Jazz Band Instructors


Sarah Burk
Instructor in Music — Jazz Piano

Sarah Burk holds degrees from the University of Minnesota. she has also studied Salsa and Latin Jazz with Nachito Herrera.

Kurt Claussen
Instructor in Music — Saxophone

Kurt Claussen holds degrees from the University of Minnesota, St. Olaf College, and the Conservatoire National de Region de Bordeaux, France.


Phil Hey
Instructor in Music — Drum Set

Phil Hey holds a degree from University of Minnesota.


Martin Hodel
Associate Professor of Music — Trumpet, Conductor of the St. Olaf Philharmonia

Dr. Martin Hodel holds degrees from Goshen College, the University of North Carolina, and the Eastman School of Music.