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Laura Rexroth
Biography
Laura Rexroth joined the music faculty at the University of Wisconsin Parkside in 2014. In addition to her duties as conductor of the UW-Parkside Wind Ensemble and UW-Parkside Community Band, she teaches courses in world music, music education, and conducting. Prior to her appointment at Parkside, Rexroth held conducting posts at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Central College in Iowa, and The College of William and Mary in Virginia. Her university bands have been selected to perform at several CBDNA and MENC conferences. She has also led high school band programs in Massachusetts, Illinois, and Minnesota. Rexroth has guest conducted district, regional, and all-state bands in several states, as well as the Valley Festival Brass, the U.S. Army Field Band, the United States Military Academy Band, the Colorado Intercollegiate Band, the U.S. Army Band, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band, the Tactical Air Command Band, and the Virginia Symphony. Rexroth did her studies in music education and conducting at St. Olaf College, Northwestern University, Indiana University, the Aspen Music School in Colorado, and the International Conductors Workshop in Zlin, Czech Republic. Her conducting teachers include Miles Johnson, Steven Amundson, John Paynter, Ray Cramer, David Effron, and Paul Vermel. An advocate for new music, Rexroth has commissioned and conducted works from numerous composers. She has taught conducting workshops in Missouri, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Massachusetts. Rexroth enjoys collaborating with colleagues and guest artists, including Ed Shaughnessy, JoAnn Falletta, Paul Vermel, Steven Bryant, and Jana Batty. In addition to regular concerts, Rexroth’s bands have performed for numerous special occasions and guests, including Jane Goodall, Warren Burger, Lady Margaret Thatcher, and HRH Prince Charles.
Teaching, Research/Creative & Consulting Interests

Teaching Interests

Conducting, world music, music history, jazz, wind music history

Research Interests

Women composers and composers of color, conducting pedagogy, wind band history, jazz, new music

Consulting Interests

Selected Awards & Honors

Teaching Awards

2016: For work as guest conductor of the National Band Association - Wisconsin Chapter Intercollegiate Honor Band, Citation of Excellence, National Band Association
Courses Taught

Spring 2018

MUSI 100 APPRECIATION OF WORLD MUSIC
MUSI 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
MUSI 331 MUSIC HISTORY II:1750-20TH CEN
MUSI 332 WORLD OF MUSIC

Fall 2017

MUSI 100 APPRECIATION OF WORLD MUSIC
MUSI 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
MUSA 300 JUNIOR RECITAL
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
MUSI 330 MUSIC HISTORY I: 450-1750
MUSI 332 WORLD OF MUSIC

Summer 2017

MUSI 101 FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC

Spring 2017

MUSI 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
MUSE 416 MTHD TCHG SECONDARY INSTRUMENT
MUSI 489 MUSIC SENIOR SEMINAR
MUSA 101 PERFORMANCE LAB I
MUSA 201 PERFORMANCE LAB II
MUSA 301 PERFORMANCE LAB III

Fall 2016

MUSI 100 APPRECIATION OF WORLD MUSIC
MUSI 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
MUSE 414 MTHD ELEM/MDL INSTRUMENTAL MUS
MUSA 101 PERFORMANCE LAB I
MUSA 201 PERFORMANCE LAB II
MUSA 301 PERFORMANCE LAB III
MUSI 332 WORLD OF MUSIC

Summer 2016

MUSI 101 FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC

Spring 2016

MUSI 100 APPRECIATION OF WORLD MUSIC
MUSP 345 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING
MUSP 345 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
MUSE 416 MTHD TCHG SECONDARY INSTRUMENT
MUSI 332 WORLD OF MUSIC

Fall 2015

MUSP 342 CONDUCTING
MUSI 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
MUSE 414 MTHD ELEM/MDL INSTRUMENTAL MUS

Spring 2015

MUSI 100 APPRECIATION OF WORLD MUSIC
MUSP 361 CHAMBER MUSIC: BRASS ENSEMBLE
MUSI 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
MUSP 345 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
MUSI 332 WORLD OF MUSIC

Winterim 2015

MUSI 100 APPRECIATION OF WORLD MUSIC

Fall 2014

MUSI 100 APPRECIATION OF WORLD MUSIC
MUSP 361 CHAMBER MUSIC: BRASS ENSEMBLE
MUSP 342 CONDUCTING
MUSI 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE

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