612-625-4870
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Primary unit expert and resource re: 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 Director Michael Kim; 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
z.umn.edu/shareyournews
z.umn.edu/shareyournews
mus-ppr@umn.edu
Student, faculty, alumni and staff news-sharing submissions for distribution over department news channels
Anabel Njoes
Marketing & Enrollment Manager
anabel@umn.edu 
100B Ferguson Hall
612-624-5502
Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm, M-F
Department PR, marketing, advertising, media inquires, sponsorships, community partnerships, communications plans, and crisis communications
Jennifer Scholte
Senior Graphic/Multimedia Designer
jscholte@umn.edu (preferred contact method)
200A Ferguson Hall 
612-626-1094
Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, M-F
Social media requests beyond news submissions, office door signs and directory updates, print: programs, posters, event calendar listings (web/U-cal, Facebook), website update requests
Clancy Theade
Social Media & Content Associate
thead005@umn.edu
200B Feguson Hall
612-301-1585
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, M-F
Please route all social media/content requests through Jennifer Scholte

Music Library Staff

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

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
M60 Ted Mann Concert Hall
612-626-1892
mille149@umn.edu
TMCH Rental Requests, TMCH Production Planning
Sarah Salisbury
Assistant Stage Manager
Art Resource Studio Technician
M64 Ted Mann Concert Hall 
612-626-9256
ssalisbu@umn.edu
Please direct production support requests to Sari Baker
Ashley Raper
Assistant Stage Manager
Art Resource Studio Technician
M64 Ted Mann Concert Hall 
612-626-9256
raper005@umn.edu
Please direct production support requests to Sari Baker
Michael Duffy
Music Technology
Media Lab and Studios Specialist
113 Ferguson Hall
612-624-4075
952-381-2303
maduffy@umn.edu
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
183 Ferguson Hall
612-625-6369
marks@umn.edu
Please direct production support requests to Sari Baker
Peter Remiger
Facilities and Operations Manager
2 Ferguson Hall
612-626-2030
premiger@umn.edu
Ferguson Hall and TMCH facility-related requests, SoM instrument and asset requests, Ferguson Hall Rental Requests
Katie Schmieg Miller
Audience Services Manager
MS12 Ted Mann Concert Hall
612-626-9269
schm1639@umn.edu
TMCH audience and event support. Please direct production support requests to Sari Baker.
Ben Kent
Assistant Technical Coordinator & Master Electrician
M64 Ted Mann Concert Hall
612-626-9256
kent0188@umn.edu
Please direct production support requests to Sari Baker

University Ensembles Staff

Name Contact Areas of Responsibility
Nicole Radotich
Ensemble Program Manager
rado0045@umn.edu
194 Ferguson Hall
612-624-6873
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 am - 4:00 pm
Ensemble auditions; ensemble course permissions; ensemble music; Jazz, Orchestras, Choirs; 
University Bands ubands@umn.edu
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, M-F
Concert Bands general inquiries
Minnesota Marching Band mnmarch@umn.edu
G060C TCF Bank Stadium
Hours: 1:30 pm-4:30 pm, M-F
Marching Band general inquiries
Minnesota Pep Bands pepband@umn.edu
G060C TCF Bank Stadium
Hours: 1:30 pm-4:30 pm, M-F
Pep Band general inquiries
JoAnne Hartfiel 
Office Support Assistant
hart0467@umn.edu
G060C TCF Bank Stadium
Hours: 1:30 pm-4:30 pm, M-F
Marching Band and Pep Band Office Support

Financial Staff

Name Contact
Katherine Casey 
Payroll Specialist
215 Shevlin Hall
612-625-4299
casey037@umn.edu
Rochelle Emmel
Team Lead
580E Rarig Center
612-625-1875
emmel001@umn.edu
Heidi Hatchell
Principal Accounts Specialist
510A Rarig Center
612-626-3733
hatchell@umn.edu
Kimberly Meisten
Accountant, School of Music
580 Rarig Center