Music Faculty

Music And Teaching Talent


Emily_Davis_soprano_.jpgEMILY DAVIS, M.M.

Soprano Emily Davis recently joined the voice faculty at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wis. teaching applied vocal lessons, lyric diction, vocal pedagogy and opera workshop. Davis holds a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Southern Illinois University where she performed two full roles: the Wife in Richard Wargo’s "The Music Shop" and Rosalinda in "Die Fledermaus." In addition, Davis was featured as a soprano soloist in numerous concert, oratorio and choral settings. While completing a Bachelor of Arts in Music at Luther College, Davis sang the world premier of the soprano solo in Stephen Paulus’ Luther Mass at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minn. Along with her work as a classical singer and educator, Davis has experience in musical theater performance and pedagogy, choral music education and church music. Teachers and coaches of note include Dr. Jeanine Wagner, Dr. David Dillard, Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton, Dr. Margret Simmons, Dr. Jessica Paul and Tim Fink.

Sandy Eithun.jpgSandra Eithun, M.M.Ed

Sandra Eithun is a graduate of Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, WI, with an emphasis in the Kodály teaching method, keyboard, and flute.  She is married, has four grown children, and currently resides in New London, WI, where she has been serving as Director of Music Ministry at First Congregational United Church of Christ since 1992.  At her church, Sandra is the director of three handbell choirs, serves as choral accompanist, and organist/keyboardist.  She is the director of the Silver Lake College Handbell Ensemble, is an active member of the Handbell Musicians of America, and has served on their Area VII Board of Directors.  She has been commissioned to write music for many events and for numerous individual handbell ensembles. She has over 300 pieces for handbells in publication as well as several sacred keyboard books and teaching collections for the incorporation of handbells in the music classroom.  In 2013, Sandra had the honor of working with Doc Severinsen and the Fox Valley Symphony as handbells were a part of his holiday show, “Jingle Bell Doc” at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center.


Bill_Hampton.jpgDR. BILL HAMPTON, D.O., FACOEP, M.M., B.A.

Dr. Hampton has been adjunct faculty for trumpet performance at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc since fall 2014. 

Hampton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in honoribus in trumpet performance degree from Northern State University where he studied with Jay Coble. He completed a Master of Music degree from Appalachian State University, where he studied and served as a graduate assistant under the instruction of Joe Phelps. While at Appalachian State, he authored two trumpet method books: "High Brass Methods: A 7-Week Course for Trumpet" and "Major & Minor Sound Exercises in All Keys."

Following graduate school, Hampton matriculated to medical school in the Chicago area where he continued to perform with various orchestras, brass ensembles and as a trumpet soloist. He was the brass ensemble director for Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church for five years. He also played repiano cornet with the North American Brass Band Association’s six-time National Champion Illinois Brass Band. While living in the Chicago area, he performed at the Bristol Renaissance Festival, the Wheaton Symphony Orchestra, and the Northwest Symphony Orchestra. Hampton was a soloist for Holy Family Memorial’s Music from the Heart and presently plays trumpet with the Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra. He also has performed as a soloist with the Silver Lake Wind Ensemble.

Hampton is an emergency physician at Holy Family Memorial. He also is clinical assistant professor in emergency medicine and clinical assistant professor of ssteopathic manipulative medicine for the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Ill. He lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of emergency medicine topics for diverse audiences.

In addition to his music activities, Hampton teaches yoga. He is married with four children — the oldest in college and the youngest twin pre-schoolers.


Monica Hrudik, M.M.

Monica Hrudik earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in music from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.  

She currently plays violin in both the Manitowoc and Sheboygan symphony orchestras, and serves on the board of the Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra.  Hrudik has performed with the Sault Symphony Orchestra, the Belmont University Orchestra, and the Trevecca Symphony Orchestra.  She has more than 15 years experience playing professionally in various classical and jazz ensembles, as well as doing demo work in the studio.

While in Nashville, she taught orchestra in the Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville State Community College, and held a private studio. Currently, in addition to serving as an adjunct professor at Silver Lake College, she also teaches music in the Manitowoc Public School District.


Diana Shapiro, D.M.A.

