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Dr. Darrin Oehlerking is Assistant Professor of Music Education and Director of Bands at the University of Saskatchewan, where he conducts the Wind Orchestra, and teaches courses in Conducting and Instrumental Methods.

Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dr. Oehlerking earned his DMA in Wind Conducting at The University of Iowa, where he studied with Dr. Myron Welch. He also studied with Dr. Dale J. Lonis at the University of Manitoba, where he earned his Masters in Music Performance with an emphasis in Conducting. His undergraduate work was also at Manitoba, where he earned separate Bachelors degrees in Music and Education.

Prior to his appointment at Saskatchewan, Dr. Oehlerking taught a wide variety of students and musicians at the primary, secondary and post-secondary levels. He previously served as Director of Bands and Jazz at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota, and as Music Coordinator for the Louis Riel School Division in Winnipeg. Dr. Oehlerking's ensembles have enjoyed success at both the local and national levels, garnering outstanding performance awards and showcase invitations from the Optimist Festival of Winnipeg, Brandon Jazz Festival, Bemidji State University Jazz Festival, MusicFest Canada and the Canadian Rocky Mountain Festival. His post-secondary experience also includes assignments at the University of Manitoba and Iowa Wesleyan College.

Dr. Oehlerking is a member of several professional organizations including the Canadian Band Association, College Music Society, College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, WASBE, and Pi Kappa Lambda. Dr. Oehlerking has served as an adjudicator and clinician across Western Canada, Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa.



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