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Department of Fine Arts Faculty

Students in the various Fine Arts programs at Northwestern have the opportunity to learn from active music, theatre and visual arts professionals who are committed to student success. 

Music Faculty

  • Dr. Marc Decker - Director of Instrumental Music
  • Susan Duell - Class Piano; Choral Accompanist
  • Dr. Irene Messoloras - Chair, Department of Fine Arts;  Director of Choral Activities and Vocal Studies; Director of Music Education
  • Douglas Newell - Applied Voice
  • Lawana Newell - Applied Voice
  • Charla Parker - Class Piano; Elementary Music Methods
  • Max Ridgway - Music History; Music Composition; Applied Guitar

Theatre Faculty

Visual Arts Faculty

  • Ken Kelsey - Art in Life
  • Kyle Larson - Director of Studio Art