DISTINGUISHED MENTORS

Championed by Oberlin Conservatory and Juilliard School-educated Founder CEO Linda Weise, the Colorado Springs Conservatory attracts and retains the nation’s finest arts educators. We have a deep and abiding respect for our faculty mentors and guest artists/lecturers who share with our students a gift for teaching and a deep passion for the arts.

Our teaching method is student-centric, offering a balance of peer-coaching, teacher mentoring, and performance.

LEAD MENTORS

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Dr. Adam Haas | Music Program Director

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Jeff Grady | Recording Arts

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David Musante | Guitar & Community Engagement Specialist

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Fred Tessler | Theater

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PROGRAM MENTORS

Mark Arnest | Composition & Songwriting 

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Mark Autry | Voice, Theater & Cabaret 

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Ben Bubeck | Strings – Cello 

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Andy Burtschi | Jazz Studies, Strings – Bass

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Dayna Cooper | Early Childhood

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Paul DeNardo | Piano & Keyboard Studies, Theory & Ear Training

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Hannah Egger | Early Childhood

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Silvana Ferrarin

Silvana Ferrarin | Strings – Violin and Viola, Piano & Keyboard Studies, Theory & Ear Training

Dr. Andrew Freidrichs | Theory & Ear Training, Composition & Songwriting, Brass – Trombone

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Tyler Goddard

Tyler Goddard | Percussion, Recording Arts

Ian Gregory

Ian Gregory | Guitar, Recording Arts

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Shane Groothof | Guitar 

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Kim Gustafson | Piano & Keyboard Studies, Theory & Ear Training

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Edward Heller | Piano & Keyboard Studies

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Byron Hitch | Strings – Violin, Chamber Music

Joe Johnson | Composition & Songwriting

Danny Moore | Percussion

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Michael Sabatka | Strings – Viola, Chamber Music

Jorden Smith | A Positive Note

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Cole Stover | Percussion

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Boyd Sweeney | Woodwinds – Clarinet and Saxophone, Jazz Studies

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Christina Wells | Voice, Composition & Songwriting

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Thomas Wilson | Theory & Ear Training, Brass – Trumpet

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Miranda Barness | A Positive Note

GUEST ARTISTS & OUTREACH MENTORS

Gabrielle Chau | Early Childhood, Piccolo Outreach Mentor

Erick Eckstrum | Percussion

Dr. Rachelle Felming | Theater, Cabaret 

Drew Fountain | Theater, Cabaret

Tripp Fountain | Voice, Theater, Cabaret

Tom Fowler | Woodwinds, Saxophone Jazz

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Josh Franklin | Voice, Theater, Cabaret

Linda Purl | Theater, Cabaret 

Jahida Speranza | Early Childhood, Piccolo Outreach Mentor

Peter Tuff | Voice

Juan Vargas | Recording Arts

Wayne Wilkinson | Guitar, Jazz 

Todd Williams | Percussion Jazz

John Wolfe | Voice, Theater, Cabaret