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Dr. Fred Kiser
Director of Vocal Activities
Cedar Hall 380
B.M.; Bradley University
M.M.; University of Missouri – Columbia
D.M.A.; University of Iowa
Fred has directed choirs at several colleges in Iowa and Missouri, and loves working with choirs of all age ranges and abilities. He is also the Artistic Director of the Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale. Fred’s research emphasis is 17th century Italian Vespers music. He directs the Concert Chorale and teaches music fundamentals and appreciation.
Director of Instrumental Music
Cedar Hall 375
B.M.; University of Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music
M.M.; University of North Texas
Joe is the new Director of Instrumental Music. A seasoned community college instructor, he has joined the music faculty after previous appointments at Santa Rosa Junior College in Northern California and the Dallas County Community College District. He is an active performer, adjudicator and clinician. He has performed in symphony orchestras and wind bands throughout the United States, including the University of North Texas Wind Symphony directed by Eugene Corporon and the Dallas Wind Symphony directed by Jerry Junkin and the late Frederick Fennell.
Dr. Beth Zamzow
Nielsen Hall 329
Ph.D.; University of Iowa
Beth teaches Music Theory and History, and conducts Concert Band and Chamber Ensembles. Beth’s academic interests include Gregorian chant and 15th-century English carols. Teaching theory is what she loves best, and she’s eager to work with students on how to “think” about music.
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