John Tesch (Bands, Trombone, Euphonium)
Professor of Music (1976)
B.S. University of Northern Colorado
M.M. Indiana University
D.M.A. University of Arizona
The Lake Agassiz Concert Band has been under the direction of Dr. John Tesch since 1990. Dr. Tesch holds the Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Northern Colorado, the Master of Music Degree from Indiana University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Arizona. Dr. Tesch has been the Director of Bands and Professor of Low Brass at Minnesota State University Moorhead since 1976.
Active as both a conductor and performer, Dr. Tesch has appeared with the Denver Symphony Orchestra, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, the Arizona Opera Company, the Northern-Plains Brass Quintet, and the Colorado Clarinet Choir's European Tour. He played principal trombone with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony for 30 years. Dr. Tesch has appeared as a guest soloist, clinician, and conductor throughout the upper Midwest region. During his tenure at Minnesota State University Moorhead, the Wind Ensemble has toured extensively in Canada, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, and China as well as throughout the Midwest.