Leadership & Staff

The MacPhail Leadership & Staff Team

The MacPhail Center for Music Leadership and Staff Team is made up of artists, administrators, and trade professionals dedicated to our students, faculty and audiences and MacPhail’s mission, vision, and values.  

Administration

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Kyle Carpenter
CEO
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Paul Babcock
President and COO
Wendy Kellogg
Executive Assistant and Board Liaison

Development

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Susan T. Chandler
Vice President of Development
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Lisa Salzl
Major Gifts Officer
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Todd Kroviak
Grants Manager
Ailsa Walsh
Annual Giving Manager

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Caitlynn Daniels
Development Associate

Equity & Inclusion

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Dr. Roque Diaz
Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Christopher Rochester
Director of Global Music Initiative/Jazz Coordinator
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David Feily
Global Music Initiative Coordinator

Marketing

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Beth Nault-Warner
Director of Marketing
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Garrett Young
Videographer
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Syne Barr
Social Media and Graphic Design Coordinator
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Mikalia Bradberry
Marketing Coordinator

Finance

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Lulu Mistry
Director of Finance
Ann Jordan
Accounting Clerk
Dale Deines
Finance Associate

Human Resources

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Kristen Blue
Vice President of Human Resources
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Kelsey Sieverding
Human Resources Generalist

Information Management

Chris Waterbury
IT Director
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Phil Welch
IT Manager
Stu Mathews
IT Support Technician

Facilities

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Don Barth
Facilities Management
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Calliope Bodkin
Facilities Management
Grayson Broesch
Grayson Broesch
Facilites Program Support
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Marley Christian
Facilities Management
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Hans Christopherson
Facilities Management
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Paul Dean
Facilities Management
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Shelly Fehn
Facilities Management
Nik Gruber
Facilities Management
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Brody House
Facilities Management
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Noah Kuklinski
Facilities Management
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Julian Malaby
Facilites Program Support
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Wiley Willis
Facilities Management

Program Administration

Student Services

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Jakkee Phillips
Student Services Assistant Manager
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Justin Hartke
Student Services Placement and Data Administrator
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Minna Zhou
Individual Placement Coordinator
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Elysa Hays
Student Services Manager
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Rubina Regan
Lesson Placement Assistant
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Kallysta Morgan
Student Services Representative
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Rebekah Walker
Student Services Representative – Apple Valley
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Emily Komperud
Student Services Representative – White Bear Lake
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Casey Crowe
Student Services Receptionist
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Heather Nardi
Student Services Representative
Merideth Jolstad
Student Services Representative
Morgan Glasheen
Student Services Representative

Program Services

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Melissa Falb
Director of Program Operations
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Bjorn Grina-Shay
Program Services Manager
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Lindsay Lewis
McKnight Fellowship Administrator
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Mischa Santora
MacPhail Spotlight Artistic Dir & Conductor
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Soojin Lee
Student Performance Coordinator
Miryana Moteva
Staff Accompanist

Individual Lessons

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Timothy De Prey
Director of Individual Instruction

School Partnerships

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Elizabeth Winslow
School Partnership Director
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Ben Bussey
Partnership Development Representative
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Heather Vanderley
School Partnerships Budget & Payroll Coordinator
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Makayla Ferraro
Metro Partnerships Program Coordinator
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Rachel Hickman
Online School Partnerships Manager
Morgan Huenink
School Partnerships Coordinator

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®

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Dianna Babcock
Director of SPL
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Allison Akins
SPL Department Manager
Catherine Koewler
SPL Supply and Events Coordinator

Group Instruction

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Jon Iverson
Director of Group Instruction
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Craig Anderson
Coordinator of Ensembles and Certificate Program Coordinator
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Christopher Rochester
Director of Global Music Initiative/Jazz Coordinator
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William Arnold
Program Assistant

Madeline Island Chamber Music, a Program of MacPhail

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Jonathan Swartz
Artistic Director
Alyssa Saint
Director of Operations

MacPhail – Austin, MN

Cheryl Berglund
Austin Site Director
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William Arnold
Program Assistant

MacPhail Music for Life™

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Jeanie Brindley-Barnett
Co-Founder, Senior Teaching Artist MacPhail Music for Life™, Giving Voice Artistic Director
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Kristyn Rupp
MacPhail Music for Life™ Manager
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Quinn Shadko
Giving Voice Chorus Partnership Coordinator

Music Therapy

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Melissa Wenszell
Co-Founder and Senior Music Therapist
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Jessica Nagel
Music Therapy Administrator
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Alanna Williamson
Music Therapy Mentor

Prelude: Singer Actor Performance Lab

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Manon Gimlett
Prelude Director Emeritus and Advisor
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Anna Hashizume
Prelude Coordinator
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Bradley Greenwald
Prelude Coordinator

Suzuki Talent Education

Beth Turco
Director of Suzuki Talent Education
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Heather VanderLey
String Group and Department Coordinator
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Annette Lee
Suzuki Department Accompanist
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Claire Miller
Suzuki Department Coordinator
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Susan Sophocleus
Piano Group Coordinator

Electronic Music Recording Arts (EMRA)

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Michael Cain
EMRA Program Director
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Krysta “K.Raydio” Rayford
Teaching Artist
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Isaac Rohr
Studio Coordinator

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