MICHELLE SWANSON - Mrs. Swanson currently teaches music education at the University of Northern Iowa School of Music.  She has previously taught elementary general music in Cedar Falls for 20 years.  In addition to working with college students, she also conducts the UNI Children's Choir.  She has conducted numerous elementary and junior high honor choirs around the midwest.

LINDSAY MARKS - Mrs. Marks is currently an amazing elementary general music and beginning band teacher at St. Edward's Catholic School in Waterloo.  She graduated from Iowa State University with degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance.  In addition to teaching, she is the assistant conductor of the UNI Children's Choir and also often sings at church and in weddings.

CRYSTAL WALTZ - Mrs. Waltz teaches elementary general music in the Waterloo school district.  She is an outstanding musician and loves to share her love for music-making with others.  Mrs. Waltz has been working with Camp MusicMania for several years and we are so thrilled to have her back again this year!

ANDREA ALERT - Ms. Alert is an alumna of the University of Northern Iowa and Western Michigan University. She is currently a super music instructor for the UNI Community Music School. She also is a private studio teacher at West Music in Cedar Falls.

CHELSEA O'DONNELL -  Ms. O’Donnell is a graduate from the University of Northern Iowa with degrees in Music Education and English Education. She is currently a substitute teacher in both the Waterloo and Dike-New Hartford school districts and also assists with the UNI Children’s Choir each week. In her spare time, she loves to read and play the piano and she is very excited to be an English or a Music teacher!

KATIE KADDATZ -  Mrs. Kaddatz teaches elementary general music in the Cedar Falls school district.  Mrs. Kaddatz has a true gift of bringing music to life for children, with expertise in singing, movement, recorder, and Orff instruments.  She is very excited to be back at Camp MusicMania again this year!

JESS MOROSKYMs. Morosky is in her 2nd year of teaching elementary general music in the Cedar Rapids school district.  Ms. Morosky graduated from the University of Northern Iowa.  Ms. Morosky is an awesome music teacher and really fun to be around!  We are so happy to have her back at Camp MusicMania again this year!


SHERYL DEKUTOSKI - Mrs. Dekutoski is currently an amazing middle school teacher at Hudson Community Schools.  She has previously taught math and science at the middle school level.  She and her husband live in Cedar Falls and have four awesome children!

JORDAN LECKBAND - Mr. Leckband is a K-12 music teacher in Guthrie Center Iowa.  In his first year of teaching, he has been super busy!  He has had GREAT success with his many different performing groups and also in the classroom!  Another exciting upcoming event for Mr. Leckband is a WEDDING!  We are so happy to have Mr. Leckband back with us at Camp MusicMania again this year.

BETH VAN MEETERAN - Beth Van Meeteren was an elementary classroom teacher for 24 years and is now Director of the Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education. Her area of research is in STEM + Literacy education with a special emphasis on engineering education in elementary.

SETH BUTLER - Mr. Butler is a pianist, conductor, composer, and pedagogical enthusiast living in Cedar Falls. He works as a Graduate Assistant in the Music Theory Area with the University of Northern Iowa. In addition to serving his second year on the MusicMania staff, Mr. Butler also teaches for the Exploring Chamber Music Festival and accompanies the UNI Suzuki School recitals.


GREG HOLT - Greg has been lucky enough to teach youth theatre in over 20 states. He has an MA in directing from the University of Denver and was the artistic director for Kidworks Theatre (Chicago), Growing Stage (Rolling Meadows) and the Black Hawk Children's Theatre (Waterloo). He currently directs at several area theaters and runs the award-winning Parabola Youth Theatre.

MELISSA AIRY - Ms. Airy is a senior at the University of Northern Iowa studying art education. She is getting ready to student teach this fall in Cedar Rapids, IA. Ms. Airy loves everything about art and can't wait to be back at camp for a second year in a row.

KAIRA DOWNING - Ms. Downing is a graduate from UNI with a BA in Art Education. She is currently a substitute teacher for Cedar Falls, Waterloo, and Waverly school districts.

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