Faculty

JOHN A. DARLING                    
• Department Chair Fine Arts & Humanities
• Professor of Music
• A.A., The University of the State of New York
• B.A., The University of the State of New York
• M.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, Instrumental Conducting
• D.M.A., Ohio State University, Instrumental Conducting
• Telephone: 701-224-5444
• Fax Number: 701-224-5472
• Email Address: John.Darling@bismarckstate.edu

Courses Taught:
• MUSC 122 Music Theory I - 3 credits - Fall
• MUSC 124 Music Theory II - 3 credits - Spring
• MUSC 222 Music Theory III - 3 credits - Fall
• MUSC 224 Music Theory IV - 3 credits - Spring
• MUSC 132 Wind Ensemble - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 133/134 Woodwind Ensemble II - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 135/136 Brass Ensemble II - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 137 Jazz Ensemble - 1 credits - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 145 Applied Music, Non-major (lessons) - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 146 Applied Music, Major (lessons) - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 266 Basic Conducting: Instrumental - 2 credits - Spring, alternate years

The band is an ensemble that will be here as long as we learn how to play wind, brass, and percussion instruments, and as long as we love to share with others. This is the most important aspect, i.e. making music together, especially in these times when so much trash is being thrown on us and our young people. Bands, with orchestras, choirs, and chamber groups will keep our music alive. - Karel Husa, Pulitzer Prize winning composer

JEFFREY STONE
• Assistant Professor of Music
• B.A., Western Kentucky University, Music Education
• M.M., Campbellsville University, Choral Conducting
• D.M.A., North Dakota State University, Choral Conducting
• Telephone: 701-224-5438
• Fax Number: 701-224-5472
• Email Address: Jeffrey.C.Stone@bismarckstate.edu

Courses Taught:
• MUSC 100 Music Appreciation - 3 credits - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 115 Mixed Chamber Choir - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 117 Concert Choir - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 123 Aural Skills I - 2 credits - Fall
• MUSC 125 Aural Skills II - 2 credits - Spring
• MUSC 223 Aural Skills III - 2 credits - Fall
• MUSC 225 Aural Skills IV - 2 credits - Spring
• MUSC 165 Finale for Beginners - 2 credits - Spring
• MUSC 261 Basic Conducting: Instrumental - 2 credits - Spring, alternate years

DAWN HAGEROTT
• Associate Professor of Music
• B.M., University of Idaho
• M.M., Northern Arizona University
• Telephone: 701-224-5768
• Fax Number: 701-224-5472
• Email Address: Dawn.Hagerott@bismarckstate.edu

Courses Taught:
• MUSC 100; Music Appreciation - Online - 3 credits - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 118-02 Chamber Choir, Men's Ensemble - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 130/131; Class Voice, Men - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 230/231; Class Voice, Women - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 145; Applied Music, Voice - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 146; Applied Music Major, Voice - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 249/250; Vocal Methods - 2 credits - Spring, alternate years

Each of us has the potential to be a great singer. We just need to learn the tools to do this. If you have a love for music, (whatever style of music it may be) and you enjoy singing, you owe it to yourself to discover the voice that lies within you. Singing is such a wonderful way in which you can express yourself. Singing is something you can take with you anywhere, do anytime, and continue to enjoy your entire life. - Dawn Hagerott

CHRISTINE BALLENGER
• Adjunct Instructor of Music
• B.M., University of Puget Sound, Music Education
• M.A., University of New Mexico, Music Education and Clarinet Performance
• Telephone: 701-224-5444 (department chair)
• Fax Number: 701-224-5472
• Email Address: Christine.Ballenger@bismarckstate.edu

Courses Taught:
• MUSC 145 Applied Music, Woodwinds non-major - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 146 Applied Music, Woodwinds music major - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 207 Music for Teachers - 3 credits - Fall
• MUSC 305 Music Activities for Elementary Teachers - 2 credits - Spring (offered through DSU Extended Campus at BSC)

DOUGLAS KLEIN
• Adjunct Instructor of Music
• B.A., University of Advancing Technology, Tempe, AZ
• Telephone: 701-226-8570
• Fax Number: 701-224-5472
• Email Address: Douglas.Klein@bismarckstate.edu

