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Dr. Erik N. Janners
Director of Music
Marquette University


Erik Janners, Director of Music at Marquette University, is internationally recognized as a conductor, scholar and performer.  Dr. Janners holds degrees in percussion performance form Alma College and the University of Utah, and a Doctorate in Wind Conducting from the University of Alabama.

Prior to his arrival at Marquette, Dr. Janners served as Director of Bands at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois, and at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada.  At Marquette, Dr. Janners conducts the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles, and Pep bands. He also teaches courses in conducting, music history, and jazz history.

As a scholar, Dr. Janners has had numerous articles published in the Instrumentalist magazine, as well as in Canadian Winds, the national periodical of the Canadian Band Association. His research interests include the field of performance psychology, and he has presented at numerous state, national and international conferences on the subject. In 2007 he received Saint Xavier University's Teaching Excellence award, and he has been awarded the National Band Association's Citation of Excellence three times. He is a member of the College Music Society, NAfME, IGEB, WASBE, CBDNA, and the Percussive Arts Society.

Contact information: 
    Email:  erik.janners@marquette.edu
    Office phone: (414) 288-7125

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Mr. Robin R. Engl
Assistant Director of Instrumental Music
Marquette University

Robin R. Engl is the Assistant Director of Instrumental Music at Marquette University.  He has conducted, performed, and adjudicated at major national and international music events throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe.  Mr. Engl holds the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the Master of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois.  His post-graduate studies have included work at Illinois State University, the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Michigan State University, VanderCook College of Music, the University of Northern Colorado, and Northern Illinois University.


Mr. Engl is the Executive Director and Conductor of the Youth Wind Orchestra of Wisconsin, a regional honors band for high school students based at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  The ensemble is comprised of outstanding high school musicians selected by audition from schools throughout southeastern Wisconsin.


Prior to his appointment at Marquette, Mr. Engl, along with his wife Robin, served as Director of Bands at Wauwatosa East High School for thirteen years.  During that time, the East Bands performed at national and international music festivals, including the London New Year’s Day Parade and Music Festival, and the Paris, France New Year’s Celebration of Music.  In 2010, the East Jazz Ensemble I was selected as a national finalist band for the prestigious “Jazz At Lincoln Center ‘Essentially Ellington’ National High School Jazz Ensemble Competition”.  Before coming to Wauwatosa East, Mr. Engl was Director of Bands at Waukesha South High School, where he established a concert series, which featured, among others, Maynard Ferguson, the Canadian Brass, and Arturo Sandoval.


Mr. Engl is a contributing editor to Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz.  He is a recipient of the John Philip Sousa Foundation “Legion of Honor” award.  Mr. Engl is a member of the International Federation of Musicians, and the International Trumpet Guild.




Last Updated:August 7, 2015