Leadership & Staff

The MacPhail Leadership & Staff Team

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


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Kyle Carpenter
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Paul Babcock
President and COO
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Kelsey Sieverding
Executive Assistant and Board Liaison


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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
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Erika Malpass
Development Associate

Equity & Inclusion

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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


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Beth Nault-Warner
Director of Marketing
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Katie Schmidt
Design and Communication Specialist
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Garrett Young
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Syne Barr
Social Media Specialist
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Mikalia Bradberry
Marketing Coordinator


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Brian Braden
Vice President and CFO
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Ann Jordan
Accounting Clerk
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Lulu Mistry
Finance Manager
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Kelly Chandler
Finance Associate

Human Resources

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Kristen Blue
Vice President of Human Resources
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Sonja Oelfke
Payroll and Benefits Administrator

Information Management

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


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Don Barth
Facility Assistant
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Nick Braden
Facilities Set-Up Assistant
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Paul Dean
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Shelly Fehn
Set Up Specialist
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Jackson House
Facilities Set-Up Assistant
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Bret Johnson
Facilities Set-Up Assistant
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Noah Kuklinski
Facilities Set-Up Assistant
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Julian Malaby
Set-Up Specialist
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Felix Wojcik
Facilities Set-Up Assistant
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Hans Christopherson
Facilities Set-Up Assistant
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Brody House
Facilities Set-Up Assistant

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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Erik Aas
Student Services Representative
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Student Services Representative
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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
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Casey Crowe
Student Services Representative
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Marjorie Grevious
Student Services Representative
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Heather Nardi
Student Services Representative
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Taariq Nazhim Hall
Student Services Representative

Program Services

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Melissa Falb
Director of Program Operations
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Bjorn Grina-Shay
Program Services Coordinator
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Lindsay Lewis
McKnight Fellowship Administrator
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Mischa Santora
MacPhail Spotlight Artistic Dir & Conductor

Individual Lessons

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Timothy De Prey
Director of Individual Instruction
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Seulgee Lee Nelson
Staff Accompanist
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Miryana Moteva
Staff Accompanist

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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Bob Adney
Online School Partnerships Lead Teacher
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Amir Cannon
School Partnerships Coordinator
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Rachel Hickman
Online School Partnerships Manager

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®

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Dianna Babcock
Director of SPL
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Allison Akins
SPL Department Manager
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Lisa Wasilowski
SPL Department Coordinator
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Jake Hamilton
Teaching Assistant

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
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Dale Deines
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™
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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 Program Director
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Anna Hashizume
Prelude Coordinator
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Bradley Greenwald
Prelude Coordinator

Suzuki Talent Education

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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
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Jean Seils
Guitar 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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