Faculty and Staff Directory

Robert Engelhart - Voice/Opera Workshop

Professor, Department Head
102 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1039
At NMU since 1986
        B.M., Capital University
        M.A., The Ohio State University
        Ph.D., The Ohio State University


Tony Beacco - Voice

114 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2504
     B.M., Northern Michigan University
    M.M., Ball State University



Carrie Biolo - Percussion/Percussion Ensemble

114 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2504
     B.M., DePaul University
     M.M., DePaul University









Mark Flaherty - High Brass/Jazz Band

Associate Professor
108 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1037
At NMU since 2002
     B.A., Carleton College
     M.M., Yale School of Music
     D.M.A., University of Minnesota











Sharon Green - Music Education/ Lake Effect Show Choir

Instructor, Music Education, Choral
113 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2304
At NMU since 2003
     B.M.E., Northern Michigan University
     M.M.E., Northern Michigan University



Stephen Grugin - Low Brass/Director of Bands

Associate Professor
303 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1040
At NMU since 1997
     B.M., Ohio State University
     B.M.E., Ohio State University
     M.M., Northwestern University, Evanston
     Ph.D., Florida State University



Matthew Ludwig - Music in Society

114 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone:  906-227-2563
     B.M., University of Michigan
    M.M., Northwestern Univerisity
    D.M.A., Northwestern University











Nancy Redfern - Piano

120 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1043
At NMU since 1987
     B.M., University of Arizona
     M.M., University of Arizona
     D.M.A., University of Arizona










Barbara Rhyneer - Strings/Orchestra

Associate Professor
116 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2309
At NMU since 1997
     B.A., Loyola Marymount University
     M.M., Bowling Green State University
     Ph.D., Ball State University



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Floyd Slotterback - Choral/Music History

328 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2308
At NMU since1986
     B.A., Grinnell College
     M.M., Arizona State University
     D.M.A., University of Iowa










James Strain - Percussion/Percussion Ensemble

106 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2574
At NMU since 1997 
     B.M.E., Arkansas State University
     M.M., University of Cincinnati
     D.M.A., Eastman School of Music




Jeffrey Vickers - Woodwind

Assistant Professor
110 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2504
At NMU since 2014
     B.M., University of Mississippi
     M.M., Indiana University
     D.M.A., Indiana University



Dave Ziegner - Guitar

146 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone:  906-227-2563
     B.M., Northern Michigan University





Jennie Gentile

Principal Secretary
102 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2563
At NMU since 2002