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.