Faculty

Given its teaching focus, the music department at Lake Forest takes seriously its responsibility to expose and challenge students to the diverse breadth of musical discourse at work in our world. 

  • Donald Meyer
    Professor of Music

    Areas of Study:  music history, music theory, film music, electronic music, music composition.

  • Nicholas L. Wallin
    Associate Professor and Chair of Music

    Areas of Study: conducting, music theory

  • Scott N. Edgar
    Assistant Professor of Music, Chair of Music Education

    Areas of Study: music education, band

  • Melissa Grady
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

    Areas of Study: music education, choir

  • Lloyd King
    Lecturer in Music

    Areas of Study:

  • Kathleen Van de Graaff
    Senior Lecturer and Teaching Associate in Music

    Areas of Study: voice, introduction to singing, opera workshop

  • Mitch Paliga
    Senior Lecturer and Teaching Associate in Music

    Areas of Study: saxophone, jazz ensemble, history of jazz

  • Deborah Knowles
    Senior Lecturer and Teaching Associate in Music

    Areas of Study: percussion, band, percussion ensemble, music appreciation

  • Helen Bond
    Lecturer in Music

    Area of Study: West African drumming

 

Emeritus Faculty

  • Rami Y. Levin
    Professor of Music, Emerita

    Areas of Study: theory, composition, Latin American music

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