Elizabeth Joosten

Titles
  • Lecturer of Music-Choral, Assistant Director of Choral Studies
Departments
  • Music + Theatre Arts
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Elizabeth Joosten has been a resident of Cameron, WI since 1974. She holds degrees in music education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (BME) and the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse (MME). Joosten taught vocal music in the Cameron School District for 18 years, where she conducted the Chamber Choir, Women's Chorale, Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Middle School Choir, and taught middle school general music. Prior to her appointment at Cameron, she taught vocal music in the Colfax School District as well as private voice and piano lessons. In 2015 she was appointed to the music faculty at University of Wisconsin-Barron County where she taught courses in theory and ear training. An active pedagogue, Joosten has worked with the Wisconsin State Music Association as a coach for the WSMA High School State Honors Treble Choir and has served as a clinician, adjudicator, and adjudication training facilitator. She joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2016 as Assistant Director of Choral Studies. In her position at UW-Eau Claire, she serves as conductor of The Singing Statesmen, Women's Chorus, University Symphonic Choir, and supervises student teachers. In addition to her duties at UW-Eau Claire, she is the director of the Barron County Singers, the Red Cedar Choir, and is Director of Music at Living Water Lutheran Church in Cameron, WI. Beth is married to Mike Joosten, director of the UW-Barron County Communiversity Band. They have three children, Heidi, Daniel, and Sarah, who have all continued with college degrees in music.


Responsibilities
  • The Singing Statesmen Conductor
  • Women's Chorus Conductor
  • Symphonic Choir Conductor
Education
  • B.M.E., University of Wisconsin - River Falls
  • M.M.E., University of Wisconsin - La Crosse