Ruth Baker, internationally recognized coach and pianist, joined the Lamont School of Music in the fall of 2005 as the Principal Opera Coach for the Lamont Opera Theatre.
Miles Canaday serves as Director of the Women's Chamber Choir at Metropolitan State University of Denver, as Choir Director at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Aurora, and as Music Director of Laudamus Chamber Chorale of Ft. Collins.
Prior to joining the Lamont School of Music, Colby Carson was the Assistant Director of Admissions for Recruitment at The Juilliard School in New York City. Mr. Carson holds a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from The Florida State University College of Music, where he began working in Admissions in 2009.
Nancy Cochran, newly named Director of the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, previously served as Director of the Division of Music at Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, Director of the School of Music at Texas Tech University and for 28 years as Professor of Horn in the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Originally from Olympia, Washington, Teri earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business/Finance from the University of Washington in Seattle. Teri worked for the Eastman Kodak Company and the Daniels School of Business prior to joining the staff at the Lamont School of Music.
Rachel received a Master's degree in percussion performance from Lamont School of Music and currently holds the principal percussion position in the Lakewood and Lone Tree Symphonies.
After growing up in Great Falls, MT, Jordan moved to Rochester, NY to study at the Eastman School of Music. While at Eastman, Jordan completed a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance, a Bachelors of Music in Music Education, a Masters of Arts in Ethnomusicology, and also completed secondary studies in Vocal Performance and World Music.
Keith Jones has always been passionate about music. He began working at the Lamont School of Music in 2004, and has been continuing to learn and grow as a technician. He attends the Piano Technicians Guild Conferences annually, where there are many opportunities to learn from fellow technicians. This past summer he attended the C.F. Theodore Steinway Academy at the Steinway factory in Queens, New York.
A co-founder of the former Da Vinci Quartet in 1980, Katharine Knight has performed across the United States, as well as in Russia, England and Canada. She has recorded extensively; and, with abundant teaching credits to her name, is also a veteran of many international competitions.
Suzanne L. Moulton-Gertig holds an undergraduate degree from James Madison University, two masters degrees from Kent State University (in Musicology and Library Science), and a Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from the University of Colorado-Boulder (Dissertation, "The Life and Works of Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, 1860-1945.").
Noemí Pérez-Silva joined the Lamont School of Music as Admissions Coordinator in the Fall of 2012. Prior to coming to The University of Denver, she worked in the music admissions office at the Florida State University. Noemí holds a Master in Arts Administration from the Florida State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of Florida. She is also an active performer and educator.
Prior to joining the Lamont School of Music in June 2013, Katie received her MM in Vocal Performance at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. While performing and obtaining her degree, Katie worked for the Residence Life & Student Activities Office as well as for the International Student Affairs Office.
Mary Beth Barteau Shaffer, is director of the Summer Pre-College Academy at the Lamont School of Music. Previously, she served as assistant director and as a member of the piano faculty for the Academy. She has also taught at Grinnell College, The University of Iowa, Northwestern College, the University of St. Thomas, Rocky Ridge Music Center, and Pikes Peak Community College, and has worked extensively in Arts Administration at The University of Iowa for Hancher Auditorium, Arts Education Outreach, and Project Art.
Jack Sheinbaum earned an AB in music and psychology at Brown University, and wrote a dissertation at Cornell University on cultural readings of form and musical color in Mahler's symphonies. Professor Sheinbaum has presented papers at national and international conferences, served as co-chair of the Rocky Mountain chapter of the American Musicological Society, and is currently the musicology representative of the Rocky Mountain chapter of the College Music Society and the president of the DU chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
Prior to joining the staff at Lamont, Carrie Sullivan worked for several Denver-area non-profit organizations, including the Colorado Symphony and Rocky Mountain Institute.
Originally from River Falls, Wisconsin near the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, Chris earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree with elective emphasis in Art and Theatre from the University of Wisconsin/River Falls. After graduation, he played horn professionally and was Director of Publicity with the United States Air Force Academy Band.
Martha Yordy has been involved in musical theater for over thirty years. She joined the Lamont Opera Program in 1996, and has served as the opera accompanist since then. She also is the musical director for the DU winter musicals in collaboration with the Theater Department.