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Craig Treinen

Director Jazz Studies/Assistant Professor
Music
College of Arts & Sciences
Contact
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
785.670.1520
Degrees & Certifications
Washburn University, Bachelor of Music
Kansas State University, Master of Music
Kansas State University, Doctor of Philosophy
Teaching
  • MU 206 A, Improvisation
  • MU 245 A, Jazz Ensemble II
  • MU 249 A, Jazz Ensemble I
  • MU 254 G, Ensembles-Lower Division
  • MU 268 A, Saxophone
  • MU 276 A, Applied Jazz Lessons
  • MU 445 A, Jazz Ensemble II
  • MU 449 A, Jazz Ensemble I
  • MU 454 G, Ensembles- Upper Division
  • MU 468 A, Saxophone
  • MU 468 B, Saxophone
  • MU 476 A, Applied Jazz Lessons
Scholarly Interests/Activities

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Doctoral Dissertation: “Kansas High School Band Directors And College Faculties Attitudes Towards Teacher Preparation in Jazz Education,” UMI publications, May 2011

CD Review, Adele Nicols, “Never Let Me Go,” Jazz Improv Magazine, 2005

CD Review, Delfeayo Marsalis, “ Minions Dominions,” Jazz Improv Magazine, 2005

Article, “Jazz it up!” Kansas Music Review, Convention Issue, 2012

LECTURES:

 

Lecturer, “Kansas City Jazz,” a workshop discussing techniques, styles and sound of Count

Basie literature, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Jazz Education Clinic – This clinic was held at Washburn University for District 501 music

educators. The clinic discussed how to develop a jazz program.

Jazz Education Clinic – This clinic was held at Washburn University for District 501 music

educators. The clinic provided instructional techniques and strategies for

rehearsing a jazz ensemble.

Jazz Clinic – This clinic was held at Washburn Rural High School discussing the life as a

professional musician.

Jazz Education Clinic – This clinic was held at Washburn University for District 501 music

educators. The clinic discussed how to teach beginning jazz improvisation.

Lecturer, “How to Get Started,” a workshop on jazz improvisation, Bethany, KS

Lecturer, “How to Develop Young Saxophonist,” a clinic discussing the techniques, styles, sounds, and equipment associated with beginning and advanced saxophonist, Kansas Bandmasters Association, Wichita, KS

Panelist, Instrumental Methods, forum about high school teaching experiences and

Information about careers in public music education.

Lecturer, “How to Get Started,” a workshop on jazz improvisation, Marshall University,

Huntington WV

Lecturer, “How to Develop Young Saxophonist,” a clinic discussing the techniques, styles,

sounds, and equipment associated with beginning and advanced saxophonist,

Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Lecturer, “How to Get Started,” a workshop on jazz improvisation, Washburn University

High School Jazz Festival, Topeka, KS

Lecturer, “How to Get Started,” a workshop on jazz improvisation, Washburn University

Community College Jazz Festival, Topeka, KS

Lecturer, “How to Develop Young Saxophonist,” a clinic discussing the techniques, styles,

sounds, and equipment associated with beginning and advanced saxophonist, Manning Music,

Topeka, KS

Presentation, “The Swing Era,a historical discussion about jazz in the 30”s and 40’s,

presented at the Shepherds Center of Topeka, Topeka, KS

Presentation, “Charlie Parker, “ a discussion about the life of Charlie Parker, presented at the

Shepherds Center of Topeka, Topeka, KS

Service Interests/Activities

2012-               Jazz Chair, Kansas Music Educator Association (KMEA)

2010-               Chairman, Scholarship Committee, Topeka Jazz Workshop Inc.

