Music Faculty


dylanDylan Thomas Chmura-Moore, D.M.A., is a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician, and has recently performed with Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and Isthmus Brass. Notable international solo appearances include recitals at the Internationale Ferienkurse Fur Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany, and the Lucerne Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland. He can be heard on Mode, Summit, EuroArts, Albany, TZADIK, and the Accentus record label. His solo album, Flag, was recently released by Peer 2 Records.

 Dr. Chmura-Moore was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a Paul Collins Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellow at the university and focused his studies on the research and performance of newly composed music. Previously, Dr. Chmura-Moore studied at New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts where he received two Master of Music degrees, one in trombone, and the other in conducting. Upon graduation, Dr. Chmura-Moore was awarded academic honors, a distinction in performance, and the Gunther Schuller Medal, the highest honor awarded by the conservatory. Dr. Chmura-Moore received the Bachelor of Music degree from Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music.  

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Sandra Eithun, M.M.Ed. 

SSandy Eithun.jpgandra 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.




Dr. Bill 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 osteopathic 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.




After a brief stint in mathematics at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee-born Sam Handley switched careers to pursue singing opera, concert, and recital. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, a Master of Music from UW-Madison and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Houston.  On both the operatic and concert stage, Sam has earned praise for his "rich, burnished” voice and

the “genuine emotional depth of his characterizations." The 2018/2019 season includes returns to Houston (Stradella with Ars Lyrica) and Milwaukee (Beethoven 9th with UW-Milwaukee) plus a role and company debut of Don Alfonso with the Rochester Philharmonic. During the 2017/2018, Sam joined the Dallas Opera for Eric Korngold’s Der Ring des Polykrates and the Lyric Opera of Chicago for a new, well-received opera called Fellow Travelers. In June, he traveled to Beijing to sing the role of Konrad Nachtigall in Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, a role he also performed at the San Francisco Opera in 2015.
Additionally, Sam performed in Verdi's Requiem (Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra and Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra), Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado (Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra), Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem (UW-Milwaukee orchestra and chorus), and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (Symphony New Hampshire).  From 2015 to 2017, Sam sang Alberich in The Essential Ring, Jonathan McPhee’s new distillation of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, with the Lexington Symphony and Symphony New Hampshire. He joined the roster of The Metropolitan Opera for Der Rosenkavalier in 2017.  After appearing in Puccini’s Il trittico at the Castleton Festival in Virginia, Sam was invited back to sing Colline in La bohème, conducted by Lorin Maazel, with whom Sam made his Asian debut singing Basilio in il barbiere di Siviglia at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing. He made his European debut as Escamillo with Theatre Aachen.  Sam’s operatic training includes apprentice programs of Santa Fe Opera, San Francisco Opera’s Merola and Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center, where he performed more than a dozen roles, including Quince in Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Tom in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera.
On the symphonic stage, Sam's repertoire includes masterworks by Handel, Haydn, Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Mozart, and Vaughan Williams. He has been a guest artist with the Houston Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival with James Conlon.

A fervent proponent of contemporary composers, Sam has sung in a number of world premieres, including Wlad Marhulet’s The Property with Lyric Unlimited, a community engagement, artistic and educational initiative of Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Sam's recordings include Dominick Argento’s Casanova’s Homecoming on Newport Classic and a DVD of his collaboration with Peter Schickele for P. D. Q. Bach called Houston: We Have a Problem!
Sam has long loved sharing his knowledge of the art of singing, and was a Teaching Fellow during both his Master and Doctoral studies. He has taught at UW-Platteville, Lee College, San Jacinto College, and Madison Summer Music Clinic and is in demand as a Master Teacher, Clinician and Adjudicator. Sam currently serves on the faculties of Silver Lake College in Wisconsin, as well as North Park and DePaul Universities, both in Chicago. He is a member of the Associate Board of Directors of Green Lake Festival of Music.

When not teaching or traveling for performances, Sam lives in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter sailing, hiking, camping, cooking and fine dining. 



Joshua Hernday

Joshua Hernday has appeared with many ensembles throughout the Midwest United States and Russia, and is currently the inaugural director of the Neenah Community Orchestra. He also has appeared with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Fox Valley Symphony, Triton College Wind Ensemble, Illinois State University Symphonic Winds, Illinois State University Orchestras and Opera, Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, Oshkosh Youth Symphony, and was Music Director at The Grand Opera House in 2010 (Oshkosh, Wis). He was the founding director of the Bloomington-Normal Summer Orchestra.

A dedicated advocate for chamber music, Hernday has directed and performed with a multitude of chamber ensembles throughout the Midwest and was the founding hornist of the Phrygian Winds, a wind quintet based in the Wisconsin Fox Valley.

