Contact Us

General information and upcoming events:

Department of Music
Case Western Reserve University
Phone: 216.368.2400
Building: Haydn Hall, 201 | Location Code: 7105

Office Hours:
Department of Music Calendar 

Please visit the online directory for a complete listing of department faculty and staff.

Haydn Hall cover photo





For performances and musical facilities/equipment:

Mr. Nicholas Strawn
Case Western Reserve University
Performance and Operations Assistant
Building: Denison Hall, 157 (next to Wade Commons)
Phone: 216.368.2297

Preparing and presenting musical performances, musical facilities/equipment, service requests, instrument borrowing/maintenance, lockers, piano tuning, building access (card swipe or lockbox), weddings, and student operations/event staff.

For undergraduate admission, academic programs, and lesson registration:

Ms. Jennifer Wright
Manager, Department Operations and Undergraduate Recruitment
Phone: 216.368.2400

Summer Office Hours:
Department of Music Calendar 

  • Walk-In Hours: Wed, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Remote Hours: Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting (please remain in waiting room)

Undergraduate recruitment/auditions, academic program/operations support, general bulletin, student handbooks, schedule of classes (SIS), music lesson registration, classroom scheduling, calendars, digital news/publicity or print materials, and student office staff. 

For personnel, financial reporting, and special event planning:

Ms. Laura Stauffer
Department Manager
Phone: 216.368.0117

Personnel/HR, graduate admission, financial reporting, records/databases, travel, procurement, purchasing, payroll, memos of assistance, reimbursements, purchase orders, independent contractors, booth rentals, special event planning (including festivals, conferences, receptions, catering), and subscription advertising.

For technology and AV equipment:

Dr. Ken Wendt
Coordinator, Information Technology | Adjunct Instructor
Phone: 216.368.5456

The Core Mac Computer Lab, AV equipment reservations, web updates, technology installations and maintenance, selecting and purchasing new or replacement hardware/software, and student lab monitors:

For Undergraduate Studies in Music (BA) or the minor in music:

Mr. Eric Charnofsky
Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies, Music (BA)
Coordinator of Undergraduate Enrollment (First-year Advisor)
Staff Accompanists
Phone: 216.368.1602

For Undergraduate Studies in Music Education (BS):

Dr. Matthew Garrett
Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies, Music Education (BS)
Phone: 216.368.2496

For Graduate Studies in Music Education:

Dr. Lisa Huisman Koops 
Head of Music Education
Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Music Education
Phone: 216.368.2430

For Graduate Studies in Musicology:

Dr. Francesca Brittan
Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Musicology
Phone: 216.368.2032

For the Historical Performance Practice program:

Dr. Peter Bennett
Head of Historical Performance Practice
Phone: 216.368.0156

For Popular Music Studies:

Dr. Daniel Goldmark
Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies
Phone: 216.368.2526