About

Course Offerings and Additional Opportunities

  • Richfield Singers
  • Spartan Band
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • Jazz Band
  • Instrumental Studio
  • Music Appreciation
  • Marching Spartans (summer parade band)
  • Pep Band
  • Pull-out band lessons
  • Private low brass instruction with Lauren Husting

Directors

Elizabeth Winslow – Band

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Originally from Denver, Colorado, Elizabeth Winslow moved to Minnesota to earn her degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in Instrumental Music Education with honors in composition, magna cum laude. After graduation, Elizabeth served as assistant director at Brooklyn Center High School and then moved on as director of band and choir at Marshall County Central High School. She was on staff with the Richfield Marching Spartans since 2012 and has been the Richfield High School band director since 2016.

Most recently, she founded the band program at Hiawatha Academies in South Minneapolis through extensive fundraising and community involvement so that all band students could participate regardless of their family’s financial situation. In addition to her role  at Richfield High School, she freelances piano in the metro area. Recently featured on Classical MPR’s Teacher Feature segment, Elizabeth is a recipient of Hiawatha Academies’ first Exceptional Contribution Award, is a College Band Directors National Association Conducting Study Grant recipient, and holds a 2015 DeLucia Award for Innovation in Music Education for her contribution to music education in the Minneapolis area. Most recently, she was voted the 2018 Reader’s Choice Award Winning Teacher in the Richfield Sun Current. Email: elizabeth.winslow@rpsmn.org

Amber Lewis  – Choir

Email: amber.lewis@rpsmn.org