Harvey Halpaus, Cornet

Harvey Halpaus, Cornet

Harvey Halpaus was a full-time music educator for 35 years. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (BME) and University of Iowa (MA), he studied trumpet with Conrad DeJong and John Beer. At Ellsworth, Wisconsin he directed concert bands and nationally-recognized jazz ensembles at grade levels 7-12. He continues to teach summer school programs for the Amery public school district.

Mr. Halpaus, a charter member and former officer of the Wisconsin Jazz Educators Association, has been an active soloist, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the Midwest. He was awarded the Wisconsin Jazz Educators "Distinguished Service Award" in 2004. During his active teaching years, he was recognized for supervision, teaching, and performing excellence by institutions and organizations such as UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Minnesorta Music Educators Association, Wisconsin Music Educators Conference, Music Educators National Conference, International Association of Jazz Educators, and the North American Brass Band Association.

Mr. Halpaus is currently a trumpet player in and the leader of the Generation II Big Band and a cornetist and frequent soloist with the Sheldon Theatre Brass Band. Recently, Mr. Halpaus was producer of Lake Wobegon Brass Band's CD "Bravura" which was recorded at Minnesota Public Radio studio in St. Paul, Minnesota. Harvey continues to play gigs as often as possible and escapes the northern winter climate with his wife Carol in their motor home.

Harvey's chair is sponsored by Richard and Nancy Scheerer.

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Yeah, he still drinks a lot of Diet Pepsi. Yecch.