Brass and Percussion Faculty

Rod Matthews

Trombone Faculty

Mr. Rod Matthews was born in Michigan and earned a music education degree from Northwestern College, in Orange City, Iowa. He then played trombone as a professional in the U.S. Navy Band for four years. He subsequently earned a Master of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois. He has been a featured trombone soloist with the...

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John Garde

Percussion/Low Brass Faculty

John Garde received his B.S. degree in Instrumental Music Education from UW-Platteville in 2010 and his Master's degree from Boston University in 2018. After beginning his music education career as the High School Band Director at Maquoketa-Valley High School, Mr. Garde moved to Dubuque and is currently teaching in the Dubuque Community School District. He specializes...

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Wendy Hinman

French Horn Faculty

Wendy Hinman has a degree from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and studied music at UNI and NIU. Ms. Hinman is an adjunct horn family member at the University of Dubuque and has performed in the Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, and the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. She currently performs in the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra...

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Mike Jozefowicz

Percussion & Trumpet Faculty

Mike Jozefowicz graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville with a bachelor’s degree in music education having both a vocal and an instrumental major.  He 1971 he earned his Master’s Degree in teaching music.  He taught band in Bloomington, Wisconsin from 1965 to 1967, and then moved to Dubuque where he taught band in the parochial grade schools through the...

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Patrick Jekanowski

Trumpet, Piano, Voice

Patrick Jekanowski: Trumpet, Piano, Voice. Mr. Jekanowski holds a Masters of Music in Sacred Music and Choral Conducting from the Catholic University of America and a Bachelor of Music Education in Choral Music Education from Florida State University. He has been a director of Liturgy and Music, accompanist, choir rehearsal assistant, organist and music minister for...

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