Angella Ahn with the 2019-2020 Violina and Viola Studio

At Montana State University, both Music Majors and Non-majors can take individual lessons, called Applied Studies. The School of Music has 18 faculty members that teach over 150 students from 40+ different degree programs on a variety of instruments. Students enrolling in Applied Studies are requeired to also enroll in a large designated ensemble. In Applied Studies, students have a one on one lesson with faculty members and attend a group studio class weekly. During a one on one lesson, students study solo works or orchestra excerpts for their instrument as well as perfecting scales and other important techniques. In-studio classes, students play and study with other students learning the same instrument. Studio classes focus on playing in a chamber setting and allow students to meet and collaborate. 

When enrolled in Applied Studies, students have access to Howard Hall 24/7, which is equipped with practice rooms that are open to the public. Practice rooms are furnished with a piano, and select practice rooms have a computer or percussion instruments.

Instruments are available for students enrolled in Applied Studies to use at no cost. Depending on size, a limited number of lockers are available for students bringing their instruments.

Woodwinds

Flute

Megan Ali

Megan Ali

Instructor
Flute Performance and Instruction, Flute Pedagogy, Flute Choir

   Howard Hall 189
   (406) 994-3562
   [email protected]

Oboe

Beth Antonopulos

Beth Antonopulos

Assistant Teaching Professor
Oboe and English horn; music history

   Howard Hall 170
   (406) 580-8225
   [email protected]

Bassoon

Staff

Instructor

   Howard Hall 172
   (406) 994-9939

Clarinet

Gregory Young

Gregory Young

Professor
Clarinet, music composition and undergraduate research

   Howard Hall182
   (406) 994-5753
   [email protected]

Saxophone

Ryan Matzinger

Mr. Ryan Matzinger

Assistant Professor
Jazz History, Jazz Studies, Applied Saxophone, American Studies

   Howard Hall 137
   (406) 994-5743
   [email protected]
Jake Fleming

Jacob Fleming

Instructor

    Howard Hall 137
   (406) 994-5743
   [email protected]

 

Students wishing to take lessons on Saxophone will study with Jacob Fleming. Advanced students of any instrument wishing to study Jazz may request to study with Mr. Ryan Matzinger. 

Brass

Horn

Staff

Assistant Teaching Professor
Horn and Natural Horn

   Howard Hall 138
   (406) 994-3562

 

Trumpet

Sarah Stoneback

Dr. Sarah Stoneback

Assistant Professor
Trumpet Pedagogy and Performance, Application of Learning Theories

   Howard Hall 120
   (406) 994-3562
   [email protected]

 

Low Brass (Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba)

Jeannie Little

Dr. Jeannie Little

Assistant Professor
Applied trombone, euphonium and tuba, and University Band, Brass Pedag

   Howard Hall 139
   (406) 994-5759
   [email protected]

 

Percussion

Stephen Versaevel

Stephen Versaevel

Associate Professor
Percussion performance and pedagogy

   Howard Hall 133
   (406) 994-5757
   [email protected]

 

Strings

Violin/Viola

Angella Ahn

Angella Ahn

Associate Professor
Violin, Viola, Chamber Music

   Howard Hall 136
   (406) 994-5763
   [email protected]

 

Cello/Bass

Julia Slovarp

Julia Slovarp, D.M.A

Assistant Teaching Professor
Cello and Bass Performance, Pedagogy, Historical Research

   Howard Hall 174
   (406) 994-5767
   [email protected]

 

Guitar

Michael Videon

Michael Videon

Associate Teaching Professor
Guitar Studio, Guitar Class, Guitar Ensemble

   Howard Hall 138
   (406) 994-5760
   [email protected]

 

Piano

Mr. Kenneth Christensen

Mr. Kenneth Christensen

Assistant Teaching Professor
Piano Pedagogy, Music history, Music Theory, Class Piano and Theory

   Howard Hall 134
   [email protected]
Julie Gosswiller

Julie Gosswiller

Associate Teaching Professor
Piano, Ear Training, Piano Pedagogy, Chamber Music, Keyboard Skills

    Howard Hall 181
   (406) 994-5758
   [email protected]

 

Vocal

Elizabeth Croy

Professor Elizabeth Croy

Professor
Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Somatic Practice, SEL

   Howard Hall 176
   (406) 994-5769
   [email protected]
Jon Harney

Jon Harney

Associate Professor

Voice and Choir

    Howard Hall 175
   (406) 994-5768
   [email protected]

 

Don't see your instrument listed? 

Please contact us at [email protected] if you do not see your instrument listed. 

 Looking for beginner lessons for yourself or a child? 

The Montana State University School of Music is proud to offer Bozeman's After-school Music or BAM to any 5th-7th grade students at participating schools. Please see our Outreach page for more information.


Students/Adults looking for beginner lessons are encouraged to reach out to the appropriate faculty member to be matched with a student instructor who, if available, will arrange a lesson time and fee.