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Dean Snavely, Clark County School District, Henderson, NV
Dean Snavely is a performer and conductor whose roots run deep in the
Dean continued his education at Central Washington University, completing a degree in tuba performance and music education in 1998. The next 13 years were spent building a thriving music program at Snoqualmie Middle School. His bands and choirs performed throughout the region as well as around the country and internationally. During this time, Dean also performed regularly around the NW on tuba and trombone in many ensembles
After 13 years of teaching, Dean and his wife decided to take a leave of absence from their teaching careers and accept offers to go back to CWU as graduate teaching assistants in the music department. Through this experience, he has had the great fortune to perform at the Jazz Educators Network conferences in both Louisville KY and Atlanta GA, conduct at the CBDNA Western regional conference in Reno, NV. They have relocated to Henderson, NV, as Dean pursues his DMA in wind conducting under the tutelage of Thomas G. Leslie.
Dean has studied conducting
Dean is the Director of Jazz Studies, Director of Guitar, and Associate Director of Bands at Foothill High School.
Eddie Contreras, Upland School District, Upland, CA
Eddie Contreras has been a Music Educator for the past 37 years, all of which have been with the Upland Unified School District. He attended California State University in Los Angeles where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education as well as his teaching credential. He later attended Azusa Pacific University where he received his Masters in School Administration.
He began teaching instrumental music in Upland in 1980 at the elementary level. In 1989 he formed the Upland Elementary Jazz Band and the Upland Unified School District Elementary Honor Choir. These programs have grown and are still an important part of the music curriculum in the Upland School District.
Eddie currently teaches Band, Choir
Eddie has also been active with the San Bernardino Music Educators Association as Membership Representative,
He currently resides in Upland, California with his wife Martha and daughters Ashley and Jazmine.
Lara Moline, D.M.A. Student at UNC Greeley, CO
Lara Marie Moline is a graduate of the University of Wyoming. She received a Bachelors degree in Music Education with a Vocal Emphasis in 2007. After attending the University of Wyoming, she continued her studies with the late Dr. Stephen Zegree at Western Michigan University, obtaining a Masters degree in Vocal Performance, Jazz Studies in 2009. While attending Western Michigan University, Moline performed with the Chicago Pops Orchestra, appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and has performed with artists like Darmon Meader, Bobby McFerrin, and Chick Corea to name a few. In 2011, Moline returned to her home state of Wyoming to teach 6-12 Band and Choir for the Sheridan County School District #1, and 6-12 Vocal Music for Johnson County School District #1. Moline is currently a Doctoral candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO. Her primary field of study is Choral Conducting with a secondary emphasis in Vocal Jazz, and one in Music History. She is currently under the direction of Dr. Galen Darrough, Kerry Marsh
Don Christman, Northwest College: Clarinet, Saxophone
Chris Dugger, Northwest College: Boomwhackers, Camp DJ
Scott Jeppesen, MSU-Billings: Clarinet, Saxophone, Jazz Combo
Jennifer Just, Powell, WY: Fun and Fitness
Michael Lechner, Northwest College: Camp Accompanist, Piano, Class Piano
Amy Logan, Skyview High School: Voice, Musical Theater
Megan Makeever, University of Montana: Flute
Erik Olson, Sheridan College: Bassoon, Jazz Piano, Jazz Combo, Chess
Zach Paris, Arizona State University: Percussion, Drum Circle
Pat Parmer, Northwest College: French Horn
Rick Parmer, Northwest College: Low Brass, Conducting
Dr. Robert Rumbolz, Northwest College: Studio Recording, Sound/Lights
Dr. Karl Sievers, University of Oklahoma: Trumpet
Renee Tafoya, Northwest College (ret): Graphic Arts
Amanda Taylor, Northwest College: Songwriting, Jazz Voice
Jeff Troxel, Northwest College: Guitar, Bass, Composition