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Faculty Members

Department Chair

William Malone

M.M., New England Conservatory of Music, 1980

B.M., Wichita State University, 1977



Shazia Ali

M.M., Boston University, 2020

B.Mus., University of Denver, 2011

A.A., Pikes Peak Community College, 2007

Shazia Ali holds a Master's Degree in Music Education from Boston University and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from The Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. Currently, Shazia teaches full time at Pikes Peak Community College and is an adjunct professor at UCCS. She is also the Director of Music at First Baptist Church in Colorado Springs and performs regularly for several organizations including UCCS, Colorado Springs Conservatory, and the Denver Nature and Science Museum. Shazia is also an active member of the American Music Society and co-founder of PRISMM Arts Center, a community driven organization providing free and low-cost classes in music, dance and art.

In her free time, Shazia enjoys spending time with her eleven year old son, traveling, and exploring all that beautiful Colorado has to offer. 

Assistant Professor

Gayle Grace

M.A., Vocal Pedagogy, Regis University, 2012

B.M., Friends University, 1974


Associate Professor

Sally Ann Wilson

M.M., The Juilliard School, 1981

B.A., Butler University, 1975


Adjunct Instructors


Bruce Anderson

B.A., Adams State College, 2001



James Bader

M.Mus., University of New Mexico, 2005

B.A., Fort Lewis College, 2001


Andrew Friedrichs

University of Miami, Frost School of Music, DMA 2017

University of Miami, Frost School of Music, MM 2014

Eastman School of Music, BM 2012

Trombonist, Andrew Friedrichs  has won professional auditions for both the U.S. Army “Pershing’s Own” Ceremonial Band and the Air Force “Heritage Band of America.”

He is a previous member of the Florida Grand Opera and the Palm Beach Symphony and has subbed with orchestras throughout Florida and Colorado.   A winner of the Frost Concerto Competition, Andrew performed Paul Creston’s “Fantasy for Trombone and Orchestra” with the Frost Symphony Orchestra.

His doctoral paper entitled “Suggestions for Incorporating Entrepreneurship Education in the Classical Brass Performance Studio” presents salient guidelines for adopting entrepreneurship education best practices in the music education realm.

Andrew is also an active composer and arranger and works as Associate Music Director at Village Seven Presbyterian Church.



Karine Garibove


DMAin String Quartet Performance,  Gnesins' Russian Academy of Music, Moscow, Russia


MM in Violin Performance and Pedgagogy, Gnesins' Russin Academy of Music, Moscow, Russia


Violinist Karine Garibova was born and raised in Moscow and started playing violin at the age six. Ms. Garibova earned a M.M. in violin performance and pedagogy, and a D.M.A. in String Quartet performance from the Gnesins’ Russian Academy of Music in Moscow, Russia. Ms. Garibova is a founding member of the Veronika String Quartet, which launched itself onto the international arena early, taking top prizes at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and Shostakovich International String Quartet Competition among others. Since then, this foursome has appeared in important halls in Moscow, London, Madrid, Jerusalem, New York and Chicago.  Noteworthy collaborations have included those with members of the Amadeus, American and Fine Arts quartets, and with Ruth Laredo, Richard Stolzman, and Lawrence Leighton Smith. 

Performances of the complete canon of the quartet repertory, coupled with its devotion to the modernist idiom, have resulted in a discography of nine recordings on Carlton Classics and Vienna Modern Masters, featuring an impressive array of works ranging from W.A. Mozart to Nancy Van de Vate. The Veronika String Quartet has held artistic posts at Colorado State University - Pueblo and at Ohio’s Lancaster Music Festival, where it currently performs as quartet-in-residence.  


Since 2000 Ms. Garibova has also been playing with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic under the direction of Josep Caballé Domenech, where she became Associate Principal Second Violin in 2004. She teaches privately in Colorado Springs and coaches the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony and the Alpenglow Music Programs. Ms. Garibova also enjoyed serving on the faculty of Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College and Denver University. Karine is a member of the Music Teacher National Association and the Pikes Peak Musicians Association.

