Abby Dominick was pleased to be named Director of Dane County New Horizons Music.
She received her Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2012. Since graduation she has been working in the Madison Metropolitan School District. She has been teaching at Blackhawk Middle School since 2014. Her principal instrument is flute, however, when not conducting, she plays whatever instrument is most needed in the band. She received a Masters in Music Education degree from Kent State University in 2021.
While she enjoys teaching young people in the schools, she finds teaching adults to be enjoyable, but for different reasons. She finds that adult band members are highly motivated to learn to play and perform together. Since the adult brain works differently from that of Middle Schoolers, different teaching techniques are required, but she finds teaching in a relaxed, adult atmosphere to be refreshing.
Members of the band enjoy her enthusiasm and the added balance brought to the band when she is playing with the band. Members have also commented on her teaching ability and how well her conducting style compliments the needs of the band. The Board of Directors is very pleased that she has accepted being promoted to the Director's position.