Kathleen Kastner, D.M.A.

Professor of Music
On Faculty since 1972

Office: Edman Chapel 2081
Phone: (630)752-5830


DMA, University of Illinois

About Kathleen Kastner

Kathleen Kastner teaches percussion, as well as twentieth century music history and world music. As Wheaton's first resident percussion teacher, she founded the Percussion Ensemble in the fall of 1972. She received her doctorate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she studied with Thomas Siwe. Dr. Kastner has been involved in the Percussive Arts Society for many years, having previously served as a member of the Board of Directors, associate editor for research of Percussive Notes, chair of the Scholarly Research Committee, PAS historian, and Illinois State Chapter President.


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