Ms. Garibova is collaborating in chamber music performances with musicians from Colorado to Russia. Among those are memorable sessions with Lawrence Leighton Smith, Altezza Trio and colleagues from the Moscow Virtuosi.


Connie Heidenreich

M.M., Indiana University, 1982

B.S.M., Indiana University, 1978



Edward Heller

AA in Music Pikes Peak Community College

BA in Philosophy - UCCS

Ed Heller is a Jazz, Rock & Blues Piano Performer and Instructor at PPCC.

 Ed finishing his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at UCCS.  In 2017 he returned to PPCC due to his passion for teaching and his love for music.

 His other ventures include being a mentor at the Colorado Springs Conservatory, gigging around Colorado Springs and being the principal pianist/co-leader for the Crossroads Praise Band at First United Methodist Church.


Mary Hoshijo

M.Mus., University of New Mexico, 1978

B.Mus., University of New Mexico, 1976

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Kaylyn Kinney

Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education, Boston University, 2021

M.Mus., Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University, 1995

B.Mus., Oberlin College, 1993

Professional Certificate in Arts Management, SUNY Purchase College

Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management, SUNY Purchase College

Kaylyn Kinney teaches a variety of music courses for Pikes Peak Community College and several State University of New York (SUNY) colleges.  Dr. Kinney completed her Doctor of Musical Arts in music education at Boston University.  Her previous degrees include a Bachelor’s degree in flute performance from Oberlin College; a Masters degree in flute performance from Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University; a Professional Certificate in Arts Management, and a Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management from SUNY Purchase College.  In arts administration, she has been involved with the League of American Orchestras, and has worked for the Aspen Music Festival and the Colorado College Summer Music Festival.


Emily Melgr


Abram Minzer

D.M.A., West Virginia University, 1981

M.Mus., Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1978



Terri Moon

Swelinck Conservatory (Amsterdam, Netherlands) -- Certificate in Early Music Performance

M.Mus., University of North Texas, 1984

B.Mus., Sam Houston State University, 1981

Certificate, University of North Texas, 1984

Terri Moon was first introduced to the violin as a child in Pittsburgh, PA while listening to a recording of "Scheherezade" by Rimsky Korsakov. She begged for a violin and began studying at age 11. She became the concertmaster of her high school orchestra in Laramie, Wyoming, and performed in several All State Orchestras, finally deciding to major in music.

Terri was the concertmaster of her college orchestra in Texas and earned a bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State. In between her bachelor's and master's degrees she spent one year studying with Fritz Seigal, the concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony. In the middle of her master's at University of North Texas, she became very interested in the music of the Renaissance and Baroque time periods and was given a scholarship to attend the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin College.

She and her father together built a baroque violin and bass viola da gamba which she then took to Amsterdam to pursue Early Music studies in voice and violin for one year. After returning to the US, she married Steve Moon and together they raised 4 children, all of whom play stringed instruments. She has performed as a free-lance violinist in the Colorado Springs area for over 30 years, playing with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. and many other orchestras and chamber ensembles.

Terri has over 40 years of private teaching experience and maintains a private studio for students of all ages, including one young student in Rwanda, Africa, whom she has worked with via Skype. You can watch a 10 minute video about this experience here:

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Martha Muehleisen

M.M., Peabody Institure, John Hopkins University, 2007

Certificate of Contemporary Music Performance, University of Maryland

Violinist/Violist Martha Muehleisen has performed throughout the US and Europe as an orchestral, chamber, and solo musician.  In 2010 and 2011 she was selected as a participant in the Lucerne Festival Academy in Lucerne, Switzerland where she was able to work with Pierre Boulez and members of the Ensemble Intercontemporain. 

