Cornell College Summer Flute & Clarinet Camp

Camp Faculty


Victoria Rose Bishop currently serves as Principal Flute of the Southeast Iowa Symphony, Second Flute and Piccolo of the Ottumwa Symphony, Second Flute of the Quincy Symphony, and Piccoloist of the Oneota Valley Orchestra. As an active chamber musician and collaborator, Rose is the flutist of the Durward Ensemble and the GRIT Collaborative New Music Ensemble. She also regularly performs with Orchestra Iowa and the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band.

Rose is the Adjunct Professor of Flute at Cornell College, Kirkwood Community College, Mount Mercy University, and Culver-Stockton College. She provides private instruction for over 50 students and has given master classes at Kansas Wesleyan University, Graceland University, Drake University, and Grand View University. She co-created the Iowa City Flute Choir, comprised of professionals and adult amateurs. She created the Cornell College Flute day for which she commissioned Nicole Chamberlain’s The Cat’s Pajamas. The piece was premiered by the 32 student musicians.

Rose holds a Masters of Music degree in from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Music degree from Georgia State University.

Jama Stilwell, Professor of Music at Cornell College, teaches music theory and history courses, courses on music and gender, and courses which examine the concept of originality in music. Jama’s research focuses upon opera and popular culture in eighteenth-century Paris. Her 2010 article on this topic won national recognition as the recipient of the Alfred Einstein Award of the American Musicological Society. 

Jama holds degrees in musicology from Northwestern University and the University of Iowa, and a degree in flute performance from the University of Iowa, where she studied with Betty Bang Mather. 

Emily Duncan is an electrifying, theatrical performer whose music blends classical, pop, and electronic genres. She has performed with the University of Iowa’s Center for New Music, the New Juilliard Ensemble, AXIOM, and the New York Summergarden Series. Her New York venues include The New York Transit Museum, MoMA, The New York Times Building, The Colony Club, and Alice Tully Hall. In March, she made her off-Broadway debut as the beatbox flute-playing Train Conductor in Patrick Dunning’s The Signature Project. Most recently, she performed alongside members of Tangent Winds at the American Friends of Blérancort Gala honoring actress Rita Wilson. Emily also serves on the writing team for two new musicals and is a sound design teaching artist at Roundabout Theatre Company.

Emily holds bachelor’s degrees in music and English/creative writing from The University of Iowa and a master’s from The Juilliard School where she studied with Carol Wincenc.


Lisa Wissenberg is an accomplished clarinetist and is a member of numerous Eastern Iowa professional ensembles including Orchestra Iowa, Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Durward Ensemble, and the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band. She is a frequent theater orchestra performer on numerous woodwind instruments. Lisa has been a featured soloist with the Southeast Iowa Symphony, University of Iowa University Band, and the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band. 

Lisa is on the faculty at Kirkwood Community College and the Cedar Rapids Community Schools and is a founding member of Trio Brava and Cob Trio. She previously received a fellowship to study chamber music in Paris and will be the featured clarinet soloist for Chorale Midwest’s summer 2019 European tour. Lisa is a frequent clinician at area schools and has a large private studio.

Lisa has completed Doctoral work at the University of Iowa, and holds a Master of Arts in clarinet performance from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Music in instrumental music education from Coe College.

R. Joseph Dieker began his career as a member of the music faculty of Warner Pacific College. He served as Professor of Music and Chair of the Division of Fine Arts, Faculty Trustee, and Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the College during his 21 years at Culver-Stockton College. In 2010, he became Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College, and Professor of Music at Cornell College.

Joe was principal clarinetist of the Quincy (Illinois) Symphony Orchestra from 1995-2010 and appeared as a soloist with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Portland Chamber Orchestra, Oregon Sinfonietta, and the Truman State University Wind Symphony. His conducting experience includes serving as Director of Bands at Warner Pacific and Culver-Stockton Colleges and conductor of the Quincy Area Youth Orchestra. He has served as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator in collegiate, high school, festival, and contest settings.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in applied music from Warner Pacific College, a Master of Music degree in clarinet performance and literature from the University of Oregon, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in instrumental music from Arizona State University. 

In 2010, he became Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College, and Professor of Music at Cornell College. In Fall 2020, Joe will become a full-time member of the Cornell music faculty, teaching clarinet, conducting instrumental ensembles, and teaching music theory.