Music Department | Casper College, Wyoming

Music Department

Casper College offers a modern and well-equipped program that provides opportunities for students to explore music technology, music education, music performance, musical theatre, or music in the liberal arts curriculum.

The Casper College Music Department provides students with a comprehensive and individualized education to prepare them for lifelong music-making as professional and non-professional musicians while enriching the cultural life of our community.

Casper College is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

There are five full-time music faculty dedicated to teaching and advising music students to achieve their career goals. Many talented adjunct faculty work closely with full-time faculty to ensure student success and achievement. Our student-faculty ratio provides Casper College music students with a great deal of individual attention. Perhaps the greatest strength of the Casper College Music Department is the variety of performing ensembles available to all college students, who do not have to compete with upperclassmen to perform in their favorite groups.

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Associate of Arts degrees

Associate of Fine Arts degrees


This handbook has been prepared to answer many of the questions you may have about your study at Casper College. Read it, and it should serve you well. If you have additional questions, please contact any faculty member or me. We will be glad to help you. —Dr. Eric W. Unruh, Dean, School of Fine Arts and Humanities

  • 2019-2020 Music activity scholarship  — Awarded by the Casper College Music Department. Follow instructions detailed on the activity scholarship application.

  • Casper College scholarships — Both merit and need based scholarships are available. Scholarship awards are intended to recognize academic and other achievements, to encourage performance, and to assist as many qualified students as possible.

Music Theory Placement Exam

As a music major at Casper College, you will take four semesters of Written Theory, Aural Theory, and Class Piano. Your success in these classes is dependent upon already having had enough musical experience to be able to read music and to demonstrate a basic perception of pitch and rhythm. To make sure you are prepared for the core sequence of theory classes, as a new music major at Casper College you will be required to take the Music Theory Placement Exam. Learn more about the placement exam ...

Additional resources

Event Proposal (faculty use only)

Instrument Rental Agreement Contract (faculty and student use)


Academic Assistant, School of Fine Arts & Humanities
Office: MU 137
Program Director;
Music (Strings/Orchestra) Instructor
Office: MU 211
Dean, School of Fine Arts and Humanities
Office: MU 132


Jordan Asker
Bass Instructor

Nathan Baker
Coordinator of Music Theory & Trombone Instructor

Teague Bechtel
Guitar Instructor

Larry Burger
Sound Design & Audio Engineer Educator

Ron Coulter
Percussion Instructor

Jennifer Cowell-DePaolo
Program Director
Director of Chamber Orchestra
Strings Instructor

Gary DePaolo
Viola Instructor

Paula Flynn
Piano Instructor

Jane Hamman
Harp Instructor

Joshua Mietz
Jazz Ensemble Director
Instructor of Clarinet & Saxophone
Director of College Band
Executive Director of Kinser Jazz Festival

Delores Thornton
Flute Instructor

Richard Turner
Bassoon Instructor

Veronica Turner
Voice Instructor

Zachary Vreeman
Director of Choirs

Don Williams
Trumpet Instructor