Instrumental Music

Welcome to the home of Instrumental Music at Simpson College! 

Here you will find information for current and future students. We are a vibrant instrumental department that features a wide range of performance and educational opportunities. 
If you have any questions or for more information, please contact Dr. Dave Camwell or Dr. Michael Eckerty. 


All of Simpson's Instrumental Ensembles are open to students who are majoring in music as well as any other academic areas on campus.

Click on the links below for more information on each Simpson College ensemble:

Instrumental Faculty

Dr. John Benoit - Professor of Music - Trombone/Music Theory
Linda Benoit - Violin/Viola
Dr. Dave Camwell - Associate Professor of Music - Saxophone/Jazz Studies
Dr. Mike Eckerty - Assistant Professor of Music - Director of Bands/Bassoon
Dr. Kim Helton - Flute/Piccolo
Steven Kennedy - Guitar/Jazz Improvisation
Steve McCombs - Percussion
Jay Nugent - Instrumental Music Education
Jim Oatts - Trumpet
Susan Odem - Oboe
Mike Short - Tuba/Euphonium/Bass trombone
Sandy Tatge - Cello/Double Bass
Kariann Voigts - Clarinet
French Horn: TBA