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Laura Ahola-Young

Laura Ahola-Young

Assistant Professor of Art

Specialties:

• Painting/Drawing

• Narrative

• Studio Practice

• New Technologies in Art

Design Secrets

Inside the Artist Studio

Learning to See with the iPad

Jon Armstrong

Jon Armstrong

Director of Jazz Studies; Assistant Professor of Music

Specialties: 

• Saxophone

• Bass

• Getting Ensembles to Groove

• Improvisation

• Rhythm Section

• Composition

• North Indian Classical Music 

Getting Your Ensemble to Groove

Improvisation Workshop

Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson

Professor of Music; Director of Choral Activities

Specialties:

  • Choral Rehearsal
  • Vocal Pedagogy in the Choral Rehearsal 
  • Movement (Latin and Dalcroze Techniques) Theories and Singing
  • Choral Music Styles: Techniques to Achieve more Accurate Performance
  • Warm-up Strategies for Choral Ensembles
Vanessa Ballam

Vanessa Ballam

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance

Specialties: 

• Acting

• Directing

• Musical Theatre

The Business of Show

Directing Deconstruction

Selling a Song

Scoring a Scene

Thom Hasenpflug

Dr. Thom Hasenpflug

Co-Director of the School of Performing Arts; Chair of the Department of Music; Professor of Music

Specialties:

  • Percussion

General Rhythmic Workshop

Music Composition

Percussion workshops

World music styles

Shandra Helman

Dr. Shandra Helman

Associate Professor of Clarinet & Saxophone; Woodwind Area Coordinator

Specialties: 

• Woodwinds

Outreach performances by City Creek Winds, ISU resident faculty woodwind quintet

Group lessons (clarinet & saxophone)

Woodwind sectionals

Chamber music coaching (all instruments)

Single reed adjustment workshop

How to prepare for Audition Day

What is it like to be a Music Major?

Dr. Diana Livingston Friedley

Professor of Music

Great Diction = Great Singing

Perfecting your State Solo

Dr. Thomas Kloss

Dr. Thomas Kloss

Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Music Education, Associate Director of Athletic Bands

Specialties: 

• Saxophone

• Marching Band

Becoming a Music Major

Leadership in Music Ensembles

Wind Band Clinic

Norm Schroder

Dr. Norm Schroder

Co-Director of the School of Performing Arts; Professor of Theatre and Dance

ABC’s of Speaking Shakespeare

I’ve Been Framed

It’s all Greek to Me!

Plato and Aristotle – Today

Riot!

Naomi S. Velasquez

Associate Professor of Art; Chair of the Department of Art

Craftivism = Art + Activism

Kanthas-Embroidered Quilts of Bengal

Artists & Technology

Tara Young

Tara Young

Professor of Theatre and Dance

Specialties: 

• Costume Design/History

• Pattern Drafting

• Fabric Modification

• Stage Makeup and Special Effects

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