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

dr adam haas

Dr. Adam Haas | Music Program Director

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jeff grady

Jeff Grady | Recording Arts

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david musante

David Musante | Guitar & Community Engagement Specialist

dayna cooper

Dayna Cooper | Early Childhood

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PROGRAM MENTORS

Kelsi Adams | Piano & Keyboard Studies, Voice, Theory and Ear Training, Theater

Mark Arnest | Composition & Songwriting 

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Mark Autry | Voice, Theater & Cabaret 

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andy burtschi

Andy Burtschi | Jazz Studies, Strings – Bass

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Gabrielle Chau | Early Childhood, Theater

Nicole Cherecwich | Voice

Judeth Comstock | Voice

Esther Cook

Esther Cook | Piano & Keyboard Studies, Strings – Cello

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Mareena Crozier | Strings – Violin

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

Hannah Egger

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

Adam Gang | Woodwinds – Saxophone, Percussion, Jazz Studies

ian gregory

Tyler Goddard | Percussion, Recording Arts

Ian Gregory | Guitar, Recording Arts

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

Holly Haverkorn | Theater

Michael Hawkins | Piano & Keyboard Studies

April Heckmann | Piano & Keyboard Studies, Strings – Violin, Early Childhood

Joe Johnson | Composition & Songwriting

erin joyner

Erin Joyner | Early Childhood

Devin Malloy | Percussion, Jazz Studies

Joe Mascotti | Piano & Keyboard Studies

Danny Moore | Percussion

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Jorden Smith | A Positive Note

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Lee Ann Soulvie | Voice

Boyd Sweeney | Woodwinds – Clarinet and Saxophone, Jazz Studies

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Tracey Taylor | Theater

christina

Christina Wells | Voice, Composition & Songwriting

tom wilson

Thomas Wilson | Theory & Ear Training, Brass – Trumpet

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Briay Yonker-Conditt | Partner Programs

GUEST ARTISTS & OUTREACH MENTORS

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