Dr. Erik N. Janners Dr. Erik N. Janners
Director of Music

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. Dr. Janners earned the degree Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting at the University of Alabama under the tutelage of Dr. Gerald Welker.

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. His achievements in these earlier positions include the creation of the University of Regina Wind Ensemble, as well as serving at Director of the University of Regina Honor Band, the University of Regina Conducting Symposium, and the Saint Xavier University Conducting Workshop. He is in high demand as a clinician and adjudicator, and is the recipient of the 2007 Excellence in Teaching Award from Saint Xavier University. He currently serves as a member of the John Philip Sousa Foundation's National Legion of Honor Committee, and has worked as a conductor for the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp since 2012.

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. He has presented clinics on performance psychology at 7 different state music conferences, at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, and internationally for the IGEB society in Coimbra, Portugal. He is a member of the College Music Society, IGEB, MENC, WASBE, CBDNA, and the National Band Association.

Jason Ladd

Dr. Jason Ladd
Assistant Director of Instrumental Music

Dr. Jason S. Ladd leads the Marquette Symphony Orchestra and Marquette Symphonic Band, in addition to assisting with the Marquette Pep Band. Previously, Dr. Ladd taught in public schools in the cities of Oswego (NY) and Syracuse (NY) and served as an adjunct professor in tuba and euphonium at Syracuse University. Musicians he has performed with include the national touring company of Chicago, vocalist Nancy Wilson, saxophonist Dave Liebman, tubist Howard Johnson, and conductor Kazuyoshi Akiyama.

Dr. Ladd received a Bachelor’s degree in Tuba Performance/Music Education from the Eastman School of Music, Master’s degrees in Tuba Performance and Music Education from Syracuse University, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Education and Conducting from Florida State University. As a composer his works have been read by the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Cassatt Quartet, and the Eppes Quartet as well as having works performed by the Eastman School of Music’s Tuba Mirum and the Syracuse University Wind Ensemble. Currently, Dr. Ladd serves on the advisory board for MENC’s Music Educator’s Journal. His memberships include the American Federation of Musicians, American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers, College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Pi Kappa Lambda.

Mr. Mark Konewko

Mr. Mark Konewko
Carillonneur and Chorus Director
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Mr. Mark Konewko has been Carillonneur at Marquette since 1999. He began as Iterim Chorus Director in fall 2010. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University as well as a Masters of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the American Conservatory of Music. He studied carillon at the University of Utreckt in Amersfoort and has played worldwide in places such as the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.

In addition to being carillonneur at Marquette, he has an extensive back ground in vocal music and choral conducting, and he teaches courses in music appreciation, business of music, carillon discovery, and music technology. He also serves as Director of Music at Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Parish in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.



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