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Music Department

Janet Heukeshoven, D.M.A.
Janet Heukeshoven
Music - Professor

(507) 457-1675

Dr. Janet Heukeshoven is a tenured Professor of Music at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

She serves as conductor of the SMU Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, Music Education Program Director, and Applied Flute Instructor at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Dr. Heukeshoven holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (D.M.A. in Instrumental Conducting), the Boston Conservatory (M.M. in Flute Performance), and the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis (B.S. in Music Education). While in Madison she directed the 85 member University Band and guest conducted both the UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Symphony in a variety of performances. She was awarded the prestigious Richard church Memorial Award for outstanding student conductor spring of 1994. Her conducting teachers have included James Smith, David Becker, Atillio Poto, Steven Schultz, and many others at conducting symposiums and workshops. At Saint Mary’s Heukeshoven also teaches Artscore (An experiential arts appreciation course), coaches small chamber ensembles, teaches secondary music education methods classes, and Experiencing Music class. As a lifetime member of Sigma Alpha Iota, Dr. Heukeshoven serves as faculty advisor to SMU’s student chapter as well as the MENC student organization. Heukeshoven served as chair of the SMU Music Department for six years from 1998-2004.

She is the founder and flutist with the SMU faculty woodwind quintet, the La Salle Quintet, which has performed regionally since the fall of 2003. Prior to the founding of the La Salle Quintet Dr. Heukeshoven performed with two other faculty chamber ensembles, the Gilmore Creek Trio, and the Cimarosa Trio. Heukeshoven continues to serve as principal piccolo with the Winona Municipal Band each summer, and has been a staff member and featured soloist on the Minnesota Ambassadors of Music European tours since 2000. Heukeshoven served as director of the Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestra (SEMYO) from 1989-1993, and prior to that was a music faculty member at the College of St. Teresa from 1984-1988, where she conducted the St. Teresa Orchestra and the CST/SMC Wind Ensemble, taught music education and music history classes, and applied flute lessons.

>Heukeshoven is a frequent clinician and adjudicator throughout the mid-west region, and holds professional memberships in the College Band Director’s National Association, Minnesota Band Directors Association, Music Educator’s National Conference, Sigma Alpha Iota and the Upper Midwest Flute Association.

Scholarly & Creative Interests
The harmonie musik of Wenzel Sedlak
Ongoing research interest is the small wind band (8-10 players) transcriptions of operas and other popular music of the classical and early romantic eras.
Lifelong participation in music/music education

Courses Taught Recently at SMU
Concert Band
Winona Brass Band
Chamber Winds
Music Fundamentals
Music Appreciation
Applied Flute
Teaching Music K-6
Teaching Music 7-12
Ear Training Lab
Student Teaching

Professional Organizations
College Music Society
Minnesota Band Directors Association
Minnesota Music Educators Association
Minnesota Society for Music Teacher Education
National Association of College Band Directors
National Association of Schools of Music
Pi Kappa Lambda
Delta Omicron

D.M.A., Instrumental Conducting, University of Wisconsin, Madison,WI, 1994
M.M., Applied Performance, The Boston Conservatory, MA, 1984
B.S., Music Education, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1979

Teaching Experience
2004 to Present: Associate Professor, Department of Music, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
1997-2004: Assistant Professor, Department of Music, Saint Mary's University of MInnesota, Winona, MN
1993-1994: Senior Lecturer, Department of Music, Saint Mary's College, Winona, MN
1990-1993: Adjunct Professor of Music, Saint Mary's College, Winona, MN

Other Professional Experience
1990 to Present: Founding member of the Gilmore Creek Trio: Saint Mary's University of MN
1993 to Present: Winona Brass Band Music Director/Conductor, Winona, MN
1989-1992: Music Conductor, Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestra, Inc, Rochester, MN
1986-1990: Adjunct Professor of Music, Viterbo College, LaCrosse, WI
1987-1989: Conductor, Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1984-1989: Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music, College of Saint Teresa, Winona, MN
1982-1984: Assistant to Director of Publicity, Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA
1982-1983: Assistant to Director of Admissions, Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA
1980-1982: Visiting Faculty, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN
1979-1982: Music Instructor K-12, Laporte Public Schools, MN
Numerous guest conducting/clinician appearances throughout the Minnesota/Wisconsin region including high school regional honor bands and festivals

1994: Richard Church Memorial Award, Best Student Conductor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Solo Flute & Piccolo Performances
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
College of Saint Teresa Orchestra
Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony
Tri-Town Symphony (Massachusetts)
University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble
Winona Municipal Band

"The British Brass Band", Gopher Music Notes, Fall, 1996