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Sun Prairie Honors Band
Saturday November 12, 2022 @ Central Heights Middle School
2022 Conductor - Dr. Catharine Sinon Bushman
Catharine Sinon Bushman is the Associate Professor of Music Education and Instrumental Conducting at St. Cloud State University. Her teaching responsibilities include leading the Wind Ensemble, conducting and courses in music education. She is also the Norseman Band conductor (2021-22) at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Dr. Bushman received a DMA in Wind Conducting at The University of Texas at Austin in 2012. She holds degrees in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University.
Previously, Dr. Bushman served on the faculty of Winthrop University where she led the Symphonic Band, taught graduate and undergraduate courses in music education, and supervised student interns. Dr. Bushman was an Assistant Director of Bands at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia from 1998-2007. Her professional memberships include College Band Directors National Association, Women Band Directors International, Minnesota Society for Music Teacher Education, Minnesota Music Educators Association and Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity. She is a member of the Executive Council for the Institute for Composer Diversity and partner for And We Were Heard and One the List.
She maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician for marching and concert bands. She has presented at the state and national level on teaching in disadvantaged communities, mentoring of women band directors, woodwind pedagogy and music by historically marginalized composers. In 2016, Dr. Bushman began conducting the St. Cloud Municipal Band, an all-adult concert band that performs locally and abroad.