Department of Music Faculty

The faculty of the Department of Music brings to Dickinson State University a broad range of professional education and experience from institutions across the United States. In addition to being teachers, they are active performers, clinicians, adjudicators, writers and researchers, concerned with creating a demanding, but caring atmosphere for study.

 

Bruce Southard Bruce Southard
Department Chair/Assistant Professor of Music Education/Director of Choral Activities
Choirs, Voice, Choral Music Ed, Conducting, Music History, Music Theory,
and Aural Skills
Office: May Hall 23
Office Phone: (701) 483-2307
Email: Bruce.Southard@dickinsonstate.edu

North Dakota State University, D.M.A. (Choral Conducting)
Western Kentucky University, M.M. (Choral Conducting)
University of the Pacific, B.M. (Music Education)
 

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Carolyn Burns Carolyn Burns

Assistant Professor of Music Education
Foundations of Music, Music Activities for Elementary Teachers, Elementary Music Methods, Intro to Music Literature, Intro to World Music, and Music Appreciation
Office: May Hall 44
Phone: (701) 483-2879
Email: Carolyn.Burns@dickinsonstate.edu

Montana State University – Bozeman, Ed.D. (Curriculum and Instruction)
University of Montana, M.M.E. (Music Education)
Rocky Mountain College, B.A.
 (Music)

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James Leach James D. Leach
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Bands
Band, Applied Brass, Brass Ensembles, Instrumental Methods, Jazz Ensemble, and Conducting
Office: May Hall 41
Phone: (701) 483-2596
Email: james.leach@dickinsonstate.edu

Boston University, D.M.A. (Performance)
University of Central Arkansas at Conway, M.M. (Performance)
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, B.S. Education (Instrumental Music Education)

 


Joel Walters Joel Walters
Instructor of Music
Applied Piano, Group Piano, Music Appreciation, Aural Skills, Choral Union
Office: May Hall 33C
Phone: (701) 483-2034
Email: joel.walters@dickinsonstate.edu

North Dakota State University, M.M. (Performance)
Dickinson State University, B.A. (Communications) 
Dickinson State University, B.A. (Music)

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Jeremy Wohletz Jeremy Wohletz
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music/Assistant Director of Bands
Applied Woodwinds, Music Theory, and Woodwind Methods
Office: May Hall 54
Phone: (701) 483-2308
Email: Jeremy.Wohletz@dickinsonstate.edu

University of Kansas, D.M.A. (Performance)
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, M.M. (Performance)
Baker University, B.A.
 (Music)

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Adjunct Faculty

Cheryl Hewson Cheryl Hewson
Adjunct Instructor of Music/Staff Accompanist
Voice
Office: May Hall 31
Phone: (701) 483-2337

University of Northern Colorado, M.M.E. (Music Education)
University of Denver, M.A. (Performance)

Dickinson State University, B.S. (Music, Math, and Elementary Education)
 

 

 

 

Erin Oberlander Erin Oberlander
Adjunct Instructor of Music
Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, and Diction
Office: May Hall 31
Phone: (701) 483-2337
Email: Erin.Oberlander@dickinsonstate.edu

North Dakota State University, D.M.A. (Performance)
North Dakota State University, M.M. (Performance)

Northwestern College, B.M. (Performance)
 

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Administrative Staff

Charlotte Hondl Charlotte Hondl
Administrative Secretary
Office: May Hall 22
Phone: (701) 483-2514
Email: Charlotte.Hondl@dickinsonstate.edu