Originally from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Hernday attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where he received his bachelor’s degree in Horn Performance while studying with Dr. Bruce Atwell. While there, he began his conducting studies with Dr. Lucia Matos (Northern Illinois University). He received masters degrees in Horn Performance and Orchestral Conducting from Illinois State University in 2015 where he was graduate assistant to Dr. Martin Seggelke and the ISU Wind Symphony when they were awarded The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance in 2015. His primary instructors were, respectively, Dr. Joe Neisler, Dr. Glenn Block, and Dr. Martin Seggelke.

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Jonathan Kim

Jonathan Kim and his wife come to Silver Lake College from Tucson, Arizona where he has worked on his D.M.A in Choral Conducting at the University of Arizona. Kim earned his M.S.M. in Choral Conducting from the University of Notre Dame, and his B.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of California, Irvine. He has conducted choirs at the collegiate and high school levels, and various community choirs, opera choruses and professional choirs. He has been the Artistic Director of the Tucson Masterworks Chorale, the University of Arizona’s Collegium Musicum, and the Assistant Director of the Grammy Nominated professional choir, True Concord: Voices & Orchestra. Internationally, Jonathan has conducted performances at the Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Stara Zagora State Opera House in Bulgaria. He also maintains a professional vocal career, having sung with Opera Pacific, and Fort Wayne Philharmonic as an Artist in Residence and many other venues and organizations.

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Born in Santiago, Chile, Marisol Kuborn received a Bachelors of Music and a percussion performance degree from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Chile.  She has also received a “Fin du 3éme cycle” (Performance Degree) from the Conservatory of Music of Quebec-Montreal in Canada and a “Concours en Percussion” (Masters of Music & Artists Performance Certificate) from the Conservatory of Music of Quebec-Montreal, Canada where she also was awarded the “Prix d’excellence” award.  While studying in Montreal, Canada she also received the DESS (Orchestral Performance Degree) from the University of Montreal.

 She is a member of the percussion section of Fox Valley Symphony, Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra, Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra as well as Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra.  Marisol has also played with many Percussion and World Music Ensembles in the US, Canada, and Chile including Marian University Steel Band, Titan Steen Band of UW Oshkosh, Island Magic Steel Drum Band, Rant & Rave Festival Steel Band of Wilmington, DE and El Extasis Percussion Ensemble, Bloco – Brazillian Samba ensemble.

 She currently teaches Applied Percussion Studies at the University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, Oshkosh and Silver Lake College.  She is the percussion coach of the Fox Valley Youth Orchestra percussion section.  Marisol continues to play percussion music in many styles and with many ensembles also educating students through school music workshops on steel drum and percussion.



Emma McAlister earned a Bachelor of Music Performance from UW Whitewater and a Masters in Music Education with an emphasis in Suzuki Talent Education from UW Stevens Point. At UW Whitewater she had the privilege of being appointed concertmaster of the UW Whitewater Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra and was a member of the Chancellor’s Quartet. She was also a fellow in the Lake Geneva Symphony Fellowship Program.  While at UW Stevens Point she was assistant concertmaster of the UW Stevens Point Symphony. She has registered Suzuki Associations of America Training for Suzuki Violin Unit 1 through Unit 8.  Emma has extensive experience teaching private violin lessons, group classes, and coaching orchestra sectionals. She enjoys working with students of all ages and skill levels.  



Patricia Milsted received her BME at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and her MME at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She teaches applied Bassoon at Silver Lake College, Lakeland University and at the Lakeland University Music Camp. She is a full time band and orchestra instructor for the Sheboygan Area School District.

She is a member of the Sheboygan Symphony and Principal Bassoonist with the Wisconsin Symphonic Wind Ensemble based in Neenah, WI. She has performed with orchestras and chorales throughout northeastern Wisconsin including Manitowoc, Green Bay, Oshkosh and the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestras, the South Shore Chorale (Fond du lac, WI), Dudley Birder Chorale (Green Bay) and the Lakeshore Chorale (Sheboygan). Ms. Milsted has been a featured soloist with the Plymouth City Band and the Silver Lake Wind Ensemble. She is an active freelancer performing with various local groups and at local churches. Ms. Milsted maintains a private bassoon studio, and her major teachers include Keith Sweger, Richard Lottridge and Robert Barris.


Diana Shapiro, D.M.A.

Dr. Diana Shapiro currently serves as Associate Professor of piano and Department Chair. 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.  She was a featured clinician at the Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois state conferences of the Music Teachers Association. Among others, her performances were selected for the National Conference of Chamber Music America. 

Dedicated pedagogue, Dr. Shapiro's students won state and national competitions, presented at the state conference, and performed in Carnegie Hall. 

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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 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., PROFESSOR EMERITUS

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.