Our Faculty is Our Greatest Strength

Instruction with an outstanding teacher is the hallmark of all of our programs. The SNJ Studio of Music Faculty is a consortium of highly regarded, degreed professionals (many with masters and doctoral degrees in their teaching area) who maintain active careers as performers, composers, adjudicators, clinicians and educators. All are passionate about teaching and instilling a love of the performing arts into the lives of others.

We celebrate the musician, actor and dancer in each of us- we believe every one of us has the ability to be creative and share that creativity with others.

Sharon North Jones

Executive Director

Joel Johnston

Artistic Director, Director of Ensembles

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Luke Backhaus

Piano, Elkhorn Studio Director

Linda Meuret

Marketing Director

Elizabeth Bennett

Voice

Lindsey Bogatz

Brass, Woodwinds

Karina Brazas

Voice

Kim Clark Kaczmarek

Acting, Musical Theater

Mackenzie Dehmer

Voice

Dr. LeAnne Foust

Voice

J. Gawf

Voice, Piano

Terry Hodges

Voice

Timothy Houston

Brass

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Marilyn Ingram

Voice

Megan Ingram

Voice

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Jonathan Jaques

Piano, Voice

Donovan Johnson

Piano

Katelyn Kukoly

Violin, Viola, Piano

Ellie Lowderman

Piano

Erinn Machacek

Voice

Debbie Massey-Schneweis

Dance, Musical Theater

Katie Mersch

Voice

Jenna McKain

Voice, Musical Theater, Show Choir

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Connor Meuret

Social Media

Tyler Meuret

Voice, Show Choir Clinician

Max Meyer

Guitar

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Darren Mill

Guitar, Bass

Carl Miller

Guitar, Bass

Tom Miller

Strings Department Chair, Bass

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Drew Neneman

Voice

Jordan Newhouse

Piano, Voice

Kylin Pass

Cello

Monika Peters

Voice

Liz Pettinger

Voice

Shane Piniarski

Guitar, Bass

Scott Reffert

Voice

Andrew Ritchie

Cello, Violin

Rose Rydberg

Violin

Andres Silva

Piano

Katie Silva

Piano

Mallory Vallier

Acting, Musical Theater

Axelle Verboon

Viola, Violin

Melanie Walters

Show Choir Clinician, Choreographer

Sara Warner

Violin

Leana Wolt

Voice

Mindy Zimmerman

Violin, Viola, Cello