MEIS: Faculty and Staff

  • Aleysia Whitmore is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Colorado Denver. Her research focuses on the world music industry, globalization, and cultural policy and she teac... Learn More

  • Benom Plumb is originally from the small East Texas town of Marshall, TX, Benom Plumb has been involved in the music industry for over 12 years. He received his undergraduate music degree from the ... Learn More

  • Chris Daniels, 57, has been a Colorado guitar man for most of his adult life. He started playing professionally in New York City, then Martha's Vineyard, then Colorado to join Magic Music, a hippie... Learn More

  • As Director of the National Center for Media Forensics, Grigoras has the privilege to coordinate the Center’s activity, including education and scientific projects. His research encompasses digital ... Learn More
  • Carmen Sandim began studying the piano at age seven. A native of Brazil, she performed with the Sao Paulo Youth Symphony and won two national competitions in both Brazilian jazz and classical piano... Learn More

  • Collette St. Clair has been teaching piano professionally since 1997. She holds three degrees, a B.A. from Colorado State University, a B.M. from Metropolitan State University of Denver, and an ... Learn More

  • ​Dina Bodaubay started playing piano at the age of 4 in Almaty Kazakhstan. Later, she graduated from the special Music College for Gifted Children in Almaty. During her study there, she became a ... Learn More

  • David J. Bondelevitch, MPSE, CAS works as a freelance music & dialogue editor and re-recording mixer in Los Angeles. His most recent major projects have been the independent feature film "The Six W... Learn More

  • ​Doug Krause's educational background includes a Master of Arts in Music Composition from the University of Denver and a Master of Humanities (emphasis in Music Industry Studies) from the Univers... Learn More

  • Drew Morell has been a professional jazz musician and educator in the Denver area for the last 17 years. He was hired into the teaching staff of the Baldwin Piano Co. at age 18, where he began his ... Learn More

  • Dr. Erin Hackel received a BM in Voice Performance from James Madison University, an MM in Opera from SUNY Binghamton, and her Doctoral degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from CU Boulder. ... Learn More

  • Evan Shelton is an experienced performer and teacher of all ages and musical styles. He holds a Cello Performance degree from Colorado State University and a graduate degree in Suzuki Pedagogy from... Learn More

  • Since his critically-acclaimed 2009 Philadelphia Orchestra debut, praised by the American Record Guide as a performance of “precision and rapturous immediacy,” Gregory T.S. Walker has gained i... Learn More

  • As Associate Director of the National Center for Media Forensics, Smith has the pleasure of helping build the foundation for strengthening forensic sciences in the U.S. through the Center’s ed... Learn More

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    As an engineer at Colorado Sound Studios, Lorne Bregitzer has worked with a number of popular artists, including: D'Angelo, TV On the Radio, Blues Traveler, Styx, Joe Satriani & Steve Vai, Yo... Learn More

  • ​Leslie Gaston is Associate Professor of Music in Recording Arts. Leslie Gaston received a B.A. in Telecommunications in 1991 and an A.S. in Audio Engineering in 1989 from Indiana University i... Learn More

  • Leslie Remmert Soich, mezzo-soprano, holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Music degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has been a Metr... Learn More

  • Michael Lancaster has been a professional musician and instructor since 1992. He has been playing guitar for 27 years and the bagpipes since 1987. He has a B.S. in Music from the University of C... Learn More

  • Owen Kortz is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Denver, Colorado. He's released three albums, including the latest, “OK.” Owen has been compared to James Taylor and John Denver, and ha... Learn More

  • ​Peter Buchwald has taught courses in Audio Production, Basic Piano, Musical Applications for the Personal Computer, Live Sound Reinforcement. He writes music and has produced 2 of his own CDs... Learn More

  • ​Peter Ellingson is Senior Instructor of music performance at the University of Colorado Denver. He specializes in jazz and Afro-Caribbean music in both his teaching and freelance performing o... Learn More

  • ​Paul Musso, Performance Area Head and Director of the Guitar Program at the University of Colorado Denver has been with CU Denver over fifteen years teaching fretboard theory, commercial guit... Learn More

  • "In the summer of 2012, Peter was hired to be the head of the piano program at the University of Colorado Denver, where he is now also the Co-Director of the Summer Music Industry Program for 14-18 ye... Learn More
  • Pamela Weng began playing the piano at age four and describes her life as a musical journey ever since! She holds a Master’s degree in Humanities from the University of Colorado at Denver (1997),... Learn More

  • Richard Strasser is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Music and Entertainment Industry Studies program at the University of Colorado Denver. Prior to this position he was Associate professor ... Learn More

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    Storm Gloor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies. He holds an MBA degree from West Texas A&M University. He recently relocated to Denver fr... Learn More

  • Sean McGowan is a guitarist from Maine who combines many diverse influences with unconventional techniques to create a broad palette of textures within his compositions and arrangements for solo... Learn More

  • Sam McGuire received a Master of Science degree in Recording Arts, Pedagogy Track in 2004 from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis in Sound Recording and ... Learn More

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    Dr. Sophia Park-Song embodies a myriad of eclectic accomplishments as soloist, collaborative musician, adjudicator, clinician, and spokesperson for the arts community. Park-Song’s performan... Learn More

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    Stan Soocher is Associate Professor of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies at the University of Colorado's Denver Campus, where he served for three years as Music Department Chair. In addi... Learn More

  • Todd Reid has been active as a jazz musician since childhood, sitting in with jazz groups beginning at age nine. After graduating from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with both a Ba... Learn More

  • ​Tom van Schoick is lecturer in the Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Department at CU Denver. VanSchoick received his B.M.E. from the University of Montana and a M.M. from the University... Learn More