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Music Faculty

Robert Kania 2014
Robert Kania
Music Chair
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Dr. Kania has performed as a recital soloist on three continents: Europe, North and South America. He studied with such distinguished masters as: Sequeira Costa, Andrzej Tatarski, and Jack Wonerock.

Piano, Music Theory, Aural Skills, Orchestration, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Judson Civic Orchestra

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Warren Anderson 2014
Warren Anderson

Director, Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts

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Warren Anderson has been affiliated with Judson in one way or another since the fall of 1984, when he transferred here to complete his course of undergraduate studies. Since then, he has served his alma mater in a number of capacities, including Dean of Men, houseparent, and assistant basketball coach.

University Choir,  History of Rock and Roll

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Joshua Jones
Joshua Jones
847-628-1114
Joshua Jones began his musical career as a singer and composer in Indianapolis while earning a Bachelor of Music degree from the Butler University Jordan College of Fine Arts, with a double major of vocal performance and music theory/composition.

Voice, Vocal Literature and Pedagogy, Music Composition and Technology, Chamber Singers

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Sojung Lee Hong
Sojung Lee Hong
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Sojung Lee Hong has enjoyed her dual career as a performer and educator since she joined music faculty at Judson University. Born in Seoul, South Korea, she received her early music training at Yewon Arts Middle School and Seoul Arts High School, South Korea.

Piano, Piano Pedagogy and Literature, Music History, Conducting

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Michael Folker
Michael Folker
Michael Folker is an active member of the musical scene in the Chicago area. He performs in a variety of groups, to include the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, the Chicago Opera Theater, the Joffrey Ballet Company, and the Chicago Sinfonietta.

Percussion, Percussion Ensemble

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Adam Huff
Adam Huff
Classical guitarist Adam Huff joined the Judson faculty in the winter of 2009 as an adjunct professor of guitar and ensemble coach. He began his musical studies in the former-Soviet country of Belarus.

Guitar, Guitar Ensemble

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Toni Esker 2
Toni Esker

Toni Esker, lyric soprano, is known for her expressive musicality and dark, rich tone. Toni is currently an adjunct professor of voice at Judson University and also at Trinity Christian College.  

Vocal Performance

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Jean Bishop
Jean Bishop
Flutist Jean Bishop has been a member of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra since 1979 and its principal flutist since 1982. She also serves as principal flute of the Light Opera Works orchestra and the Park Ridge Fine Arts Symphony.

Flute

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Robert Blazek
Robert Blazek
Robert Blazek served for 22 years as the Director of Bands at Monroe Middle School in Wheaton. Robert has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and also started the Youth Jazz Ensemble of DuPage.

Saxophone, Clarinet

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Katy Compton
Katy Compton
Katy Compton, a native of Waxahachie, Texas, has been praised for her "clear and attractive soprano," (Chicago Classical Review) and has established herself as a warm, accessible, and thoughtful performer..

Vocal Performance

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Daniela Folker

Daniela is principal second violin with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, plays for the Joffrey Ballet Company and regularly performs throughout the Chicago area.

 

 Violin

Jeremiah Frederick2
Jeremiah Fredrick
Hornist Jeremiah Frederick is currently a freelance horn player in Chicago and Northern Indiana. He holds the positions of Second horn with the Green Bay Symphony and Associate Principal horn with the South Bend Symphony.

French Horn

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Tara Hayes2
Tara Hayes
Violinist Tara Hayes earned her BME in Music Education with Instrumental Emphasis from Oberlin College Conservatory in 2002, and her MM in Violin Performance and String Pedagogy from Northwestern University in 2004.

Violin and Viola, Adoniram Trio

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Nancy Lemons
Nancy Lemons
Pianist Nancy Lemons received the Bachelor of Music Degree, and pursued Graduate Studies, at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. She also received the Diploma in Church Music from Moody Bible Institute, and has most recently studied with Katherine Glaser.

Piano, Keyboard Harmony

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Scott Liebenow



Songwriting for Contemporary Worship, Worship Band Fundamentals

 

Chris Twining
Chris Twining
Chris Twining is a 2015 graduate of Judson University with a BA in Music Performance. Both a guitarist and a composer, Chris currently teaches guitar and piano at Music Education Centers of America and directs Judson's Jazz Ensemble

Director, Judson Jazz Ensemble

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Bob Weber
Robert Weber
Cellist Robert Weber has been a member of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra since 1988. He is a native of Villa Park, Illinois and has lived in Elgin, Illinois since 1984.

Cello, Adoniram Trio

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