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Dr. Catharine Sinon Bushman joins the faculty at St. Cloud State University for the 2013-2014 school year where she will be conducting the wind ensemble and teaching courses in music education.
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. She also directed the basketball pep band and conducted the pit orchestra for the musical. Dr. Bushman began her teaching career as Director of Bands at Crystal Lake Central High School in Crystal Lake, Illinois. She was an Assistant Director of Bands at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia from 1998-2007.
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. She maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician for marching and concert bands. In 2009, she presented a clinic at the Texas Music Educators Conference, sharing her research on a successful band program in a disadvantaged southwest Texas community.
Her academic interests include Igor Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments, cultural issues in music education, and music teacher mentoring. Her hobbies include baking and spending time with her husband, Brendon, an oboist, their daughters Emmaline and Zadie, and dog Kona.
“I’m looking forward to having a great year with the wind ensemble and music education students at St Cloud State. I’m also looking forward to seeing some real snow and finding time to revive my brief running career, which included several half marathons and 10Ks as well as the 2003 Chicago Marathon.”