Courses Taught:
• MUSC 145 Applied Music for guitar and bass guitar students - 1 credit - Fall, Spring & Summer
• MUSC 146 Applied Music for Music Major guitar and bass students - 1 credit - Fall, Spring & Summer
• MUSC 153 Class Guitar - Beginner - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 154 Calss Guitar II - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 155 Guitar Ensemble - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 172 Intro to Digital Audio Workstations - 2 credits - Fall
• MUSC 176 Intro to ProTool - 2 credits - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 178 Intro to Cakewalk Sonar - 2 credits - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 276 Advanced ProTool - 3 credits - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 278 Advanced Cakewalk Sonar - 2 credits - Fall & Spring

MICHAEL LANGER
• Adjunct Instructor of Music  
• B.A. University of Mary  
• B.S. University of Mary
• M.M. Boise State University
• Telephone: 701-224-5510
• Fax Number: 701-224-5472
• Email Address: Michael.J.Langer@bismarckstate.edu

Courses Taught:
• MUSC 100 Music Appreciation - 3 credits - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 137 Jazz Ensemble - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 138 Percussion Ensemble - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 145 Applied Music Piano, Non major - 1 credit - Fall, Spring & Summer
• MUSC 146 Applied Music Piano, Major - 1 credit - Fall, Spring & Summer
• MUSC 151 Class Piano I - 2 credits - Fall
• MUSC 152 Class Piano II - 2 credits - Spring
• MUSC 251 Class Piano III - 2 credits - Fall
• MUSC 252 Class Piano IV - 2 credits - Spring  

CLYDE BAUMAN
• Adjunct Instructor of Music
• A.A., Bismarck State College
• B.S., Dickinson State University
• Telephone: 701-224-5768
• Fax Number: 701-224-5472
• Email Address: Clyde.Bauman@bismarckstate.edu

Courses Taught:
• MUSC 100 Music Appreciation - 3 credits - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 101 Fundamentals of Music - 2 credits - Spring & Summer
• MUSC 118 Women's Chamber Ensemble - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 145 Applied Music Voice, Non-major - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 146 Applied Music Voice, Major - 1 credit - Fall & Spring

Perhaps no other pursuit offers the rewards that music does. Whether we use it to make a living, enjoy time with friends or family, teach others, express love or patriotism, commune with God, or sing our children to sleep, we can bless and favor others with the gift of music - a gift we can carry with us through our whole life. - Clyde Bauman

LAURA PROKOPYK
• Telephone: 701-224-5768
• Fax Number: 701-224-5472
• Email Address: laura.prokopyk@bismarckstate.edu 

Courses Taught:
• MUSC 121 String Ensemble - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 145 Applied Music - Strings - 1 credits - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 146 Applied Music, Major - Strings - 1 credit - Fall & Spring

ROB PESKE
• Adjunct Instructor of Music
• B.S., University of Mary
• B.A., University of Mary
• M.Ed., University of Mary
• Telephone: 701-224-5444
• Fax Number: 701-224-5472
• Email Address: Robert.Peske@bismarckstate.edu

Courses Taught:
• MUSC 145 Applied Music - Percussion, Non-major - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 146 Applied Music - Percussion, Major - 1 credit - Fall & Spring

SHAWN BOEHM
• Adjunct Instructor of Music
• Telephone: 701-224-5444 (department chair)
• Fax Number: 701-224-5472
• Email Address: Shawn.Boehm@bismarckstate.edu

Courses Taught:
• MUSC 145 Applied Music for high brass - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 146 Applied Music for high brass - 1 credit - Fall & Spring

CRAIG GOETTLE
• Adjunct Instructor of Music
• Telephone: 701-224-5444 (department chair)
• Fax Number: 701-224-5472
• Email Address: Craig.Goettle@bismarckstate.edu

Courses Taught:
• MUSC 145 Applied Music for low brass - 1 credit - Fall & Spring
• MUSC 146 Applied Music for low brass - 1 credit - Fall & Spring