Hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, this self-proclaimed “band geek” earned her PhD in Music Education and Cognition, and Wind Conducting from the University of Washington in Seattle. Taina Lorenz also holds a Bachelor of Education in Music Education, and Master of Music in Wind Conducting and Music History from the University of Alberta.
As Executive Director of the Cosmopolitan Music Society, Taina oversees all aspects of music performance and programming. She has introduced unique and innovative adult music education programs that include a levelled Beginner band program, modern and classic jazz ensembles, handbells, and multi-disciplinary collaborations.
With over 25 years of classroom experience teaching music from kindergarten to college, Taina is a consummate educator. She teaches instrumental ensemble pedagogy, conducting techniques, brass foundations, band history, and music psychology to youths and adults. Coupled with her skills and experience as a trumpet, horn, and tuba player, Taina is a frequent clinician and guest conductor in Canada and the United States.