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Stacy Dziuk

Academic Biography:
Dr. Stacy Dziuk is the Director of Instrumental Activities at Monmouth College where she directs the Monmouth Winds, Jazz Ensemble, and teaches applied woodwinds. Previously she was the Assistant Professor of Woodwinds and director of instrumental ensembles at Eastern Connecticut State University. As an educator, Dr. Dziuk has been active with the Minnesota All-State Bands, Connecticut Regional and All-State Bands, as well as students in K-12 general and instrumental music programs. Prior to her collegiate positions, Dr. Dziuk taught at St. John the Baptist School in New Brighton, MN teaching general music and band. She has also taught at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, the University of St. Catherine, the University of Minnesota, as well as maintaining a large private lesson studio. She has presented clinics in woodwind pedagogy and concert band practices in Minnesota, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Massachusetts. Her article, Choosing and Altering Repertoire for the Small Band is currently awaiting publication in the Music Educators’ Journal.

As a multiple woodwind specialist and pedagogue, she has performed professionally on all woodwind instruments. Originally from Minnesota, Dr. Dziuk has performed in a variety of venues and genres from classical to jazz to commercial. She has had the opportunity to perform with many Broadway touring productions, including Young Frankenstein and A Chorus Line. Dr. Dziuk has also performed for the American Guild of Organists national convention, VocalEssence, and was a musician on the soundtrack to the independent film, The Hagstone Demon. As a jazz musician, she has performed with artists such as Wycliffe Gordon, Sam Pilafian, Byron Stripling, Nestor Torres, and the vocal group 5 by Design.

Research Interests:
- Woodwind Pedagogy/ Woodwind doubling

- Small Concert Band, Issues and Solutions

- Diversity and Inclusion in Concert Attire

Selected Research and/or Creative Work:
Music Educators’ Journal: Choosing and Altering Repertoire for the Small Band (Awaiting Publication)

Choosing and Altering Repertoire for the Small Band, MMEA Convention, February 2017

I Wish for a Bassoon (or Oboe, or Bass Clarinet)-Converting Woodwind Players and Developing the Woodwind Doubler, MassMEA Annual Convention, March 2016

A Guide to the Bassoon for the Music Educator, CMEA Convention, May 2015

Venturing into the Unknown: Understanding the Bassoon, MMEA Convention, February 2011

Courses Taught:
MUSI 185 Monmouth Winds
MUSI 131 Jazz Band
MUSI 161/ 162 Woodwind Lessons
INTG 211 Global Perspectives: Music and Culture

Education:
DMA University of Minnesota 2009
MM University of Minnesota 2006
BME-Instrumental/ General University of WIsconsin-Eau Claire 2004

Contact Info:
Office: Rm 103 Austin Hall
Email: sdziuk@monmouthcollege.edu