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Bands Graduate Assistants

Jordan Northerns

Bands Graduate Teaching Assistant

Athletic Bands Director

Conducting Assistant

DFAC C114 / 316-978-6221


Lindsay Denton

Bands Graduate Teaching Assistant

Assistant Athletic Bands Director

Conducting Assistant

DFAC C114 / 316-978-6221


Benjamin Reilly

Graduate Administrative Assistant

Bands Librarian

DFAC B104 / 316-978-5725


 

2015-2016

Graduate Conducting Assistants

 

Jordan Northerns

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Jordan Northerns is a second year Graduate Teaching Assistant with the WSU Bands and the Director of the Shocker Sound Basketball Band. Jordan has taught for seven years in Kansas public schools as a band director. He earned a BME from Kansas State University in 2006 and a Level III certification in Kodaly through WSU IN 2012. He was a presenter last fall at the NAfME national convention in Nashville, TN. He lives in Bel Aire, KS with his wife, Hannah and three children, Cassandra, Ezra, and Alice.


Lindsay Denton

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Lindsay Denton is a second year Graduate Teaching Assistant with the WSU Bands pursuing an M.M. in Instrumental Conducting degree with Dr. Victor Markovich. Lindsay is also the Assistant Director of the Shocker Sound Basketball Band. Originally from Lawrence, KS, she holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Washburn University in Topeka, KS.

While attending Washburn University, Lindsay performed with the University's Wind Ensemble, guest conducted and performed with the University Band, sang with the Washburn Choir, and performed on stage in the Opera "Die Fledermaus,"  and performed in the Orchestra for "The Mikado." Not to mention dedicating four years to the Washburn Marching Band where she was a section leader for two, and a staff member for one. Lindsay was also a member of the Washburn University Flute Association, participating in the flute choir, and had the opportunity to perform a commissioned piece for the flute choir entitled "Tall Grass," composed by Catherine McMichael. Lindsay was also a member of the intercollegiate band at KMEA in 2010, and performed with the Collegiate Flute choir in Charlotte, North Carolina at the annual National Flute Association Convention in 2011. 

For the past two years, Lindsay has been the full time General Music Educator for grades 3rd-6th at Hugoton Elementary School in Hugoton, KS. Lindsay also assisted with the elementary school bands and guest performed with her flute on the High School's musical "Beauty and the Beast," and two other high school concerts. She is happily married to her husband Daniel. 


Benjamin Reilly


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Ben Reilly is a first year Graduate Assistant pursing a MME in Instrumental Conducting. Ben earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and Music Performance emphasis in saxophone from his hometown college,Emporia State University, in 2014.

While he was attending ESU, Ben participated in several of the university's enaembles sucg as Principal Saxophone for Wind Ensemble, lead alto sax in Jazz Band and Hornet Revue Pep Band, Head Drum Major for Marcging Hornets, and participating in small ensembles and quartets. Ben studied saxophone under Dr. Dawn McConkie during high school and throughout his college experience. He also has assisted with ESU Music Day by running rehearsals for the saxophone choir for several years.

For the past year, Ben has been working as the Music Education Representative for Flint Hills Music. He has had the honor to travel to over 50 different schools across Kansas to provide music supplies, clinic ensembles, repair instruments, and assist the directors in any way. Ben is also honored to be planning his hometown's area honor band event, Youth for Music, this upcoming year.


2015-2016

Jazz Studies and Jazz Arts Graduate Assistant

 

Dalton Williams

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Dalton Williams is in his second as a Graduate Staff Assistant under the direction of Dr. Diebel. Dalton completed his undergraduate degree in Spring 2013 in Trumpet Performance from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. While completing his degree he was in Pittsburg Wind Ensemlbe, 1 o'clock jazz band, Southeast Kansas Symphony, and Pittsburg State Trumpet Ensemble.

Dalton is working on his Master's Degree in Instrumental Conducting-Orchestral.


2015-2016

Winds and Percussion Graduate Students

 

Flute

• Athena Chen – Graduate Student – Master of Music in Performance
  • Lindsay Denton – Graduate Teaching Assistant – Master of Music Education in Conducting   

• Anna Eberly– Graduate Teaching Assistant – Master of Music in Performance


Oboe

• Haley Roe – Bastian Fellow – Master of Music in Performance

• Alicia Tape - Graudate Staff Assistant - Master of Music in Performance


Bassoon

• Amanda Martin – Graduate Student – Master of Music Education in Special Music Education

• Samantha Kaser- WACA GSA- Master of Music Education in Special Music Education

• Gabrielle Vanek- Graduate Staff Assistant - Master of Music in Performance


Clarinet

• Jeremy Shrag – Graduate Teaching Assistant – Master of Music in Conducting
• Vadim Turanosov – Graduate Staff Assistant – Master of Music in Performance


Saxophone

• Jimmy Jenson – Graduate Staff Assistant – Master of Music in Performance

• Robby Avila - Fellowship - Master of Music in Performance


Trumpet

• Diana Wensley – Graduate Teaching Assistant – Master of Music in Performance
• Brandon Pauley – Graduate Teaching Assistant – Fall Semester 2014 – Master of Music in Performance
• Dalton Williams – Graduate Teaching Assistant – Master of Music in Conducting


Horn

• William Reynolds – Graduate Staff Assistant – Master of Music in Performance
• Jonathan Dozois – Graduate Staff Assistant – Master of Music in Performance
• Emma Daley – Graduate Student – Master of Music in Performance


Trombone

• Jordan Northerns – Graduate Teaching Assistant – Master of Music Education in Conducting


Percussion

  • Michael Carp – Graduate Teaching Assistant – Master of Music in Performance