Contact the Jenison Orchestra Staff anytime!
Mr. Dan Scott Click here to email Mr. Scott. Office Phone: (616) 667-3504. (Internal Extension: 3504)
Dan Scott is Director of Orchestras at Jenison High School. Dan came to Jenison in 1997 from Western Michigan University. He has since earned his Master in Educational Technology from Grand Valley State University. His primary duties at Jenison include the 6th Grade Orchestra and the top High School Orchestras. Mr. Scott is also Conductor of the St. Cecelia Youth Philharmonic, former Music Director at the MASTA Junior High String Camp, Camp Director of the MASTA string camps, and has taught at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Knollcrest Music Camp, and Western Michigan University's Seminar Music Camp. He also is a regular clinician at music conferences and school districts around the state. Dan loves residing in Jenison with his lovely wife and two daughters. He spends his free time golfing, listening to podcasts, and spending quality time with his iPad.
Mrs. Carol Johnson Click here to email Mrs. Johnson. Office Phone: (616) 667-3266. (Internal Extension: 3146)
Carol Johnson is Director of Orchestras at Jenison Junior High. She came to Jenison in 2002, after teaching in the Lansing area for a few years. She earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Education from Michigan State University, majoring on piano and violin. In Jenison, Mrs. Johnson leads the 5th Grade and Junior High Orchestras. She has experience as the Music Director at MASTA Elementary String Camp, Conductor at the MSBOA Middle Level String Clinics, and Co-director of the St. Cecelia Youth Sinfonia. Mrs. Johnson has also been a featured clinician at the Michigan Music Conference and at many area schools. She has been a violinist with the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra, and is one of the founding members of the Signature String Quartet. In addition, Carol has published educational orchestra literature with Alfred Publishing. In her spare time, Carol enjoys watching game shows, directing musicals, and spending as much time as possible with her husband and two (orchestra student) children!
WELCOME Mr. Joe Harmsen! Click here to email Mr. Harmsen. Office Phone: (616) 965-4422 (Internal extension: 3508)
Joe Harmsen is Assistant Director of Orchestras at Jenison High School. A 2010 alumnus of JHS, Joe is thrilled to be returning to his alma mater and getting to work alongside many of the inspirational teachers he had while he was in school. His primary duties include assisting with the high school and 5th & 6th grade orchestras. Joe earned his Bachelor of Music Education with Performance Honors from Grand Valley State University and his Master of Music in Music Education from Michigan State University. He spent the first 6 years of his teaching career as the Director of Orchestras at Escanaba Area Public Schools in the U.P., and recently taught orchestra for one year at Rochester Community Schools on the east side of the state. Joe has spent many years as a counselor & assistant director at the MASTA String Camps, as well as a counselor & string coach at the Superior String Alliance Camps in the U.P. He enjoys spending his free time outdoors, playing video games, playing D&D, and catching up with friends & family.