Dr. Diana Shapiro joined us as a piano faculty at Silver Lake College in 2012. Previously, she has served on the faculty of Maranatha College, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Dr. Shapiro received her DMA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Collins Distinguished Fellow. She also holds a Masters of Music and Bachelor of Music from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and Graduate Performance Diploma from the Longy School of Music. Her teachers include Victor Rosenbaum, Martha Fischer, Irina Berkovich and legendary Israeli duo, Tamir-Eden.

As a part of the Piano Duo Varshavski-Shapiro (, she won first prizes at numerous National and International Competitions in Poland, Italy, Israel and Czech Republic. In the United States, the duo became a winner of Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition, was awarded a Career Grant from “Salon de Virtuousi” and most recently won the Astral Artists’ National Auditions. These successes led to a series of solo and festival appearances across three continents. Dr. Shapiro appeared with a number of leading instrumentalists in Israel and the USA, as well as singers of the New Israeli Opera and Royal Opera House Covent Garden. A number of her appearances in different settings were broadcast on radio and TV worldwide.

Dr. Shapiro presented her research at the National and the Great Lakes Conferences of the College Music Society and ISMTA.

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Stanislava Varshavski was born in Kharkov, Ukraine. A young piano prodigy, she had her orchestral debut at the age of 8. After receiving her initial musical training in the Ukraine, Stanislava proceeded with her studies at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy in Israel. In1998, she established the Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo with her colleague, Diana Shapiro. Within a few years the duo won first prizes at a series of international competitions, leading to a set of appearances across three continents. After studying under the legendary Israeli duo, Tamir-Eden, and professor Victor Rosenbaum in Boston, Varshavski received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied under professor Martha Fischer. In addition to her collaborations with leading instrumentalists, Varshavski also pursues an active piano education career. Currently, she is a piano faculty member at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc and Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago.


Rachel Ware Carlton, D.M.A.

Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton, director of graduate music and assistant dean of the School of Liberal Arts, is an award-winning soprano who has performed on the operatic and concert stage.  She received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Minnesota and her Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Luther College.  Dr. Ware Carlton has taught vocalists at the collegiate, secondary and elementary levels.  Her articles on vocal pedagogy, private studio management and other topics have appeared in national publications.  

Prior to joining the faculty at Silver Lake College, Dr. Ware Carlton taught at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus. The courses she taught included: Applied Voice, 20th Century Music History, Class Voice, and Introduction to Opera.  At Silver Lake College, she teaches Applied Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Vocal Diction, Vocal Literature, and Opera Workshop.

Dr. Ware Carlton conducted a major survey of vocal pedagogues to assess the current use of science and imagery in vocal studios, and published her findings in the Journal of Singing. She has presented these findings at the CMS National Convention, the CMS Great Lakes Regional Conference, the Voice Foundation’s 40th Annual Symposium, and at the Phenomenon of Singing Symposium held in Newfoundland, Canada.

Dr. Ware Carlton is a licensed Andover Educator and teaches the course “What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body.”  She is available for lessons and workshops in body mapping for both vocalists and instrumentalists. 

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Sister Lorna Zemke, D.M.A.

Dr. Lorna Zemke is professor emeritus at Silver Lake College, Manitowoc, Wis.  An experienced teacher at all levels, Sister Lorna has taught graduate and undergraduate courses, presented workshops, clinics, demonstrations and lectures throughout the U.S. and abroad for many years. Sister Lorna initiated a “Music for Tots” program at Silver Lake College, classes for children from birth through age five. The Tots program enrolls approximately 200 children each semester.  

In 1986, Sister Lorna developed the well-known program, “Lovenotes: Music for the Unborn,” that teaches expectant parents how they can use music as a bonding language with their unborn babies. The “Lovenotes”  program  was published in English and in Korean. Sister Lorna has received outstanding honors for her service and leadership in the field of music education. She has published many articles and books on a variety of topics in music education.

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Lynne Zimmerman received both her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education with Kodály emphasis from Silver Lake College. Her master’s thesis, “A Descriptive Study of the Relationship Between Language Reading Proficiency and the Age At Which Music Lessons Are Begun,” was published in ERIC’s online database. She has taught general and choral music at every level from kindergarten through high school. Currently, she teaches K-4 general music in Plymouth, Wis., maintains a private voice and piano studio, and directs the Traditional and Concert choirs at the Sheboygan Evangelical Free Church. Her community involvement includes: accompanying students at district and state music festivals, and she has been involved in a number of musical theater productions. She has been teaching online classes for Silver Lake’s Graduate Music Program since 2009.