Director of Music
Dr. Erik Janners
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Dr. 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.
Dr. Janners traveled to Italy, Germany, and Austria in summer 2016 to conduct a series of concerts as a part of the International Music Project. He is a current or former member of the College Music Society, NAfME, IGEB, WASBE, CBDNA, and the Percussive Arts Society.
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