Martha frequently performs as part of the Peak Frequency Festival at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. In the summer of 2017, she was a guest artist with mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen performing György Kurtág’s Kafka Fragmente at the University of Missouri Kansas City Composition Workshop. In 2019, she performed a lecture recital titled The Art of the Duo featuring works for violin and electronics at the VU Symposium in Park City, Utah, and in 2020 presented a solo violin work at the virtual New Music Gathering. Martha has been fortunate to play under conductors Marin Alsop, Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, David Robertson, and James DePreist.

She has also worked with many different composers on chamber and orchestral music including Pierre Boulez, Louis Andriessen, and George Lewis. She completed her Masters Degree at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in 2007, studying primarily with Herbert Greenberg, and has also completed a Certificate of Contemporary Music Performance at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, studying with Airi Yoshioka. 

Martha currently serves as a Lecturer in Violin/Viola at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She performs on a French violin made in 1880 by Nestor Audinot, student of Sébastian Vuillaume.



Julie Mynett

M.Mus., University of Denver, 1977

B.M.Ed., University of Denver, 1972

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Roger Nutter

 University of Northern Colorado

Roger Nutter studied with Paul Parker and Bobby Montoya in Pueblo, CO, also with Harry Leahey in Plainfield NJ, (all former students of Johnny Smith) and has been making a living since 1973 performing and teaching.

Roger studied classical guitar, theory and composition at the University of Northern Colorado and is a member of A.S.C.A.P.

He has been an Adjunct Instructor since 1996 at Pikes Peak Community College of Private Instruction on guitar and bass, as well as Music Theory and Guitar Performance Classes.

As a guitarist, bassist and vocalist Roger has entertained audiences ranging from politicians and first responders; people of all ages ranging from children to senior citizens, residents of care centers, rehabilitation hospital patients, bar patrons and bikers.

He has accompanied many fine musicians and vocalists, as well as provided guitar music for many religious groups, weddings, funerals, graduations and subsequent related receptions and parties, art show openings, fill in guitarist at the Broadmoor, you name, he’s done it.

Roger was the music director for an off-Broadway musical called “The Brass Peddler” in New York City in 1984. Prior to that he had been performing in the greater New York/New Jersey area, and even played on the street corners in Greenwich Village a few times.

In the mid to late 90’s his band played several outdoor music festivals and was the opening act at Falcon Stadium in 1999 for the recording artist Kenny Rogers.

Roger was a member of Academy Jazz Ensemble, (big band), for their 2016 and 2017 seasons, and is currently with Colorado Country, Masquerade, (ballroom dance band), and Equinox, (PPCC faculty jazz duo through quintet).


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Carla Parmentier

BME, University of Nothern Colorado, 1987

Carla Parmentier graduated Magna Cum Laude and was awarded the Presser Scholar from UNC.

She taught K-12 vocal and instrumental music in Karval, Colorado for 10 years during which time she founded the Karval Children's Chorale and the Eastern Colorado Elementary Honor Band.  During that time, she was also a recipient of the High Plains Educator Award.  Recently, Carla has been a piano accompanist for the Widefield School District, the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale, and Pikes Peak Community College.





Clark Wilson

M.M., The Juilliard School, 1982

B.M., University of Louisville, 1978

Clark Wilson teaches Music Appreciation, Music History and Fundamentals of Music at PPCC.

As an active chamber musician, Clark is the president and bassoonist of the Ute Pass Chamber Players in Woodland Park. He is also a Piano Technician for PPCC, taking care of some of the performance pianos at the DTSC.

Clark was Principal Bassoon of the Colorado Symphony/Philharmonic for nineteen seasons, appearing as a soloist in the Haydn and Mozart Symphonia Concertantes. He has appeared as a soloist with the Ute Pass Chamber Players in concertos by Mozart, Hummel and Vivaldi.

Clark is married to PPCC Music Faculty member Sally Ann Wilson. He enjoys fly fishing in Colorado’s magnificent high country.

Clark attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and holds a Bachelor of Music with honors degree from the University of Louisville and a Masters of Music degree from the Juilliard School.