JoAnn Wieszczyk is a first year doctoral student in the Band and Wind Ensemble Conducting program. She holds a MM in Wind Band Conducting from the University of Minnesota and a BM in Music Education with a Flute Concentration from Temple University.
Prior to beginning her masters degree, JoAnn created a middle and high school band program at the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter: A String Theory School. As an Apple Distinguished Educator she curated original content and curricula for three levels of music theory, beginning band, concert band, and jazz band through the iTuneU platform. Additionally, she helped found the first band ensemble with the Music Education Pathways Program. Geared toward 4th-6th grade students, this after school program connected local urban music programs to The Settlement Music School.
In addition to her work in Philadelphia, JoAnn was a founding staff member of the Saint Francis University Marching Band in Loretto, PA. Over five years she ran full ensemble rehearsals, woodwind sectionals, and assisted with field work. She has also written marching band arrangements for Temple University and the University of Minnesota.
JoAnn is professionally affiliated with the National Association for Music Education and Kappa Kappa Psi.