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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, Choir, Music Theory, Music Education

Karen Bobcook-Brassea, Director of Theatre & Music Theatre

Rebecca Copley, Director of Vocal Studies

Dr. Jesse Henkenseifken, Director of Orchestras, Music History, Strings

Dr. Carl Rowles, Director of Bands, Music Theory, Music Education, Trumpet

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

Ann Samuelson, Violin, Piano, Orchestra Assistant

Dr. Olivia Boatman, Flute

Wendy Stein, Director of Jazz Band, Clarinet, Sax

Bill Tuzicka, Music Education

Kay Werth, Oboe, Bassoon