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Music Faculty

At Kansas Wesleyan University, our music faculty is dedicated to fostering each student's growth and development as a musician and as a person. Students who study music at KWU have access to world class music faculty in a personalized and caring small-class setting.


Ken Hakoda, Department Chair, Director of Choirs, Music Theory, Music Education                                                                          

Karen Bobcook-Brassea, Director of Theatre and Musical Theatre
Rebecca Copley, Director of Vocal Studies
Dr. Jesse Henkenseifken, Director of Orchestras, Cello, Music History
Dr. Carl Rowles, Director of Bands, Trumpet, Music Theory, Music Education
Dr. Tatianna Tessman, Artist in Residence, Director of Piano Studies
Judy Weber, Staff Accompanist

Adjunct Faculty 

Douglas Beyer, Violin, Viola
Denise Blehm, Violin
John Davis, Bass
Michelle Dolan, Voice
Jessica Hakoda, Music Education
Dean Kranzler, Director of Percussion Ensemble, Percussion
Matt Means, Visiting Lecturer–Violin, Chamber Music
Ann Samuelson, Violin, Piano, Orchestra Assistant
Dr. Elizabeth Robinson, Flute
Wendy Stein, Jazz Band, Clarinet, Sax
Bill Tuzicka, Music Education 

Kay Werth, Oboe, Bassoon