NORA TYCAST
​~Director of Bands, Spring Lake Park High School
​~Serves on the Board for the Minnesota Band Directors Association
​~Degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


LARA DIETRICH
~Founder, Maestoso Music Studio
​~Performer, Linden Hills Chamber Orchestra
~Degree from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

DR. SARAH SCHMALENBERGER
~Associate Professor of Music, Music History, French Horn, the University of St. Thomas

~Performs with the Swing Sisterhood Big Band

​~Degrees from the University of Minnesota, West Virginia University, the University of Michigan, and Capital University

JENNY KLUKKEN

~Co-Founder of MATRA, a percussion-based ensemble performing jazz, world, and folk music

~Degree from the University of Minnesota





DR. CATHARINE BUSHMAN, Camp Director

~Director of Bands, St. Cloud State University

~Degrees from Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Texas


​DR. MELANIE BROOKS, Conductor
~Director of Bands, Winona State University
~Received a Fulbright grant to study at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland
~Degrees from the Arizona State University and Saint Olaf College​


​SUSAN MIRANDA​
​​~Founder, Chione Quintet
​~Founder, Chromatic Fusion Oboe Studio
~Has performed in various countries across Europe and in orchestras within the United States
​~Degrees from the University of Minnesota​​


MELISSA KRAUSE

~Professor of Flute, Theory, and Musicianship, St. Cloud State University

~Performs with the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra

~Degrees from Florida State University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

CLAIRE NALVEN
~Assistant Director of Bands, Hastings High School and Middle School (MN)
~Has performed with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and the Chautauqua Music Festival Orchestra
​~Degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Michigan​~Assistant Director of Bands, Hastings High School and Middle School (MN)​

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