Music Faculty & Staff
Leslie A. Henry, M.M., MT-BC, Assistant Professor, Director of Music Therapy
M.M. with emphasis in Music Therapy, Colorado State University
B.M. Music Therapy, Alverno College
Leslie joined the college in 2016, bringing with her 22 years of clinical music therapy experience in the Greater Milwaukee Area at a wide variety of Milwaukee based health community based agencies including: Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, Clement Zablocki VA, Seasons Hospice, and St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care. She holds a fellow designation with the Robert F. Unkefer Academy of Neurologic Music Therapists and is involved at the national level with the American Music Therapy Association as a co-chair to the Professional Advocacy Committee. During her 22 year professional tenure, she has taught Creative Music Making, a seminar in understanding sensory processing and the music therapist, supervised nearly 30 clinical practicum students and 8 interns.
Nancy Dexter-Schabow, M.MT, MT-BC, WMTR, Assistant Professor of Music, Alverno College Music Therapy Clinic Supervisor
M.MT. Music Therapy, Temple University
B.M. Music Therapy and Piano Pedagogy, Alverno College
With 15+ years of part-time teaching experience at Alverno College, Nancy brings to the classroom her knowledge from ongoing work as a community music therapy clinician. Her clinical work for the past 23 years has focused on providing meaningful music therapy services for persons with autism and developmental disabilities. She has integrated documentation techniques and advocacy work into classroom discussion and assignments, striving to keep students on the cutting edge of a rapidly changing clinical landscape.
Mary A. Jirovec, Adjunct Instructor, Performance Lab and Clarinet
M.S. in Music Education, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
B.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Mary studied 4 years with former Milwaukee Symphony Principal Clarinetist Russell Dagon. She taught in Public Education for 30+ years and is also teaching clarinet and saxophone at the university level. She has travelled extensively overseas in short term missions with music/drama teams and teaching ESL.
Linda Nielsen Korducki, Adjunct Instructor, Music HIstory, Flute, Performance Coordinator
D.M.A., Flute Performance, University of Wisconsin-Madison M.M., Flute Performance, University of Minnesota B.F.A., Flute Performance, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Linda Nielsen Korducki, has been a part-time faculty member at Alverno College since 2006, where she teaches flute lessons, music history and conducts the flute ensemble. In addition to her earned degrees, her education includes the completion Trevor Wye's "Flute Studio," a one-year residential course in Kent, England. Nielsen currently performs as principal flutist of the Fox Valley and Oshkosh Symphony Orchestras, and was a member of the former Green Bay Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Bel Canto Chorus, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Pops and Wisconsin Chamber orchestras. She has performed as a soloist with the Fox Valley Symphony, Green Bay Civic Symphony and Concord Chamber Orchestra. In addition to her active performing career, Nielsen has maintained a private teaching studio in the Milwaukee area for over twenty years and served on the faculty of the International Music Camp from 1991-2005. She has taught as a guest instructor at the University of Minnesota, UW-Whitewater, UW-Parkside, and is a sought-after clinician at flute festivals and summer music clinics.
Diane Skrobis, Director, Alverno College Chorus
MS in Music Education, UW- Milwaukee
BM in Music Education, Alverno College
Kodaly Certificate, Alverno College
Diane is proud to return to her alma mater as choral director. She is the Founder/Director of the Singing Tree - a preschool music and movement program for children and caregivers from birth to age six and the Children's Choir of Waukesha, a choral program featuring four choirs spanning grades 1 through 12. Diane's students frequently audition into regional and national honors choirs. She is also a free lance piano accompanist, vocal coach and church musician.
Heidi Suprenant, Adjunct Instructor, Music Theory
M.M. Music Composition, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
B.A. Music Education, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
B.S.E. Broad-field Social Studies/History
An adjunct instructor at Alverno College since 2008, Heidi has taught classes in music theory, aural and keyboard skills, music history, contemporary music, and music appreciation. In addition to teaching, Heidi serves as accompanist for two local congregations and also has experience as a synagogue musician. Her favorite hobby, creative writing, led her to join the Broken Walls Writers’ Group, of which she is a long-time member. As a composer, Heidi especially enjoys writing works for voice, piano, and brass. Other life experiences include a term of service in the U.S. military; after earning her undergraduate degrees, Heidi played horn in the 296th Army Band, stationed near Tokyo, Japan. She currently plays horn with two community bands and the Heritage Brass.
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