Jazz Division Vice President Elect

The following individuals are on the ballot for the position of Jazz Division Vice President Elect:

Jim Kull

Educational Degrees and Schools:

VanderCook College of Music, Bachelor of Music Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Master of Science in Education

Significant coursework toward a Doctorate of Music in Wind Conducting and minor in Jazz Studies, Indiana University

National Board Certified Teacher


Teaching Experience:

Director of Bands, Hufford Junior HS, Joliet, IL – 1983-1985

Director of Bands, Champaign Central High School, Champaign, IL – 1985-1989

Director of Bands, Wheeling High School, Wheeling, IL – 1991-1993

Indiana University Assistant Instructor, 1991-1993

Assistant Dir. of Bands/Dir. of Jazz Studies, Kansas State University, 1993-1994

Director of Bands, St. Charles and St. Charles East High School, 1994-present


ILMEA Leadership Experience/Achievements and Awards:

Senior Jazz Representative, ILMEA District 3, 1986-1989

Senior Jazz Representative, ILMEA District 7, 1990-1991 and 1996-1998

Senior Jazz Representative, ILMEA District 9, 1999-2001 and 2006-present

Chicagoland Outstanding Music Educator, 2003

Mr. Holland’s Opus Award, 2003


Why would you like to run for this position?

It has been a pleasure to serve as a jazz rep for three different districts in the state. I have learned how to work collaboratively with directors in each of those districts to refine and change audition procedures, and bring the voices of those directors to our state-wide meetings. I believe we can better use the resources of the district jazz representatives, along with the membership, to make the Jazz Division a model of change and progress through collaboration and involvement. This position should always reflect the needs of the directors and students of the state, and changes should only serve to make the experience better for all participants.


Craig Roselieb

Educational Degrees and Schools:

Bachelor of Music - Northern Illinois University

Master of Music - Northwestern University


Teaching Experience:

1984-87 Glenbrook North High School

1988-90 Wheaton Central High School

1990-present Downers Grove South High School


ILMEA Leadership Experience/Achievements or Awards:

ILMEA District 1 Band Division Representative, 1997-1999

ILMEA District 1 President, 2000-2006

ILMEA Jazz Division Vice President, 2012-present

Chicago-land Outstanding Band Director Award, 2010

Mr. Holland's Opus Award, 2013


Why would you like to run for this position?

The goal of expanding opportunities and improving experiences for students and teachers in the jazz division has been a passion for me these last 3 years. I am also driven to encourage and support both instrumental and vocal jazz activities on an equal basis. With a 2nd term, I hope to continue these goals and to help build a future where more and more students and directors alike can find reasons to study, perform and appreciate jazz music in our schools.



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