NDSU Performing Arts announces appointments

Bill Law, assistant director of North Dakota State University’s Division of Performing Arts, has been named the division’s director of development and will lead fundraising for scholarships, equipment and operations for the division, which includes the Challey School of Music and the Department of Theatre Arts. Law also holds the position of executive director of BisonArts, an organization working in support of the Division of Performing Arts.  Law has a bachelor’s degree in music from NDSU and a master’s in music from Minnesota State University-Moorhead.

Amy Richardson joined the division as promotions director in the fall of 2015. She works with staff, faculty, and students to promote the music and theatre events, and the division as a whole. Prior to this, she was communications director at Plains Art Museum, and held lead corporate communications roles at Noridian Healthcare Solutions, Otter Tail Corporation and Banner Health System. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from MSUM.

Dr. Cassie Keogh joined the Challey School of Music as assistant professor of clarinet in the 2015 fall semester. She teaches applied clarinet lessons, woodwind chamber music and music theory classes. Dr. Keogh has taught music theory at Oklahoma City University, University of Oklahoma and Michigan State University. She holds bachelor’s degrees in clarinet performance and music education from the University of Montana, master’s degrees in clarinet performance and music theory pedagogy from Michigan State University, and a doctorate in clarinet performance from the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Mariane Lemieux-Wottrich has been named admissions coordinator and lecturer in voice at the Challey School of Music. She oversees recruitment and scholarship programs, and teaches voice-related classes. She joined NDSU as adjunct instructor of voice in 2014. Lemieux-Wottrich has performed in Canada, America and Europe and made her debut with FM Opera in April 2015 in the lead role of Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment. Prior to joining NDSU, Lemieux-Wottrich was development manager with MasterVoices in New York City. She earned her master’s degree at the Manhattan School of Music and obtained her doctorate in musical arts from Stony Brook University in New York.

Dr. Sarah Prigge has been named the Challey School of Music graduate student administrator and class piano coordinator, in addition to her role as the director of the NDSU Music Academy, a community program providing music lessons for all ages and abilities. She is also an active collaborative pianist at NDSU, working with vocal and instrumental students. She received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in music from NDSU, and was selected as the 2012 graduate commencement student speaker.

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