Joanne Allers, B.Ed, M.Mus, has experienced a rich musical education encompassing mentorship and instruction from musicians and educators in Edmonton and Chicago. After graduating from the U of A, and teaching for the Edmonton Public School Board, Joanne benefited from four years of trumpet study in Chicago, studying primarily with Mr Luther Didrickson (Northwestern University) and Mr Mark Ponzo (Northern Illinois University), but also with William Scarlett (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), the late Arnold Jacobs, and Barbara Butler (Rice University).
While residing in Calgary for 15 years, Joanne performed with Altius Brass Ensemble, with highlights including performing with the Bach Society and for the International Trumpet Guild Festival in Banff, 2006. Currently Joanne teaches Middle School Band at Pacific Christian School, and teaches trumpet to a wonderful young studio of students at the Conservatory of Music, Victoria. She is all also currently a member of the Meridiem Ventis Insula Orchestra, and enjoys renovating her Westshore home in her spare time!