Higher Education Experience
Conductor, The Augsburg Concert Band
Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN, 2016–present
Conduct The Augsburg Concert Band, a concert band with approximately 50% music majors. Teach basic & advanced/instrumental conducting, instrumental methods, music theory, and the clarinet studio. Faculty advisor to the student-run pep band. Assist with departmental duties including recruiting, assessment, and NASM review.
Director of Bands
Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN, 2009–2013
Conduct the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band as well as manage all administrative aspects of BSU Bands. Direct and organize the “Red Line Swingers” pep band. Teach beginning conducting, advanced/instrumental conducting, instrumental techniques, instrumental arranging, music theory, single reed techniques, and the clarinet studio. Observation of student teachers. Teach and administrate summer music camp. Assist with departmental duties including recruiting, department assessment committee, NASM review and co-advising of C-MENC/NAfME.
Doctoral Conducting Associate
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2006–2009
Conduct the Collegiate Winds (a concert band with approximately 80% music majors). Guest conduct and assist with the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band and assist with administration of all OSU Bands. Teach beginning conducting and assist with all undergraduate instrumental conducting courses. Guest conduct the OSU Symphony Orchestra and OSU MasterSingers.
Assistant Director of Bands / Director of Athletic Bands
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 2003–2006
Direction and administration of Wildcat Marching Band, Pep Band, and Bratton Hall Jazz Band. Teach undergraduate conducting classes, graduate conducting lessons, graduate wind literature, marching band methods, and introduction to music. Guest conduct the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band. Observation of student teachers, and advising C-MENC.
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 2001–2003
Guest conduct the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, conduct the Chamber Winds, assist and write drill for 250-member member Cowboy Marching Band, teach Jazz Ensemble 3, assist in teaching conducting classes, and conducting Spirit Band.
Public Education Experience
Arts Integration Menomonie, Menomonie, WI, 2015-2016
Create and teach arts integrated curriculum with a collaborating elementary classroom teacher.
Mukwonago High School & Middle School, Mukwonago, WI, 1999–2001
High School responsibilities include conducting the Concert Band, directing the Marching Band, writing drill and organizing summer camp, conducting the Pit Orchestra for musical productions, coaching chamber ensembles, directing after school Jazz Band, directing Pep Band, teaching private lessons, and organizing a tour to Florida. Responsibilities at the Middle School responsibilities include conducting 7th grade Band, teaching private and group lessons, assisting with after school Marching and Jazz Bands, conducting summer school band, and teaching 7th grade general music classes.
Community Ensembles and Outreach
Minnesota Symphonic Winds, Minneapolis, MN
Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, Menomonie, WI
Menomonie Theater Guild, Menomonie, WI
Bemidji Area Community Band, Bemidji, MN
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, Bemidji, MN
New Hampshire Youth Band & Wind Ensemble, Durham, NH
Adult, Community, & Professional Ensembles
College & University
High School & Middle School Honor Bands & Festivals
Large Group Adjudication & Clinics
Solo & Ensemble Clinics
Marching Band Adjudication
Academic Publications and Presentations
“Commissioning with Purpose”
Panel presentation, Minnesota Music Educators Midwinter Clinic, 2020.
panelists: Charles Weise, Erika Svanoe
“Rehearsals with an Impact: Ignite Musicality, Expression, and Passion using Knowledge”
Panel presentation, Minnesota Music Educators Midwinter Clinic, 2018.
panelists: Kristen Tjornehoj, Erika Svanoe, Jack Stamp
"Creativity to Reality: Arts Entrepreneurship"
Panel presentation, University of Wisconsin–Stout College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Speaker Series, 2015.
panelists: Erik Evensen, Jonathan Kuuskoski, Kevin Pontuti, Paola Savvidou, Erika Svanoe, Jerry Hui (moderator)
“Rhythmic Notation in Aaron Copland’s El Salón México.”
Research presentation, College Band Directors National Conference, Seattle WA, 2011. peer reviewed.
“Rhythmic Notation in Aaron Copland’s El Salón México: A Comparison of the Orchestral Score to the Band Transcription by Mark Hindsley.”
Journal of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles #17, 2010. peer reviewed. [link]
El Salón México by Aaron Copland: A Study and Comparison of the Orchestral Score and Two Transcriptions for Band
Doctor of Musical Arts dissertation
Advisor: Dr. Russel Mikkelson
Committee: Dr. Hillary Apfelstadt, Richard Blatti, Dr. Darrel Kinney
Impact of Scholarship
Wisconsin Composition Workshop & Competition, UW–River Falls, 2014
Band Conducting & Pedagogy Workshop, University of Michigan, 2005
CBDNA Wind Band Conducting Symposium, University of Colorado, 2004, 2005
The Art of Wind Band Teaching, University of Minnesota, 1999, 2000
CBDNA | College Band Directors National Association
NAfME | National Association for Music Education (formerly MENC)
• NH Collegiate Chapter Coordinator 2003-2006
CMS | College Music Society
WBDI | Women Band Directors International
ASCAP | American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
Ohio State University Graduate Music Student Association
• Ensembles Area Representative 2008-2009
New Hampshire Music Educators Association
• Executive Board Member: Collegiate Chapters Representative 2003-2006