                        Programs Director, Topeka Youth High School Jazz Programs (TJW)

                        Programs Director, Topeka Youth Middle School Jazz Programs (TJW)

                        Board Member, Topeka Jazz Workshop Band, Topeka, KS

                        Board Member, Topeka Jazz Workshop Inc., Topeka, KS

2008-2009       Artistic Director, Coleman Hawkins Legacy Jazz Festival, Topeka, KS

                        Executive Director (interim), Coleman Hawkins Legacy Jazz Festival

2006-2009       Education Director, Coleman Hawkins Legacy Jazz Festival
Career Accomplishments

COMMERCIALLY RELEASED COMPACT DISCS (non-written publications):

 

2010                Introduction, w/Pianist, Sean Parsons

                        Chronicles of Carmella, w/Guitarist, Wayne Goins

2005                Big Band, Kansas City Boulevard Big Band w/ Kevin Mahogany

1998                Always and Forever, Noteables Jazz Ensemble, USAF

                        Director, Lead Alto Saxophonist

1997                Timeless, Air Combat Command Heartland of America Band and Looking Glass

Alto Saxophonist

                        Tis the Season, Air Combat Command Heartland of America Band

                        Director/Lead & Principal Alto Saxophonist, Original Arrangement,

                        “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm,” featured soloist on

                           “Christmas Through The Year”

                        Heartland Journeys, Air Combat Command Heartland of America Band

                        Principal Alto Saxophonist

1996                Beyond the Horizon, Air Combat Command Heartland of America Band

                        Principal Alto Saxophonist

                        Stellar, Kansas City Boulevard Big Band, Recorded on Sea Breeze Label

                        w/ Eric Marienthal, Alto Saxophonist

1995                Christmas from the Heartland, Air Combat Command Heartland of

                        America Band, Principal Alto Saxophonist, and Noteables Jazz Ensemble

Lead Alto Saxophonist                   

1994                The Kansas City Boulevard Big Band, Recorded on Sea Breeze Label

                        with Karrin Allyson and Kevin Mahogany, Soloist on

                          “There Will Never Be Another You”

Lead Alto Saxophonist

1993                Heartland Sketches, Air Combat Command Heartland of America Band

                        Principal Alto Saxophonist

1992                The Torch is Passed, The United States Strategic Air Command Band

                        Principal Alto Saxophonist

1991                Dreams Come True, Kansas City Boulevard Big Band

                        Lead Alto Saxophonist

 

AWARDS AND HONORS:

 

2005                Outstanding Soloist Award, UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival

2004                Outstanding Soloist Award, Wichita State University Jazz Festival

2003                Outstanding Soloist Award, Wichita State University Jazz Festival

2000                Outstanding Soloist Award, Wichita State University Jazz Festival

                        Concert Jazz Ensemble Award, Kansas State University

1998                Outstanding Soloist Award, University of Kansas Jazz Festival

1996                Airman of the Year, Air Combat Command (ACC) Heartland of America Band

                        Outstanding Airman Bandsman, The United State Air Force (USAF) ACC Command

                        The Air Force Achievement Medal, USAF                             

                        Airman of the Quarter Award, ACC Heartland of America Band 

1995                Airman of the Year, ACC Heartland of America Band

                        Airman of the Quarter Award, ACC Heartland of America Band

1994                The Air Force Commendation Medal, USAF

                        JAZZIZ Magazine-Recognition, The Kansas City Boulevard Big Band

                        Airman of the Quarter Award, ACC Heartland of America Band

1993                Airman of the Quarter Award, ACC Heartland of America Band

1992                Below the Zone Promotion, ACC Heartland of America Band

                        Airman of the Quarter Award, ACC Heartland of America Band

1991                Airman of the Quarter Award, 1st & 3rd Quarter, ACC Heartland of America Band

1990                Airman of the Quarter Award, ACC Heartland of America Band

                        Outstanding Soloist Award, 20th Annual UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival

                        Outstanding Musicianship Award, Washburn University

1988                Outstanding Soloist Award, Wichita State University Jazz Festival

                        Outstanding Soloist Award, (Combo) Wichita State University Jazz Festival

1987                Outstanding Musician Award, Washburn University