Bassoon, Oboe & Saxophone Faculty
Mr. Williams was the Founder and Director of the Dubuque Chorale for 35 years and principal bassoonist with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra for 20 years. He taught music at the University of Dubuque for 29 years and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Clarke College, UW-Platteville and NICC. He is a board member of the Dubuque Arts Council and serves as Program...Read More>>
Clarinet, Saxophone & Flute Faculty
Ms. Wirtanen is the Director of Bands at Jefferson Middle School here in Dubuque, IA. She also directs the 5th Grade Bands at Audubon, Marshall and Sageville Elementary Schools. Ms. Wirtanen holds her Bachelor of Music Education from South Dakota State University and is pursuing her Masters of Music in Music Education from Kent State University. She enjoys teaching all...Read More>>
Madalyn Ellingson Mackey holds a Bachelors Degree in Flute Performance from the University of Minnesota where she studied with Julia Bogorad-Kogan, principal flute of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, baroque flute with Immanuel Davis, and pursued studies in piccolo outside the university with Roma Duncan Kansara, piccolo player of the Minnesota Orchestra. She has...Read More>>
Flute Faculty -- Spring 2017
Jill is a full-time Assistant Professor of Music and Chair of General Education at Divine Word College in Epworth, IA. She has a Masters Degree in Vocal Music Performance from Northwestern University. Jill has taught private voice at University of Dubuque and Loras College. She is an active performer with the Dubuque Choral and several area theater groups.