Brass and Percussion Faculty

Sam Anderson

Trumpet Faculty

Sam Anderson graduated from the University of Northern Iowa receiving a degree in instrumental music education with an emphasis in jazz. Following graduation, Sam began his teaching career as a music teacher in the Dubuque Community School District. He currently is a beginning band and orchestra teacher in the district. Sam primarily plays the trumpet and is looking to...

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John Garde

Percussion/Drum Set Faculty

John Garde received his B.S. degree in Instrumental Music Education from UW-Platteville in 2010 and his Master's degree from Boston University in 2018. After beginning his music education career as the High School Band Director at Maquoketa-Valley High School, Mr. Garde moved to Dubuque and is currently the band director at Senior HS in the Dubuque Community School...

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Wendy Hinman

French Horn Faculty

Wendy Hinman has a degree from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and studied music at UNI and NIU. Ms. Hinman is an adjunct horn family member at the University of Dubuque and has performed in the Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, and the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. She currently performs in the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra...

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Patrick Jekanowski

Organ, Piano, Trumpet, and Voice Faculty

Patrick Jekanowski: Trumpet, Piano, Voice. Mr. Jekanowski holds a Masters of Music in Sacred Music and Choral Conducting from the Catholic University of America and a Bachelor of Music Education in Choral Music Education from Florida State University. He has been a director of Liturgy and Music, accompanist, choir rehearsal assistant, organist and music minister for...

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Mike Jozefowicz

Banjo, Bass, Guitar, Oboe, Percussion, Trumpet, Ukulele, and Voice Faculty

Mike Jozefowicz graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville with a bachelor’s degree in music education having both a vocal and an instrumental major.  He 1971 he earned his Master’s Degree in teaching music.  He taught band in Bloomington, Wisconsin from 1965 to 1967, and then moved to Dubuque where he taught band in the parochial grade schools through the...

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Rod Matthews

Euphonium and Trombone Faculty

Mr. Rod Matthews was born in Michigan and earned a music education degree from Northwestern College, in Orange City, Iowa. He then played trombone as a professional in the U.S. Navy Band for four years. He subsequently earned a Master of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois. He has been a featured trombone soloist with the...

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David Thom

Trumpet Faculty

David Thom graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Instrumental Music Education. Originally from Marion, Iowa, David began his teaching career in the Dubuque Community School District where he currently teaches beginning band instruments. David is primarily a trumpet player and is excited to become more involved with local ensembles in Dubuque!

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Just A Minute! virtual recital, Feb 2021


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