Erik Janners
Dr. Erik JannersMarquette University

Varsity Theatre, 016N

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-7125

Director of Music, Professor of Practice



D.M.A., University of Alabama, 2001
M. Mus., University of Utah, 1997
B. Mus., Alma College, 1994

Courses Taught

Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Music Theory I, Music Theory II, Music History, Conducting, Music Appreciation

Research Interests

I am currently involved in an International Music Project which involves several other Universities in the USA and several music conservatories in Italy. In July 2017 I will lead a study abroad group from Marquette in Italy to perform joint concerts with the students at the Italian conservatories. I have also written extensively and presented at numerous conferences on performance psychology in music.

Professional Experience

Music Director, Knightwind Ensemble, 2010-present
Director of Music, Marquette University, 2007-present
Director of Bands, Saint Xavier University, 2004-2007
Director of Bands, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2001-2004

Professional Affiliations

College Band Directors National Association
International Society for the Research and Promotion of Wind Music
National Band Association

Why Marquette

I love the atmosphere, the culture, and the principle of “cura personalis” or education of the whole person, a value that is lived at Marquette.

Professional Work

I direct a community wind band in Milwaukee, the Knightwind Ensemble, in addition to guest conducting appearances with many other groups around the USA and abroad, in addition to my Marquette work.