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JMM Student teachers & Assistants!

Jordan Schmitz

Ms. Schmitz will be student teaching with Mr. Jaeger for quarter two of the 2019-2020 school year. She is currently in the last semester of college and will graduate this winter with her music education degree. She hopes to get a job as a high school band director after graduation. She has had a passion for music for as long as she can remember. She began playing French horn for 14 years and also loves to sing. She currently teaches private music lessons for all brass and woodwind instruments at Monroe Street Arts Center. The thing she is most excited about during her time at Memorial is hearing the band pieces come together throughout the quarter. 

Anna Meritt

 My name is Anna, and in my fourth year of undergrad at UW-Madison studying music education. I was born and raised in Monroe, WI with my three other siblings. My primary instrument is flute, which I played in band from 6th-12th grade. I continue to study flute at the university, but I also play trumpet is the UW Marching band. This is my second year helping with the concert bands, and I’m so glad to be back! 

Jacob Brost

 Hello! My name is Jacob and I am currently a junior at UW-Madison, pursuing a degree in music education. I’m originally from Portage, Wisconsin and my primary instrument is the saxophone. I am excited to volunteer with the band once a week this semester and will be helping Mr. Jaeger out with anything he needs. 

My name is Kate, and I am a junior at UW Madison studying music education. I am from Hudson, WI where I actively participated in band throughout middle and high school. My primary instrument is flute, which I am currently enjoying to study at UW Madison as well. I am incredibly excited to be working with the Memorial High School bands and am so grateful for the opportunity!

Kate Lowery

Joachim Austin

Joachim Austin is a doctoral student studying music composition at UW-Madison with Dr. Laura Schwendinger. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music composition from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in composition from UW-Madison. He has been composing, playing piano, and singing tenor for over twenty years, and has studied multiple languages in different areas of the world. He arrived in Wisconsin in 2017 and worked for two years at Memorial High School as a graduate assistant in the UW-Madison PEOPLE program.

My name is Matthew, and I am a senior at UW Madison studying to become a music teacher. I am originally from Waukesha, WI. My primary instrument is horn, and I play trumpet in the UW Marching Band, too, which is super fun! I also really enjoy rock climbing. I am extremely excited to be able to help out at JMM this semester!

Matthew Cornale