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unknown-person-b.jpgDr. Joshua Mietz
Executive Director

Bio coming soon

Instrumental Director TBA

vreeman_zach_c1.jpgDr. Zachary Vreeman
Vocal Director

In the fall of 2013, Dr. Zach Vreeman joined the faculty of Casper College as Director of Choral Activities, where he conducts the Collegiate Chorale, Men’s and Women’s Choirs, and the Casper College Contemporary Singers. Before coming to Casper, he served as the Assistant Choir Director at the University of Wyoming. He earned a D.M.A. in choral conducting from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, where he studied conducting with Peter Eklund and Therees Hibbard. As a conductor, Dr. Vreeman has directed a wide variety of both choral and instrumental ensembles at all levels, including school choral ensembles from elementary to college, and bands and orchestras at the secondary level, as well as community and church ensembles. He appears frequently as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the country, but has also sung professionally with several ensembles, including the Anchorage Concert Chorus and Chorale, Anchorage Opera, and most recently with the new Colorado Bach Ensemble and Abendmusik in Lincoln, Nebraska.



burger.jpgLarry Burger
Technical Director

Burger has a linage of audio production ranging from studio recordings, live sound venues, broadcast experience, and  producing radio shows for weekly radio broadcasts featuring interviews and live musical guests.

He gained experience working in broadcast trucks for regional and national presentations.

Burger has performed live sound engineering forcConcerts from jazz greats, concert bands, rock bands and percussion performances. Burger  is the Sound Design Instructor at Casper College.

As an innovator of Digital mixing and Computer Controlled sound systems. Burger is a system design expert from manual operation to sophisticated intelligent automation consoles. Working across the nation and Morocco, Barcelona, and Monaco.


KCOE.jpgKathy Coe
Administrative Coordinator

Kathy Coe is the Academic Assistant for the School of Fine Arts and Humanities and has been at Casper College for 8 years. Kathy received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Wyoming.

In addition to administrative support for the Kinser Jazz Festival, Kathy is also coordinates many of the Music department's events including the Big Band Dinner Dance and the RedStone Recital and Gallery Series.

Supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.



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