Assistant Professor of Music, Shawn Knopp

Education

  • M.M., Wind Band Conducting/Music Education, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • B.M.E., Music Education, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • Studies in Music Education, Baker University, Baldwin City, KS

Professional Background

  • Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Instrumental Music, Tabor College, 2016–present
  • Director of Bands, Smoky Valley Public Schools, 2005–2016
  • Director of Bands, Solomon Public Schools, 2003–2005

Recognitions & Awards

  • Outstanding Young Band Director Award, Kansas Bandmasters Association, 2012

Courses Taught

  • Private Instrumental Lessons
  • Chamber Strings
  • Symphonic Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Sight Singing/Ear Training I
  • Sight Singing/Ear Training II

Presentations

  • Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop, “Getting Organized: Your First Year of Teaching,” 2016

Service

  • Music Festival Manager, Central Kansas League (Middle School), 2008, 2010, 2012, 2016
  • Vice President, KMEA South Central District, 2015–present
  • Chairman, High School Honor Band, KMEA South Central District, 2015–present
  • Music Festival Manager, Kansas State High School Activities Association (Large Group), 2010, 2014, 2015
  • Chamber Music Coordinator, Sandzén Gallery, 2014–present
  • President, KMEA South Central District, 2013–2015
  • Music Festival Manager, Central Kansas League (High School), 2011–present
  • Chairman, Middle School Honor Band, KMEA South Central District, 2006–2010