Kevin Kleindl just completed his 14th year teaching and is in his first year as Band Director at Minnetonka High School where he is in charge of 3 Concert Bands, Jazz Ensemble, Co-directs the Marching Blue, and is in charge of the Music Theory curriculum. He is an active adjudicator throughout Minnesota and also served on the MMEA Board of Directors representing all AA schools in region 1-2. He is a member of MBDA, MMEA, & NAfME.
Prior to being appointed the Band Director at Minnetonka HS, he taught in Hutchinson MN (9 years) where he directed 3 Concert Bands, 2 Jazz Bands, Marching Band, Pep Band, and implemented a rigorous Music Theory Curriculum. He also taught in Parkston SD (5 years) where he directed all bands grade 4-12.
Mr. Kleindl recently graduated with his Masters in Music Education from Central Washington University, American Band College in 2022 and has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Bemidji State University in 2007.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jodi, two daughters, Anessa and Perci, and his dog Katniss. He also enjoys golfing, gardening, and spending time on the water.
Mr. Rosen has been teaching at MHS and Minnetonka Middle School West since 2003. He conducts the 9th-grade bands at MHS in addition to teaching courses in Music Technology and American Popular Music. At MMW, he conducts the 6th and 7th-grade bands. Paul also works with the MHS Marching Band, Winter Pep Band, Jazz Too, and Pit Orchestras.
Paul graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Music Education degree in 2002. He earned a Master of Education from Concordia University-St. Paul in 2009 and a Master of Music Education from the University of Florida in 2015. Paul was awarded the Minnetonka “Celebration of Excellence” award for Child-Centered Teaching in 2005.
Mr. Rosen lives in Minnetonka with his wife and 2 children. When not at school, he enjoys creating electronic music, reading, cooking, and spending time with his family.
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