Due to COVID-19, our physical office is closed. However, all classes will be held online and instructors and staff are working remotely. We recommend email or Canvas to reach instructors and email or phone for departmental business.

Visit the University's COVID-19 Response page

For START students: Welcome to UWL! Please click on the link above if you are planning to enroll in ensembles for Fall 2020. This is where you will submit your voice type and/or instruments for ensembles.

Ensemble Audition information will be posted by August 1, 2020.

Please read more about our choirs and ensembles (select "Ensembles") and you can contact Directors too (select "Our People").

Department Chair

Mary Tollefson  Profile of Mary Tollefson  Office hours

Associate Professor
244 Center For The Arts
mtollefson@uwlax.edu
608.785.8418

Specialty areas:

Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Piano Proficiency, Music Appreciation

 

If you would like, you may contact the Chair anonymously.

Academic Department Associate

Nicole Novak  Profile of Nicole Novak  Office hours

Academic Department Associate
234 Center For The Arts
nnovak2@uwlax.edu
608.785.8409

Faculty & Staff

Jonathan Borja  Profile of Jonathan Borja  Office hours

Associate Professor
234 Center For The Arts
jborja@uwlax.edu
608.785.8410

Specialty areas:

Flute, Music History

Justin Davis  Profile of Justin Davis  Office hours

Assistant Professor
142 Center For The Arts
jdavis2@uwlax.edu
608.785.8413

Specialty areas:

Director of Instrumental Studies:

Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Horn, Conducting, Music Education 

Jeff Erickson  Profile of Jeff Erickson  Office hours

Lecturer
323 Center For The Arts
jerickson@uwlax.edu
608.785.8414

Specialty areas:

Jazz Studies, Saxophone, Jazz Composition and Arranging

Tammy Fisher  Profile of Tammy Fisher

Associate Professor
242 Center For The Arts
tfisher@uwlax.edu
608.785.6725

Specialty areas:

Marching and Symphonic Bands, Instrumental Music Education, Conducting, Percussion Studies

Michael Forbes  Profile of Michael Forbes  Office hours

Associate Lecturer
255 Center For The Arts
mforbes@uwlax.edu
608.785.8409

Specialty areas:

Low Brass Musical Instruction

Christopher Frye  Profile of Christopher Frye  Office hours

Professor
233 Center For The Arts
cfrye@uwlax.edu
608.785.6729

Specialty areas:

Music Theory, Composition and Music Technology

Christopher Hathaway  Profile of Christopher Hathaway  Office hours

Assistant Professor
319 Center For The Arts
chathaway@uwlax.edu
608.785.8411

David Phipps  Profile of David Phipps

Lecturer
236 Center For The Arts
dphipps@uwlax.edu
608.785.8416

Specialty areas:

Violin/Viola/ Music Appreciation.

Theory/ Counterpoint

Chamber Music/Orchestra

Soojin Ritterling  Profile of Soojin Ritterling  Office hours

Professor
240 Center For The Arts
sritterling@uwlax.edu
608.785.8417

Specialty areas:

Music Education-General Music, Applied Voice, Korean Percussion Ensemble

Sharon Shugrue  Profile of Sharon Shugrue

University Services Associate 2
124 Center For The Arts
sshugrue@uwlax.edu
608.785.8415

Specialty areas:

Instrument and Locker Rental, Listening Lab Associate