Paul Moen is active as a clinician and adjudicator in Manitoba. He retired from full-time teaching at Garden Valley Collegiate in Winkler, Manitoba in 2010. Paul came to Canada in 1982 from the United States, where he taught band in public schools in both South Dakota and Minnesota. Paul’s teaching career has spanned all age levels from grade 5 through 12. His undergraduate degree in music education is from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota and his Master of Music degree in clarinet performance is from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. read more
Dr. Darrin Oehlerking
Dr. Darrin Oehlerking is Assistant Professor of Music Education and Director of Bands at the University of Saskatchewan, where he conducts the Wind Orchestra, and teaches courses in Conducting and Music education.
Dr. Oehlerking earned his DMA in Wind Conducting at The University of Iowa, where he studied with Dr. Myron Welch. He also studied with Dr. Dale J. Lonis at the University of Manitoba, where he earned his Masters in Music Performance with an emphasis in Conducting. His undergraduate work was also at Manitoba, where he earned separate Bachelors degrees in Music and Education.
Orvin Anderson is a graduate of Minnesota State University at Moorhead and the University of North Dakota, and has done further graduate study at the University of Iowa and Mankato State University. He has studied conducting with Fredrick Fennell, Robert Van Voorhees, and Arthur Nix. He has taught in Minnesota, Iowa, and North Dakota and from 1975-2009 was Director of Bands at Fort Richmond Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba. read more......
Sandra G King
Sandy spent 13 years as music director and Head of Fine Arts at Mt. Douglas Senior Secondary in Victoria, and has taught all levels of instrumental and choral music from elementary through high school since 1982. During her years with the school district Sandy was very involved in district and provincial advocacy regarding music in schools.
She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Victoria (UVic), a Diploma in Secondary Education from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a Masters Degree in Music Education and Conducting from UVic. Her major area of research is focused on school administrators’ beliefs, attitudes and support of high school music programs.read more......
Tom received his Masters in Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado in 1995, and has spent his musical career as an educator, performer and arranger/composer. He taught band and choir for many years in the Manitoba school systems at the Jr. and Sr. High School levels, and directed jazz bands and vocal jazz ensembles at the University of Manitoba and Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio. read more...
Lisa Hornung - Concert Choirs
Saskatchewan born mezzo-soprano Lisa Hornung has been acclaimed for performances in repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary composers. Her voice has been called “rich and powerful” and her stage presence has “inspired audiences and musicians alike”. Most often heard in Handel’s Messiah, Ms. Hornung’s orchestral performances also include Beethoven’s Mass in C major, Mozart’s Requiem, Coronation Mass and Vesperae solennes de Confessore, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, the Durufle Requiem, Ruth Watson-Henderson’s From Darkness to Light, Verdi’s Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat and Christmas Oratorio, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Vaughn William’s Magnificat, The May Queen by Bennett and the Alto Rhapsody by Brahms. read more....
Saxophonist Mark DeJong has over two decades of professional experience as a musician, educator, composer, bandleader, presenter and sideman. A graduate of the prestigious jazz program at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Mark has benefited from the tutelage of saxophone masters Ralph Bowen, George Garzone, Donny McCaslin and Stan Karp. He is currently on faculty at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, where he teaches studio saxophone, jazz theory, composition/arranging, and directs the large jazz ensemble. A dynamic and versatile musician, Marks abilities have garnered recognition regionally, across Canada, and across the globe. Highlights include Canada Council touring grants for his renowned international group, The Outer Bridge Ensemble, a WCMA nomination for his recording “The Unknown”, and his selection as a performing artist at the Canadian pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. He is also a founding director of the Calgary Creative Arts Ensemble. Formed in 2012, the CCAE features original Canadian compositions for large jazz ensemble. read more.....
Born in Regina and raised in Moose Jaw, BJ moved to Saskatoon in 1989 to attend the University of Saskatchewan, where he received degrees in music and education. He is a founding member of the a cappella group Streetnix, and one of only three members to perform with the group for its entire eleven-year run. A stay-at-home father of two, BJ spends his spare time directing choirs, teaching voice lessons, writing, arranging, producing albums in his studio, and singing in a variety of ensembles. His debut solo CD, "I Wanna Be Like You", was released in 2011, and is available on iTunes and CD Baby.