Mr. Reeves is a 30-year veteran music educator who has taught in Florida, Alabama, Wisconsin and North Dakota. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Samford University and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of South Florida. He is a published composer with Alliance Music Company and Lifeway Music, and has extensive experience in music production and recording. He has also written, directed and produced numerous musical dramas for the stage. He and his wife Julia have six grown children, most of whom are pursuing music careers. He currently is a pastor of Buffalo City Church and the choral director at Valley City High School.
Mrs. Wiens holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Vocal Performance from University of Northwestern in St Paul, MN. She enjoys directing both children's and adult musicals, groups and lessons. Through the years these have included serving as vocal coach for the "Sweet Adelines", musical director for Youth Education On Stage (YES), and teaching licensed Music Together classes. She is also a certified Simply Music Piano instructor who has a passion for teaching others a love for music. Mrs. Wiens is married to Dr. Glenn Wiens and together they have five children, all of whom play several instruments.
John Nyberg was born and raised on a farm in southwest North Dakota, and learned to play guitar from his family, which was full of musical talent. After playing in a Christian band during high school, he joined the Air Force in 1981 and worked as an aircraft mechanic, eventually getting licenses to work on and inspect civilian aircraft, which is his current career. Throughout his life he has played both in bands and solo, writing and recording his own songs. He is currently living and working in the Jamestown area, working as a mechanic at the local airport, while serving as the commander of the local Civil Air Patrol squadron.
Katie Roehm grew up in a small town in northwestern North Dakota where she learned clarinet and saxophone. She is also finishing up her Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal performance at the University of Jamestown and currently plays in the wind ensemble and orchestra. She holds a substitute position for clarinet in the Bismarck Mandan Symphony Orchestra. Katie lives in Jamestown and works as a full-time children’s librarian and likes to practice piano and clarinet with the company of her two cats.
Mrs. Morse has a diverse background in musical education, having taught voice and piano privately for many years in Tennessee. She has also directed and produced numerous musical productions for community theater. She and her husband reside in Crystal Springs, ND.
Maddy is a local high school student. A brilliant young musician, she has been studying piano for 8 years, and has been teaching beginning students for 2 years. Maddy plays cello at the high school, and has been accepted into several auditioned honor orchestras. She enjoys accompanying the high school choir, reading, running, and singing.
Mrs. Schuh holds a Bachelors in Vocal Music Education from North Dakota State University where she studied both voice and piano. She enjoys sharing her love for music through teaching and is the band and choir director for Carrington High School, where she teaches 5th-12th grade band, 7th-12th grade choir, as well as a music theory course. From participating in annual contests and festivals to accompanying choirs and orchestras at the collegiate level, Mrs. Schuh has been an active pianist and teacher within the music community for years. When Mrs. Schuh is not teaching, she enjoys hiking, camping, and exploring national parks with her husband Michael and dog Rosie.
Ok, so these folks don't really teach at TRPAS, or anywhere else for that matter. They do have something in common, however: they once were all young, aspiring artists (except Animal, of course) with parents who recognized their ability and sacrificed to invest in music lessons!