Andrea Kodner-Wenzel

22 March 2019
Andrea Kodner-Wenzel
Andrea Kodner-Wenzel

Andrea Lucia Kodner-Wenzel, age 59, died on March 14th. Andrea was an adjunct instructor in flute at Carleton from 1991 to 2001. She combined her interests and skills in music with work in information technology.

From the StarTribune, Wednesday, March 20

Andrea Lucia Kodner-Wenzel passed away on March 14th, 2019 on her 59th birthday. Most recently, she was the Deputy Director of Information Technology for Dakota County. Previously, she was Senior IT Project Manager for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Associate Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer for Metropolitan State University, Chief Information Officer for Normandale Community College, and Chief Information Officer for Northwestern Health Sciences. She had been an active member of the Twin Cities Musicians Union for many years, playing flute and piccolo, and had been an Adjunct Instructor of these instruments for ten years at Carleton College. Andrea liked to read and liked to go antiquing with her husband, which they did over the 33 years of of their marriage. She is survived by her husband Steven; her siblings Donald, Eric, Diana, and James; her nieces Laura, Eve and Leah; and her nephew, Jadon.

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  • 2019-03-27 11:35:23
    Ron Rodman

    Andrea Kodner-Wenzel taught flute, piccolo and chamber music at Carleton College from 1991 to 2001. She was always a very dedicated teacher who pushed students to excel musically, yet always with a cheerful and supportive demeanor.

    Andrea was also an accomplished artist and performer on flute and piccolo. She was very active in the music scene of the Twin Cities. At Carleton, she was always a dependable performer with the Carleton Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, and performed a solo with the Carleton Symphony Band.

    Andrea was also a highly intelligent and intellectually gifted person. She left Carleton to work in Instructional Technology, and joked with me about how “easy” the business world was compared to the music business.

    On behalf of the Carleton Music Department, our condolences to Andrea’s friends and family, especially her husband, Steven, and her siblings, especially Eric Kodner, who taught horn at Carleton for many years.  


    Ron Rodman, Chair

    Music Department