Staff

Learn more about the people who make up our fine music faculty at Wooster High School. Please contact them with any questions you may have. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

 

This is his 25th year teaching in the Wooster City Schools.

Prior to his current position, he taught at Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington, Vermont.

Adams received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Ohio State University (Major instrument: trombone) and a Master of Music in Band Conducting from Northwestern University where he studied with John Paynter.

He is an Adjudicator for OMEA Adjudicated Events. Memberships include the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP), Music Educators National Conference, Ohio Music Education Association, College Band Directors National Association, and American Federation of Musicians Local 159. He is also active as a composer with works published by Ludwig Masters Music Publishing Co.

Dan Adams
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  • Assistant Marching Band & 8th Grade Band Instructor
  • Elementary & Middle School Band Instructor
This is her 13th year teaching in the Wooster City Schools.

Prior to her current position, she taught in the Bennington School Disrict in Bennington, Vermont.

Adams received a Bachelor of Music Education from The Ohio State University (Major instrument: saxophone).

Memberships include the Music Educators National Conference and the Ohio Music Education Association.

Diane Adams
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This is his 25th year teaching in the Wooster City Schools.

Prior to his current position, he taught in the Southeast Local Schools and Teays Valley Schools.

Bennett received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Ohio State University (Major instrument: trombone) and a Master of Music Education degree from the University of Akron.

Memberships include the Music Educators National Conference and the Ohio Music Education Association. He is a past President of OMEA District 6.

Doug Bennett
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This is her 3rd year teaching in the Wooster City Schools

Prior to her current position, she taught in Medina City Schools in Medina, Black River Local Schools in Sullivan, and at Cleveland/Villaview Community Schools in downtown Cleveland.

Patterson received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The College of Wooster with an emphasis on voice. She is a 2002 graduate of Wooster High School.

Memberships include the Music Education National Association and Ohio Music Educators Association

Emily Patterson
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  • Elementary & Middle School Band/Strings Instructor
  • Assistant Marching Band Director
This is his 30th year teaching in the Wooster City Schools.

Bartelheim received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Ohio State University (Major instrument: percussion) and a Master of Music Education degree from the University of Akron.

Memberships include the Music Educators National Conference, and the Ohio Music Education Association, Percussive Arts Society, and American Federation of Musicians Local 159.

Dennis Bartelheim
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  • WHS Flag Corps Advisor
This is her 6th year as Advisor for the Wooster High School Flag Corps.

Mrs. Burnham is a 1994 graduate of Wooster High School. As a 4-year member of the WHS Bands she participated in Flag Corps and Majorettes.

She is a graduate of the University of Akron/Wayne College. She is currently employed through Wayne County.

Jennifer Burnham

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  • WHS Majorette Advisor
This is her 6th year as Advisor for the Wooster High School Majorettes.

Mrs. Pindell is a 1994 graduate of Wooster High School. As a 4-year member of the WHS Bands she served as Head Majorette for two years. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Akron and a Master of Education degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. She is a teacher at the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.

Dianna Pindell

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Music Faculty Recital

The following files are in PDF format. To view them you must first get a copy of the free Acrobat Reader software from Adobe. Click on the icon to the left (or here) to go get it. You'll be glad you did!

Video version of "Song For Japan" with Mr. Adams & Mr. Bennett on YouTube

Go here to listen to music excerpts from the 2001 Recital.

Pictures from the 2000 Recital.

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