beyond ArtLess

Russel Mikkelson

February 11, 2024 Season 2 Episode 25
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Russel Mikkelson
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Show Notes

Commuters who have been with us since the beginning have grown to appreciate the “homespun” nature of the podcast.  Well, maybe not appreciate, but gently tolerate?  Phil learns the value of restarting his laptop and pays the price by offering very little for the first half of the episode (shut out).  We learn about Ferryville, Wisconsin and surrounding suburbs. Who knew that a dairy farmers kid could go on to great success as a trumpet player, teacher, band director and currently Director of Bands at the Ohio State University. 

Dr. Mikkelson shares with us about the value of great teaching and performing to students of all ages and ability levels.  Dave Mueller (former band director at Eleva-Strum) gets multiple shout-outs and so does Kickapoo, Wisconsin.  Free throw shooting, anyone?  We have time to appreciate Russ’ favorite morning beverage, sports teams and moments with former student Erika Svanoe.  Listen on and let this inspire your February commute!

https://music.osu.edu/people/mikkelson.1

https://education.musicforall.org/clinician/dr-russel-c-mikkelson/

https://heiseywindensemble.org/Conductors.php

https://www.ngsymphony.org/music-director

https://www.uwec.edu/news/news/nine-to-receive-uw-eau-claire-alumni-association-awards-5116/

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