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Paul Dietrich

Paul Dietrich has been described as “an apt bandleader, an exception composer, and a superlative performer” (All About Jazz) and “a skilled composer” (JazzTrail) and his music has been praised as “stunningly beautiful” (Audiophile Audition) and “captivating” (Chicago Jazz Magazine).

A composer, trumpet player and educator based in the Midwest, Dietrich has led the Paul Dietrich Quintet since 2012 and the Paul Dietrich Jazz Ensemble since 2016. The Chicago-based Quintet has released two albums: Focus (2017, ears&eyes) and We Always Get There (2014, Blujazz). The Paul Dietrich Jazz Ensemble’s 2019 album Forward features guest artist and world-renowned drummer Clarence Penn (Dave Douglas, Maria Schneider) alongside many of the Midwest’s best jazz musicians.

As a composer, Dietrich has completed over a dozen commissions for schools and organizations including the Isthmus Jazz Festival, Lawrence University’s Jazz Weekend, Ripon College, Madison College, the Mount Horeb Middle School Jazz Festival, and various high schools throughout Wisconsin. He is a two-time recipient of the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s Artistic Development Grant.

Paul holds a Bachelor’s degree in trumpet and jazz studies from Lawrence University and a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from DePaul University. As an educator, Paul has directed the Jazz Ensemble at Ripon College since 2021, and served as co-trumpet instructor with his wife, Jessica Jensen, while filling in for his former teacher, John Daniel, at Lawrence University in 2021. Previously, Paul taught at Prairie Music & Arts in Sun Prairie, WI, and directed the jazz ensemble at Madison East High School.

Lillian Brown

Lillian C. Brown

Faculty Fellow of the theatre department.

Karlyn Schumacher

My role at the library is Access Services Librarian, which means I manage circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves, serials, stacks management, and the library’s social media. I also teach information literacy classes at the library. My interests are open educational resources, social justice, and critical librarianship.

Michele Wittler

 

man with a conducting stick

Jonathan Kim

Thomas Ivey

John Sisko

John Sisko

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, Rutgers University
  • B.A. in Liberal Arts, St. John’s College (Annapolis, MD)

Israel Schaeffer

Michael Lieske

Marc Sackman

  • D.M.A., Flute Performance, Rutgers University
  • M.M., Flute Performance, Rutgers University
  • B.Mus. program (no degree), University of Illinois
  • B.A., History/Social Studies Secondary Education, Rutgers College

Mikayla Huesman

  • B.A. (Environmental Studies, minors in Communication and English), Ripon College
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Benjamin R. Grady

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S., University of Northern Iowa-Cedar Falls
  • B.A., University of Northern Iowa-Cedar Falls
Erin Munro-Krull

Erin C. Munro Krull

  • Ph.D., Tufts University
  • M.A., Tufts University
  • B.A., Connecticut College
Isaac Sung Portrait

Changsok Isaac Sung

  • Ph.D (expected), University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.S., University of Oklahoma-Norman

Hello! My name is Isaac Sung and I teach computer and data science at Ripon College. I teach all of the required computer science courses and some electives, such as Introduction to Programming, Object-Oriented Programming, Data Structures & Algorithms, and Artificial Intelligence & Applied Machine Learning. One of my favorite electives to teach is Introduction to Video Game Development. My research interests include video game design, human-computer interaction, and computer science education.

Jessica Jensen posing with her trumpet

Jessica A. Jensen

  • D.Mus., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.Mus., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.Mus., Lawrence University
A headshot of Erin Bryan.

Erin K. Bryan

  • D.Mus., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.Mus., University of Louisville
  • B.Mus., Lawrence University

American soprano Erin Bryan has been praised for her “deft” operatic characterizations and a voice that is “a lyric soprano of exceptional beauty.” Recent engagements include Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus), Anne Sexton/#2 (Transformations), and the Governess (The Turn of the Screw), and she is featured as Young Anne/#1 on the recently released world-premiere recording of Conrad Susa’s Transformations. An advocate for new music, she enjoys frequent collaboration with living composers, including the Midwest premiere of Laura Schwendinger’s Kay Ryan Songs and the world premiere of Dangerous New Avenues, a chamber duet for soprano and percussion by Justin Giarrusso. She has just completed her second season with the innovative Fresco Opera of Wisconsin, where she was heard in works by Mozart, Verdi, Floyd, and Bellini.

Dr. Bryan holds degrees from Lawrence University, where she studied with Steven Spears and Patrice Michaels, and the University of Louisville, where she studied with Edith Davis Tidwell. She earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in vocal performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied with Paul Rowe. Her research concentration is largely in the area of vocal repertoire, with particular emphasis on eighteenth-century opera.

As a member of the music faculty at Ripon College, Dr. Bryan instructs courses in applied voice study, vocal pedagogy, lyric diction, and musicology, and she also enjoys regular collaboration with both the school’s choral program and the theatre department.