Bill Kristjanson is currently a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba teaching music education courses. He taught at Vincent Massey Collegiate, Glenlawn Collegiate and Minnetonka schools for many years. He has served as a Divisional Music Consultant and is Past-President of the Manitoba Music Educators’ Association. Bill has been invited to present at the International Association of Jazz Educators’ Conference, the Canadian Music Educators Conference, and provincial and music education conferences in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. He has conducted the Provincial Junior Honour Band, Intermediate Honour Band, Honour Jazz Band at the International Music Camp. Bill is the recipient of numerous awards recognizing teaching excellence and service to music education including, the Manitoba Band Association Award of Distinction, Manitoba Jazz Educator of the Year Award and a CMEA Builders Award. Bill’s teaching philosophy revolves around finding something good, and helping it grow. Bill is a Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician.
Bill Kristjanson will be leading Calgary's Band clinic.