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  • Karen Kitterman – MSU Denver Campus Manager and Vocals
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    Karen Kitterman - MSU Denver Campus Manager and Vocals As a singing voice specialist, science enthusiast, classically trained pianist of 27 years, and a half-way decent banjo picker, Karen Kitterman is a unique addition to the DIME Faculty. Beginning her masters in commercial voice pedagogy at Shenandoah Conservatory, she later...
  • MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDIES
    Bart Dahl - Music Industry Studies
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    Bart Dahl lends his skills to DIME Denver as our teacher of the Domestic Music Market, part of our Music Industry Studies program. And if you’ve ever enjoyed listening to Nathaniel Rateliff or the indie rock legends Dinosaur Jr, then you already know how pivotal Dahl has been for...
  • Vocals and Songwriting
    Kristi Stice - Vocals & Songwriting
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    Kristi Stice knows that nothing enhances musical creativity quite like knowing music theory. Each student has an individual pool of creative talent, but theory is the language students need to make their voices heard. As a professional musician, vocalist, and composer, Stice brings to DIME Denver’s students an impressive...
  • Guitar
    Patrick Scott Unruh - Guitar
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    Born and raised in the small town of Brighton, CO, Patrick Scott Unruh turned to the least quiet thing he could find: the fuzzy crunch of amplified guitars. With his unrelenting drive to master the guitar, Unruh soon turned to overdrive pedals by founding and managing his own heavy...
  • Songwriting
    Junior Burke - Songwriting
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    Junior Burke joins DIME Denver as the school’s songwriting instructor. And if you listen to Richie Havens or Mandy Patinkin, chances are you’ve heard a record written or produced by him. Burke’s folk-and-roots-infused sound has even caught the ear of American-folk-rock’s founding father, Bob Dylan, who recorded one of...
  • Drums and Music History
    Andreas Schmid - Drums and Music History
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    Andreas Schmid’s path to being DIME Denver’s drumming instructor began at age 9, when he joined a drumline. Schmid has been marching through the music business ever since. As one of Denver’s go-to professional drummers, Schmid’s mastery over a myriad of genres has made him a go-to for artists...
  • Bass
    Ron Bland - Bass
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    Ron Bland lends DIME Denver 40 years of talent—four decades of being a professional musician and playing the bass guitar. On the stages of concert halls and theaters, or in the padded walls of recording studio rooms, Bland has played virtually every stile of music under the sun. Bland...