Faculty

Department Chair

Higgs, David
Professor of Organ; Chair, Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards Department

Bellotti, Edoardo
Associate Professor of Organ, Harpsichord and Improvisation; Affiliate Faculty, Musicology Department

Camilleri, Nicole
Instructor of Sacred Music, part-time spring semester

Kennedy, Stephen
Instructor of Sacred Music, part time; ECMS Collegiate Instructor in Organ

Laube, Nathan J.
Assistant Professor of Organ, part-time

Maynard-Christensen, Dianne
Instructor of Sacred Music, part-time spring semester

Porter, William
Professor of Organ, part-time; Coordinator, Sacred Music Internships

Affiliate Faculty

Zager, Daniel
Associate Dean of Sibley Music Library; Associate Professor of Musicology; Affiliate Faculty, Organ and Historical Keyboards

Snyder, Kerala Johnson
Professor Emerita of Musicology; Affiliate Faculty, Organ, Sacred Music, & Historical Keyboards

Thym, Jurgen
Professor Emeritus of Musicology; Affiliate Faculty, Organ, Sacred Music, & Historical Keyboards


Technicians

Parsons Organ Company
Organ Technicians


Timeline: ESM Organ Faculty

Harold Gleason, Organ, 1921-1955
Joseph Bonnet, Organ, 1921-1923
Deszo D’Antalffy, Motion Picture Organ, 1922-1923
Guy Fraser Harrison, Organ and Conducting, 1922-1925
Robert Berentsen, Motion Picture Organ, 1923-1930
Abel Decaux, Organ, 1923-1936
John Hammond, Motion Picture Organ, Summer 1924
Warren Gehrken, Organ, 1924-1931
Harold Osborn Smith, Organ and Opera, 1924-1954
Ellen Waite, Piano and Organ, 1929-1932
Catharine Crozier, Organ, 1938-1955
Edwin de Forest Clark, Organ, 1945-1947
Charles Raymond Berry, Organ, 1946-1947
Norman Peterson, Organ, 1947-1970
David Craighead, Professor of Organ, 1955-1992
Russell Saunders, Professor of Organ, 1967-1992
J. Melvin Butler, Improvisation and Sacred Music
Arthur Haas, Harpsichord, 1983-1985; 1986-2000
Rick Erickson, Improvisation and Sacred Music, 1992-1996
Gerre Hancock, Improvisation and Sacred Music
David Higgs, Professor of Organ, 1992-present
Michael Farris, Professor of Organ, 1994-1999
Katherine Pardee,  Interim Professor of Organ, 1998; 1999-2000
Hans Davidsson, Professor of Organ, 2001-2012
William Porter, Professor of Organ, Harpsichord, and Improvisation, 2001-2013
Edoardo Bellotti, Visiting Professor of Organ, Fall 2012;
                         Associate Professor of Organ, Harpsichord, and Improvisation, 2013-present
Michel Bouvard, Visiting Professor of Organ, Spring 2013
Nathan Laube, Assistant Professor of Organ, 2013-present

Sabbatical replacement faculty have included Jonathan Biggers, Wm. A. Little, Joel Speerstra, and Todd Wilson.