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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. Michael Eckerty or Dr. Brian Rodesch.

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

Simpson Orchestra

Community Orchestra Photo

Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble

Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band

Chamber Ensembles

Lekberg Winds Photo

Instrumental Faculty

Dr. John Benoit - Professor of Music - Trombone/Music Theory
Linda Benoit - Violin/Viola
Dr. George Dougherty IV- Trumpet
Dr. Mike Eckerty - Associate Professor of Music - Director of Bands/Bassoon
Laura Erickson - Harp
Dr. Kim Helton - Flute/Piccolo
Joshua Johnson - Horn
Steven Kennedy - Guitar/Jazz Improvisation
Steve McCombs - Percussion
Jay Nugent - Instrumental Music Education
Susan Odem - Oboe
Dr. Brian Rodesch- Assistant Professor of Saxophone/Jazz Studies
Mike Short - Tuba/Euphonium/Bass trombone
Sandy Tatge - Cello/Double Bass
Kariann Voigts - Clarinet