Mr. Musser has taught orchestra at Stillwater Area Public Schools since 2001, currently directing four of the eight orchestras at Stillwater High School. He has been an active leader with the district’s renowned music program. His orchestras continue to win numerous awards for their quality and musicianship. Prior to his work in Stillwater, he directed the orchestras at Sandburg Middle School in Anoka. Mr. Musser grew up in Des Moines and earned a B.A. in Cello Performance at Drake University, a B.A. in Music Education at the University of Minnesota, and an M.A. in Education at the University of St. Scholastica (Duluth). He also played in the Des Moines Symphony from 1988 – 1992. In 2017, Mr. Musser received the Master Orchestra Teacher Award from The Minnesota String Orchestra Teachers Association (MNSOTA). A resident of Stillwater with his wife and five children, Mr. Musser stays busy with his family and teaching. In his free time, he enjoys teaching private cello lessons, doing yard work, and playing the guitar.
“I’m super excited to take on a new position in GTCYS with the Camerata Orchestra in fall 2019! I thoroughly enjoy working with students at the Camerata level of musicianship. All GTCYS orchestras have so much to offer, and in Camerata, we will strive for musical excellence while keeping it fun, energetic, and engaging.”