Kathleen Kastner, D.M.A.

Professor of Music (Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, Music History)
On Faculty since 1972

Office: Edman Chapel 208
Phone: (630)752-5830


D.M.A., 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.

Her pedagogy book, The Marimba: Teach It! was published in 2013.



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