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Emily Threinen
Emily Threinen




Dr. Emily Threinen (Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an Associate Professor of Music and has served as Director of Bands at the School of Music of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities since 2016. In this position, Threinen conducts the University Wind Ensemble, guides the graduate wind band conducting program, and provides administrative leadership to the Band Program.   

Before her appointment at Minnesota, Threinen served as Associate Professor and Director of Bands at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Assistant Professor and Director of Bands at Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia; Director of the Duke University Wind Symphony in Durham, North Carolina; Director of the Concordia University Wind Ensemble in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Conductor of the Dodworth Saxhorn Band in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Director of Bands and Instrumental Music at Harding High School in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she received the Outstanding Teacher Award.  

Threinen consistently works with composers, arrangers, and performing artists of varied disciplines. In addition to various articles and interviews, Threinen has been published in multiple volumes of the GIA “Teaching Music through Performance in Band” book series. Threinen is a guest conductor, clinician, and conference presenter active nationwide and abroad. 

Threinen strongly advocates music education and proudly serves as a Yamaha Master Educator. Additionally, she is an active member of these organizations: American Bandmasters Association, World Association for Symphonic Band and Ensembles, College Band Directors National Association, Big Ten Band Directors Association, National Band Association, and National Association for Music Education.

Threinen is a native of Minnesota, and she and her family live in a suburb outside Minneapolis.