Student Success – William Tollefson

Will Tollefson was named bass trombonist in the Iowa All-State Jazz Band. Will also studies with Dr. Todd Schendel.

Student Success – Blake Manternach

Blake Manternach was named solo chair in the 2012 Iowa All-State Jazz band.

Student Success – Blake Manternach

Blake Manternach recently won “Outstanding Soloist” at the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Jazz Band.

Student Success – Matthew Reiland

Matthew Reiland recent was runner up in the Eastern Iowa Brass Band concerto competition. Matt played the Rimsky-Korsakov Concerto. He won a gift card to a local music store. Congratulations!

Student Success – Blake Manternach

Congratulations to Blake Manternach of Iowa City West High School for being accepted to the Jazz Band of America!

Student Success – All-State Orchestra

Congratulations to Matt Reiland (Solon High School) for being accepted to the Iowa All-State Orchestra!

Kate’s Photo Website

Check out Kate’s (my wife) newly rebuilt photography website. It looks great!

Student Success – Austin Peiffer

Congratulations to Austin Peiffer for being awarded “Honorable Mention” in both the solo and orchestral excerpts competition at the Southeast Trombone Symposium this week! Austin will attend the University of Utah this fall where he will pursue a Masters Degree in Trombone Performance with Dr. Donn Schaefer and Larry Zalkind.


Student Success – Rob Medd

Rob Medd has accepted a scholarship to attend the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific training camp for Summer 2011.

Final Deposit

Today I submitted the Final Deposit for the DMA Essay. FIN